It’s Official: Sterling K. Brown & Jon Huertas Are the Best Dancers on ‘This Is Us’

There’s no shortage of talent on This Is Us. Aside from the incredible acting, Mandy Moore (Rebecca) and Chrissy Metz (Kate) are also singers, Susan Kelechi Watson (Beth) is a former dancer, Milo Ventimiglia (Jack) is a motorcycle hobbyist and Chris Sullivan (Toby) voiced the camel in those amazing ‘hump day’ Geico commercials. But thanks to a new video, we now know the cast has some more hidden talents.

It started when Sterling K. Brown shared a video of himself, Moore, Metz, Kelechi Watson, Sullivan, Justin Hartley (Kevin) and Jon Huertas (Miguel) doing the viral dance the Smeeze on Tik Tok (so many trendy words in one sentence). Then, Moore reposted it on Twitter, writing, “Clearly we have no fun at all on set…” and series creator Dan Fogelman, aka their boss, expressed concern, writing, “Guys, don’t get hurt. There are monologues to deliver.” All that was well and fine, but when we watched the video, we were really surprised at how great Brown and Huertas are at dancing.

Just watch the smoothness with which Brown does that knee-up thing. And his turns? Impeccable. Meanwhile, Huertas (dressed as older Miguel) brings fire facial expressions and pretty fantastic rhythm to the front row. How does he move like that in his standard old guy khakis? We may never know.

At the very least, we can agree that while the rest of the Pearsons crushed it, Brown and Huertas are the cream of the dancing crop.

Lex Goodman

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Lex is an LA native who's deeply obsessed with picnics, Slim Aarons, rosé, Hollywood history and Joan Didion. She joined PureWow in early 2017.
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