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A multi-generational family lives together under one roof.
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 76)

LaVan Davis ... Curtis Payne / ... (119 episodes, 2006-2012)

Lance Gross ... Calvin Payne (109 episodes, 2007-2012)

Cassi Davis ... Ella Payne / ... (108 episodes, 2006-2012)

Allen Payne ... C.J. Payne / ... (104 episodes, 2006-2012)

Larramie Doc Shaw ... Malik Payne (66 episodes, 2006-2012)

China Anne McClain ... Jazmine Payne (58 episodes, 2006-2011)

Keshia Knight Pulliam ... Miranda / ... (56 episodes, 2007-2012)

Demetria McKinney ... Janine Payne / ... (53 episodes, 2006-2012)
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Series Directed by
Tyler Perry (100 episodes, 2007-2012)
Chip Fields (12 episodes, 2009-2012)
Kim Fields (8 episodes, 2009-2012)
Roger M. Bobb (3 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Writing credits
Tyler Perry (24 episodes, 2008-2012)
Steve Coulter (16 episodes, 2007-2010)
Joseph Hampton (15 episodes, 2007-2012)
Kellie Griffin (15 episodes, 2007-2008)
Brian Egeston (14 episodes, 2009-2012)
Christopher J. Moore (12 episodes, 2007-2009)
Robin M. Henry (12 episodes, 2009-2012)
Teri Jackson (11 episodes, 2007-2008)
Dee Wagner (10 episodes, 2007-2008)
David A. Arnold (9 episodes, 2011-2012)
Jenée V. Giles (8 episodes, 2007-2008)
Lamont Ferrell (7 episodes, 2007-2009)
Myra J. (6 episodes, 2008-2012)
Don Woodard (6 episodes, 2009-2011)
Tanya Hoffler (6 episodes, 2011-2012)
Anita M. Cal (5 episodes, 2007-2008)
Adam Szymkowicz (5 episodes, 2009-2010)
Kevin Garnett (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
Brandon Broussard (4 episodes, 2007-2009)
Michelle L. Johnson (4 episodes, 2007)
Carmelita Arroyo (3 episodes, 2007)
Gary Anthony Sturgis (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
Kelly Zimmerman-Green (3 episodes, 2009)
Dani Renee (2 episodes, 2007-2009)
Shontell McClain (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Calvin Brown Jr. (2 episodes, 2009)
Chrystal A. Ellzy (2 episodes, 2012)

Series Produced by
Ozzie Areu .... executive producer (226 episodes, 2006-2012)
Roger M. Bobb .... supervising producer (221 episodes, 2006-2011)
Kellie Griffin .... associate producer (136 episodes, 2006-2009)
Mark Swinton .... producer (59 episodes, 2010-2012)
Will Areu .... producer / associate producer (55 episodes, 2010-2012)
Tyler Perry .... executive producer (42 episodes, 2007-2012)
Reuben Cannon .... executive producer (41 episodes, 2007-2012)
Mark West .... associate producer (37 episodes, 2007-2008)
 
Series Original Music by
Jonathan Gosier (3 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Film Editing by
Shawn Marcus Taylor (58 episodes, 2007-2012)
Laurie Thomson (28 episodes, 2007-2008)
Simon Veredon (27 episodes, 2009-2011)
Charles Isaiah Lemons (20 episodes, 2008-2012)
Clinton Steeds (10 episodes, 2012)
Richard Arsenault (7 episodes, 2012)
Timothy Mozer (6 episodes, 2008-2009)
Charlie B. Spaht (3 episodes, 2007-2008)
 
Series Casting by
Alpha Tyler (91 episodes, 2007-2008)
 
Series Production Design by
Korey Washington (44 episodes, 2009-2012)
 
Series Art Direction by
Sorangel Fersobe (31 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Cheryl Adams (107 episodes, 2007-2008)
Melinda Sanders (12 episodes, 2011)
Lance Totten (6 episodes, 2006-2007)
 
