Soap fans know Kimberly McCullough best as Robin Scorpio Drake on GENERAL HOSPITAL, having watched her grow up in the part. And after multiple acting roles in film and television, she has gone on to become a very successful producer and director. But that whole impressive career nearly didn’t happen!
McCullough recently shared a photo of herself from the set of the cult classic movie Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo taken when she was just six years old. “Me at the same age my son is now,” she noted. “On the set of Electric Boogaloo Breakin’ 2 in the arms of the “Turbo” Michael Chambers. This is the day the accidental actress was born. I was a professional dancer up until this point.”
In the sequel, McCullough is simply credited as Kimberly and Dancer as she’s playing one of the numerous little kids who take breakdancing lessons from the lead characters. And during a scene where Turbo’s friends visit him in the hospital following an accident, she’s as delighted as everyone else when he regains consciousness.
“The director, Sam Firstenberg,” gave me my first line of dialogue on the fly: “C’mon, Turbo’s OK. C’mon.’” McCullough recalled. “We took this photo to commemorate the moment. Thank you, Sam, for changing my life. Thank you, Michael, for celebrating my small victory!”
Shortly after the release of Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo, McCullough was cast as Anna and Robert’s daughter, Robin, on GH in 1985 and viewers watched the talented actress grow up on screen and win two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Younger Actress in the process.
McCullough went on to appear in roles in primetime series like ONCE AND AGAIN and JOAN OF ARCADIA (which starred fellow GH child star Amber Tamblyn (ex-Emily)) as well as making guest appearances in episodes of shows such as JUDGING AMY, CROSSING JORDAN, FIREFLY, and THE SHIELD.
She then went on to direct episodes of PRETTY LITTLE LIARS, ONE DAY AT A TIME, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, and FANTASY ISLAND as well as producing and directing multiple episodes of the Disney+ series HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES.
“I’m glad he gave you that line,” TV mom Finola Hughes (Anna) commented on McCullough’s post. So are we all!
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