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Carl Anthony Payne II AKA Cole Brown in 'Martin' Is Now 51 — See His Salt & Pepper Look

Gracious Egedegbe
Sep 16, 2020
09:30 A.M.
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90's sitcom star Carl Anthony's updates on social media show that he is beginning to rock his golden years in grand style with absolutely no hair out of place.


Fans would mostly remember Carl Anthony Payne II as Cole Brown, the comedic character who played alongside Martin Lawrence in the FOX series, "Martin."

Over the years, Payne has remained evergreen and gradually rocking his salt and pepper look. His Instagram updates show that he has not aged a day.

Carl Payne attends the "Hidden Figures" soundtrack listening party in Atlanta in 2016. | Photo: Getty Images



It is safe to say that Hollywood star Payne is one of the celebrities that live up to the famous saying, "Black Don't Crack," and he makes sure to show off on Instagram.

One of the "Martin" star's show-offs is an up-close image that had him flaunting his flawless melanin. The star actor's facial hair was sprinkled with grey hairs that gave a classy aura.

Payne's temple also featured wisps of grey hair. In another of his uploads, Payne, 51, showed he could match his elegant look with classy fashion as he donned an all-white outfit and an eye-catching pose.  



Payne, who also gained recognition on "The Cosby Show," once shared his opinion on a possible reboot of "Martin." He noted that many 90's series lovers were pinning for the show's return and he would gladly oblige their wishes.

The duo got married in 1992 when Carl's fame was blossoming.


The 51-year-old actor thought that Netflix would be an excellent platform to air "Martin's" reboot. Before his interview, Payne's fellow cast members, Tichina Arnold, Tisha Campbell-Martin, and Martin Lawrence raised fans' curiosity when they were seen exiting a social gathering.



Earlier this year, Nickelodeon, in conjunction with Tyler Perry, set the cast for Perry's new series, "Young Dylan," with Payne playing Myles Wilson, the wealthy patriarch who adopts his nephew.

Dylan's presence in Wilson's home brings about a clash of culture between him, a young aspiring rapper, and Wilson's conventional kids, Rebecca and Charlie.


In 2014, Payne was in the news regarding his split from Melika Payne, his wife of over two decades. Melika had filed for divorce after citing irreconcilable differences.

Melika requested full physical and shared legal custody of their only son. She also asked for spousal support. The duo got married in 1992 when the actor's fame was blossoming.

While Payne keeps up with fans through "Young Dylan," he is also involved in stand-up comedy.  Last year, he took his expertise to showbiz lovers at Greenville.