- Full Name LaVan Davis
- Occupation Actor, Comedian, Singer
- Nationality American
- Birthplace Atlanta, Georgia, USA
- Birth Date Sep 21, 1966
- Age 57 Years, 2 Months
LaVan Davis | BiographyKnown As Curtis Payne aka Curtis’ Pops’ Payne in 'The Paynes' & ‘House of Payne’
In 2006, LaVan Davis landed the role of Curtis Payne, also known as Curtis’ Pops’ Payne, on the series 'House of Payne.' The television show was about an African American family with multiple generations living in the same house. Further, a spinoff show was also made in 2018 titled 'The Paynes.' Davis revived the role of Curtis in it, too. The plot of this show is extended to the part of Curtis and Ella’s retirement in Florida, where they get tangled in a real estate deal. 'The Paynes' lasted for two seasons, and both of the seasons were released in 2018.
LaVan Davis is an American actor known for his role of Curtis Payne on ‘House of Payne’ and ‘The Paynes.’
Who Is LaVan Davis?
Davis began acting from music videos in 2003. He made multiple minor role appearances on productions such as the 2004 movie Mindbenders, 2005 short movie Voices, 2006 movie Puff, Puff, Pass, and the 2007 movie Daddy’s Little Girls.
Further, he was also on the television series Everybody Hates Chris, then in 2008, he was in Meet the Browns, and its subsequent series Meet the Browns, where he appeared as Curtis Payne.
Prominently, Davis is known for his role of Curtis Payne on the show House of Payne, where he appeared alongside Cassi Davis. He landed the role in 2006 and since then has appeared in ten seasons of the show.
Followed by that, the show’s spinoff show was The Paynes, released in 2018 with two seasons. He revived his role as Curtis alongside Cassi Davis.
How Old Is LaVan Davis?
LaVan Davis was born in Atlanta, Georgia 21 on September 1966.
Davis made his acting debut in a music video titled ‘Malibooty!’ in 2003. Followed by that, he was in the 2004 movie Mindbenders, and in 2005 he contributed to the short movie Voices.
Subsequently, in 2006, he was Otis Jenkins in the movie Puff, Puff, Pass, and in 2007 he appeared in Daddy’s Little Girls as Lester. Besides his movie appearances, Davis made multiple appearances as a preacher on the television show Everybody Hates Chris in 2005 and 2007. Then in 2008, he was in the movie Meet the Browns as a bus driver, and in 2009 he was cast as Curtis Payne on the series version of Meet the Browns.
‘House of Payne’ and ‘The Paynes’
In 2006, Davis landed the role of Curtis Payne, also known as Curtis’ Pops’ Payne, on the series House of Payne. The television show was about an African American family with multiple generations living in the same house.
The main characters were Curtis Payne, his wife Ella Payne, and their son Calvin and nephew C.J. Payne. The story entailed their difficulties as a family. The show was on-again-off-again for several years, but in 2020 and 2021, they introduced their ninth and tenth season.
Further, a spinoff show was also made in 2018 titled The Paynes. Davis revived the role of Curtis in it, too. The plot of this show is extended to the part of Curtis and Ella’s retirement in Florida, where they get tangled in a real estate deal. The Paynes lasted for two seasons, and both of the seasons were released in 2018.
On many occasions, Davis has suggested that he has plans to release music of his own. He has also added that he listens to old-school American artists like Stevie Wonder and The Isley Brothers.
Awards and Nominations
Davis has been nominated twice for the ‘NAMIC Vision Awards’ and several times for the ‘Image Awards (NAACP).’ He also won an ‘Image Award’ in 2008 under the category of ‘Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series’ for his role of Curtis in the series House of Payne.
What Is LaVan Davis’ Net Worth?
LaVan Davis has an estimated net worth of $10 million as of October 2021.
Is LaVan Davis and Cassi Davis Married?
Davis has been linked with his House of Payne co-star Cassi Davis. There were unstipulated rumors that they got married, but both parties confirmed they were not married. Cassi got married to her high school sweetheart in 2017, and Davis stated he was single.