Actor, writer and producer DAVID KOECHNER grew up in Tipton, Missouri working for his father
in the family's turkey coop manufacturing business. He studied political science at Benedictine
College in Atchison, Kansas and then transferred to the University of Missouri. After college,
Koechner moved to Chicago, where he studied improvisation at the IO (formerly the
ImprovOlympic) with Del Close and Charna Halpern. He went on to become an ensemble
member of Second City Northwest.
From there, he spent one season on the cast of Saturday Night Live before moving to Los
Angeles, where he landed guest appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Reno 911 and played a
recurring character on Still Standing. He co-starred in indie films such as Dill Scallion, Wakin' Up
in Reno, Dropping Out, and Run Ronnie Run, while turning solid performances in studio
comedies such as Out Cold, My Boss' Daughter and A Guy Thing. Concurrently, Koechner,
along with Dave "Gruberâ€ť Allen, developed and performed The Naked Trucker & T-Bones Show
on stage at Club Largo in Los Angeles. The show later became a Comedy Central series.
His first major film break came when he was cast as Champ Kind in Anchorman: The Legend of
Ron Burgundy. Since then, David has been seen in a variety of studio and independent films
such as Daltry Calhoun and The Dukes of Hazzard with Johnny Knoxville, Talladega Nights: The
Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Waiting, Let's Go to Prison, Snakes on a Plane, the animated feature
Barnyard, the family film Yours, Mine and Ours,, the critically acclaimed Thank You for Smoking,
opposite Aaron Eckhart and Maria Bello, and Semi-Pro.
David can also be spotted in cameo roles in 40 Year Old Virgin, Balls of Fury, and Reno 911!,
Miami. He continues to play the recurring character Todd Packer on NBC's The Office as well.
He recently starred in the Fox Atomic comedy The Comebacks and can next be seen in the
upcoming features Get Smart and The Goods: The Story of Don Ready. He is set to begin filming
the comedy Tenure alongside Luke Wilson in April. David will be co-starring with Kelsey
Grammer this fall on the ABC sitcom HANK.
He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with his wife and four children.
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