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Erik Todd Dellums is an American actor and voice actor credited with providing the voice of Koh in one episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Avatar: The Last Airbender credits


Character information: Koh

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Personal life

Dellums was born in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved to Washington, D.C., in his teens. He graduated from Brown University in 1986. He is the son of Leola Roscoe, a lawyer, and Ron Dellums, a former U.S. representative for California. His sister, Piper Dellums, is an author.


Early in his career, Dellums had minor appearances in several Spike Lee films, such as She's Gotta Have It and Do the Right Thing. He was portrayed as a child by Travis Kyle Davis in the Disney Channel Original Movie 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. He also had a cameo in this movie playing one of Congressman Dellums' aides.

Dellums has had parts in television police dramas such as New York Undercover, Homicide: Life on the Street, and The Wire. He was featured on Homicide in a multi-season recurring role as fictional drug kingpin Luther Mahoney, and played a medical examiner on six episodes of The Wire. He also provided the narration for Key Constitutional Concepts, a documentary produced in 2006 by the Annenberg Foundation.

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