Hot Man Friday: Joe Manganiello

Joe Manganiello

Name: Joseph Michael Manganiello
DOB: Dec. 28, 1976
Where: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Occupation: Actor
Years Active: 1999-present
As Owen Morello on One Tree Hill

-Holds a BFA in acting from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama
-Played Flash Thompson in the Spider-Man film series
-Was also on ER, How I Met Your Mother and One Tree Hill.
-His breakout role was playing werewolf Alcide Herveaux on the HBO show True Blood

Early Life
-Parents are Susan and Charles Manganiello
-He is of German, Sicilian, Austrian and Armenian descent
-Has a younger brother named Nicholas
-After a series of sports related injuries including a torn MCL, he decided to go into acting.

-Moved to LA after graduating from Carnegie Mellon
-Auditioned for the role of Peter Parker in the Spider-Man series of films. He managed to land the role of Eugene "Flash" Thompson, Peter Parker's nemesis.
-Joined the cast of One Tree Hill in 2008, playing bartender Owen Morello.
-He now plays Alcide Herveaux, a werewolf hired by Eric Norman(Alexander Skarsgard) for Sookie Stackhouse(Anna Paquin) when her romantic companion, vampire Bill Compton(Stephen Moyer) goes missing.
-Most recently, he appeared in an episode of White Collar, on USA.

Personal Life
-Major fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers
-Former bodyguard of singer/actor Tyrese Gibson
-Trained as a boxer and was former sparring partner of NHL player Brantt Myhres
-Supporter of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh