Joel McHale is popularly known for being a comedian. He is also an actor, writer, television host, and producer. Joel was further brought to the spotlight for his role in the NBC sitcom Community and hosting The Soup on E!
Joel Edward McHale was born on the 20th of November 1971 in Rome Italy. He is the middle child amongst three brothers. Though he was born in Italy, his father is an American from Chicago, Illinois. His mother, on the other hand, is a Canadian born in the city of Vancouver.
Joel spent his childhood in Seattle, Washington and attended the Mercer Island High School in 1991. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Washington in 1995. Joel also has a master’s degree in fine arts from the professional Actors Training program at the University of Washington.
Upon obtaining his master’s degree, he moved to Los Angeles and got some small roles in Diagnosis: Murder, CSI: Miami and Will and Grace. This created more opportunities for him as an actor.
Joel McHale is currently cast in the recurring role of Chris on Santa Clarita Diet, an American horror series with an infusion of comedy. The series was created as a streaming show for Netflix. The show officially launched for public viewing on the 3rd of February 2017. The second season was renewed by Netflix and on the 23rd of March 2018, the first episode was premiered on the streaming platform.
Joel McHale started his hosting gigs with the White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner in 2014. He has also hosted the Independent Spirit Awards in 2011 and the Espy Awards in 2015. McHale announced in January 2018 that he would be launching his talk show The Joel McHale show with Joel McHale on Netflix. It officially premiered on the 18th of February 2018. The show officially launched its first season with thirteen episodes released weekly. McHale is the writer and executive producer of the show. The show focuses on pop culture and news from around the world from a different perspective.
Relationship With Wife Sarah Williams
McHale met his wife Sarah a year after he graduated from the University of Washington in 1995. He had called Sarah’s friend to find out if he could ask Sarah out. She stated it was a fat chance, but she would ask nonetheless. Sarah eventually went on a date with Joel and the relationship developed thereafter.
Joel MacHale and Sarah Williams dated for a year and got married on the 20th of July 1996. They have maintained a good relationship since they got married and have not been involved in any scandal. The couple has been spotted several times together in the public. After his marriage with Sarah, he has not been linked up with any other woman. Joel has described his wife Sarah as a Supermom. He explained she always thinks of things he would never do.
After 22 years of marriage, Joel can boost of an enviable relationship with his wife and they live happily in Hollywood Hills California. So far, there are no signs or rumours of a divorce anytime soon.
Their marriage is blessed with two sons; Edward Roy McHale and Isaac Hayden McHale. Edward was born with two holes in his heart and had an open-heart surgery as a baby, but he is better now. McHale’s devotion to his family (wife and children) is what makes him appealing. In 2011, he took a break from stand-up comedy to be able to spend more time with his family.
Height, Body stats
Joel McHale is a healthy eater and faithful to his favourite workout which happens to be push-ups. This has given him a body worthy of admiration which he loves to flaunt at every opportunity. He has been seen shirtless countless times. The Actor has a slim bodybuild with a chest of 104cm and a bicep of 38cm. Joel McHale stands tall at a height of 193cm and his body weight is 85kg.
Joel McHale – Quick Facts
- McHale was raised a Catholic.
- While in school, Joel was picked to join the rowing team. He eventually left to join the football team.