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Short Info

Date Of BirthAugust 24, 1962
SpouseLeigh Koechner
MarkOften plays brash, loudmouth characters
FactDoes a monthly show with Dave Allen called "The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show" at the Largo in Los Angeles.

David Michael Koechner is an American actor, comedian, and voice artist. He is best known for playing roles such as Champ Kind in the Anchorman films, Todd Packer on NBC’s The Office, and as Matt Foley, Motivational Speaker in the 1995 film Friday.

Koechner was born in Tipton, Missouri, to Margaret Ann (née Koechner), a homemaker, and Cecil Stephen Koechner, a dairy farmer and businesman. He has two brothers, Mark and Steve, and three sisters, Katie, Nancy and Beth. Koechner was raised Catholic and is of German and Irish descent.

After graduating from Tipton High School in 1986, Koechner studied political science at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, where he played varsity football and was a member of the fraternity Phi Gamma Delta. He transferred to the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri, his parents’ alma mater, where he majored in communications and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1989.

While at the University of Missouri, Koechner became a member of the sketch comedy group Laugh-O-Gram Studio. He also auditioned for the role of Dwight Schrute on NBC’s The Office, but lost out to Rainn Wilson.

Koechner’s first major film role was as Champ Kind in the 2004 film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. He has since appeared in a number of films, including Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Blades of Glory (2007), Semi-Pro (2008), Extract (2009), Get Hard (2015), and CHiPs (2017).

On television, Koechner has had recurring roles on shows such as The Goldbergs, The Middle, American Dad!, and Superstore. He also had a brief stint on Saturday Night Live in 1995.

Koechner has an estimated net worth of $8 million. He earns a salary of $75 thousand per episode for his role on Superstore.

General Info

Full NameDavid Koechner
Date Of BirthAugust 24, 1962
Height1.88 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Musician, Comedian, Actor
EducationBenedictine College, University of Missouri


SpouseLeigh Koechner
ChildrenCharlie Koechner, Eve Koechner, Margot Koechner, Audrey Koechner, Sargent Koechner
ParentsMargaret Ann Koechner, Cecil Stephen Koechner
SiblingsJoe Koechner, Cecilia Koechner, Joan Koechner, Mark Koechner, Mary-Rose Koechner


NominationsMTV Movie Award for Best Fight, MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo, MTV Movie Award for Best Jaw Dropping Moment
MoviesAnchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, Krampus, Final Destination 5, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, Piranha 3DD, A Haunted House, The Comebacks, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Cheap Thrills, Thank You for Smoking, Get Smart, The Goods: Live Ha...
TV ShowsHank, Whatever Happened to... Robot Jones?, The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show

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#Marks / Signs
1Often plays brash, loudmouth characters


1Wag The Dog was my first film role. I think I had three scenes, but it took three weeks. But I only shot like one day every week. My first scene on my first day was with Dustin Hoffman. It was a walk-and-talk scene, with Steadicam, and I remember we started the scene and one of my lines got jumped, and I didn't know what to do. I was somewhat flabbergasted. But that's the way movie-making goes; no one says like, "Okay, are you ready?" They assume you're ready when they say "Action!"
2(On Snakes on a Plane) Delightful. Love it. I got to work with Sam Jackson, which was a delight. And I got to be in a movie called Snakes On A Plane. C'mon! And I got to die. I got to be a hero first, and then die. Those are really fun roles for actors.
3(On Larry The Cable Guy: Health Inspector) Yeah. It was my manager's movie, and he asked me to do it. So I did. Not the highlight of my career. But they're all nice people. I was more than apprehensive, and still regretful that I played a character called Donnie The Retard. I think that probably could've been... done without. But I was paid well...
4(On his brief role on Hannah Montana) My daughter was a fan of the show, and I had met a makeup artist whose wife worked on it, and he said, "Hey, if you ever want to go see a taping, I can get you tickets." But I waited a year to take him up on it, and by then he said, "You know what? The show's become so popular that I can't get you tickets anymore. But you can make a set visit on a Thursday instead of on the tape day, Friday." And I was delighted, because a tape day would take like five hours, but if I just visited when they were doing pre-tapes, I could be out of this whole thing rather quickly. So I went down there with my daughter and her friend, got an autograph from Ms. Cyrus, who was delightful by the way, and then one of the producers came up and said, "Hey, would you do our show? We've been trying to get in touch with you for a year!" That was the first I'd heard about it. I said "I'd love to do it." My only recollections? Fat suit! Also, it was interesting to take my kids to school, and suddenly there were all these little girls who'd look at me and do a double-take, right? Their jaws dropped just a tiny little bit. "Is that...?"
5(On filming Anchorman) With Anchorman, the thing I loved the most was that we all understood that something special was coming together while we were shooting, almost to the point where we didn't want to break it up. I remember having conversations with Steve Carell and Paul Rudd and all of us opining "Wow, this feels pretty good." And not wanting to overstate it, almost as if we'd jinx it. I mean look, you think every movie's gonna work, right? You think every movie has great potential. But that one in particular, it felt like, man, every cylinder was poppin'. We shot enough for two movies, you know.


