Joey Lawrence Chippendales Act In Las Vegas

05/18/2012 03:52 PM ET

Former Blossom star Joey Lawrence apparently may have been fooled into his upcoming three-week stint with the Chippendales in Las Vegas after hearing his reason for why he is doing the act.

The now 36-year-old played character Joey Russo on the NBC sitcom ‘Blossom’ between 1991 and 1995 when he was a kid actor and had the catch phrase “Whoa!” on the show. He also was part of other TV shows through the years.

Lawrence recently signed a deal to perform with the Chippendales in June for 3 weeks at their Las Vegas venue. He will be hosting, singing and stripping during the act.

As for doing the strip acting, he said he wanted to follow the footsteps of other famous actors, but there isn’t much factual info of the subject.

Some people speculate that a talent agency had fooled him or at least stretched the truth a little to get him to do the act.

“I found out that guys like Brad Pitt and Javier Bardem (from ‘No Country for Old Men’) have also done stuff like this, and being the fearless guy that I am, I said yes,” Lawrence told the AP.

However, Pitt has never been known to be a Chippendale or male stripper, he did at one time have an odd job during college, driving female strippers to bachelor parties and provided security for them while dancing.

Bardem admits he was a stripper for one day only, when he was struggling as a young actor.

Lawrence said he also drew inspiration from doing the act after watching Channing Tatum portray a male stripper in the movie “Magic Mike.”

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