Early life and career. Quan was born in Saigon, South Vietnam (present-day Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam).He was forced to leave his country when the Army of the Republic of Vietnam was defeated during the Fall of Saigon.His family was selected for political asylum and emigrated to the United States. He became a child actor at age 12, starring as Harrison Ford's sidekick Short Round in Indiana. May 23, 1984 · Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan, Amrish Puri. In 1935, Indiana Jones arrives in India, still part of the British Empire, and is asked to find a mystical stone. He then stumbles upon a secret cult committing enslavement and human sacrifices in the catacombs of an ancient palace.7.6/10(410.2K).
Introduced in Raiders of the Lost Ark Indiana Jones. Dr. Henry Walton "Indiana" Jones, Jr. (Harrison Ford), the titular character of the franchise, is an archaeologist and college professor who leads a double life as a globe-trotting fortune hunter seeking out rare antiquities. "Indiana" is a nickname he adopted from childhood; it was the name of his pet dog.