1He has German, English, and Irish ancestry.
2Attended the wedding of Steve Carell and Nancy Carell, both of whom he knew from Second City.
3Good friend with comedians such as Steve Carell, Will Ferrell, Neil Flynn and Andy Richter.
4His last name is pronounced "keck-ner".
5Has the rare distinction of being in two movies that opened on the same day in the U.S. - Talladega Nights: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) and Barnyard (2006) (August 4, 2006).
6Majored in political science at the University of Missouri.
7Does a monthly show with Dave Allen called "The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show" at the Largo in Los Angeles.
8Has a son named Charlie and a daughter named Margot.
9Was a member of the ImprovOlympic improvisation troupe in Chicago.
10An alumnus of the Northwest Second City Touring Company.




All Hail King Julien2015-2016TV SeriesRob / Nurse Phantom Rob / Phantom
Hidden America with Jonah Ray2016TV SeriesMayor Marty Lehrman
The Soul Man2016TV SeriesDenny Doyle
Bajillion Dollar Propertie$2016TV SeriesRoger Ramsey
Angie Tribeca2016TV SeriesCommissioner Bigfish
F is for Family2015TV SeriesBob Pogo
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse2015Scout Leader Rogers
Hell and Back2015Asmodeus the Demon (voice)
Sofia the First2015TV SeriesMuck
The Parker Tribe2015ShortPete Parker
Regular Show: The Movie2015TV MoviePrincipal Dean (voice)
Justified2014-2015TV SeriesDeputy Greg Sutter
Road Hard2015Chad
Full Circle2015TV SeriesPhil Davis
Roman Holiday2014ShortRoman Holiday
Cops: Ferguson2014ShortOfficer Dave
Jason Nash Is Married2014Scooter
Maron2014TV SeriesDavid Koechner
Wish Wizard2014ShortMr. Casey Cloakey
Champ Kind vs. Dorothy Mantooth2014Video shortChamp Kind
No Clue2013Ernie
CMT Artists of the Year2013TV MovieChamp Kind
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues2013Champ Kind
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja2013TV SeriesMac Antfee
Phineas and Ferb2013TV SeriesRusty Bridges
GQ: How to Be a Man2013Video short
Behind the Candelabra2013TV MovieAdoption Attorney
Psych2013TV SeriesLeslie Valerie Sally
The Office2005-2013TV SeriesTodd Packer
Cheap Thrills2013/IColin
Conan2013TV SeriesJerry Vivino's Manager
The Middle2013TV SeriesJeff Webber
Full on Koechner2013ShortVarious
A Haunted House2013Dan the Security Man
Baby Love2012Video shortDavid
The Inbetweeners2012TV SeriesJim Remis
Hit and Run2012Sanders
Comedy Bang! Bang!2012TV SeriesMr. Doublebutt
First Look: Ultimate Teaser Trailer2012Video shortTrailer Actor
Piranha 3DD2012Chet
Small Apartments2012Detective O'Grady
The Sappity Tappity Show2012ShortOfficer Buddy Friendly
Friday Night Dinner2012TV MovieDavid Koechner
Wedding Day2012Pastor Augustus
Beavis and Butt-Head2011TV SeriesDog the Bounty Hunter / Homeless Guy / Mall Security Guard / ...
Good Vibes2011TV SeriesRonnie / Beach Officer #2 / Shartz Rep
Chuck2011TV SeriesCrazy Bob
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness2011TV SeriesDosu
Final Destination 52011Dennis
New Romance2011ShortDavid
A Good Old Fashioned Orgy2011Vic George
Funny or Die Presents...2010-2011TV SeriesThe Prick (segment "Men of Unquiet Desperation") / Jokey / Jerry Prastis
Fully Loaded2011Dave Koechner
Hank2009-2010TV SeriesGrady Funk
Glory Daze2010TV SeriesBaseball Coach
Neighbors from Hell2010TV SeriesRobert
Hannah Montana2008-2010TV SeriesUncle Earl
Gary Unmarried2010TV SeriesSoup
Glenn Martin DDS2009TV Series
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard2009Brent Gage
The Goode Family2009TV SeriesCranky
Joe Buck Live2009TV SeriesCoach Wilkins
