Guess who? (6/18/08)

Posted: June 18, 2008 in Question

This brutha played one of the most memorable roles in a film that helped launch a movement.

Who is he?

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Michael Chambers was the smoothest cat I ever saw with a broom. I remember back in the day my friends and I trying to mimic his moves—while looking like straight up fools.

Here is part of his Wikipedia entry~

Michael Chambers (born 1967) is an American dancer and actor known for his role as “Turbo” in the 1984 cult classic film Breakin’ and the 1984 hit sequel Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo. In both movies he is credited as Boogaloo Shrimp, a name that remains inextricably linked to the Hollywood phase of popping, boogaloo and robot dancing also the freestyle art of b-boying. During the height of the popularity of those movies, he and other’s from the films appeared in the Chaka Khan music video for the song I Feel for You.

Chambers, nicknamed “shrimp” by his sister, got an early entrée into professional dancing via television commercials, followed by an appearance in the video for Lionel Richie’s All Night Long. In 1985, he co-starred in “Stop the Madness,” an anti-drug music video sponsored by the Reagan administration, featuring several famous musicians, actors and athletes. (more…)

Also, check out his website here.

And lastly, here is his famous clip from the movie Breakin’ (the movie that played a huge role in putting hip hop on the map).

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Comments
  1. Andre says:

    If I had to venture a guess, it looks like Mike Chambers; AKA “Turbo” from the epic Breakin’ series.

    …of course, it’s hard to tell without the curl and that damn fishnet shirt.

  2. Duane says:

    DING! DING! DING!

    YOU ARE RIGHT!!!!

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