Khalil Payne/Painkiller in “Black Lightning”
Jordan Calloway plays Khalil Payne/Painkiller in The CW’s hit drama “Black Lightning.”
Born and raised in Southern California, Calloway started working at a young age and found early success starring alongside Emma Roberts as Zack on “Unfabulous,” and as KJ on “ER.” While juggling playing baseball on the college level and being a full-time student, Calloway played Isaiah in MTV’s “DISconnected,” and Marcus, Cuba Gooding’s son, in “Life of a King.”
Additional television credits include a starring role as Jayven in MTV’s “Drumline: A New Beat,” “The Fix,” “Always a Bridesmaid,” “House of Lies,” “Pure Genius,” “Beyond,” a recurring role as Zane on the final season of “Freakish” and played Chuck Clayton in a guest starring role on The CW’s “Riverdale.”
Calloway is a huge graphic novel fan and is producing a series of his own comics. He is currently based in Los Angeles.