Joel McHale’s full name is Joel Edward McHale. He is a man of many talents. He is an American actor, comedian, television host, producer and writer. He is best known for his talent as a host. He is known for his hosting skills in the show The Soup. He is also known for the role of Jeff Winger in the sitcom, ‘Community’. He has appeared in many movies like Spy Kids: All the time in the World, ‘
’, Spider-Man 2, ‘
’, and What’s Your Number.
McHale was born on November 20, 1971. He was born and raised in Rome, Italy. His father’s name was Jack McHale, and he was a Dean at Loyola University. McHale’s father is from Chicago, Illinois, and his mother is from Vancouver. He went to Mercer Island High School to complete his secondary education. After completing his schooling, McHale attended the University of Washington to pursue a degree in History. He also served the Theta Chi Fraternity while studying at the University of Washington. Apart from studies McHale was also good in sports. He got recruited for the rowing team and the football team of the University.
From the Professional Actors Training Program, McHale received a Master of Fine Arts degree. McHale started his acting career as a comedian. He was part of the cast of a local comedy television series named Almost Live. McHale moved to Los Angeles after completing his degree in acting. He played small roles in many movies and television serials like CSI: Miami, Will and Grace, and Diagnosis: Murder. He even played a guest role in the show, Thank God You Are Here. McHale also played the role of a bank manager in the movie 'Spider-Man 2.
McHale hosted a weekly television show named The Soup. The show was a huge hit, and so was McHale. After that, he also appeared as a co-host of the show, ‘
’. Later, he got associated with Circle X Theatre, in which he appeared in several plays. He also appeared as a weekly guest on the show Mickey and Amelia, and The Adam Carolla Show. He also appeared in the show, The IT Crowd. In 2009, he starred in the show, Community and after that, he continued hosting The Soup. He even hosted the Independent Spirit Awards in the year 2011, and the ESPY Awards in the year 2015. In 2012, he played the role of Rex in the movie, ‘Ted’.
McHale married Sarah Williams in the year 1996. They reside in California and have two sons.