Glee - Glee's Shum, Jr. Was Dancer In Ipod Commercials

Glee star Harry Shum, JR. has a personal connection to the late Steve Jobs - the actor was selected as one of the first people to be featured in advertisements for the Apple iPod.
The actor admits he was particularly saddened by the death of the Apple Inc. co-founder on Wednesday (05Oct11) because Jobs had been nothing but gracious when Shum, Jr. finally met his idol, years after his dancing silhouette helped to launch the innovative Mp3 player.
Detailing his first big job in a blog post, Shum, Jr. writes, "I was lucky enough to be a part of the iPod campaigns. I was asked to do a test commercial shoot for an Apple product which didn’t mean much to me at the time. Some music player that holds all your songs.
"Coolest job I did in that time, just for the fact that I was chosen for my dancing and just my dancing alone. It was a silhouette of me so looks and race didn’t play into it unlike most of the jobs I would audition for... I just felt that I was part of something innovative."
The commercials went on to become iconic but it wasn't until the 2010 Oscars that Shum, Jr. got the opportunity to meet Jobs face-to-face.
He recalls, "I felt confident in going up to him and just saying 'Hi' since we have that seven degrees of iPod connection. With each step towards him, my hands kept getting sweatier and a nervous sensation came over me. Holy crap, I was getting star struck!
"I told him about how I did the iPod ads and have always wanted to meet him. I was speaking at 100 mph (miles per hour) and not sure if I was making coherent sentences. He just smiled at me and said, 'That’s great! Thank you for all your hard work you put into it. Those were great ads.'"
Shum, Jr. signs off the blog post by paying tribute to Jobs as "an innovator, a pioneer and a genius who only come around once in a lifetime".


Contactmusic

Tags: Glee - Steve Jobs


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

The Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Trailer Is Here: Was It Worth The Wait?

The moment Fifty Shades of Grey fans have been waiting for is finally...

The Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Trailer Is Here: Was It Worth The Wait?

Alec Baldwin (Mostly) Off The Hook On Disorderly Conduct Charges

Alec Baldwin was in court on Tuesday, facing charges of disorderly...

Alec Baldwin (Mostly) Off The Hook On Disorderly Conduct Charges

Pitbull feat. John Ryan - Fireball

Pitbull drops his eighth studio album 'Globalization' later this year and...

Pitbull - Fireball Video

The British Film Institute: 'There Are Too Many Films'

The BFI have condemned the amount of films released in British cinemas...

The British Film Institute: 'There Are Too Many Films'

What The Critics Are Saying About Scarlett Johansson's 'Lucy'

Early reviews of Scarlett Johansson’s new movie Lucy are piling up...

What The Critics Are Saying About Scarlett Johansson's 'Lucy'

Dwayne Johnson Battles His Way Through Non-Stop Absurdity In "Hercules"

It’s Hercules time! So we know that Dwayne Johnson made a lot...

Dwayne Johnson Battles His Way Through Non-Stop Absurdity In
Advertisement

Arty Ft. Angel Taylor - Up All Night [Lyric] Video

Russian musician Arty has collaborated with Angel Taylor on his latest single 'Up All Night', released on...

Arty - Up All Night (Lyric Video) Video

Those Colin Farrell for 'Iron Man 4' Rumors Refuse To Die

Rumors are abound that seminal Iron Man actor, Robert Downey Jr, will not be...

Those Colin Farrell for 'Iron Man 4' Rumors Refuse To Die

Marvel Announces Release Date for Unknown Movie - What Could It Be?

Last week Marvel studios took the unusual step of announcing five upcoming...

Marvel Announces Release Date for Unknown Movie - What Could It Be?


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Glee Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Glee

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All