Joseph Michael Manganiello, an American actor, was born on December 28, 1976. As Flash Thompson, he made his big-screen debut in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man. His breakthrough performance was as the werewolf Alcide Herveaux in the five seasons of the HBO series True Blood. His work in the films Magic Mike, Magic Mike XXL, Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Sabotage, and Rampage is also well known.
He became an author when Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books released his debut novel, Evolution, in late 2013. He made his directing debut in 2014 with the documentary La Bare, which he also produced and funded. He portrayed Brad Morris in the hit TV show How I Met Your Mother. His primary concentration is on UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, where he serves as a trustee.
He is connected with a variety of nonprofits. In the DC Extended Universe, he was hired in 2016 to play Slade Wilson/Deathstroke. He made his acting debut in the 2017 movie Justice League.