Owiso Odera was born in Khartoum, Sudan to Kenyan parents.
He got his M.F.A. in acting from the University of California, San Diego and has been seen on the big screen (Acholiland (2009), Relative Obscurity (2007) and Orenthal: The Musical (2013)) the small screen (Blue Bloods, Three Rivers, Dirt) and in theater (Mercutio, Othello, Citizen Barlow, The Overwhelming, and Samuel J & K, to name a few).
He was recently in the play Two Trains Running. Set in 1969 Pittsburgh, the play tells the story of a local diner owner fighting to stay open as a municipal project encroaches on his establishment. His regulars must deal with racial inequality and the turbulent, changing times.
The reading was directed by Michele Shay and featured Anthony Chisholm, Ron Cephas Jones, Tracie Thoms, James A. Williams, Owiso Odera, Keith Randolph Smith and Harvy Blanks.
You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter, and read more about him and his experience on his official website. Click on the picture below to view him in Blue Bloods. You can view his entire Demo Reel on Vimeo. This is one very gifted young man.