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Damon Wayans


An outrageous cueball-domed comedian of film and television satire, fortified by a dazzling, sly smile, New York-born Damon Wayans is the third of ten children of Elvira Alethia (Green), a social worker and singer, and Howell Wayans, a supermarket manager. He grew up humbly in the Fulton Housing Projects. He began zeroing in on his comedic skills ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

In Living Color
(1990-2001)
Major Payne
Major Payne Writer
(1995)
Blankman
Blankman Writer
(1994)
My Wife and Kids
(2001-2005)

Filmography

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 2009 Eye Shat (TV Movie)
 2009 Giuseppe (TV Short) (written by)
  Rodney (TV Series) (creator - 43 episodes, 2004 - 2008) (story - 1 episode, 2004)
- Finale (2008) ... (creator)
- Potty Mouth (2008) ... (creator)
- Hot Tub Blues (2008) ... (creator)
- Waiting for Himelfarb (2008) ... (creator)
- Tulsa, FL (2008) ... (creator)
  The Underground (TV Series) (creator - 11 episodes, 2006) (writer - 10 episodes, 2006)
- Episode #1.10 (2006) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #1.9 (2006) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #1.8 (2006) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #1.7 (2006) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #1.6 (2006) ... (creator) / (writer)
 2006 Behind the Smile (written by)
 2005-2006 Premium Blend (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Episode dated 27 January 2006 (2006) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 16 December 2005 (2005) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 9 December 2005 (2005) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 25 August 2005 (2005) ... (writer)
  My Wife and Kids (TV Series) (creator - 123 episodes, 2001 - 2005) (written by - 6 episodes, 2001 - 2002)
- The 'V' Story (2005) ... (creator)
- RV Dreams (2005) ... (creator)
- Michael Sells the Business (2005) ... (creator)
- Graduation Day (2005) ... (creator)
- Michael's Sandwich (2005) ... (creator)
  Damon (TV Series) (creator - 10 episodes, 1998) (created by - 3 episodes, 1998)
- The Last Cub Scout (1998) ... (creator)
- A Bury Special Episode (1998) ... (creator)
- The White Guy (1998) ... (creator)
- The Designer (1998) ... (creator)
- The Actor (1998) ... (creator)
 1997-1998 413 Hope St. (TV Series) (creator - 10 episodes)
- Falling (1998) ... (creator)
- Thanksgiving (1997) ... (creator)
- Lost Boys and Gothic Girls (1997) ... (creator)
- Quentin Goes Home (1997) ... (creator)
- Hate Crimes (1997) ... (creator)
 1995 Major Payne (screenplay)
 1994 Blankman (screenplay) / (story)
 1993 Soul Train Comedy Awards (TV Special)
  In Living Color (TV Series) (9 episodes, 1992 - 1993) (writer - 68 episodes, 1990 - 1992) (special material - 6 episodes, 1992 - 1993)
- Thelma and Louise Jefferson (1993) ... (special material)
- Mr. Rogers (1993)
- Dirty Little Dick (1993) ... (special material)
 1992 Mo' Money (written by)
 1991 The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime (TV Special documentary) (writer)
 1991 A Comedy Salute to Michael Jordan (TV Special)
 1990 Damon Wayans: The Last Stand? (TV Special documentary)
 1989 One Night Stand (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Damon Wayans (1989)
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Show Show Self (77 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (15 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Pepsi (with Keenen Ivory Wayans) (1998) See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 5 Articles | See more »


Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

I don't ever want to be Number One because once you become Number One, you start to change. You get scrutinized on everything you do and you're suddenly afraid to take chances. I need to take chances. I need to work. I don't want to be a superstar. See more »

Trivia:

Is the author of "Bootleg", a humorous compilation of his own observations with regards to family, children, marriage and politics. The book quickly reached the New York Times Bestseller List (1999). See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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