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Biography #2 (for A Guy Thing)

David Koechner was born in Tipton, Missouri, where by age seven his father had him working in the family business: manufacturing turkey coops. Koechner survived that and enrolled at Benedicton College, and later at the University of Missouri where he studied Political Science. He soon decided that wasn't where his true passion lay, however, and moved to Chicago.

It was there that Koechner spent 10 years training and acting under the legendary Del Close. He studied primarily at the ImprovOlympic, a breeding ground for long-form improvisational comedy. Koechner then joined the cast at Chicago's Second City, appearing in two revues. At Second City, Lorne Michaels spotted Koechner and asked him to join the cast of Saturday Night Live, where he introduced such characters as Gerald T-Bone Tibbons, Gary McDonald, a.k.a. Jokey, and The Fops.

After the 1995-96 season of SNL, David moved on to episodic television and feature film work. In 1998, Koechner starred in the indie Slam Dance favorite Dill Scallion. He got rave reviews for his performance in the Sundance film Dropping Out.

Koechner can next be seen in the upcoming comedies Out Cold and The Guest and the Mr. Show-inspired feature Run Ronnie Run. Off screen, Koechner and his wife Leigh spend much of their time attending to their young children, Charlie and Margot.

Bio courtesy MGM for "A Guy Thing" (26-Jan-2003)