Remember Malik from 'House of Payne'? He Shed Major Pounds & Looks so Handsome at 29

Actor Doc Shaw, best known as Malik Payne on the sitcom “Tyler Perry's House of Payne,” has lost weight and looks completely different nowadays.

The actor has had a successful career in the entertainment industry so far. Apart from working with Tyler Perry, he also took a leading role in the series “Pair of Kings” from 2010 to 2013.

Most people likely remember Shaw for the way he appeared onscreen in his shows: a young, charming boy with a few extra pounds. However, recent photos of the actor proved that he has worked a lot to get in shape.

Doc Shaw on February 12, 2009 in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images

Doc Shaw on February 12, 2009 in Los Angeles, California | Source: Getty Images

CHANGING HIS LIFESTYLE

During a previous interview, he admitted to being “very unhealthy, very overweight” when he was younger. This made him change his lifestyle due to some weight-related illnesses that are present in his family.

Shaw revealed that he lost about 60 pounds in 18 months by drinking fresh juice for breakfast and dinner and replacing meals with protein bars. He also lived a more active lifestyle by playing basketball and football.

SPEAKING OUT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

According to Shaw, he wanted young people struggling with being overweight to do something for themselves as well. His advice would be to go out, enjoy the environment, and stay active. 

Aside from being an actor, he is also a musician.

RISING FROM THE BULLIES

The actor also went on to point out how he used to be mistreated due to his weight. Ultimately, he acknowledged that it often damaged people's self-esteem and caused them to be insecure.

Thankfully, he used the bullying he encountered when he was younger as a catalyst to push him to live a healthy lifestyle. In the end, he also stayed grounded by having good people surround him.

HIS YOUNGER DAYS

Although he goes by the nickname "Doc," the actor was born Larramie Shaw in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1992. He began his career by taking gigs in print ads and TV commercials.

When he was 14, he was cast in “House of Payne,” and that role opened up many doors for the young man. Aside from being an actor, he is also a musician. He performed the theme song "Top of the World" for "Pairs of Kings."

The actor has a very loving relationship with his mother as he considers that she has been essential in his career. Shaw usually shares images of her on his Instagram with heartwarming captions to honor her.

He proudly refers to his mother as his best friend, protector, teacher, and provider. He goes on to say that, of all his mother's titles, he has the most valuable one to himself since he is her son.

"House of Payne" recently came back, and Shaw reprised his role as Malik on the hit TV series. Ultimately, many people were shocked to see his appearance, which was a far cry from how he used to look in the series. 

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