Adolfo "Shabba-Doo" Quinones


Miami Vice Character
Pepe ("The Maze")
May 11, 1955, Chicago, Illinois
Lela Rochon (1984-87, divorced)

Adolfo G. Quinones (born May 11, 1955) is 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

Quinones was married to the actress Lela Rochon from 1984–87, they had no children.

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