In 2006, he earned the role of Malik Payne on the TBS sitcom, Tyler Perry's House of Payne. Shaw's character, Malik, is a witty teenage boy whose antics often get him in unintentional trouble.
He was a presenter at the 39th annual NAACP Image Awards ceremony in 2008. He joined the cast of Disney Channel sitcom The Suite Life on Deck for the show's second season which began airing on August 7, 2009. He played Marcus Little, a former Grammy Award winner whose career ended after his record label dumped him. On August 20, 2010, Shaw made his final appearance in The Suite Life on Deck.
Shaw next appeared on Pair of Kings with Mitchel Musso from Hannah Montana. Shaw made his singing and rapping debut on the Pair of Kings theme song, "Top of the World", also performed by Musso. The song was featured on Radio Disney on September 10, 2010. Pair of Kings airs on Disney XD. Doc is going to star in the new movie Doc Shaw which will release on July 16, 2013 and is filming another movie currently.
Doc is currently creating an album under Hollywood Records. The album is called "Doc" and will release on August 14, 2013, with the leading single "I Got U" which releases on July 23, 2013.