Carl Anthony Payne II Net Worth

Carl Anthony Payne II Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Carl Anthony Payne II net worth is
$1 Million

Carl Anthony Payne II Wiki Biography

Carl Anthony Payne II was born on 24 May 1969, in Clinton, South Carolina, USA. He is a director, producer, and actor perhaps best known for his role of Cole Brown in the television series “Martin”. He has also appeared in other shows including “The Cosby Show” and “The Game”. All his endeavors have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Carl Anthony Payne? As of mid-2016, sources estimate a net worth that is at $1 million, mostly earned through his career as an actor. Aside from television, Carl is known for his acting skill onstage, and he has also spent time doing directorial work for various projects. He works as a producer and does stand-up comedy too, so as he continues his career his wealth will likely increase.

Carl Anthony Payne Net Worth $1 Million

Carl first started his journey towards becoming an actor when he attended the First All- Children’s Theatre. He then went to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. After matriculating he studied at Howard University.

Payne started to gain recognition after he became part of the Fox series “Martin”, which ran from 1992 to 1997, although prior to this show, he was also in “The Cosby Show” during 1986 to 1987, portraying the character Cockroach who was the best friend of Theo Huxtable. He had also appeared in the film “The Last Dragon”. These started building his net worth.

He then became a part of the show “The Game”, in which he played Reynaldo St. James. While he continued his acting career, he tried his hand at becoming a director and producer, even appearing in various music videos such as “Walk On” by Mint Condition and “Girl Next Door” by Bobby Brown. While working on various projects, he also toured the country doing stand-up comedy. During this period, he continued to appear in shows such as “Quantum Leap”, “True Colors” and “Hothouse”. He also became a part of the show “George Lopez” for two episodes. He gained a bit of popularity and an increase in net worth when he was cast in roles in the films “Rock Me, Baby” and “The Messenger”. He subsequently also starred in “Feast III: The Happy Finish”, and more recently, he worked on the show “For Richer or For Poorer” which stars Rockmond Dunbar and Letoya Luckett. One of his most recent appearances was in “The Rickey Smiley Show” in which he plays an FBI Agent and later a FCC Field Agent.

For his personal life, Carl has been married to Melika Payne since 1992; though information about their marriage is mostly kept private, it is believed that the couple recently filed for divorce. He is also the stepfather for Bobby Brown’s eldest son.

Aside from his career, Payne also does outreach and charity projects from time to time. He helps homeless people and also people who are suffering from depression. He mentions that one of his reasons for doing stand-up comedy is to help entertain people and comfort them during troubled times.

Full NameCarl Anthony Payne II
Net Worth$1 Million
Date Of BirthMay 24, 1969
Place Of BirthClinton, South Carolina, USA
Height5' 6" (1.68 m)
ProfessionStage and television actor, producer, director
EducationFiorello H. LaGuardia High School, Howard University
SpouseMelika Payne (m. 1992)
NominationsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Movies“The Game” (2012), "Marriage Material" (2013), "Martin" (1992-1997), "For Richer or Poorer" (2013), “Rock Me, Baby” (2004), “The Messenger”
TV Shows"The Cosby Show” (1986-1987), "Feast3 The Happy Finish" (2009), "Feast2: Sloppy Seconds" (2008), "He's Mine Not Yours" (2011), "Growing Up" (1986), "Girl Next Door" (1987), "Walk On" (2011) "The Rickey Smiley Show" (2014)
1Stepfather to singer Bobby Brown's oldest son, Landon.


