Khary Payton

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Khary Payton
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Payton at WonderCon 2014
Born (1972-05-16) May 16, 1972 (age 44)
Augusta, Georgia, USA
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Linda Braddock (m. 2001; div. 2009)
Stacy Reed (m. 2010)

Khary Payton (born May 16, 1972) is an American actor[1] and voice actor known for his voice characterizations in animated cartoons, and his acting roles on General Hospital and The Walking Dead.


Payton appeared on a recurring basis as Dr. Terrell Jackson on the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital.[2] He portrays King Ezekiel in Season 7 of The Walking Dead.[3][4]

Voice work[edit]

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]


Animated roles[edit]

Live roles[edit]

Movie roles[edit]

Video game roles[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2014 BTVA Voice Acting Awards Best Male Vocal Performance in a TV Series in a Guest Role - Action/Drama[23] Ben 10: Omniverse Nominated
2015 Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in a TV Series[24] Transformers: Robots In Disguise Nominated


  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. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "GH's adds Suzanne Whang & Khary Payton to the cast!". Michael Fairman On-Air On-Soaps. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Comic-Con: 'Walking Dead' Casts Kingdom Leader Ezekiel". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "'The Walking Dead': Ezekiel speaks! Khary Payton gives first interview about landing coveted role". Entertainment Weekly's Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  5. ^ "Khary Payton Talks "Teen Titans Go!" And "Justice League's" Live-Action Cyborg". Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "Young Justice's Aqualad Voice Actor Has A Good Feeling About A Third Season". Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Killer Croc Voice Actor Talks Arkham Underworld". 23 May 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "'Big Hero 6': Maya Rudolph & More Reprise Roles for Disney XD Animated Series". Deadline. November 3, 2016. Retrieved November 3, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Screama Donna". Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!. Season 1. Episode 9. October 20, 2015. Cartoon Network. 
  10. ^ "Lego Batman: Be-Leaguered". Lego Batman. October 27, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Twitter / kharypayton". Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  12. ^ Transformers: Robots in Disguise Episode 12 closing credits
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  14. ^ "Endgame". Young Justice: Invasion. Season 2. Episode 20. March 16, 2013. Cartoon Network. 
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  16. ^ "EXCLUSIVE TRAILER DEBUT: Joker Rules in "Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem"". Comic Book Resources. 
  17. ^ Justice League: Gods and Monsters (film). 2015. 
  18. ^ Justice League: Throne of Atlantis End Credits
  19. ^ Dead or Alive Paradise (PDF). Retrieved 2014-04-24. 
  20. ^ Sucker Punch Productions. Infamous First Light. Scene: Closing credits, 1:18 minutes in, Additional Voice Acting by. 
  21. ^ Sucker Punch Productions. Infamous: Second Son. Sony Computer Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 3:43 in, Additional Voice Talent. 
  22. ^ "Twitter / kharypayton: @tomkambur @InjusticeGame We". 2013-04-20. Retrieved 2014-04-24. 
  23. ^ "2014 BTVA Voice Acting Awards". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 1 November 2016. 
  24. ^ "2015 BTVA Voice Acting Awards". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 1 November 2016. 

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