Ke Huy Quan

Name: Ke Huy Quan ( Ke Huy Quan )
Born: August 20, 1971
Age: 52 years old
Birthplace: Saigon, Vietnam
Height: 5 Feet 5 Inches
Occupation: actor
Tags: actor
Relationship Status: married
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  • Horoscope: Leo
  • Net worth: $1 000 000
  • Ethnicity: Vietnamese
  • Nationality: Vietnamese-American
  • Weight: 70.0
  • Hair color: Black
  • Eye color: Black
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    Ke Huy Quan: biography

    Ke Huy Quan, also known as Jonathan Ke Quan, is a Vietnamese-American actor and stunt coordinator. He is best known for his roles in the movies "The Goonies" (1985) and "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (1984).

    Childhood and youth

    Ke Huy Quan was born on August 20, 1971 in Saigon, South Vietnam. His family together with his eight siblings fled Vietnam in 1975 as refugees and settled in the United States. Quan grew up in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, California, where he attended high school. He began practicing martial arts at a young age and earned a black belt in Taekwondo. It was his martial arts skills that caught the attention of a Hollywood talent scout, leading to his acting debut in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (1984) at the age of 12.

    Young Ke Huy Quan with his mother
    Young Ke Huy Quan with his mother / Instagram

    Movie career

    Ke Huy Quan began his acting career in 1984, when he was cast as the character Short Round in Steven Spielberg's "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom". Quan's performance in the film was widely praised, and he became a fan favorite for his witty one-liners and impressive martial arts skills. The following year, he starred in another classic adventure film, "The Goonies" (1985), playing the character Data.

    After these early successes, Quan took a break from acting to focus on his education. He later returned to the screen with a role in the action-comedy film "Breathing Fire" (1991), in which he played a martial arts student who teams up with his brother to take on a gang of criminals. Quan also appeared in the 1992 comedy film "Encino Man", alongside Sean Astin and Brendan Fraser.

    In addition to his acting work, Quan has also worked as a stunt coordinator and fight choreographer for several films and television shows. He provided stunts for the 2000 superhero film "X-Men" and worked as a fight coordinator for the television series "Martial Law" (1998-2000), among other projects.

    In 2020 Ke Huy Quan received the role in the movie "Everything Everywhere All at Once", which was released in 2022. Quan’s performance received a lot of attention and positive critics.

    In September 2022, it was announced that Ke Huy Quan had joined the cast for the Marvel series Loki.

    Despite his relatively brief acting career, Quan remains a beloved figure in the world of 80s cinema, particularly among fans of adventure and action movies. His performances in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and "The Goonies" have cemented his place in movie history, and he continues to have a dedicated fanbase. While he has largely stayed out of the public eye in recent years, Quan's impact on the film industry is still felt today.

    Personal life

    Ke Huy Quan is a relatively private individual, and he has not made many public statements about his personal life. However, he has been married since the mid-2000s, and he and his wife Echo have at least one child together.

    Ke Huy Quan with his wife
    Ke Huy Quan with his wife / Instagram

    Quan has also been involved with various charitable organizations throughout his life, and he has used his platform as a former child actor to raise awareness for causes such as human rights, education, and animal welfare.

    In recent years, he has largely stepped away from the public eye and has focused on his personal life and interests outside of the entertainment industry. While he has not been as visible as he was during his time in Hollywood, Quan remains an important figure in the history of American cinema, and his performances continue to be cherished by audiences around the world.


    • Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom (1984)
    • The Goonies (1985)
    • It Takes a Thief (1986)
    • Together We Stand (TV) (1986)
    • Passenger (1987)
    • Head of the Class (TV) (1991)
    • Tales from the Crypt (TV) (1991)
    • Breathing Fire (1991)
    • Encino Man (1992)
    • Red Pirate (1996)
    • Second Time Around (2002)
    • Finding ‘Ohana (2021)
    • Everything Everywhere at All Once (2022)
    • Loki (TV) (2023)


    There are some of most notable awards Ke Huy Quan has received during his lifetime:

    • Youth in Film Awards for Best Young Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
    • Youth in Film Awards for Best Young Actor in a New Series in Together We Stand (1986)
    • Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Actor in Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)
    • Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role in Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)
    • Satellite Awards for Best Supporting Actor-Motion Picture in Everything Everywhere All at Once

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