MCM London Comic Con is all set to give a right royal welcome to The Walking Dead’s King Ezekiel – aka screen actor and noted voice talent Khary Payton – and Cooper Andrews, who plays Ezekiel’s right hand man Jerry in the hit zombie apocalypse series.
Payton’s character Ezekiel is the self-proclaimed monarch of a community known as The Kingdom. Usually a seemingly-benevolent settlement in The Walking Dead puts us on the alert for sinister secrets. With Ezekiel, the show pulls the reverse trick – it turns out that rather than being a tyrant, the tiger-owning king is a genuinely good guy! A kind-hearted, noble leader who just wants to protect his people, King Ezekiel is faking an over-the-top regal persona so that his ‘subjects’ have a figurehead to follow.
When he’s not ruling his zombie-infested kingdom, Khary Payton is best known for his voice acting work – in particular, for playing superhero Cyborg on Teen Titans, Teen Titans Go!, Justice League Action and other animated series. His extensive video game credits include the Batman: Arkham, Dead or Alive and Infamous franchises.
Also known for his work behind the camera, Cooper Andrews joined the cast of The Walking Dead fresh from a recurring role as Yo-Yo Engberk on acclaimed Silicon Valley drama Halt and Catch Fire. Long Island-born Andrews plays Ezekiel’s loyal personal steward and bodyguard Jerry – a lovable, friendly guy with a penchant for puns who also happens to be a dab hand with a double-bladed battle axe …as people who attempt to harm his king discover to their cost!
— This news story is for May 2018’s MCM London Comic Con —