Series Costume Design by
Deborah Myles Davis (59 episodes, 2007-2008)
Sylvia Akuchie (47 episodes, 2010-2012)
Rhonney Greene (46 episodes, 2011-2012)
Shilla Benning (27 episodes, 2008-2009)
Jeannette Guillermo (4 episodes, 2008)

Keith G. Lewis (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Deaundra Harris-Metzger .... key hair stylist / hair stylist (97 episodes, 2007-2011)
Ralph A. Ochoa .... key hair stylist (64 episodes, 2009-2012)
Lawrence Davis .... hair stylist (24 episodes, 2011-2012)
Patrice Coleman .... makeup department head (20 episodes, 2006-2007)
Andrea C. Brotherton .... hair stylist (10 episodes, 2006-2007)
Charles Gregory Ross .... hair department head (5 episodes, 2007)
Keitric Starks .... additional makeup (5 episodes, 2009-2010)
Wanda Patterson .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Production Management
Paul Garnes .... executive in charge of production / unit production manager (112 episodes, 2006-2011)
Shante Paige .... post-production supervisor / production manager (85 episodes, 2008-2012)
Tom Munroe .... unit production manager (66 episodes, 2010-2012)
Ife Oshun .... post-production supervisor (6 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alicia Hailey Daniels .... second assistant director (20 episodes, 2011-2012)
Robert Dickerson Jr. .... second second assistant director (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
Chad Wheeler .... second second assistant director (8 episodes, 2009)
Angela Barnes Gomes .... first assistant director (5 episodes, 2007)
Shanalyna C. Palmer .... second second assistant director (5 episodes, 2007)

Robert Ballentine .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Karen A. Felix .... property master / on-set dresser / ... (174 episodes, 2006-2011)
Christopher Amerson .... scenic painter (60 episodes, 2009-2010)
Keith A. Frutiger .... scenic foreman (40 episodes, 2009-2010)
Joey Sisson .... assistant property master / props (40 episodes, 2011-2012)
Lauren Adams .... art department pa (39 episodes, 2009-2010)
William O. Greenwood III .... prop maker (33 episodes, 2008-2011)
Jp Author .... art assistant (27 episodes, 2009-2011)
Allyson Petty .... assistant property master (24 episodes, 2012)
Katrina Rice .... props assistant / assistant props (21 episodes, 2007-2008)
Mike Ellison .... leadman (13 episodes, 2011-2012)
Sean Ryan Jennings .... set designer (10 episodes, 2011)
Dwight Benjamin-Creel .... property master (9 episodes, 2006)
Sara Riney .... set decoration buyer (9 episodes, 2011-2012)
Kime Kirkpatrick .... art assistant (7 episodes, 2011-2012)
Dion Watkins .... art assistant (7 episodes, 2011)
Daphne Hayes .... buyer (5 episodes, 2008)
Dan Post .... set dresser (3 episodes, 2007)
Nichole Wleklinski .... assistant property master (2 episodes, 2009)

Lauren Fitzsimmons .... assistant to production designer (unknown episodes)
Jeremy McGuire .... art department coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Colt Logan .... boom operator (225 episodes, 2006-2012)
David Terry .... production sound mixer (115 episodes, 2006-2008)
Brian Didsbury .... sound utility (111 episodes, 2006-2008)
Chris Fain .... sound editor (99 episodes, 2007-2009)
Glenn Matullo .... sound mixer (89 episodes, 2007-2008)
Barry Murphy .... sound editor (78 episodes, 2009-2012)
Jonathan Gosier .... sound editor / sound designer (69 episodes, 2006-2008)
Mike Sansom .... sound utility (41 episodes, 2009-2011)
John St. Denis .... adr recordist (34 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jeremy Crowder .... sound re-recording mixer / sound editor (25 episodes, 2009-2012)
Rob Gal .... sound mixer (24 episodes, 2007)
Todd Weaver .... sound utility (10 episodes, 2006)
Bartek Swiatek .... boom operator (7 episodes, 2008-2009)
Christopher Sidor .... sound re-recording mixer (5 episodes, 2010)

Jim Hawkins .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Douglas L. Hill .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Matt Neel .... special effects technician (15 episodes, 2007-2008)
 
