|Allen Payne Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||July 7, 1968|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Allen Payne is an American actor who is known for having been cast as C.J. Payne on Tyler Perry‘s House of Payne and The Paynes as well as for appearing as Lance Rodman on The Cosby Show. Moreover, he has also played a variety of roles in films such as A Price Above Rubies, The Walking Dead, Men Cry In The Dark, Vampire in Brooklyn, Playas Ball, 30 Years to Life, and Jason’s Lyric.
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Harlem, New York City, New York, United States
Allen Payne attended Pennsauken High School in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey, and has also studied dance.
- Father – Allen Roberts
- Mother – Barbara Reeves
Allen Payne is represented by Vanguard Management Group, Artist Management Company, Los Angeles, California, United States.
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
74 kg or 163 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
- Deep-set eyes
- Toothy smile
Allen Payne Facts
- He made his first theatrical film appearance by playing the role of Kadim in the 1989 crime and dance drama film, Rooftops, which revolves around the misadventures of two homeless teenagers in Manhattan.
- In 1990, Allen Payne made his TV show debut as Lance Rodman, Charmaine’s boyfriend, in the family romantic-comedy sitcom, The Cosby Show, whose lead cast comprised of Bill Cosby, Lisa Bonet, Keshia Knight Pulliam, and Raven Symoné.
- He co-starred as Cole Evans in the 1995 war film, The Walking Dead, which follows the lives of five Marines who are all assigned to rescue a group of POW during the Vietnam War in 1972.
- Allen Payne has gained critical acclaim for his portrayal of Clarence James (C.J.) Payne, Curtis and Ella’s nephew whose family moved into the home of his Uncle Curtis and Aunt Ella when their own house burned down, in the television sitcom, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.
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