Jonathan Luke Ke Huy Quan was born on the 20th August, 1971 in Saigon, South Vietnam of Vietnamese ancestry. He is an actor who rose to fame after starring in the Steven Spielberg productions of “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” (1984) and “The Goonies” (1985). Jonathan Ke Quan has been accumulating his net worth being active in the entertainment industry since 1984.
How much is the actor? The latest estimations show that Jonathan Ke Quan’s net worth is as much as $1 million which allows him to be enlisted as one of the actors’ millionaires.
Jonathan Ke Quan was forced to leave South Vietnam when the Army of the Republic of Vietnam was defeated, after the fall of Saigon. His family was selected for political asylum and immigrated to the USA. Subsequently, for his education, he studied at Alhambra High School in California, and afterwards he graduated from the University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts. He is also fluent in Vietnamese, English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Jonathan Ke Quan Net Worth $1 Million
Jonathan became a child actor from early 1984, at age 12. He debuted with the role of Harrison Ford’s partner, Short Round, in the adventure film “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” (1984). After being chosen for the role, his family changed its name to Ke Quan, the name with which he is credited in the film. This debut was very successful, as the actor was noticed by critics, and Ke Quan won the Young Artist Award for the previously mentioned role. After studying Taekwondo with Philip Tan on the set of “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”, he later trained with Tan Tao-liang and continued his career in the field of acting which added revenues to the total size of Jonathan Ke Quan net worth.
His other notable role was of a witty child named Richard “Data” Wand in the adventure comedy film entitled “The Goonies” (1985). The film was based on the story written by Steven Spielberg, though it was directed and co-produced by Richard Donner. Critics were favourable as well as the film being financially profitable grossing $61 million at the box office. Ke Quan also appeared in the Japanese film “Passengers” (1986) in which he appeared alongside the Japanese idol singer Minako Honda. Then, he played Sam in the television series of short duration “Together We Stand” (1986-1987). He also starred in the film “Breathing Fire” (1991) co-directed by Brandon De-Wilde and Lou Kennedy. Afterwards, he appeared as a cameo in “Encino Man” (1992). His last screen appearance was in the film of “Second Time Around” (2002) with Ekin Cheng and Cecilia Cheung, directed by Jeffrey Lau. The film won the prize at the Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards in 2003. It is worth saying that as well as acting he has worked as an action choreographer for “X-Men” and “The One” which also increased Ke Quan’s net worth.
Finally, in the personal life of the actor, it is known that he is married to Corina (his first and only wife), otherwise he is a very private person.
In the scene in The Goonies (1985), where rocks are falling from the cave ceiling, he screams "Holy SH-I-T", spelling the expletive rather than saying it. He did this because his mother made him promise not to use any bad language in the movie.
Attended Alhambra High School in Alhambra, California, USA.
His brother was the one actually auditioning for the role of Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984). Jonathan just followed his brother along, but the casting people decided to pick him instead.