The Late Movies: 8 Tap-Dancing Actors

Erica Palan
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Here's a confession, _flossers. If I could learn to do anything, it would be to tap dance. I just love the way it sounds and looks. I'm always on the hunt for famous people who can tap, tap, tap across the screen. Here, a roundup of some of my favorite dancing actors.

Dulé Hill

The star of West Wing and Psych is a talented tap dancer. See him face off in a dance battle at Comic-Con 2010.

Bill Cosby

Well, we didn't say it had to be good tap dancing …

Tony Danza

True story: It is awfully hard to find a video of Danza dancing, because of the band Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza. In this clip from his talk show, you get to see professional dancers and Tony jumps in at the end to show off his skills.

Christopher Walken

Pennies from Heaven is set in Chicago in the 1930s. Walken puts on his dancin' shoes.

Gregory Hines

Hines was dancing semi-professionally by the age of 5, but it wasn't until later that he caught the acting bug. Here he is in White Nights.

Richard Gere

To perform this scene in Chicago, Gere took tap lessons for three months.

Gene Kelly

Moses supposes!

James Cagney

I wish I could walk down stairs like this.