LaVan Davis 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.
Davis, LaVan was born on September 21, 1966 in Atlanta.
Davis has also played many roles in Tyler Perry's various productions. Davis' acting career began in 2004 with his first role as Leroy in the film, Mindbenders. 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. as Poppy, and Madea Goes to Jail as Leo.
Actor: (films) Malibooty!, 2003, Mindbenders, 2004, Beach Demons, 2005, Voices, 2005, Bad Girls Capture Good Business Women!, 2005, Puff, Puff, Pass, 2006, Why Did I Get Married?, 2006, Madea Goes to Jail, 2006, Daddy's Little Girls, 2007, Meet the Browns, 2008. (television series) Everybody Hates Chris, 2005, 2007, House of Payne, since 2006 (Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Image award, 2009).