Last Updated: May 11, 2023
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Net Worth:
$10 Million
Date of Birth:
Sep 21, 1966 (57 years old)
Place of Birth:
Actor, Singer
United States of America
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What is LaVan Davis' Net Worth?

LaVan Davis is an American actor who has a net worth of $10 million. LaVan Davis is probably best known for starring on the TBS comedy-drama "Tyler Perry's House of Payne," which has aired over 334 episodes. He then starred in the follow up series "The Paynes."


LaVan Davis was born on September 21, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Davis began his acting career in 2004 when he landed the role of Leroy in the film "Mindbenders." The following year, in 2005, he made a guest appearance in two episodes of "Everybody Hates Chris" playing the character of a preacher. The same year, he appeared in the Tyler Perry film "Madea Goes to Jail" in the role of Leo. In 2006, he appeared as Otis Jenkins in "Puff, Puff, Pass."

In 2007, Davis booked another Tyler Perry film role as a musician named Lester in "Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls." He also booked what would become one of his most notable roles in "Tyler Perry's House of Payne." He landed the role of Curtis Payne in the series, one of the leading roles. He remained on the show from 2007 to 2012, its entire on-air run, appearing in 254 total episodes. The series has aired more episodes than any other television series with a predominantly African American cast. Initially, the series had appeared on the Atlanta-area channel, WPCH-TV, as a limited run. Additional episodes were later ordered for national distribution through TBS. In 2008, Davis appeared in "Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns" in the role of a bus driver. He was also the recipient of an Image Award in 2008 in the Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for his work in "House of Payne.

After "House of Payne" concluded on TBS, a spin-off follow-up series called "The Paynes" was ordered by the Oprah Winfrey Network. The show was greenlighted for 38 episodes and premiered in January of 2018. Davis reprised his role in the series as Curtis Payne.

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After a possible revival of "House of Payne" was teased on Twitter, it was officially announced in February of 2020 that the series would be returning for a ninth season on BET. The ninth season premiered in September of that year. The show was then renewed for a tenth season, which premiered in May of 2021. On the day of the season ten premiere, it was announced the show would be renewed for an eleventh season as well. The eleventh season premiered in March of 2022. A twelfth season was announced in February of 2023 and it premiered in March of that year.

In addition to his work in films and television, Davis has also appeared in the stage plays "Why Did I Get Married" and "Madea Goes to Jail." Both plays were created, written, produced, and directed by Tyler Perry. "Why Did I Get Married?" was recorded live in Atlanta at The Ferst Center for the Arts and later released on DVD alongside "Madea Goes to Jail" and "Madea's Family Reunion." "Madea Goes to Jail" was also written, produced, and directed by Tyler Perry and was recorded in Atlanta at the Fabulous Fox Theatre.

Personal Life

Davis has often been rumored to be married to his "House of Payne" co-star Cassi Davis. However, neither actor had ever firmly confirmed the rumor. In 2017, it was officially debunked as Cassi married her high school sweetheart. Davis otherwise does not speak publicly about his personal life.

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