Channing Matthew Tatum (born April 26, 1980) is an American actor, film producer, dancer, and model.
Tatum was cast in minor roles in films including Coach Carter (2005) and War of the Worlds (2005). His breakthrough role was in the 2006 dance film Step Up which introduced him to a wider audience. He is known for his portrayal of the character Duke in the 2009 action film G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and its 2013 sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation, though both G.I. Joe films received negative reviews from critics, both films were commercially successful grossing more than $300 million at the box office. He is also known for his portrayal as Magic Mike in the 2012 comedy film Magic Mike, which he produced and was inspired by his early life, and Greg Jenko in the action comedy film 21 Jump Street and its 2014 sequel, 22 Jump Street, based on the 1987 television series of the same name. All three films were critically and commercially successful.
Tatum has also appeared in two commercially successful romantic films Dear John (2010) and The Vow (2012). His other films include She's the Man (2006), The Dilemma (2011), White House Down (2013) and as the voice of Superman in the 2014 animated film The Lego Movie.