Pittsburgh-native Joe Manganiello played fan-favorite character ‘Alcide Herveaux,’ the loyal, no-nonsense werewolf, on HBO’s critically acclaimed True Blood.
A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama, Joe returned to his theater roots in 2013 playing the iconic ‘Stanley Kowalski’ in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire at Yale Repertory Theater. Manganiello appeared alongside Arnold Schwarzeneggar and Sam Worthington in David Ayer’s highly anticipated action drama Sabotage in April 2014. He previously starred in Steven Soderbergh’s wildly successful Magic Mike as well as the ensemble comedy film What to Expect When You’re Expecting.
Simon & Schuster published Joe’s first book, Evolution in December 2013. Manganiello shares his lifetime of experience and research in terms of diet, cardio and anatomy, to bring you the only fitness book you’ll ever need in order to look and feel your best.
A star athlete since childhood, Manganiello surprised his family and friends when he decided to steer off the paved road to professional athletics and instead become an actor. Not one to do anything halfheartedly, Manganiello resolved to learn all he could about the craft before pursuing a full time acting career. After high school, he enrolled in the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama where he ultimately earned his BFA in acting.
Prior to joining the cast of True Blood, Manganiello was seen in a variety of television and film roles. He showed off his comedic chops and impeccable timing on several seasons of the Emmy Award-winning CBS show How I Met Your Mother and recurred on The CW drama One Tree Hill for three seasons.
Manganiello recently appeared in a guest-starring role on USA Network’s loved action-drama series White Collar, opposite friend and fellow Carnegie Mellon alum, Matt Bomer.
Manganiello portrayed Peter Parker’s nemesis ‘Flash Thompson’ in the popular Spiderman trilogy directed by Sam Raimi. His other credits include the starring role of ‘Lt. Sean Macklin’ in Behind Enemy Lines and the independent film Irene in Time directed by Henry Jaglom.
"We had a fantastic event, and Joe certainly added to that. Our guests appreciated his humble and down-to-earth personality as well as his honesty regarding his own struggles and advice on how to battle through to achieve your goals. He was a great fit for our event."- Mercy Medical