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Joel McHale

Joel Edward McHale was born in Rome, Italy, to a Canadian-born mother, Laurie (Jackson), and an American-born father, Jack McHale. His father, from Chicago, is of Irish descent, and his mother, from Vancouver, has Norwegian, Finnish, and English ancestry. Joel was raised in Seattle, Washington, and graduated from Mercer Island High School. He was ... See full bio »

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 2015 Lego Dimensions (Video Game)
X-PO (voice)
 2015 BoJack Horseman (TV Series)
- Yesterdayland (2015) ... Alex (voice)
 2015 Regular Show (TV Series)
- Format Wars II (2015) ... DVD (voice)
 2015 Kittens in a Cage (TV Series)
- She More Reprobatey (2015) ... Wally
 2015 Star Wars: Detours (TV Series) (2012) (voice)
 2014 Video Game High School (TV Series)
- OMGWTFPS!? (2014) ... President
 2014 Adult Beginners
 2014 Blended
 2014 The (206) (TV Series)
- Episode #2.8 (2014)
 2013 Conan (TV Series)
 2012 Sons of Anarchy (TV Series)
- Toad's Wild Ride (2012) ... Warren
- Small World (2012) ... Warren
 2012 Ted
 2012 Community: Abed's Master Key (TV Movie)
Jeff Winger (voice)
 2012 12 Angry Bros (Short)
 2011 Phineas and Ferb (TV Series)
Norm Head Prototype
- Candace Disconnected/Magic Carpet Ride (2011) ... Norm Head Prototype (voice)
 2010 Community: Study Break (TV Mini-Series short)
Jeff Winger
 2007-2009 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Father / Man / Kenickie / ...
- Please Do Not Notify Our Contractors (2009) ... Father / Man (voice)
- Slaughterhouse on the Prairie (2007) ... Kenickie / Anderson Cooper / Announcer (voice)
 2008 Open Season 2
Elliot (voice)
 2008 The Onion Movie
Office Worker (uncredited)
 2008 Giants of Radio (TV Movie)
Doug Deerfield
 2007 The IT Crowd (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 ... Roy
 2007 Pushing Daisies (TV Series)
Harold Hundin
- Bitches (2007) ... Harold Hundin
 2006 Mini's First Time
 2005 Game Time (Short)
 2005 Lords of Dogtown
TV Reporter
 2004/II Wait (Short)
 2001 Will & Grace (TV Series)
- Cheaters (2001) ... Ian
 2000 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
- By Reason of Insanity (2000) ... Richard
 2000 The Fugitive (TV Series)
- Far from Home (2000) ... Curtis
 2000 The Huntress (TV Series)
Quicky the Clown
- Springing Tiny (2000) ... Quicky the Clown (as Joel E. McHale)
 1996 Almost Live! (TV Series)
- Episode #12.17 (1996) ... Various
- Episode #12.11 (1996) ... Various
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TV commercials for Burger King. See more »

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Joel E. McHale


6' 4" (1.93 m)

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Once you've been booked, people in Hollywood say, 'Oh he must be good.' All the while you're the same actor. See more »


Was a history major and went on to complete the master's program in acting at the University of Washington. See more »


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