Echo Kellum is an American actor and comedian best known for his starring role as Tommy, Ben's charismatic best friend who works at a country club as a tennis instructor and has been in love with Kate since high school, in the television sitcom Ben and Kate, from 2012-2013.
He also has a starring role as Hunter, Sean's friend, in the television sitcom Sean Saves the World; and a recurring part on the NBC pilot The Gates. He has also appeared in Comedy Bang Bang on IFC and Hot in Cleveland on TV Land.
Kellum grew up on the south side of Chicago and began acting as a kid, booking his first regional theatre tour at the age of 13.
After spending a few years doing theatre and commercial work in Chicago, he made the move to Los Angeles where he soon developed a passion for improv comedy. He began taking classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, iO West and The Groundlings.
He performs regularly onstage as a member of the iO West sketch team Pilot, the UCB Harold team Winslow and the UCB Maude team New Money.