Flashback Fridays: Taimak

Flashback Fridays: Taimak
ESSENCE.COM Oct, 01, 2009

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Taimak stars as Bruce Leroy Green in 1985 cult classic film “The Last Dragon.”

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Bruce Leroy listens intently to his martial arts instructor.

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Bruce Leroy stands up to his nemesis Sho’nuff (Julius Carry).

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Bruce Leroy finally achieves the glow and defeats Sho’nuff.

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Tamaik (far bottom right) with his siblings and parents.

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A pubescent Taimak shows off his threads.

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Taimak and Janet Jackson get cozy on the set of her 1987 video “Let’s Wait Awhile.”

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Taimak straddles the heavens.

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A pensive Taimak looks forward to a career in Hollywood.

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Taimak’s karate stance intimidates most.

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Taimak shows his silly side.

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“For the longest, I asked myself why I wasn’t getting callbacks after auditions,” Taimak told ESSENCE.com. “I realize Hollywood is a club and if you don’t know how to play their game they won’t let you in.”

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Taimak says his new dream program will help youth reclaim their power.

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Taimak believes you are what you eat and enjoys a healthy snack

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