Harry Shum, Jr.
|Harry Shum Jr.|
Shum at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2011.
April 28, 1982 |
Limón, Costa Rica
|Occupation||Actor, dancer, singer|
|Harry Shum, Jr.|
Harry Shum, Jr. (born April 28, 1982) is a Costa Rican-born Asian Latino American dancer, actor, choreographer and singer of Chinese descent. He is best known for his role as Mike Chang on the Fox television show Glee. He has appeared in dance films such as Stomp the Yard, You Got Served, Step Up 2: The Streets and Step Up 3D. He also plays the character of Elliot Hoo in The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers.
Shum was born in Puerto Limón, Costa Rica, on April 28, 1982. His mother is a native of Hong Kong, and his father is from Guangzhou, China. They relocated to Costa Rica, where Shum and his two older sisters were born. When Shum was six years old, the family moved to San Francisco, California. He states, "I feel I have the best of so many worlds. I speak Cantonese and Spanish. Spanish is actually my first language before I learned Cantonese and English". In an interview, he said that his earliest motivations to dance were from Ginuwine, Dru Hill, and Usher, before becoming influenced by iconic dancers like Gene Kelly and Michael Jackson.
In an interview Shum has stated that he identifies as being Latino, the actor was quoted as saying “It's strange that I am full Chinese and born in a Latin country, but I love the fact that I was immersed in that culture at birth while maintaining my Chinese roots,” the actor also said “I think the cultures share a lot of similarities as far as family values and the love for flavor in their foods. I do consider myself somewhat Latin.” Although to date he hasn't been cast as a character of Hispanic or Latino background.
Shum launched his career as the only male dancer on BET's Comic View in 2002 and has continued his dancing career from there. He was also one of the lead dancers with stars such as Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Simpson. He won a dance competition to dance in an iPod commercial. He plays Mike Chang, a dancer who joins the glee club, on the Fox musical television show Glee. Known for a while as "Other Asian" on Glee, with very few lines during the show's first season in 2009–2010, Shum's character was given storylines in the second season, mostly involving his relationship with fellow glee club member Tina Cohen-Chang (Jenna Ushkowitz), and his performances of "Make 'Em Laugh" in "The Substitute", "Sing" from A Chorus Line in "Duets", "Valerie" in "Special Education", and the show's first dance solo in "A Night of Neglect". He was promoted from guest star to series regular for the third season, which was Mike's senior year of high school. He was given a major storyline in the third episode, "Asian F", and performed "Cool" from West Side Story, his first solo song.
In 2011, Shum completed an action-oriented project with director Ross Ching, producers Don Le and George Wang, starring himself in the lead role as "the Hunter", Stephen "tWitch" Boss (runner-up of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance (season 4), and Katrina Law (Spartacus: Blood and Sand, The Resistance). The project released January 10, 2011, and is set to be part of a trilogy of short films. "3 Minutes" has received nationwide coverage from the official Star Wars site, Wired.com, and Gizmodo, as well as the New York Post, Seventeen Magazine, Audrey Magazine, and Hyphen Magazine. It was also won the coveted slot of Vimeo's Staff Pick of the Day on its debut day, netting well over 60,000 views on the site within the first 24 hours.
BuddyTV voted him as #7 in TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011.
On June 28, 2013, it was reported that Shum would not return as regular on Glee's fifth season, but would be a recurring guest star.
Shum has been in a relationship with Shelby Rabara since 2013 and has been engaged since 2014.
|2004||You Got Served||Dancer||Cameo|
|2007||Stomp the Yard||Crew dancer||Cameo|
|2008||Step Up 2: The Streets||Cable||Film debut|
|2008||Center Stage: Turn It Up||Club dancer||Cameo|
|2010||Our Family Wedding||Harry (as Harry Shum)||Credited|
|2010||Step Up 3D||Cable||Supporting role|
|2011||Glee: The 3D Concert Movie||Mike Chang||Main Cast|
|2012||White Frog||Chaz Young||Supporting role|
|2014||Moms' Night Out||Joey||Movie|
|2014||Revenge of the Green Dragons||Paul Wong||Post Production|
|2011||3 Minutes||Hunter #1 ||Short Film|
|2011||Best Date Ever||Stewart||Short Film|
|2011||3 Steps to Self Esteem||Himself||Short Film|
|2012||Already Gone||Scott Lee||Short Film|
|2012||The Last||Short Film|
|2013||Mortal Kombat: Legacy||Kuai Liang||Web Series|
|2014||Caper||Luke Washington||Web Series (9 Episodes)|
|2003||Boston Public||Fletcher||Episode: "Chapter Sixty"|
|2005||Committed||Chinese Delivery Guy #1||Episode: "The Apartment Episode"|
|2007||Viva Laughlin||Construction dancer||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2007–2008||Greek||Omega Chi brother||3 Episodes: No Campus for Old Rules, Three's a Crowd, Hell Week|
|2008||Zoey 101||Roy||Episode: "Trading Places"|
|2008||iCarly||Yûki||Episode: "iGo to Japan"|
|2008||Rita Rocks||Zack||Episode: "Flirting with Disaster"|
|2009–present||Glee||Mike Chang||Recurring cast (Seasons 1–2, 5-present)
Main cast (Seasons 3–4)
|2010–2011||The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers||Elliot Hoo||Main cast|
|2010||The Fran Drescher Show||Himself||Episode: "1.09"|
|2011||Top 100 Number Ones||Himself||TV|
|2011||The Glee Project||Himself||Guest mentor, episode: "Dance Ability"|
|2000s||Paul Oakenfold ft. Elvis||"Rubberneckin Remix"||Dancer|
|2000s||S Club 7||"Alive"||Dancer|
|2000s||Willa Ford||"Gimme Gimme Gimme"||Dancer|
|2000s||Back II Back||"Didn't Mean To Make U Cry"||Dancer|
|2004||Destiny's Child||"Lose My Breath"||Dancer|
|2005||Mariah Carey||"It's Like That"||Dancer|
|2008||Marques Houston||"That Girl"||Dancer|
|2010||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Glee||Won|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Music: Group (with: Glee Cast)||Nominated|
|Lesbian/Bi People's Choice Awards||Favorite Music Duo or Group (with: Glee Cast)||Nominated|
|Gay People's Choice Awards||Favorite Music Duo or Group (with: Glee Cast)||Won|
|2011||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Nominated|
|Grammy Awards||Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Music: Group (with: Glee Cast)||Nominated|
|East West Players Visionary Awards||Breakout Performance Award||Himself||Won|
|2012||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Glee||Nominated|
|Grammy Awards||Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media (with: Glee Cast)||Nominated|
|2013||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series||Nominated|
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- TV's 100 Sexiest Men
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- Glee Exclusive: 4 Original Cast Members Not Returning as Series Regulars for Season 5
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