Character

Jeff Winger

Played by Joel McHale

Actor Bio

Joel McHale stars as Jeff Winger, a fast-talking lawyer whose degree has been revoked, in the NBC comedy series "Community." He is also host of the second-annual American Giving Awards Presented by Chase.

In addition, McHale satirizes pop culture and current events each week on E!'s "The Soup." McHale's quick wit and sharp comedic timing have made "The Soup" a pop culture phenomenon. He also performs his stand-up act around the country to sold-out audiences.

McHale recently starred in Seth MacFarlane's "Ted," opposite Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis and MacFarlane. He also appeared in the films "What's Your Number?" opposite Anna Faris, "The Big Year" with Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson, and a "Spy Kids" reboot with Robert Rodriguez. Previously, McHale starred opposite Matt Damon in Steven Soderbergh's comedic thriller "The Informant." He also hosted the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards.

Born in Rome and raised in Seattle, Washington, McHale was a history major at the University of Washington where he also was a member of their championship football team. In addition, McHale received his M.F.A. from UW's Actor's Training Program. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two sons.

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