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.
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.
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.
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
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.