Viewers of the hit HBO series True Blood know him as the sexy werewolf Alcide Herveaux, who is not shy about going shirtless to reveal his chiseled body. But before landing that breakout role, he already had recurring parts on various TV series including ER, How I Met Your Mother and One Tree Hill. Here are five things you may not know about Joe Manganiello.
1. Graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in classical theater from Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama.
2. Shaved his head twice and got his front teeth pulled out for stage roles in college.
3. Once worked as a roadie for the ska band Goldfinger.
4. Considers himself an excellent knife-thrower.
5. At age 16, took a job dressing up like rum mascot Captain Morgan at bars.