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HBO's Sexy True Blood Star Joe Manganiello

HBO's Sexy True Blood Star Joe Manganiello

We just call him "Joe"... but Joseph "Joe" Michael Manganiello born December 28th, 1976) is a classically trained American film and theatre actor. He holds a BFA in acting from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. He played Flash Thompson in the original Spider-Man film series, and was known for his recurring roles in television on ER, How I Met Your Mother and One Tree Hill, before landing his breakout role as werewolf Alcide Herveaux on the HBO television series True Blood for which he has garnered both popular and critical praise. In 2011, Manganiello was voted "Favorite Pop-Culture Werewolf of All Time" by the readers of Entertainment Weekly. He has since split his time between True Blood and feature films such as the Steven Soderbergh-directed hit Magic Mike and the all-star ensemble, What To Expect When You're Expecting. Aside from his work in film and television, Manganiello is active with several charities including Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the Los Angeles


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An actor known for his rugged good looks, Joe Manganiello was born on December 28, 1976. He studied acting at Carnegie Mellon University. Manganiello enjoyed some success with the film Spider-Man and TV shows as ER and One Tree Hill. In 2010, he became a popular leading actor with his portrayal of werewolf Alcide Herveaux on the supernatural drama True Blood. We found this EXTREMELY difficult to believe but Joe told us, "In high school, I was skinny, with Coke-bottle glasses and invisible to girls."