He appeared in an episode of The Cosby Show as Charmaine's boyfriend, Lance Rodman. He later played Marcus Stokes in an episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
He had a brief role in the film The Perfect Storm.
He was raised in Harlem, New York. His parents are Karen and Geoff Payne.
He was in the film Jason's Lyrics with Jada Pinkett Smith.