How I Met Your Mother
Thanks to the incredibly warm and friendly folks in London, Amsterdam, and Olso your Hunkologists have returned to the states well-rested and recharged! We had a fantastic holiday and thoroughly enjoyed our time away. Our trip also gave us a bit of inspiration for future posts, so watch for some of those.
|1||Neil Patrick Harris||51||Taye Diggs|
|2||John Barrowman||52||Christopher Meloni|
|3||Luke MacFarlane||53||Mitch Hewer|
|4||Jake Gyllenhaal||54||Jason Statham|
|5||Jensen Ackles||55||Jensen Atwood|
|6||Chris Evans||56||Christan Bale|
|7||Cheyenne Jackson||57||James McAvoy|
|8||Hugh Jackman||58||Jamie Bamber|
|9||Gale Harold||59||Gael Garcia Bernal|
|10||James Franco||60||Lee Pace|
|11||Zac Efron||61||Joseph Gordon-Levitt|
|12||Jared Padalecki||62||Nick Adams|
|13||Anderson Cooper||63||Matthew Fox|
|14||Gareth David-Lloyd||64||Ben Cohen|
|15||Matthew Mitcham||65||Ryan Gosling|
|16||Adam Lambert||66||Colin Farrell|
|17||Jo Weil||67||Mario Lopez|
|18||Brad Pitt||68||Eddie Cibrian|
|19||Thore Scholermann||69||Hayden Christensen|
|20||Van Hansis||70||Jeffrey Dean Morgan|
|21||Ryan Reynolds||71||Gerard Butler|
|22||Jake Silbermann||72||Clive Owen|
|23||Paul Rudd||73||George Clooney|
|24||David Beckham||74||Dave Annable|
|25||Chad Allen||75||Chris Pine|
|26||Chace Crawford||76||Eric Dane|
|27||James Marsden||77||Jude Law|
|28||Paul Walker||78||Orlando Bloom|
|29||Johnny Depp||79||Simon Baker|
|30||Channing Tatum||80||Ian Somerhalder|
|31||Milo Ventimiglia||81||Ben McKenzie|
|32||Daniel Craig||82||Dustin Lance Black|
|33||Randy Harrison||83||Jared Leto|
|34||Matthew Rhys||84||Matt Damon|
|35||Tom Welling||85||Nathan Fillion|
|36||Robert Gant||86||Patrick Wilson|
|37||David Tennant||87||Trevor Wright|
|38||Russell Tovey||88||Emile Hirsch|
|39||Barack Obama||89||Justin Hartley|
|40||Robert Pattinson||90||Ronnie Kroell|
|41||T. R. Knight||91||Ryan Philippe|
|42||Justin Timberlake||92||Brad Rowe|
|43||John Krasinski||93||Misha Collins|
|44||Johnathan Rhys-Myers||94||Zachary Quinto|
|45||Darryl Stephens||95||Ashton Kutcher|
|46||Daniel Leary||96||James Sutton|
|47||David Boreanaz||97||Jason Mraz|
|48||Ewan MacGregor||98||Kris Allen|
|49||Henry Cavill||99||Wilson Cruz|
|50||Wentworth Miller||100||Tahmoh Penikett|
P.S. Lisa H, thank you for your e-mails over the years... I appreciate you writing but in the many times I've tried to reply, my replies bounce back as undeliverable. I just wanted to say thank-you for your e-mail.
Height: 6' 1"
Hair: Dirty Blond
Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Neil Patrick Harris made his big debut with us in 1989 in Doogie Howser, M.D. He then took a 9 year break before returning to acting. His latest achievements include, How I met Your Mother (currently in its fourth season) and the widely popular internet sensation, Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog. He also has spent the last several years performing on Broadway, in hits such as Sweeney Todd, Proof, RENT, and Cabaret. He also recently had a spread in Out Magazine.
Neil will be coming to us "Live from New York" this week, as he hosts the first new episode of Saturday Night Live in 2009.
