Joe Manganiello is DA MAN

Posted on February 23, 2012

As per usual when we post pictures of him, we only ask that the ladies and ladyboys give us a second to get out of the way so you don’t trample us while in the throes of your lust. But trust us; it’s worth it. That last picture is just a big, dripping ice cream cone of a man. Try not to lick your monitor if you’re in work right now. Save the monitor-licking for the privacy of your own bedroom. We’re just looking out for you here at T Lo Career Advising International.

 Joe Manganiello featured in the February/March 2012 issue of DaMan Indonesia photographed by Mitchell Nguyen McCormack and styled by Joshua Seth.

DA MAN: What do you think the future holds for the long-running True Blood? Do you think the public will continue to have an appetite for werewolves and vampires?
Joe Manganiello: I don’t consider True Blood a part of a fad. It’s a critically acclaimed show written and performed by critically acclaimed people on the best network that’s ever existed in television. The trick to it is that it’s a show about being human … it just uses super-powered creatures to make its point. That is what has made it a cultural phenomenon and is what will allow it to run as long as it wants to … or at least until the vampires all start to noticeably age.

DA MAN: Do the producers require you to hit the gym or shape your body in certain ways, or is that something you just do for yourself and would do regardless?
Joe Manganiello: Nothing is required by the producers. The producers trusted me to create a look and a manner of behavior for both my character and for the entire race of werewolves. With that said, I am the type of person that does everything 150 percent. It’s just the way I am. The character is described in the books by Charlaine as looking a certain way and what you see is my interpretation of that. If I decided that the role didn’t require it, believe me, I’d be laying on the couch right now eating doughnuts and pizza. My part in the ensemble is of the giant, barrel-chested, boulder-armed, hot-blooded, protective, lumberjack-ish werewolf. He’s part man, part animal. In my mind, the more physically imposing I made him, the more his inner sensitivity was going to resonate with the viewers.


Hooded windbreaker by 3.1 Philip Lim. Jacket and pants by G-Star.


Shirt by KLP. Suit by Joseph Abboud. Shoes and belt by Mezlan. Watch by Frédérique Constant.


Shirt by William Rast. Pants by G-Star. 


Shirt by CK One. Pants by G-Star. 

Shirt by 3.1 Philip Lim. Pants by G-Star. 


[Photo Credit: Mitchell Nguyen McCormack for]

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  • Jill_3


    • Jasmine Moten

      Woof x100000 indeed.

  • vanjar

    Scrolled down the interview. I’m here for the view only and what a view it is. :)

    • MaryMG

       There was an interview?

    • BookishBren

      There is an interview?


  • Sam Corbett

    As usual, I’d be drooling, but my jaw dropped so far that it dislocated itself and now my mouth doesn’t know what to do.

  • CurbGirl

    Inner sensitivity isn’t the 1st thing that resonates with this viewer….what a hunk!

  • RebeccaKW

    I keep scrolling up and down and literally have no thoughts, only tingles.  Lots of tingles.

  • PastryGoddess

    I”m so glad they kept the words to a minimum

    That is one hot piece of man candy…thanks for brightening up my day TLo

    • CQAussie

      I skipped the words and went right for the view…..=S

  • PinkLemon

    um, WOAH.

  • elleg929

    When I see him, the first thing that comes to my mind is Owen the Bartender on One Tree Hill.

  • formerlyAnon

    “The producers trusted me to create a look and a manner of behavior for both my character and for the entire race of werewolves.”

    Giggling, here. Glad to know that the look and behavior for the entire race of werewolves are in good hands.  I was half expecting the next line to be something about “as an actor, a man, and a moth – er, um, werewolf.”

    • Kayceed

      Me too – that is a hilarious quote. And I believe unintentionally so.

    • Cindi Williams

      I can see why you would giggle, but from what I’ve seen in interviews, Joe takes his job very seriously. It’s hard to get that gist from this snippet. He has an old-fashioned work ethic.

      • random_poster

        And that work ethic is much appreciated.  You go, Werewolf Race Developer!!

  • Paigealicious

    White tee shirt pic FTW

    • louised

      Fo’ real.  He does not look right in a suit.  Everything about him screams “construction worker” in the best way possible.

