Actor Harry Shum Jr. Joins Grey’s Anatomy CastPublished on July 28, 2022.
Actor Harry Shum Jr. will be joining the cast of Grey’s Anatomy in the show’s upcoming season.
According to EW, it’s been confirmed that Shum will play Daniel “Blue” Kwan, a first-year surgical resident at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital. His character will be highly intelligent, sharp-witted and impatient. He’ll be generous, but also competitive in nature.
Part of the character’s storyline will revolve around a family emergency that interfered with Daniel’s career plans, which it’s likely that Grey’s will dive into. There’s also an aspect of mystery with the character’s nickname, “Blue,” which could give a clue to his backstory. It’s speculated that the nickname could possibly hint at Daniel being ex-military or a former college athlete.
Fans will likely recognize Shum for his long-standing role as Mike Chang on Glee. He also held a starring role in the Step Up series and the Freeform supernatural drama, Shadowhunters.
Aside from TV roles, Shum also had a surprise scene mid-credits in Crazy Rich Asians, which hinted at a future romance between him and Gemma Chan’s character, Astrid. Shum has already been signed for the Crazy Rich Asians sequel and spin-off that are both currently in development.
Season 19 of Grey’s Anatomy premieres on ABC Thursday, October 6, at 9 p.m. ET.