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Adolfo "Shabba-Doo" Quinones

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Miami Vice Character
Pepe ("The Maze")
Born
May 11, 1955, Chicago, Illinois
Died
December 30, 2020, Los Angeles, California (age 65, undisclosed)
Active
1977-2020
Spouse(s)
Gwendolyn Powell (?-1982, divorced, one child)
Lela Rochon (1984-87, divorced)


Adolfo G. Quinones (May 11, 1955 - December 30, 2020) was an American actor, dancer and choreographer, known by the nickname "Shabba-Doo". He appeared in the show Miami Vice as Pepe, dancer in a club in the episode "The Maze".

Early Life/Career

Quinones was born in Chicago, Illinois. In the 1970s he moved to the West Coast and became one of the founding fathers of the dance style "locking", and joined the team The Original Lockers with Don "Campbellock" Campbell and Fred "Rerun" Berry (1951-2003, who co-starred in the 1970s comedy What's Happening and Quinones appeared on a 1976 episode which marked his film debut). Quinones (known as "Shabba-Doo") was also an original member of the Soul Train Gang member. In the 1980s, he began appearing in and choreographing music videos, including Lionel Richie's video for "All Night Long (All Night)", Madonna (and appeared and danced on her 1987 "Who's That Girl?" Tour) and Luther Vandross, among others. His first movie appearance was in 1980's Xanadu, followed by his appearances in the break-dancing movies Breakin and its' sequel, Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo, then in Tango & Cash (with Brion James), Lambada, Rave: Dancing To A Different Beat (which he also directed), and his last TV episodic appearance, in Married: With Children (with Ed O'Neill). He also served as choreographer in the series Blowin' Up and the movie Kickin' It Old School.

Personal life/Death

Quinones was married to Gwendolyn Powell until they divorced in 1982 and had one child, then he married the actress Lela Rochon from 1984–87, they had no children. Quinones passed away in his home in Los Angeles, California, on December 30, 2020 at the age of 65. The cause was not disclosed, however a social media posting the day before his passing mentioned he had been ill but was negative for COVID-19.

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