‘Community’ Star Joel McHale on One of His Earliest Roles
He played a spider in a Microsoft video. Really.
“I was in Seattle, where nothing was happening, because everything went to Vancouver, so it was all industrial videos. And Microsoft made 90 percent of them. I’m not kidding, they reenacted Lord of the Rings—I’m not kidding—for an industrial video to teach some sort of technical writing. … They have so much money. They have real movie studios up there. I was a spider.”
—Mercer Island native Joel McHale (star of the TV sitcom Community, which comes back this February), speaking at a Screen Actors Guild event about one of his earliest acting jobs.
Published: Febraury 2013