Life and career
Born on August 20, 1971 in Saigon, South Vietnam (modern day Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam) as Ke Huy Quan, Quan's family sought refuge in the United States following the Fall of Saigon in 1975.
His most well-known film roles were his first two: Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Data in The Goonies. He has also starred in a number of Taiwan, Japanese, and Hong Kong movies, as well as miscellaneous television series like Together We Stand and Head of the Class. His last acting role was in 2002 for Second Time Around.
During filming for Temple of Doom, he was trained in taekwondo. Following further training after the fact, Quan left the field of acting to work instead as a stunt coordinator. Films he has helped with stunts include X-Men and The One.
- Quan is fluent in English, Vietnamese, Cantonese, and Mandarin.
- Quan was reunited with Sean Astin in 1992, where they both starred in Encino Man alongside Pauly Shore and Brendan Fraser.
|The Goonies actors and actresses|
|Main cast||Sean Astin • Josh Brolin • Jeff Cohen • Robert Davi • Corey Feldman • Kerri Green • John Matuszak • Joe Pantoliano • Martha Plimpton • Ke Huy Quan • Anne Ramsey|
|Secondary cast||Steve Antin • Curtis Hanson • Lupe Ontiveros • Mary Ellen Trainor • Keith Walker|
|Miscellaneous cast||Jeb Adams • Newton Dennis Arnold • Owen Bush • Patrick Cameron • Michael Paul Chan • Elaine Cohen McMahon • Ted Grossman • Orwin Harvey • Charles McDaniel • George Nicholas McLean • Jack O'Leary • George Robotham • Gene Ross • Max Segar • Paul Tuerpe • Eric Briant Wells|