Damon Wayans Biography
Damon Wayans is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer who is best known for being a member of the Wayans family of entertainers.
Damon Wayans Age / How Old Is Damon Wayans
He was born on September 4, 1960, in Harlem, New York City, New York, United States. He is 62 years old.
Damon Wayans Height
He stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall.
Damon Wayans Family / Damon Wayans Parents
He is the son of Howell Stouten Wayans, a supermarket manager, and Elvira Alethia (Green) a homemaker and social worker. He has nine siblings five sisters, and four brothers.
Damon Wayans Siblings
Damon has five sisters Diedre Wayans, Elvira Wayans, Nadia Wayans, Kim Wayans, and Vonnie Wayans, and four brothers Shawn Wayans, Dwayne Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, and Marlon Wayans.
Damon Wayans Wife
He was married to Lisa Thorner from 1984 to 2000. Damon has four children with his ex-wife Thorner: two sons Damon Wayans Jr., and Michael Wayans, and two daughters Cara Mia Wayans, and Kyla Wayans.
Damon Wayans Net Worth
Damon has an estimated net worth of $35 million.
Damon Wayans Career
Damon began doing stand-up comedy in 1982. His first film appearance was a brief cameo as an effeminate hotel employee in the 1984 Eddie Murphy film Beverly Hills Cop. In the 1980s, he performed as a comedian and actor, including a yearlong stint on the sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, and also appeared in the syndicated TV series Solid Gold.
His breakthrough, came as a co-creator and performer on his own sketch comedy show, In Living Color, from 1990 to 1992.
Damon has starred in a number of films and television shows, some of which he has co-produced or co-written, including the sitcom My Wife and Kids, The Last Boy Scout and Major Payne.
From 1997 to 1998, he was the executive producer of 413 Hope St., a short-lived drama on the FOX network starring Richard Roundtree and Jesse L. Martin. In 1998, Damon starred in the short-lived comedy TV series Damon, in which he played the role of a Chicago detective.
Since then, he has starred in many films such as The Last Boy Scout, Mo’ Money, Celtic Pride, Major Payne, Bulletproof, and The Great White Hype, and wrote and starred in the film Blankman. He also appeared in The Best Things in Life Are Free, and Batman Forever.
Damon announced his retirement from stand-up commencing in December 2015, and in 2016, he was cast as Roger Murtaugh in the television version of Lethal Weapon, a role originated by Danny Glover in the film series.
Damon Wayans Movies – Damon Wayans Films
|1984||Beverly Hills Cop||Banana Man|
|1987||Hollywood Shuffle||Body Guard #2/Willie|
|Earth Girls Are Easy||Zeebo|
|I’m Gonna Git You Sucka||Leonard|
|1990||Look Who’s Talking Too||Eddie (voice)|
|1991||The Last Boy Scout||James Alexander “Jimmy” Dix|
|1992||Mo’ Money||Johnny Stewart|
|1993||Last Action Hero||Himself|
|1995||Major Payne||Major Benson Payne (main character)|
|1996||Celtic Pride||Lewis Scott|
|The Great White Hype||James “The Grim Reaper” Roper|
|Bulletproof||Rock Keats/Jack Carter|
|Goosed||Dr. Steven Hemel|
|2003||Marci X||Dr. S|
|2004||Behind the Smile||Charlie Richman|
|2006||Farce of the Penguins (V)||“Hey, that’s my ass!” Penguin (voice)|
Damon Wayans Tv Shows
|1985–1986||Saturday Night Live (TV series)||Various|
|1986||Triplecross (TV)||Ornery Character #1|
|1987||A Different World||Marvin Haven|
|1989||One Night Stand||Comedian|
|1990–1994||In Living Color||Various|
|2001–2005||My Wife and Kids||Michael Kyle|
|2011||Happy Endings||Francis Williams|
|2016–present||Lethal Weapon||Roger Murtaugh|