Harry Shum Jr.
Harry Shum Jr.
as Benson "Blue" Kwan

Actor Biography

Harry Shum Jr. plays Benson "Blue" Kwan on "Grey's Anatomy," a first-year surgical intern at Grey Sloan.

Shum has proven himself to be a dynamic force in Hollywood. While he is perhaps best known for his role as Mike Chang on the hit series "Glee," Shum has consistently embodied complex and meaningful characters, bringing depth and magnetic energy to the screen.

Shum's previous film credits include Warner Bros' massive hit "Crazy Rich Asians." The film, which features a historic all-Asian cast, was nominated for two Golden Globes®, won Best Comedy at the Critics' Choice Awards and was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 2019 SAG awards. Soon, he will reprise his role of Charlie Wu in the much-anticipated spinoff.

Other notable features include the box office hit "Everything Everywhere All At Once"; the Netflix Original feature "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II – The Green Destiny" and "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny"; Universal's romantic drama "All My Life," starring opposite Jessica Rothe; a Netflix No. 1 hit "Love Hard" opposite Nina Dobrev and Jimmy O. Yang; "Escape Plan 3: Devil's Station" opposite Sylvester Stallone; "Burn" opposite Suki Waterhouse and Josh Hutcherson; "Revenge of the Green Dragons"; "Moms' Night Out"; "Step Up 2: The Streets"; and "White Frog." He also led the technological thriller "Broadcast Signal Intrusion," opposite Chris Sullivan and Kelley Mack, and served as an executive producer on the film.

Shum has numerous TV credits as well, including the fan favorite "Shadowhunters" on Freeform, in which he starred as the eccentric warlock Magnus Bane, for which he won the People's Choice Awards' Male TV Star in 2018. In addition, Shum starred in, produced and co-choreographed "The LXD (Legion of Extraordinary Dancers)," an online dance adventure created by director Jon M. Chu ("Step Up 3D").

Passionate about children, Shum has partnered with The Conscious Kid, an organization which focuses on education, research and policy dedicated to equality and promoting healthy racial identity development in youth while supporting organizations, families and educators in taking action to disrupt racism in young children. Shum's heart also lies in working with the Anti-Racist Children's Book Education Fund initiative through this organization.

Born in San Jose, Costa Rica, and raised in both Northern and Southern California, Shum began dancing in high school and soon after discovered acting. He currently resides in Los Angeles.