Jonathan Ke Quan is one of the most talented American actors of Vietnamese nationality. Quan is best known for his performance in The Goonies and Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom. He is an unbelievable actor, and his likely acting can make people feel in awe. His brilliant acting and work can easily be seen in his movies and television shows.
Jonathan Ke Quan Wiki/Bio
Jonathan Luke Ke Huy Quan, born August 20, 1971, is an American actor and stunt choreographer of Chinese descent, born in Vietnam.
Quan was born in Saigon, South Vietnam (now Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam). He was forced to leave his country when the army of the Republic of Vietnam was defeated during the fall of Saigon. His family was selected for political asylum and emigrated to the United States. He became a child actor at the age of 12 and starred in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom as Harrison Ford’s henchman Short Round. After the cast, his family changed his name to Ke Huy, the name he is known by in the movie.
He attended Mount Gleason Jr. High in Tujunga, California, and Alhambra High School in Alhambra, California. After high school, he graduated from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Later he attended the University of Manchester in Great Britain. He is fluent in Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.
After studying Taekwondo with Philip Tan on the set of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, he later trained under Tao-Liang Tan. He worked as a stunt choreographer for X-Men and The One as an assistant to the renowned Hong Kong fight choreographer Corey Yuen.
During the fall of Saigon, he had a very hard life as he and his family were forced to leave his country when the army of the Republic of Vietnam was defeated. Then his family moved to the United States where they were selected for political asylum.
Quan attended Mount Gleason Jr. High in Tujunga, California, and also attended Alhambra High School in Alhambra, California. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. He later attended the University of Manchester, Great Britain. Quan is very fluent in English, Vietnamese, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
Jonathan Ke Quan Career
Quan began his acting career at the age of twelve in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom as Harrison Ford’s sidekick Short Round. After he was cast in the film, his family changed his name to Ke Huy, which helped him greatly in establishing his name in the industry. Meanwhile, he appeared in the Japanese film “Passengers” (Norimono) with Honda Minako, a Japanese idol singer, in 1986.
From 1986-1987 he appeared in the short-lived television series Together We Stand as Sam. Again from 1989 to 1991 he appeared in the sitcom Head of the Class as Jasper Kwong. He also appeared in films such as Breathing Fire, The Goonies, and Encino Man. Most recently, he appeared in the Chinese film Second Time Around in 2002, together with Ekin Cheng and Cecilia Cheung.
Jonathan Ke Quan has found no revealing information about his early relationships and dates. No information is given about his girlfriend, but according to some sources he is said to be married. Corinna is said to be his wife. Although he is married, we cannot say that he has children without any connection. So we can’t say that he’s gay.
Jonathan Ke Quan Net Worth
As he was very successful in his career, he received a large income and a wonderful fortune. According to some sources, he has a net worth of $1 million.
Jonathan Ke Quan Body Measurements
At this age, he is already very successful as an actor with a lot of talent, good looks, and a good height, which fits very well with his personality. He is two meters and four centimeters tall.
Surprisingly, Quan was not the one who first auditioned for the role of Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), but his brother, who had only accompanied him to his audition. But as fate would have it, Jonathan was chosen instead.
Quan is a big fan of Jackie Chan
While filming Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), Jonathan often referred to George Lucas and Steven Spielberg as bearded man 1 and bearded man 2 when he talked to his mother on the phone.