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Khary Payton
Khary Payton by Gage Skidmore
Peyton at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con, promoting The Walking Dead
Born

16, 1972 (1972-05-16) (age 48

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Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Linda Braddock (m. 2001; d. 2009)
Stacy Reed (m. 2010)
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Khary Payton (born May 16, 1972) is an American actor and voice actor best known for his voice role of the DC comics character Cyborg across various films, cartoons and video games. He is also well known for his live action performances on General Hospital and The Walking Dead.[1]

CareerEdit

Payton appeared on a recurring basis as Dr. Terrell Jackson on the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital.[2] He currently portrays King Ezekiel on AMC's The Walking Dead.[3][4]

Voice workEdit

Payton has portrayed Cyborg in the Teen Titans[5] animated series and Aqualad in Young Justice.[6] In the cartoon series Justice League, Payton provided the voice of the villain Ten (from the Royal Flush Gang). He also provided the voice of Drebin in the game Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Ripcord in G.I. Joe: Renegades, Blade in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Grimlock in Transformers: Robots in Disguise and Killer Croc in Batman: Arkham Underworld[7] and is currently voicing Wasabi on the Disney XD original series Big Hero 6 based on the Marvel Comics by Man of Action and the film of the same name by Don Hall and Chris Williams.[8]

FilmographyEdit

Animated rolesEdit

Voice rolesEdit

List of voice performances in television
Year Title Role Notes Source
Script error Street Sharks Moby Lick
Script error The Proud Family Slapmaster Episode: "The Altos"
Script error Justice League Ten Episode: "Wild Cards" (Pt. I and II) [9]
Script error What's New, Scooby-Doo? Mitch Episode: "E-Scream"
Script error–07 Teen Titans Cyborg, Herald [9]
Script error–07 Codename: Kids Next Door Maurice (formerly Numbuh 9), additional voices 3 episodes
Script error–07 Ben 10 Hex, additional voices 7 episodes [9]
Script error–07 Loonatics Unleashed General Deuce 3 episodes [9]
Script error Friday: The Animated Series Smokey 6 episodes
Script error Legion of Super-Heroes Tyr, Hunter 2 episodes
Script error–10 Ben 10: Alien Force Manny, Hex 6 episodes [9]
Script error Generator Rex Beasly, additional voices 3 episodes [9]
Script error–11 G.I. Joe: Renegades Ripcord, additional voices 7 episodes [9]
Script error Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Hex Episode: "The Enemy of My Frenemy"
Script error–13 Young Justice Aqualad, Brick, Black Manta, Black Lightning, additional voices [9][10]
Script error–17 Teen Titans Go! Cyborg, Himself, Zan, Couch, Universe Tree, Halloween Spirit, various voices [9]
Script error Ben 10: Omniverse Manny, Hex, additional voices 4 episodes [9]
Script error Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered Cyborg TV special [9][11]
Script error–17 Transformers: Robots in Disguise Grimlock, Bisk, Divebomb, additional voices [12]
Script error Fresh Beat Band of Spies Rubberface Rudy, Teller #1 Episode: "Screama Donna" [9]
Script error Be Cool, Scooby-Doo! Tony, Stan Episode: "Fake Fresh Beats" [9][13]
Script error–17 The Lion Guard Rafiki, Muhangus 9 episodes [9][14]
Script error Sofia the First Barley Episode: "Bunny Swap"
Script error–17 Justice League Action Cyborg, Kanjar Ro 6 episodes [9]
Script error Big Hero 6 Wasabi 2 episodes
Script error Guardians of the Galaxy Jukka, Ship Crasher #2 2 episodes [9]
Script error–17 DC Super Hero Girls Cyborg, Lion-Mane 5 episodes
Script error Elena of Avalor Captain Chiloya Episode: "Party of a Lifetime"
List of voice performances in film
Year Title Role Notes Source
Script error Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo Cyborg [9]
Script error Strange Frame: Love & Sax Atem [9]
Script error Khumba Dassies, Wild Dog [9]
Script error Batman: Assault on Arkham Inmates, Henchmen
Script error Justice League: Throne of Atlantis John Henry Irons [9][15]
Script error Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League Cyborg, Cyzarro [9]
Script error Justice League: Gods and Monsters John Henry Irons, Granny Goodness, Mugger [9][16]
Script error Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem Cyborg [9][17]
Script error Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Attack of the Legion of Doom Cyborg [9]
Script error The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar Rafiki [9]
Script error Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League – Cosmic Clash Cyborg [9]
Script error Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Gotham City Breakout Cyborg [9]
Script error DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year Cyborg [9]
Script error DC Super Hero Girls: Intergalactic Games Cyborg, Lead
Script error The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar Rafiki
Script error Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash Cyborg

