Ke Huy Quan

Ke Huy Quan Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 20, 2023

Date of Birth

20 / August / 1971


53 Years



Ke Huy Quan, Biography Age, Height, Net worth, and More

Ke Huy Quan, also known as Jonathan Ke Quan in Vietnamese, was born on August 20, 1971. He is an American actor. Quan was Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), and Data in The Goonies (85). After roles in the sitcom Head of the class (1991) as well as the film Encino Man (1992), Quan stopped acting because of a lack of opportunities for Asian American actors.

After a 20-year hiatus, Quan was back to acting in 2021. His role as Waymond Wang (a loving and kind husband who navigates the multiverse) in the science-fiction comedy-drama Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022) was highly acclaimed and won him many awards, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an Academy Award.


He was born on August 20, 1971, in Saigon, South Vietnam to Vietnamese parents. His parents are Hoa (Chinese). Ke has eight siblings. His family fled Vietnam in 1978. Her mother, three siblings, and three more moved to Malaysia. However, her father and five siblings settled in Hong Kong refugee camps. In 1979, Ke and his entire family immigrated to America.

Early Life

Quan was born in Saigon, South Vietnam on August 20, 1971, to Vietnamese parents of ethnic Chinese (Hoa). He is the father of eight children. His family fled Vietnam in 1978. His father and five of his siblings, along with his mother and three siblings, arrived in Hong Kong to seek refuge. The 1979 refugee resettlement program allowed his entire family to enter the United States.


Quan attended Mount Gleason Junior High School, Tujunga, California, and Alhambra High School, Alhambra, California. Quan graduated in 1999 from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where he produced and filmed Voodoo. It was directed and written by Gregg Bishop.

Personal Life

Quan, a Han Chinese descendant from the Hoa ethnic minority group in Vietnam, is of Han Chinese descent. He is fluently bilingual in English, Cantonese Mandarin, English, and Vietnamese. Quan is married to Echo Quan, and he resides in Woodland Hills (Los Angeles). Quan is still close friends with Jeff Cohen, his Goonies star and entertainment lawyer.


At 12 years old, Quan was cast as Short Round, Harrison Ford’s sidekick in Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom. Casting director Quan auditioned Castelar Elementary School children, including his younger brother. Quan starred in The Goonies 1985 as Richard “Data”, Wang’s child.

In the 1986 Taiwanese film It Takes a Thief, he played a pickpocket child orphan. He appeared with Japanese idol singer Honda Minako in Passengers (Passenja Sugisarishi Hibi) in 1987. From 1990 to 1991, he played the role of Sam in the TV series Together We Stand (1986-1987). He also played Jasper Kwong on the sitcom Head of the Class (1990-1991).

He was a star in the 1991 movie Breathing fire and a small part in Encino Man (1992). The Big Eunuch and the Little Carpenter, a Mandarin-language television series that ran for forty episodes, featured him as the star. He also starred as Red Pirate, a 1996 co-production between Vietnam and Hong Kong.



Title Roles Year
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Short Round 1984
The Goonies Richard “Data” Wang 1985
It Takes a Thief Little Guan 1986
Passenger Rick 1987
Breathing Fire Charlie Moore 1991
Encino Man Kim 1992
Red Pirate Kwan Chia Chiang 1996
Second Time Around Sing Wong 2002
Finding ʻOhana George Phan 2021
Everything Everywhere All at Once Waymond Wang 2022
The Electric State TBA 2024

Other Credits

Title Roles Year
X-Men Assistant fight choreographer, translator 2000
The One Assistant 2001
2046 Assistant director 2004


Title Roles Year
American Born Chinese Freddy Wong 2023
Head of the Class Jasper Kwong 1991
Loki TVA employee 2023
Tales from the Crypt Josh 1991
The Big Eunuch and the Little Carpenter Ba Dajia 1993
Together We Stand Sam 1986

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Awards and Nominations

Net Worth

Quan’s net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $5 million. His main source of wealth is his acting career.

Ke Huy Quan Martial Arts

He was taught taekwondo while filming Temple of Doom. Quan became a stunt coordinator after completing further training. He has assisted with stunts in films like X-Men, The One, and others.

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Body Measurements Not Yet Update
Birth Place Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 170 CM
Height In Meter 1.70 M
Nationality Vietnamese
Parents Father: Name Not Known
Mother: Name Not Known
Profession Actor
Siblings Not Yet Update
Spous Not Yet Update
Weight 70 Kg
154 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Leo


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