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Harry Shum Jr.
Born Harry Shum Jr.
April 28, 1984 (1984-04-28) (age 25)
Limón, Costa Rica
Occupation Actor, Dancer

Harry Shum Jr. is an American dancer and actor. He is commonly known for being a part of the dance films such as Stomp the Yard, You Got Served and Step Up 2: The Streets. He is currently part of the musical-comedy television show, Glee.

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Early life

Harry Shum, Jr was born in Limon, Costa Rica on April 28, 1984 to Chinese parents. His father is from Fujian province, China, and his mother was born in Hong Kong. He states, "I feel I have the best of so many worlds. I speak Chinese and Spanish. Spanish is actually my first language before I learned Chinese and English" [1]. He started dancing with his high school Dance Company team and continued his career in San Francisco, California under several different studios.

Career

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 Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, and Jessica Simpson. He was a silhouette for the now-famous iPod commercials, as well [2]. He now plays Mike Chang, a football player who joins the Glee club, on the Fox musical tv show Glee.

Upcoming Projects

An upcoming project Shum is involved in is Step Up 3D, scheduled to be released in 2010. It includes a 3D look at New York style street dancing. He is also a dancer and choreographer for the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers.

Television/ Movie Works

Year Title Role
2002 BET's View Dancer
2003 "Boston Public" Fletcher
2004 You Got Served Dancer
2007 Stomp the Yard Crew Dancer
2007 "Viva Laughlin" Construction Dancer
2008 The Onion Movie Lollipop Love Dancer
2008 "Zoey 101" Roy
2008 Step Up 2: The Streets Cable
2008 "Greek" Omega Chi Brother
2008 Center Stage: Turn It Up Club Dancer
2008 iCarly: iGo to Japan Yuki
2009 "Glee" Mike Chang
2010 Step Up 3-D

Other works

Year Title Description
2007 Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol special thanks
2008 The Teen Choice Awards 2008 segment producer
2008 Ellen's Even Bigger Really Big Show co-choreographer
2009 "Glee" soundtrack

References

^ http://www.asiancemagazine.com/2009/09/02/harry-shum-is-full-of-glee ^ http://www.portraitmagazine.net/interviews/harryshumjr.html ^ http://gleewiki.fox.com/page/Harry+Shum+Jr.

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