Khary Payton Biography

Khary Payton

Quick Facts About Khary Payton

Celebrated Name Khary Payton
Age 48 Years
Nick Name Khary
Birth Name Khary Payton
Birth Date 1972-05-16
Gender Male
Profession Voice Actor
Place Of Birth Augusta, Georgia, United States
Birth Nation United States
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Horoscope Taurus
Father Dr. Victor E Payton
Mother Gwendolyn Middleton Payton
Siblings 3
Brothers Kurlen Payton and Kurtis Payton
Sisters Kalere Payton
Education Southern Methodist University
Marital Status Married
Married Date August 8, 2010
Wife Stacy Reed Payton
Children 2
Body Type Athletic
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Height 1.75m (5 feet 9 inches)
Weight 70kg (154 Ibs)
Sexual Orientation Straight
Endorsment Brands like Verizon, Sandbox, General Mills Cereals
Net Worth $4 million (estimated)
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An American actor and voice artist, Khary Payton is best known for voicing the DC Comics character Cyborg in various films, cartoons, and video games. Payton is also known for his performance as King Ezekiel on "The Walking Dead". He also has had great success as a voice actor on shows like "Ben 10", "Bobbleheads: The Movie", "What’s New Scooby-Doo?", and "The Proud Family". He has played the recurring role of  Dr. Terrell Jackson in "General Hospital".

He has around 517k followers on Instagram @kharypayton and around 175.8k followers on Twitter @kharypayton.

What is Khary Payton famous for?

  • His performance as King Ezekiel on "The Walking Dead".
  • Voicing the DC Comics character Cyborg in various films, cartoons, and video games.

Khary Payton parents

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Where was Khary Payton born?

Khary Payton was born on May 16, 1972. His birthplace is  Augusta, Georgia, the United States. He holds an American nationality and belongs to the Black ethnicity. His zodiac sign is Taurus. His father's name is Dr. Victor E Payton, and his mother's name is Gwendolyn Middleton Payton. He is the oldest child among the four children of his parents. He has two younger brothers named Kurlen Payton and Kurtis Payton and a younger sister named Kalere Payton.

About his educational background, he completed his high school in Athens, Georgia. Later, he enrolled at Southern Methodist University for theatre studies.  

Khary Payton movies

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Khary Payton Career Highlights

  • Khary Payton began interested in acting at a very young age. Also, he won a talent contest, Showtime's first annual Kid Talent Quest in 1986.
  • He also did stand-up comedy in high school then he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career in 2000.
  • Payton made his first TV appearance by the action crime television series, "Walker, Texas Ranger" in the episodes of "Justice For All as Gillis" in 2001.
  • In the following year, he voiced the character of Slapmaster in the episodes of "The Altos" from the TV series "The Proud Family".
  • From 2003 to 2007, he portrayed Cyborg in the animated superhero television series "Teen Titans".
  • He has voiced on several animated TV series including "Ben 10", "Loonatics Unleashed", "Legion of Super Heros", "Ben 10: Alien Force", "Generator Rex", "Young Justice", "Teen Titans Go!", "Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-League", "The Lion Guard", "Justice League Action", "Big Hero6: The Series", "Elena of Avalor", "Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure" and many more.
  • Also in films, he has voiced in several films such as "Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo" (2006), "Khumba" (2013), "Justice League: Throne of Atlantis" (2015), "DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year" (2016), "The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar" (2017), "Bobbleheads: The Movie" (2020), etc.
  • In 2011, he appeared in a recurring role as Dr. Terrell Jackson on the ABC daytime soap opera "General Hospital".
  • In 2012, he appeared as Michael Forrest in the science fiction film, "Astronaut: The Last Push" for Which, Payton won the Best Actor Award at the 2012 Independent Filmmakers Showcase.
  • Since 2016, he is portraying King Ezekiel in the horror television series, "The Walking Dead". The series is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard.
  • Payton also provided the voice of Blade in the video game "Marvel: Ultimate Alliance", Derbin in the video game "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the patriots", Zack in the video game"Dead or Alive Paradise", Wasabi in the video game "Kingdom Hearts III". 

Khary Payton tv shows

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Khary Payton Awards and Nominations

  • Khary Payton was nominated for BTVA Acting Awards as Best Male Vocal Performance in a TV Series in a Guest Role- Action/Drama in 2014.
  • In 2015, he earned a nomination for the BTVA Voice Acting Awards under the category of Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in a TV series for Transformers: Robots in Disguise.
  • He was also nominated for Saturn Awards under the category of Best Supporting Actor on a Television Series for his role in The Walking Dead in 2018 and 2019 respectively.

Khary Payton family

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Who is Khary Payton married to?

Khary Payton was married to Linda Braddock from 2001 until their divorce in 2009. Later, he married actress Stacy Reed Payton on August 8, 2010. The couple blessed with two children and they are living happily together.

How tall is Khary Payton?

Khary Payton stands at a tall height of 1.75m (5 feet 9 inches). He has a body weight of around 70kg (154 lbs.). He has an athletic body build. His hair color is black and his eye color is dark brown. His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the Net Worth of Khary Payton?

Popular voice actor, Khary Payton has accumulated a net worth of around $4 million as of 2021. His major source of wealth is being a successful Actor and Voice Actor. He makes an extra buck from endorsement deals with some Brands like Verizon, Sandbox, General Mills Cereals, etc.

Did You Know?

  • He has lent his voice to songs like Beware the Zimwi, Forever, and Monkey Songs.
  • He did standup comedy in high school.
  • He started his career with a small role on the series Street Sharks in 1994.