Do Right Men 2008: LaVan Davis

HOME BASE: Kansas City, Missouri PROFESSION: Actor DOING RIGHT: This self-professed workaholic has been clocking major hours. But when he’s not hard at work playing the role of the beloved father figure on House of Payne, Davis believes in taking time off, especially to support a good cause. Since 2003, he has been a vocal advocate for the American Cancer Society; his mother was diagnosed with cancer 22 years ago. “It’s amazing to see my mother survive five major cancer-related operations. I felt compelled to become more involved with ACS and to help find a cure for this disease.”