Series Stunts
Scott Dale .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 2012)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Stephen Crocker .... camera utility (119 episodes, 2006-2009)
Jeff Crumbley .... camera operator (114 episodes, 2008-2011)
Tez Valenzuela .... assistant camera (69 episodes, 2006-2008)
Matthew Kelly Jackson .... camera utility / digital utility (58 episodes, 2008-2011)
Randy Tharpe .... best boy grip (53 episodes, 2008-2011)
Alfeo Dixon .... still photographer (50 episodes, 2006-2008)
Scott Brinson .... dimmer board operator and programmer / dimmer board operator (48 episodes, 2008-2011)
Ian Forsyth .... camera operator (47 episodes, 2008-2011)
German Valle .... best boy electrician (46 episodes, 2009-2011)
Gerald Eugene McClain .... camera operator (40 episodes, 2009-2011)
Matthew J. Klann .... dimmer board programmer (38 episodes, 2011-2012)
Irie Bailey .... rigging electrician (26 episodes, 2008-2009)
Scott Jolliff .... lighting technician (24 episodes, 2012)
Charles Praileau .... grip (20 episodes, 2009-2011)
Todd D. Gardner .... gaffer (18 episodes, 2006-2007)
Quantrell D. Colbert .... still photographer (10 episodes, 2006)
Hsanni Henry .... digital utility (3 episodes, 2008)
Daniel McDowell .... rigging electrician (2 episodes, 2011)

Karen Parsons .... dimmer board operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Sommer Oliver .... casting assistant (49 episodes, 2007-2008)
Heather Hylton Bivens .... extras casting director (10 episodes, 2006)
Shannon Kaiser .... casting assistant (4 episodes, 2006)
Adrianne Prince .... extras casting assistant (2 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gertrude Moore .... head tailor (199 episodes, 2006-2011)
Daniel George .... costumer (177 episodes, 2007-2011)
Shayne Allen Duhon .... set costumer (112 episodes, 2007-2011)
Sylvia Akuchie .... assistant to costume designer / costumer (79 episodes, 2006-2008)
Kate Duke .... key set costumer (64 episodes, 2007-2008)
Chantel L. Brown .... wardrobe assistant / wardrobe shopper (51 episodes, 2009-2012)
Caroline Miller .... assistant to costume designer / set costumer (46 episodes, 2008-2011)
Sarah Downer .... costume assistant / set costumer (42 episodes, 2008-2010)
Margaret Robbs .... costumer / costume supervisor (28 episodes, 2008-2009)
Tasha Hussey .... costumer (19 episodes, 2011)
Layne Brightwell .... key costumer (14 episodes, 2007)
Rasheena Nash .... costumer (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
Shilla Benning .... assistant costume designer (10 episodes, 2006)
Iliana Sanchez .... set costumer (10 episodes, 2006)
David Melton .... costume assistant (8 episodes, 2012)
Aliyah I. Baynes .... set costumer (4 episodes, 2011)
Elisa R. Richards .... costumer (3 episodes, 2009)

Amanda Zenil .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Leah Gunter .... assistant editor (111 episodes, 2008-2012)
Charles Isaiah Lemons .... assistant editor (74 episodes, 2006-2008)
Charlie B. Spaht .... assistant editor (69 episodes, 2006-2008)
Jeffrey Cooper .... on-line editor (26 episodes, 2008)
Mark West .... supervising editor (22 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Music Department
Joel C. High .... music consultant (74 episodes, 2006-2008)
Jonathan Gosier .... music supervisor (24 episodes, 2007)
 
