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EP 273 - Khary Payton: King Ezekiel in The Walking Dead | Voice of Cyborg, Black Manta & Wasabi

March 4, 2018

Chuck & Stacey welcome Khary Payton, who plays King Ezekiel in The Walking Dead on AMC. Khary is also a super talented voice actor known for characters Cyborg, Black Manta, Aqualad, Wasabi and Rifiki in Teen Titans Go, The Lion Guard and Young Justice. Chuck and Stacey offer thanks to their good friend and talent manager, Jeff Zannini of Celebrity Talent Booking, for helping to bring them all together. Khary tells the story of how the choices he made growing up in Augusta, Georgia ultimately helped him land the role of King Ezekiel on The Walking Dead over 15 years later. He speaks to the emotional arc of the character King Ezekiel and how he prepared himself mentally and physically to play the role. He shares some sage advice he got from gifted actor, Phil LaMarr, for finding more voices inside of him, and tells how he got his first voiceover audition and job playing Cyborg on Teen Titans. Khary discusses his outlook on life and career, which is grounded in hope, optimism and inspiration and offers wise words to people for staying on track through the ups and downs of their chosen career.

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