Hari Payton is an American film actor and producer, also known for his work as a voice actor. His voice is spoken by characters from such cartoons as Justice League, Scooby-Doo and the Legend of the Vampire, Ben 10: Alien Force and the popular computer game Call of Duty.
Hari Payton was born on May 16, 1972 in the American city of Augusta, Georgia. There, the future actor received his secondary education, after which he entered the Southern Methodist University in Dallas. The educational institution is famous for its educational programs, and among its graduates there are many representatives of creative professions who have achieved recognition all over the world.
One of the buildings of Southern Methodist University, Dallas Photo: Michael Barera / Wikimedia Commons
Hari Payton successfully graduated from the university with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Arts.
Creativity and career
Hari Payton's professional career began in 1993 with a small role in the American soap opera General Hospital (1963-2014). This was followed by appearances in such films as "Cool Walker: Texas Justice" (1993-2001), "Street Sharks" (1994), "Military Legal Service" (1995-2005) and others. But one of these works did not become stellar for the actor.
In 2001, he received an offer to try his hand at acting as a voice actor in the American animated sitcom Disney Channel "The Proud Family" (2001-2005). In 1986, Payton presented a similar work in a children's talent competition, where he became the winner. So he immediately accepted the invitation and ended up voicing a character named Slapmaster.
Michael Gelenick, Aaron Horvath and Hari Payton at WonderCon 2014 Photo: Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia Commons
Following the Proud Family, another animated series came out, in which Hari Payton took part. In November of the same year, the Justice League animated series premiered on Cartoon Network. Hari voiced a character named Ten.
Later, heroes of such animated series as "Our Yard Team" (2002-2008), "Teen Titans" (TV series, 2003-2006), "Teen Titans: Accident in Tokyo" (2006), "LEGO DC Superheroes: League justice against the League of Bizarro "(2015) and others.
Seth Gilliam and Hari Payton perform at San Diego Comic-Con International, 2017 Credit: Gage Skidmore / Wikimedia Commons
Among the most notable television and film works of the actor, there are performances in the films Hellraiser 8: Hell World (2005), My Life as an Experiment (2011), The Walking Dead (2016) and others.
Family and personal life
In 2001, Hari Payton married actress Linda Braddock. They were together for eight years, after which they divorced in 2009. The second wife of the actor was Stacy Reed, who is also an actress.
View of the city of Augusta, Georgia Photo: Nbreese / Wikimedia Commons
The couple got married in 2010. They had two children. However, this marriage of Payton ended in divorce.