May 11, 1955
Chicago, Illinois, US
|Spouse(s)||Gwendolyn Powell (?-July 1982 divorced)
Lela Rochon(December 1982 – 1987 divorced)
His most well-known role was as Ozone in the 1984 hit cult film, Breakin', as well as in its sequel, Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo. Quiñones also appeared in the film Rave - Dancing to a Different Beat, which he also directed.
In addition, he has made guest appearances on TV shows, including The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, Married... with Children, Miami Vice, What's Happening!!, Saturday Night Live and Lawrence Leung's Choose Your Own Adventure.
Besides acting and dancing work in film and television, Quiñones has served as a choreographer to many singers, such as Lionel Richie, Madonna, and Luther Vandross. He was a primary dancer and main choreographer for Madonna's Who's That Girl? Tour in 1987. He served as choreographer for Jamie Kennedy's MTV sitcom, Blowin' Up. He also choreographed Three Six Mafia's performance on the 78th Academy Awards, when they won the Oscar for best original song for their song "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp".
Quiñones (along with his Breakin' co-star Michael "Boogaloo Shrimp" Chambers and other dancers from the film) is prominently featured in the music video for Chaka Khan's 1984 song "I Feel for You". Adolfo was in Rome in March 2012 for 1 workshop of dance, hip hop old school.
In popular culture
In the film Grown Ups, Chris Rock tells his wife, as he's preparing to dance with her ‘’I am a regular Shabba Doo’’.
The song "Da Rockwilder" by rappers Method Man & Redman includes the lyrics, Suckers break like Turbo and Ozone.
The song "Life's Midnight" by aussie hip hop crew Bliss n Eso contains several verses about Eso's experience meeting Shabba Doo in California
- Saturday Night Live Season 1, Episode 3: "The Lockers" segment (1975)
- The Big Show (1980)
- Xanadu (1980)
- Breakin' (1984)
- Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984)
- Tango & Cash (1989)
- Lambada (1990)
- Deadly Dancer (1990)
- The Sitter (1991)
- Rave - Dancing to a Different Beat (1993)
- Steel Frontier (1995)
- Breakin' vs. Krumpin' (2005)
- Herguth, Bob (1987) "Shabba-Doo", Chicago Sun-Times, July 31, 1987
- Ferrel, David (7 October 1984). "Street-Dancing King Breaks Out of the Ghetto". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Retrieved 9 July 2012.
- Banes, Sally (1994) Writing Dancing in the Age of Postmodernism, Wesleyan University Press, ISBN 978-0-8195-6268-5
- Adams, Michael (2010) "Michael Adams discovers top ten films so bad they're actually worth watching", Herald Sun, January 8, 2010, retrieved 2010-01-22
- "Shabadoo Black and Tan Ale". Retrieved June 29, 2012.
- Adolfo Quinones at the Internet Movie Database
- Ham Radio Nation - Interview with Shabba Doo
- Blogtalkradio - Shabba Doo interview