Joel McHale

BirthDay:

20 Nov 1971

BirthPlace:

Rome, Lazio, Italy

BirthName:

Joel Edward McHale

Bio:

Joel Edward McHale was born in Rome, Italy, to a Canadian-born mother, Laurie (Jackson), and an American-born father, Jack McHale. His father, from Chicago, is of Irish descent, and his mother, from Vancouver, has Norwegian, Finnish, and English ancestry. Joel was raised in Seattle, Washington, and graduated from Mercer Island High School. He was a history major at the University of Washington, where he was a member of the championship football team. In addition, Joel received his Master's of Fine Arts from UW's Actor's Training Program.

Joel was a cast member on KING-TV's Almost Live! (1984). He moved to LA after graduating college, and quickly landed parts in Will & Grace (1998) and Oliver Beene (2003). 2004 was a big year for Joel, as he booked roles in Spider-Man 2 (2004), The Onion Movie (2008) and Lords of Dogtown (2005). In addition, that year he began writing, producing and starring in The Soup (2004) on E!, where he counts down the most absurd, hysterical, wacky and surreal moments in the world of reality TV and celebrity each week. Joel's quick wit and sharp comedic timing have made "The Soup" a pop culture phenomenon.

Joel stars on the hit comedy series, Community (2009). He also appeared opposite Matt Damon in Steven Soderbergh's comedic thriller, The Informant! (2009). He hosted the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards, and co-starred in Robert Rodriguez's Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (2011), opposite Jessica Alba, where he played a spy-hunting reporter married to Alba's character, the stepmother to his children. In 2011, he also had a role in What's Your Number? (2011) with Anna Faris and The Big Year (2011) with Steve Martin, Jack Black, and Owen Wilson.

McHale appeared in Seth MacFarlane's Ted (2012), a live-action tale of a boy and his teddy bear. Co-starring with Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and Seth MacFarlane, he played a charming but sleazy boss to Mila Kunis' character.

Joel lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their two sons. He performs his stand-up act around the country to sold-out audiences.
Filmography

Actor ( 98 credits )

A Futile & Stupid Gesture (2017) Chevy Chase
Dimension 404 (2017)  Mr. Maker (1 episode, 2017)
Star Wars: Detours (2016)  (2012) (voice)
Join or Die with Craig Ferguson (2016)  Himself - Special Guest (1 episode, 2016)
The Great Indoors (2016)  Jack
The Comment Section (2015)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
Lip Sync Battle (2015)  Himself - Competitor (1 episode, 2016)
Dr. Ken (2015)  Ross (1 episode, 2016)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2015)
The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore (2015)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Kittens in a Cage (2015)  Wally (1 episode, 2015)
Adult Beginners (2014) Hudson
A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014) Boyd Mitchler
Deliver Us from Evil (2014) Butler
Blended (2014) Mark
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
BoJack Horseman (2014)  Alex (1 episode, 2015)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
The Getaway (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
The Soup Investigates (2013)  Himself - Host (5 episodes, 2013)
The (206) (2013) (1 episode, 2014)
The Pete Holmes Show (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Ted (2012) Rex
12 Angry Bros (2012)
Video Game High School (2012)  President (1 episode, 2014)
Larry King Now (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja (2012)  First Ninja (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Comedy Bang! Bang! (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
The Big Year (2011) Barry Loomis
What's Your Number? (2011) Roger the Boss
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (2011) Wilbur Wilson
The Morning After (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Piers Morgan Tonight (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Rove LA (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Red Band Trailer Hosted by Diablo Cody (2011)  Himself - Guest
The Chew (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2015)
Conan (2010)  Himself / ... (9 episodes, 2010-2014)
The Talk (2010)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
The Marriage Ref (2010)  Himself - Panelist (1 episode, 2011)
Piper's QUICK Picks (2010)  Himself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2011)
The Informant! (2009) FBI Special Agent Bob Herndon
Community (2009)  Jeff Winger / ... (97 episodes, 2009-2014)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself (3 episodes, 2010-2013)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)  Himself (3 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
The Dr. Oz Show (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Regular Show (2009)  DVD (1 episode, 2015)
Open Season 2 (2008) Elliot (voice)
The Onion Movie (2008) Office Worker (uncredited)
Sons of Anarchy (2008)  Warren (3 episodes, 2012)
The Wendy Williams Show (2008)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Water and Power (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Phineas and Ferb (2007)  Norm Head Prototype (1 episode, 2011)
Pushing Daisies (2007)  Harold Hundin (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
The Soup Presents (2007)  Himself - Host (5 episodes, 2010-2012)
The IT Crowd (2007)  Roy (1 episode)
Reel Junkie (2007)  Himself (2 episodes, 2014)
Thank God You're Here (2007)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Mini's First Time (2006) Host
CollegeHumor Originals (2006)  Jeff Winger (1 episode, 2011)
Rachael Ray (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Game Time (2005) Johnson
Lords of Dogtown (2005) TV Reporter
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself / ... (11 episodes, 2008-2012)
Attack of the Show! (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Iron Chef America: The Series (2005)  Himself - ICA Judge (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Robot Chicken (2005)  Anderson Cooper / ... (2 episodes, 2007-2009)
Spider-Man 2 (2004) Mr. Jacks
The Soup (2004)  Himself - Host / ... (270 episodes, 2004-2014)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Himself (3 episodes, 2014)
The Tony Danza Show (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Wait (2004)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself / ... (15 episodes, 2007-2014)
Last Comic Standing (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
CSI: Miami (2002)  Greg Welch, Bank Manager (1 episode, 2005)
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
The Huntress (2000)  Quicky the Clown (1 episode, 2000)
The Fugitive (2000)  Curtis (1 episode, 2000)
Will & Grace (1998)  Ian (1 episode, 2001)
The View (1997)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2009)
Diagnosis Murder (1993)  Richard (1 episode, 2000)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2009-2014)
Bill Nye, the Science Guy (1993)  Defendant (1 episode, 1998)
Good Day L.A. (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (2 episodes, 2008)
E! News (1991)  Himself / ... (6 episodes, 2014)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself / ... (10 episodes, 2010-2014)
Jeopardy! (1984)  Himself - Clue Presenter (1 episode, 2011)
Almost Live! (1984)  Various (2 episodes, 1996)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Sesame Street (1969)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Today (1952)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Stuck (0) Judge Lepetri

Producer ( 2 credits )

The Soup Investigates (2013) executive producer (unknown episodes)
The Soup (2004) co-executive producer / producer (49 episodes, 2006-20

Writer ( 1 credit )

The Soup (2004) (54 episodes, 2004-2014)