Channing Tatum’s male stripper past (VIDEO)

August 11th, 2009 // 79 Comments

Apparently Channing Tatum (G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra) started his career as a male stripper in Florida back in 1999, according to Us Magazine:

Then 18, the star — who performed under the alias “Chan Crawford” — approached the troupe’s owner London Steele at a now-defunct Florida nightclub about a job.
“He was shy at first, but he really knew how to work the stage,” Steele tells Us, adding that Tatum lip-synched in the act and earned $50 a night (plus tips) during his year-long stint.
“The women went crazy for him!” Steele added.
The actor — who wed his Step Up costar Jenna Dewan on July 11 — was so impressive he caught the eye of a female casting agent who put him in Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs” music video.

I posted the video of Channing’s routine, and if you’re into dudes wearing impossibly baggy clothes then removing said clothes, holy shit, are you in luck. Also, a middle-aged woman gets dry-humped in the front row, so it’s got that going for it. Your mom’ll love it.

Photos: Getty


  1. stuperstar

    HOT!! I want to see video!

  2. Ren

    That is one ugly dude.

  3. Charlie m

    boneage ownage!

  4. Captain_Insano

    Hoo boy thats gay.

    Talentless actor, even less talented as a stripper.

  5. Dusk till Dawn

    I would drink his bathwater!!!

  6. Kathleen

    Very nice body

  7. paulaabdul

    i thought william hung sang that song.

  8. WOWza

    Okay, FINALLY something for the girl readers! He is H-O-T, but why was his ass censored? I’ve had to endure countless pics of female ass on this site, but you can’t show Channing Tatum’s ass? Wrong. HOWEVER, I enjoy the little thong thing he has going on… he has a great body, and a really cute butt, too.

    BUT, I still have to say, with men in the world willing to hump anything with boobs, why does a woman have to go to a male strip show? It’s stupid. That would make me so uncomfortable.

  9. Poetic Nunya

    Hmm.. hot c*m

  10. Guest

    bhhahahha that made me laugh SOOOO hard!
    Ew. That was super embarrassing to even
    watch. Male strippers aren’t sexy …

    the sad thing is, all those self-respectless girls
    are still gonna love him and think he’s the
    hottest thing alive.
    Which he isn’t.


  11. Aimee

    Look at those pants. How ghetto. Where exactly did he strip? Red Lobster?

  12. Salvatore Gustafsson

    MAN WHORE!!!

  13. Aimee

    Look at those pants. How ghetto. Where exactly did he strip? Red Lobster?

  14. Bella

    Hot damn! I’d ride his disco stick any time any day of the week!

  15. gregorio

    What’s the deal with all of these talentless male and female skanks taking over the entertainment industry?

  16. Uhm

    What a sad life he had back then. First he lost the role of Brandon on 90210 to Jason Priestly, keeping the hairstyle, and then he failed the audition for a spot in mega-black-boy band NWA (Niggaz With Attitude).

    Thank God he did 180. Now he strips at the Manhole in Chicago for cash and buckets of KFC. Extra crispy.

  17. Spaceman

    He still looks like the love child of Mark McGrath and Corky from Life Goes On.

  18. bUzztoe

    Was that Jessica Simpson he was dry humping in the first row?

  19. This is Backwood Bitch’s favorite topic…he must be salivating right now…

  20. I’m a lady who enjoys a nice looking man…but that was awful! I don’t think he’s hot now and he sure as shit wasn’t then…If I could post a photo (and wasn’t too lazy to) of my disgusted face…I would.

  21. SOS

    oh my god oh my god oh my god it is soooooo stupid!!!

    I can’t watch it!!!!

    Oh god a yellow thong!!! And the SOCKS!!! Then he’s feeling himself something queer!

  22. Kat

    He looks to much like a kid in this video. I feel like I should call the police and report myself as a child molester. Because I would still totally hit that.

  23. sheana

    yummy yum yum……. he dresses up reeeal nice. did i say yum? YUM!

  24. JaniceGunit

    Yes # 21! What is with the socks, sooooo gross.

  25. giiirl

    he is frickin baaangin.

  26. giiirl

    he is frickin baaangin.

  27. Gaybe G. Gayness

    GAY as a french horn.

  28. Bearer of Bad News

    underbite from excessive GH?

  29. @ # 20 I just looked at your picture

    And I am sure any man would rather date Channing Tatum’s ass with a wig and a smiley face drawn on it then look in your direction. I should send you a picture of my face looking at what I think was you….. or a basset hound in sunglasses….. Channing Tatum is smexy!

  30. fap fap fap fap fap!

  31. wanks

    awwww sick he kissed his hand after touching his dick

  32. bluecat

    He looks like he’s more interested in hanging onto the woman in the white dress (at the premiere) than he is with his wife/Jenna (in the turquoise dress).

  33. ck

    i think my favorite part is that he left his socks on.

  34. emjay

    I’m 28 yea old woman and dudes stripping are just not sexy. At all.

  35. stoplookingatme

    I’m too baffled by the video (and the many commenters who actually found it sexy) to even comment on it. But I will say this about the pics: much like Troy Aikman, his lips are the same color as the rest of his face… CREEEEEPY!!!

  36. hmm

    #29, be very careful about calling anyone out on their looks man. someone else could easily turn the finger back at you.

  37. lizzy


    1. i NEVER liked channing tatum because HE CANNOT ACT.
    2. i NEVER liked channing tatum because it’s obvious that he is well… stupid.
    3. i NEVER liked channing tatum because he would be nothing without his body.


    makes it ALOT harder to muster up any sort of respect for him.


  38. Amy

    Note to self: If I ever decide to strip, lose the socks.

  39. David

    # 29, I don’t know what picture you were looking at, but I think #20 is pretty fucking hot.

  40. Cyndi

    Channing Tatum is a nice looking man…and he has some good moves, but male stripping is never ok. NEVER. I don’t care if you need to make money for college…go sell drugs like the other boys. lol A thong on a man is NEVER ok. Socks ON while you’re stripping is NEVER EVER ok.

    BUT…his body is bangin’…and I’d bounce up on that.

  41. Goofy

    The guy has a watermelon head!

  42. clpierced

    hells yes that was hott :) looked like it was from the early 90s. i love how he still had socks on. andd i want him to dry hump me instead of someone as old as my mom. channing= 9.25 out of 10 for fuckable. now i need to use my vibrator and get off mmm

  43. Indrani

    GOD HE IS HOT. I am so turned on right now. (I realize this might come across sarcastic, it is not.) He looks delicious (better with the pants on though, once he took the pants off, it was a bit too much with the moves), and he’s a great dancer. And only 18 in the vid! What wouldn’t I give to have him grind up on me.

  44. @ 29

    Dear Miss Hosebeast Badweave,

    Those in glass houses should not throw stones.

    That is all.

  45. oh man =/ that’s embarrassing. I feel bad for him.

  46. Jeff


  47. me

    lmao@last post

  48. Jeezy

    @29: Yeah, you ain’t really all that great looking yourself.

    @20: Don’t listen to that bitch “Delish” (Dawn Chapman Fogle). You are a cutie!

  49. Skinnybitch

    Male strippers are GAY.

Leave A Comment