Gallery | Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Channing Tatum
- He Was a Dancer In Ricky Martin's 'She Bangs' Video
Yes, you read that correctly. In 2000, 20-year-old Tatum appeared in Ricky Martin's video for his incessantly catchy song "She Bangs." See if you can spot him in the video. (Hint: he's shirtless, naturally.)
- He Starred In Mountain Dew and Pepsi Commercials
And when we mean starred, we mean starred. The ad comes complete with close-ups, smoldering at-the-camera stares, and action sequences. We should've known Tatum was poised for a blockbuster movie career!
- His Stripper Name Was 'Chan Crawford'
... there's really not much else to say, except we're psyched for "Magic Mike 2."
- He Was Offered a Full Football Scholarship Out of High School...
...and turned it down to pursue other interests, which, at first, included his double life as the aforementioned Chan Crawford.
- He's Dyslexic
The new dad recently spoke to Vanity Fair about his learning disability, saying the medication he took as a kid to help him in school made him feel "soulless," adding he would "never do it to" his child.
- He Owns a Production Company With Wife, Jenna Dewan Tatum
Channing and Jenna, along with friend Reid Carolin, started the company 33andOut in 2010. "Ten Year" was the company's first producing credit, and since then, Channing has been both star and producer for some of his movies, including "Magic Mike," "21 Jump Street," as well as the upcoming "White House Down" and "21 Jump Street 2." Tatum and Carolin are also branching out into television, and are set to produce a show called "Nicky," starring Nick Zano.
- He and His Wife Have Matching Tattoos
The couple got the Balinese words for "side by side" inked on themselves during their 2009 honeymoon in, well, Bali, of course.
- His Favorite Film Is 'Bronson'
Tatum called "Bronson," a 2008 film starring fellow hunky actor Tom Hardy, "A daring film, rare for our time," adding that Charles Bronson is "an incredible character" and one that he'd "like to play someday."
- He Has a Thing for...Fairies
The action movie star and his wife apparently have a soft spot for the mythical little creatures -- their 2009 wedding was fairy themed, complete with this unique cake-topper.
- He Moved Around a Lot as a Kid
Tatum was born in Alabama, moved to Tennessee as a kid, and went to high school in Tampa, Fla. (FYI: That's a picture Tatum posted on his Whosay account of himself digging into birthday cake as a child.)
- He Owns a Restaurant in New Orleans
Tatum and his wife opened the restaurant/bar, Saints & Sinners, in November 2012. The NOLA hotspot features live entertainment after 9 p.m., and according to its website, doesn't have a definitive closing time. Sounds like our kind of place!
- He Was a Vogue Model
Tatum got his star in the biz by doing high-fashion shoots for Dolce & Gabbana and Armani. He was even featured in Vogue.