Zulu Wedding2017post-productionNate
Voodoo Vine2016Short post-productionRobert
Again Comes the RainannouncedJohnny Rain
Misguided Behaviorpost-productionBenjamin Fields
Boxing Day: A Day After Christmas2017Daymond Brown
Conflict of Interest2017Mark
For the Love of Christmas2016Johnathan
A Heart That Forgives2016Levar
Hollywood Hearts2016TV MovieRic
What Love Will Make You Do2016Sean
Make Time 4 Love2015TV SeriesEric Turner
Love the One You're With2015TV Movie
Zodiac Sign2015Jonathan
Bossip TV2015TV SeriesKwame
My First Love2015VideoDamon
Marry Us for Christmas2014TV MoviePreston
First Impression2014C
One Love2014TV SeriesLuke Winters
At Mamu's Feet2013Marshall
What Would You Do for Love2013TV MovieStanley
Marry Me for Christmas2013TV MoviePreston (as Carl Payne)
CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story2013TV MovieAntonio 'L.A.' Reid
The Dark Sorcerer2013ShortThe Goblin
For Richer or Poorer2012-2013TV SeriesDeshaun
Je'Caryous Johnson's Marriage Material2013Joey (as Carl Payne)
Love Overboard2012VideoGerald
The Game2012TV SeriesReynaldo Saint James
He's Mine Not Yours2011Doug (as Carl Payne)
Clunkers2011TV SeriesRitchie
Romia and Juliet2010Video shortPreacher (as Carl Payne)
Who Da Man?2010ShortLarry
Love Me or Leave Me2010TV MovieJoseph Wyatt
Let God Be the Judge2010
Baby Mama's Club2010as Carl Payne
Nite Tales: The Series2009TV SeriesDirk
There's a Stranger in my House2009Bailey
Feast III: The Happy Finish2009VideoSlasher (as Carl Anthony Payne)
The Messenger2009/IPitterson's Father (as Carl Payne)
Mimi's Place2009ShortScooter
Feast II: Sloppy Seconds2008VideoSlasher (as Carl Anthony Payne)
Hood Hostages2008VideoHomeless
Girlfriends2007TV SeriesRay
The Evidence2006TV SeriesAnthony Bishop
NYPD Blue2004TV SeriesLucas Benchley
Rock Me, Baby2003-2004TV SeriesCarl
Get Money2003VideoEric
George Lopez2002-2003TV SeriesCurtis
The Hughleys2000TV SeriesErnest
Black and White1999/IIErnie Pitts
Jack & Jill1999TV SeriesSteve
Good vs Evil1999TV SeriesIntern
The Breaks1999Chris
Overnight Delivery1998VideoWheels
Martin1992-1997TV SeriesCole Brown
Ed1996Stats Jefferson
True Colors1991TV SeriesWishbone
Quantum Leap1991TV SeriesClinton Leveret
Line of Fire: The Morris Dees Story1991TV MovieMichael Donald (as Carl A. Payne II)
You Take the Kids1991TV Series
Goodnight Sweet Wife: A Murder in Boston1990TV MovieDeWayne
Thirtysomething1990TV SeriesStudent #1
Hull High1990TV SeriesHull High Devil Rapper Hull High Rapper
CBS Schoolbreak Special1989TV SeriesDanny
Hothouse1988TV SeriesMike Torres
The Cosby Show1986-1987TV SeriesWalter 'Cockroach' Bradley
The Last Dragon1985Kid in Pizza Shop (as Carl Payne)


Make Time 4 Love2015TV Series producer - 1 episode
Zodiac Sign2015executive producer
Trespassers2014Short executive producer
Crossroads2012/VShort executive producer
Downline2012Short executive producer
Nice Guy2012/IIShort executive producer
Reckless2012Short executive producer
Rhythm2012Short executive producer
The Chronicles of Nathan Gregory2012Short executive producer
The Promise2012/IShort executive producer
Torn2012/VShort associate producer


Martin1995TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Cosby Show1986-1987TV Series performer - 2 episodes


Misguided Behaviorpost-production


WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
Bleaching Black Culture2014DocumentaryActor (as Carl Payne)
According to Him + Her2014TV SeriesHimself
2013 Soul Train Awards2013TV SpecialHimself (as Carl Payne)
The Drop2005TV SeriesHimself
Soul Train1996TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest Host
The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Comedy Series
Bobby Brown His Prerogative1989Video documentary

Nominated Awards

1996Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesMartin (1992)

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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