Jeremy (Lead Actor)
Born in Augusta, Georgia, Khary 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 & Chris Rock. After spending his teenage years consoling comedians at the bar between sets, Payton opted for college at Southern Methodist University in Dallas to study acting and directing. He stayed in Texas for several years thereafter, honing his craft in classical and experimental theatre before finally making his way to Hollywood.
Payton Is best known for his current portrayal of King Ezekiel in AMC’s The Walking Dead. He has numerous TV credits for NBC, ABC, FOX, CBS, FX, USA and Amazon under his belt, everything from multiple pilots to guest star roles on Criminal Minds, How I Met Your Mother and most recently Hand Of God.
According to cartoon fans, Payton has become synonymous with DC superhero Cyborg, having voiced the character in numerous series, films and games including Cartoon Network’s Teen Titans and its current incarnation Teen Titans, Go!. He’s in Young Justice as Aqualad, Transformers: Robots in Disguise as Grimlock, Rafiki in Disney’s The Lion Guard and many more. Video gamers know him from The Sims, Reigel in Starcraft, Drebin in Metal Gear Solid, Azrael & Killer Croc in the Batman: Arkham franchise & Knox from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, just to name a few.