Echo Kellum (born August 29, 1982) 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, and Hunter on NBC's Sean Saves the World.
Kellum in 2017
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). 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 Comics character Mister Terrific, in the fourth season of The CW drama series Arrow. Holt is a technological savant and inventor who initially works at Palmer Technologies under the supervision of Felicity Smoak, and later becomes a member of Team Arrow. Kellum also went on to portray the character in the Arrow spin-off series Legends of Tomorrow. In April 2016, it was announced that Kellum would be promoted to series regular for the fifth season of Arrow. Kellum exited the series during its seventh season in 2019.
|2012||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Concerned Citizen||Episode: "Zach Galifianakis Wears a Blue Jacket & Red Socks"|
|2012–13||Ben and Kate||Tommy||Main cast, 16 episodes|
|Hot in Cleveland||Aaron / Johnny||Episodes: "Hot & Heavy", "Love Is All Around"|
|2013||The Gates||Rav Mukherjee||Unsold television pilot|
|NTSF:SD:SUV||Clarence / Lex||Episodes: "Inertia", "Unfrozen Agent Man"|
|Key and Peele||Funk Band Member||Episode #3.9|
|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 cast, 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|
|Dead People||Doug||Unsold television pilot|
|A to Z||Joseph||Episodes: "J Is for Jan Vaughan", "K Is for Keep Out"|
|Drunk History||Lew Alcindor||Episode: "Cleveland"|
|The League||Mr. McGibblets||Episode: "The Yank Banker"|
|You're the Worst||Tall Nathan||4 episodes|
|2015–19||Arrow||Curtis Holt / Mister Terrific||Recurring role (season 4)|
Series regular (season 5–7)
Special guest star (season 8)
|2016||Pig Goat Banana Cricket||Guitar / Lil' Doctor Dirty||Voice roles; 2 episodes|
|2016–present||Elena of Avalor||King Joaquin||Voice role; 7 episodes|
|Legends of Tomorrow||Curtis Holt / Mister Terrific||Special guest star (season 3)|
- Arrow [@CW_Arrow] (August 29, 2018). "Have a terrific birthday, @EchoK" (Tweet). Retrieved August 29, 2018 – via Twitter.
- 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. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
- Michael Starr (October 2, 2013). "'Will & Grace' vet best reason to watch 'Sean Saves the World'". New York Post. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
...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).
- Darel Jevens (July 20, 2015). "Chicago's Echo Kellum cast as Mr. Terrific on 'Arrow'". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2016-06-02.
- "UCB Theatre • Echo Kellum". UCB Comedy. Retrieved 2012-12-07.
- Nellie Andreeva (February 14, 2012). "Michael Arden Joins 'Anger Management', Echo Kellum Cast In 'Ben Fox Is My Manny'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
- Natalie Abrams (July 17, 2015). "Arrow casts Mr. Terrific for season 4". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
- Matt Webb Mitovich (April 4, 2016). "Arrow Season 5: Echo Kellum Promoted to Series Regular as Curtis". TVLine. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
- Agard, Chancellor (February 11, 2019). "Arrow star on their shocking exit from the show: 'It's not the end of [SPOILER]'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
- Rebecca Ford (November 23, 2015). "Netflix Nabs Chris Sparling's 'Mercy,' 'Girlfriend's Day' With Bob Odenkirk (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-06. Retrieved 2016-08-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Development Update: Wednesday, May 8 - NBC Passes on Four Dramas, Three Comedies". The Futon Critic. May 8, 2013. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
- "Development Update: Friday, May 9 - Odds & Ends". The Futon Critic. May 9, 2014. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
- "Development Update: Thursday, May 7 - Odds & Ends". The Futon Critic. May 7, 2015. Retrieved 2016-04-05.