Joel McHale

as Jeff Winger

Joel McHale stars as Jeff Winger, a fast-talkin’ lawyer whose degree has been revoked, in the comedy series Community.

In addition to his starring role in Community, he can also be seen in Warner Independent's dark, comedic thriller The Informant opposite Matt Damon. In the film, he plays an FBI agent working with agri-business insider Mark Whitacre (Damon) to stop a price-fixing scam. The film is based on Kurt Eichenwald’s 2000 bestseller, The Informant: A True Story.

McHale is best known as the star of The Soup, a weekly entertainment show that satirizes pop culture and current events. He also serves as a writer and producer on the show. McHale’s quick wit and sharp comedic timing have made The Soup a pop culture phenomenon and led to the success of The Soup Presents specials. McHale recently began touring the country to sold-out audiences with his stand-up act.

Born in Rome, Italy and raised in Seattle, Washington, McHale became a cast member on Comedy Central’s Almost Live, a show from a group of Seattle-based performers that featured a mixture of skit comedy and stand-up. Following his run on Almost Live, McHale completed the Actor’s Training Master Program at The University of Washington. After moving to L.A., McHale landed roles on Will & Grace, CSI: Miami and, most recently, Pushing Daisies. He also jumped onto the big screen with roles in Spider-Man 2 and Lords of Dogtown.

McHale currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and his two sons.

Hometown: Rome, Italy
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