Carl Anthony Payne
Carl Anthony Payne
Celebrated Name: Carl Payne
Real Name/Full Name: Carl Anthony Payne
Gender: Male
Age: 55 years old
Birth Date: 24th May 1969
Birth Place: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 5’ 6”
Weight: 78kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Melika Payne
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No/Yes (name)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A/Yes (name)No
Is Carl Anthony Payne Gay?: No
Profession: Actor
Net Worth in 2024: $1.5 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Carl Anthony, also known for his dim-witted statements has appeared on several film projects, with some of them including: The Cosby Show, Sloppy Sseconds, The Happy Finish among many others.  The American actor, producer and director is best known for his roles as Cole Brown on the FOX sitcom Martin and Walter “Cockroach” Bradley on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show.

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Early Life & Biography

Carl was born on May 24th 1969 in Clinton, South Carolina, in the United States.  Carl first started his journey of becoming an actor when he attended the First All-Children’s Theatre.  Later, he went to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.

Thereafter, he studied at Howard University.  Perhaps being best known for his role of Cole Brown in the television series  “Martin”, Carl also doubles up as a director and also a producer.  Carl started his career by taking acting classes at an early age.

Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurements

Being born on 24 May 1969, Carl Anthony Payne is 55 years old as of today’s date 18th July 2024. His height is 5ft 6inc tall, and weight is 78 kg.

Personal Life: wife, girlfriend, dating, divorce, kids

Carl has managed to keep most of his personal life private though reliable sources indicates that he has been married to Melika Payne since 1992, though information about their marriage is mostly kept private.

However, reliable sources indicates that the couple recently filed for divorce.  Carl is known to have two children: Carl Anthony III, and Malek Payne.  It is also worth to note that Carl is also the stepfather for Bobby Brown’s eldest son, Landon Brown.

Besides that, Carl also does outreach and charity projects from time to time.  He mostly helps people who are suffering from depression and homeless people.  He puts it across that one of the reasons he does stand up comedy is to help entertain his fans and comfort them during troubled times.


Payne started to gain fame after he became part of the Fox series that was titled “Martin”, which run from 1992 through to 1997.  Prior to this show, Carl was in “The Cosby Show” where he portrayed the character Cockroach.  Earlier, he had also appeared on the film, “The Last Dragon”. During his acting career, Carl tried hi hand at becoming a director and producer and even appearing on various music videos.

While working on various projects, Carl also toured the country doing stand-up comedy.  Carl has been in different shows, thus gaining a bit of popularity and an increase on his net worth.  He has subsequently also made various appearances, his most recently one being on the “Rickey Smiley Show”.

He was given the role of an FBI Agent and later a FCC Field Agent.  In 2014, Carl founded his own entertainment company Carl Anthony Payne Entertainment, whereby he has provided acting classes to aspiring actors and entertainers.

Awards & Achievements

Every hard work deserves some pay and for Payne, apart from doing what he loves doing most, he has gotten some recognition too.  During the 2003 British Composer Awards, he won the Radio 3 listeners vote, which made him very proud. He also got an Image Award nomination for the National Association for the Advancement of coloured People.

Payne also was recognized as an Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series, during the NAACP Image award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a comedy series.Carl is also an advocate for helping the less fortunate and has greatly contributed in many causes through his company in Atlanta, Georgia.

Net Worth & Salary of Carl Anthony Payne in 2024

Carl Anthony Payne Net Worth
Carl Anthony Payne Net Worth

Carl has appeared in various shows and all his endeavours have helped put his net worth to where it is today.  Carl’s net worth has been earned through his career as an actor.  Aside from television, Carl is known for his acting skill onstage and has also spent time doing directorial work for various projects.

He also works as a producer and does stand-up comedy too, which increases his net worth, which currently stands at approximately $1.5 million as of July 2024.

It is evident that Carl has a very big heart.  This is portrayed by his involvement in charity work through various projects in which he is greatly involved from time to time.  He has also a great concern about people who are homeless and people who are suffering from depression.  It is worth to say that Carl finds satisfaction by putting a smile on other people’s faces.


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