|Khary Payton Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9 in|
|Date of Birth||May 16, 1972|
Khary Payton is an American voice actor known for lending his voice to popular characters like Cyborg in Teen Titans. He is also an actor and has appeared in TV shows and films like The Walking Dead and Latter Days. He has done endorsement work for brands like Verizon, Cartoon Network, Sandboxr, and Waffle House. Khary has a huge social media fan base with more than 300k followers on Instagram and more than 200k followers on Twitter.
Augusta, Georgia, United States
Los Angeles, California, United States
Khary Payton completed his high school in Athens, Georgia. He did theatre studies from Southern Methodist University, Dallas. He also studied acting in Dallas and was trained under Michele Condrey.
Actor, Voice Actor, Singer, Writer, Producer
- Father – Victor Payton (Pediatrics Specialist)
- Mother – Gwendolyn Payton
Khary Payton is managed by –
- David Lederman, Talent Agent, Innovative Artists, Santa Monica, California, United States.
- Daniel Ribera and Theodore B. Gekis, Manager, Gekis Management, Los Angeles, California, United States.
- Vox, Talent Agent Voice, Los Angeles, California, United States.
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
70 kg or 154 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Khary Payton has dated –
- Linda Braddock (2001-2009) – In 2001, Khary married Linda Braddock. They were married for 8 years until their divorce in 2009.
- Stacy Reed (2010-Present) – Khary tied the knot with actress Stacy Reed in 2010. They are blessed with 2 beautiful daughters.
Race / Ethnicity
He shaved his head bald for a role in a movie.
- Toned body
- Curly hair
Khary Payton has done endorsement work for the following brands –
- Cartoon Network
- Waffle House
- Funko Pop
- General Mills Cereals
Best Known For
- Voice acting as a popular character Cyborg in DC Comics’ Teen Titans.
- His commendable performances as Dr. Terrell Jackson in ABC network’s TV series General Hospital and King Ezekiel in The Walking Dead.
- Receiving numerous awards such as BTVA Television Voice Acting Award for “Best Vocal Cast in a Television Series” for Transformers: Robots in Disguise in 2017 and BTVA People’s Choice Voice Acting Award for “Best Vocal Ensemble in a New Television Series” for Teen Titans Go! in 2014.
As a Singer
Khary has lent his voice to songs like Beware the Zimwi, Forever, and Monkey Songs.
In 2000, he made his theatrical film debut in the comedy thriller The Operator as Teen#1.
As a voice actor, he made his theatrical film debut in the 2012 drama film, Strange Frame: Love & Sax as Atem.
First TV Show
In 2001, he made his first TV show appearance in the action and adventure crime series Walker, Texas Ranger as Gillis.
As a voice actor, he made his TV show debut in 2002 by lending his voice to the character of Slapmaster in the series, The Proud Family.
Khary Payton Favorite Things
- Pizza – Italian sausage and Pineapple
- Fruit – Pomegranate
- Character In The Walking Dead – Shiva the tiger
- Camera – Nikon D5300
- Character In Teens Titan Go – Stinky Joe
- Movie – The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
- Movie Character – Obi-Wan Kenobi of Star Wars
- Character In Arkham Knight Video Game – Killer Croc
Source – YouTube
Khary Payton Facts
- He became interested in acting after watching the Cyrano De Bergerac in 1st grade.
- At 11 or 12 years, he won a talent contest at a nationwide talent hunt.
- He did standup comedy in high school.
- In 2000, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.
- He is involved in charities such as The Joshua Nolan Foundation.
- He has performed at Shakespeare Festival of Dallas, Undermain Theatre, Dallas Center Theatre, Kitchen Dog Theatre, Theatre Three, and Jubilee Theatre.
- Apart from starring in the sci-fi Astronaut: The Last Push in 2012, Khary co-wrote and produced it.
- Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.
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