Family & Companions
With his closely cropped hair and horn-rimmed glasses, Payne often comes off as a goofy straight man to the antics of Martin Lawrence, star of "Martin," the Fox sitcom on which they both appeared. Payne played a similar recurring character on "The Cosby Show" as Theo's good buddy Cockroach. A veteran of New York's professional children's theater scene, Payne made a relatively smooth transition to young adult roles on the small screen. Payne has appeared in more than 35 commercials and has made guest appearances on several dramatic series.
Cast (Feature Film)
TV series debut, in the recurring role of Cockroach on "The Cosby Show
TV feature debut in NBC movie, "Good Night, Sweet Wife: A Murder in Boston