Joe Manganiello filmography and biography
Date of birth: 28 December 1976, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Joe Manganiello trivia
- Graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School.
- Graduated with a degree in drama from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa.
- Wrote, directed, and starred in a movie made for extra credit in his Chemistry class in which all of his friends starred.
- Graduated in 1995 from Mt. Lebanon High School in Pittsburgh, Pa.
- Was a great athlete for the Blue Devils, playing Varsity football until a knee injury sidelined him in tenth grade in a game against Ringgold (Monongahela, Pennsylvania) before recovering and lettering in both basketball and volleyball.
- Acted 'Jud', in the Mt. Lebanon High School production of 'Oklahoma' in his senior Year.
- Used to spend his summers on Peaks Island, Maine.
- Originally cast in the part of the spiritual exorcist "Friar Lazaro Mate," in the 2007 film "Sublime," but was recast when he had to cut his long hair and shave his beard to reprise his role as "Flash Thompson" in Spider-Man 3 (2007). He did shoot a day on the film and appears briefly in the hallway scene performing a breast augmentation.
- Used to get paid to dress up like Captain Morgan at bars in Pittsburgh.
- Travelled the world as a roadie for the rockband "Goldfinger".
- Has been skydiving with the Army's parachute team the "Golden Knights".
- Used to shovel sand and gravel off of a truck and do demolitions for a construction company.
- Sang backup vocals for rockband "The Used" on their song "Hospital" from their album "Lies for the Liars" and and on the "Goldfinger" song "Wasted" on their album "Disconnection Notice".
- Is in a relationship with actress Audra Marie (II) since April 2009.
- He trained for 5 months to play the character of Alcide on True Blood, since the character is described as "having arms like tree trunks" in Charlaine Harris's novels. Manganiello said that, even considering the grueling training, the most difficult aspect of the part was getting Alcide's Southern accent right.
- Is of Sicilian and Armenian descent.
- Engaged to Audra Marie (II) [October 14, 2010].
Joe Manganiello filmography
|Livin' on a Prayer||2010|
|MTV Video Music Awards 2010||2010|
|Not Evelyn Cho||2009|
|Irene in Time||2009|
|Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia||2009|
|The Wendy Williams Show||2008|
|I Love the New Millennium||2008|
|Jake in Progress||2005|
|Close to Home||2005|
|How I Met Your Mother||2005|
|One Tree Hill||2003|
|The Ketchup King||2002|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||2000|
|Out of Courage 2: Out for Vengeance||1999|
|WWF Raw Is War||1997|