The Man with No Bones
Glee's resident dance machine is finally breaking out this season. Find out what took so long
Though he confidently pops and locks for millions of Glee viewers, Harry Shum Jr. isn't the guy who busts into the worm on a crowded dance floor. "I'm actually really shy," claims Shum, whose moves helped him transform a small part—another character refers to him as "the other Asian"—into a starring role. "I'd rather dance in a corner than dance in a circle." You'd never know it to watch him strut across the New Directions stage with an almost unnatural fluidity. (His nickname from Step Up 3D: the Man with No Bones.) How did he learn to flap so gracefully? An early gig dancing on a Beyoncé tour helped. From there, Steve Jobs's cronies paid him to do some faceless freestyling for Apple's silhouette commercials—and now his role in Glee keeps expanding. "It's been like a year and a half," Shum says, "since anybody's referred to me as 'the other Asian.' "
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