Thursday, June 5, 2008

What ever happened to Short Round?

So the double-whammy of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" and Fudge's now infamous rant got me thinking: what happened to Short Round/Data (from "The Goonies")?

Most filmgoers revered Short Round for saving "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" from the shrill whininess of Kate Capshaw's Willie, right? So what is he up to these days?

Well, Jonathan Ke Quan didn't develop a Lohan-like drug habit after appearing on "Head of the Class" in the late eighties - nope, he graduated from USC's School of Cinema, and found that working behind the camera suits him more.

Quan is now works largely as a stunt coordinator, but also as a foley artist. He's pretty popular in Hong Kong and Japan from what I've been able to find.

Moreover, was one of the fight coordinators for the first "X-Men" movie.

Hmm. There's your random child-actor factoid for today, folks.

Short Round abides.


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Who is that guy and that kid? They look similar.