|Jonathan Ke Quan Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||August 20, 1971|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Jonathan Ke Quan is a Vietnamese-American actor and stunt choreographer who started his career in the entertainment industry as a child actor at the age of 12 by co-starring as Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. In addition to that, he is also known for playing Data in The Goonies, Jasper Kwong in Head of the Class, Charlie Moore in Breathing Fire, Little Guan in It Takes a Thief (糊塗妙賊小神偸), Kim in Encino Man, Sing Wong in Second Time Around (無限復活), George Phan in Finding ‘Ohana, and Sam in Together We Stand.
Jonathan Luke Ke Huy Quan, Ke Huy Quan
Jonathan Ke Huy Quan
Saigon, South Vietnam (later: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
Jonathan Ke Quan studied at Mount Gleason Jr. High in Tujunga, California, and Alhambra High School in Alhambra, California. Later, he attended the University of Southern California‘s School of Cinematic Arts before getting enrolled at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.
Actor, Stunt Choreographer
- Siblings – He has 8 siblings.
He has been signed with –
- Cohen & Gardner, Llp., Law Firm, Beverly Hills, California, United States
- Lovett Management, Talent Management Company, Los Angeles, California, United States
5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm
64 kg or 141 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Jonathan Ke Quan has Han Chinese (Hoa) roots.
Jonathan Ke Quan Facts
- He is the son of Vietnamese parents of Chinese descent.
- His family was forced to leave their country when the Army of the Republic of Vietnam was defeated during the Fall of Saigon and they were eventually selected for political asylum and emigrated to the United States as refugees.
- At the age of 12, Quan was cast as Short Round, Indiana Jones’s 11-year-old Chinese sidekick, in the 1984 American action-adventure film, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, starring alongside Harrison Ford and others. This film also marked Quan’s theatrical film debut.
- His family changed his name to “Ke Huy” after he was cast in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. For the film, he studied Taekwondo under Philip Tan.
- It was his brother who was auditioning for the role of Short Round and Jonathan just followed him along, subsequently securing the part.
- Quan also received Taekwondo lessons from Tao-liang Tan.
- In July 1991, he appeared as Josh in an episode titled Undertaking Palor of the horror anthology television series, Tales from the Crypt.
- He was ranked at number #67 on VH1‘s list of “The Greatest: 100 Greatest Kid Stars” in 2005.
- Quan is well-versed in Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.
- He is a huge fan of Jackie Chan.
- It was announced in January 2020 that he was cast in the science-fiction film, Everything Everywhere All at Once.
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