Harry Shum, Jr.
American actor and dancer
Harry Shum, Jr.
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The Best Celebrity Haircuts Of 2016 (So Far)
Huffington Post - 5 months
By Liza Corsillo for GQ. Getting the approval of style-minded guys these days (and, well, us) takes more than great personal style. It also takes some serious grooming game. This is especially true for the world's leading men, who spend their days and nights basking in the limelight. After all, fame comes with responsibilities, like staying ahead of the curve when it comes to hair trends. It's a simple thing to expect when you realize these guys have some of the best hands in the business sculpting their perfect ’dos. In fact, without them how would you, or any guy, know what kind of haircut to ask for? And whose photo would you bring to the barber, for that matter? The good news is that this year has already gifted us with a fresh batch of hair gods, and more are soon to come (i.e., when Jon Snow comes back to life) as 2016 rolls on. To get you started, here are 2016's very best famous haircuts, so far. OSCAR ISAAC, THE WAVY GENTLEMAN RYAN GOSLING, THE OLD HOLLYWOOD HA ...
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‘Caper’ trailer: Web series sends rogue superheroes on a heist
LATimes - about 3 years
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Chace Crawford Joins Glee for Show's 100th Episode: Details on His Character
US Magazine - about 3 years
From Gossip Girl to Glee! Chace Crawford will appear on the hit fox series' special 100th episode, a source confirmed to Us Weekly on Friday, Jan. 10 -- and he's playing a love interest! The insider tells Us that the actor "will play Dianna Agron's boyfriend, whom she brings back to Lima to meet her friends." PHOTOS: Glee's hottest guest stars While the hunky star, best known for his role as Nate Archibald on CW series Gossip Girl, has plenty of experience acting, the insider says unlike the rest of the cast, "his character will not be singing -- as of now." As E! News reported Friday, Jan. 10, Crawford has a role on the show's 100th episode, which will air in two parts on March 18 and the following Tuesday. PHOTOS: The love lives of Glee "Chace is excited to work with [series co-creator] Ryan Murphy and his longtime friend Matthew Morrison," the insider tells Us. "He knows most of the other cast as well." Former Glee stars expected to return for the special episode i ...
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Ryan Murphy Invites 'Glee' Original Cast Back For 100th Episode
Huffington Post - about 3 years
The 100th episode of "Glee" may not be until March, but details are already being announced for the giant celebration. This week, Ryan Murphy sent out a tweet announcing all of the original cast members of the series were invited back for the 100th episode: ALL The Glee Originals received invites today to be in our 100th episode! More to follow. — Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) December 3, 2013 Since his initial tweet, Murphy has updated fans on which McKinley High Gleeks were returning. So far Heather Morris, Harry Shum Jr., Mark Salling and new "Dancing With the Stars" champion Amber Riley have been confirmed for the episode. The original cast recently reunited for a more somber reason when they mourned the death of Corey Monteith, who played Finn on the series. The only original cast member who didn't appear in the episode was Dianna Agron, sparking rumors that she was not on good terms with her former "Glee" family. This season has been turbulent for the once mega-popular s ...
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Glee Creator Ryan Murphy Invites Original Cast to Return For 100th Episode
US Magazine - about 3 years
Welcome back, McKinley High students! Ryan Murphy revealed via Twitter on Tuesday, Dec. 3, that the entire original cast of Glee has been invited back to take part in quite the special episode. Whether all will be free to show up though, is still unknown! PHOTOS: Glee's best guest stars "ALL The Glee Originals received invites today to be in our 100th episode!" the 48-year-old series creator wrote to his followers. "More to follow." So, who's agreed to come back on? So far, Amber Riley, Mark Salling, Harry Shum Jr. and new mom Heather Morris! The fate of Dianna Agron is still unknown.  "Amber is IN for episode 100! More to follow..." Murphy wrote shortly after the big surprise. "Mark is IN for the 100th! More great news coming...Harry is IN! More to follow..." He added: "Heather is IN for Glee 100th!" PHOTOS: Stars we've lost in 2013 The news may come as a surprise to Gleeks, as it was just two months ago that Agron (who played Quinn Fabray) was left out of the late ...
