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LaVan Davis
You would, instantly, recognizeLaVanDavis, the charming star of Tyler Perry's House of Payne, as the lovable, cantankerous“Uncle Curtis” who has earned two prestigious NAACP Image Awards and four nominations for ‘Outstanding Actor in a comedy series. The show was voted ‘Outstanding Comedy Series’ for five consecutive years, was the first original comedy series produced by TBS, as well as the first to do a 100-show syndication deal.

Featured in Mickey Stevenson’s, “The Gospel Truth”, “De’ObeahMan”, “Why Did I Get Married”, “Black Olive”&“Ned’sGarden”, other stage credits include a triple role as ‘Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’, 'the Buffalo Soldier' and ‘Big Joe Turner” in Maurice Kitchen's acclaimed "Voices" and the stage hit, Tyler Perry's "Madea Goes to Jail", LaVan has also enjoyed recurring roles on "Everybody's Hates Chris" and BET's Comic View.

On the big screen, he was not only featured in“Puff Puff Pass”, “Tyler Perry's “Meet the Browns”, &” Daddy's Little Girls”, but is also credited as co-writer and performer of a portion of the movie scores for each of those, as well as“Black Dynamite” and“Two Can Play That Games”.As a highly sought-after session singer, he has shared the stage and/or studio with Mavis Staples, George Duke, Diane Louie, Shirley Murdock, Dave Clark, Neil Diamond, Morris Day, Edwin Hawkins, Daryl Coley, The Whispers, LA Mass Choir, DavidPeaston, Tony Terry, The Emotions & Brenda Russell...to name a few. After several long-term engagements at popular L.A. night clubs, he was signed by the Crystal Agency for radio and TV commercials.

Featured in the nationalRemaxReal Estate commercials, it is his voice singing the beautiful love song"Say You Will Be with Me"featured repeatedly on the popular soap opera,"As The World Turns". An accomplished, classically trained, tenor (able to execute arias in French, German, Latin & Italian), these days, with "THEMAJADI–AS I AM” project, LaVan cultivates his vocal taste buds at The Piano Bar in Hollywood, serving up his musical gumbo of “a rockin’ plate of Soul, with a healthy dash of Swinging Blues”.