Born Joseph Michael Manganiello on December 28, 1976 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is an American actor of Italian-Sicilian descent. His parents Charles and Susan were both born in Boston, Massachusetts but moved to Pittsburgh a few years before Joe was born. He has one younger brother, Nicholas, who works behind the scenes in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles. Joe graduated from the suburban Mt. Lebanon High School in 1995, where he was a letterman in football, basketball, and volleyball. He appeared in a senior high school production of Oklahoma! as “Jud Fry” and was very involved with the high school’s TV studio where he would write, direct, edit and act in movies with all of his friends. He is a graduate of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.
Joe Manganiello holds a BFA in Acting from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama where he studied all styles of classical theatre. In June of 2009 he starred on stage as “Leo Belraggio” alongside Doris Roberts, Richard Thomas, Harriet Harris, and Maria Dizzia in the West Coast Premiere of Terrence McNally’s, Unusual Acts of Devotion, directed by: Trip Cullman, at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego. Other notable theatre roles include: Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire for the West Virginia Public Theatre and starring roles in the premieres of Gloria Calderon Kellett’s Wounded (which is now a short film), and The Chick Magnet for which he was an HBO Aspen Comedy Festival Finalist.
Name: Joseph Michael Manganiello