Lance Gross

American actor

Lance Darnell Gross (born July 8, 1981) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Calvin Payne on the sitcom Tyler Perry's House of Payne.[1]

Lance Gross
Lance Darnell Gross

(1981-07-08) July 8, 1981 (age 42)
OccupationActor, Model
Years active2006 -present

Early life and career change

Gross was born and raised in Oakland, California. He graduated from Bonanza High School. He attended Howard University. While there, he decided to work on becoming an actor instead of becoming a professional track and field athlete. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater.

Filmography change

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns Michael Brown Lead role
2010 Our Family Wedding Marcus Boyd Lead role
2012 The Last Fall Kyle Bishop Lead role
2013 Tyler Perry's Temptations: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor Brice Lead role
TBA Phenom Lee Brooks
Year Title Role Notes
2007–2012 Tyler Perry's House of Payne Calvin Payne Main role
2012 Steel Magnolias Sammy Desoto TV film; Supporting role
2013 Dice City Derek Main role
2014 Crisis Marcus Finley Main role
2018–present Tyler Perry's The Paynes Calvin Payne Recurring role
Television guest appearances
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Eve Choir Member 1 episode
The Bernie Mac Show Krumper #1 1 episode
2012 The Finder Frank Haywood 1 episode
Royal Pains Dr. London 1 episode

References change

  1. According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. Searchable at

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