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Joseph MichaelJoeManganiello (/ˌmæŋɡəˈnɛl/ MANG-gə-NEL-oh; Italian pronunciation: [maŋɡaˈnjɛllo]; born December 28, 1976) is an American actor, director, producer, and author. He played Flash Thompson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy and had various 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. In 2011, he was voted “Favorite Pop-Culture Werewolf of All Time” by the readers of Entertainment Weekly, and one of Men’s Health‘s “100 Fittest Men of All Time”.

Cast member Joe Manganiello poses at the premiere of "Sabotage" in Los Angeles, California March 19, 2014. The movie opens in the U.S. on March 28. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) - RTR3HTPH


TORONTO, ON - JUNE 14: Actor Joe Manganiello poses for a portrait at the press junket for his new film "Magic Mike" at the Thompson Hotel on June 14, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)



Manganiello has appeared in films such as Magic Mike, the film adaptation of What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and Sabotage. In late 2013, he became a published author when his first book, Evolution, was released by Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books. He is active with several charities, including Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and he serves on the committee of The Art of Elysium.




Film acting

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Out of Courage 2: Out for Vengeance Ruslan Zmeyev Short film
2002 Spider-Man Flash Thompson
2002 The Ketchup King Black Dildo
2007 Spider-Man 3 Flash Thompson Cameo
2008 Impact Point Matt Cooper
2008 Wounded Patient Short film
2009 Not Evelyn Cho Ryan Short film
2009 Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia Lt. Sean Macklin Video
2009 Irene in Time Charlie
2011 The Girl With the Tramp Stamp Tattoo Mikael Blomkvist Short film
2012 What to Expect When You’re Expecting Davis
2012 Magic Mike Big Dick Richie
2014 Sabotage Joseph “Grinder” Phillips
2015 Knight of Cups Joe
2015 Tumbledown Curtis
2015 Magic Mike XXL Big Dick Richie
2016 Pee-wee’s Big Holiday Filming
2017 Get Smurfy Hefty Smurf (voice) Filming




Television acting

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Jake in Progress Rick Cavanaugh Episode: “Notting Hell”
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Tom Harper Episode: “Daddy’s Little Girl”
2006 Las Vegas Carson Stuart Episode: “Urban Legend”
2006 Close to Home James Miller Episode: “Escape”
2006 So Notorious Scott 2 episodes
2006 A.K.A. Brian TV movie
2006–12 How I Met Your Mother Brad Morris 7 episodes
2007 Scrubs Chad Miller Episode: “My No Good Reason”
2007 American Heiress Solomon Cortez 65 episodes
2007 E.R. Officer Litchman 4 episodes
2008–10 ‘Til Death Stu 2 episodes
2008–10 One Tree Hill Owen Morello 13 episodes
2009 CSI: Miami Tony Ramirez Episode: “Target Especific”
2009 Medium Angelo Filipelli Episode: “Once in a Lifetime”
2010 CSI: NY Rob Meyers Episode: “Criminal Justice”
2010 100 Questions Rick Episode: “What Brought You Here?”
2010 Livin’ on a Prayer Doug Pilot
2010–14 True Blood Alcide Herveaux 42 episodes
2011 Two and a Half Men Alex Episode: “The Squat and the Hover”
2012 White Collar Ben Ryan Episode: “Neighborhood Watch”





  • 2014 – La Bare, documentary about the male strip club of that name in Dallas, Texas; presented by himself

Awards and nominations

Year Group Award Work Result
2011 NewNowNext Awards ‘Cause You’re Hot True Blood Won
Saturn Awards Best Guest Starring Role in Television Won
Scream Awards Breakout Performance – Male Won
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Breakout: Male What To Expect When You’re Expecting Nominated
2013 MTV Movie Awards Best Musical Moment Magic Mike Nominated
2014 Maui Film Festival Triple Threat Award (Directing, Producing, Acting) La Bare Won




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