American actor, singer and rapper - Larramie "Doc" Shaw entertained and inspiredstudents at GEMS World Academy today. Best known for his role as Malik Payne in Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, Shaw won a Young Artist Award in 2009 and can also add modeling and other promotional work to his resume. He joined the cast of Disney Channel sitcom The Suite Life on Deck  during the same year and his next appearance was on Pair of Kings  with Mitchel Musso  from Hannah Montana .
The school hosted the event as part of the ‘Young Actors Film Experience’, in collaboration with the Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre as a reward to Charlie and Ali the winners of the essay writing competition who are students at the school.
Shaw delivered a performance arts discussion to the students as well as an interactive ‘hands-on’ session, during which budding actors and performers could ask questions and advice from the young artist.