Georgia’s Khary Payton (King Ezekiel, ‘Walking Dead’) talks ‘Big Hero 6’

BIG HERO 6 (Disney Channel/Todd Wawrychuk) KHARY PAYTON

Posted on Sunday, November 26, 2017 by RODNEY HO/ on his AJC Radio & Talk blog

Georgia native and actor Khary Payton possesses a sonorous voice, deep and rich, wrapping you like a warm blanket. That’s one reason why he gets so much voice-over work for both animated series and video games. From “Teen Titans” to “The Sims 3” to “Batman: Arkham City,” he has more than 100 credits to his name.

He recently landed a choice role in the Disney series “Big Hero 6,” based on the 2014 animated hit film of the same name, as Wasabi, replacing a very busy Damon Wayans Jr. They have already taped nearly 50 episodes.

“Wasabi is this OCD control freak who’s not really that interested in being a hero,” Payton said. “He starts to get a little adrenaline rush from the excitement when he goes into hero mode. He’s a fun character, a reluctant hero.”

He relates: ” I don’t want to risk my bones for no reason. But at the same time, there’s nothing like a good adrenaline rush.”


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