Head Case2009TV Series
The Perfect Game2009Mac Thompkins
Still Waiting...2009VideoDan
My One and Only2009Bill Massey
Tenure2008Jay Hadley
Kath & Kim2008TV SeriesPete
Pushing Daisies2008TV SeriesMerle McQuoddy
Sex Drive2008Hitchhiker
Monk2007-2008TV SeriesJoey Krenshaw
Get Smart2008Larabee
King of the Hill2008TV SeriesFrank
Drillbit Taylor2008Frightened Dad
Hackett2008TV MovieGuy on Stage
The Comebacks2007Lambeau "Coach" Fields
Wild Girls Gone2007Mr. Fremont
American Body Shop2007TV SeriesTrey
Balls of Fury2007Rick The Birdmaster
Reno 911!: Miami2007Sheriff of Aspen
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007TV SeriesT-Bones
The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show2007TV SeriesGerald 'T-Bones' Tibbons
Unaccompanied Minors2006Ernie
Let's Go to Prison2006Shanahan
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law2006TV SeriesCubby McQuilken
Snakes on a Plane2006Rick
Reno 911!2003-2006TV SeriesRoadie / Bouncer / Crazy Man on Roof
Barnyard2006Dag the Coyote (voice)
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby2006Hershell
Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector2006Donnie
Farce of the Penguins2006Melvin (voice)
Last Laugh '052005TV MovieCalvin Tutley
Yours, Mine & Ours2005Darrell
Daltry Calhoun2005Doyle
Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie2005VideoElroy / Wind (voice, as Dave Koechner)
Thank You for Smoking2005Bobby Jay Bliss
The 40-Year-Old Virgin2005Dad at Health Clinic
The Dukes of Hazzard2005Cooter Davenport
Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie2004VideoChamp Kind
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy2004Champ Kind
Why Blitt?2004TV Movie
Soul Mates2003ShortSteve
Comedy Central Laughs for Life Telethon 20032003TV MovieJerry Prastis / Gerald Tibbons / Various
My Boss's Daughter2003Speed
Still Standing2002-2003TV SeriesCarl
Wanda at Large2003TV SeriesRoger
A Guy Thing2003Buck
Curb Your Enthusiasm2002TV SeriesJoseph
Waking Up in Reno2002Bell Hop
American Girl2002Guy in TV Commercial (uncredited)
The Third Wheel2002Carl
Greg the Bunny2002TV SeriesPaintball Instructor
Late World with Zach2002TV SeriesVarious Roles
Life Without Dick2002VideoUncle Hurley
Run Ronnie Run2002Clay
Out Cold2001Stumpy
Late Friday2001TV SeriesJerry Prastis
Whatever It Takes2000Virgil Doolittle
Norm2000TV SeriesLance
Freaks and Geeks2000TV SeriesIron Horse Restaurant Waiter
Dropping Out2000Henry
Man on the Moon1999National Enquirer Reporter
Get Real1999TV SeriesRoger
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me1999Co-Pilot
Dharma & Greg1999TV SeriesJoe
Dill Scallion1999Bubba Pearl
Dirty Work1998Anton Phillips
Love Boat: The Next Wave1998TV SeriesCharles
Wag the Dog1997Director
Mad About You1997TV SeriesThe Store Clerk
Something So Right1996TV SeriesMan
The Jamie Foxx Show1996TV SeriesStephen Queen
Saturday Night Live1995-1996TV SeriesVarious / Fagan / Gerald Tibbins / ...
It's Now... or NEVER!1995Jay
I'm Not Here2017post-productionDad's Attorney
Twin Peaks2017TV Series post-production
Superior Donuts2017TV Series completedCarl 'Tush' Tushinski
All Creatures Here Below2017post-production
How to Get Girls2016post-productionPrincipal B.
Bernard and Hueypost-productionHuey
Drunk History2015-2016TV SeriesEdwin Forrest / Diego Columbus
American Dad!2008-2016TV SeriesDick
The Goldbergs2015-2016TV SeriesBill Lewis
Future-Worm!2016TV SeriesCoach
Another Period2015-2016TV SeriesCommodore Bellacourt
Tween Fest2016TV SeriesCongressman Rich Halstrom
TripTank2016TV SeriesBuck LaFontaine / Gary / Frank
Regular Show in Space2015-2016TV SeriesPrincipal Dean / Jayden


