Jonathan Ke Quan is a Vietnamese American actor and a stunt choreographer who rose to prominence with Indiana Jones’s sidekick, Short Round, in the 1984 American adventure action movie ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.’

Likewise, he is also popular for his role as Data in the 1985 American adventure comedy movie, ‘The Goonies.’ Besides this, he is a winner of two Young Artist awards and was awarded once in 1985 and once in 1987.

Moreover, he was nominated once by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, the USA, in 1985.

Quick Infos
Full NameJonathan Ke Quan
Date of birth20 August 1971
Birth PlaceHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam
OccupationActor , Stunt choreographer
Age49 years
Weight68 kg
Height5ft 4in
NationalityAmerican, Vietnamese
Net worth$1 million.


Where was Ke Quan born and raised?

Quan’s full name is Jonathan Luke Ke Huy Quan. On 20 August 1971 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to parents whose identity is not available online. However, it is known that his parents were Vietnamese were of Chinese descent.

Moreover, it is also known that his family was forced to leave the country when Saigon fell along with the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. After this misfortunate event, his family migrated to the United States.

Information regarding his childhood and siblings is unknown, but it is known that he was raised alongside eight siblings. Besides this, he is currently 49 years old. 

Jonathan Ke Quan holds an American as well as a Vietnamese nationality and descends from Chinese ethnicity. He is a Christian and practices Christianity according to information available online. His zodiac sign of his is Leo.


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Quan studied and completed his high school at the Alhambra High School, located in Alhambra, California. Then, he studied and graduated from the University of Manchester, located in Manchester, England, for further studies.


How Jonathan Started his Career?

Jonathan Ke Quan gave his debut performance in the year 1984 with the award-winning role of Indiana Jones’ sidekick, Short Round, in the American adventure action movie ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.’ 

He gave his debut performance on television in 1986 when he played the recurring role of Sam in the American sitcom ‘Together We Stand’ alongside Carl Weathers and James Caan. For this role, he was nominated and awarded the Young Artist awards in the year 1987.


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Ke Quan went on to star in movies like the 1985 American adventure comedy movie, ‘The Goonies where he appeared as Richard ‘Data’ Wang, the 1986 Taiwanese movie, ‘It Takes a Thief’ where he appeared as Little Guan and the 1987 Japanese movie, ‘Passenger’ where he appeared as Rick.

 He played the role of Adrianna in the 1989 Japanese movie, ‘Cousin Dave Stole the Cookie,’ the role of Charlie Moore in the 1991 American martial arts movie, ‘Breathing Fire,’ the role of Kim in the 1992 American comedy movie, ‘Encino Man and the role of Kwan Chia Chiang in the 1996 Hong Kong movie, ‘Red Pirate.’

Furthermore, his most recent work came in 2002 when he played the role of Sing Wong in the Hong Kong movie ‘Second Time Around.’ In addition to this, he is said to appear in the upcoming American family adventure movie ‘Finding ‘Ohana’ and in the upcoming American science fiction movie, ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once. ‘


Television Shows

Jonathan Ke Quan went on to appear in the 1991 American sitcom television series, ‘Head of the Class’ alongside Emily Beecham and Linda Emondwhere he played the main role of Jasper Kwong, and in the 1991 American horror anthology television series, ‘Tales from the Crypt’ where he played the role of Josh for an episode in the third season.

Moreover, his most recent work came in 1993 when he played the main role of Ba Bajia in the Taiwanese television series, ‘The Big Eunuch and the Little Carpenter’, where he appeared for forty episodes.



Jonathan Ke Quan is married to Corinna Ke Quan, with whom he has been involved in a romantic relationship before two years of their marriage. However, it is unknown whether the couple has been blessed with children or not.


Body Measurement

Jonathan’s height is 5 feet and 4 inches (1.63m/163cms), and his weight is around 68kgs (150lbs). He has an athletic body figure with a pair of black-colored eyes with black colored hair.


Social Media

Jonathan is active on social media platforms. His supposed Instagram account (@quanjonathanke) has over 400 followers, and his supposed Twitter account (@JonathanKeQuan) has over 1.5 thousand followers. However, none of the above-mentioned accounts has been verified yet.


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Awards and Nominations

Quan was nominated by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, the USA, in 1985 for the Best Performance by a Younger Actor category.

Besides this, he is the winner of the Young Artist Award for the Best Young Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Musical, Comedy, Adventure or Drama in 1985 for his work in the movie ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.’

Likewise, he is also the winner of the 1987 Young Artist award for the Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor in a New Television, Comedy, or Drama Series for his work in the series, ‘Together We Stand.’


Net Worth

As of the year 2020, Jonathan Ke Quan has an approximate net worth of $1 million.


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