Khary Payton is an American actor and voice actor who is most notable for his roles in various live-action and animated films and TV shows.
He starred in numerous popular TV shows such as General Hospital, Criminal Minds, CSI, How I Met Your Mother, and The Walking Dead, and has played countless notable roles in animated films and TV series including Ben 10, Teen Titans, Justice League, Codename: Kids Next Door, DC Super Hero Girls, and Teen Titans, among others.
Khary Payton is also playing the voice of Wasabi in Big Hero 6: The Series, which is set to be released sometime later this year.
Khary Payton’s Personal Life
Despite having over a hundred titles of both live-action and animated movies and TV series billed under his name, very little is actually known about Khary Payton’s personal life.
Khary Payton was born in Augusta, Georgia on May 16, 1972, and is married to actress Stacy Reed Payton. They have two children.
Khary Payton’s Animated TV Shows
Khary Payton has played various roles in both film and TV series animations.
In G.I. Joe: Renegades, Payton provided the voice for Ripcord, in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, he played the voice of Blade, and in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, he was Drebin.
Khary Payton was also part of Transformers: Robots in Disguise, in which he played the voice of Grimlock, Young Justice, where he lent his voice to Aqualad, Batman: Arkham Underworld he played the voice of Killer Croc, and — most notably — Teen Titans where played the voice of Cyborg.
Other popular titles that Khary Payton was part of in the past include Ben 10, Scooby-Doo, Codename: Kids Next Door, DC Super Hero Girls, Justice League, Legion of Super-Heroes, Lego DC Comics: Batman Be-Leaguered, and Street Sharks.
Khary Payton’s Live-Action Films and TV Shows
Khary Payton is just as active in his career as an actor as he is in his career as a voice actor.
One solid proof of this is an equally long list of live-action films and TV shows that he was once part of.
Among the most popular titles that Khary Payton has starred in on TV include CSI: Miami, where he played the role of Aaron Taber, Fairly Legal, where he appeared as Tom Finnerman, Criminal Minds, in which he appeared during the show’s Season 5, Episode 10 show entitled ‘Slave of Duty’, Hannah Montana, where he appeared as Roger the Director, and General Hospital, where he appeared as Dr. Terrell Jackson.
He also appeared in How I Met Your Mother, Lie to Me, and The Walking Dead Season 7, where he played his most significant role so far — King Ezekiel.
Khary Payton’s Roles in Video Games
Aside from working as an actor and voice actor in different film and TV, Khary Payton has also worked in various video game projects.
Among the most popular he’s worked in include Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Dead or Alive: Dimensions, God of War: Ascension, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Quake IV, and The Sims 3.
Khary Payton also lent his voices to various DC and Marvel games including Batman: Arkham City, Marvel Heroes, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Spider-Man: Friend or Foe, X-Men Legends II: Rise of the Apocalypse and Injustice: Gods Among Us, where he provided the voices of Cyborg and Doomsday.
Khary Payton’s Awards
In 2015, Khary Payton was nominated for Behind the Voice Actors Awards’ Television Voice Acting Award for Best Male Lead Vocal Performance in a Television Series for his performance in Transformers: Robots in Disguise as the voice of “Grimlock”.
In 2016, he was also nominated for BTVA’s Television Voice Acting Award for Best Male Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Guest Role – Action/Drama for his performance in Ben 10: Omniverse, where he played the voice of “Hex”.
In that same year, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, which he was also a part of, won both of BTVA’s People’s Choice Voice Acting Award and Television Voice Acting Award for Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series.
Khary Payton’s Net Worth
Khary Payton’s net worth is currently estimated at $4,000,000.
Khary Payton’s Current Projects
For 2017, Khary Payton is scheduled to work on a film called Little Bitches, as well as Loners, Big Hero 6: the Series, Justice League Action, Young Justice, as well as The Walking Dead.
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