null wishes he had been as “cool” as the Chippendales when he was a stripper. The actor has been open about his past as a male dancer, recently giving an impromptu example of how he used to strut his stuff on the Ellen DeGeneres show. Channing worked at venue Male Revue, but admits he wasn’t as good at the job as some of the other men. “No, we were just normal male strippers. We were nowhere near as cool as the Chippendales,” he laughed. “What I always say is that I’m not proud of it but I’m definitely not ashamed of it. The problem is once you start talking about it once, it’s all anybody wants to talk about.” The 29-year-old has since carved out a successful film career and can be seen in the hit movie Dear John.