Harry Shum Jr. Bio, Age, Wife, Movies, Grey’s Anatomy, Matthew Daddario, Net Worth

Harry Shum Jr.
Harry Shum Jr.

Harry Shum Jr. Biography

Harry Shum Jr. is an American dancer, actor, and choreographer who rose to fame for playing Mike Chang’s role on a FOX TV series called Glee and Magnus Bane on Free Form’s fantasy series called Shadowhunters. He also gained more fame and popularity by playing Benson Kwan’s role on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy (since 2022). Chum has also been nominated for six Screen Actors Guild awards for the best ensemble cast on shows like Crazy Rich Asians and Everything Everywhere All At Once. Harry’s film appearances are in Step Up 2: The Streets and Sep Up 3D

Shum was born in Limon Costa Rica to Chinese Immigrants but he was raised in San Francisco, California. Therefore, he grew up learning how to fluently speak Spanish and Cantonese. Harry also grew up as a very talented kid who enjoyed dancing and performing from a very young age. He studied at San Luis Obispo County but he graduated from Arroyo Grande High School back in 2000. He then enrolled at San Francisco State University but he dropped out. Chum dropped out of the University during his third year to pursue a career in dancing.

Harry began his career by moving to Los Angeles, California, and working with great choreographers like Rosero McCoy and Jamal Sims. He even went on a UK tour as a backup dancer for a famous American singer called Kaci. Chum was focused on building his career as a male dancer. Therefore, he began appearing on BET’s Comic View and Apple’s famous dancing show called Dancing Silhouettes.

In 2004, he was able to join Missy Elliot, Beyonce, and Alicia Keys as a Backup dancer for their co-headlining tour called Ladies First. He also worked as a backup dancer for Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey before making his acting debut.

Shum made his acting debut by starring in Step Up 2 and its following third part called Step Up 3D. From there, Harry landed his breakthrough role as Mike Chang on Glee. He played the role from 2009 to 2015. His Mike Chang role earned him fame and attention from both local and international audiences. During this time, Harry balanced his acting career with his career as a male dancer.

Shum even got the chance to showcase his singing and dancing abilities on Glee by performing various songs like Make Em Laugh and doing a duet with a co-star on a song called Valerie. Shum even worked with dance groups like The LXD and So You Think You Dance before landing another major role on TV.

In 2015, Harry was announced as the main supporting character of FreeForm’s fantasy Series Shadowhunters alongside Emarude Toubia, Lola Flanery, and an ensemble cast. He played the role of a bisexual high warlock of the Shadow world called Magnus Bane from 2015 to 2018. Shum won the Best Bisexual Representation award in 2017 and the Male TV Star award in 2018 for his Magnus Bane role. His most recent roles and film projects are in Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) and Legion of Superheroes (2023).

Harry Shum Jr. Age

How old is Harry Shum Jr.? Harry is 41 years old as of 2023. He was born on April 28, 1982, in Limon, Cora Rica but he was raised in San Francisco, California, United States. In addition, Harry celebrates his birthday on April 28th every year. His zodiac birth sign is Taurus.

Harry Shum Jr. Height

How tall is Harry Shum Jr.? Shum stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m). He also weighs around 72 kilograms (159 lbs). Additionally, Shum’s hair color is dark brown and his eye color is brown. Harry also has an ectomorphic body structure. His waist size is 30 inches and his biceps, are 14 inches.

Harry Shum Jr. Ethnicity

Harry was born in Costa Rica to Chinese parents but grew up in California, USA. Therefore, he is of Costa Rican and American nationality. Harry’s ethnicity is Chinese.

Harry Shum Jr. Family

Shum was born to Chinese parents who moved to Costa Rica from Hong Kong. His father was born in Guangzhou, China but moved to Hong Kong to work as a laborer. Harry’s mother on the other hand is a Hong Kong native who relocated to Costa Rica after getting married. Harry also grew up alongside two older sisters whose identity is withheld from the public.

Harry Shum Jr.’s Wife

Is Harry Shun Jr. Married? Yes, Shum is married to his wife Shelby Rabara. The two exchanged vows through a private wedding ceremony held on November 22, 2015, in Harry’s native Land Costa Rica. Harry and Shelby began dating in 2006 after meeting on set. Eventually, they got engaged after seven years of dating. Harry now shares one daughter with his wife. The family resides in Los Angeles, California.

Harry Shum Jr. Matthew Daddario

Matthew Daddario is a famous American actor who rose to fame for Playing Alec Lightwood’s role on a Freeform TV series called Shadowhunters. He is also the younger brother of a Hollywood actress known as Alexandra Daddario.

Matthew and Harry are co-stars who play the role of a powerful gay couple called Alec and Magnus Bane. Their relationship went through challenges but they still remained together as a couple. However, Harry and Matthew are not gay or bisexual in real life. Both of them are married to different beautiful wives and not fellow men.

Harry Shum Jr. Net Worth

Shun has an estimated net worth of around $14 million dollars. His primary source of income is his career as and television actress.

Harry Shum Jr. Everything Everywhere All at Once

Everything Everywhere All at Once is a 2022 Adventure and sci-fi film that showcases an interdimensional rupture that unravels the multiverse reality. Therefore, a very unlikely hero has to channel newfound powers to fight the bizarre dangers of the rapture to prevent the world from being destroyed. Shum plays Chad’s supporting role in the film.

Harry Shum Jr. Movies

  • 2004 You Got Served
  • 2007 Stomp the Yard
  • 2008 The Onion Movie
  • 2008 Step Up 2: The Streets
  • 2008 Center Stage: Turn It Up
  • 2010 Our Family Wedding
  • 2010 The LXD: The Uprising Begins
  • 2010 Step Up 3D
  • 2011 3 Minutes
  • 2011 Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
  • 2012 White Frog
  • 2014 Moms’ Night Out Joey
  • 2014 Revenge of the Green Dragons
  • 2015 Fire City: End of s
  • 2016 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny
  • 2018 Crazy Rich Asians
  • 2019 Escape Plan: The Extractors
  • 2019 Burn Officer
  • 2020 All My Life
  • 2021 Broadcast Signal Intrusion
  • 2021 Love Hard
  • 2022 Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • 2023 Legion of Super-Heroes

Harry Shum Jr. TV Shows

  • 2003 Boston Public
  • 2005 Committed
  • 2007 High School Musical 2 Dance-Along
  • 2007 Viva Laughlin Construction Dancer
  • 2008 Zoey 101
  • 2008 Rita Rocks
  • 2008 Greek
  • 2008 iCarly
  • 2009–2015 Glee
  • 2010–2011 The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers
  • 2013 Mortal Kombat: Legacy
  • 2013 The Eric Andre Show
  • 2014 Fake Off
  • 2014 Caper Luke Washington
  • 2016 Single by 30
  • 2016–2019 Shadowhunters
  • 2019–2020 Tell Me a Story
  • 2020 Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens
  • 2022 Step Into… The Movies
  • 2022–present Grey’s Anatomy
  • 2022 Star Trek: Lower Decks
  • 2023 Station 19