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About 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" and "Reno 911." He played a recurring character on CBS's "Still Standing." He co-starred in indie films such as "Dill Scallion," "Wakin' Up in Reno," "Dropping Out" and "Run Ronnie Run," while turning out solid performances in studio comedies such as "Out Cold," "My Boss's Daughter" and "A Guy Thing." Concurrently, Koechner, along with Dave "Gruber"... Read More »

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" and "Reno 911." He played a recurring character on CBS's "Still Standing." He co-starred in indie films such as "Dill Scallion," "Wakin' Up in Reno," "Dropping Out" and "Run Ronnie Run," while turning out solid performances in studio comedies such as "Out Cold," "My Boss's Daughter" and "A Guy Thing." Concurrently, Koechner, along with Dave "Gruber" 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, "Semi-Pro" and "Get Smart." He also starred in the Fox Atomic comedy "The Comebacks," "The Perfect Game," "The Goods: The Story of Don Ready," "Tenure," "My One and Only," and "Extract."

David can be spotted in cameo roles in "The 40 Year Old Virgin," "Balls of Fury," "Reno 911!: Miami," and "Sex Drive." He continues to play the recurring character Todd Packer on NBC's "The Office" as well. David can be seen in the upcoming "Final Destination 5." He resides in Los Angeles with his wife and five children.