UsMagazine.com first broke the news that Dear John star Channing Tatum worked as a stripper when he was 18. And on Wednesday's Ellen DeGeneres Show, the actor, now 29, proves that he still has the moves.
"I was a stripper," he admits on the show. "Look, I'm not proud of it, but I'm not ashamed of it."
In 1999, Tatum -- who performed as "Chan Crawford" -- worked in a Chippendales-style revue called Male Encounter at a now-defunct Florida nightclub.
Tatum (who's wed to dancer Jenna Dewan) tells DeGeneres that as a male stripper he did "little shows."
He then gets up and dances in front of her.
"Now I'm embarrassed!" he admits.
DeGeneres says she wishes she had a dollar to tip him.
"Don't worry," Tatum tells her, "that one was on the house."