Wonder What Happened To “Turbo” From The “Breakin'” Movie? Found Him!

Posted On : August 9, 2015

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If you’re a fan of 80’s break dance movies, then you’ve probably seen the movie, Breakin,’ at least once, being that there weren’t many options back in the day.

breakin turbo and shabba2Remember “Turbo,” played by Michael “Boogaloo Shrimp” Chambers? He’s the cat who was the break dancing sidekick to “Ozone” (Adolfo Quinnones). He was also 16 years old at the time and will forever be remembered not just for his off the chain breakdancing skills, but also as the guy who took sweeping dirt off of the sidewalk to a whole ‘notha level.

After Breakin’ was released, we didn’t hear too much else from Boogaloo, although he did manage to land a few gigs including Chaka Khan’s “I Feel For You” video (along with the other dancers from the Breakin’ cast), which was a genius move on the part of Chaka because it gave her that street edge she was going for, without compromising her true soul music roots.

Another thing Boogaloo did after Breakin’ was play the pop locking ‘Urkelbot’ in Family Matters.
urkelbotAfter a few more appearances in film projects like Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey and Dudley Do Right, and in music videos- Gap Band’s “Party Train,” and Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long”- it seemed like Michael “Boogaloo Shrimp” Chambers just fell off.

We wanted to know where the brotha disappeared to, so we did a lil’ digging and found out a few things about Boogaloo Shrimp- it turns out he actually didn’t instantly fall off after his Breakin’ fame subsided:

-Boogaloo was employed as a…

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