Joel McHale

Actor, Comedian, TV host
Joel McHale became one in a long line of wry, rapier-edged comedians to make a name for mercilessly eviscerating pop culture on E! Entertainment Television's signature comedy show before riding that job to fame well ... Read more »
Born: 11/19/1971 in Italy

Filmography

Actor (56)

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

Community 2009 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Conan 2010 - 2012, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

A Merry Friggin' Christmas 2014 (Movie)

Boyd Mitchler (Actor)

Blended 2014 (Movie)

Mark (Actor)

Deliver Us From Evil 2014 (Movie)

Butler (Actor)

Harmontown 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 2014 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

The 2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009, 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The American Giving Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

The Getaway 2013 (Tv Show)

Host

The Soup Investigates 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2009, 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

Tosh.0 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sons of Anarchy 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ted 2012 (Movie)

Rex (Actor)

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Guys Choice 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Phineas and Ferb 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Spy Kids: All The Time in The World 2011 (Movie)

Wilbur Wilson (Actor)

Teen Choice 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Host

The Big Year 2011 (Movie)

Barry Loomis (Actor)

The Marriage Ref 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

What's Your Number? 2011 (Movie)

Roger the Boss (Actor)

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Presenter

Robot Chicken 2007, 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Informant! 2009 (Movie)

FBI Special Agent Bob Herndon (Actor)

The NBC Primetime Preview Show 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

The Soup 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2004, 2006 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

Battlestar Galactica: The Phenomenon 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Comic Standing 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Open Season 2 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Elliot (Actor)

The Soup Presents 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

Pushing Daisies 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Thank God You're Here 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Mini's First Time 2006 (Movie)

Host (Actor)

CSI: Miami 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lords of Dogtown 2005 (Movie)

TV Reporter (Actor)

Retrosexual: The '80s 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spider-Man 2 2004 (Movie)

Mr. Jacks (Actor)

Super Secret TV Formula 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The What The...? Awards 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Host

Oliver Beene 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Fugitive 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Will & Grace 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Almost Live! 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2015 ESPYS (TV Show)

Host

The X-Files (Tv Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

The What The...? Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Producer

The Comment Section (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Writer (1)

The What The...? Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Writer

Biography

Joel McHale became one in a long line of wry, rapier-edged comedians to make a name for mercilessly eviscerating pop culture on E! Entertainment Television's signature comedy show before riding that job to fame well beyond the cable channel. Though having only minor acting credits under his belt, McHale's host duties for "The Soup" (E!, 2004- ) earned him such buzz that in 2009, he was tapped to star in the much-anticipated NBC sitcom, "Community" leading to TV Guide to chose him as one of its "Fresh Faces of Fall 2009." A member of the University of Washington Huskies national championship football team, he made a name for himself as anything but a dumb jock, translating his snarky, iconoclastic dissection of "the festering petri dish of celeb culture" into stand-up comedy, as well as on-call pundit status on news shows such as "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" (MSNBC, 2003-2011). Along with the ratings success of "Community" came feature film offers, including a turn alongside Matt Damon in director Steven Soderbergh's "The Informant!" (2009). Demonstrating that rare capacity for both sarcasm and nice-guy affability, McHale - like Steve Carell before him - leveraged a small but zealous cable following into a more multifaceted acting career.

Relationships

Edward McHale

Son
Born in 2005 Mother, Sarah Williams

Isaac McHale

Son
Born in 2008 Mother, Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams

Wife
Married in 1996

EDUCATION

University of Washington

Seattle , Washington 1995
Played tight end for Washington's National Championship football team

Mercer Island High School

Mercer Island , Washington 1991

Milestones

2012

Co-starred with Mark Wahlberg in the comedy "Ted," directed by Seth MacFarlane

2011

Cast in the comedy feature "The Big Year" opposite Owen Wilson, Jack Black, and Steve Martin

2011

Co-starred with Jessica Alba in Robert Rodriguez's "Spy Kids: All the Time in the World"

2011

Cast opposite Anna Faris in the romantic comedy "What's Your Number?"

2009

Cast in NBC's "Community" as a fast-talking lawyer who is forced to go back to community college

2009

Played an FBI Agent opposite Matt Damon in "The Informant"

2005

Played a TV reporter in the Catherine Hardwicke biopic "Lords of Dogtown"

2004

Hosts the weekly comedy variety series "The Soup" on E!; started producing the show in 2006

2004

Appeared in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 2" as the bank manager

1995

Regular cast member of Seattle's sketch comedy show, "Almost Live!" (aired on Seattle's KING-TV)

1993

Was a member of the Seattle improv troupe Unexpected Productions

Moved to Los Angeles, CA to pursue his career in acting

Landed small roles on "Will & Grace" (NBC) and "CSI: Miami" (CBS)

Bonus Trivia

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There was a Web site dedicated to McHale at www.joelmchale.com.

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