Joel McHale

Joel McHale

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1971-11-20 (49 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Rome, Lazio, Italy

33 Movies · 55 TV shows

Also Known As: Joel E. McHale · Джоель МакГейл · Joel Edward McHale

Biography

Joel Edward McHale (born November 20, 1971) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and television host. He is best known for hosting The Soup (2004–2015) and his role as Jeff Winger on the NBC sitcom Community (2009–2015). He has appeared in the films Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (2011) and Ted (2012). He also starred in the short-lived CBS sitcom The Great Indoors (2016–2017) and currently hosts a reboot of Card Sharks (2019–present).

Early Life

McHale was born in Rome on November 20, 1971, the son of Jack McHale, who worked as the Dean of Students at Loyola University's Rome Center, and his wife Laurie. His father is American and hails from Chicago, while his mother is Canadian and a native of Vancouver. McHale is of Irish and Norwegian descent, and was raised Catholic. He grew up on Mercer Island, Washington, and briefly lived in Haddonfield, New Jersey, before returning to Mercer Island. He attended Mercer Island High School. He received a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Washington in 1995, and was briefly in the Theta Chi fraternity.McHale was recruited to be on the University of Washington's rowing team, but later joined its Washington Huskies football team. Though most of his teammates received athletic scholarships, he was a walk-on who played tight end for two years on the scout team without appearing in an actual game. He was part of the Almost Live! cast, a local sketch comedy television show produced by Seattle's KING-TV. From 1993 to 1997, he was a member of the improv comedy group at Unexpected Productions, participating in Theatersports! at the Market Theater located in Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle. He received an MFA from the Professional Actors Training Program at the University of Washington.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Crime Scene Kitchen

Crime Scene Kitchen

2021
When all that is left are the crumbs, flour trails, and a few elusive clues, bakers are tasked with decoding what type of dessert was made. They need to recreate the recipe for celebrity judges who wi...
Roll Up Your Sleeves

Roll Up Your Sleeves

2021
This variety special aims to educate viewers, raise awareness and dispel concerns surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines, all with the goal of increasing vaccination rates to put an end to the pandemic.
TV
Fast Foodies

Fast Foodies

2021
Chefs are competing to recreate a celebrity guest's favorite fast food dish in order to win the trophy.
Happily

Happily

2021
A comedy about a relationship. Tom and Janet have been married for a long time. A visit from a mysterious stranger leads to a dead body, a lot of questions, and a tense couples' trip with friends who ...

2020.

4 Movies · 4 TV shows
Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge

Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge

5.86
2020
Hanzo Hasashi was exiled to the torturous Netherrealm after he and his family were slaughtered by Sub-Zero. He was given a chance to avenge his family in exchange for his service to the sinister Quan ...
TV
Medical Police

Medical Police

2020
Two doctors leave the Children's Hospital and join a secret arm of the CDC to investigate and destroy a deadly global virus.
TV
Dummy

Dummy

6
2020
After being discarded by her original owner, a spoiled, jealous, and manipulative sex doll named Barbara convinces an aspiring writer, the only one who can hear her speak, to take her home so she can ...
TV
Stargirl

Stargirl

6.33
2020
A smart, athletic and above all kind girl learns that her step- father used to be a sidekick to a superhero. She becomes the inspiration for a new generation of superheroes when she borrows a long los...
All in Washington: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief

All in Washington: A Concert for COVID-19 Relief

2020
Concert special featuring musicians, actors, athletes, and community leaders who have a deep connection to the state of Washington. Join powerful voices coming together to raise spirits and money to b...
Psych 2: Lassie Come Home

Psych 2: Lassie Come Home

2020
After Santa Barbara Police Chief Carlton Lassiter was attacked and left for dead, Shawn and Gus returned to help him and found themselves involved in a case involving the personal, the professional, a...
TV
Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

5.22
2020
A zoo owner spirals out of control in this true murder-for-hire story from the world of big cat breeding.
Becky

Becky

4
2020
When a group of convicts wreaks havoc on their lives, a teenager's weekend at a lake house with her father takes a turn for the worse.

2019.

