Joel McHale Biography

Updated On Jun 23, 2019 Published On Jan 06, 2019
Facts of Joel McHale
Date of Birth: 1971 , November-20
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Name Joel McHale
Birth Name Joel Edward McHale
Nick Name Joel
Father Jack McHale
Mother Laurie McHale
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Rome, Italy
Religion Christian
Ethnicity white
Profession Actor, Host, Comedian, Writer
Net Worth $14 million
Salary $2 million per year for The Show and $60k per episode of Community
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Regular blond
Face Color White
Body Measurements N/A
Breast Size N/A
Waist size N/A
Hip Size N/A
Neck Size N/A
Chest Size N/A
Bicep Size N/A
Shoe Size N/A
Weight in KG 85 kg
Famous for The Soup
Married 20th July, 1996
Married to Sarah Williams
Children Edward Mchale and Isaac Mchale
Education Mercer Island High School, University of Washington, University of Washington
Awards Emmy nomination
Movies Spy kids, The Informant, What's Your Number
TV Show The Soup, Will and Grace, The IT Crowd
Siblings Christopher and Stephan
View moreless Facts of Joel McHale

Joel McHale is an American comedian, actor, and television host famous for hosting a TV show The Soup. Likewise, he is also known for portraying Jeff Winger on the NBC/Yahoo! Sitcom community. He has also starred in the short-lived CBS sitcom The Great Indoors, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (2011), and Ted (2012).

Joel Mchale was born as Joel Edward Mchale, on November 20, 1971, in Rome, Italy, to father Jack McHale and mother Laurie. His mother is from Vancouver, Canada, and father comes from Chicago, Illinois. He was raised Catholic.

Joel was raised in Mercer Island, Washington, where he attended Mercer Island High School. Joel Mchale received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington in History, in 1995. He received a Masters of Fine Arts degree from the Professional Actors Training Program, at the University of Washington.

As far as he professional endeavors are concerned, he was, in the beginning, a part of a local sketch-comedy television show. Joel Mchale later worked in an improv group at Unexpected Productions, participating in Theatersports before landing roles in popular shows.

After completion of his masters, he moved to Los Angeles and started his career from small roles in  Diagnosis: Murder, starring Dick Van Dyke, CSI: Miami, starring David Caruso and Emily Procter, and Will and Grace, featuring Eric McCormack and Debra Messing.

He also guest-starred in the NBC improve comedy show Thank God You’re Here, hosted by Dave Foley, as a cast member. Jole Mchale also appeared in Spider-man 2 as Mr. Jacks, a bank manager, acting alongside Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst.

Eventually, in 2004, Joel Mchale began hosting the Soup on ‘e!’ television network. He was also a judge on Iron Chef America. Similarly, Joel Mchale appeared on the Adam Carolla Show as a weekly guest and as an occasional guest on the Opie and Anthony Show.

He also made a guest appearance on Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Likewise, he has also starred in the sitcom Community, alongside Alison Brie, which premiered in winter 2009.

His other role was as an NYPD officer in the supernatural horror film Deliver Us from evil. Moreover, McHale played the lead role in the CBS sitcom The Great Indoors, which was aired in the fall of 2016.

In 2018, McHale was cast as Chris on the second season of the Netflix horror-comedy series Santa Clarita Diet, which also features other actors like Timothy Olyphant and Drew Barrymore. Jole Mchale also appeared in many movies including The Informant, Spy kids, What’s Your Number, starring Anna Faris and Chris Evans.

Moving on, in 2014, Mchale hosted the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner. Moreover, Joel Mchale has also hosted the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards and 2015 ESPY Awards, and 43rd People’s Choice Awards, on January 18, 2017. He co-hosted alongside Kelly Ripa in the ABC morning show Live! With Kelly in 2016.

Joel Mchale hosted the 2017 Webby Awards on May 15, 2017, and it was announced that he will be receiving his own talk show on Netflix.  

Mchale currently lives in Los Angeles, California, with his family. Joel Mchale is married to wife Sarah Williams since 20th July 1996. They are blessed with two sons, Edward and Isaac.

The pair seems to be living a very happy life as there is no sign of divorce. Regarding the past affairs and relationships, there is no information about Joel Mchale's affairs or girlfriends except his wife.

Edward underwent life-saving open heart surgery as an infant as he was born with a heart defect.

The 46-year-old comedian has earned a huge fortune from his career. By some sources, Joel Mchale net worth is estimated to be around $14 million. Similarly, he makes around $2 million per year as his salary as the host of the Soup. At the same time, he earns around $60k per episode of Community.

Joel Mchale's house in Los Feliz has an estimated market value of $2.5 million, a big part of his net worth.

Joel McHale facts on timeline

Born in Rome, Italy

November 20 , 1971

Joel Mchale was born on the 20th of November, 1971 in Rome, Italy to father Jack Mchale and mother Laurie Mchale.

Graduated from University of Washington

1995

Joel McHale graduated from the University of Washington in the year 1995. Prior to that Joel attended Mercer Island High School. After that, Mchale received a masters degree in Professional Actors Training Program from the University of Washington.

Married Sarah Williams

1996

Joel McHale married Sarah Williams in the year 1996. Together they have two sons named Edward Mchale and Issac Mchale.

Career debut in Almost Live!

1996

Joel McHale made his debut into the entertainment industry in the year 1996 with a minor role in the TV series Almost Live!.

Breakthrough role in Spider-Man 2

2004

Joel McHale made a breakthrough with the role of Mr. Jacks, the bank manager in the film Spider-Man 2,  released in 2004.

Host of The Soup

2004

Joel McHale has remained as the host of the show The Soup and has appeared in over 618 episodes of the show, since 2004-2015.

Joined the cast of the Community

2009

Joel McHale joined the cast of Community in the year 2009, where he plays the character of Jeff Winger and has worked in over 110 episodes of the show.

Net worth is $14 million

2019

Joel McHale has an estimated net worth of $14 million as of 2019, which he has earned from his works in television and films. Joel Mchale receives $2 million yearly from The Soup and $60k per episode from Community.