David Koechner Bio, Age, Wife, Children, Net Worth, Movies, American Dad

David Koechner

David Koechner  Biography

David Koechner was born in Tipton, Missouri, the United States as David Michael Koechner. He is an American actor and comedian, best known for playing roles such as Champ Kind in the Anchorman films and Todd Packer on NBC’s The Office.

David Koechner Age

David Michael Koechner was born on August 24, 1962, in Tipton, Missouri, U.S. He is 60 years old as of 2023.

David Koechner Family

Koechner was born in Tipton, Missouri, the son of Margaret Ann (née Downey) and Cecil Stephen Koechner who runs a turkey coop manufacturing business. He has five siblings, two brothers, and three sisters. He is of German, Irish, and English ancestry.

David Koechner Wife

Koechner is married to Leigh Koechner since 27 June 1998. The couple has five children.

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David Koechner Children

  • William Sargent Koechner
  • Audrey Violet Koechner
  • Eve Juliet Koechner
  • Margot Grace Koechner
  • Charles Patrick Koechner


  • Mark
  • Joe,
  • Mary-Rose,
  • Cecilia
  • Joan.

David Koechner Height

David stands at 1.88m tall.

Net Worth

David Koechner is an American actor and comedian who has an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars.

David Koechner The Office

The Office is an American television sitcom. where David Koechner featured in as Todd Packer.

David Koechner Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live is an American late-night live television variety show, where he featured in as a Cast member.

David Koechner American Dad

American Dad! is an American animated sitcom, where David Koechner appeared in as Dick / various characters (voice).

David Koechner Anchorman

David Koechner starred in the Anchorman a 2004 American comedy film, appearing as Champion “Champ” Kind. It portrays a San Diego TV station where Ferrell’s title character clashes with his new female counterpart.

Talladega Nights

David Koechner featured in Talladega Nights a 2006 American sports comedy film, appearing as Hershell, Kyle and Glenn, Bobby’s three pit crew members.

David Koechner Out Cold

He featured in Out Cold, a 2001 American comedy film, where he featured in as Stumpy.


The Goldbergs is an American television period sitcom where David Koechner, featured in as Bill Lewis, portraying Lainey’s father who is raising her as a single parent.

David Movies





It’s Now… or NEVER!



Wag the Dog



Dirty Work

Anton Phillips


Man on the Moon

National Enquirer Reporter

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me


Dill Scallion

Bubby Pearl


Whatever It Takes

Virgil Doolittle

Dropping Out



Out Cold


Life Without Dick

Uncle Hurley


Waking Up in Reno

Bell Hop

American Girl

A guy in Fun Fun Land TV Commercial

The Third Wheel


Run Ronnie Run



My Boss’s Daughter


A Guy Thing

Buck Morse

Soul Mates



Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Champ Kind

Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie


Yours, Mine and Ours


Daltry Calhoun

Doyle Earl

Here Comes Peter Cottontail: The Movie


The 40-Year-Old Virgin

Dad at Health Clinic

The Dukes of Hazzard





Unaccompanied Minors

Ernie Wellington

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

Surplus Store Clerk

Let’s Go to Prison


Snakes on a Plane

Rick “Arch” Archibald



Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby


Thank You for Smoking

Bobby Jay Bliss

Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector



The Comebacks

Lambeau Fields

Wild Girls Gone

Mr. Fremont

Reno 911!: Miami

Sheriff of Aspen

Balls of Fury

Rick the Birdmaster



The Commissioner

Drillbit Taylor

Frightened Dad

Get Smart

Agent Larabee

Sex Drive


The Perfect Game



Still Waiting…




The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard

Brent Gage


Jay Hadley




Final Destination 5

Dennis Lapman

A Good Old Fashioned Orgy

Vic George


This Means War


Piranha 3DD


Wedding Day

Pastor Augustus

Hit and Run


Small Apartments

Detective O’Grady


A Haunted House

Dan Kearney

Cheap Thrills


Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Champ Kind




No Clue


Jason Nash Is Married



Road Hard


Regular Show: The Movie

Principal Dean

Hell and Back


Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Scout Leader Rogers









Bernard and Huey


I’m Not Here

Dad’s Attorney


Gnome Alone


All-Star Weekend



Uncle Randal

David Koechner  Video

David Koechner Interview

Published: FEB. 25, 2015 7:00 A.M.

Source: indyweek.com

INDY: Did you start out in stand-up before the TV and movies?

DAVID KOECHNER: My early genesis was studying long-form improv in Chicago in ’87, at a place called the iO, and also at Second City. I studied with a cat named Del Close, who’s regarded as the guru of modern improvisation.

It was a time when you didn’t have multi-tiered class structures. [Improv] got more popular, and now it’s got a different economic model. But I had the great fortune of getting on stage right away.

So to answer your very simple question in a very long manner: No, I started in improv and sketch. I started doing stand-up four-and-a-half years ago.

Do you find your improv training is useful in stand-up or screen acting?

Absolutely, during the writing process. Locally, where the stakes are low no one’s paying, right? there are tons of comedy rooms in Los Angeles.

So if you’ve got a premise, you can go out that night and try it out. The audience helps you write it, basically. You throw out the first piece of your premise, see if they’re engaged, go somewhere else with it. Then you’ll have another thought while you’re up there doing it.

In a way, it opens your mind to your own personal discussion in a group, because the audience tells you whether you’re right or wrong. I would call it a guided improvisation as a writing tool. You can go back and listen to it, see what worked, and then do the writing.

