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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 Theater Northwest.

From there, Koechner spent one season in the cast of Saturday Night Live before moving to Los Angeles and landing guest appearances on Curb Your Enthusiasm and Reno 911 and a recurring role on Still Standing. Koechner’s first major film break came in 2004, 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, The Dukes of Hazzard, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Waiting, Yours, Mine and Ours, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and many more.

When not filming, Koechner performs live stand-up comedy across the country and creates original content videos for his YouTube channel, “Full On Koechner.” He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife and five children.