Watch 18-Year-Old Channing Tatum Work As a Stripper in Florida


Channing Tatum has not been shy about drawing upon his past work as a stripper for his Magic Mike films, recently telling T Magazine, "Being a stripper exposed me to a lot of people I might never have met, and that has turned out to be a gift. There are lots of characters I feel I can play as a result." Us Weekly recently got footage of an 18-year-old Tatum when he was working under the name Chan Crawford at the now-defunct club Male Encounter in the Tampa Bay area in Florida. You can watch below to see where he got his original moves, complete with late-'90s boy-band hair and clothes.