Known from movies
|Net value||$1 million|
|Date of birth||August 20, 1971|
|Fact||Speaks fluent English, Vietnamese, Cantonese and Mandarin.|
Jonathan Ke Quan is a Vietnam born actor and stuntman, who starred in ‘Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom’ but is most iconic remembered for his role in ‘The Goonies’ as the character nicknamed ‘Data’. While many may not remember him, Jonathan remains an icon of Hollywood. Here’s a brief look at the actor’s life and success.
Early life and family
Jonathan was born in Vietnamin the city now called Ho Chi Minh, on August 20, 1971.
His hometown used to be called Saigon, but the name was changed after the fall of Saigon, when the Vietnamese Republic came to an end. It was at this time that Jonathan was born, and his parents were granted political asylum and moved to the US, where Jonathan was raised and given citizenship.
He spent most of his childhood in Tujunga, California and later moved to Alhambra, California where he completed his high school education. At the age of 12, when auditions were held at his school, Jonathan landed the role of ‘Short Round’, Indiana Jones’ sidekick for the movie “Temple of Doom”.
His brother also auditioned for the same role, but was outclassed by Jonathan. Jonathan has eight siblings, but most of the details of his personal life have been kept quiet and not much is known about his parents and siblings.
Jonathan attended Mount Gleason Junior High in Tujunga, California, and later moved and completed high school at Alhambra High School. After graduating from college, he attended the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Jonathan was later also admitted to the University of Manchester in England.
During his time on the set of “Indiana Jones,” Jonathan received training in martial arts and then continued to train under Tao-Liang Tan.
The release of “Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom” in 1984 was the start of Jonathan’s promising career. A year later, he played inventor Richard ‘Data’ Wang in the movie “The Goonies”, and landed the role of Sam in the short-lived television series “Together We Stand”.
From there, he starred in many more roles in international films of Vietnamese, Japanese, and South Korean descent, which earned him international recognition as a movie star. These titles include “It Takes a Thief”, in which Jonathan played a young pickpocket, and “Passenger”, a Japanese drama in which he co-starred with Japanese idol Minako Honda. This was in 1987 and should not be confused with the 2005 Japanese movie ‘Passenger’. He also starred in television roles in the early 1990s, including ‘Head of the Class’ and ‘Tales From The Crypt’.
Continuing his success in showbiz, Jonathan starred as a stunt coordinator in the movies “X-Men” and Jet Li’s famous “The One”, among other movies and TV series in the 1990s. Today, he continues to add his talent to the film industry, but is mainly seen behind the scenes and during post-production as both stunt coordinator and stuntman. Of his many accomplishments, perhaps one of the most iconic moments was his collaboration with acclaimed action choreographer Corey Yuen.
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
Nothing has ever been made public about Jonathan’s likes, dislikes and personal likes as he is a conservative lives and does not share an insight into his personal affairs. The actor and stuntman has never been involved in any controversies or scandals and leads a quiet private life.
He is known as a Christian and is fluent in several languages including Mandarin, Vietnamese, Cantonese and of course English. He is of Han Chinese descent and is a practiced martial artist with training in Taekwondo.
After he was cast in his first movie, his parents changed his name to Ke Huy.
Jonathan has also kept his romantic endeavors a secret, successfully hiding the truths about his personal life from the tabloids. However, Jonathan is married to a lucky lady named Corrina, but the nature and duration of their relationship has not been made public. It is not yet known whether Jonathan has children or is pregnant.
- Date of birth: August 20, 1971
- Hair color: black
- Eye Color: Black
- Height: 5ft 4ins (1.64m)
- Weight: 150 lb (68 kg)
- Shoe size: unknown
- Nationality: American/Vietnamese
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Jonathan has never shared the total wealth that he has accumulated over the course of his prominent career, hence only guesses can be made regarding his net worth. On average, a stuntman earns $70,000 annually, with the most in-demand stuntman making well over $250,000. Taking this into consideration, at the very least, Jonathan has a net worth which is estimated by sources to be over $1 million.
|First and last name||Jonathan Ke Quan|
|Net value||$1 million|
|Date of birth||August 20, 1971|
|Profession||Child Actor, Child Actor|
|Education||University of Southern California, University of Southern California|
|Movies||Second Time Around, Encino Man, Breathing Fire, The Goonies, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Voodoo, Second Time Around, Encino Man, Breathing Fire, The Goonies, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Voodoo|
|TV shows||Head of the class, together we stand, Head of the class, together we stand|
|1||He is now a martial artist and works as a stunt coordinator, recently worked with Jet Li on “The One” |
|2||Is a big Jackie Chan fan.|
|3||Was number 67 on vh1’s The Greatest: 100 Greatest Kid Stars (2005)|
|4||In the scene in The Goonies (1985), where rocks fall from the cave ceiling, he yells “Holy SH-IT”, spelling the expletive instead of saying it. He did this because his mother made him promise not to use foul language in the film.|
|5||Went to Alhambra High School in Alhambra, California, USA.|
|6||His brother was the one who actually auditioned for the part of Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984). Jonathan just followed his brother, but the casting people decided to choose him.|
|7||When he called his mother during the filming of the movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), he referred to George Lucas and Steven Spielberg as bearded man 1 and bearded man 2.|
|8||Studied Tae Kwon Do under Philip Tan in 1983 on the set of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), and also trained in the arts under Tao-Liang Tan.|
|9||Speaks fluent English, Vietnamese, Cantonese and Mandarin.|
|Mou han fou wut||2002||Sing Wong|
|1997 Fei hu qi bing||1997||as Ko Wei Kuan|
|Encino man||1992||Kim (as Jonathan Quan)|
|Stories from the Crypt||1991||TV serials||Josh|
|Head of the class||1990-1991||TV serials||Jasper Kong|
|Breathe fire||1991||Charlie Moore|
|Passenger: Sugisarishi hibi||1987||Rick (as Ke Huy Quan)|
|Nothing is easy||1986-1987||TV serials||Sam|
|The Goonies||1985||Data (as Ke Huy Quan)|
|Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom||1984||Short Round (as Ke Huy Quan)|
|The one||2001||assistant: Mr. Yuen|
|X-Men||2000||assistant fight choreographer/translator: Mr. Yuen – uncredited|
|Puzzle||2009/I||Short stunt coordinator|
|X-Men||2000||stunt rigger – uncredited|
|The one||2001||assistant director of the action choreography – uncredited|
|The other side||2006/i||additional editor|
|The other side||2006/I||foley artist|
|Far||2012/i||Short special thanks|
|Indiana Jones: The Making of the Trilogy||2003||Video documentary||Himself (as Ke Huy Quan)|
|The Creation of ‘The Goonies’||1985||TV Short documentary||Himself|
|1987||prize for young artists||Prizes for young artists||Exceptional performance by a young actor in a new television, comedy or drama series||Together We Stand (1986)|
|1985||prize for young artists||Prizes for young artists||Best Young Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Musical, Comedy, Adventure or Drama||Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)|
|1985||Saturn Award||Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, USA||Best Performance by a Younger Actor||Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)|