Actor Doc Shaw

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on August 5, 2011

How did Doc Shaw of the Disney XD TV series Pair of Kings get his nickname?
—Monica Townsend, Peoria, Iowa

Born Larramie Cortez Shaw in Atlanta, Ga., the 19-year-old actor/rapper explains the nickname for us: "My dad was a chemical officer in the military, and [my parents] either wanted me to follow in his footsteps, do something creative in life or do something as far as being doctor. So they felt if they gave me the nickname Doc, it would motivate me to do something positive." He landed his breakthrough role when he was 14 as Malik Payne on Tyler Perry's House of Payne and later starred on Disney Channel's The Suite Life on Deck.