Friday, April 22, 2011
Who's getting ripped! | Glee's HARRY SHUM JR.
It great when more personalities are seen taking care of themselves. Keeping fit truly is important and what better time to continue the series than now, when everyone likes hitting the beach and enjoy their worked out bodies that truly deserve to be treated well.
So, here's another actor that surprised Glee fans with his six pack, Harry Shum Jr.
Harry Shum, Jr. (born April 28, 1982) is an American dancer and actor. He is commonly known for being a part of the dance films such asStomp the Yard, You Got Served, and had recurring roles as Cable on Step Up 2: The Streets and Step Up 3D. He is currently part of the musical-comedy television show, Glee as Mike Chang.
Shum was born in Puerto Limón, Costa Rica, on April 28, 1982, to Cantonese parents who moved from Guangzhou to Costa Rica. He was raised there with his two sisters for about 5–6 years before they moved to San Francisco. He states, "I feel I have the best of so many worlds. I speak Chinese and Spanish. Spanish is actually my first language before I learned Chinese and English". In an interview, he revealed that his earliest motivations to dance were actually Ginuwine, Dru Hill and Usher before becoming influenced by iconic dancers like Gene Kelly and Michael Jackson. He started dancing with his high school dance company team and continued his career in San Francisco, California, under several different studios. He incorporates various different styles into his dance, including popping, tutting,waving, locking, breaking and also contemporary.
Shum launched his career as the only male dancer on BET's Comic View in 2002 and has continued his dancing career from there. He was also one of the lead dancers with stars such as Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Simpson. He was a silhouette for the famous iPod commercials. He now plays Mike Chang, a dancer who joins the glee club, on the Fox musical television show Glee. Known as the "Other Asian" on Glee, Harry Shum Jr. has been getting a lot more screen time this season with his budding relationship with Tina, and his performances in "Make 'Em Laugh," "Dream a Little Dream," and "Sing." On November 17, 2010, various news sources began reporting that Harry Shum Jr. was promoted from guest star to series regular in season three, with varying levels of certainty from different sources.
In 2010, Shum appeared in Step Up 3-D, a 3D look at New York style street dancing. He is also a dancer and choreographer for the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers.
In 2011, Shum completed an action-oriented project with director Ross Ching, producers Don Le and George Wang, starring himself in the lead role as "the Hunter", Stephen "tWitch" Boss (runner-up of Fox's So You Think You Can Dance (season 4), and Katrina Law (Spartacus: Blood and Sand, The Resistance). The project released January 10, 2011, and is set to be part of a trilogy of short films. "3 Minutes" has received nationwide coverage from the official Star Wars site, Wired.com, and Gizmodo, as well as the New York Post, Seventeen Magazine, Audrey Magazine, and Hyphen Magazine. It was also won the coveted slot of Vimeo's Staff Pick of the Day on its debut day, netting well over 60,000 views on the site within the first 24 hours. As of the end of 2010, the short film had been viewed by well over 350,000 people on both Youtube and Vimeo.