Crime

John Snavely Isn't the Only Dancing Bear Porn Star to be Charged With Murder

This week, New Times pulls back the spattered porn curtain on one of the most bizarre and brutal stories in South Florida history. It's the tale of Miami's biggest male porn performer, his rise to smut-screen stardom, and his descent into murder.

But John Snavely -- better known as "Champ" from Bang Bros websites like Dancing Bear -- isn't the first South Florida porn star to be accused of killing someone. In fact, he's not even the only Dancing Bear actor charged with murder.

"What are the chances of that?" says one of the website's other performers. "Two murderers in one porno?"

See also: Champ: The twisted tale of Miami's biggest porn star, a tortured teen beauty queen, a dead millionaire, and a mysterious half-smoked joint

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Michael E. Miller was a staff writer at Miami New Times for five years. His work for New Times won many national awards, including back-to-back-to-back Sigma Delta Chi medallions. He now covers local enterprise for the Washington Post.