Joe Manganiello

(Joseph Michael Manganiello)

Joe Manganiello
Joe Manganiello
  • Born: December 28, 1976
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actor

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Acting was my first love. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
Acting was the only place that I ever felt like I belonged so went for it with everything I had.
Also, to be honest, my dad wanted me to be an athlete. And I think all sons want to prove something to their dad. So now, aged 35, I want to see what I can achieve physically. Families, Children & Parenting
American comedies especially are all about these men being browbeaten by their wives and it's impossible for me to watch.
I come from classical theater training and when I went to college it was a bunch of kids that were hand-picked from around the world. I was around such brilliant young minds and incredible artists with incredible teachers.
I got to L.A. in 2000, when we were coming off the '90s: women looked like men and the men all looked like women. Women
I grew up a big comic book reader, as a kid, and I love the whole fanboy crowd. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I grew up a misfit. I never fit in.
I had a fan make me a silver wolf-tooth necklace. That was really great.
I mean 'One Tree Hill' had some rabid fans - you'd be surprised - they're almost in a class of their own.
I mean, everyone walks into the gym on day one skinny or fat. Arnold Schwarzenegger walked into the gym skinny at 15 or 16, and I was that way, too.
I mean, I feel like I've been pretending I was a werewolf since I was a little kid.
I started working at clubs when I was sixteen, which is young. I would not want my kid doing that, but I did, and that's how it went.
I think you can be athletic and intellectual at the same time. Time
I train like a pro-athlete, not like an actor who's just trying to look pretty.
I wake up at the same time every day to get to the gym. Time
I was happier going back to my roots: training like men do in my hometown of Pittsburgh. Back home the guys in the gyms don't lift to look good; they're lifting to lift. They do it because they want to squat more and bench more.
I was kind of a dark kid. I loved Halloween, and I loved vampires and the black and white old monster movies. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I watched so many comic book movies where the actors weren't as built as the characters in the book. It made me mad because they didn't look right. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I wouldn't tell anyone to study werewolves - I studied wolves, how they moved, their tendencies and sensibilities.
It's tricky when I'm constantly traveling and adjusting to new time zones and trying to also keep up with my workouts. Time
I've always been an athletic guy, but the extent to which I go for 'True Blood' or for 'Magic Mike' is because of the role that I'm playing.
Matt Bomer and I went to Carnegie Mellon for drama together.
Well, being 6' 5', pull-ups are my nemesis. I have really long arms so I have to do twice the work of someone with short arms to get the weight up there. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Well, if I hadn't have been an actor I would have gone on to play college sports. Sports & Athletics
When I first got out of drama school, my original manager tried to get me to change my name because people were having trouble spelling it and saying it.
When I was growing up, it was Clint Eastwood, it was Harrison Ford and Steve McQueen - these guys were tough. They were leading men, but they were also tough and physical.
When I'm training for 'True Blood,' I don't eat any sugar except for some fruit here and there. So it's no sugar, no bread, no real carbs all day.

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