Channing Tatum began career as male stripper

Channing TatumG.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra star Channing Tatum began his career in 1999 as a stripper under the name Chan Crawford, according to Us magazine. Then 18, Tatum danced in a Chippendales-style revue called Male Encounter, earning $50 a night plus tips. “He was shy at first, but he really knew how to work the stage,” club owner London Steele told Us. “The women went crazy for him!” The revue had a strict no-nudity policy, so Tatum stripped down only to a thong. During his year-long stint, Tatum caught the eye of a female casting agent who got him a part in Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs” music video. He then left stripping behind for fashion shows and a modelling career. His acting took off in 2004 following a guest role on the hit series CSI: Miami.

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  1. brainchild • August 14, 2009 @ 10:21 AM

    you got to do, what you gadda do to get by in this world.

  2. Gewher • August 14, 2009 @ 2:31 PM

    Pics or it didn’t happen!

    I need to make sure it’s true… 😉

  3. Tribute • August 14, 2009 @ 3:34 PM

    Sorry Gewher, we attached this video but it wasn’t showing up. It should work now – enjoy!

  4. Peewee • August 14, 2009 @ 7:39 PM

    Who gives a shit? He’s got the body for it! Pasts shouldn’t be held against someone as awesome as him.:D

  5. mandy • August 15, 2009 @ 4:06 AM

    WHY DID HE KEEP HIS SOCKS ON? that looks so F***ING stupid! LOL. FYI: don’t keep your socks on when trying to seduce a women, you’ll look soo lame.

  6. Carol • August 15, 2009 @ 8:54 AM

    I’d be in the front row…he’s so hot…I bet he did quite well financially with that gig.

  7. step up • August 15, 2009 @ 1:36 PM

    if ti’s true,SO WHAT?!?! look at him now.. you da man mah brother!

  8. Shauna • August 15, 2009 @ 2:27 PM

    i agree with you mandee. see his hand down his under wear touching it and than he kissed his fingers? sick!!

  9. tributegirl • August 15, 2009 @ 3:54 PM

    Ok, Carol, I agree with you on this one, he IS hot!!!

  10. Carol • August 15, 2009 @ 6:40 PM

    lol..TG…he is beyond hot…he is totally delicious…very snacky…I’m not into the whole stripper thing, went once out of curiousity, but if he was there, I’d totally be there.

  11. HAHAHAHA • August 15, 2009 @ 7:16 PM

    HAHAHAH – are you sure his stage name wasn’t Vanilla Ice?

  12. demigod • August 16, 2009 @ 1:43 AM

    There’s no money in it.

  13. demigod • August 16, 2009 @ 1:51 AM

    Shauna on August 15, 2009 2:27 PM

    Female strippers do the same thing, and no guy thinks it’s sick.

  14. Shauna • August 16, 2009 @ 4:13 PM

    i think the guys are sick

  15. demigod • August 16, 2009 @ 9:30 PM

    You would..

  16. Shauna • August 17, 2009 @ 7:13 AM

    if they dont think its sick than yes i do think there sick

  17. demigod • August 18, 2009 @ 2:41 AM

    Prudes would..

  18. Nancy • August 18, 2009 @ 6:44 PM

    So she thinks it’s sick. It’s her opinion, doesn’t give you or anyone else the right to call her names.

  19. Nancy • August 18, 2009 @ 6:45 PM

    I don’t think this guy is attractive at all, in my opinion.

  20. demigod • August 19, 2009 @ 5:54 AM

    ‘She’ said GUYS are sick.
    P R U D E

  21. Nancy • August 19, 2009 @ 9:39 PM

    No…..actually, ‘She’ said she thinks the guys who like that are sick…not ALL guys!

