Joel has two sons with wife Sarah, Edward and Issac.
TV Show: Ultimate Fighting Championship
TV Comedies: Family Guy and The Daily Show
Both Joel McHale, current host of The Soup, and Hal Sparks, former host of The Soup's predecessor, Talk Soup, make cameo appearances in Spider-Man 2.
Joel's first national commercial was for the Ford Aspire in 1993.
Joel will host "The People's Movie Project", a project that allows members of the general public to participate in the production of a movie.
Joel played basketball in high school, but didn't want to play in college, because he was too big, and he thought the coach would just use him as an enforcer.
According to Joel, his most glorious college football moment was Skit Night, where he played the team doctor.
Joel claims he lied his way onto the University of Washington football team, since he never played in high school.
Joel ran the 40 yard dash in 4.6 seconds.
Joel was recruited by the University of Washington to be on the rowing team, but quit because he was involved in a confrontation with a senior on the team during his freshman year.
Joel weighed 250 pounds as a college football player.
Joel is 6 feet, 4 inches tall.
Joel has run a marathon in 3 hours and 6 minutes.
Joel interviewed all three American Idol judges for the American Idol website.
Joel claims he was just a "punching bag" when he played college football.
Joel attended the University of Washington as an undergraduate from 1991-1995, where he got his bachelor's degree in history because he had little faith in the drama program.
Joel left Washington for California because the acting opportunities were slim in Washington at the time.
Joel's advice for budding actors is to "Act good."
Joel says his time with Theatersports was an excellent way to develop his acting skills.
Joel's first acting experience was with the improv comedy group TheaterSports.
Since he was one of the youngest members of Almost Live!, where he not only acted, but also wrote skits, Joel often played in his words, "weird, drugged out punks."
Joel completed the Actor's Training Masters Program at The University of Washington in 2000.
Joel often voices his embarrassment over the introduction to the "Chat Stew" segment of The Soup on air.
Joel says taping The Soup is his favorite part of his week.
Joel loves playing X-Box.
Joel claims to like all animals.
In addition to hosting The Soup, Joel is also a co-writer.
Joel often mentions Seattle on his show, since he was born there and started his career in Seattle.
Joel claimes to be one of the "whitest and most depressed television hosts around".
Joel is a big fan of the Seattle Mariners.
Joel earned a ring from the 1991 Rose Bowl game, while he played for the Huskies.
Joel is of Irish and Nordic heritage.
Joel McHale: (on being a member of the cast of Community) I love my job, I love the cast, and I love the crew, it's ideal. So something's going to go horribly wrong.
Joel: I've always made fun of television shows and how ridiculous some celebrity behavior is, but I never thought my job would be commenting on it. There's a side of me that's happy I get to say these things out loud. But other times I feel like a whore.
Joel: I won't do porn. Well, I won't do triple-X porn.
Joel: In prison, inmates sometimes use Cheetos and grape juice as makeup. I wouldn't use that beauty regimen around Britney Spears- she might lick your face off!.
Joel: I was serious about Ultimate Fighting Championship. And I'm not even ashamed to say it because I want free tickets.
Joel: Yes, I would say my comedy is grunge, evidenced by the fact my jokes have put an end to big-hair glam comedy.
Joel: It's important to have the right agent -- people that are working hard for you. But an actor needs to be in control of their career no matter how good the representation is.
Joel: You have to have talent. You have to get the audition and then you have to nail the audition.
Joel: Hopefully when I do auditions I do the best I can do at the time. That's all I have control over.
Joel: Once you've been booked, people in Hollywood say, Oh he must be good. All the while you're the same actor.
Joel: Follow what your head is telling you and work hard. That's the big secret.
Joel: People might say it came easy for me. The fact is, I've worked hard on every role. I prepare for each audition -- take the script, read it and see where the characters fall into context.
Joel: 'Almost Live' allowed me to take chances and try things you can't do on national television. It allowed me to screw up.
Joel: If you have a dream, just lie about it. Lie your way unto your dreams.
Joel: I don't think the NFL had the slightest intention of taking me, except as maybe a water boy.
Joel: It's an awesome thing to be flung out onto the stage twice a weekend in front of 250 people, and you have to make it up as you go along.
Joel: My goal and my career is definitely not to be famous. That's a really horrible goal, just to be famous for the sake of having fame.