Harry Shum, Jr.

by ethnic on September 21, 2013

Place of Birth: Limón, Costa Rica

Date of Birth: April 28, 1982

Ethnicity: Chinese

Harry Shum, Jr. is an American actor, dancer, singer, and choreographer. He was born in Limón, Costa Rica, to Chinese parents. His father is from Guangzhou and his mother is from Hong Kong. Harry’s family moved to San Francisco, California, when he was six.

Harry speaks English, Cantonese, and Spanish.

Harry is married to actress and dancer Shelby Rabara. Shelby is of Filipino descent.

photo by DFree / Shutterstock.com

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

andrew July 25, 2016 at 2:29 pm

interesting surname for a Chinese

Reno February 18, 2012 at 3:31 pm

It’s too bad they couldn’t make his character ‘Latino’ like he is. I think Americans need to be shown that Latin America is made up of various races, most people here that I come to contact with think that only brown/mestizo people are representative of Latin America.

Nathalie February 18, 2012 at 2:41 pm

I think it’s nice that he knows not only english and chinese, but spanish as well. wow. it’d be so nice to be trilingual.

daniel June 29, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Costa Rica received a lot of immigrants during the XVIII, XIX and XX century, from Spaniards, Italians, Jamaicans to Chinese, the last three groups migrated to build the atlantic cost train, in Limon where Harry were born ;)

GleeLovr March 25, 2011 at 12:36 am

WOW! He’s Chinese but was born in Costa Rica.that’s awesome!Go asians!

myspace celebrity September 23, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Ah, I love Mike Change on Glee :)
I used to think he was Chinese with some indigenous tocuhes in his bloodline.Either way,he’s very cute.

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