Children's Visited by a True Dungeon Master — Joe Manganiello
The Pittsburgh native turned Hollywood actor showed off his nerd cred at Children's Hospital this week.
— UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (@ChildrensPgh) January 8, 2019
He may be well-known for playing characters who look like they wouldn’t be caught dead playing with elves and goblins, but in real life Joe Manganiello can’t get enough of them. He’s a die-hard Dungeons & Dragons fan.
Joe and his brother Nick Manganiello stopped by UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh this week to share their D&D insight with some of the kids there.
“I think at the heart of this game, it’s about immersion, and it’s about being able to step out of reality for a little while,” Joe told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “And when it comes to Children’s Hospital and kids, [who are] here for a while, I think that becomes really necessary.”
Actor and Mt. Lebanon-native @JoeManganiello and his brother @NickManganiello taught three, young, Children’s Hospital patients how to play D&D today. Though slightly hesitant at first, they were all raging by the end. #dungeonsanddragons @PittsburghPG @ChildrensPgh @PGVisuals pic.twitter.com/CV5gWvSL4b
— Jessie Wardarski (@JKayWardarski) January 8, 2019
The Manganiello brothers grew up playing D&D. Joe, who grew up in Mt. Lebanon and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, created his own Dungeons & Dragons-themed clothing line: Death Saves.
Find more pics from the Hollywood Dungeon Master’s visit on UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh’s Twitter.