Joe Manganiello on the Set of “Tumbledown”

Posted on April 04, 2014

Here’s Joe Manganiello being all Joe Manganiello and shit on the set of something or other.


Joe Manganiello films a scene on the set of “Tumbledown” in Concord, Massachusetts.

That’ll do. Serving up some of that “day laborer outside Home Depot” realness. Hey Joe. We’ve got a job for you.

Okay, we’re being ew. Let’s just say we really like the shorter hair on him. While it’s true that the beard ages him, he definitely looks better with it. We wouldn’t recommend this unless it was a dark-haired man under 45, but he can get away with dyeing that beard for a couple more years. Once your face falls (and boys, it will) then things like dark hair and beard dye need to be rethought, though.





[Photo Credit: Patriot Pics/FAMEFLYNET PICTURES]

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  • decormaven

    Must come to Philly to check out your Home Depot. Nothing like this outside my store- heck, in my city! Nicely served for Sausage Friday.

    • JP

      I live in Philly too, and I have never seen anything remotely this yummy at or around a Home Depot. Or a Lowe’s. :-/

    • Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

      Come to Florida….they’re everywhere.

      • marlie

        Bitter kitten field trip!

        • LucΓ­a Gavello

          I’ll bring the catnip.

          • joything

            I thought we were GOING for the catnip!

        • tinyredlocks

          Word. When do we leave?

  • abfidy


  • @Biting Panda

    And this, ladies and gentlemen, is as close to seeing a man, like my husband, featured here, as I ever will be. I swear, if you scrolled up and hid Joe’s head, you’ve have my man. He is also rocking the grey in his beard and I love it! I am having all kinds of thoughts of the projects those two could work on, in our house….

    • MzzPants

      Ditto. My first thought upon seeing this was, ‘he’s dressed like my husband.’ Love me some blue collar man.

    • Glam Dixie

      Yum, I’m imagining some nice callouses on those hands instead of those really soft hands that kind of freak me out on men and this is also my husband.

    • conniemd

      Now you are making me jealous. πŸ™‚ He definitely looks like my fairy tale image of a man. I’m thinking he’d have made a perfect
      “Huntsman.” He’s the guy you’d expect to pull you from a burning building, scare off a bear from your campground, Drag someone mugging you to the ground and pounding him. He’s the every woman’s superhero a real man to the rescue.

    • formerlyAnon

      I love that you admire your husband enough to include him in the imaginary Manganiello-as-handyman projects.

  • Nikko Viquiera

    I have a sudden itching t go to a home depot and bang some…uhm…hammers. Oh yeah, he also looks really good. Cleans up nicely, in a way that’s cleaned up for Joe.

  • M_E_S

    Personally, he can keep that grey in his beard. It works like gangbusters for him.

    • stephen

      Indeed. Have to disagree with TLo on the beard dyeing thing…it always looks so obvious and cheap, regardless of a man’s age.

    • Erica

      My husband, who happens to be 45 on the nose, has been grousing about the amount of grey in his beard, but I think it looks great with his darker brown hair. Now me? With my dishwasher blond hair starting to turn grey, I’ve got to dye it and highlight over the dyed parts these days.

  • Anna

    I enjoyed him in the suits, but I am digging labourer/lumberjack Joe even more. “Tumbledown” definitely sounds like a fun thing to do with labourer/lumberjack Joe. I volunteer as tribute.

    • Danielle

      Seriously, all men should wear flannel shirts with the sleeves pushed to the elbows. Increases their sex appeal by 10000 percent, scientifically proven.

      • Kitten Mittons

        And then sit on a car in pants like those, with his hand in his pocket. Adds another 4000 percent.

        It’s Science.

        • Danielle

          Ah! Nice to see a fellow Bitter Kitten School of Science alumni!

          • Kitten Mittons

            J[(F*P) + (H*B] = X


            P=Pocket Pool
            H=New Haircut
            B= Salt and Pepper Beard
            KS=Kitten Swoon
            X= factor by which J increases my Kitten Swoon
            Y? Because Math.

          • marlie

            You are hilarious. πŸ™‚

          • Kitten Mittons

            No, you!

          • Danielle

            GOD BLESS YOU

          • formerlyAnon

            Remember when everyone bitched about how useless algebra was going to be in life?


          • Kitten Mittons

            Both of my parents were math majors. They would be so proud (I think).

          • demidaemon

            It’s only useless if you work with words. True story: I actually was big into math until the end of high school. Then, I took the English route, which I regretted for limiting my job opportunities in the secondary education field.

          • Kitten Mittons

            I hated math in school. I took enough of it in high school to try and minimize what I should have to take in college. And then what do I fall in love with and major in? Economics.

            My parents laugh at that one. Like, belly laugh and point their fingers at me.

          • demidaemon

            How ironic.

      • Anna

        Yes, I recall reading this study in Science Magazine.

        I know for me personally, seeing aforementioned man in flannel shirt conjures up all kinds of delicious images involving isolated log cabins in the woods and fireplaces.

      • 3boysful

        But if he is supposed to be a real working man, they should have roughed up those clothes and boots a bit. Unless it’s supposed to be the week after Xmas/his birthday and his family gifted him with new work duds.

