Allen Payne

Allen Payne

Highest Rated: 88% The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Jul 7, 1968

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

This young, thoughtful African-American player turned down a chance for lucrative steady work in TV to pursue a career in features. Saved from the perils of the streets of NYC's Harlem by attending acting classes in his youth, Payne received his first wide exposure playing a recurring role during the last seasons (1990-92) of the NBC sitcom "The Cosby Show." He was one of the wisecracking friends of Pam Tucker (Erika Alexander), Claire Huxtable's young cousin from the inner-city. Though he passed on a regular gig on "A Different World," Payne shared Mr. Cosby's concern about providing role models for black youth.

Highest rated movies

The Tuskegee Airmen
New Jack City
30 Years to Life
Jason's Lyric
A Price Above Rubies
The Perfect Storm
Vampire in Brooklyn




No Score Yet No Score Yet California Love Leon Watkins (Character) - 2021
2% 59% Crossover Kemp (Character) $7.0M 2006
No Score Yet 65% Playas Ball Cedric Tinsley (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 88% Men Cry in the Dark Unknown (Character) - 2003
67% 67% 30 Years to Life Malik (Character) $12.7K 2001
No Score Yet 92% Blue Hill Avenue Tristan (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 75% Commitments Van Compton (Character) - 2001
46% 63% The Perfect Storm Alfred Pierre (Character) $182.6M 2000
No Score Yet 83% Double Platinum Ric Ortega (Character) - 1999
57% 53% A Price Above Rubies Ramon Garcia (Character) $1.1M 1998
0% 62% The Walking Dead Cole Evans (Character) $5.2M 1995
12% 31% Vampire in Brooklyn Detective Justice (Character) $18.7M 1995
88% 79% The Tuskegee Airmen Walter Peoples (Character) - 1995
58% 91% Jason's Lyric Jason Alexander (Character) $20.3M 1994
52% 61% CB4 Euripides/Dead Mike (Character) $17.6M 1993
77% 80% New Jack City Gee Money (Character) $44.1M 1991
10% 35% Rooftops Kadim (Character) $1.1M 1989


No Score Yet 80% Tyler Perry's House of Payne CJ Payne (Character) 2006-2012 2020-2022
No Score Yet 80% CSI: New York Willie Chancey (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet All of Us Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Malcolm & Eddie Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Different World Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 91% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet 54% The Cosby Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1991