Harry Shum Jr. is a Costa Rican-American actor, dancer, singer and choreographer. He is best known for his roles as Mike Chang on the Fox comedy-drama television series Glee and as Magnus Bane on the Freeform fantasy television series Shadowhunters.
What Shum is up to now
Shum has joined the cast of Crazy Rich Asians, Warner Bros.’ adaptation of the Kevin Kwan best-seller. Fresh Off the Boat star Constance Wu, Gemma Chan (Humans), Awkwafina and Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) are toplining the ensemble romantic comedy, which is currently in production. Jon M. Chu is in the director’s chair.
The plot centers on an America-born Chinese economics professor, played by Wu, who travels to her history professor boyfriend’s (Henry Golding) hometown of Singapore for his best friend’s wedding. The woman soon finds out is that her boyfriend comes from an incredibly wealthy family and is the most eligible bachelor in Asia, meaning every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social circle now wants to bring her down.
Sources say Shum will play Chan’s ex-boyfriend.
Shum is best known for playing the football player with the fleet feet for six seasons on Glee. He appeared in 2016’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny and stars on Freeform’s Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments.
Another role Shum was recently cast in was as Magnus Bane in the Freeform drama Shadowhunters. Cassandra Clare was thrilled after watching his audition and gave him her vote. She had also previously fancast him as Magnus three years prior (ca. 2012, before Godfrey Gao was cast for the film).
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