|Born||May 16, 1972|
Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
|Education||Southern Methodist University (BFA)|
Khary Payton (born May 16, 1972) is an American actor. He is best known for his voice role of the DC Comics characters Cyborg across various films and video games and Kaldur'ahm / Aqualad in Young Justice. He is also known for his live action performances on General Hospital and as King Ezekiel on The Walking Dead.
Payton was born in Augusta, Georgia. In 1986, he was a winner in Showtime's 1st annual Kid Talent Quest, and a recording exists of him introducing the animated film Sherlock Holmes in the Baskerville Curse.
Payton has portrayed Cyborg in both Teen Titans animated series and Aqualad in Young Justice. 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 and is 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.
Voice over roles
|2002||The Proud Family||Slapmaster||Episode: "The Altos"|
|2003–2007||Teen Titans||Cyborg, Herald|||
|2003||Justice League||Ten||Episode: "Wild Cards" (Pt. I and II)|||
|2003||What's New, Scooby-Doo?||Mitch||Episode: "E-Scream"|
|2004–2007||Codename: Kids Next Door||Maurice / Numbuh 9, additional voices||3 episodes|
|2006–2007||Ben 10||Hex, additional voices||7 episodes|||
|2006–2007||Loonatics Unleashed||General Deuce||3 episodes|||
|2007||Friday: The Animated Series||Craig Jones|
|2007||Legion of Super-Heroes||Tyr, Hunter||2 episodes|
|2008–2010||Ben 10: Alien Force||Manny, Hex||6 episodes|||
|2010||Generator Rex||Beasly, Gang Punk, Male Providence Cadet #2, Pilot||3 episodes|||
|2010–2011||G.I. Joe: Renegades||Ripcord, Wallace Weems, Guard #1, Lead Trooper||7 episodes|||
|2010–2013, 2019||Young Justice||Aqualad, Brick, Black Manta, Black Lightning, Robotman, additional voices|||
|2012||Ben 10: Ultimate Alien||Hex||Episode: "The Enemy of My Frenemy"|
|2013–present||Teen Titans Go!||Cyborg, Zan, Couch, Universe Tree, Halloween Spirit, Young Justice Aqualad, Himself, various voices|||
|2014||Ben 10: Omniverse||Manny, Hex, Student||4 episodes|||
|2014||Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered||Cyborg||TV special|||
|2015–2017||Transformers: Robots in Disguise||Grimlock, Bisk, Divebomb, additional voices|||
|2015||Fresh Beat Band of Spies||Rubberface Rudy, Teller #1||Episode: "Screama Donna"|||
|2015||Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!||Tony, Stan||Episode: "Fake Fresh Beats"|||
|2016–2019||The Lion Guard||Rafiki, Muhangus||11 episodes|||
|2016||Sofia the First||Barley||Episode: "Bunny Swap"|
|2016–2017||DC Super Hero Girls||Cyborg, Lion-Mane||5 episodes|
|2016–2017||Justice League Action||Cyborg, Kanjar Ro||6 episodes|||
|2017–2021||Big Hero 6: The Series||Wasabi, others|
|2017||Guardians of the Galaxy||Jukka, Ship Crasher #2||2 episodes|||
|2017||Elena of Avalor||Captain Chiloya||Episode: "Party of a Lifetime"|
|2019||Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure||Kai|
Live action roles
|2001||Walker, Texas Ranger||Gillis||Episode: "Justice for All"|
|2002||Imagine That||Demetrius||Episode: "The Married Balladeer"|
|2003||JAG||Seaman James Westin||Episode: "Touchdown"|
|2004||The Shield||Kaliel "Lil' Psych" Wilkes||Episode: "Cracking Ice"|
|2006–2008||Emily's Reasons Why Not||Josh||6 episodes|
|2006||Hannah Montana||Roger the Director||Episode: "More Than a Zombie to Me"|
|2008||How I Met Your Mother||Guy #3 in Booth||Episode: "The Fight"|
|2009||Medium||Mr. Bronson||Episode: "Baby Fever"|
|2009||Criminal Minds||Officer||Episode: "Slave of Duty"|
|2010||I'm in the Band||Director Kaz Ridley||Episode: "Spiders, Snakes and Clowns"|
|2010||Lie to Me||Cpt. Stan Renshaw||Episode: "React to Contact"|
|2010||CSI: Miami||Aaron Taber||Episode: "Manhunt"|
