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Date of birth: December 28, 1976
True Blood character: Alcide Herveaux
Full name: Joseph Michael Manganiello
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Resides in: Los Angeles, CA
Education: Carnegie Mellon University
Charities: Until There’s a Cure (HIV/AIDS)
Joe Manganiello Bio:
Joseph Manganiello was born on December 28, 1976 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Growing up, he had a passion for acting and attended the prestigious Carnegie Mellon acting program. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles and quickly found success, landing the role of Eugene "Flash" Thompson, nemesis to Peter Parker in the 2002 blockbuster Spiderman. Manganiello was cast in numerous TV shows and movies including ER, How I Met Your Mother, and 'Til Death. He can also be seen in a series of 2010 Taco Bell commercials. Already a fan of True Blood, after learning that True Blood fans were positing his image on fan sites as the perfect actor to play the werewolf Alcide, Manganiello campaigned heavily for the role. In 2010, Manganiello won his dream role and joined the cast for the third season of True Blood.