Other Asian.

So I'm watching Glee. Because I'm that person. And there he is -- Harry Shum jr. Get this: Chinese, but born in Costa Rica. He can dance. I mean, really. Unfortunately, the show hasn't really taken advantage of that yet.

It's funny because his character is known on the show as "Other Asian" -- as in, there is a more primary character who is already known as "Asian". While that's pretty much what the show has made of him, you have to at least admire the not-so-subtle jibe. Research into his other roles will show other mostly non-speaking dancing parts, and such quintessential roles as Chinese food delivery boy.

Sigh. We'll get there someday. Maybe he'll have a chance to play a doctor or a mystical martial arts expert soon.

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