Harry Shum Jr. life and biography

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Harry Shum Jr. biography

Date of birth : 1982-04-28
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-24
Credited as : Dancer, actor, Stomp the Yard, Step Up

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Harry Shum Jr. is an American dancer and actor. He is commonly known for being a part of such dance films as Stomp the Yard, You Got Served, and had recurring roles as Cable on Step Up 2: The Streets and Step Up 3D. He has also been featured in many productions done by Wong Fu Productions. He is currently part of the musical-comedy television show, Glee, as Mike Chang.

Shum was born in Puerto Limón, Costa Rica on April 28, 1982. His mother was a native of Hong Kong, while his father was born and raised in Guangzhou, China; the two 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 Chinese and Spanish. Spanish is actually my first language before I learned Chinese 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.

Shum graduated from Arroyo Grande High School in 2000. He started dancing with his high school dance company team and continued his career in San Francisco under several different studios. He incorporates various different styles into his dance, including popping, tutting, waving, locking, breaking and also contemporary.

Filmography:

2010 : Our Family Wedding
2010 : Step Up 3D
2011 : Glee: The 3D Concert Movie

Television:

2008 : Zoey 101
2008 : Rita Rocks
2008 : Greek
(2009-present) : Glee

Other works:

2011 3 Minutes
2011 Wong Fu Productions- 3 Youtube video shorts: Best date EVER, 3 Steps to Self Esteem, Buffet
2011 Just Dance 3- Playing Game With Friends

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