What TV shows and movies has Allen Payne been in?

ACTOR Allen Payne got his start in several ’90s TV shows, some of which still fill millennials with a sense of nostalgia.

In the early 2000s, Payne made a name for himself as CJ Payne on the television series House of Payne.


Allen Payne stars as CJ Payne in the House of Payne TV seriesCredit: Alamy

Who is Allen Payne?

Allen Payne was born in Harlem, New York in 1968 as Allen Roberts, the same name as his father.

Not much is known about the House of Payne star except that he graduated from Pennsauken High School in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey.

Payne, 53, entered the film industry in 1988 when he was 20 and landed his first role as Kadim in the 1989 film Rooftops.

What TV shows and movies has Allen Payne starred in?

In 1990, Payne landed a role on The Cosby Show, making it the first hit television series he appeared in. He had a recurring role on the show in ten episodes before leaving the show two years later.

During The Cosby Show, Payne also appeared on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Marcus Stokes in 1992.

Over the years he appeared in many shows, but nothing lasted long until the premiere of House of Payne in 2006.

Payne stars as CJ Payne, a firefighter, husband, and father of four. The series focuses on a multi-generational family living in the same house in Atlanta, Georgia.

The character CJ and his family moved in with his aunt and uncle after his wife burned down their house while on drugs.

Payne’s House ran for ten seasons and 216 episodes.

Where can I watch House of Payne?

Fans can watch House of Payne seasons 1-9 on BET+ and DIRECTV, or you can pay to download the series on Apple iTunes, Google Play Movies, Vudu or Amazon Video.

There is no news on whether there will be an 11 season of the TV series, and BET has not canceled or renewed the show for another season.

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