‘Glee’ alum Harry Shum Jr. joins ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ season 19


Harry Shum Jr. completes the set of five new resident cast members for the forthcoming 19th season of ABC’s renowned medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.

Along with Adelaide Kane, Alexis Floyd, Niko Terho, and Midori Francis, will portray first-year surgical residents at Grey Sloan, which was instructed in the Season 18 finale to dismantle and restructure its teaching session.

Shum’s Daniel ‘Blue’ Kwan is quick-witted, ambitious, and intelligent. He is naturally generous yet competitive, highly brilliant, and used to winning at everything. A personal catastrophe derailed his professional goals, and now he has a lot of room to grow. The character description suggests to a backstory that would explain why Daniel is a tad older than your average medical resident.


Harry Shum Jr. is most known for his appearances in Fox’s Glee and Freeform’s Shadowhunters, but he has also appeared in, produced, and co-choreographed Legion of Extraordinary Dancers, a Hulu dance series developed by Jon M. Chu, who also directed Shum in the popular film Crazy Rich Asians.

Shum is one of the leads of Everything Everywhere All at Once, a breakthrough indie success from this year. He also appears in and executive produces the scientific thriller Broadcast Signal Intrusion, which premiered at SXSW and will be released theatrically and on VOD in the United States in autumn 2021. It is now available to watch on demand. Shum appeared in Netflix’s blockbuster holiday film Love Hard last year, with Nina Dobrev and Jimmy O. Yang.