    R U D E

  22. demigod • August 20, 2009 @ 3:45 AM

    You’re more annoying than ever. Did I say ALL? And I didn’t imply it. I know what she meant. She is an insulting and judgmental prude..and you’re one and the same.
    T R O L L

  23. Nancy • August 20, 2009 @ 7:31 PM

    “One and the same”? To me, Shauna made it very clear that she thinks the “guys” you first referred to who like female strippers who do that, are sick, not all guys, then you turn around and made your Aug. 19 5:54 AM comment saying that “‘She’ said GUYS are sick”….”GUYS”, meaning the whole gender or “ALL”. How was Shauna insulting? I’m interested though demigod, do you have an opinion on this article? Something other than being “an insulting and judgemental prude” towards other peoples opinions on the article or are you just too busy being a “T R O L L” yourself?

  24. demigod • August 21, 2009 @ 2:54 AM

    God you’re tiring. Everyone else understands what I’m saying-are you dense? Generally, guys like that sorta thing, and YOU think they’re sick. It is insulting. P R U D E.

  25. Nancy • August 22, 2009 @ 12:04 AM

    “God you’re tiring”. How would you know if everyone else understands what you are saying? No one else has even been commenting-“are you dense?” I never said it was sick. My only opinion on this article was that I don’t find this guy attractive at all, so get over yourself.

  26. demigod • August 22, 2009 @ 1:30 AM

    Ok Shauna..

  27. Shauna • August 22, 2009 @ 3:29 AM

    thank nancy i dont know why he keep sayin im you. im not prude or tryin to insult guys i think its grose and he dont so what

  28. demigod • August 22, 2009 @ 4:20 AM

    Ok Nancy..

  29. Jo-Anne • August 22, 2009 @ 2:50 PM

    hahahaha d.g., priceless…

  30. Shauna • August 23, 2009 @ 4:51 AM

    im just done for this story here. he go fight his self

  31. Nancy • August 23, 2009 @ 5:40 PM

    heeheeheeheehee…among others.

  32. Jo-Anne • August 23, 2009 @ 5:55 PM

    no, some, like you, have no skin…

  33. Jo-Anne • August 23, 2009 @ 7:15 PM

    around what parts? your trailer park?

  34. demigod • August 24, 2009 @ 12:07 AM

    No need to guess your view giving it to Nancy.

  35. Nancy • August 24, 2009 @ 5:34 PM

    Awe, come on demigod…don’t be jealous because you can’t have any!

  36. wildorchid • August 24, 2009 @ 11:01 PM

    like are guys seriouss ???? cant youss alll just take the video for what it was?????? entertainment!!!!! and yess that boy is finnnneeee as helll now and then!!!! and as for all the stripper comments girls doo it guys love it guys do it girl love it its the way of the world soo suck it upp pplll and Channing KEEP DANCING THAT SEXY ASS OFFF!!!!

  37. wildorchid • August 25, 2009 @ 12:58 AM

    ummmmmmmmmmm soooo question??? Demigod???? are u male or female? or impersonating both? and i,m sure ur thinking why does it matter?? but it would really help me to understand ur views on things on this site cause ur writing n wording is highly similar to another persons veiws on here just curious is alll, dont take this a chance to up n bash me.
    honest question ….. honest answer…….

  38. demigod • August 25, 2009 @ 4:11 AM

    Seems like Nancy and moondog are being muzzled by Tribute..

    Do I SOUND female?? I don’t go by ‘demigoddess’.

  39. Nancy • August 25, 2009 @ 9:14 PM

    “being muzzled by Tribute”? Nope. And as for you SOUNDING female….hahahahahaha. That is hilarious!

  40. demigod • August 26, 2009 @ 3:23 AM

    moondog, pick a fight with Nancy..she’s more in your league.

  41. Jo-Anne • August 26, 2009 @ 11:06 AM

    the only one it’s “proven” to is you, nance, face it…you’ll never be in the same league….never ever….ever…

    when it comes to witty remarks you are still at the start line choking on the dust of those who have already crossed the finish…and copy pasting their remarks…

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