|Harry Shum Jr.|
|Portrays Magnus Bane|
|Born:||April 28, 1982 (age 33)|
|Birthplace:||Puerto Limon, Costa Rica|
|Family:|| Susana Shum (sister)|
Cristina Shum (sister)
Shelby Rabara (wife)
|Character portrayed:||Magnus Bane|
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.
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.
Harry became most well-known for his role as Mike Chang on the Fox musical television show Glee, where he was promoted from guest star with a minor role in the first season to series regular for the third season.
Shum has also appeared in several Wong Fu Productions videos. Harry also choreographed and portrayed Elliot Hoo for The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers and starred in various other web series productions, including Mortal Kombat: Legacy and Caper. Harry is also currently a judge on truTV's Fake Off.
On May 15, 2015 it was announced that Harry was cast as Magnus Bane in the Freeform drama Shadowhunters. Cassandra Clare was thrilled after watching his audition and gave him her vote. She had also previously fancast him as Magnus three years prior (ca. 2012, before Godfrey Gao was cast for the film).
- Harry speaks English, Cantonese, and Spanish.
- Harry's earliest motivations to dance were from Ginuwine, Dru Hill, and Usher, before becoming influenced by iconic dancers like Gene Kelly and Michael Jackson.
- ↑ PopWrapped Q&A with Harry and Matthew
- ↑ Press Release: ‘Glee’ Alum Joins ‘ABC Family’s ‘Shadowhunters’ — The Variety
- ↑ "I jumped up and clapped when I watched your audition. So happy to welcome you to the TMI family as our High Warlock!" — Cassandra Clare (@cassieclare) on Twitter
- ↑ "He was way snarky." — Cassandra Clare on Twitter
- ↑ "I did vote for him." — Cassandra Clare on Twitter
- ↑ "Harry Shum, Jr. is really working the Magnus." — Cassandra Clare on Tumblr
- ↑ "[Rarely] do you ever get an actor you fancast in your head! Pretty cool." — Cassandra Clare on Tumblr
- ↑ ‘Glee”s Harry Shum Jr. on His Worst Breakup, Longest Relationship, & Dancing it Off — The Bullet Shop
- ↑ Mike Chang is getting married! Glee star Harry Shum, Jr. engaged to longtime love Shelby Rabara' — People.com
- ↑ Tenth + Fourth: Our Partnership With Harry Shum, Jr.
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