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September 23, 1964 |
San Francisco Bay Area, United States
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor, narrator|
Dellums was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to Washington, D.C. in his teenage years. He graduated from Brown University in 1986 and has since worked in Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C. He is the son of Leola Roscoe, a lawyer, and Ron Dellums, the former US Representative from California and mayor of Oakland. His sister Piper Dellums is an author.
Dellums had minor appearances in several Spike Lee films early in his career, such as She's Gotta Have It and Do the Right Thing. He was portrayed (as a child) by Travis Kyle Davis in a Disney Channel Original Movie entitled The Color of Friendship which was based on what happened when his family hosted a foreign exchange student from South Africa during the Apartheid era; Dellums had a cameo role as himself. He provided the voice of the character Koh the Face Stealer in the animated Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender, as well as the narration for Key Constitutional Concepts, a documentary produced in 2006 by the Annenberg Foundation.
Dellums has had parts in television police dramas such as New York Undercover, Homicide: Life on the Street (in which he played drug kingpin Luther Mahoney), and The Wire (in which he played a medical examiner). Dellums provided voice acting for the 2008 video game Fallout 3 as Three Dog. He provided the voice of Nazir, a character in the video game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Dellums narrates the Travel Channel series Mysterious Journeys, as well as the documentary television series How the Universe Works and NASA's Unexplained Files on the Science channel.
Dellums also reprised the role of Three Dog in the YouTube lore series by ShoddyCast.
- According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. Searchable at http://www.familytreelegends.com/records/39461
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