        • Danielle

          Shh, don’t spoil my fantasy with your facts.

        • formerlyAnon

          Woman, you KNOW it’s the movies! That magical land where people sweat and cry and get rumpled – and look BETTER than they started out! Where people’s kitchen counters are always magically clutter free – unless the scene is meant to establish that the character is overwhelmed, lower middle class or below and has too many kids, or both. Where nobody’s sex face is unflattering or suggests an imminent medical emergency.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      He’s a lumberjack and he’s OK. πŸ™‚

  • Gorgeous. Far too fresh & clean to be one of our local tradies – they all have a lot of paint on their boots.

    • marlie

      I noticed that too. My dad’s a contractor, and I don’t think he owns a single pair of (work) pants without paint or plaster or something on them.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    Hello, Sweetie.

  • Ginger

    Still not a fan of Joe Manga-whatever, but he looks good here. Those boots make my eye twitch. They’re WAYYYYY too clean. My husband, who is in manufacturing, would have those dirty about .5 seconds into his work day.

  • Kitten Mittons

    Holy Carhartts, Batman! This is prefect.

    The new hair, the clothes…..I can’t even focus. My brane cant make werds no moar.
    I nead wahk ahway 4 minuht.

    • Anna

      After my heart stopped and then re-started, my reaction was, “Phwoarrrr…!!!” followed by *drool*

      • Kitten Mittons

        Oh, I skipped right to *slobber*. Him, in those clothes, is just far too close to my ideal. I’ve seriously scrolled through those pictures at least five times already.

        Ugh, I have too much work today for this. Focus, focus, focus, focus.

        • Anna

          Same boat here, with the ideal and lack of work being accomplished. If, for some reason, the Universe somehow bestows upon me an encounter with Mr. Manganiello, I know I’d humiliate myself by dry-heaving like Sweet Dee ;-).

          • Kitten Mittons

            I just dribbled coffee out of my mouth, thanks for that.
            That Giant Flightless Bird will always make me laugh. And that episode is so great.

          • Anna

            πŸ™‚ Yup, huge It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia fan here. Been meaning to tell you I love your username and avatar! And YES, I love how they always bring back the dry-heave. “Oh, he’s VERY handsome! Great buns…”

            Applies both to (high school) Bill Ponderosa AND Joe!

          • Kitten Mittons

            Thanks! It’s an amazing show. The first episode I saw was the Cats in the Wall one, and it was just so bizarre. Then I saw the Halloween one where they think Dee gets pregnant, with the McPoyles, and I was hooked.

            I found a site once that listed all the names they call Dee, and it’s so hilarious. The Aluminum Monster, of course, and the bird references. But my favorite:
            “Dee, you gangly uncoordinated b*tch”

          • Anna

            “I will NOT be hog-tied because of your lack of grace.”

            Yes, Mac and Dennis Break-Up. That was a great one. A friend recommended it and I found Seasons 1-4 on sale during a holiday clearance sale a few years back, been hooked ever since. The things they say/get away with saying on that show…LOL.

          • Kitten Mittons

            “My name is Artemis, and I have a bleached asshole.”

          • Anna

            HAHAHAHA. Such a goldmine, that show. Too many good lines. Being a writer on that show would definitely be a dream job, can you imagine being PAID to sit at a desk and come up with the things they come up with?

          • Danielle

            Poking in here to post about my favorite episode: The Gang Buys A Boat. I learned many a dance move from the inflatable man.

          • Kitten Mittons

            That one is SO GOOD.

            “Work first, and then you can do your weird inflatable tube man P. Diddy dance.”

            I need to take Dennis’ advice. Y’all are soooooo distracting.

          • Anna

            “Dee. Stop dancing. You look like an asshole.”

          • Kitten Mittons

            Dream job indeed. Just to listen to them come up with it would be enough.

            Their outtakes are also unbearably funny.

          • Anna

            Did you see the DVD extra of the live version of “The Night Man Cometh?” I really hope they bring that back and tour other cities. I would KILL to go and have a night out with other Sunny fans, drunkenly chanting, “You’re a master of karate and friendship for everyone!!!”

          • Kitten Mittons

            Ohmygoodness, no! We’ve mostly watched them live and on Netflix. In fact, I don’t think we own any of them. This is clearly an oversight.

          • Anna

            Gah, I dunno if they have it on Netflix, at any rate I’m sure you could find it online if you search for “The Night Man Cometh Live.” They perform it at The Troubadour in LA and Rhea Perlman plays Gladys!

          • Kitten Mittons


  • SugarSnap108

    OK, last time he was featured here, in a suit with a douchey ring, I did not like. But Day Laborer Joe gets it done.

    Also, I feel dumb: What is that he’s holding? (I’m sure it does very manly things.)

    • Kitten Mittons

      It’s a tool they use to put paint marks on roads; the little wheel helps them measure distance and where to put the marks. Hubby used one when he worked in road work. I don’t know the real name.

      • SugarSnap108

        Oh, right — I have actually seen those things πŸ™‚

    • mowa5

      paint can sprayer to make marks on construction site.

