Joe Manganiello

Trivia and Quotes

Quotes (7)

  • Joe: (on what he does around New York) I love walking around and grabbing coffee and sitting in a park and people watching... I love Greenwich Village.

  • Joe: (on how he got involved in the play, Skirts & Flirts) I shot an episode of Jake in Progress with John Stamos a few years back and the casting people recommended me to the writer of Skirts & Flirts, Gloria Calderon Kellett, who then wrote a part for me in her play... it turned out that she was also a writer on How I Met Your Mother.

  • Joe: (on having any personal obsessions that he gets teased about) I can get a little Howard Hughes about germs sometimes... I just got back from New York and touching things like subway rails and then eating can freak me out a little bit.

  • Joe: (on his relationship with the crew of How I Met Your Mother) I joke with them that I'm like the low income kid who gets bussed in to go to their high school.

  • Joe: (on his character, Brad, on How I Met Your Mother) CBS had originally wanted another actor to play Brad, but the writers and producers convinced them to give me the part instead. I was only slated to shoot one episode, but they liked what I was doing so much that they rewrote the character of Brad in the next episode for me, from there they kept inviting me back for more and giving me funnier stuff to do.

  • Joe: (on how he got started with acting) We had a TV studio in high school and I would write, produce, and act in movies with my friends... I then auditioned for "Oklahoma" my senior year and got the part of Jud... then I got into CMU and the rest is history!

  • Joe: (on if he was a Flash Thompson or a Peter Parker in high school) I got picked on a lot in elementary school until my father told me to hit back... I never picked on kids but after that incident, I never let anyone mess with me again... In high school I was the jock that defended the skater kids from the other jocks that picked on them... so I was actually kind of the "Anti-Flash."

Trivia (11)

  • He claims that most people don't know that he has horrible eyesight.

  • In his Chemistry class, he wrote, directed and starred in a movie; all his friends starred in it.

  • He wants to have kids someday.

  • Favorites: TV Shows: Dexter, Rome, Lost, Californication, Survivor, South Park, How I Met Your Mother, The Kids in the Hall, The Henry Rollins Show and NFL Football Movies: Fight Club, Pulp Fiction, Braveheart, Once Were Warriors, Goodfellas, The Godfather I, The Godfather II, The Lost Boys, Se7en, Animal House, The Silence of the Lambs, The Shawshank Redemption, True Romance, Knocked Up and The King of Kong: A Fistfull of Quarters Artists: Massive Attack, Tricky, Nine Inch Nails, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, Z-Trip, Audioslave, Tool, Ryan Adams, The Cult, Public Enemy, Cliff Burton Metallica, David Lee Roth Van Halen, The Used, Goldfinger and any late '90s late infomercial compilation. Books: The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged, The Hobbit, King, Warrior, Magician, Lover., Goodnight Moon, Supreme Power, The Walking Dead and The 12 and 12 Color: Black

  • He appeared in Out of Courage 2: Out for Vengeance (1999), The Ketchup King (2002), One Night Stand, Wounded, Squeeze and Spider-Man 3 (2007).

  • He played varsity football for the Blue Devils in 10th grade, but had to stop due to a knee injury. He continued playing basketball and volleyball after his recovery.

  • In his senior year in high school, he played Jud in the play Oklahoma.

  • He spent his summers on Peaks Island, Maine.

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