Echo Kellum
Echo Kellum
Echo Kellum Portrait 2017.jpg
Kellum in 2017
Born (1982-08-29) August 29, 1982 (age 35)
Chicago, Illinois
Occupation Actor
Years active 2012-present

Echo Kellum is an American actor and comedian. Kellum is best known for his roles as Curtis Holt on The CW drama series Arrow, Tommy on the FOX sitcom Ben and Kate,[1] and Hunter on NBC's Sean Saves the World.[2]

Life and career

Born in Chicago, Illinois,[3] he moved to Los Angeles in late 2009 to pursue a career in comedy.[4] He is a graduate of The Groundlings, I.O. West, and the Upright Citizens Brigade.[1][4]

Kellum gained his first major role in 2012 when he was cast in the FOX comedy Ben and Kate (then titled Ben Fox Is My Manny) playing the role of Tommy, the best friend of the titular character Ben (Nat Faxon).[5] Following Ben and Kate, Kellum was cast as Hunter in NBC's Sean Saves The World starring Sean Hayes and Megan Hilty.

In 2015, Kellum was cast in the recurring role of Curtis Holt, based on the DC character Mister Terrific, for the upcoming fourth season of The CW drama series Arrow.[6] Curtis is a technological savant and inventor who works at Palmer Technologies under the supervision of Felicity Smoak, and who later becomes a member of Team Arrow. In April 2016, it was announced that Kellum would be promoted to series regular for the fifth season of Arrow, which premiered in fall 2016.[7]

In 2017,[8] Kellum will be seen in Netflix's Girlfriend's Day[9] as Madsen, beat poet and a co-worker of Bob Odenkirk's character.[10]

Filmography

Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Comedy Bang! Bang! Concerned Citizen Episode: "Zach Galifianakis Wears a Blue Jacket & Red Socks"
2012-13 Ben and Kate Tommy Main role, 16 episodes
2012-13 Hot in Cleveland Aaron / Johnny Episodes: "Hot & Heavy", "Love Is All Around"
2013 The Gates Rav Mukherjee Unsold television pilot[11]
2013 NTSF:SD:SUV Clarence / Lex Episodes: "Inertia", "Unfrozen Agent Man"
2013 Key and Peele Funk Band Member Episode #3.9
2013 Comedy Bang! Bang! Tiberius Jones Episodes: "Aziz Ansari Wears a Charcoal Blazer", "Zach Galifianakis Wears a Santa Suit"
2013-14 Sean Saves the World Hunter Main role, 15 episodes (2 unaired)
2013-17 Rick and Morty Jacob / Brad / First Mate / Triple Trunks Voice roles; 4 episodes
2014 Two to Go Nick Unsold television pilot[12]
2015 Shangri-La Suite Hepcat Film
2015 Dead People Doug Unsold television pilot[13]
2015 A to Z Joseph Episodes: "J Is for Jan Vaughan", "K Is for Keep Out"
2015 Drunk History Lew Alcindor Episode: "Cleveland"
2015 The League Mr. McGibblets Episode: "The Yank Banker"
2015 You're the Worst Tall Nathan 4 episodes
2015-present Arrow Curtis Holt/Mister Terrific Recurring role (season 4); Main role (season 5)
2016 Pig Goat Banana Cricket Guitar / Lil' Doctor Dirty Voice roles; 2 episodes
2017 Girlfriend's Day Madsen Film

References

  1. ^ a b Robert Wilonsky (December 4, 2012). "Echo Kellum, co-star of FOX's 'Ben and Kate,' was in town promoting his show. This is our visit.". The Dallas Morning News Pop Culture Blog. The Dallas Morning News Inc. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ Michael Starr (October 2, 2013). "'Will & Grace' vet best reason to watch 'Sean Saves the World'". New York Post. Retrieved . ...and Hayes is nicely supported by Echo Kellum and Megan Hilty as co-workers Hunter (he of the understated sarcasm) and Liz (also Sean's best friend outside the office). 
  3. ^ Darel Jevens (July 20, 2015). "Chicago's Echo Kellum cast as Mr. Terrific on 'Arrow'". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ a b "UCB Theatre o Echo Kellum". UCB Comedy. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ Nellie Andreeva (February 14, 2012). "Michael Arden Joins 'Anger Management', Echo Kellum Cast In 'Ben Fox Is My Manny'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ Natalie Abrams (July 17, 2015). "Arrow casts Mr. Terrific for season 4". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ Matt Webb Mitovich (April 4, 2016). "Arrow Season 5: Echo Kellum Promoted to Series Regular as Curtis". TVLine. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ http://fanfest.com/2016/07/06/echo-kellum-talks-about-the-future-of-arrows-mister-terrific
  9. ^ Rebecca Ford (November 23, 2015). "Netflix Nabs Chris Sparling's 'Mercy,' 'Girlfriend's Day' With Bob Odenkirk (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  10. ^ http://www.talentmonthly.com/arrows-echo-kellum-talks-playing-curtis-mr-terrific-and-more/
  11. ^ "Development Update: Wednesday, May 8 - NBC Passes on Four Dramas, Three Comedies". The Futon Critic. May 8, 2013. Retrieved . 
  12. ^ "Development Update: Friday, May 9 - Odds & Ends". The Futon Critic. May 9, 2014. Retrieved . 
  13. ^ "Development Update: Thursday, May 7 - Odds & Ends". The Futon Critic. May 7, 2015. Retrieved . 

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