Raised in Chicago, Illinois, Echo Kellum discovered about his comedic skills while watching "In Loving Color". He was able to master his craft and eventually booked his first regional theater tour at a young age of 13. Thereafter, he decided to make his mark on Chicago's north side theater where competition is more cutthroat. Later on, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue improvisational comedy.
In Los Angeles, Kellum had a musical/comedy duo named Shadow cats. He has also appeared on UCB Harold team's "Winslow", Maude team's "New Money" and IO West sketch team's "Pilot". Besides theater, he has also appeared in an episode of "Hot in Cleveland".
In 2012, Kellum has landed a role on the upcoming FOX comedy, "Ben and Kate".