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 known for his live action performances on General Hospital and The Walking Dead.
Payton at MCM London Comic Con in May 2018
|Born||May 16, 1972|
Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor|
(m. 2001; div. 2009)
Stacy Reed Payton
Payton has portrayed Cyborg in the 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.
|2002||The Proud Family||Slapmaster||Episode: "The Altos"|
|2002||Toonami||Swayzak||Trapped in Hyperspace event|
|2003||Justice League||Ten||Episode: "Wild Cards" (Pt. I and II)|||
|2003||What's New, Scooby-Doo?||Mitch||Episode: "E-Scream"|
|2003–07||Teen Titans||Cyborg, Herald|||
|2004–07||Codename: Kids Next Door||Maurice (formerly Numbuh 9), additional voices||3 episodes|
|2006–07||Ben 10||Hex, additional voices||7 episodes|||
|2006–07||Loonatics Unleashed||General Deuce||3 episodes|||
|2007||Friday: The Animated Series||Smokey||6 episodes|
|2007||Legion of Super-Heroes||Tyr, Hunter||2 episodes|
|2008–10||Ben 10: Alien Force||Manny, Hex||6 episodes|||
|2010||Generator Rex||Beasly, additional voices||3 episodes|||
|2010–11||G.I. Joe: Renegades||Ripcord, additional voices||7 episodes|||
|2012||Ben 10: Ultimate Alien||Hex||Episode: "The Enemy of My Frenemy"|
|2010–13, 2019||Young Justice||Aqualad, Brick, Black Manta, Black Lightning, Robotman, additional voices|||
|2013–present||Teen Titans Go!||Cyborg, Zan, Couch, Universe Tree, Halloween Spirit, Young Justice Aqualad, Himself, various voices|||
|2014||Ben 10: Omniverse||Manny, Hex, additional voices||4 episodes|||
|2014||Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered||Cyborg||TV special|||
|2015–17||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–present||The Lion Guard||Rafiki, Muhangus||11 episodes|||
|2016||Sofia the First||Barley||Episode: "Bunny Swap"|
|2016–17||Justice League Action||Cyborg, Kanjar Ro||6 episodes|||
|2017–present||Big Hero 6: The Series||Wasabi, others|
|2017||Guardians of the Galaxy||Jukka, Ship Crasher #2||2 episodes|||
|2016–17||DC Super Hero Girls||Cyborg, Lion-Mane||5 episodes|
|2017||Elena of Avalor||Captain Chiloya||Episode: "Party of a Lifetime"|
Video game rolesEdit
|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"|
|2006–08||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||Recurring (Season 7)
Also Starring (Season 8)
Main Role (Season 9–present)
|2017||Hand of God||Major Tom||2 episodes|
|2018||Critical Role||Shakäste||2 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|
|2019||Pokémon: Detective Pikachu|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|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||Pending|
- 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.
- "September 8, 1986 Showtime Promos". Retrieved 23 October 2018.
- "GH's adds Suzanne Whang & Khary Payton to the cast!". Michael Fairman On-Air On-Soaps. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
- "Comic-Con: 'Walking Dead' Casts Kingdom Leader Ezekiel". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
- "'The Walking Dead': Ezekiel speaks! Khary Payton gives first interview about landing coveted role". Entertainment Weekly's EW.com. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
- "Khary Payton Talks "Teen Titans Go!" And "Justice League's" Live-Action Cyborg". CBR.com. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
- "Young Justice's Aqualad Voice Actor Has A Good Feeling About A Third Season". Comicbook.com. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
- "Killer Croc Voice Actor Talks Arkham Underworld". Arkhamverse.com. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 7 October 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 27 June 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.
- "Twitter / kharypayton". Retrieved 30 March 2015.
- Justice League: Throne of Atlantis End Credits
- Justice League: Gods and Monsters (film). 2015.
- "EXCLUSIVE TRAILER DEBUT: Joker Rules in "Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem"". Comic Book Resources.
- Dead or Alive Paradise (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2014-04-24.
- "Twitter / kharypayton: @tomkambur @InjusticeGame We". Twitter.com. 2013-04-20. Retrieved 2014-04-24.
- 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 1 November 2016.
- "2015 BTVA Voice Acting Awards". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
- McNary, Dave (15 March 2018). "'Black Panther,' 'Walking Dead' Rule Saturn Awards Nominations". Variety. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
- Mancuso, Vinnie (16 July 2019). "'Avengers: Endgame', 'Game of Thrones' Lead the 2019 Saturn Awards Nominations". Collider. Retrieved 16 July 2019.