Full on Koechner2013Short writer
Funny or Die Presents...TV Series written by - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2011 characters - 2 episodes, 2010 - 2011
Head Case2009TV Series additional material - 1 episode
The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show2007TV Series creator


Saturday Night Live1995-2013TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues2013performer: "Whammy Chicken", "Big Big World", "Gay for a Day"
The Comebacks2007performer: "Can't Keep a Legend in the Shadows for Long" / writer: "Can't Keep a Legend in the Shadows for Long"
Let's Go to Prison2006performer: "Let's Go to Prison" - as T-Bones / writer: "Let's Go to Prison"
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy2004performer: "Afternoon Delight"


Full on Koechner2013Short executive producer
Funny or Die Presents...2010-2011TV Series executive producer - 3 episodes
The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show2007TV Series executive producer - 1 episode


@midnight2013-2016TV SeriesHimself
Made in Hollywood2012-2016TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHimself
Huffpost Live2015TV SeriesHimself - Comedian and Actor; Actor, 'Krampus'
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015TV SeriesHimself
Misery Loves Comedy2015DocumentaryHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2015TV SeriesHimself
The Rich Eisen Show2014TV SeriesHimself
TMZ on TV2014TV SeriesHimself
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
No, You Shut Up!2014TV SeriesHimself
Vital Heat: The Making of 'Cheap Thrills'2014Video documentary shortHimself
Deal with It2014TV SeriesHimself
2014 MTV Movie Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
The Soup2010-2014TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Playboy Morning Show2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2007-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Conan2014TV SeriesHimself
The Graham Norton Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Mike & Mike2013TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007-2013TV SeriesHimself
The Screen Junkies Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Now2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Daily Show2013TV SeriesHimself
This Is Not Happening2013TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live2013TV SeriesHimself / Various
The Jeselnik Offensive2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Absolutely Jason Stuart2013TV SeriesHimself
The Office: The Farewells2013TV Series documentary
Small Apartments: Behind the Scenes2013Video documentaryHimself
Reel Junkie2013TV SeriesHimself
Splitting Hairs2012TV MovieHimself
The Fogelnest Files2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Don't Sneak Into Piranha 3DD2012Video shortHimself
The Making of Piranha 3DD2012ShortHimself
Always Open2011-2012TV SeriesHimself
Santa Election 20122011ShortHimself
AM Northwest2011TV SeriesHimself
In the Flow with Affion Crockett2011TV SeriesHimself
The Back Room2011TV Series shortHimself
New York Stand-Up Show2011TV SeriesHimself
Final Destination 5: Circle of Death2011Video documentary shortHimself
Brother's Justice2010Himself / Senior
Warren the Ape2010TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Liar2010TV SeriesHimself
Curb: The Discussion2010TV SeriesHimself
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show2009TV SeriesHimself
CMT Hot 20 Countdown2009TV SeriesHimself
Tosh.02009TV SeriesHimself
Talkshow with Spike Feresten2008TV SeriesHimself
That Little Extra2007Video documentary shortDan
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation2007TV Special documentaryHimself / Various
The Making of 'The Pick of Destiny'2007Video documentaryHimself
Reel Comedy2005-2006TV SeriesHimself
The Works2006/IIVideo documentaryHimself
25 Years of Improv Comedy2005Himself (as Dave Koechner)
The Commies2003TV Special documentaryT-Bones
Real Time with Bill Maher2003TV SeriesGerald 'T-Bone' Tibbons
The Sweet Spot2002TV Series documentaryMarshall
The Delmonic Interviews2002DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee

Archive Footage

The Graham Norton Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesChamp Kind
Saturday Night Live: Best of This Season2014TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Curb Your Enthusiasm2005TV SeriesJoseph
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies2005TV MovieGrayson Moorhead Board Member (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell - Volume 22004Video documentaryMan in Dumongela Ad (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live 251999TV Special documentaryGary MacDonald (uncredited)


Won Awards

2015Independent Pilot CompetitionNew York Television FestivalBest ActorThe Parker Tribe (2015)

Nominated Awards

2016BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Feature FilmHell and Back (2015)
2014Fright Meter AwardFright Meter AwardsBest Supporting ActorCheap Thrills (2013)
2014MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest FightAnchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
2014MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest WTF MomentAnchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
2005MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen TeamAnchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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