Allen-Payne
Allen Payne | Biography

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  • Full Name Allen Payne
  • Birth Date Jul 07, 1968
  • Age 54 Years, 5 Months
  • Ethnicity Black
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace New York City, New York
  • Occupation American TV and Film Actor
  • Mother Karen Payne
  • Father Geoff Payne
  • Relationship Status Undisclosed
  • Net Worth 5 Million Dollars
American TV and Film Actor

Allen Payne | Biography

Cast of 'House of Payne'

Allen Payne is a veteran New York native actor. His fans mainly recognize him as the character C.J. Payne from his long-running BET TV series 'House of Payne.'


Allen Payne is a veteran New York native actor. His fans mainly recognize him as the character C.J. Payne from his long-running BET TV series House of Payne.

Who is Allen Payne?

Allen Payne is a renowned American actor with 27 acting credits in TV shows and movies. He has primarily earned fame in the worldwide entertainment industry for portraying the character C.J. Payne in the long-running TV series House of Payne. From 2006 to 2022, he has made 238 episodes appearances in the series.

Payne was born to his father, Geoff, and mother, Karen Payne, in New York City, USA, on 7 July 1968. As of 2022, his age is 54 years. Further, there is no information about his early life and education on any verified online sites.

Payne made his entertainment field debut in 1989, portraying the role of Kadim in the movie Rooftops. The same year, he had an uncredited appearance in the comedy-crime drama film Cookie. However, he began to make a prominent mark in the acting industry only after 1990 when he landed a part in the TV series The Cosby Show.

As Lance Rodman, Payne appeared in 10 episodes of The Cosby Show from 1990 to 1992. Moreover, he also reprised the character in an episode of another TV show titled A Different World.

Additionally, Payne’s notable acting credits include CB4 (1993 movie), The Walking Dead (1995 movie), Crossover (2006 movie), The Paynes (2018 TV series), and The Fight That Never Ends (2021 movie), etc.

Allen Payne CB4 Co-Star
Allen Payne in the Middle with His CB4 Movie Co-Stars in 1993 (Photo: Instagram)

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His Mother Passed Away in 2012

Unfortunately, Payne lost his mother Karen a decade ago, i.e., in 2012. The actor has not revealed the cause of his mother’s demise. 

Following the death of his mother, Payne completely disappeared from TV and movie screens. His sudden disappearance confused his fans and followers, but he later revealed that he needed a break from acting and all the work after losing a parent.

Payne made his comeback to the industry in 2018 when he appeared as C.J. Payne in the TV series The Paynes, the spin-off of House of Payne.

Is Allen Payne Still Alive?

In November 2021, Payne became part of a false death hoax that swept the internet. According to The Sun, the rumor apparently started when a YouTube channel named Star News shared a video mentioning the demise of House of Payne’s actor Allen Payne.

However, every detail on that particular YouTube video turned out to be false as the actor is still alive. No official reports have yet stated Payne’s health adversity or his passing away.

His 2022 Net Worth

As per the data on celebritynetworth.com, Payne’s total net worth is currently valued at approximately 5 million US dollars. The credit for such huge monetary holding goes to his successful acting career of over three decades that he has garnered with a variety of memorable roles.

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