Arvell "Mastrmynd" Poe is perhaps most recognizable from the first season of The House of Payne as Janine's friend, Fishbone ("Anybody want to buy a laptop?"), but he has also appeared in Daddy's Little Girls ("Monty! There's some girls in here!") and the series finale of Meet the Browns as the pool hall thug, The Whether Man. However, the University of Georgia graduate's experience far exceeds Tyler Perry Productions. Arvell, whose first featured role was in the independent, supernatural thriller The Other Side, has followed up with the Hip Hop drama, Step Off, the hit cyber thriller, blackhats and Devil's Knot (starring Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth). Moreover, Arvell performed in commercials for AAA, ESPN and the face of the 2014 NFL.com Fantasy Football campaign.
The actor admits that even though he has a passion for acting, his first love is radio. He enjoyed his time doing college radio (WUOG 90.5FM) which eventually led to his becoming a deejay for the now-defunct Atlanta's 95.5 The Beat. Years later he created the theme-based Internet radio show The Takeover: Top 20 Countdown which he co-hosted weekly with his wife of eleven years, Carmencita, on vVcRadio.com and the syndicated version, The Takeover Countdown hosted by Mastrmynd & Tha Diva on Love 860AM broadcasting live from Atlanta, Ga. When he is not acting, the Arkansas native enjoys playing video games, reading, and entertaining their daughter, January Jazmynn.
Arvell is honored to have been the host for the Miss Black International Pageants and the 2012 Hosea Williams Feed the Hungry event on Easter Sunday at the Georgia Dome.
If you're still wondering where you've seen Arvell, he is one of the most recognizable Family Feud contestants in the Steve Harvey era. Do you remember the cool man in the black hat that went toe-to-toe with Mr. Harvey? Bing! That's him!
Be it film, television, theatre or radio, Arvell Poe is ready to bring your project to life!
Flags on the Field
Television (Comedy and Drama) Actor
Film (Action, Drama and Thriller) Actor A reformed, hot-tempered bounty hunter, finds his new harmonious life as a Fugitive Recovery Agent threatened. He must track down a group of cyber hackers before they are assassinated by a rival bounty hunter while also trying to prevent a massive viral attack, which could collapse America's economic foundation. Written by Bennie Swint
Hear No Evil
Film by Russ Parr (Drama) Actor A deaf high school student has her hearing restored suddenly and her family finds out that that she can hear more than just people.
The Rickey Smiley Show
Television (Comedy) Actor The inner workings of how cool Rickey and his gang can be.
Television (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Miscellaneous Crew Three friends from different backgrounds desire success, prosperity and love in up-and-coming Atlanta, Georgia.
Film by Atom Egoyan (Biography, Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actor Based on the true story of the West Memphis Three where three young boys were savagely murdered in West Memphis, Arkansas in 1993. Spurred on by the demand from a grieving town, the local police act quickly to bring three "devil-worshipping" teenagers to trial. With their lives hanging in the balance, investigator Ron Lax is trying to find the truth between the town's need for justice and the guilt of the accused. Written by Anne Campbell
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Film (Comedy) Actor Having left San Diego for New York City, Ron Burgundy is living the high life with his wife Veronica Corningstone and son Walter Burgundy. However, when the boss decides to promote Veronica to full time lead anchor and fire Ron, everything changes. Now heading back to San Diego, Ron is washed up and working part time at Sea World. His shot at redemption though comes in the form of a man named Freddie Schapp, who's an executive producer at the Global News Network, the world's first 24 hour round the clock news channel. He hires Ron, who proceeds to reunite the news team of Champ, Brick, and Brian, and head back to New York City. While there Ron and his news team are given the graveyard shift and a challenge. Ron comes up with a radical new idea to transform the news and that puts him at the top of the game once again. But how long will Ron's newfound fame last? And will Brick finally find true love? Written by halo1k
Television by Craig Shapiro (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew A Long Island psychotherapist's personal life unravels when she finds her husband cheating. Diving fully into her work, Dr. Dani Santino soon finds herself as the most sought-after therapist for high-profile clients. Athletes, entertainers, politicians, and others living in the spotlight clamor for her unique brand of tough love therapy during their moments of crisis. Although her career is reenergized, it wreaks havoc on her life as a newly minted single mom of two teenagers. Written by USA Network Publicity
Film (Action, Crime and Drama) Actor 'Symphony's Target' tells the saga of a woman, living what she considers a comfortable life as the girlfriend of a drug dealer, until an unfortunate event ends with her lover dead and his blood on her hands. As a result, to keep herself out of prison, she is then blackmailed into the life of a paid assassin by the only people who know her secret. While learning her new trade she attempts to balance what's left of her home life which includes a grandmother whose near death, a younger sister whose neglected and going down the wrong path, and a new romance with few secrets of his own. With the life she has known crumbling down around her and no experience as a hit woman Symphony tries to learn the ropes of contract killing. Like when learning anything new she doesn't get it all right the first time. Each contract brings her into the depths of a dark existence & dangerous people building taller walls between her and the people she loves. Written by "Official Site"
Love Atlanta Style
Television (Drama) Actor Love, Atlanta Style takes place in the graceful city of Atlanta. It follows the lives of four intricate and particularly distinct women as they work through domestic struggles and family life. During their setbacks, they face secrets, unlawful acts and dubious concealed mysteries of their own. Yet, they continue to display a seemingly beautiful and so-called perfect life. Written by Anonymous
Where is Primer Green?
Film (Thriller) Actor Primer Green searches for his missing sister and then he disappears.
