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Joel McHale

Sylvester Pemberton / Starman in “DC’s Stargirl”


            Joel McHale stars as Sylvester Pemberton/Starman, a member of the Justice Society of America, on The CW’s drama “DC’s Stargirl.”


            McHale is an actor, comedian and television host. He is currently in production on the second season of the game show “Crime Scene Kitchen” and the new E! game show “Celebrity Beef.” Other projects include the sci-fi podcast series “Black Box” and the dark romantic comedy “Happily,” alongside Kerry Bishe.


            Upcoming projects include “California King” alongside Victoria Justice. Other recent projects include “Card Sharks,” “Becky” alongside Kevin James and Lulu Wilson, “Twilight Zone,” “Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms” and “Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge,” where he voiced Johnny Cage.


            McHale hosted “The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale” on Netflix, a half-hour topical series that took a sharp, absurdist look at pop culture and news from across the globe. In 2015, he wrapped the twelfth and final season of E! Network’s “The Soup,” in which he satirized pop culture and current events. McHale is best known for his starring role on the hit comedy series “Community,” which ended its sixth season on Yahoo! after five seasons on NBC.


            In addition, McHale previously starred in “The Great Indoors,” “Santa Clarita Diet” with Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant and the revival of “The X-Files,” where he played a conservative news anchor. Other starring feature roles include “The Happytime Murders,” “A Stupid & Futile Gesture” opposite Will Forte, “Queenpins” opposite Kristen Bell, “A Merry Friggin’ Christmas” opposite Robin Williams, “Blended” alongside Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced supernatural thriller “Deliver Us from Evil,” Seth MacFarlane’s comedy “Ted,” David Frankel’s “The Big Year,” Steven Soderbergh’s “The Informant” as well as “What’s Your Number?” starring Chris Evans and Anna Faris.


            In 2020, McHale co-hosted FOX’s New Year’s Eve Special, alongside his fellow “Community” co-star Ken Jeong. They also host a podcast called “The Darkest Timeline.” In 2014, McHale hosted the annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington D.C. He also hosted the 2015 ESPYS.


            In the fall of 2016, McHale released his first book through Putnam Penguin, “Thanks for The Money: Howto Use My Life Story to Become the Best Joel McHale You Can Be,” which is part memoir, part self-helpguide.


            Born in Rome and raised in Seattle, Washington, McHale was a history major at the University of Washington and a member of their championship football team. He also graduated with an MFA from the Actor's Training Program.


            McHale resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.


June 2022