David Koechner Biography

Snakes on a Plane

Snakes on a Plane

Score: 10 / 10
Released: August 18, 2006
Director: David R. Ellis
Producer: Gary Levinsohn, Craig Berenson, Don Granger
Studio: Alliance Films
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Nathan Phillips, Bobby Cannavale, Flex Alexander, Todd Louiso, Sunny Mabrey, Kenan Thompson, Rachel Blanchard, Lin Shaye, David Koechner, Elsa Pataky, Taylor Kitsch
Genre: Thriller
Length: 101 minutes
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David Koechner Biography


Date of Birth: August 24, 1962

Born in Tipton, Missouri, David Koechner studied Political Science at the University of Missouri. However, his main love was comedy and acting, so he moved to Chicago to study with legendary improv teacher Del Close. He also studied with Chicago's ImprovOlympic improvisation troupe before joining the Second City Touring Company, where he was spotted by Lorne Michaels, creator of the late night TV series Saturday Night Live. In 1995 David joined the SNL cast and spent one season on the show. One of his first film roles was in Wag the Dog (1997), starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert De Niro. His next role in a major studio film was playing the co-pilot in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999).

Koechner continued to work steadily with roles in films as well as guest spots on hit series such as Dharma & Greg, Mad About You, Freaks & Geeks and Curb Your Enthusiasm before landing a regular role on the CBS sitcom, Still Standing. On the hit Disney series Hannah Montana, he was memorable as Miley's eccentric Uncle Earl. He also played a regular role as Todd Packer on the hit series The Office.

Koechner began to get progressively larger roles in films such as Waking Up in Reno (2002) with Billy Bob Thornton and Charlize Theron; My Boss's Daughter (2003) with Ashton Kutcher; Anchorman (2004) with Will Ferrell; Drillbit Taylor (2008) starring Owen Wilson; Final Destination 5 (2011); the sequel Piranha 3DD (2012); the comedy Hit & Run (2012) with Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper; and the comedic spoof A Haunted House (2013) with Marlon Wayans. He also reprised his Anchorman role in the sequel, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013). He most recently starred in the comedy No Clue (2014).

David and his wife, Leigh, were married in June 1998. They have four children.


No Clue(2014)
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
A Haunted House (2013)
Hit & Run (2012)
Piranha 3DD (2012)
Final Destination 5 (2011)
A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (2011)
Paul (2011)
Fully Loaded (2011)
Extract (2009)
The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)
The Perfect Game (2009)
My One and Only (2009)
Tenure (2009)
Sex Drive (2008)
Get Smart (2008)
Drillbit Taylor (2008)
Semi-Pro (2008)
Wild Girls Gone (2007)
The Comebacks (2007)
Balls of Fury (2007)
Careless (2007)
Reno 911!: Miami (2007)
Unaccompanied Minors (2006)
Let's Go to Prison (2006)
Snakes on a Plane (2006)
Barnyard (2006) (voice)
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (2006)
Farce of the Penguins (2006) (voice)
Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)
Daltry Calhoun (2005)
Thank You for Smoking (2005)
The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)
The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
My Boss's Daughter (2003)
A Guy Thing (2003)
Waking Up in Reno (2002)
American Girl (2002)
The Third Wheel (2002)
Life Without Dick (2002)
Run Ronnie Run (2002)
Out Cold (2001)
Whatever It Takes (2000)
Dropping Out (2000)
Man on the Moon (1999)
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Dill Scallion (1999)
Dirty Work (1998)
Wag the Dog (1997)


Actor Priceless (2016)
Actor Krampus (2015)
Actor Road Hard (2015)
Actor Cheap Thrills (2014)
Actor No Clue (2014)
Actor A Haunted House (2013)
Actor Hit & Run (2012)
Actor Piranha 3DD (2012)
Actor Paul (2011)
Actor The Perfect Game (2010)
Actor Tenure (2010)
Actor Extract (2009)
Actor Get Smart (2008)
Actor Semi-Pro (2008)
Actor Balls of Fury (2007)
Actor The Comebacks (2007)
Actor Snakes on a Plane (2006)
Actor Daltry Calhoun (2005)
Actor Waiting... (2005)
Actor A Guy Thing (2002)
Actor Run, Ronnie, Run! (2002)
Actor Waking Up In Reno (2002)
Actor Out Cold (2001)
Actor The Third Wheel (2001)
Actor Man On The Moon (1999)
Actor Dirty Work (1998)