      • Danielle

        Oooh, dirty talk <3

  • Aidan B

    He looks like he’s going fishing. Not really a complaint, though…

  • JR Labrador

    Does this mean he’s in Massachusetts, like right this very minute? Hmmmm….

    • Kayceed

      I can smell the restraining order from here. πŸ™‚

  • MartyBellerMask

    Oh, honey this is YOUR LOOK.
    Thanks T & Lo for the coffeetime pick-me-up.

  • Danielle


  • Ellen R.

    He looks like my perfect LL Bean boyfriend.

  • Chris

    There is not one thing wrong with these pictures. Not one single thing.

  • Ganoc

    I am rabidly against sexually objectifying actors and actresses, but DAMN.

  • Jessica Freeman

    Me likey.

  • KinoEye

    I can smell the testosterone from here. I wish all day laborers looked that good. Is he playing pocketball in those first few pictures?

    • Kitten Mittons

      In my version of the story, he is.

    • demidaemon

      I hope so. πŸ˜‰

  • CatherineRhodes

    I completely agree about dying the beard. He’s only 37, but the greying makes him look a decade older.

    • Ginger

      You’re shitting me. He’s only 37? That makes him MY age! I would’ve put him in his early/mid-40’s.

  • marlie

    OOH. I like this. I don’t care about the clothes; it’s his face that’s giving me all the feels.

  • Scimommy

    Now I’m all sad about the inevitability of ‘face-falling’. Sigh.

  • majorbedhead

    I never knew I had a thing for construction workers until now. Woof.

    • marlie

      If only ALL construction workers looked like this.

      • Janet B

        I’d settle for 33% looking this good

  • ScarlettHarlot

    Happy Friday to me! With the shorter hair he reminds me a little of Manu Bennett. Mmmm. (Crixus from Spartacus and Deathstroke from Arrow)

  • Daktari100

    Now that is a man. It’s Sausage Friday. Hallelu!

  • Denise Rambo

    I’ve think I’ve decided that I only really like Joe Manganiello as Alcide Herveaux.

  • MilaXX

    He looks like it hurts to think whatever he’s doing

  • Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie


  • AthenaJ

    Sigh… *melts*

  • AlexisPayne

    Carhartt needs to make Joe their new spokesman ASAP. I also blame my father for my ability to immediately recognize Carhartt.

    • Madam Von Sassypants

      Best sponsorship idea ever.

  • Shawn EH

    He can shape my topiary whenever he wants! I love how his hair goes from flat to juhzed!

  • Sam Smith

    I love him and love this times a 100, b/c he looks like my hubby. Hubby rocks a beard with a little grey in it and a little grey in the hair, but he also colors both, but not bottle brown.

  • JauntyJohn

    Salt and pepper can be extremely attractive, but on some men the pattern can be a little wonky, or make the beard less visible.
    As a very judicious beard dyer myself I wholeheartedly agree with the style observation, TLo. If he darkened up the sideburn and cheek areas I think it would look great — and he can definitely get away with it.
    Also: This man was BORN for lumberjack drag. Woof.

  • MartyBellerMask

    I will nitpick a bit. For authenticity’s sake, there should be more grime (dirt under the nails, paint on the pants, scuffs on the boots). The clothes do look broken in though– not fresh off the rack– so at least there’s that. Turn around so we can check for a wallet mark on your butt pocket.

    • Glam Dixie

      Or a skoal ring. πŸ™‚

  • jilly_d

    HELLO. I never was in this guy’s camp but whhoooo boy. That short hair has turned me around. The Carharts and work boots aren’t hurting either.

  • FrigidDiva

    I have NO idea what this movie is about and I don’t even care. Take my money.

  • Synnae

    I know construction workers here don’t look like that. In fact, my plumber looks like the serial killer in True Detective…

  • CPK1

    So hot. But agreed on the beard and the greys

  • Jacob Bowen

    Short hair Joe is WAY more my speed!

  • DTLAFamilies

    He normally does nothing for me but the clothes plus the lack of Blue Steel makes this a winner.

  • Wink

    Never looked at him twice before today – even his shirtless photos did nothing. Suddenly, I have 3 or 4 dozen handy-man projects that desperately need his attention.

  • That fourth pic is delightful.

  • FancyPhilly

    He looks like Andy Samberg’s older, hotter brother in the third picture down.

  • Kerry McCombs

    Hubba freaking hubba.

  • elzatelzabelz

    That’ll do, that’ll do nicely.

  • anotherkate

    Unf. That beard works for me. As does everything else he’s got going on.
    …because of the fashion. And the clothes. Or something. What? Where am I?

  • Ugh my philandering uncle still dyes his hair black even though my father, his younger brother, is salt-and-pepper grey. I don’t know why he thinks he can pull it off, he looks so ridiculous.
    I kind of like that Joe Manganiello has let himself be grey. He’s so sexy, he works it. Also, I feel like swarthy olive-skinned men pull off henleys better than paler guys who can end up looking straight-up prairie. In sum: WOOF.

  • andre

    Where is this town? I need to locate it now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!