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'Glee's' Harry Shum Jr. Reveals Nightwing Aspirations
MTV News - over 3 years
FROM MTV GEEK This week was all about actors name-dropping the heroes they think they'd be perfect for. First Katee Sackhoff admitted that she would love to play Captain Marvel (following the outbreak of a rumor that that was going to happen from last week). Then earlier today, Channing Tatum pretty much auditioned for the X-Man Gambit in an interview. Now, "Glee" actor Harry Shum Jr. casually mentioned in an interview with MTV Geek that there's one DC character he's had his eye on becoming: Nightwing. Shum name-dropped Nightwing after explaining how his dance background could easily translate into superheroics. "I love it," Shum told MTV Geek. "I mean, I grew up on comic books and superheroes, so right now it's the rage. But I've been wanting to play him since I was a kid, so it'd be a dream come true... I'm game, man! Put me in a super hero movie, put me in a Star Wars movie, and I can die happy." Of all the heroes in the DC Universe, Nightwing is known for being one of the mos ...
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'Glee' Bringing Back Cast Members For Tribute Episode
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Glee's" Cory Monteith tribute episode will air in October, and according to E! News, several old cast members and guest stars will make appearances. Titled "The Quarterback," Monteith's tribute episode will reportedly feature Amber Riley (Mercedes), Harry Shum Jr. (Mike Chang), Mark Salling (Puck), Jayma Mays (Emma) Dot-Marie Jones (Coach Bieste), Kurt's father Mike O'Malley (Burt Hummel) and Finn's mother Romy Rosemont (Carole Hudson-Hummel. Dianna Agron (Quinn) and Heather Morris (Brittany) will not be making appearances, according to E! The episode -- which has been described as "gut-wrenching" -- went into production on Friday, and Lea Michele, Monteith's on and offscreen girlfriend, tweeted a photo of herself wearing a "Finn" necklace. Today... ❤ pic.twitter.com/K51iTNrqZB — Lea Michele (@msleamichele) August 23, 2013 Additionally, Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester) tweeted about the episode when she read the script last week. Just read Cory Monteith memorial ...
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Harry Shum Jr.: Glee Cast 'Leaning on Each Other' Since Cory Monteith's Death (People.com)
Wesmirch.com - over 3 years
People.com: Harry Shum Jr.: Glee Cast ‘Leaning on Each Other’ Since Cory Monteith's Death  —  After Cory Monteith's death on July 13, the cast of Glee is relying on each other to get through their grief.  —  “We've all been leaning on each other.  It's been a rough patch and a rough time,” …
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Matthew Morrison & Darren Criss: Do Something Awards Presenters!
Just Jared - over 3 years
Matthew Morrison rocks a cool pair of sunglasses while presenting an award to Food Recovery Network’s Ben Simon at the 2013 Do Something Awards at Avalon on Wednesday (July 31) in Hollywood. The 34-year-old actor was joined at the ceremony by his Glee co-stars Darren Criss, Alex Newell, and former co-star Harry Shum Jr. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Matthew Morrison Darren was spotted speaking onstage while presenting an award to Sasha Fisher of Spark MicroGrants. 15+ pictures inside of Matthew Morrison and Darren Criss presenting awards at the Do Something Awards…
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'Glee' star Harry Shum Jr. set for 'Moms' Night Out'
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Jeff Sneider LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "Glee" star Harry Shum Jr. has closed a deal to star in "Moms' Night Out," a family comedy that Sony's Affirm Films banner is producing, TheWrap has learned. "Mom's Night Out" follows three housewives who get bored with their suburban life and break away for a night in the city. Patricia Heaton and Sean Astin also star in the film, which Andrew and Jon Erwin are directing from a script they wrote with Andrea Gyertson Nasfell. Kevin Downes is producing. ...
