Channing was born on April 26th, 1980 in Cullman, Alabama, USA. Channing is best known for his role as Duke in She's the Man and Tyler Gage in Step Up.
He started his career as a male model and has appeared in many ads from Pepsi to Dolce and Gabbana.
Channing has recently branched out his career and has appeared on both the big screen and the small screen. He appeared in an episode of CSI: Miami and turned heads with his role in She's the Man starring Amanda Bynes.
His other work include Coach Carter as Jason Lyle.
Channing is the oldest of eight children. His family moved to Mississippi when he was six.
He loves playing football, soccer, track, baseball and has done martial arts. He was sent to military school and played football there. After turning down a scholarship to Glenville State College in West Virginia, Channing was cast as a dancer in Ricky Martin's "She Bangs" music video, appeared in Vogue magazine, appeared in campaigns for Abercrombie & Fitch, Nautica, Dolce & Gabbana, American Eagle Outfitters, and Emporio Armani.
He was picked as one of Tear Sheet magazine's "50 Most Beautiful Faces" of October 2001 and won the 'Special Jury Prize' at Sundance Film Festival.
Channing is currently dating his Step Up co-star, Jenna Dewan.