Carl Payne — who was one of the stars of "Martin" — is now a cars salesman. In this economy, one has to respect the guy for knowing how to make a buck.
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Former "Martin" Star Now Selling Cars | TMZ
I really look upto him for what he said “There’s No Shame in Taking Care of Your Family” .. Lemme tell you, as a previous car salesman myself, I made good money but there was always a few guys who made 6 figures! Not a bad job if you can selll.
Oh yeah, with him doing the job I kno he making racks.
I’d bet a paycheck he’s probably doing better than all the other car salesmen at his dealership. Plenty of people would love to say they bought their Honda from Cole/Cockroach.
And yes… those scandalous, slimy TMZ workers help perpetuate down-spiraling American culture every day with their sleezy gossip reporting. Not all jobs are good jobs…
It seems to me that Carl Payne has more integrity, and is more of a man, than that whole group at TMZ attempting to have a laugh at his expense. His family should be proud.
KidCrombie you are a wise young adult. Thank you I saw the shade.
Jerry Mungo facts!!
Jerry Mungo Well said
Amen to that !!!!
“No shame in taking care of your family”. Thats one of the best things a man can say. He looks awesome.
He did not mismanaged his money. Only the top STARS in Hollywood get the top pay. The others are treated like EXTRAS. It is even more brutal if you are a minority. He has to take care of his family.
Amen, no shame in that game
Selling cars is a WHOOOOLE lot better than working at TMZ.
If i had a family member working at TMZ, i would disown them.
Killa Skrilla why lol
Killa Skrilla its a garbage show
He really put them in their place, they were looking for a Gary Coleman type of post-fame expose or a meltdown of some sort. An affirmation that he should be down on his luck because he’s selling cars. Glad to hear he is doing well.
“There’s no shame in taking care of your family.”
That says it all right there.
Keep your head up Karl, you doing the right thing. A lotta brothers not.
I agree. Didn’t mean to come off like most brothers aren’t.
Marc Connor Much respect! from Mexico
Marc Connor 1111111111111111111
At least he has a job. It’s 2014 bout to be 2015 and Tommy STILL AINT GOT NO JOB!!!!!
This one’s no longer funny… Tommy’s Dead now.
KMT Elder lmao
KMT Elder Tommy passed away a few years ago r.i.p.
But Tommy kept them stacks of money lmao
Leave it to TMZ to try and put down a man who is trying to feed his family. Just pure trash.
I agree! Old racist site!
wilma Ballsdrop- the whole industry does it. they want you to pay thousands in some cases hundreds of thousands for a degree that wont do you any good. and after you get that degree you are still gonna sell cars.
Just like he said, he enjoys it. I know of another celebrity who is a mailman . It doesn’t mean that they are broke, except for in the minds of mindless people.
He gets royalties and sells cars. Trust me, he’s doing fine.
David Skinner Royalties from what i heard go down as the yrs go by even if they play your show often or got them Seinfeld Type Contacts.
Net worth for him is 1million dollars in 2018, and you ?
heyitsablackguy ikr these paparazzi are scum
I heard that those residual checks can just be a few cents. That’s why he has to sell cars.
+Bidwellz9 You don’t know either if he does.
I applaud his strength in showing he doesn’t care about what anyone thinks about his new found profession.. That’s what’s wrong with the world today, they would rather starve than feel embarrassed about where they’re employed! SMFH
actually now that I think about it he had a small part in that tlc movie so he hasn’t completely stopped acting. It’s just not his main focus now
I truly agree Cree Me
Cree Me no lie
So….. what’s the issue here? TMZ…damn. Have you no shame? So what he’s selling cars. He has a job. He has a family to provide for. The entertainment industry is too shakey and unpredictable to be waitin’ on work. I’d do the same thing. He has a legal gig doing what he obviously enjoys. Move on TMZ. Go troll some where else. Find something else to say about Chris Brown or something. Smh.
I think they know better than to giggle too much at Carl. This could be more like a “STARS” – Where are they now” thing. But clearly they were straddling the fence on making this a put down, glad they kept it mostly in check.
Calvin Estes he said he love selling cars he didn’t say he was broke
Calvin Estes you can make 6 figures selling cars easily
Were are we as a society when and honest days pay is looked at negative
I respect the way he handled that.
He handled it better than i would, I woulda karate kick that camera.
100000000% mismanaged his money.
Yes I love he did way more maturely then most Famous people would’ve 👍 Carl
King Willie I respect the fact that Anthony sees money as money, he got a family and bills to pay no matter what type of job.
he said he has a family. There is absolutely no shame in being a man and paying the bills. Considering 99 percent of hollywood is demonic, God did him a favor.
Ramon Feliciano agree 100000%
Ramon Feliciano a lot of these dudes back out when presented with the big contract. Disgusting industry
Damn mad respect for this man. Had no problem telling what he does,, is proud of it, and loves his job.
I love how these guys on TMZ who make a living exploiting people, which in itself is a shameful job, make fun of a man taking care of his family by working at a dealership. Definitely thumbs down on this video, if someone does what they have to to get their kids fed, don’t bash it TMZ that’s pretty F’ed up.
2 idiots who think they smart, just cuz he acted surprised that he was workin as a dealer is not making fun of him u retards
Jay Lawson I definitely agree.with you .its just sad what they do..smdh
Jay Lawson I agree
Not funny, at ALL. He looks very good, clean, and drug-free… and ALIVE!
Aquarius 131 say it baby
Yeah this is really sleazy of TMZ trying to embarrass this guy but I guess providing for you’re family, being productive member of society, paying your taxes and not getting caught up in foolishness just ain’t cool no more.
TMZ sinks to a new low
Jay Geo – Only if got the guy a better paying job? I assume TMZ failed to get him back on the TV?
Felt that way too! I wouldnt have shown it
Tmz cant sink any lower they are the scum underneath the scum
Never liked that stupid show. All they do is laugh and make fun of people’s downfalls.
That’s a real man!!!!!!!! “No shame in taking care of my family.” Stay blessed Carl Payne!