Harry Shum Jr.
Portrays Magnus Bane
Harry Shum Jr
Biographical Information
Born: April 28, 1982 (age 33)
Birthplace: Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
Family: Susana Shum (sister)
Cristina Shum (sister)
Shelby Rabara (wife)
Series Information
Character portrayed: Magnus Bane

Harry Shum Jr. is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, and choreographer. He portrays Magnus Bane on Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments.


Harry originally auditioned for the film adaptation, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.[1]

On May 15, 2015 it was announced that Harry was cast as Magnus Bane in the Freeform drama Shadowhunters.[2] Cassandra Clare was thrilled after watching his audition and gave him her vote.[3][4][5] She had also previously fancast him as Magnus three years prior (ca. 2012, before Godfrey Gao was cast for the film).[6][7]

Personal life

Shum has been in a relationship with actress and dancer Shelby Rabara since 2007,[8] and the couple got engaged in October 2013 and was married in November 2015 in Costa Rica.[9]

In April 2014, Shum founded a website, Tenth + Fourth, in partnership with Digital Media Management.[10]


  • 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.


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