Damon Wayans, Jr.

Damon Wayans, Jr. was born into comedy. The son of funnyman Damon Wayans and nephew of "In Living Color" (Fox, 1990-94) and the "Scary Movie" (2000) franchise creator Keenen Ivory Wayans, as well as movie stars Sean ... Read more »
Born: 07/29/1982 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (17)

Damon Wayans' The Underground 2003 - 2007, 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

My Wife and Kids 2001 - 2005, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

New Girl 2011, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Big Hero 6 2014 (Movie)

Wasabi (Voice)

Conan 2011, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Funniest Wins 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Let's Be Cops 2014 (Movie)

Justin (Actor)

Someone Marry Barry 2014 (Movie)

Desmond (Actor)

Happy Endings 2010 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Second Generation Wayans 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

NTSF:SD:SUV 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Teen Choice 2012 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Other Guys 2010 (Movie)

Fosse (Actor)

Dance Flick 2009 (Movie)

Thomas (Actor)

Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

Damon Wayans, Jr. was born into comedy. The son of funnyman Damon Wayans and nephew of "In Living Color" (Fox, 1990-94) and the "Scary Movie" (2000) franchise creator Keenen Ivory Wayans, as well as movie stars Sean the actor made his feature film debut in 2009's "Dance Flick," a film that skewered the teen dance movie genre. Aside from acting, Wayans also made a name for himself as a successful television writer and stand-up comic in the time-honored tradition of several members of his famous family. Wayans, Jr. ultimately wrestled out from underneath this considerable shadow with his star-making turn on the quirky hit sitcom, "Happy Endings" (ABC, 2011- ), where he proved the apple did not fall far from the tree when it came to scene-stealing and making people laugh.

Relationships

Lisa Thorner

Mother

Damon Wayans Actor

Father
Born Sept. 4, 1960 Acted with son in "Blankman" (1994), and ABC's "My Wife and Kids" and "Happy Endings"

Cara Mia Wayans Actor

Sister
Born April 18, 1987

Diedra Wayans

Aunt

Michael Wayans Actor

Brother
Born March 28, 1985

Vonnie Wayans

Aunt

Kyla Wayans Actor

Sister
Born in 1991

Keenen Ivory Wayans Actor

Uncle

Dwayne Wayans Actor

Uncle

Marlon Wayans Actor

Uncle

Shawn Wayans Actor

Uncle

Kim Wayans Actor

Aunt

Nadia Wayans Actor

Aunt

Elvira Wayans Actor

Aunt

Milestones

2011

Co-starred as married man Brad on ABC comedy series "Happy Endings"

2010

Landed a supporting role opposite Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg in "The Other Guys"

2009

Starred as a street dancer in the spoof comedy "Dance Flick," directed by cousin Damien Dante Wayans

2006

Played various characters and wrote for the Showtime sketch comedy series "The Underground"; show produced and starred his father

2001

Landed a recurring role on his father's sitcom "My Wife and Kids" (ABC); made TV writing debut on the show in 2003

1994

Made feature film debut in "Blankman," starring and co-written by his father Damon Wayans

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