Owiso Odera was a Kenyan actor who portrayed Papa Tunde in the first season of The Originals.


Odera was born in Khartoum, Sudan to Kenyan parents.

In 2005 he graduated from University of California, San Diego with a MFA in Acting.

On November 4, 2016, it was reported that Odera had died suddenly and by an unknown cause.[1] [2]


Year Title Type Role
2015 Asha Short Radio Announcer 1
2015 Minority Report TV Series Malik Aziz
2015 H4 Young King Henry IV
2014 Madam Secretary TV Series Ambassador Odilon Bokassa
2014 Unforgettable TV Series Captain Melvin Stearns
2014 The Good Wife TV Series Demetrius Rowe
2014 The Millers TV Series Soccer Announcer
2014 NCIS: Los Angeles TV Series Diplomat Leonard Atugu
2014 The Originals TV Series Papa Tunde
2013 OJ: The Musical Orlando
2013 Blue Bloods TV Series Detective Sidney Jeffries
2009-2010 Three Rivers TV Series Kuol Adebe Ketebo / Kuol
2010 Flashforward TV Series Abdi Khalif
2009 Acholiland Short Otim
2008 The Thirst: Blood War Rico
2007 Dirt TV Series Gareth Dasilva
2007 Relative Obscurity Cofi
2006 The unit TV Series Zemede
2005 Number3rs TV Series Tate Gilliam


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