This spring in addition to his duties on True Blood Joe will shoot the CBS comedy 'Pilot Livin' on a Prayer' for show creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas for whom he worked alongside for several seasons on the Emmy Award nominated, How I Met Your Mother on CBS.
His other credits include the starring role of "Lt. Sean Macklin" in FOX's Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia as well as the recently released independent film Irene in Time, written and directed by Henry Jaglom.
Manganiello is previously best known for his roles opposite Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, and James Franco as Peter Parker's nemesis, "Flash Thompson" in the Spider-Man trilogy, directed by Sam Raimi. Additionally, he is known for his role as Sophia Bush's love interest, "Owen Morello" on the past three seasons of the CW's hit TV show One Tree Hill.
Joe holds a BFA in acting from The Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama in his home town of Pittsburgh, PA.