Channing Matthew Tatum (born April 26, 1980) is an American actor and film producer, best known for his roles in Step Up (2006), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), Dear John (2010), The Vow (2012), 21 Jump Street (2012), Magic Mike (2012), and G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013). He has also appeared in films such as Coach Carter (2005), She's the Man (2006), A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006), Fighting (2009), and The Dilemma (2010). While known for his dramatic performances in Dear John and The Vow, he has also ventured into more comedic roles. Earlier in his career he worked variously as a dancer, model, and stripper.