Ezekiel remains King of the Kingdom and a father to Henry. Following the events of the war, he is now revered just as much through his actions as a man as through his pomp and circumstance as a king. The Kingdom is still struggling from the events of last season, but Ezekiel’s eyes are on the sparrow, hoping for a prosperous and fair future for all communities.
Along with portraying King Ezekiel on The Walking Dead, Khary Payton has become synonymous with one of DC’s hottest heroes Cyborg, having voiced the character for 16 years in numerous series, DVM’s, and games. Most recently, this included the theatrical wide-release of Teen Titans Go! To The Movies, based on the number one cartoon series Teen Titans Go!
Disney’s Big Hero 6: The Series premiered this year with Payton as the voice of Laser Specialist Wasabi. Payton is also thrilled to be reprising his role of Aqualad in the fan and critically acclaimed series Young Justice: Outsiders, that recently announced its return with Season 3.
Grimlock from Transformers: Robots in Disguise; Rafiki in Disney’s The Lion Guard; video games The Sims; Reigel in Starcraft; Drebin in Metal Gear Solid; Azrael and Killer Croc in the Batman: Arkham franchise; and Knox from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare are just some of the many roles he’s known for voicing.
Born in Augusta, Georgia, Payton caught the acting bug after seeing a production of Cyrano De Bergerac in the 1st grade. As a teenager, he developed a local rep as a rapper and stand-up comic, sharing the stage with such notables as Tom Kenney and Chris Rock. At Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Payton studied acting and directing before moving to Los Angeles.
Payton co-wrote, produced, and starred in the independent sci-fi feature Astronaut: The Last Push, winning 13 awards including Best In Show at the IFS and Fargo Film Festivals. Payton took home three awards for Best Actor.