|2011||General Hospital||Dr. Terrell Jackson||24 episodes|
|2012||Fairly Legal||Tom Finnerman||Episode: "Kiss Me, Kate"|
|2012||Go On||Don||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2013||Body of Proof||Brad Carter||Episode: "Breakout"|
|2016–present||The Walking Dead||King Ezekiel||
|2017||Hand of God||Major Tom||2 episodes|
|2018||Critical Role||Shakäste||2 episodes|
|2019||UnDeadwood||Aloysius Fogg||4 episodes|
|2003||Dracula II: Ascension||Kenny|
|2008||Ping Pong Playa||JP Money|
|2009||Blood: The Last Vampire||Creature|
|2011||The Legend of Awesomest Maximus||King Erotic|
|2012||Astronaut: The Last Push||Michael Forrest||Also producer|
Awards and nominations
|2014||BTVA Voice Acting Awards||Best Male Vocal Performance in a TV Series in a Guest Role - Action/Drama||Ben 10: Omniverse||Nominated|
|2015||Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in a TV Series||Transformers: Robots In Disguise||Nominated|
|2018||Saturn Awards||Best Supporting Actor on a Television Series||The Walking Dead||Nominated|
|2019||Best Supporting Actor on a Television Series||Nominated|
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- "GH's adds Suzanne Whang & Khary Payton to the cast!". Michael Fairman On-Air On-Soaps. Archived from the original on October 9, 2016. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
- "Comic-Con: 'Walking Dead' Casts Kingdom Leader Ezekiel". The Hollywood Reporter. July 22, 2016. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
- "'The Walking Dead': Ezekiel speaks! Khary Payton gives first interview about landing coveted role". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
- "Khary Payton Talks "Teen Titans Go!" And "Justice League's" Live-Action Cyborg". CBR.com. July 19, 2015. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
- "Young Justice's Aqualad Voice Actor Has A Good Feeling About A Third Season". Comicbook.com. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
- "Killer Croc Voice Actor Talks Arkham Underworld". Arkhamverse.com. May 23, 2016. Retrieved October 7, 2016.
- "'Big Hero 6': Maya Rudolph & More Reprise Roles for Disney XD Animated Series". Deadline. November 3, 2016. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
- "Behind The Voice Actors – Khary Payton". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved June 27, 2015. – green check mark indicates roles that have been verified by BTVA through closing credits
- "Endgame". Young Justice: Invasion. Season 2. Episode 20. March 16, 2013. Cartoon Network.
- "Lego Batman: Be-Leaguered". Lego Batman. October 27, 2014.
- Transformers: Robots in Disguise Episode 12 closing credits
- "Screama Donna". Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!. Season 1. Episode 9. October 20, 2015. Cartoon Network.
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- Justice League: Throne of Atlantis End Credits
- Justice League: Gods and Monsters (film). 2015.
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- Sucker Punch Productions. Infamous: Second Son. Sony Computer Entertainment. Scene: Credits, 3:43 in, Additional Voice Talent.
- Sucker Punch Productions. Infamous First Light. Scene: Closing credits, 1:18 minutes in, Additional Voice Acting by.
- "2014 BTVA Voice Acting Awards". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
- "2015 BTVA Voice Acting Awards". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
- McNary, Dave (March 15, 2018). "'Black Panther,' 'Walking Dead' Rule Saturn Awards Nominations". Variety. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
- Mancuso, Vinnie (July 16, 2019). "'Avengers: Endgame', 'Game of Thrones' Lead the 2019 Saturn Awards Nominations". Collider. Retrieved July 16, 2019.