Actor, director and producer Carl Payne is a man of many gifts and talents, and he hasn’t yet tapped into all of them. But since having a recurring role as Theo Huxtable’s best friend, Walter “Cockroach” Bradley, on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show, playing Cole Brown alongside Martin Lawrence on the FOX sitcom Martin, and being Reynaldo St. James on the BET hit series, The Game, he’s been quite busy.
Payne also produced a movie called Mindless Behavior, directed and produced music videos, web series and short films, all while shooting Aspire’s For Richer or For Poorer starring Letoya Luckett and Rockmond Dunbar.
Most recently, he’s been touring the country as a stand-up comedian. And it was during his travels that the star found time to sit down with Reel Talk’s Tunya Griffin and Char B at It’s Just Comedy Club in Rochester, N.Y., for a round of questions.