Did Nils Lofgren make a cameo in Gymkata? Not quite
In 1983, Nils Lofgren caught the eyes of video watchers with his Gymkata-like moves in his action-packed video for Across the Tracks. The catchy song did not chart, but a year later, Lofgren would play for millions as he joined Bruce Springsteen and his E-Street Band, just in time for the Born in the USA tour.
Even before his time with the E-Street Band, Maryland native Lofgren was a music prodigy playing on Neil Young albums at the tender age of 18. His flipping ways have caught up with as Lofgren had hip replacement surgery in 2008. In 2011, he released his most recent album and has continued touring with Bruce and the E-Street Band.