Harry Shum, Jr.

Active - 2008 - 2016  |   Born - Apr 28, 1982 in Limón, Costa Rica  |   Genres - Drama

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  • Born in Costa Rica to Chinese parents; moved to California at age 4.
  • Took up dancing seriously after auditioning for his high-school dance team on a dare; was also a pole vaulter on the track team.
  • Has been a backup dancer for Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys and Jessica Simpson.
  • Was the only male dancer on BET's Comic View in 2002.
  • Was one of the dancing silhouettes in the commercials for iPod.
  • Choreographed part of the routine that the troupe the Legion of Extraordinary Dancers performed at the 2010 Academy Awards; he plays Elliot Hoo (a guy with magical shoes) in LXD's online series.