90’s Footage of Vin Diesel Reppin “Street Sharks” Surfaces

Take a look at this pre-stardom jaw-someness!

Four years before Vin Diesel scored his breakthrough role in Saving Private Ryan, he had to take a few odd jobs here and there to make moneyIn the footage below, Diesel had taken a job at a toy fair advertising toy shark action figures. But not just your everyday, run of the mill sharks, nooo! These were half human, half shark street fighting sharks that were so cool they were able to reel in their own TV show that ran from 1994-1997.

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The actor, known best for his lead roles in the Fast & Furious franchise, seems giddy with excitement as he runs through each character’s super powers & action features! Although most of the characters names changed later, Ripster, the ring leader, stayed the same.

Let this footage be a reminder to us all that everyone has to start somewhere and always do what you do with pride! Besides, you know the kid in you wanted to grab some sharks and join in! See, there. He did his job. Hook. Line. Sinker.


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