What is Joel McHale's net worth? 'Crime Scene Kitchen' host sold his LA home boasting a chef’s kitchen for $2.5M
More often than not, the key to a good reality competition show is a good host. After all, said host sets the tone of the show and eventually takes on the identity of it as well. For a show like 'Crime Scene Kitchen,' here the tension runs high and the stakes are higher, you need someone willing to bring that little extra zing to the table. And who better than Joel McHale to do the trick!
The 'Community' actor has hosted his fair share of TV shows and award ceremonies -- he's definitely a pro when it comes to hosting gigs. From hosting the 2014 White House Correspondents' Association to the 43rd People's Choice Awards in 2017, McHale's hosting credits are as impressive as it gets.
Who is Joel McHale?
Born in Rome in 1971, Joel Edward McHale is the son of Jack and Laurie McHale. McHale's father was the Dean of Students at Rome's Loyola University. McHale grew up on Mercer Island, Washington. He also lived in Haddonfield, New Jersey, for a while and later returned to Mercer Island.
He attended Mercer Island High School. He received a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Washington in 1995, and also has a master's degree in acting. He worked on a range of projects, such as 'Community,' 'The Great Indoors' and 'Stargirl.' He's also acted in movies such as 'Ted' and 'Spy Kids: All the Time in the World.' McHale has hosted a number of shows prior to 'Crime Scene Kitchen,' such as 'The Soup,' 'Loveline' and even hosted the 2014 White House Correspondents' Association.
McHale hosted the 43rd People's Choice Awards in 2017 and the 2017 Webby Awards. He also hosted the 'Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale' on Netflix, which focused on op culture and news from around the world In 2020, he also hosted the 'Tiger King' after-show special. McHale married Sarah Williams in 1996. The couple has two sons together.
His net worth
McHale's net worth is an estimated $14 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. During his time on the hit sitcom, 'Community,' McHale was earning $60,000 per episode. As the host of 'The Soup,' he was cashing in a yearly income of $2 million. McHale, along with his wife, Sarah, purchased a $1.88 million home in LA's Loz Feliz back in 2007. They also purchased a $500,000 home in Sammamish, Washington, in 2009. Later, in 2014, they purchased a $5.15 million gated mansion in Studio City, California.
The couple listed their LA's Loz Feliz home for sale in August 2016 for $2.4 million and sold the home a month later for $2.55 million. It was a 3,451 square feet, 4-bedroom, a 3-bathroom house complete with wood flooring, plenty of natural light and a red front door. The house also had a renovated chef’s kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances, an office, a den and a family room, as reported by PEOPLE.
McHale also engages in philanthropy, having supported causes and organizations such as DoSomething.org, Elton John AIDS Foundation, Friars Foundation, Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation, Noreen Fraser Foundation, Screen Actors Guild Foundation, The FEED Foundation, The Trevor Project and UNICEF, as reported by Look To The Stars.
'Crime Scene Kitchen' premieres on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, on Fox at 9/8c