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David Koechner

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 and his partner, Dave Gruber Allen, developed and performed The Naked Trucker & T-Bones Show on stage at Club Largo in Los Angeles, which 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, Koechner 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, and the critically acclaimed Thank You for Smoking, opposite Aaron Eckhart and Maria Bello.

Koechner 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 most recently starred in the Fox Atomic comedy The Comebacks and can next be seen in the upcoming features Semi-Pro and Get Smart. He also just finished filming The Goods: The Story of Don Ready.

He currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with his wife and four children.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.
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David Koechner Facts

OccupationActor, Screenwriter, Producer
BirthdayAugust 24, 1962 (60)
BirthplaceTipton, Missouri, USA
Height6' 2½" (1m89)  How tall is David Koechner compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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