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Joel McHale
Birth date: November 20, 1971
Occupation: Actor, comedian, host
Also known for: E!'s The Soup, The Great Indoors (TV series), Fortnite
Work on Community
Title: Main Cast member
Portrays : Jeff Winger
Acting debut: "Pilot"
Active on Community: 2009-2015


Every single critic writes, “the ratings-challenged Community.” And I always go, well, yes we were, but we beat American Idol in the demo when we came back after our forced hiatus!
Joel McHale

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Joel McHale
Joel McHale is the Italian-born actor who portrays Jeff Winger on Community. He was born in Rome, Italy but raised in Seattle where he graduated from Mercer Island High School. Soon after he joined the cast of other Seattle-based comedians for the Comedy Central skit-show Almost Live! in 1995. After he left the show in 1998, Joel completed the Actor's Training Masters Program at The University of Washington. He then moved to Los Angeles, where he currently lives with his wife and two sons. Joel was known for being the host of E!'s The Soup, a weekly entertainment news show that discusses and makes fun of television, specifically reality television, and celebrity culture. Joel was a producer and writer for the series as well. He has also held roles in the television series Will & Grace, CSI: Miami, and Robot Chicken, as well as appearing in the movies Spider-Man 2, Lords of Dogtown, 2009's The Informant!, 2016's The X-Files and The Great Indoors. In 2018 he hosted the Netflix show "The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale" from February 18th until it’s cancellation later that year on August 17th [1].


Year Title Media Character
1995 Almost Live! TV Various (Multiple episodes)
2000 The Huntress TV Quicky the Clown (1 episode)
The Fugitive TV Curtis (1 episode)
Diagnosis Murder TV Richard Fielding (1 episode)
2001 Will & Grace TV Ian (1 episode)
2004 Spider-Man 2 Film Mr. Jacks
The Soup TV Host (313 episodes)*
Wait Film
2005 Lords of Dogtown Film TV Reporter
Game Time Film Johnson
CSI: Miami TV Greg Welch, Bank Manager (1 episode)
2006 Mini's First Time Film Host
The IT Crowd TV Roy (1 episode)
2007 Pushing Daisies TV Harold Hundin (1 episode)
Robot Chicken TV Various (2 episodes)
2008 Giants of Radio TV Movie Doug Deerfield
The Onion Movie Film Office Worker
Open Season 2 Video Elliot
2009 The Informant! Film FBI Special Agent Bob Herndon
Community TV Jeff Winger
2011 Phineas and Ferb TV Norm's Old Head Prototype
2012 Sons of Anarachy TV Warren (2 episodes)
2014 Blended Film Mark
2016-18 The X-Files TV Tad O'Malley (4 episodes)
2016 Dr. Ken TV Ross
2016-17 The Great Indoors TV Jack Gordon (22 episodes)
2017 Rick and Morty TV Death Stalker Hemorrhage (voice, 1 episode)
2018 Game Over, Man! Film Himself
Santa Clarita Diet TV Chris (4 episodes)
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale TV Himself (host)
Drunk History TV Sheriff George Corwin / Sheriff Robert Cahill (1 episode)
A Futile And Stupid Gesture Film Chevy Chase
The Happytime Murders Film Agent Campbell
2019 The Rookie TV Brad Hayes (1 episode)
Happily Film Tom
Stargirl TV Sylvester Pemberton / Starman (lead role)
2020 Becky Film Jeff Hooper
  • as of August, 2020.


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