Enrique Iglesias is pounding the pavement, promoting his new album Insomniac. Previously guest starring on the CBS' How I Met Your Mother, he's now set to appear on The Young and the Restless next Wednesday, November 7th.
If you were hoping to see Enrique as part of his Insomniac World Tour, you should act quickly as he only has one US show on the books -- Los Angeles on December 7th!
Name: Joe Manganiello
Relationship Status: Taken
Height / Weight: 6'5" / 225lbs.
Favorite Color: Black
Hi Joe, thanks for talking with us. You've been having a pretty busy month it sounds like! you reprise your role of Flash Thompson in Spider-Man 3, appeared in your fourth episode of How I Met Your Mother, regularly appear on the US telenovella American Heiress, and you appeared in the play Skirts and Flirts last week in New York... WHEW! Did I miss anything?
I just shot the first two episodes for the next season of E.R. where I reprise my role as Officer Litchman... the new love interest of Sam (played by Linda Cardellini) and I just wrapped shooting on the short film Wounded which will hit the festival circuit later this year... So yeah, very busy.
In the first Spider-Man movie, your character of Flash Thompson was the high school jerk -- picking on Peter Parker in hopes of scoring points with MJ. In school were you a Peter Parker or Flash Thompson?
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."
When did you start performing -- was it in high school, or did you stumble upon it later in life? What memories do you have of early performance?
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!
On How I Met Your Mother you play Brad -- a reoccurring character who is one of Marshall's old law school buddies. Were you originally slated to keep coming back, or did they find an interesting character in Brad they want to keep around?
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.
You've been doing a lot of work with other folks involved with HIMYM both in front of and behind the cameras. Have they accepted you into the family, or have you always been friends with the HIMYM crew?
I joke with them that I'm like the low income kid who gets bussed in to go to their high school.
Another performance that cracked me up was as Tori Spelling's love interest in So NoTORIus who was part of a hollywood group (cult? religion?) obsessed with being "Relevant." I imagine you aren't part of a cult... but do you have any personal obsessions that you get 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.
I mentioned Skirts & Flirts earlier. A play following 15 urbanites and looking at how their lives end up touching each other. (The show made its New York premiere last week.) How did you get involved in the project?
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.
Your character is Derek Gillespie -- also known as The Chick Magnet. What can you tell us about Derek?
Derek is a personal trainer with some issues... if I tell you anymore it ruins the suprise...
Have you been able to get out and see New York City on your off-hours? Where have been your favorite places to go?
I love walking around and grabbing coffee and sitting in a park and people watching... I love Greenwich Village.
I feel like I've been unable to do all of your appearances justice... I mean, we didn't even speak about Scrubs, CSI, Las Vegas... I'm sure my TiVo would be full if I were to have a wish list set up for your appearances. Is there a particular appearance or performance that you wish people HADN'T have seen or remembered?
No, I'm proud of all of my work.
You're a huge Steelers fan, and listen to some pretty heavy music... what else might people not know about you?
I have horrible eyesight.
And now, our... Random Hunk Questions!
Best City: Los Angeles, New York City, or Pittsburgh?
Pittsburgh will always be my hometown.
Marry, Boff, or Kill: Penelope Cruz, Tina Fey, Jessica Simpson.
Boff 'em all.
Paris Hilton: Go Directly to Jail, or Proceed to Boardwalk?
Better comedy: Friends, Cheers, or Laverne & Shirley
Thanks, Joe -- it has been a true pleasure!
For the final installment of Who We're Thankful For, I focus on some of the hunky actors that I have been particularly thankful for in 2006.
Jake Gyllenhaal : While Brokeback Mountain first hit the states in late 2005, Jake has been enjoying a steady stream of press and attention. Latest rumors have him hanging out a lot with Lance Armstrong and Matthew McConaughey and possibly working on an Armstrong biopic. He also won an MTV Movie Award for best kiss in Brokeback Mountain.