LaVan Davis

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LaVan Davis
Born(1966-09-21) September 21, 1966 (age 47)
OccupationActor, singer
Years active2003–present
 
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LaVan Davis
Born(1966-09-21) September 21, 1966 (age 47)
OccupationActor, singer
Years active2003–present

LaVan Davis (born September 21, 1966) is an American singer and actor best known for his starring role as Curtis Payne on the TBS comedy-drama Tyler Perry's House of Payne.[1] Davis has also played many roles in Tyler Perry's various productions.

Career[edit]

Davis' acting career began in 2004 with his first role as Leroy in the film, Mindbenders.[1] In 2005, he made a guest appearance in a two episodes of Everybody Hates Chris as a preacher. The following year, Davis was cast as the cranky patriarch of the Payne family, Curtis Payne, in the TBS sitcom Tyler Perry's House of Payne. Davis worked with Perry again in two of his feature films including Daddy's Little Girls in 2007 and Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns in 2008.

In addition to his work in films and television, Davis has also appeared in the stage plays Why Did I Get Married? as Poppy, and Madea Goes to Jail as Leo.

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2003Malibooty!Beauty School CustomerCredited as Le Van Davis
2004MindbendersLeroy
2005Beach DemonsCrazy Joe
2005VoicesDr. Martin Luther King, Jr./
The Buffalo Soldier
Short film
2005Why Good girls like Bad boys!Father
2005–2007Everybody Hates ChrisPreacher/Minister2 episodes
2006Puff, Puff, PassOtisAlternative title: Living High
2006Why Did I Get Married?PoppyDirect-to-DVD release
2006Madea Goes to JailLeoDirect-to-DVD release
2006–2012Tyler Perry's House of PayneCurtis Payne
2007Daddy's Little GirlsLester
2008Meet the BrownsHenry

Awards[edit]

YearAwardCategoryTitle of workResult
2008NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Comedy SeriesTyler Perry's House of PayneWon
2009NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Comedy SeriesTyler Perry's House of PayneWon

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