Before The Fast and The Furious, before that karaoke cover of Rihanna’s “Stay” and before he became a globally famous action star, a young, then-unknown Vin Diesel flexed his muscles — and his acting skills! — as a spokesperson for Street Sharks action figures.
In a recently unearthed 1994 clip of the Furious 7 star, Diesel, now 48, enthusiastically hawks the toys at New York City’s Toy Fair, an annual trade show held every February.
“We’re looking at Boomer. This is Boomer. He’s got the biggest mouth of them all,” a young Diesel says in the clip, clad in nothing but a leather vest and pants. “Say hello to that round mound of pound.”
The action star goes on to introduce a few other Street Sharks characters, including “Sledge the Hammerhead,” who “loves to floor the competition with a flying head-butt.”
Diesel then pushes a button on Sledge, causing a plastic projectile to fly out of its oversized head and into an unsuspecting toy.
Street Sharks was a syndicated cartoon that ran for three seasons and 40 episodes back in the mid-‘90s, gaining a large following and a line of popular toys to boot.
Watch the hilarious clip above!
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