Joel McHale is one of the busiest actors in the business right now. He is currently starring on NBC’s hit comedy series, Community, has a number of films on deck and recently wrapped a much buzzed about gig as the host of the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards.
Joel can currently be seen in Seth MacFarlane’s TED, which is a live action tale of a boy and his teddy bear. He stars opposite of Mark Walhberg, Mila Kunis and Seth Macfarlene where he plays a charming but sleazy boss to Mila Kunis’ character. He was last seen in “What’s Your Number?” with Anna Farris and “The Big Year” with Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson. Previously, Joel was seen opposite of Jessica Alba in Robert Rodriguez’s “Spy Kids: All The Time in The World,” in addition to starring opposite Matt Damon in Steven Soderbergh’s comedic thrilled, “The Informant.”
In addition, Joel continues to satirize pop culture and current events each week on E!’s “The Soup.” Joel’s quick wit and sharp comedic timing have made “The Soup” a pop culture phenomenon. Joel also performs his stand-up act around the country to sold-out audiences.
Born in Rome and raised in Seattle, Washington, Joel was a history major at the University of Washington where he also was a member of their championship football team. In addition, Joel received his Master’s of Fine Arts from UW’s Actor’s Training Program. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.