Harry Shum, Jr. (born April 28, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actor and choreographer. He is best known for his role as Mike Chang on the Fox television show . He has appeared in dance films such as Glee , Stomp the Yard , You Got Served and Step Up 2: The Streets . Step Up 3D He also plays the character of Elliot Hoo in [1 ] . The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers
Early life [ edit ]
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 [2 ] Cantonese and Spanish. Spanish is actually my first language before I learned Cantonese and English". [3 ] In an interview, he said that his earliest motivations to dance were from [4 ] Ginuwine, Dru Hill, and Usher, before becoming influenced by iconic dancers like Gene Kelly and Michael Jackson. [5 ]
In an interview Shum has stated that he identifies as being somewhat
Latin, 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.” [6 ]
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. [7 ] He plays [8 ] Mike Chang, a dancer who joins the glee club, on the Fox musical television show . Glee Known for a while as "Other Asian" on [9 ] 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 in " A Chorus Line 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, " [10 ] Asian F", and performed " Cool" from , his first solo song. West Side Story
Shum has been featured in many productions done by
Wong Fu Productions. [11 ]
In 2010, Shum appeared in
, a 3D look at New York style street dancing. Step Up 3-D He is also a dancer and [12 ] choreographer for the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers. [13 ]
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, [14 ] Wired.com, and [15 ] Gizmodo, as well as the New York Post, [16 ] [17 ] Seventeen Magazine, [18 ] Audrey Magazine, [19 ] [20 ] and [21 ] Hyphen Magazine. It was also won the coveted slot of [22 ] 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. [23 ]
BuddyTV voted him as #7 in TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011.
Shum was cast in the role of the
Kuai Liang (the younger Sub-Zero) in the second season of . Mortal Kombat: Legacy [25 ]
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. [26 ]
In 2014, Shum had a major role in
crime drama film (executive produced by Revenge of the Green Dragons Martin Scorsese ).
Shum will be appearing as Tie-Fang in the upcoming
sequel. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon [27 ]
Personal life [ edit ]
Shum has been in a relationship with actress and dancer
Shelby Rabara since 2007. The two have been engaged since 2014. [28 ] [29 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Music video [ edit ]
Discography [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Harry Shum Jr. on the Perks of Glee, Oprah and On-Set Dance Battles". Movieline . Retrieved . 2011-07-07
^ "Nov10 1-9-P" (PDF) . Retrieved . 2011-07-07
^ ShannonLin Offline (2007-04-10). "Harry Shum is full of Glee". Asiance Magazine . Retrieved . 2011-07-07
^ Hernandez, Lee. "15 (More) Stars You Never Knew Were Latino!". Latina.com . Retrieved . 2011-07-07
^ "The Different Worlds of Dance: interview with Harry Shum Jr.". Asia Pacific Arts. 2010-11-19.
^ "Harry Shum Jr. Interview – Portrait Magazine, November 2009 Issue". Portraitmagazine.net . Retrieved . 2011-07-07
^ jozjozjoz (2010-04-26). "Harry Shum Jr Has the Moves in Glee and the New iPod Nano Commercial | Entertainment". 8Asians.com . Retrieved . 2011-07-07
^ ". Ca.eonline.com. 2010-09-13 "Asian" and "Other Asian" Hook Up on Glee—Is Artie Out for Good? – E! Online" . Retrieved . 2011-07-07
^ "Glee club is back in session on the season premiere of (Press release). Glee" Fox Broadcasting Company . Retrieved . September 2, 2011
^ Berk, Brett. "Glee's Harry Shum Jr. Speaks! (And He Wants His Gaga Costume) | Little Gold Men". Vanity Fair . Retrieved . 2011-07-07
^ Milzoff, Rebecca (2010-05-25). "Glee’s Harry Shum Jr. Finally Speaks (and Answers Your Questions!) – Vulture". Nymag.com . Retrieved . 2011-07-07
^ ". Blog.zap2it.com 'Glee's' Harry Shum talks 'The Situ-Asian,' Asian Camp and The LXD – From Inside the Box – Zap2it" . Retrieved . 2011-07-07
^ The Official Star Wars Blog » Glee Goes Geek in 3 Minutes. Starwarsblog.starwars.com (2011-01-11). Retrieved on 2011-08-23.
^ Previous post Next post (2011-01-14). "Intense Lightsaber Combat in "3 Minutes" | GeekDad". Wired.com . Retrieved . 2011-07-07
^ If You Got Three Minutes, Watch 3 Minutes. Gizmodo.com (2011-01-10). Retrieved on 2011-08-23.
^ Harry Shum & Stephen 'tWitch' Boss star in '3 Minutes' – PopWrap. Nypost.com. Retrieved on 2011-08-23.
^ Magazine, Seventeen. (2011-01-06) Harry Shum Jr Movie - 3 Minutes Movie - Harry Shum Jr. Seventeen. Retrieved on 2011-08-23.
^ Harry Shum Jr.’s “3 Minutes”. Audrey Magazine (2011-01-06). Retrieved on 2011-08-23.
^ harry shum jr. in 3 minutes teaser trailer #2 | angry asian man. Blog.angryasianman.com (2009-05-30). Retrieved on 2011-08-23.
^ On Screen & On Scene: The LA Miss Chinatown Fashion Show | Hyphen magazine - Asian American arts, culture, and politics. Hyphen magazine. Retrieved on 2011-08-23.
^ "Channel APA 4 Jan 2011". Channelapa.com. 2011-01-04 . Retrieved . 2011-07-07
^ TV's 100 Sexiest Men
^ "Web Series ‘Mortal Kombat: Legacy 2′ Hitting February 17th". Latino Review . Retrieved . 2012-12-03
^ Glee Exclusive: 4 Original Cast Members Not Returning as Series Regulars for Season 5
^ Jeffery, Morgan (July 30, 2014). ". 'Glee's' Harry Shum Jr. Joins 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' Sequel" The Hollywood Reporter . Retrieved . July 30, 2014
^ Alcala, Natalie. "‘Glee”s Harry Shum Jr. on His Worst Breakup, Longest Relationship, & Dancing it Off". The Bullet Shop.
^ Blumm, K.C. (March 8, 2014). "Mike Chang is getting married! Glee star Harry Shum, Jr. engaged to longtime love Shelby Rabara". People . Retrieved . March 8, 2014
^ "3 Minutes teaser with Harry Shum Jr". channelAPA.com. 2011-01-04 . Retrieved . 2011-07-07
^ angrylink (2009-05-30). "harry shum jr. in 3 minutes teaser trailer #2 | angry asian man". Blog.angryasianman.com . Retrieved . 2011-07-07
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