2 Movies · 5 TV shows
TV
The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

4
2019
There are stories of science fiction, fantasy and the occult that explore humanity's hopes, despairs, pride and prejudices in metaphoric ways. The next stop will be The Twilight Zone.
TV
Lights Out with David Spade

Lights Out with David Spade

2019
Specializing in celebrities, entertainment and all things political, comedy legend David Spade and a panel of his comedian friends are at the roundtable and in the field to help break down the biggest...
TV
What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage

What Just Happened??! with Fred Savage

2019
A behind the scenes look at a half-hour hybrid comedy/talk aftershow dedicated to exploring the fandom surrounding "The Flare," a fictional sci-fi thriller drama. There are many genre dramas to follow...
Dog Gone Trouble

Dog Gone Trouble

2019
A pampered dog named Trouble must learn to live in the real world, while trying to escape from his former owner's greedy children.
TV
Card Sharks

Card Sharks

2019
Two players face off in a head-to-head elimination race and can win a fortune on the turn of a single card.
TV
The Masked Singer

The Masked Singer

6
2019
Each singer is shrouded from head to toe in an elaborate costume, complete with full face mask, in order to hide his or her identity during a singing competition. One singer will be eliminated each we...
Joel Mchale: Live from Pyongyang

Joel Mchale: Live from Pyongyang

2019
The handsome and funny host of The Soup on E! and star of the hit NBC show, Community, brings you his first stand-up special ever. Joel McHale discusses everything from feeding alligators in the south...

2018.

5 Movies · 2 TV shows
Assassination Nation

Assassination Nation

6
2018
A group of friends live in a haze of texts, posts, selfies and chats just like the rest of the world. When an anonymous hacker starts posting details from the private lives of everyone in their small ...
TV
The Rookie

The Rookie

5.95
2018
John Nolan is from a small town. Some higher-ups think he is a midlife crisis.
A Futile and Stupid Gesture

A Futile and Stupid Gesture

5.25
2018
After the success of Animal House, the National Lampoon name became globally recognized, but before that, it was a magazine and radio show that introduced the world to comedians like Bill Murray and C...
Game Over, Man!

Game Over, Man!

6.67
2018
Three friends are on the verge of getting their video game financed when their benefactor is taken hostage by terrorists.
Stuck

Stuck

2018
She was sentenced to house arrest after she was found in trouble with the law. She will have to serve 30 days in the home she used to share with her ex-boyfriend because he now shares the same home wi...
TV
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale

The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale

6
2018
Trending news, pop culture, social media, original videos and more come together in host Joel McHale's weekly comedy commentary show.
The Happytime Murders

The Happytime Murders

2018
In a world where human beings and puppets live together, when the members of the cast of a children's television show aired during the 1990s begin to get murdered one by one, puppet Phil Philips, a fo...

2017.

5 TV shows
TV
Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television

Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television

2017
The Los Angeles Police Department thinks it's a good idea to form a task force with actors and detectives. The show within a show is as much about Hollywood as it is an action-comedy procedural. The s...
TV
The Gong Show

The Gong Show

2017
Unique performers demonstrate their artistry in front of Hollywood judges in this update of the kitschy '70s talent show, which features the worst performances being cut short by bangs on the gong.
TV
Dimension 404

Dimension 404

6
2017
In order to evoke the feeling of wandering onto the weird side of the internet, a new website has been created.
TV
The F Word

The F Word

2017
Good food and good cooking are combined with Ramsay's passion, energy and humor into a one-of-a-kind LIVE series. People from all over the U.S. will battle it out in a high-stakes cook-off, as Ramsay ...
TV
Santa Clarita Diet

Santa Clarita Diet

5.6
2017
They're ordinary husband and wife until she undergoes a dramatic change that sends them down a road of death and destruction. It was a good way to go.

2016.

1 Movie · 6 TV shows
TV
The Great Indoors

The Great Indoors

3.5
2016
An adventure reporter must adapt to the times when he becomes the boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the magazine.
TV
Milo Murphy's Law

Milo Murphy's Law

6
2016
Milo Murphy is an example of Murphy's Law. Milo, who is suffering from Extreme Hereditary Murphy's Law condition, always looks to make the best of the cards he has been dealt and his endless optimism ...
TV
Join or Die with Craig Ferguson

Join or Die with Craig Ferguson

5.85
2016
Craig Ferguson is debating provocative and timely topics in his unconventional and iconoclastic manner. Each episode features a panel of guests which will include celebrities, comedians and experts, a...
TV
The $100,000 Pyramid

The $100,000 Pyramid

2016
The $100,000 Pyramid has teams of two contestants. The goal of the game is to help your partner guess an answer by listing items that would be included in it. "Po-Go Sticks", "Kangaroos", and "Basketb...
TV
Match Game

Match Game

2016
A modern remake of the classic 70s game show features two contestants trying to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in-the- blank.
TV
To Tell the Truth

To Tell the Truth

2016
The classic game show is not the same as a modern one. Each round, a celebrity panel will be presented with three people who all claim to be the same person with the same incredible talent, job or ach...
The Human Face of Big Data

The Human Face of Big Data

2016
With the rapid emergence of digital devices, an unstoppable, invisible force is changing human lives in ways from the microscopic to the gargantuan: Big Data, a word that was barely used a few years a...