Video game rolesEdit

List of voice performances in video games
Year Title Role Notes Source
Script error Deus Ex Various voices (including "The Smuggler" and JoJo Fine)
Script error Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain Lawrence Mujari
Script error The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay Rael, Michaels
Script error Men of Valor Greaser, Random Marines
Script error X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse Bishop, Nick Fury [9]
Script error Quake 4 Bidwell
Script error Tony Hawk's American Wasteland Additional voices
Script error Teen Titans Cyborg [9]
Script error Reservoir Dogs Mr. Blue
Script error Saints Row Additional voices
Script error Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Blade, Paibok [9]
Script error Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 Zack
Script error SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2 WRAITH
Script error God of War II Rhodes Soldiers, Spartan Soldiers
Script error Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Drebin 893 [9]
Script error Spider-Man: Friend or Foe Blade [9]
Script error SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation Commando 3
Script error Resistance 2 Warner
Script error Tom Clancy's EndWar Additional voices
Script error FusionFall Hex
Script error Ninja Blade Andy Walker
Script error The Sims 3 Sim
Script error Prototype Additional voices
Script error Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Earl Deveraux [9]
Script error Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 Luke Cage, Blade
Script error No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle Nathan Copeland [9]
Script error SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 WRAITH
Script error Dead or Alive Paradise Zack [18]
Script error Ben 10 Alien Force: The Rise of Hex Hex
Script error Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Soldiers, Extras [9]
Script error StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Additional voices
Script error Killzone 3 Additional ISA voices [9]
Script error Dead or Alive: Dimensions Zack [9]
Script error Infamous 2 Male Pedestrians
Script error Spider-Man: Edge of Time Additional voices
Script error Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Razor Co-Pilot
Script error Batman: Arkham City Azrael, Inmates
Script error Star Wars: The Old Republic Fauler
Script error Starhawk Emmett Graves [9]
Script error PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Emmett Graves
Script error Aliens: Colonial Marines Marine [9]
Script error Tomb Raider Islanders
Script error God of War: Ascension Soldier, Slave
Script error Injustice: Gods Among Us Cyborg, Doomsday [19]
Script error Metro: Last Light Additional voices
Script error Fuse Jacob Kimble [9]
Script error Marvel Heroes Blade, War Machine
Script error Young Justice: Legacy Aqualad, Black Manta [9]
Script error Batman: Arkham Origins Killer Croc, Warden Joseph
Script error République Quinn Derringer [9]
Script error SimCity BuildIt Additional voices
Script error Infamous Second Son Additional voices [20]
Script error Infamous First Light Additional voices [21]
Script error Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Knox
Script error Infinite Crisis Cyborg
Script error Batman: Arkham Knight Azrael
Script error Mafia III Additional voices
Script error Injustice 2 Cyborg, Grid

Live-action rolesEdit

List of live-action performances in television
Year Title Role Notes Source
Script error Walker, Texas Ranger Gillis Episode: "Justice for All"
Script error Imagine That Demetrius Episode: "The Married Balladeer"
Script error JAG Seaman James Westin Episode: "Touchdown"
Script error The Shield Kaliel "Lil' Psych" Wilkes Episode: "Cracking Ice"
Script error–08 Emily's Reasons Why Not Josh 6 episodes
Script error Hannah Montana Roger the Director Episode: "More Than a Zombie to Me"
Script error How I Met Your Mother Guy #3 in Booth Episode: "The Fight"
Script error Medium Mr. Bronson Episode: "Baby Fever"
Script error Criminal Minds Officer Episode: "Slave of Duty"
Script error I'm in the Band Director Kaz Ridley Episode: "Spiders, Snakes and Clowns"
Script error Lie to Me Cpt. Stan Renshaw Episode: "React to Contact"
Script error CSI: Miami Aaron Taber Episode: "Manhunt"
Script error General Hospital Dr. Terrell Jackson 24 episodes
Script error Fairly Legal Tom Finnerman Episode: "Kiss Me, Kate"
Script error Go On Don Episode: "Pilot"
Script error Body of Proof Brad Carter Episode: "Breakout"
Script error–present The Walking Dead King Ezekiel Recurring (Season 7)
Series Regular (Season 8-present)
Script error Hand of God Major Tom 2 episodes


List of live-action performances in film
Year Title Role Notes Source
Script error Dracula II: Ascension Kenny
Script error Latter Days Andrew
Script error Hellraiser: Hellworld Derrick
Script error Ping Pong Playa JP Money
Script error Blood: The Last Vampire Creature
Script error The Legend of Awesomest Maximus King Erotic
Script error Astronaut: The Last Push Michael Forrest

