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Joel McHale

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.

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Nov 20, 1971 In Rome, Lazio, Italy
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Sesame Street 1969-07-21
Latest Project:
Series The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015-03-23

Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 10 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Community
Poster of The Soup
The Late Late Show with James Corden Unknown 2015-03-23
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore Unknown 2015-01-19
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Unknown 2014-04-27
BoJack Horseman Alex 2014-08-22
The Getaway Self 1 episode, 2013 2013-09-25
Comedy Bang! Bang! Unknown 2012-06-01
Video Game High School Unknown 2012-05-11
Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Unknown 2012-08-13
Piers Morgan Live Unknown 2011-01-17
The Marriage Ref Unknown 2010-02-28
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Regular Show Unknown 2009-08-14
Community Jeff Winger / ... 110 episodes, 2009-2015 2009-09-17
Sons of Anarchy Unknown 2008-09-03
The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-05-14
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
Pushing Daisies Unknown 2007-10-03
Phineas and Ferb Unknown 2007-08-17
Iron Chef America: The Series Unknown 2005-01-16
Robot Chicken Unknown 2005-02-20
The Soup Self - Host / ... 349 episodes, 2004-2015 2004-07-30
Real Time with Bill Maher Unknown 2003-02-21
Last Comic Standing Unknown 2003-06-10
CSI: Miami Unknown 2002-09-23
Will & Grace Unknown 1998-09-21
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Bill Nye, the Science Guy Unknown 1993-09-10
Diagnosis Murder Unknown 1993-10-29
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Jeopardy! Unknown 1984-09-10
Sesame Street Unknown 1969-07-21