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Chris Colfer & Naya Rivera: 'Glee' Season 5 Photo Shoot!
Just Jared - over 3 years
Chris Colfer shows his love for Britain while heading to a studio for a photo shoot on Friday (June 28) in Los Angeles. The 23-year-old actor’s Glee co-stars Naya Rivera, Kevin McHale, Becca Tobin, and Blake Jenner were also spotted at the photo shoot. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Chris Colfer It was recently announced that Heather Morris, Mark Salling, Amber Riley, and Harry Shum Jr. will not be returning to the show as regulars. 25+ pictures inside of Chris Colfer and Naya Rivera heading to a Glee photo shoot…
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The Last Racebender
Campus Progressive - over 4 years
It’s pretty difficult to think of Asian male actors in American media off the top of your head. When asked most people would easily name Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Bruce Lee, or Chow Yun Fat. Nowadays people might name actors such as Steven Yuen, Harry Shum, Jr., and Reggie Lee. Fortunately, modern television shows are beginning to embrace Asian male actors, who you can see in television shows such as "The Walking Dead," "Glee," and "Grimm"– an encouraging sign for diversifying casts. For a long time the only Asian-American characters were either martial arts experts or nerdy oddballs, perpetuating ethnic stereotypes. Jackie Chan, Jet Li and Chow Yun Fat, some of the most popular Asian American film actors, usually had to perform acrobatic stunts in their films. Other iconic characters, such as ‘Long Duk Dong’ (played by Gedde Watanabe) from Sixteen Candles, or ‘I.Y. Yunioshi’ (played by a white Mickey Rooney) from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, were portrayed as bizarre nerdy for ...
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Brett Berk: Dance. Dance. Revolution!
The Huffington Post - over 4 years
This weekend, the fourth movie in the spectacularly successful Step Up franchise opens in theaters across America. In it, as in every other movie in the surprisingly compelling series, a group of dancers comes together to help solve a problem. In this case, the problem is that the wealthy developer father of the aspiring dancer/Anglo female lead is trying to buy up and gentrify a traditionally Latino neighborhood in Miami. In response, the local dance crew adopts the tactics and rhetoric of the Occupy Wall Street movement in order to mount public protests and defeat the displacement of their working class community. This may sound like pretty heady political terrain for a movie that seems little more than an extended music video populated by scantily clad former So You Think You Can Dance? contestants. But, there is actually a lengthy history of pictures like this -- which we will loosely call Dance-Off movies -- tackling social justice issues. John Waters, who wrote a ...
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Beyonce's Shout-Out Floors Snuggie-Clad 'Countdown' Video Mastermind
MTV News - over 4 years
Seeing praise for his 'Snuggie Version' tribute on B's website was 'the best moment of my life,' 16-year-old superfan tells MTV News. By Cory Midgarden <P>When Ton Do-Nguyen uploaded his shot-for-shot <a href="http://newsroom.mtv.com/2012/07/18/beyonce-fan-video-countdown-snuggie">recreation of Beyoncé's "Countdown" video</a> to the Web, he didn't expect it to be seen by anyone other than his friends and family. But with more than 500,000 views on YouTube and the stamp of approval from the Queen B herself, the junior class president from Pennsylvania has quickly learned the power of the Internet.</P><P>"I'm going on her website, and I just start screaming," Ton said about reading a post in which <a href="http://www.beyonce.com/news/brilliant" target="_blank">Beyoncé praises his "Snuggie Version,"</a> ca ...
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Jamie Chung & Harry Shum Jr.: AIDS Walk San Francisco!
