Joel McHale is an American actor, comedian, and television personality. Joel McHale has been the host of The Soup, a weekly comedy series that airs on the E! network. Additionally, he stars as Jeff Winger on the NBC comedy series Community, which premiered in September 2009.
McHale, the middle of three brothers, was born in Rome, Italy. His mother, Laurie, is from Vancouver, British Columbia, and his father, Jack, is from Chicago; Joel and his brothers were born in Rome, where their father worked for an American university.
Joel McHale grew up in the Seattle area, attended St. Monica Catholic School, then graduated from Mercer Island High School in 1991. Joel McHale received a bachelor`s degree in History from the University of Washington in 1995. While at the University of Washington, he belonged to the Theta Chi Fraternity for three horrible months.