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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 18 November 1982Huntington, Vermont, USA
Birth NameDamon Kyle Wayans Jr.
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Damon Wayans Jr. was born at his grandmother's home in Vermont, in November 1982, and was raised in Los Angeles. He is the son of Lisa Thorner and actor Damon Wayans.

He made his film debut at age 11 in the 1994 film "Blank Man" playing the role of young Kevin. Later, Damon pursued his early passion for fine arts and animation in High School before admittance to the Otis School for Art and Design. He performed in a few bit roles on "My Wife and Kids" and landed a job as staff writer on the series becoming at 20, the youngest staff writer on television.

In 2005, Damon followed his father's comedic foot steps and braved the world of stand up comedy under the pseudonym Kyle Green. Damon Jr. has appeared performing alongside his father in the Showtime television series, "The Underground" (2006) and also served as a writer on that sketch comedy series. Damon also wrote, directed and starred in a series of innovative internet-based comedy sketches for "Way-Out TV" a website launched in 2007 by his father. In January 2008, Damon Jr. was featured on HBO's "Def Comedy Jam".

Wayans's first major film was Dance Flick (2009), a Paramount dance movie spoof, and he later starred on the series New Girl (2011) and in the film Let's Be Cops (2014).

This young and talented multi-hyphenate continues honing his stand-up skills, performing in comedy clubs across the country, while further pursuing his crafts of acting and writing.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Cecy Galvan - Publicist

Trivia (3)

Son of Damon Wayans and Lisa Thorner. Brother of Michael Wayans, Cara Mia Wayans, and 'Kyla Wayans'.
Nephew of Dwayne Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Kim Wayans, Nadia Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Elvira Wayans, Diedre Wayans, and Vonnie Wayans.
Wayans was nominated for "Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series" at the NAACP Image Awards and Critic's Choice Television Awards for his work on Happy Endings.

Personal Quotes (3)

Even in real life, sometimes you find that person you click with that you get irritated by every other person in the world but you can be around this person every day and you'd be fine with it.
I was always the class clown and got kicked out of class at least once a day for just being a goofball. Not suspended or anything, just sit outside and look at the tree on the bench. I got benched a lot. You keep one foot on the bench and try to get as far away as possible.
Television is a thing that people get very familiar with. They want to hear your voice in their head.

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