2015.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Lip Sync Battle

Lip Sync Battle

4.17
2015
Two people are performing. The co-hosting of the show had a commentary from a social media star. The battle begins after the microphone is off.
TV
The Late Late Show with James Corden

The Late Late Show with James Corden

9
2015
Craig Ferguson will not be on The Late Late Show. The show interviews people. James Corden is the host.
Brooks McBeth: This Ain't Shakespeare

Brooks McBeth: This Ain't Shakespeare

2015
Mad TV's Brooks McBeth is articulate, but he definitely isn't Shakespeare. He has a lot of bathroom jokes, but good ones. He's trying to follow his mother's advice. He's got some raunchy stories. Hear...

2014.

5 Movies · 4 TV shows
TV
BoJack Horseman

BoJack Horseman

6.06
2014
The sitcom horse of the 90s is 20 years old. BoJack Horseman was the star of the hit TV show "Horsin' Around," but today he's washed up, living in Hollywood, complaining about everything, and wearing ...
TV
black-ish

black-ish

6.04
2014
A family man struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.
TV
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

6.26
2014
Jimmy was Jay Leno's replacement. After 42 years in Los Angeles, the program was brought back to New York.
Blended

Blended

9
2014
After a bad blind date, a man and woman are stuck together at a resort for families, where their attractions grow as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship.
Harmontown

Harmontown

2014
A documentary about a self-destructive TV writer as he takes his live show on a national tour.
TV
Running Wild with Bear Grylls

Running Wild with Bear Grylls

2014
The famed survivalist takes A-list celebrities on journeys into the wildest locations around the world, forcing them to push their bodies and minds to the limit to successfully complete the adventure ...
Adult Beginners

Adult Beginners

2014
A youngentrepreneur crashes and burns on the eve of his company's big launch. He left Manhattan to move in with his estranged pregnant sister, brother-in-law and nephew in the suburbs, only to become ...
A Merry Friggin' Christmas

A Merry Friggin' Christmas

2014
TheMitchler family has an estranged family. After realizing that he left all his son's gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to make the 8-hour round trip before sunrise.
Deliver Us from Evil

Deliver Us from Evil

4.6
2014
When a wave of violence sweeps through New York City, a troubled cop fails to find a rational explanation. However, his eyes are opened to a frightening alternate reality when a Jesuit priest convince...

2013.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Rick and Morty

Rick and Morty

6.24
2013
Rick is a mentally-unbalanced but scientifically-gifted older man who has recently reconnected with his family. He spends most of his time with his grandson. Morty's family life causes a lot of distre...
The Mighty T

The Mighty T

2013
A charming animated short film that brings to life the cutting edge research that is happening at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research.

2012.

1 Movie
Ted

Ted

7.22
2012
John Bennett, a man whose childhood wish of bringing his teddy bear to life came true, now must decide between keeping the relationship with the bear or his girlfriend.

2011.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Billy on the Street

Billy on the Street

2011
Billy Eichner hits the streets of New York City to test strangers on their knowledge of music and pop culture. With money and a microphone in hand, Eichner gives contestants the chance to win cash by ...
The Big Year

The Big Year

2011
Three fanatical bird-watchers spend an entire year competing to spot the highest number of species as El Nino sends an extraordinary variety of rare breeds into the U.S., but they quickly discover tha...
What's Your Number?

What's Your Number?

7.11
2011
Ally is starting to realize that she is lost. After her latest romance ended in failure, she was fired from her marketing job. According to an article in a magazine, 96 percent of women who have been ...
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

5.18
2011
Eight years after the third film, the OSS has become the world's top spy agency, while the Spy Kids department has ceased to exist. When a Timekeeper attempts to take over the world, a retired spy is ...

2010.

1 TV show
TV
Conan

Conan

8.14
2010
O'Brien hosted the show.

2009.

2 Movies · 4 TV shows
Community

Community

2009
A lawyer is forced to join the Greendale Community College because his law degree has been revoked. Students of diverse temperaments join his study group which leads to quirky and memorable encounters...
TV
RuPaul's Drag Race

RuPaul's Drag Race

6.63
2009
The world's most famous drag queen will be the host. There are drag queens in the US. He will help guide the contestants as they prepare for each challenge while being crowned supreme in all judging a...
TV
Web Soup

Web Soup

2009
Web Soup is a weekly series that aired in the U.S. on G4. The show, hosted by Chris Hardwick, comments on the latest in viral videos. It has similar fashion to sister network E!'s series The Soup and ...
TV
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien

7.75
2009
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show that featured Conan O'Brien as host from June 1, 2009 to January 22, 2010 as part of NBC's long-running Tonight Show franchise. ...
The Informant!

The Informant!

2009
A rising star at a giant suddenly becomes a whistle blower. As he exposes his company's price fixing conspiracy to the FBI, he envisions himself being hailed as a hero of the common man and given a pr...
TV
Community

Community

6.11
2009
It is possible to follow the lives of a group of students at what is possibly the world's worst community college in the fictional locale of Greendale, Colorado.

