Doc Shaw was born Larramie Shaw to Larry and Tammie Shaw on the 24th of April 1992 in Atlanta, Georgia, an only child. At an early age Doc's grandparents noticed a special gift in him and nick-named him "Doc." Both of them were educators and often spoke that great things were going to come upon his life. Doc's dad then sparked a modeling career for him, because both he and Doc liked to dress well and be groomed. Doc moved through the modeling industry fast, and began appearing in print ads for Parisian, Upton's, Rich's, Service Merchandise, Atlanta Magazine, and Robinson May.

A car accident in 1994 would take his father's life, but would leave Doc to survive the accident. Years later Doc set down with his mother and said, "Mom I was left here for a reason, the words was spoken on my life and I have unfinished work to do. I want to continue my career so please find me an agent", which was at the age of six. An agent was found and mom then became his manager. The agent met with Doc, liked him, signed him and then he started auditioning. Doc's career then took him to another level. He is well known for television commercials with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, McDonald's, SCANA Energy, WGCL, ABC Education Supplies, Kmart and landed his first movie role in Nobody Loves Me, as Big D. Bully a Yardie Films Inc.

His big break came when he landed the role of Malik Payne on Tyler Perry's #1 hit show "House of Payne." Each week over 16 million fans watch the House of Payne, helping it become the number #1 rated cable sitcom of all time. With over 136 episodes to date, the show is in heavy syndication.

His star keeps shinning. Early this year he was nominated for a 2009 NAACP Image Award and he won the 2009 Young Artist Award for Best Supporting Young Actor in a Television Series (Comedy or Drama). He also won the 2009 NAMIC award for Best Performer in a Comedy Series.

Doc's success has brought him a secure confidence and self-worth. His professional appearance and business attitude has earned a reputation in speaking to others about his life experiences, growth and faith. Off camera, Doc is a highly sought after public speaker, especially for events targeting the youth. He shares with them his message about faith, maintaining their focus on their dreams and aspirations and being responsible for their own actions.

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