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Date Of BirthMay 11, 1955
SpouseLela Rochon, Gwendolyn Powell
FactSold home in LA and is now living in France. [2004]

Shabba Doo is a world-renowned dancer, choreographer, and actor. He is best known for his work in the 1980s hit film Breakin’ and its sequel, Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo.

Born in London, England, Shabba Doo began his dance training at an early age. His parents were both professional dancers, and his sister is also a dancer. Shabba Doo’s early education was in the performing arts, and he later attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Shabba Doo’s career began as a dancer in nightclubs and music videos. He soon began choreographing for other artists, including Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Prince. In 1984, he made his film debut in Breakin’. The film was a huge success, and Shabba Doo’s choreography was praised by critics. He went on to star in and choreograph the sequel, Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo.

In addition to his work in film, Shabba Doo has also appeared on stage and television. He has choreographed for Broadway shows and was a judge on the television show So You Think You Can Dance. Shabba Doo has also been a guest star on several popular television shows, including Glee and Dancing with the Stars.

Shabba Doo’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million. He has earned a significant amount of money from his work in film and television, as well as from his stage performances. Shabba Doo is married to fellow dancer Debbie Allen, with whom he has two children.

General Info

Full NameShabba Doo
Date Of BirthMay 11, 1955
Height1.8 m
ProfessionFilm director, Actor, Dancer, Choreographer


SpouseLela Rochon, Gwendolyn Powell


MoviesBreakin', Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo, Lambada, Steel Frontier, Rave, Dancing to a Different Beat, Deadly Dancer, Breakin' vs. Krumpin', The Hotel
TV ShowsThe Big Show

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1He was awarded the 1989 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Distinguished Choreography for "Stand-Up Tragedy" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
2Sold home in LA and is now living in France. [2004]
3Currently his work as a choreographer, can be found in upcoming film, "Kickin It Old Skool". Starring Jamie Kennedy, and Miguel A. Núñez Jr. [March 2007]
4Is co-producing with actor / director Eli Harris as well as reprising his role as "Ozone", in the upcoming film Break'n Revolution. The original film name is Breakin', and was an 80s cult classic. [April 2006]
5Has one daughter and one son.
6Established a friendship with Eli Harris during the development of what was Break'n Revolutions. They still talk to this day.
7Once used "Sir Lance-a-Lock, as his dance name.
8Was nicknamed "King Rookie", because of his easy ability to learn choreography quickly, when he was a member of the "Original Lockers".
9Is of Black (Ethiopian) & Puerto Rican heritage.
10Taught actor/choreographer "Darrin DeWitt Henson" of "Soulfood" fame, how to "Lock".
11Was crowned "Hip Hops first matinee idol", by Dance Magazine because of box office hits like "Breakin'", and Breakin II Electric Boogaloo".
12Received a "Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award" for Distinguished Choreography, in "Stand-Up Tragedy", "Mark Taper Forum", in 1989.
13He choreographed and appeared in Lionel Richie's video "All Night Long".
14Part of the Dance group called The Lockers in the 1970s, which featured Fred "Rerun" Berry




RingsendannouncedMarlon (rumored)
Option Zero2016TV MovieLionel
The Hotel2013ShortMr. Mercado
Steel Frontier1995VideoDeacon
Rave, Dancing to a Different Beat1993
The Sitter1991TV MovieNick (as Shabba-Doo)
Deadly Dancer1991Tony Penter (as Shabba-Doo)
Lambada1990/IRamone (as Shabba Doo)
Married with Children1990TV SeriesCecil
Tango & Cash1989Dancer (as Shabba-Doo)
Miami Vice1985TV SeriesPepe
Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo1984Ozone (as Adolfo 'Shabba-Doo' Quinones)
Kids Incorporated1984TV SeriesThe Genie
Breakin'1984Ozone / Orlando (as Adolfo 'Shabba-Doo' Quinones)
Xanadu1980Xanadu Dancer (uncredited)
Disco Fever1978/IDancer at Jet (as Shabadoo)
What's Happening!!1976TV SeriesDancer


Kickin' It Old Skool2007choreography and staging - as Adolfo 'Shabba-Doo' Quiñones
Blowin' Up2006TV Series documentary choreographer
Prom Pudendum1996Short choreographer - as Shabba-Doo Quinones
Rave, Dancing to a Different Beat1993choreographer
Lambada1990/Ichoreographer - uncredited
Madonna: Ciao, Italia! - Live from Italy1988Video documentary choreographer - as Shabba Doo
Madonna: Who's That Girl - Live in Japan1987Video documentary choreographer - as Shabba Doo


Rave, Dancing to a Different Beat1993


Rave, Dancing to a Different Beat1993story


The 78th Annual Academy Awards2006TV Special performer: "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" - as Shabba-Doo


Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films2014Documentary our deepest appreciation


MoveDocumentary filmingHimself (as Shabadoo)
The Hollywood Review2015TV SeriesHimself - Host (2016)
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films2014DocumentaryHimself (as Adolfo Quinones 'Shabba-Doo')
Unsung Hollywood2014TV Series documentaryHimself
The Stevie D. Show2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Blowin' Up2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Breakin' vs. Krumpin'2005Video documentaryHimself - Host
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!1989TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Madonna: Ciao, Italia! - Live from Italy1988Video documentaryHimself - Dancer (as Shabba Doo)
Madonna: Who's That Girl - Live in Japan1987Video documentaryHimself (Dancer) (as Shabba Doo)
Ebony/Jet Showcase1986TV SeriesHimself
On Stage America1984TV SeriesHimself
Soul Train1981TV Series documentaryHimself
The Mike Douglas Show1980TV SeriesHimself - Choreographer / Himself - Guest
The Big Show1980TV SeriesHimself (1980) (as Shabba-Doo)
Saturday Night Live1975TV SeriesHimself - The Lockers

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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