Joel McHale Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 08 May, 2019
Facts of Joel McHale
Date of Birth: 1971 , November-20
Age: 47 years old
Birth Nation: Italy
Height: 6 Feet 4 Inch
Name Joel McHale
Birth Name Joel Edward McHale
Father Jack McHale
Mother Laurie McHale
Nationality Italian
Birth Place/City Rome
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor, Comedian
Net Worth $14 million
Salary $2 Million
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Dark-Brown
Weight in KG 85 kg
Married Yes
Married to Sarah Williams (m. 1996)
Children Edward RoyMcHale, Isaac Hayden McHale
Education University of Washington 1995, Mercer Island High School
Awards BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting Award
Movies A Futile and Stupid Gesture
TV Show The Great Indoors
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Joel McHale is best known for his satirical television show 'The Soup'. It is said that he is paid $2 Million per show for 'The Soup'. Joel started his career as the cast member of Seattle's KING-TV and then moved to Los Angeles after earning a Master's degree in acting. After some shows and guest appearances, he finally landed on his super hit show 'The Soup' in the year 2004.

In the same year, Joel McHale signed different movies like 'Spiderman' (2004), 'Lords of Dogtown' (2005) and 'The Onion Movie' (2008).  Apart from his acting career, Joel McHale was also the host of award ceremonies like 'Independent Spirit Awards' in 2011 and 'ESPY Awards' in 2015 and White House Correspondents' Association in 2014.

Early Life, Bio, Education of Joel McHale

Joel Edward McHale was born on 20 November 1971 in Rome, Italy, where his father worked as Dean at Loyola University Rome Center. He was raised in New Jersey and graduated from Mercer Island High School.

CAPTION: Joel McHale with his friend in early days SOURCE: Instagram

He attended the University of Washington with history as major in 1995. Joel received his master degree from the Professional Actors Training Program under Master of Fine Arts at the University of Washington.  Then he moved to LA, after graduation.  

Joel McHale's Beginning Career

Joel McHale became the cast member of Seattle's KING-TV's 'Almost Live!', a local sketch-comedy in 1984. Joel was a member of the comedy group from 1993 to 1997 at Unexpected Productions. He participated in Theater sports at the Market Theater in downtown Seattle. 

Joel McHale moved to Los Angeles and quickly became a part of 'Diagnosis: Murder' and 'CSI: Miami'. He also made a guest appearance as a cast member on the NBC comedy show 'Thank God You're Here' and 'Pushing Daisies'.

Career Success after 'The Soup'

In 2004, Joel started writing, producing, and hosting 'The Soup'; a satirical weekly television show on the "E!" television network. The show 'The Soup' was a great success, then, because of the sharp comedy skill of Joel. 

The year 2004 got lucky for her and she booked roles in 'Spider-Man 2' (2004), 'Lords of Dogtown' (2005) and 'The Onion Movie' (2008).

Joel McHale was also associated with Circle X Theatre and was a weekly guest on 'The Adam Carolla Show' and 'Mickey and Amelia'. He has also been involved in the American version of the British TV Show 'The IT Crowd'. 

Joel McHale's Net Worth

Talking about Joel McHale, there is no doubt that the 'The Soup' host earns a huge amount of money. Joel McHale has an estimated net worth of $14 million. It's said that he earns $2 million per year as the host of 'The Soup' and $60,000 per episode of 'Community'.

Joel McHale's Personal Life and Rumors

Joel McHale married Sahara Williams in 1996 and has two sons, Edward and Isaac, from her.  Joel met his wife Sahara after he graduated from the University of Washington.

CAPTION: Joel McHale with his wife, Sahara Williams SOURCE: Heightline

Their first son was born with a hole in his heart and did an open-heart surgery as a newborn baby. It was a hard time when this issue came up and they had to proceed with surgery. However, Edward is doing great now. 

Joel McHale has been subjected as a gay for several times. But Joel takes it as a compliment and didn’t even bother about it. He says people may think he is a guy because he is always well-dressed as he usually shows up in suits and button downs. He is happy that people admire his works and loves him and does not take those things as criticisms.  

Joel McHale's Age, Body Measurements and Other Facts

  • Age: As of 2019, Joel McHale is 47 years old.
  • Birth Sign: Scorpio
  • Height: He has a tall height of 6 feet 5 inches
  • Weight: His body weight is around 85kg(187 Ib).
  • Hair Color: Blonde 
  • Eyes Color: Blue

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