Damon Wayans Biography, Age, Family, Siblings, Wife, Kids and Movies

Damon Wayans Biography

Damon Wayans is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and producer. He is 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 58 years old as of 2018.

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 – Damon Wayans Kids

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 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.

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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 Net Worth

Damon has an estimated net worth of $35 million.

Damon Wayans Lethal Weapon – Damon Wayans Show

Rebooting the hit movie franchise of the same name, `Lethal Weapon’ follows Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh as they combat crime in Los Angeles. Following the death of his wife and their unborn child, ex-Navy SEAL Riggs moves to California in search of a new start at the LAPD, where he is paired up with Murtaugh, who recently suffered a near-fatal heart attack. The newcomer’s tendency to not look before he leaps clashes with Murtaugh’s more considered technique, but when they look past the surface friction, they see the partnership might give them what they need.

First episode date: September 21, 2016
Network: Fox Broadcasting Company
Production location: Los Angeles
No. of episodes: 40 (list of episodes)

Damon Wayans Beverly Hills Cop

After his childhood buddy is murdered while visiting Detroit, rebellious cop Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) follows the leads to Beverly Hills, Calif., under the auspices of a vacation. He checks in with old friend Jenny Summers (Lisa Eilbacher) and starts to believe her boss, art dealer Victor Maitland (Steven Berkoff), might somehow be involved in the murder. However, Lt. Bogomil (Ronny Cox) of the Beverly Hills Police Department does not trust Foley, and hinders his search for evidence.

Release date: December 1, 1984 (USA)
Director: Martin Brest
Box office: 316.4 million USD
Theme song: Axel F
Music composed by: Harold Faltermeyer, Danny Elfman

Damon Wayans Movies – Damon Wayans Films

Year Title Role
1984 Beverly Hills Cop Banana Man
1987 Hollywood Shuffle Body Guard #2/Willie
Roxanne Jerry
1988 Colors T-Bone
Earth Girls Are Easy Zeebo
Punchline Percy
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
1994 Blankman Blankman/Darryl Walker
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
1999 Harlem Aria Wes
Goosed Dr. Steven Hemel
2000 Bamboozled Pierre Delacroix
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

Year Title Role
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
1998 Damon Damon Thomas
2001–2005 My Wife and Kids Michael Kyle
2006 The Underground Various
2008 Never Better Keith
2011 Happy Endings Francis Williams
2016–present Lethal Weapon Roger Murtaugh

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