ACTOR Allen Payne made his debut 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 House of Payne television series.
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 at the age of 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 successful television series he appeared in. He played a recurring role on the series in ten episodes before leaving the series two years later.
During The Cosby Show, Payne also appeared in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Marcus Stokes in 1992.
Over the years he appeared in numerous shows, but nothing lasted long until the House of Payne premiere in 2006.
Payne plays CJ Payne, a firefighter, husband and father of four. The series focuses on a family spanning multiple generations 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 he was on drugs.
The House of Payne ran for ten seasons and 216 episodes.
Where can I watch House of Payne?
Fans can watch House of Payne seasons one through nine 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 as to whether there will be a season 11 of the TV series, and BET has neither canceled nor renewed the show for another season.
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