After getting on stage and making up comedy, getting up there with a script must seem easier.

Plus, even if it’s scripted, you’ll find new stuff, because now that you know it’s working, then you’re free to step out more, have a new thought on it.

We all do any conversation we have, we always have new ideas, and the same goes for stand-up. You might have a tried and true piece you almost tell rote, but if you slow down and listen to yourself, you might have another idea, add a new coat of paint.

Do you have a preference between live and screen comedy, or do you get different things from them?

Exactly, the latter. You get a different satisfaction from everything, be it improv, stand-up, sketch, single-camera television, live television or film. They’re all a little bit different muscle. So I enjoyI’d just say a full-body workout, Bri. [Laughs]

Would people who know you as Champ Kind from Anchorman or Todd Packer from The Office find what they’d expect in your stand-up?

They’re going to be surprised. The first thing they should know is that it’s going to be funny and you’re going to laugh, and that’s all that matters.

It is not a Champ Kind or Todd Packer show. I can tell if an audience really wants to hear something; someone inevitably is going to yell out “This guy!” Which gives me the cue that, OK, there’s enough people that came to hear something, I’m going to give it to the tip of the hat to why they’re there.

Stand-up is such a hard thing to describe because there are so many kinds. Rodney Dangerfield, how would you describe his stand-up? One-liners. Richard Pryor? Challenging cultural mores, making us confront our personal demons and prejudices.

That doesn’t sound like a comedy, but it is. But now we’re describing people’s stand-up and you go, “I don’t want to see that!” [Laughs] So it’s one of those dangerous things, anytime you break something down.

The closest I can come to describing my stand-up is two things. One: Whether you like church or you don’t like church, it’s better than the church. Two: I like to describe it as a circus-tent revival with a preacher in clown makeup, and the tent’s on a 40-foot flatbed trailer barreling down the highway, and it’s on fire, and there’s a band playing. [Laughs] That’s the metaphor I’d like to introduce for my show. Oh yeah, and no one gets hurt.

If people come to more than one night, will they see the same thing?

I have a set I’m working right now, but I always allow for discovery. The physicality of the room and the audience will change what happens. I do a little crowd work, not a ton.

But I think you owe it to people to engage them on a personal level, rather than going, “Here’s my stand-up, goodnight!” I like to metaphorically put my arms around the audience, hug ’em and shake ’em a little bit and see what falls out, pick up all the change on the floor.

“Metaphorically.” You’re not actually going to shake the audience until their change falls out.

Only the smaller ones. [Laughs]

You were on Saturday Night Live for a year. You were involved in the 40th-anniversary deal, right?

Yes, I went to the reunion. I’ve maintained friendships with everybody from the crew and cast to the producers and directors. Will [Ferrell] and I have maintained a personal and professional relationship for all these years, which has been fantastic.

Anytime I see someone from the cast I was on, you have a special bond. It’s hard not to compare it to the greatest high-school reunion one could imagine. Just to be part of it and go, “Yeah, this is my alma mater,” was thrilling, and then to meet a lot of new people I hadn’t worked with before was a gas.

The after-party was really off the chain. You start with Dan Aykroyd, Jimmy Fallon and Jim Belushi singing “Soul Man,” backed by Paul McCartney, then breaking into some Doors numbers. The B-52s sing. Prince gets up and does a four-song set at the end and just kills it. Just a thrill.

As a big fan of The Office, I have to ask about the development of the Todd Packer character.

The Finchy character on the original U.K. series, who was David Brent’s buddy’s him, basically, and he’s an awful person that has no social filter or boundaries. A misfit, a drunk, a misogynist, a homophobe. None of those things describe David Koechner, but I understand what those things are. We’ve all met people like that in our lives. I get to put all those people in a box.

People use one word, “boorish” characters. Well, the boorish characters are more complex. Why are they so boorish, what’s going on with them, right? Where do they get this understanding of life? Basically, it’s a huge cry for help, and you get to play it from the inside.

Todd Packer is very much like Champ Kindthey’re loud, sensitive, slightly racist, misogynist, homophobic, jingoistic and, in Champ’s case, closeted, so there’s a lot of notes to play. Those two characters are very close to each other, and they’re the most popular ones, but there are very distinct differences and, how much fun is it to say things you’d never say in real life?

Do people expect you to be like Todd Packer when they meet you?

Yes. I will tell you a quick story. My wife and I have five kids, and we’ve been married for 17 years. We’re at the airport, flying home to Kansas City.

We had just purchased some fast food for the kids because nutrition is important in our house. I’m helping the kids, putting ketchup on their fries. This couple observing us said, “We’re going to give you our seats because you don’t seem like the guy you played on The Office.”

I’m sure people see me coming and go, “Oh Lord, here comes that mess.” I’m the polar opposite, really; I’ve got a wife and five kids I adore.

What’s coming up for you?

One thing I always plug is a movie called Cheap Thrills, a dark, twisted thriller with some comedic undertones I did last year. I’m in a David Cross movie called Hits that is available [through BitTorrent] online, pay what you want.

Also releasing soon, I think on a similar platform just did a little thing for Adam Corolla in his movie Road Hard, so I guess, theoretically, one could say I’ve got two movies out now. And yes, that was me you just saw on The Goldbergs last week.

There’s also a new DirectTV series I did called Full Circle, with different actors each holding down two episodes by themselves. I play a corrupt Chicago police officer, and it’s a straight-ahead drama-comedy in it. It’s something completely different for me that I want people to see.