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Curtis Payne

Character information
NameCurtis Payne
First appearance"The Roof is on Fire"
Other information
Nickname"Uncle Curtis"
GenderMale
OccupationFirefighter
FamilyKelly Payne (father)
Clarence James Payne, Sr. (brother; deceased)
Clarence James "C.J." Payne, Jr. (nephew)
Rev. Fred Payne (cousin; mentioned in Til Payne Do We Part)
SpouseElla Payne
ChildrenCalvin Payne (son, with Ella)
RelativesJanine Payne (niece-in-law)
Miranda Payne (daughter-in-law)
Malik Payne (great-nephew)
Jazmine Payne (great-niece)
Hayden Payne (great-niece)
Jayden Payne (great-nephew)

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Curtis Payne is a fictional character and the protagonist of Tyler Perry's sitcom House of Payne. He resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Portrayed by actor LaVan Davis, (who is also notable for playing numerous other roles within various films directed by Tyler Perry) Payne is depicted in the show to be a selfish, arrogant, and often rude character who has entitled himself the "King of the Payne household." He is both the main protagonist and in the House of Payne universe Uncle to characters C.J Payne, Janine Payne, Jazmine Payne, and Malik Payne. He is father to character Calvin Payne and husband to Ella Payne. Curtis, despite his irresponsible and often immature behavior inside the Payne household, is the fire chief of the local station in the show and excels at his job. According to an episode where the FBI occupies the Payne household Curtis has a habit of shouting "What the hell?" and "Ya Heard Me" and shutting the front door of his house on unwanted visitor's faces.


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