Jonathan Ke Quan Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Jonathan Ke Quan Quick Info
Height5 ft 4 in
Weight64 kg
Date of BirthAugust 20, 1971
Zodiac SignLeo
Eye ColorDark 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.

Born Name

Jonathan Luke Ke Huy Quan, Ke Huy Quan

Other Name

Jonathan Ke Huy Quan

Jonathan Ke Quan as seen at Fan Expo Canada in 2019
Jonathan Ke Quan as seen at Fan Expo Canada in 2019 (GabboT / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Saigon, South Vietnam (later: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

Nationality

Vietnamese, American

Education

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.

Occupation

Actor, Stunt Choreographer

Family

  • Siblings – He has 8 siblings.

Manager

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

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm

Weight

64 kg or 141 lbs

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

Jonathan Ke Quan has Han Chinese (Hoa) roots.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Wears glasses

Jonathan Ke Quan Facts

  1. He is the son of Vietnamese parents of Chinese descent.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. It was his brother who was auditioning for the role of Short Round and Jonathan just followed him along, subsequently securing the part.
  6. Quan also received Taekwondo lessons from Tao-liang Tan.
  7. In July 1991, he appeared as Josh in an episode titled Undertaking Palor of the horror anthology television series, Tales from the Crypt.
  8. He was ranked at number #67 on VH1‘s list of “The Greatest: 100 Greatest Kid Stars” in 2005.
  9. Quan is well-versed in Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.
  10. He is a huge fan of Jackie Chan.
  11. It was announced in January 2020 that he was cast in the science-fiction film, Everything Everywhere All at Once.

Featured Image by GabboT / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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