Joel McHale
Joel McHale
Real Name/Full Name Joel Edward McHale
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Joel McHale
Birth Place: Rome, Italy
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 20 November 1971
Age/How Old: 52 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 193 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 3″
Weight: In Kilograms – 94 Kg
In Pounds – 207 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Light Brown
Parents Name: Father – Jack McHale
Mother – Laurie McHale
Siblings: Christopher McHale and Stephen McHale
School: Mercer Island High School
College: University of Washington
Religion: Christianity
Nationality: Italian and American
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Sarah Williams (m, 1996)
Kids/Children Name: Edward Roy McHale and Isaac Hayden McHale
Profession: Actor, Comedian, and TV Host
Net Worth: $20 Million
Last Updated: July 2024

Joel McHale is a popular Italian-American actor, comedian, and TV host. He is most well-known for being the host of the popular show, “The Soup” and for starring in the popular comedy series, “Community”. His notable movie performances include “Ted” (2012) and “Adult Beginners” (2014). He has also guest-starred in the superhero TV series, “Stargirl”.

Well, how well do you know about Joel McHale? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Joel McHale’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Joel McHale to date.

Biography and Early Life

Joel McHale, whose full name is Joel Edward McHale was born on the 20th of November 1971 in Rome, Italy to parents, Laurie and Jack McHale. His father was the Dean of Students at Loyola University’s Center in Rome. His father is American while his mother is Canadian.  He has two brothers, Christopher and Stephen McHale. He mainly grew up in Mercer Island, Washington while he also briefly lived in Haddonfield, New Jersey.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Joel McHale in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Joel McHale’s age is 52 years old as of today’s date 22nd July 2024 having been born on 20 November 1971. Though, he is 6′ 3″ in feet and inches and 193 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 207 lbs in Pound and 94kg in Kilograms.


Joel McHale did his schooling at Mercer Island High School. Following that, he studied at the University of Washington, from where he earned his bachelor’s degree in history in 1995. During this, he was a member of the Theta Chi fraternity for a brief period as well. He was recruited to be a part of the University’s rowing team, but he chose to join its Washington Huskies football team. He was a part of the scout team and played for a couple of years without appearing in an actual game.  Besides, he has an MFA degree from the University of Washington.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Joel McHale With Wife Sarah Williams
Joel McHale With Wife Sarah Williams

Joel McHale married Sarah Williams in July 1996 and the two have been together ever since. The couple has two sons, Edward Roy McHale and Isaac Hayden McHale. Coming to the other aspects of his personal life, he revealed in 2018 that he was dyslexic, and he only got to know about this when his two sons were diagnosed.

Is Joel McHale Gay?

Joel McHale is straight when it comes to his sexual orientation and is neither gay nor bisexual. He has been married to Sarah Williams since 1996 and the couple has two sons as well. It is worth being mentioned here that he is a huge supporter of the LGBTQ community. In fact, he performed at the Durham Performing Arts Center, wearing a handmade gay-rights shirt, and even donated all of his proceeds to the LGBTQ Center of Durham.

Professional Career

Joel McHale began his acting career in 1996 with the sketch comedy TV series, “Almost Live!”.  Following that, he did minor roles in the TV series, ”Diagnosis: Murder”, “The Huntress“, and “Will & Grace”. He got his breakthrough role in 2004 which was the satirical TV show, “The Soup”.

He served as the host of the show from the 1st season to the 12th season.  Needless to say, the show gave him much fame and recognition. In 2009, he starred in the sitcom, “Community” which is still considered to be one of his most popular roles of all time. The show went on for 6 seasons and has 110 episodes.

In 2012, he appeared in the popular comedy film, “Ted”. In 2016, he starred in the sitcom, “The Great Indoors” but the series was canceled due to low ratings the following year. 2018 would turn out to be a great year for him as he not only did a recurring role on the Netflix series, “Santa Clarita Diet” but also guest-starred on the superhero TV series, “Stargirl”.  In addition, he had his own talk show on Netflix, “The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale” but the series was canceled due to low viewership after only 19 episodes. He is a co-host of “The Darkest Timeline” podcast as well.


  • Joel McHale won the 2011 EWwy Award in the category of Best Actor in a Comedy for his performance in “Community”.
  • Joel McHale was the executive producer of “The Soup”, which was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program in 2014.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Joel McHale in 2024

Joel McHale Net Worth
Joel McHale Net Worth

As of 2024, Joel McHale has garnered a net worth of $20 Million. He has garnered most of his earnings from his career as an actor. He began his career with a role in the sketch comedy series, “Almost Live!” but only received fame after becoming the host of the satirical TV series, “The Soup”. From 2009 to 2015, he starred in the sitcom, “Community” which made him even more popular.

Joel McHale has been an amazing performer and his work speaks for himself. He has shown time and time again, he is not just a great actor but a great guy too. With that being said, we wish him the best of luck for all his future endeavors and hope he keeps entertaining and inspiring us like he always has.


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