Series Transportation Department
Tracy L. Coker .... transportation co-captain (21 episodes, 2009-2011)
Stephen Roland .... driver (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Other crew
Ozzie Areu .... president: Tyler Perry Studios / studio president (226 episodes, 2006-2012)
Shawn Trotman .... production accountant (201 episodes, 2006-2011)
Thelonius Alexander .... production accountant (195 episodes, 2006-2011)
Michael E. Morales .... production legal counsel (193 episodes, 2006-2011)
Mark S. Temple .... production legal counsel (193 episodes, 2006-2011)
Atiya Henry .... executive assistant: producer / production secretary (133 episodes, 2007-2011)
Cheryl Miller .... production coordinator (114 episodes, 2006-2008)
Deborah Evans .... production supervisor (111 episodes, 2006-2008)
Paul Lowe .... set medic (111 episodes, 2006-2008)
Joseph Hampton .... story editor / writer (110 episodes, 2006-2008)
Jason Underwood .... production assistant (102 episodes, 2007-2008)
Derrick Doose .... floor director / technical director / ... (100 episodes, 2006-2008)
Latisha Fortune .... assistant to producer / assistant production coordinator (96 episodes, 2006-2009)
Khalilah Birdsong .... studio manager / director: corporate realations & development / ... (83 episodes, 2007-2012)
Chris Kelsey .... accounting clerk (77 episodes, 2006-2008)
Ryan Christopher Taylor .... key set production assistant / production assistant (73 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jill Andrade .... executive assistant to Mr. Ozzie Areu / assistant to Mr. Ozzie Areu (68 episodes, 2009-2011)
Haweni Keskessa .... second assistant accountant / accounting clerk (67 episodes, 2007-2009)
Kristin Topps .... production assistant / craft service assistant / ... (66 episodes, 2006-2010)
Tsedy Gebeyehu .... asst. production coordinator / production secretary (58 episodes, 2009-2011)
Gary Ousdahl .... executive assistant: Tyler Perry (57 episodes, 2008-2010)
Shanika L. Peterson .... production assistant (56 episodes, 2007-2008)
Olivia Barber .... first assistant accountant (55 episodes, 2009-2011)
Hsanni Henry .... production assistant (50 episodes, 2007)
Torrey Russell .... executive production assistant: tyler perry (47 episodes, 2008)
Jasmine K. Franklin .... production assistant (47 episodes, 2011-2012)
Daisy Jade .... personal assistant: Mr. Perry (45 episodes, 2006-2007)
Asante White .... production assistant (42 episodes, 2009-2012)
Jp Author .... production assistant (40 episodes, 2009-2010)
Carole Wurst .... executive assistant to tyler perry (40 episodes, 2009-2010)
Dawn Halfkenny .... stand-in / stand-in: female (39 episodes, 2007-2008)
Jasmine K. White .... production assistant (39 episodes, 2011-2012)
Harmony Wortham .... assistant: writer / production assistant (38 episodes, 2006-2008)
Stella L. Holmes .... set production assistant (35 episodes, 2012)
Rae Lockett .... assistant to producer (28 episodes, 2009)
De'Angelo Wright .... stand in: Malik Payne / stand-in: malik payne (27 episodes, 2008-2010)
Alex C. Askew .... production assistant (25 episodes, 2008)
Reagan Brandon .... script supervisor (23 episodes, 2006-2011)
Will Areu .... senior vice president: production and operations (22 episodes, 2009-2010)
Courtney Nordessa Ward .... production secretary (20 episodes, 2006-2008)
Colette S. Knight .... office production assistant (20 episodes, 2008-2009)
Zoana Price .... executive assistant to the producer / executive assistant to producer (19 episodes, 2010-2012)
M.V. Oliphant .... stand-in: male lead / stand-in (19 episodes, 2011)
Jeremy Thomas .... production assistant (18 episodes, 2007)
Gaytra Arnold .... office production assistant / production secretary (18 episodes, 2008)
Sagar Desai .... production assistant (17 episodes, 2009-2010)
Alex Duckworth .... production assistant (17 episodes, 2009-2010)
Brandon Jolley .... production assistant (17 episodes, 2009-2010)
Sara Le Meitour .... production assistant (17 episodes, 2009-2010)
Robin Spears .... production assistant (17 episodes, 2009-2010)
Freddy Turner .... production assistant (17 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jade A. Holmes .... office production assistant (16 episodes, 2007-2008)
Whitney Valcin .... production assistant (15 episodes, 2011)
Brittany N. Dixon .... assistant to Will Areu (15 episodes, 2012)
Michelle Sneed .... production coordinator (15 episodes, 2012)
George Pierre .... production assistant (10 episodes, 2006)
Carmen K. Jones .... assistant production coordinator (10 episodes, 2011)
Crystle Roberson .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2006-2007)
Chasity Lowe .... set medic (6 episodes, 2006)
Chris Durant .... stand-in / stand-in - Phillipe (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Tavious Peters .... stand-in / stand- in (6 episodes, 2012)
Victor Turner .... stand-in (3 episodes, 2007)
Joel Simmons .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2008)
Sonhara "Sunny" Dawkins .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2009)
Norman Wakefield .... stand in/double (3 episodes, 2009)
Thedra Porter .... stand-in (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Chris Lukas .... craft service assistant (2 episodes, 2007)
Kim Ronstadt .... payroll accountant (2 episodes, 2009-2011)
 

