Biography

Damon Kyle Wayans (born September 4, 1960), addressed professionally as Damon Wayans, is a renowned writer, actor, comedian and producer. He is a member of the Wayan’s family of artists. He worked as a comedian and actor in the eighties, of which a year later Saturday Night Live‘s sketch comedy show.

However, as a writer and performer on FOX’s sketch comedy show In living color from 1990 to 1992 catapulted him to the limelight. His animated series, Wayneheadwhich aired on the Kids’ WB block from 1996 to 1997, and its TV series, Damonwhere he broke through in 1998.

From that moment on, Damon Wayans has been in several movies and TV shows, including: Beverly Hills Cop, The Last Boy Scout, Major Payneand the sitcom My wife and children, some of which he co-produced or wrote. He played Roger Murtaugh in the TV series titled Deadly Weapon from 2016 to 2019.

American actor

Damon Wayans
Damon Wayans: History • Bio • Photo
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First and last name: Damon Kyle Wayans
Artist name: Damon Wayans
Born: September 4, 1960 (age 61 years)
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.88 m
Parents: Elvira Alethia, Howell Wayans
Brothers and sisters: Marlon Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Dwayne Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Kim Wayans, Elvira Wayans, Nadia Wayans, Diedre Wayans, Vonnie Wayans
Spouse • Spouse: Lisa Thorner (m. 1984-2000)
Girlfriend • Partner: Stacey Dash (rum.), Charity Duplechan
Children: Damon Wayans Jr., Michael Wayans, Kyla Wayans, Cara Mia Wayans
Activity: Actor • Filmmaker
Net value: US$35 million

Early life and education

Damon Wayans was born in New York, United States, on September 4, 1960. He is the son of Elvira Alethia, a housewife, singer and mother of a social worker; his father, Howell Wayanswas a grocer.

He has five sisters named Elvira Wayans, Vonnie Wayans, Nadia Wayans, Kim Wayansand Diedre Wayansand four brothers named Keenen Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayansand Dwayne Wayans.

Growing up was tough for Damon Wayans because he was born with a club foot. Damon Wayans attended Murry Bergtraum High School.

Private life

Damon Wayans married with Lisa Thorner but canceled the union afterwards. Damon Wayans and Lisa Thorner had named four children Damon Wayans Jr., Michael Wayans, Kyla Wayansand Cara Mia Wayans.

In addition, Damon Wayans is also a proud grandfather of Ava Marie Jean Wayansand Aniya Wayans.

Damien Dante Wayans, Chaunte Wayansand Craig Wayans are his cousins. Iconic NBA Stars Michael Jordan and Jim Carrey were his good friends.

He was rumored to have dated Stacey Dash. Damon Wayans has a current girlfriend named Charity Duplechan. The duo started dating in 2003.

Career

1982, Damon Wayans started performing stand-up comedy. His first acting role was in a cameo as an effeminate hotel worker in Eddie Murphyphoto from 1984 Beverly Hills Cop.

He was a featured artist on Saturday Night Live from 1985 to 1986. Still, after only 11 episodes, he was fired for improvising during a live skit and portraying his role as a flamboyant gay cop rather than a straight cop.

Damon Wayans later claimed he wanted to be fired for not having enough creative freedom or screen time. Lorne Michaels didn’t want him to make comparisons with Eddie Murphy. In the 1980s, he also had a comedic role in the syndicated television series titled Pure gold.

Damon Wayans co-created the Fox sketch comedy series titled In living color with his brother Keenen Ivory Wayans, with a predominantly African-American ensemble. The show was first broadcast in April 1990. Although Damon Wayans left the show in 1992 to pursue a film career, the show aired until May 1994.

Net value

Coming from a family of entertainers can be inspiring. Damon Wayans has built up an estimated net worth of US$35 million.

Social media

  • Instagram handle: @Damonkwayans
  • Twitter handle: @Thedamonwayans

filmography

  • Major Payne
  • Let’s be police
  • Deadly Weapon
  • super cool
  • How to be single?
  • Marci X
  • Bamboozled
  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • The Last Boy Scout




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