2008.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Sons of Anarchy

Sons of Anarchy

6.61
2008
An adrenalized drama with darkly comical undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club's desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, Ca...
The Onion Movie

The Onion Movie

2008
Norm is a newscaster who reports on politics, health, culture and entertainment. The fake news stories, celebrity profiles, movie trailers and skits come from The Onion.
Open Season 2

Open Season 2

6.1
2008
After falling in love with Giselle, the road to the altar takes a detour. Weenie is going to be returned to his owners by a group of animals.

2007.

2 TV shows
TV
Pushing Daisies

Pushing Daisies

4.78
2007
A pie-maker with the power to bring dead people back to life solved murder mysteries with his alive-again childhood sweetheart, a cynical private investigator, and a lovesick waitress.
TV
The IT Crowd

The IT Crowd

2007
The British series of the same name was to be the basis for a US sitcom called The IT Crowd. The audiences are people. The show was supposed to debut in the fall of 2008, but was later pushed back. NB...

2005.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Lords of Dogtown

Lords of Dogtown

2005
The story of three teenage surfers from Venice Beach, California, who took skateboarding to the extreme and changed the world of sports forever is told in "Lords of Dogtown". The Z-Boys are a bunch of...
TV
Iron Chef America

Iron Chef America

2005
Iron Chef America: The Series is an American cooking show based on Fuji Television's Iron Chef, and is the second American adaptation of the series, following the failure of Iron Chef USA. The Food Ne...

2004.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man 2

6.57
2004
Peter is going through a tough time. After being burned out from being Spider-Man, he decided to give up his superhero alter ego, which left the city in the wake of carnage left by the evil Doc Ock. H...
TV
The Soup

The Soup

5.93
2004
Talk Soup was created by the E! Entertainment Network. This time, instead of just poking fun at talk shows, they're setting their sights on all things in entertainment, reality TV, pop culture, and po...

2003.

5 TV shows
TV
E!'s 101

E!'s 101

2003
101 of the most significant moments in entertainment are listed by E! Commentators from the field of entertainment give commentary. Over the course of five nights, each count takes place.
TV
Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

6.3
2003
Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs on ABC.
TV
Oliver Beene

Oliver Beene

2003
Oliver Beene is an American sitcom. Set in 1962 and 1963, the show chronicled the trials and tribulations of the 11-to-12-year-old Oliver Beene, in first person perspective. Oliver Beene's other main ...
TV
Real Time with Bill Maher

Real Time with Bill Maher

6
2003
A panel of guests, including politicians, actors, comedians, musicians and the like, discuss what's going on in the world each week on the show hosted by Bill Maher.
TV
Last Comic Standing

Last Comic Standing

6
2003
There is a nationwide talent search for comedians. The show covers the contestants as they live together and compete for an exclusive contract with NBC, and to be called the Last Comic Standing, once ...

2002.

1 TV show
TV
CSI: Miami

CSI: Miami

5.96
2002
CSI: Miami follows Crime Scene Investigators working for the Miami-Dade Police Department as they use physical evidence, similar to their Las Vegas counterparts, to solve gruesome murders. The Miami C...

2000.

1 TV show
TV
The Huntress

The Huntress

2000
The Huntress is an American TV series that appeared on the USA Network over subsequent summers of the 2000 and 2001 television seasons. It was inspired by a book about the real bounty hunter, Dottie T...

1998.

1 TV show
TV
Will & Grace

Will & Grace

6.33
1998
Will Truman and Grace Adler are best friends, and when Grace's engagement falls apart, she moves in with Will. Along with their friends, they go through the trials of dating, sex, relationships and th...

1997.

1 TV show
TV
The View

The View

6
1997
On ABC daytime's morning chat fest, the most exciting events of the day are being discussed. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are...

1993.

2 TV shows
TV
The X-Files

The X-Files

6.08
1993
The exploits of FBI agents are not well known. Because he believes in the existence of aliens and the supernatural, Scully is assigned to make scientific analyses of Mulder's discoveries that debunk h...
TV
Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

6
1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity i...

1988.

1 TV show
TV
LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

1988
A morning talk show with A-list celebrity guests, top-notch performances and one-of-a-kind segments are unparalleled on daytime television.

1984.

1 TV show
TV
Almost Live!

Almost Live!

1984
Almost Live! was a local sketch comedy television show in Seattle, Washington, USA, produced and broadcast by NBC affiliate KING-TV from 1984 to 1999. A re-packaged version of the show also aired on C...

Unknown Year.

2 Movies
Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms

Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms

There is a rumored plot to cover the invasion of Earthrealm.
Queenpins

Queenpins

Two women are making money.
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