• Allen Payne (born July 7, 1968) is an actor from Harlem, New York City USA with a net worth of $5 million.
• He made his television debut in 1990 in “The Cosby Show” and was a part of the 1991 film “New Jack City” alongside Wesley Snipes.
• He later appeared in films such as “Vampire in Brooklyn”, “A Price Above Rubies”, “Jason’s Lyric” and “CB4”.
• His most popular role was in the television series “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” which ran from 2006 to 2012.
• He has no presence in social media, and is rumored to have a child but details are not available.

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$5 Million, $5 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 7, 1968
FactStudied dance.

Who is Allen Payne?

Allen Roberts was born in 7 July 1968, in Harlem, New York City USA, and is an actor, perhaps best known for his role in Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne” in which he played CJ Payne. He was also a part of the 1991 film “New Jack City”, alongside Wesley Snipes.

The Riches of Allen Payne

How rich is Allen Payne? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is at $5 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting since the 1980s. He’s also appeared in other television series and films throughout the course of his career, and as he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Education

Allen was born the eldest of two children, and spent most of his childhood in New York, but later attending Pennsauken High School located in New Jersey. Growing up, he developed a strong interest in acting and dreamt of eventually pursuing a career in the industry. He would eventually make his television debut in 1990 in “The Cosby Show”, a TV sitcom starring Bill Cosby.


Acting Career

Payne then appeared in the series “A Different World”, playing Lance Rodman in the sitcom focused on the life of students in the fictional black college Hillman College. He then appeared as a guest in various other series, such as “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and “All of Us”. He also began doing film work, including “New Jack City” in 1991, a gangster film featuring lead Wesley Snipes in the role of a rising drug lord in New York City during the crack epidemic.

Payne then appeared in the film “Vampire in Brooklyn”, a comedy horror film starring Eddie Murphy and directed by Wes Craven. Other films he has appeared in include “A Price Above Rubies” and “Double Platinum”, and in 2001 became a part of “Blue Hill Avenue” in a starring role. He’s also had roles with Jada Pinkett Smith in “Jason’s Lyric”, and a lead role in “CB4” written by Chris Rock, a hip hop parody starring Chris Rock and featuring numerous celebrity cameos including from Ice Cube, Shaquille O’Neal, Ice-T, along with many others.

Later Work

Allen was also in the television movie “Double Platinum”, starring Brandy and Diana Ross. He also had a support role in “The Perfect Storm” which is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Sebastian Junger, about a commercial fishing vessel lost at sea after being caught in the Perfect Storm of 1991. In 2006, he starred in the series “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”, a sitcom focused on a multi-generational family living under one roof in Atlanta which lasted until 2012, and featured various dark themes as subject matter, including substance abuse.

During this time, Allen also appeared in the video “I’m Not The Same Girl” by Stacy Lattisaw. A few of his latest film projects were done before he became a part of “Tyler Perry’s House of Pain”, such as “Crossover” and “What’s Done in the Dark”. As of 2018, he has a recurring role in a new Tyler Perry project entitled “Tyler Perry’s The Paynes”, in which he reprises his role as CJ Payne, and which serves as a sequel to “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”.

Personal Life and Relationships

It is known that Payne was linked with actress Demetria McKinney, their relationship starting while they were a part of the series “House of Payne”. It is also rumored that he has a child, though if true then details have not been released to the public. He’s also been linked to actress and singer Tisha Campbell-Martin. He’s actually kept most of his personal life away from the media spotlight, and it was last reported that he is still single. Payne has also studied dance and is a vegan.

Is Allen Payne on Social Media?

One of the reasons there is a lot of speculation surrounding Allen’s life is because he doesn’t have any online presence in social media on such sites as Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. There are other people named Allen Payne who have accounts but they are not associated with him in any way. There are also various fan pages of him, which feature a lot of throwback pictures of him along with other actors and actresses he’s worked with.

Videos of Allen can also be seen through the website YouTube, which mainly feature him in various scenes from some of the projects he’s done over the course of his career

General Info

Full NameAllen Payne
Net Worth$5 Million, $5 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 7, 1968
Height1.85 m, 1.85 m
ProfessionActor, Actor
NationalityAmerican, American


ParentsBarbara Reeves, Allen Roberts, Barbara Reeves, Allen Roberts


MoviesNew Jack City, Jason's Lyric, CB4, Blue Hill Avenue, The Perfect Storm, Vampire in Brooklyn, The Tuskegee Airmen, A Price Above Rubies, Playas Ball, 30 Years to Life, Men Cry in the Dark, Double Platinum, Commitments, The Walking Dead, Rooftops, Crossover, New Jack City, Jason's Lyric, The Perfect S...
TV ShowsTyler Perry's House of Payne, Tyler Perry's House of Payne

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1He is a vegan.
2He has the same last name as his character, C.J. Payne on his television show, "House of Payne".
3Studied dance.




House of Payne2006-2012TV SeriesC.J. Payne / C. J. Payne
CSI: NY2004TV SeriesWillie Chancey
All of Us2004TV SeriesLarry
Men Cry in the Dark2003Video as Alan Payne
Playas Ball2003Cedric Tinsley
Blue Hill Avenue2001Tristan
Commitments2001TV MovieVan Compton
30 Years to Life2001Malik
The Perfect Storm2000Alfred Pierre
Double Platinum1999TV MovieRic Ortega
A Price Above Rubies1998Ramon Garcia
Malcolm & Eddie1996TV SeriesPreston
Vampire in Brooklyn1995Detective Justice
The Tuskegee Airmen1995TV MovieWalter Peoples
The Walking Dead1995Cole Evans
Jason's Lyric1994Jason Alexander
CB41993Euripides Dead Mike
Roc1993TV SeriesJames
The Cosby Show1990-1992TV SeriesLance Rodman
A Different World1992TV SeriesLance Rodman
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1992TV SeriesMarcus
New Jack City1991Gee Money
Cookie1989Extra (uncredited)


HBO First Look2000TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode


Kiss and Tell: The History of Black Romance in Movie2012Documentary
The Mo'Nique Show2009TV SeriesHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2001TV Series documentaryHimself
Headliners & Legends: Halle Berry2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
HBO First Look2000TV Series documentaryHimself - 'Alfred Pierre'


Nominated Awards

2002Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTheatrical- Best Independent ActorBlue Hill Avenue (2001)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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