Who is Jonathan Ke Quan?
Acting, martial arts, stunts – no, we are not talking about Jackie Chan, but one of his most avid fans, Jonathan Ke Quan, the star of the “Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom” film and “The Goonies”, among others. His acting career was rather short but fulfilling, as we still talk about his achievements 20 years later.
So, do you want to find out more about this retired actor, from his childhood years to where he has gone since leaving the entertainment world and details about his personal life? If yes, then stay with us for a while, as we introduce you to this award-winning actor.
Jonathan Ke Quan Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Born as Ke Huy-Quan on the 20th August 1971, in Saigon, Vietnam, present-day Ho Chi Minh City, at an early age, he, his brother and their parents emigrated to the US, due to the political situation in his native country. Selected for political asylum, the family settled in Alhambra, California, where Jonathan went to Alhambra High School. Following his matriculation, Jonathan enrolled at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.
Career Beginnings and Rise to Prominence
Jonathan’s career actually started when he was only 12 years old; he was cast as Short Round in the highly-acclaimed action-adventure film “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” (1984), starring Harrison Ford and Kate Capshaw. His character was Indiana Jones’ sidekick, which promoted him as an actor, giving him fair on-screen time. The director, Steven Spielberg was so impressed with his talents that he cast him in his next film – “The Goonies” – as Richard ‘Data’ Wang”, starring alongside Sean Astin, who went on to have a tremendous career, and Josh Brolin, for whom “The Goonies” was his debut film appearance. Jonathan continued on quite successful from these two appearances, including in the role of Sam in the TV comedy series “Nothing Is Easy” (1986-1987) and then as Jasper Kwong in another TV comedy series, “Head of the Class”. He was at the peak of his career now, but as the ‘90s progressed, his acting career started declining, and he became focused on other matters.
Career Decline and Recent Endeavors
In the ‘90s, Jonathan made only a few appearances, including a minor role in the TV series “Tales from the Crypt” in 1991, then as Kim in the comedy film “Encino Man”, while his last on-screen appearance was in the fantasy drama romantic film “Second Time Around” in 2002, after which he retired as an actor.
Since then, Jonathan has been focused more on martial arts, as he had already a knowledge of taekwondo at the start of his career, training under Philip Tan and later under Tao-Liang Tan. After becoming proficient in this martial art, Jonathan turned to stunts in films and worked closely with Jet Li, among many other stars. However, Jonathan has retired completely from the entertainment world – his last known appearance was at the Knoxville ComicCon in June 2017.
Jonathan Ke Quan’s Net Worth
Jonathan’s career was active from the mid- ‘80s until the early 2000s, during which time he appeared in a number of successful projects, which steadily increased his wealth. So, have you ever wondered how rich Jonathan Ke Quan is as of early 2019? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Jonathan’s net worth is as high as $1 million, which is rather decent, having in mind that he hasn’t been active for quite some time.
Jonathan Ke Quan Personal Life, Wife, Married, Children
What do you know about Jonathan’s personal life? Well, Jonathan is one of those celebrities who isn’t very open when it comes to sharing details from their personal lives, but we have still managed to discover some interesting facts. Jonathan is a married man and his wife’s name is Corina Ke Quan, but there is no further information about this couple, including if they have children or not, and even when and where they married.
To speak further of his secretive nature, Jonathan isn’t active on social media platforms.
Jonathan Ke Quan Height, Weight, Body Measurements
Do you know how tall Jonathan Ke Quan is and how much he weighs? Well, Jonathan stands at 5ft 4ins, which is equal to 1.63m, while he weighs approximately 150lbs or 68kg. Unfortunately, his vital statistics are unknown in the media, though we know that he has black hair and dark brown eyes.