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Khary Payton
Khary Payton
Biographical information
Full name

Khary Payton


May 16, 1972


Augusta, Georgia

Career information



The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar
The Lion Guard

Khary Payton is an American actor. He 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, he 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 in Disney's The Lion Guard, replacing the late Robert Guillaume.[1]

Personal life

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

Disney acting credits

Year Film Position

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