Carl Anthony Payne II

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Carl Anthony Payne II
Born Carl Anthony Payne II
(1969-05-24) May 24, 1969 (age 45)
Trenton, New Jersey, USA
Years active 1985–present

Carl Anthony Payne II (born May 24, 1969) is a stage and television actor, producer, and director. Payne studied acting at the First All Children's Theater, an off-Broadway repertory theatre company. He attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York and Howard University.

Acting career[edit]

Carl Payne is best known for his role as Cole Brown on the Fox network TV series Martin and his recurring role as Theo Huxtable's best friend Cockroach on the NBC series The Cosby Show.

Payne played Reynaldo St. James on the BET series The Game. He has directed and produced music videos, web series and short films, all while continuing to tour the country as a stand up comic. Most recently, Payne wrapped filming for GMC/Aspire’s new television show For Richer or For Poorer starring Letoya Luckett and Rockmond Dunbar. The series is set to air in 2013.

Payne can be seen currently playing an FBI agent, and later as FCC field agent on The Rickey Smiley Show.



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