Damon Wayans

Comedian + Writer + Actor
Born Sep 4, 1960

Damon Kyle Wayans is an American stand-up comedian, writer and actor, one of the Wayans family.

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1960 Birth Born on September 4, 1960.


1984 23 Years Old His earliest film appearance was a brief cameo as an effeminate hotel employee in the 1984 Eddie Murphy film Beverly Hills Cop.
1985 24 Years Old From 1985 to 1986, he appeared on Saturday Night Live as a featured performer, before getting fired for playing his character as a flamboyant gay cop instead of a straight cop on a live sketch, going against the script. … Read More


1994 33 Years Old It continued running until 1994, although Wayans left the show in 1992 to pursue a film career. … Read More
1996 35 Years Old In 1996, he produced Waynehead, a cartoon for the WB, loosely based on his own childhood growing up in a large family, starring a poor boy with a club foot. … Read More
1997 36 Years Old 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.
1998 37 Years Old In 1998, he starred in the short-lived comedy TV series Damon, in which he played a Chicago detective. … Read More
1999 38 Years Old In 1999, his New York Times bestselling book Bootleg with co-author David Asbery was published; it is a humorous compilation of his observations about family.
2000 39 Years Old Wayans was married to Lisa Thorner; they divorced in 2000. … Read More


2001 40 Years Old Wayans starred in the ABC comedy series My Wife and Kids from 2001 to 2005.
2006 45 Years Old In 2006, he produced and starred in the Showtime sketch comedy series The Underground, which also featured his son, Damon, Jr. He also hosted the 2006 BET Awards.


2011 50 Years Old In 2011, he also added author of a serious fictional novel to his credits with "Red Hats" which is the story of a suicidal 65-year-old woman who finds friendship and happiness when she joins the Red Hat Society.
2014 53 Years Old As of 2014, Wayans continues to perform stand up comedy and has developed apps with his company of freelancers "MIMS" (Money in My Sleep). … Read More
2015 54 Years Old 1 More Event
In September 2015, Wayans defended American comedian Bill Cosby from his sexual assault accusations, stating, "It's a money hustle". … Read More
2016 55 Years Old 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. … Read More
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