Khary Payton Bio - Actor And Voice Actor
|Augusta, Georgia, USA
|Stacy Reed Payton (Estranged Wife)
|Karter Payton and Maya Payton
|5' 9" (1.75 m)
American actor Khary Payton gained popularity for voicing Cyborg in the DC animated series 'Teen Titans Go!' and playing King Ezekiel in the ever-popular AMC series 'The Walking Dead.' His consistency over the last two decades has been insane. With more than 170 acting credits, he has been a devotee towards the industry.
Khary's major roles are loved by thousands of fans around the globe. From DC fans to Walking dead fans, he is in the hearts of many people. Khary's initial carrier was not as smooth as it is now. He had struggled from small roles to make it big. In this article, we will go through his life events with this short bio.
Early Life and Family
Khary Payton was born on May 16, 1972, in Augusta, Georgia. The information about his childhood and parents has not made it to the surface, but, according to IMDb, he had won Showtime's 1st annual Kid Talent Quest. There is also a recording of him introducing the animated film Sherlock Holmes in the Baskerville Curse.
Khary had a struggling beginning as he had a small role in the series 'Street Sharks' in 1994. But with hard work and patience, he made it through to the big screens.
Khary Payton Net Worth and Career
Khary has made it big in acting and voiceovers. With almost a double century of different projects, he has made a commendable fortune for himself. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Khary Payton's net worth is about $4 million, most of which comprise his earnings from acting cum voice acting.
As we mentioned earlier, Khary began his career through a small role in the TV series 'Street Sharks' in 1994. He has since then played a lot of series and movies, both live and animated. In the early 2000s, he had just established himself and bagged the roles in different live-action series such as 'Walker, Texas Ranger,' 'JAG,' and 'The Shield.' Around the same time, he got a chance to voice several classics such as Cyborg in 'Teen Titans,' 'Ben 10,' 'Loonatics Unleashed,' and 'Friday: The Animated Series.'
The half-human and half machine had already impressed many by his performance of Cyborg. After gaining significant recognition, he played various live-action series such as 'Emily's Reasons Why Not,' 'General Hospital,' and 'G.I. Joe: Renegades.' His other voice acting projects include several popular games such as 'inFamous 2,' 'Kingdom Hearts III,' 'Dead or Alive Dimensions,' and 'Injustice: Gods Among Us.' His much later voiceovers include 'Ben 10: Omniverse,' 'Justice League Action,' 'Transformers: Robots in Disguise,' and 'Young Justice.'
Khary's most successful projects out of all are still 'Teen Titans Go!' and 'The Walking Dead' because of their astronomical popularity. His colleagues include the popular Tara Strong, Greg Cipes, Scott Menville, and Hynden Walch. He has made the Cyborg character his own, and fans do not want anybody else. He also has some great silver screen success in movies like 'The Legend of Awesomest Maximus' and 'Latter Days' where he starred alongside Wes Ramsey.
Khary Payton's Wife
The talented voice actor has been married twice until now.
Khary's First Wife
Khary married his former first of Linda Braddock in 2001. The information about how they met and married has not made it to the media yet. The couple was together for eight wonderful years until 2009, but they had to part ways due to unforeseen circumstances. About their children from what has been in the media, it is more than likely they don't have any.
Khary's Second Wife
Khary married his second wife, Stacy Reed Payton, who was also an actress in 2010. The two have been together ever since, but they have filed for divorce after ten beautiful years. They have two children, Karter Payton and Maya Payton. Khary and Stacy might have met on the set of their acting endeavor and fell in love. The two love their children and can be seen regularly posting about them on the social media handles.
Khary Payton's Children
As mentioned earlier, Khary has two children from his second wife, Stacy- Karter and Maya Payton. Karter is the elder of the two and took the initial 'K' because it reminded him of his father's name. A surprising and bold fact about Khary Payton's kid Karter recently came out in media as it was revealed that Karter identifies himself as a boy even though he was born a girl.
Khary and Stacy are both proud of their child's braveness and fully support him. The younger one Maya is Karter's younger sister and the two share an impeccable bond between them, which can be often seen on their parents' social media account.
Skimming through Khary's Instagram account, we see that he likes to post more about his work and, occasionally, his personal life. Still, if the couple does get divorced, it will be saddening to see them apart. We would be the first to know if something like that happens.
Facts and Trivia
- Khary had a recurring soap opera role on 'General Hospital' as Terrell Jackson.
- He had a notable appearance on the famous series 'How I met Your Mother.'
- Khary has about 500k followers on his Instagram.