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Ke Huy Quan

Ke Huy Quan, formerly known by his stage name Jonathan Ke Quan, is a Vietnamese-born American actor. He is best known for his appearances in the 1980s Steven Spielberg presentations of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and The Goonies. Quan was born in Saigon, South 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 immigrated to the United States. He became a child actor and, at age 12, starred as Harrison Ford's sidekick Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. After being cast, his family changed his name to Ke Huy, the name by which he is credited in the film. In 1986, he appeared in the Japanese movie "Passengers" (Norimono) with the Japanese idol singer Honda Minako. He played Sam on the short-lived TV series Together We Stand (1986–1987) and played Jasper Kwong in the sitcom Head of the Class from 1989 to 1991. He also starred in the movies The Goonies (1985) and Breathing Fire (1991) and had a cameo in Encino Man (1992). He last appeared onscreen in the 2002 Chinese movie Second Time Around alongside Ekin Cheng and Cecilia Cheung. 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. He later attended the University of Manchester, in the UK. He is fluent in Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, and English. Having studied Taekwondo under 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 the assistant of renowned Hong Kong fight choreographer Corey Yuen.


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Born:
Aug 20, 1971 In Saigon, Vietnam
Movie/TV Credits:
14
First Appeared:
In the movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984-05-23
Latest Project:
Movie The Electric State 2024-01-05
Known For
Filmography
Movie The Electric State 2024-01-05
Series American Born Chinese Freddy Wong 2023-05-24
Movie Everything Everywhere All at Once Waymond Wang 2022-03-24
Movie Finding  ĽOhana George Phan 2021-01-29
Movie Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy Self 2003-10-21
Movie Second Time Around Sing Wong 2002-01-11
Movie Red Pirate 1997-01-01
Movie Encino Man Kim 1992-05-22
Movie Breathing Fire Charlie Moore 1991-09-25
Movie Passenger Rick 1987-10-03
Series Head of the Class Jasper Kwong 1986-09-17
Series Together We Stand 1986-09-22
Movie The Goonies Richard "Data" Wang 1985-06-07
Movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Short Round 1984-05-23