David Koechner

David Koechner Net Worth

$500 Thousand
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Net Worth:
$500 Thousand
Date of Birth:
Aug 24, 1962 (61 years old)
Place of Birth:
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter, Musician, Television producer
United States of America
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David Koechner is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer who has a net worth of $500 thousand. With 190+ acting credits to his name, David Koechner is probably best known for playing Champ Kind in "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" (2004) and "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" (2013) and Todd Packer on the NBC series "The Office" (2005–2013). David was a cast member on "Saturday Night Live" from 1995 to 1996, and he has appeared in films such as "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" (1999), "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" (2006), "The Comebacks" (2007), and "Final Destination 5" (2011). Along with Dave 'Gruber' Allen, Koechner is a member of the musical comedy act The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show; in 2007, the duo had a series on Comedy Central and released the album "Live at the Troubadour."

David served as a writer and producer on "The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show" as well as HBO's "Funny or Die Presents…" (2010–2011) and the web series "Full on Koechner" (2013), and he has also written for "The Armando Diaz Experience, Theatrical Movement and Hootenanny" (1995), "Head Case" (2009), and "This Is Not Happening" (2013).

Early Life

David Koechner was born David Michael Koechner on August 24, 1962, in Tipton, Missouri. He grew up in a Catholic household with mother Margaret Ann, father Cecil, and siblings Mark, Cecilia, Joe, Mary-Rose, and Joan. David's father ran a turkey coop manufacturing business. After graduating from high school, Koechner enrolled at Benedictine College to study political science, then transferred to the University of Missouri. He later decided to pursue a comedy career and moved to Chicago, where he studied with Del Close at ImprovOlympic and joined The Second City improv troupe.


David made his film and television debut in 1995, appearing in "It's Now… or NEVER!" and joining the cast of the NBC sketch comedy series "Saturday Night Live." After his season at "SNL," Koechner appeared in sketches on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" from 1996 to 1997 and guest-starred on "The Jamie Foxx Show" (1996), "Mad About You" (1997), "Dharma & Greg" (1999), "Freaks and Geeks" (2000), and "The Norm Show" (2000). He appeared in the films "Wag the Dog" (1997), "Dirty Work" (1998), and "Man on the Moon" (1999), and from 2002 to 2003, he had a recurring role on the CBS series "Still Standing." In 2004, David co-starred with Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, and Christina Applegate in "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," and he reprised the role of sportscaster Champ Kind in 2004's "Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie" and 2013's "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues."

Koechner teamed up with Will Ferrell again in 2006's "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" and 2008's "Semi-Pro." In 2005, he reunited with Steve Carell on "The Office" after Steve recommended him for the role of Todd Packer; David appeared in 15 episodes during the show's nine-season run. He appeared in eight films in 2006, including "Let's Go to Prison," "Snakes on a Plane," and "Thank You for Smoking." He then guest-starred on "Monk" (2007), "Pushing Daisies" (2008), and "Hannah Montana" (2008–2010) and appeared in the films "Reno 911!: Miami" (2007), "Balls of Fury" (2007), "Get Smart" (2008), "Extract" (2009), and "The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard" (2009). His first leading film role was Lambeau Fields in 2007's "The Comebacks," and that year he also starred on "The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show." Koechner had a main role on the ABC sitcom "Hank" (2009–2010), then he guest-starred on "Chuck" (2011), "The Middle" (2013), "Psych" (2013), "Justified" (2014), and "Maron" (2015).

David Koechner

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David appeared in the films "Piranha 3DD" (2012), "A Haunted House" (2013), "Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse" (2015), "Krampus" (2015), and "CHiPs" (2017), and in 2015, he began playing Bill Lewis on the ABC series "The Goldbergs" and Commodore Bellacourt on Comedy Central's "Another Period." He played Carl "Tush" Tushinski on the CBS series "Superior Donuts" from 2017 to 2018 and Beau Bowman on ABC's "Bless This Mess" from 2019 to 2020. In recent years, he has appeared in the films "Faith Based" (2020), "The Dark Divide" (2020), and "A Week Away" (2021). Koechner has lent his voice to numerous animated projects, such as "Hell and Back" (2015), "Gnome Alone" (2017), "American Dad!" (2008–present), "Regular Show " (2015–2016), "All Hail King Julien" (2015–2016), and "F is for Family" (2015–present).

Personal Life

David married Leigh Morgan on June 27, 1998. They have five children, daughters Margot, Eve, and Audrey and sons Charlie and Sargent. Koechner has the names of Leigh and their children tattooed on his right arm. David and Leigh separated in February 2019, and he filed for divorce in January 2020. Koechner is a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, and he is featured in several videos on the team's official website. David co-hosts the annual fundraiser Big Slick Celebrity Weekend with Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis, Rob Riggle, and Eric Stonestreet, who all hail from Kansas City; the event benefits Children's Mercy Hospital of Kansas City.

Awards and Nominations

Koechner was named Best Actor for "The Parker Tribe" in the 2015 New York Television Festival's Independent Pilot Competition. His performance as Champ Kind earned him three MTV Movie Award nominations: Best On-Screen Team for "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and Best WTF Moment and Best Fight for "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues." David earned a Fright Meter Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for "Cheap Thrills" in 2014 and an Improvisation News New York Award nomination for Improv Comedy: Best in Long Form Improv in 2015. In 2016, the "Hell and Back" cast received a Behind the Voice Actors Award nomination for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film, and Koechner and his "Faith Based" co-stars were nominated for a Best Ensemble Cast Feature Film award at the 2020 Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema.

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