Fast Facts

  • Was a walk-on tight end for the University of Washington Huskies for their 1991 Rose Bowl game.
  • His first acting job was joining the cast of Almost Live!, a Seattle, WA, sketch-comedy series produced by NBC.
  • Appeared in scripted and improvised Burger King commercials before landing his gig as The Soup host.
  • In 2006, was one of the invited judges for an episode of Iron Chef America in which Cat Cora and Walter Royal went head to head preparing artful dishes with the secret ingredient ostrich.
  • His son, Eddie, had heart surgery as an infant and made a full recovery.

Awards

  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program: Nominee

Relationships

  • Jack McHale — Father
  • Stephen McHale — Brother
  • Sarah Williams — Wife
  • Laurie McHale — Mother
  • Edward Roy McHale — Son
  • Isaac McHale — Son

College

  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States (BA in History, 1995; MFA, 2000)

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Details

  • Birth Name: Joel Edward McHale
  • Birth Place: Rome, Italy
  • Profession: TV host, Actor

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BONES:  When an affluent prep school student is found dead Brennan (Emily Deschanel, R) proves that it was indeed murder, not suicide in the BONES episode "A Boy In A Tree" airing Tuesday, Sept. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  Also pictured:  David Boreanaz (C).  ™©2005 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Sam Urdank/FOX.
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