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David Koechner



Though he would remain one of the comedy world's best-kept secrets through the later half of the 1990s, improvisational comic-turned-actor David Koechner, (born August 24, 1962) later made a successful transition from SNL and Late Night With Conan O'Brien funnyman to supporting feature player roles when word of his talent spread, thanks to stellar supporting parts in such wide-release films as A Guy Thing and Anchorman. The Tipton, MO, native studied political science at the University of Missouri, with a subsequent career in the family business (manufacturing turkey coops) narrowly averted by a post-college move to Chicago. It was there that Koechner attempted to master his comic skills under the tutelage of improv master Del Close, with further studies at the Windy City's ImprovOlympic cementing the skills of the up-and-coming talent. A subsequent stint at Chicago's Second City Theater led to Koechner's lucky break when he was whisked away by SNL creator Lorne Michaels to become a player in the long-running weekly comedy mainstay. Though he would remain with SNL for merely one season, Koechner continued to impress on the small screen as a performer on Late Night with Conan O'Brien in the 1996-1997 season. As his reputation continued to grow due to appearances on such popular shows as Mad About You and Dharma & Greg, Koechner also made an impression in features thanks to small but memorable roles in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Man on the Moon, and My Boss's Daughter. Though he would continue to work in minor capacity on the small screen, Koechner seemed to be focusing on features at this point in his career, with a turn as a chauvinistic sportscaster in the 2004 Will Ferrell comedy Anchorman offering what was perhaps his most substantial feature performance to date. Koechner played a tobacco lobbyist in 2005's media satire Thankyou for Smoking, and reunited with Will Ferrell to for a supporting role in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby in 2006. In 2008 he joined the cast of Get Smart, the big-screen adaptation of Mel Brooks' popular 1960s-era comedy series, and proved himself no stranger to camp in Final Destination 5 (2011) and Piranha 3DD (2012).

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
65% Krampus
  • Howard
2015
45% Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
  • Scout Leader Rogers
2015
No Score Yet Hell & Back
  • Asmodeus the Demon
2015
No Score Yet Regular Show: The Movie
  • Kevin
2015
55% Road Hard
  • Chad
2015
38% Hits
  • Rich
2015
No Score Yet Jason Nash Is Married
  • Actor
2014
88% Cheap Thrills
  • Colin
2014
75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  • Champ Kind
2013
33% Small Apartments
  • Detective O'Grady
2013
10% A Haunted House
  • Dan "the Man"
2013
40% No Clue
  • Ernie
2013
No Score Yet Fully Loaded
  • Dave
2012
45% Hotel Transylvania
  • Quasimodo
2012
50% Hit & Run
  • Sanders
2012
14% Piranha 3DD
  • Chet
2012
No Score Yet Wedding Day
  • Actor
2012
62% Final Destination 5
  • Dennis
2011
0% Brother's Justice
  • Himself
2011
71% Paul
  • Gus
2011
73% Piranha 3-D
  • Actor
2010
57% The Perfect Game
  • Charlie 'Mac' Tompkins
2010
63% Extract
  • Nathan
2009
68% My One and Only
  • Bill Massey
2009
27% The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard
  • Brent Gage
2009
No Score Yet Tenure
  • Jay Hadley
2009
51% Get Smart
  • Larabee
2008
21% Semi-Pro
  • Commissioner
2008
9% The Comebacks
  • Coach Lambeau Fields
2007
15% The Brothers Solomon
  • Actor
2007
23% Balls of Fury
  • Rick The Birdmaster
2007
34% Reno 911!: Miami
  • Sheriff
2007
31% Unaccompanied Minors
  • Ernie
2006
54% Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
  • Surplus Store Clerk
2006
12% Let's Go to Prison
  • Shanahan
2006
69% Snakes on a Plane
  • Rick `Arch' Archibald
2006
72% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
  • Herschell
2006
22% Barnyard
  • Dag
2006
5% Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
  • Donnie
2006
86% Thank You for Smoking
  • Bobby Jay Bliss
2006
No Score Yet Naked Trucker & T-Bones - Live at the Troubadour
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet 25 Years Of Improv Comedy
  • Actor
2006
6% Yours, Mine & Ours
  • Darrell
2005
31% Waiting
  • Dan
2005
7% Daltry Calhoun
  • Doyle Earl
2005
No Score Yet Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie
  • Actor
2005
14% The Dukes of Hazzard
  • Cooter
2005
No Score Yet Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie
  • Champ Kind
2004
66% Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy
  • Champ Kind
2004
8% My Boss's Daughter
  • Speed
2003
24% A Guy Thing
  • Buck Morse
2003
75% Run Ronnie Run!
  • Clay
2002
8% Out Cold
  • Stumpy
2001
16% Whatever It Takes
  • Virgil Doolittle
2000
63% Man on the Moon
  • National Enqurier Reporter
1999
51% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
  • Co-Pilot
1999
No Score Yet Dill Scallion
  • Bubba Pearl
1999
17% Dirty Work
  • Anton Phillips
1998
85% Wag the Dog
  • Director
1997

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail
2014
  • Performer
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Appearing
  • Performer
  • Panelist
No Score Yet Funny Or Die Presents
2010-2011
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
Superior Donuts
2017
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
8% Hank
2009
  • Grady Funk
No Score Yet Phineas and Ferb
2007-2014
  • Voice
75% Another Period
2015
  • Commodore Bellacourt
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • Actor
No Score Yet Tosh.0
2009
  • Appearing
97% Justified
2010-2015
  • Deputy Marshal Greg Sutter
No Score Yet Deal With It
2013-2014
  • Appearing
86% Chuck
2007-2012
  • Bob
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
77% The Goldbergs
2013
  • Bill Lewis
No Score Yet The Office
2005-2013
  • Guest
  • Todd Packer
81% Maron
2013
  • Actor
Monk
2002-2009
  • Joey Krenshaw
No Score Yet John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show
2010-2013
  • Performer
No Score Yet Pushing Daisies
2007-2009
  • Merle McQuoddy
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
2015
  • Guest
23% Gary Unmarried
2008-2010
  • Soup
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Middle
2009
  • Jeff Webber
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Actor
  • Performer
No Score Yet In the Flow With Affion Crockett
2011
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Jeselnik Offensive
2013
  • Guest

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