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result
2014 BTVA Voice Acting Awards Best Male Vocal Performance in a TV Series in a Guest Role - Action/Drama[22] Ben 10: Omniverse Nominated
2015 Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in a TV Series[23] Transformers: Robots In Disguise Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. Muir, John Kenneth (2007-05-01). TV Year, Volume 1: The Prime Time 2005-2006 Season. Hal Leonard Corporation. pp. 43–. ISBN 978-1-55783-684-7. https://books.google.com/books?id=RyEPeFB8DzAC&pg=PA43. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  2. "GH's adds Suzanne Whang & Khary Payton to the cast!". http://michaelfairmansoaps.com/news/ghs-adds-suzanne-wang-khary-payton-to-the-cast/2010/12/09/. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  3. "Comic-Con: 'Walking Dead' Casts Kingdom Leader Ezekiel". http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/comic-con-walking-deads-ezekiel-892169. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  4. "'The Walking Dead': Ezekiel speaks! Khary Payton gives first interview about landing coveted role". http://www.ew.com/article/2016/07/28/walking-dead-ezekiel-khary-payton-first-photo-interview. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  5. "Khary Payton Talks "Teen Titans Go!" And "Justice League's" Live-Action Cyborg". http://www.cbr.com/khary-payton-talks-teen-titans-go-and-justice-leagues-live-action-cyborg/. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  6. "Young Justice's Aqualad Voice Actor Has A Good Feeling About A Third Season". http://comicbook.com/2016/02/15/young-justices-aqualad-voice-actor-has-a-good-feeling-about-a-th/. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  7. "Killer Croc Voice Actor Talks Arkham Underworld". 23 May 2016. http://www.arkhamverse.com/news/2016/05/killer-croc-voice-actor-talks-arkham-underworld/. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  8. "'Big Hero 6': Maya Rudolph & More Reprise Roles for Disney XD Animated Series". Deadline. November 3, 2016. http://deadline.com/2016/11/big-hero-6-maya-rudolph-jamie-chung-reprise-roles-disney-xd-animated-series-1201847587/. Retrieved November 3, 2016. 
  9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 9.11 9.12 9.13 9.14 9.15 9.16 9.17 9.18 9.19 9.20 9.21 9.22 9.23 9.24 9.25 9.26 9.27 9.28 9.29 9.30 9.31 9.32 9.33 9.34 9.35 9.36 9.37 9.38 9.39 9.40 9.41 9.42 "Behind The Voice Actors – Khary Payton". Behind The Voice Actors. http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Khary-Payton/. Retrieved 27 June 2015.  – green check mark indicates roles that have been verified by BTVA through closing credits
  10. "Endgame". Young Justice: Invasion. episode 20. season 2. March 16, 2013. Cartoon Network. 
  11. "Lego Batman: Be-Leaguered". Lego Batman. October 27, 2014. Closing credits. http://www.toonzone.net/forums/dc-animation-forum/383411-lego-dc-comics-batman-leaguered-special-airing-october-27th-2014-cartoon-network.html#post4649311. 
  12. Transformers: Robots in Disguise Episode 12 closing credits
  13. "Screama Donna". Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!. episode 9. season 1. October 20, 2015. Cartoon Network. 
  14. "Twitter / kharypayton". https://twitter.com/kharypayton/status/577830273888354305. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  15. Justice League: Throne of Atlantis End Credits
  16. Justice League: Gods and Monsters (film). 2015. Closing credits. 
  17. "EXCLUSIVE TRAILER DEBUT: Joker Rules in "Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem"". Comic Book Resources. http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/exclusive-trailer-debut-joker-rules-in-batman-unlimited-monster-mayhem. 
  18. Dead or Alive Paradise. Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. https://web.archive.org/web/20141006081234/http://www.deadoralivegame.com/deadoralivegame/us/manual/doap_webmanual.pdf. Retrieved 2014-04-24. 
  19. "Twitter / kharypayton: @tomkambur @InjusticeGame We". Twitter.com. 2013-04-20. https://twitter.com/kharypayton/status/325640033585491969. Retrieved 2014-04-24. 
  20. Sucker Punch Productions. Infamous: Second Son. (Sony Computer Entertainment). Scene: Credits, 3:43 in, Additional Voice Talent. (2014)
  21. Sucker Punch Productions. Infamous First Light. Scene: Closing credits, 1:18 minutes in, Additional Voice Acting by.
  22. "2014 BTVA Voice Acting Awards". http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/btva-awards/2014/television/. Retrieved 1 November 2016. 
  23. "2015 BTVA Voice Acting Awards". http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/btva-awards/2015/television/. Retrieved 1 November 2016. 

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