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Khary Payton
Khary Payton
Biographical Information

Khary Payton


May 16, 1972


Augusta, Georgia

Career Information

2000 – Present

The Lion King work

The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar
The Lion Guard

Khary Payton is an actor who voices Rafiki from The Lion Guard.


A talented actor and voice talent, Payton is best-known for his portrayal of Cyborg in Teen Titans and Aqualad in Young Justice. In addition to these superhero roles, he has also voiced the villain Ten in Justice League and Blade in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance.

In addition to lending his voice to animated characters, Payton has also made live-action appearances, sometimes in major television series, such as Criminal Minds and How I Met Your Mother. Other roles include Dr. Terrell Jackson in General Hospital and Demetrius in Imagine That. Payton also voices Rafiki, the royal adviser of Simba, in Disney's The Lion Guard.[1]

Personal Life

Payton was married to Linda Braddock from 2001 to 2009. In 2010, he married Stacy Reed.

Disney Acting Credits

Year Film Position

External Links


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