Adolfo Quinones Net Worth

March 7, 2024
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Adolfo Gutierrez Quinones was born on the 11th March 1955 in Chicago, Illinois USA, of Puerto Rican and Ethiopian ancestry, and under his stage name Shabba-Doo, is a dancer and choreographer, probably best known for creating a dance style called locking and the dance group The Original Lockers. He is also known as an actor, who appeared in the role of Ozone in the breakdancing film “Breakin’” (1984). His career has been active since 1971.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Adolfo Quinones is, as of mid-2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Adolfo’s net worth is over $200,000, accumulated through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry.


Adolfo Quinones Net Worth $200,000


Adolfo Quinones spent his childhood in a middle class working family in his hometown. When he was three years old, his parents Jeffery and Agnes divorced, so he stayed with his mother and younger sister – Fawn Quinones, who is also known in the media as a dancer. While he was a student, Adolfo began dancing, and with his friends formed a dance group, which performed at school events. Upon matriculation, he decided to continue with pursuing his career as a dancer.

Thus, Adolfo’s professional career began in 1971, when he co-founded the dancing group called The Original Lockers, together with other members – Fred ‘Rerun’ Berry, Toni Basil and Don ‘Campbellock’ Campbell. The group achieved enormous success after creating a unique style of dance called locking. At the same point, he began to work as a choreographer, who subsequently collaborated with such famous musicians as Madonna, Luther Vandross and Lionel Richie on their concerts and music videos. Moreover, he also did choreographed the Academy Awards’ performance “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp” and for the MTV’s sitcom “Blowin’ Up” by Jamie Kennedy. Besides those, he was also the choreographer for a number of the Broadway theater musical productions, including “Stand Up Tragedy” directed by Ron Link, for which he won the Drama Critic’s Circle Award for Best Choreography. All of these projects added a considerable amount to his net worth. Thanks to his accomplishments, Adolfo has also been rewarded with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Additional to his career as a dancer and appearing in various TV shows, Adolfo tried himself as an actor. He made his debut film appearance in the role of Ozone in the breakdancing film “Breakin’” in 1984, which was followed by its sequel entitled “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo” in the same year. In 1989, he guest-starred in the film “Tango & Cash”, alongside Kurt Russell and Sylvester Stallone. Furthermore, he also appeared in the role of Ramone in the 1990 film “Lambada”, portrayed Mr. Mercado in the short film “The Hotel” (2013), and most recently as Lionel in the TV film “Option Zero” in 2016. All of these appearances increased his net worth.

To speak further about his career, Adolfo founded On Q Media Group, a company which provides new media technologies plus traditional methods in filmmaking. He also works at The Performing Arts Center in Van Nuys, California, and at the renowned Ramon. C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts in Los Angeles, California, contributing to his net worth.

If to talk about his personal life, Adolfo Quinones has been married twice. His first wife was Gwendolyn Powell (1979-1982), with whom he has two children. Later, he was married to actress Lela Rochon from 1982 to 1987. He is currently single, andapparently lives in France.

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