    • Jessica Ballinger

      It cracks me up that you can see his phone in his pocket… that shot is my fav too.

    • Catherine Katz

      Love that one, too!

    • TieDye64

      Ummm…yeah. *drools*

  • Ms_Flyover

    Your posts on this guy always make me feel like Diana Morales in a Chorus Line. 

    • momato

      It’s been a while . . . you mean “Nothing”?

      • Ms_Flyover

        Yep   (As in I don’t feel the snow, the cold or the little tingle I’m apparently supposed to when his photos show up. Just – nothing.)

  • Paula Berman

    “giant, barrel-chested, boulder-armed, hot-blooded, protective, lumberjack-ish werewolf” sounds like my dream man…

    • Sara LaBatt

      That was the part that got me too.  Mmmmmm, boulder-armed.

  • WendyD

    I’ll be in my bunk.

  • deliadee

    “T Lo Career Advising International.”  I love you guys.

  • PeggyOC

    Nope.  Sorry.  Not doing it for me.  I’ll be back with TLo out of the path of the stampede. 

    • Ginger

      They have cocktails. :)

    • serenitynow02

      I’m glad I’m not the only one. He looks douchey to me and I’d rather have the cocktails that Ginger mentioned.

  • Deborah Jozayt

    I never considered licking my monitor before….

  • PrunellaV

    Can’t… catch my… breath……..

  • mjude

    holy crap.  the 2nd to the last photo is monitor licking worthy for me :)

  • KathKo

    well, you can keep him. The man is well built but he does nothing to me.

  • sleah_in_norcal

    not digging the styled hair in looks 2 and 3,  but the rest, YEOW!  that shirt better come off quick.  part animal indeed.

  • Leah Elzinga

    ghadsjkhsadsfhajk….. that said, why in the hell would they feel the need to ‘shop this man?! 

  • Jasmine Moten

    Okay my mind is a bit off right now after looking at these pictures, but why is there a phone in his jeans while on a photoshoot? 

  • Addicted2Glamour

    Love the pic by the tree, with the jacket over his shoulder. This man is THICK. In all the right places. YUM.

  • LongTall_Sally

    If posting these pictures on my wall like a silly preteen girl is wrong for a middle-aged woman, I don’t want to be right.

  • Dr Skylaser

    Why does the cover shot look so. . . waxy?  Like a freakishly accurate Madame Tussaud’s, or something.

    • Sara__B

       Photo shop.

  • crash1212

    Personally, I like the second to last pic best because he’s left some room for me to sit and nuzzle him. He’s very thoughtful that way.

    • Mercy

      Yes!  That pic had me thinking, “…want to climb him like a jungle gym.”  Le sigh!

  • cam_lo

    ugh. he keeps stealing askars’ thunder. i miss him being the only smokeshow on True Blood.

    that being said, i didn’t think it was possible for someone to talk about this show in a more “what i do is art” way than askars does, but lo and behold, i give you joe mangiello. and i say that from a place of love.

  • joe_tey83

    There’s a hole on my monitor from all the licking. 

  • Anathema_Device

    LOL. I thought the title of the post was “Joe Manganiello is DAMN” Like you couldn’t find the words and just trailed off into a “day-um” moment.

    Not that I could blame you.

  • hellkell

    Good lord. I’d say more, but I’m too busy drooling. 

  • BeeBeauNYC

    I love that he is in blow job position in the black and white photo. 

  • Sara__B

    I just finished my lunch, and this makes a FINE dessert. Wow.

  • Sara__B

    I just finished my lunch, and this makes a FINE dessert. Wow.

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  • schadenfreudelicious

    the man does fill out a henley rather nicely……

    • kimmeister

      The henley is well-filled, yes, but his face in that shot reminds me of Keanu Reeves!

  • Bjorn Shotwell

    First, the beyond delectable David Gandy. Then the juicy Joe Manganiello?! Bring back Thursday Thighs I say!

  • foodycatAlicia

    The last picture is the only one that doesn’t work for me! All the others… oh my.

    • lahand

       I agree. The last pic is my least favorite. The one above it with him on the couch though – YUM.

