New 'How I Met Your Mother' Clip: Fat Joe Manganiello Is Still Pretty Ripped


Though Joe Manganiello and his trademark scruff remains fairly well known these last few years, thanks largely to his regular role on 'True Blood' and appearances in hot-button films like 'Magic Mike, one only need look as far back as 2002's 'Spider-Man' to see the burly actor look surprisingly fresh-faced.  So too did Manganiello make numerous appearances on 'How I Met Your Mother,' a role to be reprised in the coming weeks, but looking quite different than we remember!

Not only will the actor be sporting a fake gut, but his 'True Blood' style scruff makes him nearly impossible to recognize for those who remember the character.  Get a first look inside!

'True Blood's Joe Manganiello will soon return to his guest role on 'How I Met Your Mother' as Marshall's law school friend Brad, appearing in next week's "The Stamp Tramp," looking very unlike his usual self.  The normally-ripped actor will don a fake gut, and keep his 'True Blood' facial hair to portray the character down and out, when Marshall comes to the rescue with a job opportunity!

TVLine managed to snag a clip of Manganiello back in action in Monday's all-new episode, as Marshall tries to walk his friend through an interview with his boss (Joe Lo Truglio), only to find he's more than a little out of touch.  Check it out below, and tell us who else you'd like to see return to 'How I Met Your Mother' in the comments!

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