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Harry Shum Jr

Harry Shum Jr is a Chinese, Costa Rica, and American actor, dancer, singer, as well as choreographer. Harry Shum Jr is even prominent for his roles as Mike Chang on the Fox television series Glee (2009–2015), as well as Magnus Bane on the Freeform television series Shadowhunters (2016–2019).

Early Life and Childhood

Harry Shum Jr is 40 years old. He was born on April 28, 1982, in San José, Costa Rica. Likewise, his mother belongs to Hong Kong and his father belongs to Guangzhou, China.

They grew up with two older sisters in Costa Rica. At the age of six years old, the family moved to San Francisco, California. Furthermore, he holds Chinese-Costarican-American nationality and his ethnicity is still unknown.


Talking about his educational background, he attended several schools in the San Luis Obispo region and finally enrolled at the ‘Arroyo Grande High School.’ in 2000. As a kid, he was interested in acting and playing football.

However, dance did not fascinate him much. However an incident that followed changed everything. He was dared by some of his friends in high school to audition for the school’s dance team.

Although he did not make it to the team, he discovered the passion that he wanted to follow in the future. Then, he began taking dance classes.

After graduating from high school in 2000, he went to the ‘San Francisco State University to pursue a dancing career. But his parent did not support him.

Harry dropped out of college and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment world not willing to give up on his dreams. He got offered as a dancer on the ‘BET’ comic show ‘Comic View’ upon landing in Los Angeles.

Harry Shum Jr – Net Worth 2023

Speaking on Harry’s earnings, he is a multitalented personality who has earned a decent sum of money through his multi-talented profession. His estimated net worth is around $14 million. Likewise, he is living a lavish lifestyle along with his family on good fortune.


Harry Shum Jr is a multi-talented and hard-working actor. He has received many awards and was nominated for awards.

Likewise, he has received the 2010 Glee Screen Actors Guild Awards, Gay People’s Choice Awards, Hawaii International Film Festival Rising Star, East West Players Visionary Awards, and so on.

Personal Life

Reflecting on Harry Shum Jr’s relationship status, he is a married man. He got married to Filipino-American dancer Shelby Rabara on November 22, 2015, in Costa Rica after a long-term relationship.

They started dating each other in 2007, and the couple got engaged in October 2013 while on vacation in Hawaii. Furthermore, they were blessed with their first child, Xia on March 28, 2019.

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Caption: Harry Shum Jr captured along with his daughter (Source: Instagram)


There were rumors that he would be starring in the Crazy Asian Kid sequel. Moreover, there are no rumors or scandals regarding his personal as well as professional life.

Body Measurements

Harry has an amazing personality and a stunning body. He has a height of 5 feet and 11 inches and weighs around 72 kg.

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Caption: Harry Shum Jr captured attending an event (Source: justjaredjr)

Professional Life and Career

Harry Shum Jr started his first acting on the television screen in 2003 in an American drama television series Boston Public. In 2005 he made an appearance in the television sitcom Committed.

He has appeared in television series and shows including Zoey 101, Rita Rocks, The American Mall, Greek, and iCarly.

Likewise, he has made his appearance in films like Step Up 2: The Streets (2008), Step Up 3D (2010), White Frog (2012), Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016).

He has also played in the Hulu web series The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers (2010–2011) and the YouTube Red series Single by 30 (2016). He has also played in The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers.

In 2016, he appeared  in the ‘Netflix American–Chinese martial arts film ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny.’

However, the film received very low ratings and did not even come close to the reception that its prequel, ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,’ had received earlier.

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Harry Shum in the character of the Shadowhunters series (Source: The Nerds of Color)

Since 2016 he has been a regular in the American series Shadow Hunters. In another part, he has also been active in his musical career with the group Glee Cast since 2011. As he has perfect dancing moves.

In 2018, he was cast as Charlie Wu in Jon M. Chu’s Crazy Rich Asians and appeared briefly in the mid-credits scene at the end of the movie.

Furthermore, he has appeared in films like Burn Officer Liu and Escapes Plan: The Extractors in 2019. His upcoming projects in 2020 are Broadcast Signal Intrusion and  All My Life. He has also appeared in the television series  ” Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens.”

Harry Shum Jr – Social Media

Harry is active on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. He has a great fan following. Likewise, he has around 2.2 million followers on Instagram, more than 739k followers on Facebook, and around 1.27 million followers on Twitter.

Further, he has about 4.37k subscribers on YouTube.