    • DeebaCee

      I agree, it’s like he crossed the line over to porn-face land. Doesn’t do it for me.

  • Pants_are_a_must

    That short period in which he bromanced Matt Bomer publicly was incredibly entertaining for me on many levels.

    • Alex McGeagh

      Umm wait, where? Explain this please. 

      (Well, except ovaries will end up exploding all over the damn place. So there is that. You’ve been warned…)

      • Pants_are_a_must

         He was doing a guest spot on “White Collar”, during which he told on interviews how he and Bomer were college roommates and bffs and whatnot. They kept appearing together in events, being all buddies. They don’t work visually together, but it was delicious all the same.

  • Qdahling

    Boo! He’s wearing too many clothes!

  • Deitra S.

    You’re obviously trying to get me fired.  Even with the warning, I leaned back and gasped at that last photo #TheJigisUp

  • Rachel S.

    Chest needs more hair. Other than that, *lick*

    • raininmai

       I was going to say the same thing. “Werewolf” just says “hairy” to me and he would look so fine with a little chest hair.  Maybe I’m just getting old, but I’ll never get with this total removal of body hair that’s in fashion now.

      • NasserShaheen

        Beauty companies made people hate male body hair to create a new market. Watch them, they’re working on mainstreaming makeup for men at the moment.

        Everyone else can keep their waxed boy toys and leave the real men for me.

  • Brian @ PWYJudges

    Thank you for bringing back Thursday Thighs.

  •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    I must be part vampire, because I’m overcome with the desire to bite that man’s thighs.

  • Stuck_on_Mute

    Oh.My.Goodness. Happy Birthday to me indeed!

  • shopgirl716

    He is too waxed and groomed for me – lots of hair product, a PERFECTLY manicured beard yet no chest hair.  I can’t handle it when it’s clear the guys spends more time in front of the mirror than I do.

    • MeiraNiibori

      I’m glad I’m not the only one!  The perfectly trimmed and heavily grey beard, the complete lack of chest hair, the carefully disheveled, uniformly dark head of hair (and abundance of gel), the smooth, unlined face, the (admittedly drool-worthy) body that he obviously puts a lot of time and effort into maintaining…… something in that combo just doesn’t work for me.  While I agree he’s attractive, for me a lot of his appeal is more in the  almost nostalgic reference to a specific kind of “manly man” than in the actual details of Joe Manganiello’s appearance.  In other words, to me he’s hot because he reminds me of a stereotypical image of construction workers, not because he ACTUALLY looks like one of them.

  • Spicytomato1

    Between the thumbnail and my declining eyesight I thought it was Josh Holloway at first glance. Disappointment abounds.

  • MilaXX

    Alrighty now. He usually does nothing for me in pictures, but these are all made of win.

  • twocee

    Da-yum.  The last photo doesn’t really do it for me personally, but I would be a happy girl to come home to him on my couch, looking exactly like he does in that photo.

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    *faints dead away*

  • e jerry powell

    Now why is he wearing clothes again?

  • holdmewhileimnaked

    goodlookin guy here, younger than idve thought.
    but i’m a bit older & a seriously sticky stickler & i remember Z channel. so the idea that HBO is the best channel ever in the history of all humankind kind of gives me hives.

  • DesertDweller79

    These are some of the yummiest photos you have posted yet.  Wow.  I’m at home now, so is it okay to drool?

  • oohsparkley!

    He might be my number one fantasy TV boyfriend.  Muy macho!  I’m sure he could protect me and our little ones.

  • Gayer_Than_Thou

    Holy sweating mother of Christ.

  • SatelliteAlice

    That picture of him on the couch…. he wants me to join him.  I know he does.

  • judybrowni

    Don’t get it.

    Or him.

    To each their own.

  • Patrick Cleary

    HOT HOT HOT, except that last photo. He’s so much hotter when he knows he’s sexy and doesn’t even have to try.

  • rawrgrowlrawr

    He’s not my type, but he looks incredibly handsome in the cover shot. Can we have an order of Jon Hamm next?

  • Alex McGeagh

    Sweet jesus in a sidecar. 

    Wants it. That is a serious hunk of manflesh.