Just Jared - over 4 years
Jamie Chung and Harry Shum Jr. strike a pose during AIDS Walk San Francisco on Sunday (July 15) in California Jamie, 29, and Harry, 30, were joined by director Adam Shankman and Glee star Dot-Marie Jones at the event, which raised about $2.7 million. “Got my walking shoes on and heading to support the ‪#aidswalks‬!,” Harry wrote on his Twitter account. “Hope to see some of y’all there!” Money raised at the event goes to the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and 46 other AIDS organizations that are in the Bay Area. 10+ pictures inside of Jamie Chung and Harry Shum Jr. at AIDS Walk San Francisco…
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'Glee' Cast Returning ... But For How Long?
Huffington Post - over 4 years
The "Glee" cast will return for Season 4, but for how long? According to The Hollywood Reporter, all 15 regular cast members -- Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer, Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch, Jayma Mays, Naya Rivera, Heather Morris, Kevin McHale, Darren Criss, Amber Riley, Jenna Ushkowitz, Dianna Agron, Mark Salling and Harry Shum Jr. -- will return to the Fox musical series. However, the episode count for each remains undetermined and should allow the cast to explore other projects. THR reports Chord Overstreet is in talks to be added as a series regular. Overstreet joined the series during Season 2, left at the end of the season after being passed up for regular status and returned in a recurring role during Season 3. Series co-creator Ryan Murphy said he extended invites to the entire cast to return. "We've become like a family," he told Vulture. "I said to them anybody who wants to stay on the show will stay on the show. I asked all of them, 'What do you ...
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Watch 'Glee' Star Harry Shum Jr. Compete in a Pole Dancing Contest [Video]
Color Lines - over 4 years
Kev Jumba from You Offend Me, You Offend My Family" aka YOMYOMF invited Harry Shum Jr. to a pole dance off.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Harry Shum, Jr.
    TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 28
    In 2011, Shum completed an action-oriented project with director Ross Ching, producers Don Le and George Wang, starring himself in the lead role as "the Hunter", Stephen "tWitch" Boss (runner-up of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance (season 4), and Katrina Law (Spartacus: Blood and Sand, The Resistance).
    More Details Hide Details The project released January 10, 2011, and is set to be part of a trilogy of short films. "3 Minutes" has received nationwide coverage from the official Star Wars site, Wired.com, and Gizmodo, as well as the New York Post, Seventeen Magazine, Audrey Magazine, and Hyphen Magazine. It was also won the coveted slot of Vimeo's Staff Pick of the Day on its debut day, netting well over 60,000 views on the site within the first 24 hours. BuddyTV voted him as #7 in TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011.
  • 2010
    Age 27
    In 2010, Shum appeared in Step Up 3-D, a 3D look at New York style street dancing.
    More Details Hide Details He is also a dancer and choreographer for the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers.
  • 2009
    Age 26
    Known for a while as "Other Asian" on Glee, with very few lines during the show's first season in 2009–2010, Shum's character was given storylines in the second season, mostly involving his relationship with fellow glee club member Tina Cohen-Chang (Jenna Ushkowitz), and his performances of "Make 'Em Laugh" in "The Substitute", "Sing" from A Chorus Line in "Duets", "Valerie" in "Special Education", and the show's first dance solo in "A Night of Neglect".
    More Details Hide Details He has been promoted from guest star to series regular for the third season, which is Mike's senior year of high school. He has already been given a major storyline in the third episode, "Asian F", and performed "Cool" from West Side Story, his first solo song. Shum has been featured in many productions done by Wong Fu Productions.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2002
    Age 19
    Shum launched his career as the only male dancer on BET's Comic View in 2002 and has continued his dancing career from there.
    More Details Hide Details 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. He currently plays Mike Chang, a dancer who joins the glee club, on the Fox musical television show Glee.
  • 2000
    Age 17
    Shum graduated from Arroyo Grande High School in 2000.
    More Details Hide Details 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. Shum was accepted into San Francisco State University, but only stayed there three months before deciding to pursue a career in dance and entertainment.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1982
    Born
    Shum was born in Puerto Limón, Costa Rica on April 28, 1982.
    More Details Hide Details 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. 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.
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