‘House of Payne’ is a sitcom by Tyler Perry that revolves around the eponymous family, headed by Curtis and Ella Payne. They are parents to Calvin and uncle and aunt to C.J. LaVan Davis has been portraying Curtis since season 1. After running for eight cycles, the series was off-air for about eight years. It returned with the ninth installment in September 2020.
Naturally, with a gap as long as that, it isn’t easy to round up the original cast for any show. Despite that, the sitcom has retained its core cast members. But since Davis has been missing after the first two episodes of season 10, the fans have strongly felt the actor’s absence on the show. If you are curious to know what happened to Curtis Payne, we’ve got you covered!
What Happened to Curtis on House of Payne?
We see Curtis in the first two episodes of the tenth season before he vanishes from the frame for a few chapters. The third episode of season 10 particularly has a lot going on for the Paynes. As C.J. deals with his injury, Malik feels the increasing weight of his responsibilities. Ella also goes through a health scare when she learns that she has a tumor in her breast. But fortunately, it turns out to be benign.
One feels that Curtis ought to be around when his family is going through so much. But the character is not seen for episodes 3, 4, and 5, and neither is LaVan Davis credited for them. However, Curtis’s absence is explained in the third episode itself, which mentions that the Payne patriarch is on a barbecue tour. Curtis is loved by the fans because of his loud personality and sharp one-liners. Even though he might across as a little harsh towards his family members, he is deeply connected to them and has his own way of expressing love.
Where Is LaVan Davis Now?
The good news is that there have been no official statements suggesting LaVan Davis’s departure from the series. On the contrary, we see him return in the sixth episode of season 10 called ‘Missing Mustard Seeds.’ The fans have been vocal about how they felt not seeing the character in three episodes of season 10. So, this piece of news is surely music to their ears.
We miss Curtis
— Joe (@gumbo1968) June 16, 2021
Apart from being an actor, LaVan Davis is also a talented singer and a comedian. The 54-year-old has been in the entertainment industry for a long time. Most of his notable credits are Tyler Perry’s works such as ‘Daddy’s Little Girls,’ ‘Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns,’ and the stage plays ‘Why Did I Get Married?’ and ‘Madea Goes to Jail.’ Seeing how his working relationship with Perry is a staple feature of his career, it is unlikely that the actor will leave ‘House of Payne.’ The sitcom has already been renewed for its eleventh round. This means that, in all likelihood, we will be seeing Davis for a long time.
It seems like Davis does not like to share much about himself on social media, which can make it challenging to keep up with his life. But what we do know is that ‘House of Payne’ is the only production the actor is currently working on. So, he is bound to remain a central part of the series.