Mike Character Biography
Mike Chang is a member of both the McKinley High School football team and the glee club. And although he enjoys singing, his talents lie mainly in his extraordinary dance skills. He is not-so-lovingly referred to as "The Other Asian" by Sue Sylvester.
Mike signs up for glee club after Kurt gives the football team dance lessons to improve their game. Discovering his love of movement and his natural ability, he risks losing popularity to join the group. He even chooses glee over football when Coach Tanaka gives the boys an ultimatum to pick one over the other - a demand he rescinds when they all pick glee.
At sectionals, the members of New Directions are forced to come up with alternate routines on the spot because Sue has given their original set list to the competition. Mike steps up and choreographs a dance number to help lead his team to victory.
Over the summer break, Mike and Tina start dating after spending more time together in their roles as counselors at "Asian Camp." Tina is mostly attracted to Mike's abs, which he gladly exposes at every possible opportunity.
Harry Shum Jr. Biography
Born in San Jose, Costa Rica and raised in both Northern and Southern California, Harry's entertainment career began in high school when a friend of his dared him to join the school's dance team "AGHS Dance Company." Despite having no formal training, he made the team and soon began dancing professionally, touring with Kaci and followed that by dancing for such world renowned artists such as Destiny's Child, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Ashanti, T-Pain, Chris Brown, Jennifer Lopez and Raven.
In 2004, Shum landed his first acting job on the popular Fox series, Boston Public and he followed that with guest-starring roles on such shows as Zoey 101, Greek and recently starred in the hit TV movie iCarly: iGo to Japan as the arch nemesis Yuki.
He has danced in such features as You Got Served, Fast & Furious 3: Tokyo Drift, Stomp the Yard, Center Stage 2 and Bewitched. In 2008, he landed his first official acting gig in Step Up 2: the Streets and reprised his role in Step Up 3D, in which he played the role of Cable.
Shum resides in Los Angeles.