Echo Kellum stars as Curtis Holt in The CW’s Arrow, which tells the story of billionaire Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), who returns to Starling City after being stranded on a desert island for five years.

Seeing the corruption and crime, he attempts to clean up the city by becoming a vigilante known as The Green Arrow. Curtis is a key member of Team Arrow as a hacker and coder with skills to rival that of friend Felicity Smoak. In the DC Comics, Curtis is named Michael Holt, and is better known as the legacy hero Mister Terrific.

In addition to Arrow, Echo will be seen in the feature film Girlfriend’s Day alongside Amber Tamblyn and Bob Odenkirk. Echo portrays Madsen, a colleague of Ray (Bob Odenkirk), who loves writing cards and is a slam poet.

Born in Chicago, Echo moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy. A graduate of The Groundlings, iO West, and the Upright Citizens Brigade, Echo is widely recognized as Tommy on the Fox comedy Ben and Kate and Hunter on the NBC comedy Sean Saves The World.

Check out what Echo has to say about his love of breakfast and a good Gin & Tonic.


Photo by Lesley Bryce

Tell us a bit about the projects you are working on or have coming up.

I’m currently filming Arrow right now. I’m working on an album and I have a movie coming out on called Girlfriend’s Day. I’m also doing voice overs on a couple of cartoons.

With your busy schedule, what do you like to do with your down time?

Working on my album, writing, and playing video games.

When you go out to eat, where do you like to dine? What types of dishes do you usually order?

Oh, man! Chipotle! Chipotle is my jam. But there are a lot of nice restaurants in L.A. and Vancouver. Vancouver has some of the bombest seafood. I’m all over the place when it comes to food!


Do you cook?

Yes. I like to cook breakfast. It’s my favorite meal of the day. I’m a breakfast aficionado.

What types of drinks do you order when out?

Gin and tonic. Bombay Sapphire, preferably.

Do you prepare drinks at home?

Occasionally, but I mainly just do that for my girlfriend.


Have you ever been a bartender?

Yes, I was a bartender for three years at a soccer pub in Chicago.

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