David starred 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” as a cast member on “Saturday Night Live” from 1995 to 1996. (2011). Koechner is a part of the musical comedy act The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show, which he formed with Dave ‘Gruber’ Allen in 2007. The duo had a Comedy Central series and produced the album “Live at the Troubadour” in 2007.
David has written for “The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show,” HBO’s “Funny or Die Presents…” (2010–2011), and the web series “Full on Koechner” (2013), as well as “The Armando Diaz Experience, Theatrical Movement and Hootenanny” (1995), “Head Case” (2009), and “This Is Not Happening” (2010–2011). (2013).
David Koechner’s Net Worth
David Koechner has a net worth of $4 million as an actor, comedian, writer, and producer in the United States. Koechner is most known for his roles as Champ Kind in “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” (2004) and “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” (2013), as well as Todd Packer on the NBC comedy “The Office” (2005–2013).
David Koechner was born David Michael Koechner in Tipton, Missouri, on August 24, 1962. With his mother Margaret Ann, father Cecil, and siblings Mark, Cecilia, Joe, Mary-Rose, and Joan, he grew up in a Catholic home. David’s father owned and operated a turkey coop manufacturing company.
Koechner enrolled in Benedictine College to study political science after graduating from high school, then transferred to the University of Missouri. He eventually travelled to Chicago to pursue a comedy career, where he studied with Del Close at ImprovOlympic and joined The Second City improv team.
In 1995, David made his film and television debuts, starring in “It’s Now… or NEVER!” and joining the cast of NBC’s sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live.” Following his season on “SNL,” Koechner guest-starred on “The Jamie Foxx Show” (1996), “Mad About You” (1997), “Dharma & Greg” (1999), “Freaks and Geeks” (2000), and “The Norm Show” (2001). (2000). He had recurring roles on the CBS sitcom “Still Standing” from 2002 to 2003, and he played in the films “Wag the Dog” (1997), “Dirty Work” (1998), and “Man on the Moon” (1999).
David co-starred in “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” with Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, and Christina Applegate in 2004, and he reprised the role of sportscaster Champ Kind in “Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie” in 2004 and “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” in 2013.
In 2006’s “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” and 2008’s “Semi-Pro,” Koechner teamed up with Will Ferrell once more. He reunited with Steve Carell on “The Office” in 2005 after Steve recommended him for the character of Todd Packer; over the show’s nine-season run, David featured in 15 episodes. “Let’s Go to Prison,” “Snakes on a Plane,” and “Thank You for Smoking” were among his eight features in 2006. He later appeared in the films “Reno 911! : Miami” (2007), “Balls of Fury” (2007), “Get Smart” (2008), “Extract” (2009), and “The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard” (2010) as a guest star on “Monk” (2007), “Pushing Daisies” (2008), and “Hannah Montana” (2008–2010). (2009). In 2007, he played Lambeau Fields in “The Comebacks,” which was his first leading role.
On June 27, 1998, David married Leigh Morgan. Margot, Eve, and Audrey are their daughters, and Charlie and Sargent are their boys. The names of Leigh and their children are tattooed on Koechner’s right arm. David and Leigh divorced in January 2020, after they split up in February 2019. The Kansas City Chiefs are a fan of Koechner’s, and he appears in multiple videos on the team’s official website.
With Paul Rudd, Jason Sudeikis, Rob Riggle, and Eric Stonestreet, all of whom are from Kansas City, David co-hosts the annual fundraiser Big Slick Celebrity Weekend, which benefits Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.
Awards And Nominations
In the 2015 New York Television Festival’s Independent Pilot Competition, Koechner won Best Actor for “The Parker Tribe.” He received three MTV Movie Award nominations for his role as Champ Kind: Best On-Screen Team for “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” as well as Best WTF Moment and Best Fight for “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” In 2014, David was nominated for a Fright Meter Award for Best Supporting Actor for “Cheap Thrills,” and in 2015, he was nominated for an Improvisation News New York Award for Improv Comedy: Best in Long Form Improvisation. The cast of “Hell and Back” was nominated for a Behind the Voice Actors Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film in 2016, and Koechner and his “Faith Based” co-stars were nominated for Best Ensemble Cast in a Feature Film in 2017.