Meet the Browns
Television by Tyler Perry (Comedy) Actor For Cora Simmons, living at home as a grown adult has its challenges. Especially when you have Mr. Brown as a daddy.
Fighting Angels: The Series
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Film (Drama) Actor Set in Atlanta's hip hop underground scene, Rippa, (Conrad Clifton) a struggling music producer, working on his latest tracks for a regional beat battle, loses everything after a robbery. While lying low, he is forced to get back to the music and prove he has real talent. With the help of his friends, he'll devise a mix to bring down the house and get him closer to being the beat battle champion. Written by Elizabeth, Marketing Manager
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Television (Comedy) Actor A group of college slackers in Athens, Georgia (University of Georgia) are faced with life beyond school. Based on Hadjii's 2006 independent film "Somebodies".
Daddy's Little Girls
Film by Tyler Perry (Drama and Romance) Actor A mechanic (Elba) enlists the help of a successful-but-lonely attorney (Union) while trying to wrest custody of his three daughters from his treacherous ex-wife and her larcenous boy friend. Along the way, the working relationship between the blue collar dad and his uptown attorney grows into something more. This is a simple, touching story of two people trying to overcome their different backgrounds to find love, a down-on-his-luck man struggling to protect his children from abuse and neglect, and a community looking to purge itself from the criminals terrorizing their neighborhood. Written by edhuds0n
House of Payne
Television (Comedy, Drama, Family and Romance) Actor A multi-generational family lives together under one roof.
I Land in the Sun
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Film by Maurice Jamal (Comedy and Drama) Actor After ten years, Sheldon returns from New York City to Paris, Georgia. His mother Evelyn, a laundress who is stubborn, ornery, opinionated, mean-spirited, insulting, and inflexible, has sent a ten-year-old boy who says he's Sheldon's son up to see Sheldon. Sheldon comes home to straighten things out. Old arguments flare up - between mother and son and between brothers. Sheldon wants no part of fatherhood or family. Then, someone else from New York shows up at Evelyn's door, bringing a new set of challenges. Will this family ever stop airing its dirty laundry? And what of Sheldon: where is his pride? Can he, in the words of James Baldwin, go where his blood beats and live the life he has? Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Madea's Family Reunion
Film by Tyler Perry (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actor While planning her family reunion, a pistol-packing grandma must contend with the other dramas on her plate, including the runaway who has been placed under her care, and her love-troubled nieces.
The Other Side
Film by Gregg Bishop (Action and Thriller) Actor On the night Samuel North is to reunite with the girl he loves: Hanna Thompson, he is mysteriously murdered and sent to Hell. Inside "the Pit", two other damned souls on the run help Samuel escape back to the world of the living. Now there's Hell to pay: the Netherworld has sent three invincible bounty hunters called REAPERS to hunt down and retrieve each of the escaped men. Setting out to uncover the mystery of his death and Hanna's disappearance, Samuel finds unlikely allies in his gun-toting fellow escapees Mally and Oz -- who hope that by helping Samuel find Hanna, they can redeem themselves and be free of the Pit forever. Written by Anonymous
Film by Bren Allison (Drama and Horror) Actor JAYLEE STANTON seems to always be down on her luck. Her love life with boyfriend WADE MARSTERS is ailing due to the haunting effects of the death of her fiancé, TREY NORTON, three years prior. Barely allowing herself to live, Jaylee thrives on job-hopping and Shim-Shin Do classes, taught by her best friend since high school, AURORA SIKES. Jaylee's life takes an extraordinary turn when she discovers she has an extra-sensory ability that she contributes to a brain tumor; but after confronting her drunken degenerate neighbor and living to tell about it, she seeks out answers from the Catholic church. FR. GEORGE and FR. PATRICK are Roman Catholic Franciscan Brothers and the pastors of St. Paul's Cathedral in Atlanta. Along with a few elite others, their entire lives as priests have been dedicated to finding the prophesized "chosen one," the girl who will eventually lead millions to God despite incredible peril. On orders from the Pope they must find the "chosen one" before her adversaries... Written by Bren Allison
Film (Comedy, Drama, Romance and Music) Actor A fish-out-of-water comedy about a talented street drummer from Harlem who enrolls in a Southern university, expecting to lead its marching band's drumline to victory. He initially flounders in his new world, before realizing that it takes more than talent to reach the top. Written by Sujit R. Varma
Miss Lettie and Me
TV Movie (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew The life of a physically and emotionally isolated woman brightens considerably when her feisty grandniece visits.
Sweet Home Alabama
Film by Andy Tennant (Comedy and Romance) Actor Melanie Carmichael, an up and rising fashion designer in New York, has gotten almost everything she wished for since she was little. She has a great career and the JFK-like fiancée of New York City. But when he proposes to her, she doesn't forget about her family back down South. More importantly, her husband back there, who refuses to divorce her ever since she sent divorce papers seven years ago. To set matters straight, she decides to go to the south quick and make him sign the papers. When things don't turn out the way she planned them, she realizes that what she had before in the south was far more perfect than the life she had in New York City. Written by kay
TV Movie (Drama) Miscellaneous Crew Black Americans boycott the public buses during the 1950s civil rights movement.
Remember the Titans
Film (Biography, Drama and Sport) Actor Suburban Virginia schools have been segregated for generations. One Black and one White high school are closed and the students sent to T.C. Williams High School under federal mandate to integrate. The year is seen through the eyes of the football team where the man hired to coach the Black school is made head coach over the highly successful white coach. Based on the actual events of 1971, the team becomes the unifying symbol for the community as the boys and the adults learn to depend on and trust each other. Written by LMN13
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