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"Tyler Perry's House of Payne" - USA (complete title)
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In the original pilot, C.J. was Curtis and Ella's son. This was later changed to C.J. as Curtis and Ella's nephew and the addition of Calvin as their son.See more »
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Crew or equipment visible: The Glass Spheres on the living room counter reflects the stage lights.See more »
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101 out of 141 people found the following review useful.
Some Reason's Why This Show Isn't Any Good, 21 June 2007
Author: WindItDown from United States

I've been reading the user comments and threads on the message board for a week even though I hadn't seen the show yet. I just found the posts amusing.

I finally saw the show last night and unfortunately for Tyler Perry and TBS...these posts have been more amusing than the show. It's just not funny. Not only because the jokes aren't any good but the jokes aren't delivered well either. The actor playing Calvin tries the hardest to sell a joke but even then he oversells it. Not even because of his acting, mainly because the jokes are so bad that if you try to sell it you'll easily oversell it.

Literally everything about this show is weak. The writing, the directing, the acting, the blocking, the camera work, the editing.

Throughout the entire show I noticed how something was getting in the way of the storytelling and the jokes. Even the damn laugh track got in the way. The crowd noise was used inappropriately and sometimes the wrong crowd noise was used. They'd use a "Oooooo" when there should've been laughter.

It's a bad Fresh Prince of Bel Air. That was a show that tackled subject matter that the black community could relate to but didn't do it in a tacky, over-dramatic or sometimes over simplistic way like "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" does. AND it was actually funny because the actors could act and the lead had star power.

There was ONE time during either of last night's episode that an actual joke occurred.

In correcting his wife's word usage, Curtis says, "But them weren't panties. Them were big assed draws!" I didn't laugh but at least it was an actual joke.

The moment after a joke like this occurs is the moment a Bill Cosby or a Will Smith would've taken hold of the scene. They'd run with the joke and make the scene funny and in turn, better. In LaVan Davis' incapable hands, however, the scene fell flat.

Another reason for this was poor writing. Punchlines weren't set up well enough. Silly gags were used to get a cheap laugh. They'd look for a joke in the wrong places.

Explain to me why an anger management coach would look like Richard Simmons. That was a cheap sight gag that didn't make sense...and wasn't funny.

That's not the only way the writing got to me last night. I found one episode to be homophobic. When Curtis sees his nephew's son with a tutu around his neck he runs to pray because he thinks the boy is gay. Heaven forbid someone be gay! Spout out any Bible verses you want, it is what it is. And it was homophobic. That's an awfully polarizing thing to have on a show that, according to the show's defenders, is for the community. Stuff like that only serves to break up our communities.

Seriousness like that last point aside, the show is just plain bad. In every way. I'm trying to figure out why on Earth TBS ordered 100 episodes. That's 5 seasons worth! 5 seasons??

I don't see how they'll be able to justify CJ's staying with them for much longer than a season but they have to because it's the whole premise of the show. It's the reason for it's namesake. I know they tried to address that last night when CJ said, "I can't afford a new place. I have a mortgage on a house I don't even live in."

Ummmm, get a second job? Maybe you should've gotten that insurance?

This isn't a good enough reason for CJ and his kids to live with his uncle for 5 years.

And there isn't a good enough reason for me to watch this terrible show again unless I want to see how a show can be this bad.

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