Joel McHale Biography
A native of Rome, Italy, Joel McHale (Joel Edward McHale) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and television host.
He is best known for being a host on The Soup (2004–2015) and for his role as Jeff Winger on the NBC sitcom Community (2009–2015).
Joel McHale Age
McHale was born on November 20, 1971, in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is 49 years old as of 2020.
Joel McHale Height
McHale stands at a height of 1.93 m.
Joel McHale Family
McHale was born to his parents Jack McHale and Laurie. His father worked as the Dean of Students at Loyola University’s Rome Center. He was raised Catholic and grew up on Mercer Island, Washington, and briefly lived in Haddonfield, New Jersey, before going back to Mercer Island.
Joel McHale Spouse
McHale has been married to his wife Sarah Williams since July 1996. They have two sons, Edward Roy (2005) and Isaac (March 12, 2008). His first son Edward underwent open-heart surgery when 2 months old but made full recovery.
Joel McHale Education
McHale studied at Mercer Island High School and later received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Washington in 1995, and was briefly in the Theta Chi fraternity. Also, he received an MFA from the Professional Actors Training Program at the University of Washington.
Joel McHale Career
McHale relocated to Los Angeles, where he appeared in minor roles on Diagnosis: Murder, CSI: Miami, and Will & Grace. During the pilot episode of the NBC improv comedy show Thank God You’re Here, he guest-starred as a cast member. He went on to star in the sitcom Community and host The Soup.
In the fall of 2016, he starred in the CBS sitcom The Great Indoors, in which he played the lead role. Owing to poor ratings, the show was later canceled in May 2017. McHale was cast in a recurring role as Chris on the Netflix horror-comedy series Santa Clarita Diet’s second season in 2018.
He debuted as the host of The Soup, a satirical weekly television show on the E! network, in 2004. Also, he has appeared on Iron Chef America and Last Comic Standing as a judge.
McHale hosted the White House Correspondents’ Association’s annual dinner in 2014. He and former Community co-star Ken Jeong co-host the podcast The Darkest Timeline. In January 2018, it was revealed that he will be getting his own Netflix talk show in February.
- Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge
- Assassination Nation
- A Futile and Stupid Gesture
- Game Over, Man!
- The Happytime Murders
- Deliver Us from Evil
- Adult Beginners
- A Merry Friggin’ Christmas
- Spy Kids: All the Time in the World
- Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope
- The Big Year
- The Onion Movie
- Mini’s First Time
- Lords of Dogtown
- Celebrity Wheel of Fortune
- American Housewife
- Medical Police
- Tiger King
- The Twilight Zone
- Psych 2: Lassie Come Home
- Match Game
- The Cabin with Bert Kreischer
- Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
- The Masked Singer
- RuPaul’s Drag Race
- Santa Clarita Diet
- Drunk History
- Mystery Science Theater 3000
- Milo Murphy’s Law
- CSI: Miami
Joel McHale Net Worth
McHale has an estimated net worth of $14 Million