Studied improv under Del Close and Charna Halpern at the I.O. (formerly the ImprovOlympic) in Chicago.
Appeared on Saturday Night Live from 1995 to '96.
In 1998, he began playing Gerald "T-Bones" Tibbons with Dave Allen in The Naked Trucker Show, a music-and-comedy act performed at alternative Los Angeles nightclubs. The Naked Trucker & T-Bones Show, a TV series based on the act, aired on Comedy Central in 2007; and the album The Naked Trucker and T-Bones: Live at the Troubadour was released that same year.
Had his breakout role in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004).
Is a founding member of the improv group Beer Shark Mice.
Has participated in the Big Slick Celebrity Poker Tournament and Party in Kansas City, MO, which benefits a local children's hospital.
In 2011, he took part in the Stand Up for Joplin telethon, which raised funds for victims of a tornado that devastated Joplin, MO.
Tours the U.S. performing routines that are a hybrid of stand-up comedy and a one-man show.
Joe Koechner — Brother
Cecil Stephen Koechner — Father
Margaret Ann Downey Koechner — Mother
Mark Koechner — Brother
Eve Juliet Koechner — Daughter
Mary Rose Marquart — Sister
Cecilia Hand — Sister
Joan Charbonneau — Sister
William Sargent Koechner — Son
Audrey Violet Koechner — Daughter
Charles Patrick Koechner — Son
Leigh Koechner — Wife
Margot Grace Koechner — Daughter
Attended Benedictine College, Atchison, Kansas, United States; University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States (BA in Politial Science)