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  • Erin

    See, I think that’s where (many) gay men’s and (many) straight women’s sensibilities differ.  It’s the *second-to-last* picture that is lickworthy.  The last one is too shiny.

    • Amy Ennis

      I agree. The second to last is by far my favorite too. 

  • alyce1213

    He doesn’t have to try so hard.

  • Nonnah

    I love a man in a suit.  But I love this man in just about anything. Or nothing.

  • Lisa

    Oh, god, so yummy!  I just fogged up my computer screen.

  • ri_dic

    Does. Nothing. Forme.

  • CQAussie

    Fuck a duck…..*faints*

  • aristida_girl

    I love you guys

  • Ellen Sonnenschein

    I’ll say it again. Oh. Damn.

  • jjfg

    Oh my.  LOL’d at the comments below about the interview; don’t know why you guys posted it because all I did was scrollllll on down, and I’m damned sure I wasn’t alone in that!  

  • BrightsideSusan

    That bit of grey in his beard gives me non-cougar status, right?

  • tinyredlocks

    Yowza… He’s drool worthy.

  • P M

    okay guys i need a break i cannot even type with punctuation and grammar even correct spelling is a miracle. I JUST MELTED YALL. i am a mere puddle. 

  • eight_of_nine

    “In my mind, the more physically imposing I made him, the more his inner sensitivity was going to resonate with the viewers.”

    Oh, it resonates.  It definitely… resonates.

  • quiltrx

    I actually like the next-to-last picture best (though they’re all fabulous)…Joe looks like he’s, ahem, “got something for me.”

  • YourBaloneyDontGotNoSecondName

    Why is he wearing clothes?  

  • skadi1

    I like a man who has clearly accepted that he’s going to be sexually objectified.  Please continue to give us fodder for your objectification, Joe.

  • mila_8

    Have I told you lately that I love you, TLO? And I agree with some of the others, second to the last I hope to burn into the back of my retinas so I can take it with me always…now to adjust the brightness of my screen.

  • Whatever

    Pheww. I inadvertently did some Kegel exercises.

  • AthenaJ

    Shame on you, Joe Manganiello! My poor fiancee stands absolutely no chance against your hot, rugged manly self 😉

  • Gaby

    that scrolldown was SO WORTH IT.

  • korilian

    Maybe it’s Maybeline, (but I’m pretty sure it’s photoshop).

  • Jessica Charlotte Siewierkiewi

    His beard made me instantly think of Metro Man from Megamind (no, not a bad thing).

  • Melvis Velour

    TLo honey, please, PLEASE move quickly out of the way…this 6’2″, 200lb rugby playing homo is getting up to speed to pounce on Mr. Manganiello…SNARL!  Or, like, whatEVER!

  • sk8tfan

    In that last one he looks uncomfortably warm. I will  help him out by removing his shirt. Among other articles of clothing.

  • afabulous50

    Wow – its a good thing I was sitting down…

  • Lexie

    ::guttural moaning::

    The only thing better than him on True Blood is him in old HIMYM episodes. He’s so goofy and adorable!

  • Arianna Lechan

    I’ll be in my bunk…

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Well he looks yummy but when he opens his mouth he sounds like a stuffed shirt.  For chrissakes he plays a freaking werewolf.  It’s not like he’s doing Shakespeare or anything.  “… the more his inner sensitivity was going to resonate…”  Sheesh.

  • TheOriginalLulu

    As with most gorgeous men, I don’t really give a damn what they have to say; I just want to feast my eyes.
    Not really digging the waxed chest, though. A hairy chest on a man is much more sexy, IMO.

  • BradWatson

    I really really despise the term “ladyboy”.

  • unbornfawn

    Way to take care of us!

  • Amanda Freund

    My  mouth literally watered looking at the last picture…

  • mary_berry

    The last one isn’t the one that got me, the penultimate one was the best.  It’s like he’s saying, “Hey girl, come over here and get on your knees,” erm, “my lap,” erm “the sofa…”  

  • Amy Ennis

    He is so sexy he hurts my eyes. My breath literally catches in my throat every time I look at him. Damn, Sookie. Lucky woman.