Lance Gross

Lance Gross



Lance Darnell Gross[1] (born July 8, 1981) is a NAACP Image Award-winning American actor, best known for his role as Calvin Payne on the TBS sitcom Tyler Perry's House of Payne, and other Tyler Perry productions such as the Meet The Browns film. He has also been on The Bernie Mac Show as well as Eve. He received a Bachelor of Arts in theater from Howard University and then trained at The Ivanna Chubbuck Studio as well as the Tasha Smith Acting Studio. He co-starred in 2010's Our Family Wedding alongside Forest Whitaker, Carlos Mencia, America Ferrera and Regina King.


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 Temtation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor Bryce Lead role
TBA Phenom Lee Brooks
2007–2012 Tyler Perry's House of Payne Calvin Payne Main role
2012 Steel Magnolias Sammy TV film; Supporting role
Television guest appearances
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

Awards & Nominations

NAACP Image Awards

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