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Thomas Payne (born 21 December 1982) is an English actor. He is known for appearing on AMC's The Walking Dead as Paul "Jesus" Rovia (2016-2018). Payne was born in Chelmsford, Essex, and grew up in Bath, Somerset, where he attended King Edward's School and was a prolific contributor to the school's drama department. He attended the Royal Central ... See full bio »

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Prodigal Son Malcolm Bright
The Walking Dead Paul 'Jesus' Rovia
The Physician Rob Cole


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 2019-2021 Prodigal Son (TV Series)
Malcolm Bright
- The Last Weekend (2021) ... Malcolm Bright
- Sun and Fun (2021) ... Malcolm Bright
- You Can Run... (2021) ... Malcolm Bright
- Exit Strategy (2021) ... Malcolm Bright
- The Killabustas (2021) ... Malcolm Bright
 2016-2019 The Walking Dead (TV Series)
Paul 'Jesus' Rovia
- Bounty (2019) ... Paul 'Jesus' Rovia
- Omega (2019) ... Paul 'Jesus' Rovia (credit only)
- Adaptation (2019) ... Paul 'Jesus' Rovia
- Evolution (2018) ... Paul 'Jesus' Rovia
- Stradivarius (2018) ... Paul 'Jesus' Rovia
 2019 IO
 2018 Fear the Walking Dead (TV Series)
Paul 'Jesus' Rovia
- What's Your Story? (2018) ... Paul 'Jesus' Rovia
 2017 It's No Game (Short)
 2015 MindGamers
 2015/I Winter
 2014 New Worlds (TV Mini Series)
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... Monmouth
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... Monmouth
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... Monmouth
 2013 The Physician
Rob Cole
 2012 Still Young (Short)
 2012 My Funny Valentine
 2012/I Inheritance
 2011-2012 Luck (TV Series)
Leon Micheaux
- Two Prized Colts Go Head-to-Head (2012) ... Leon Micheaux
- Ace Counters Smythe's Move with His Own (2012) ... Leon Micheaux
- Ace and Claire Tour a Horse Farm (2012) ... Leon Micheaux
- Ace Pitches a Deal (2012) ... Leon Micheaux
- Ace Forces Escalante to Swap Jockeys (2012) ... Leon Micheaux
 2011 Generation Perdue (Short)
Toby Perdue
 2011 The Task
 2009 Into the Rose-Garden (Short)
 2009 Beautiful People (TV Series)
Mr. Carr
- How I Got My Plumes (2009) ... Mr. Carr
 2009 Best: His Mother's Son (TV Movie)
George Best
 2009 Marple (TV Series)
Edgar Lawson
- They Do It with Mirrors (2009) ... Edgar Lawson
 2009 Wuthering Heights (TV Mini Series)
- Part 2 (2009) ... Linton
- Part 1 (2009) ... Linton
 2008 He Kills Coppers (TV Movie)
Jonny Taylor
 2007-2008 Waterloo Road (TV Series)
Brett Aspinall
- Episode #3.20 (2008) ... Brett Aspinall
- Episode #3.19 (2008) ... Brett Aspinall
- Episode #3.17 (2008) ... Brett Aspinall
- Episode #3.16 (2008) ... Brett Aspinall
- Episode #3.15 (2008) ... Brett Aspinall
 2007 Miss Marie Lloyd (TV Movie)
 2007 Skins (TV Series)
- Effy (2007) ... Spencer
 2005 Casualty (TV Series)
Toby Tyler
- Love and Duty (2005) ... Toby Tyler
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Will Payne (sibling)

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[on leaving 'The Walking Dead' for clean-shaving casting opportunities] People would shout out "Jesus" when they saw me on the street, and I would get ready to thank them for watching, but sometimes they actually meant the other Jesus - who, obviously, more people know around the world. I enjoyed the look when I had it , but it is nice to get my face back.


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