Admit it, one of the main reasons that you’ll see Magic Mike is because you want to see Channing Tatum strip down. If you didn’t know, the movie is partially inspired by his past experiences as a male dancer.
His rise to fame went something like this: in the 90s he dropped out of college and worked as an exotic dancer under the name Chan Crawford. Then he was a music video dancer before he became an actor.
Unfortunately Channing’s stint as a male dancer was just before the YouTube revolution but TMZ was lucky enough to find footage of him dancing to some sort of tribal ritual. [Source]