Damon Wayans, whose real name is Damon Kyle Wayans, is an American actor, producer, and writer. He performed as a comedian during his 1980s and also continued to work for a complete year on the sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live. However, he had real success as a writer and performer on the Fox sketch comedy show in Living Color from the years 1990 to 1992.
Wayans was nominated for four Emmys for his acting and writing in In Living Color. For his part in My Wife and Kids, he won the 2002 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male Actor in a New Television Series and garnered four Golden Satellite Award nominations from the International Press Academy.
Damon Wayans started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1982 and got roles in short cameos in the Eddie Murphy film of 1984, Beverly Hills Cop. From 1985 to 1986 he performed for 11 episodes on Saturday Night Live as a featured performer later fired from that role. He later, continued the sketch in his family-created show In Living Color on Fox Television, in 1990, as the flamboyantly gay character.
Damon Wayans Movies and TV Shows
He will continue to do so many series like this such as his animated series Waynehead that his animated series Waynehead, which ran from 1996 through 1997 here on the Kids’ WB channel, and his television series Damon (1998). Since then, he has starred in a variety of films and television shows, including Beverly Hills Cop, The Last Boy Scout, Major Payne, and the comedy My Wife and Kids, for which he co-produced or co-wrote. He portrayed Roger Murtaugh in the television series Lethal Weapon from 2016 until 2019. He belongs to the family of performers Wayans.
He produced Waynehead in 1996 which lived for a very short time in WB. Later, he acted as an Executive producer of f 413 Hope St., a short-lived drama on the FOX network starring Richard Roundtree and Jesse L. Martin. In 1998 again a short-lived tv series Damon, where he played a detective. IN 1999, he published the NY times best-selling book called Bootleg, which was co-authored by David Asbery. The book explained the humorous compilations of his takeaways from his family.
Damon Wayans Net Worth 2022:
|Net Worth||$35 Million|
|Annual Salary||$5.9 Million|
|Profession||Stand-up-comedian, Actor, Producer|
Alongg with his Amazig assets he has few real estate as well.
In 2005, Damon spent $3 million for a Santa Monica, California apartment with an ocean view. In 2018, he advertised the property for rent at $20,000 per month.
In 2007, he sold a property in the LA area of Toluca Lake for $4.4 million. In 2017, he spent $5.35 million for a residence in Hancock Park, Los Angeles.
New York native and Lethal Weapon star Damon Wayans has a Dodge Challenger Hellcat that was modified by the well-known West Coast Customs crew in Corona, California.
Damon Wayans’s siblings
He has five sisters—Elvira, Vonnie, Nadia, Kim, and Diedra—and four brothers—Keenen, Marlon, Shawn, and Dwayne. Out of these brothers, Keenan Ivory Wayans is the richest Wayans brother with a net worth of $65 million. He’s well known for creating the Fox comedy show ‘In living color’. He’s currently acting as the judge in Last Comic Standing and he has written and produced many of his brother’s movies.
Wayans is a close buddy of basketball icon Michael Jordan and “In Living Color” co-star Jim Carrey. In January 2013, he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
Damon Wayans kids
Wayans and Lisa Thorner divorced in the year 2000. With Thorner, he has four children: sons Damon Wayans Jr. and Michael Wayans, as well as daughters Cara Mia Wayans and Kyla Wayans. Moreover, he is a grandfather. He is the uncle of Craig Wayans, Chaunté Wayans, and Damien Dante Wayans.
Damon Wayans Bio Overview
|Damon Kyle Wayans|
|Born||September 4, 1960 (Age 61 Years)|
|Parents||Elvira Alethia, Howell Stouten Wayans|
|Birth Place||New York City, U.S.|
|Genre||Film, stand-up, television|
|Height||186.7 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||98 kg (216 lb)|
|Spouse||Lisa Thorner (Married in 1984 and divorced in 2000)|
|College/ Education||New york film academy, Murry bergtraum high school for business careers|
|Hobbies||Billiards / snooker / pool|
Damon Wayans FAQ
We have covered all the important details of Damon Wayans till now, like his beginning, career, net worth, lifestyle, cars, and his children and siblings, many more. Now let’s have more frequently asked questions about Damon Wayans.
Q. How old is Damon Wayans?
Damon Wayans was born on September 4, 1960. So, as of 2022 he is is 62 years old.
Q. Who is Damon Wayans’ wife?
Damon Wayans has married Lisa Thorner in 1984 with whom he has shared 4 kids including Damon Wayans Jr. and Michael Wayans, as well as daughters Cara Mia Wayans and Kyla Wayans.
Q. Who is the richest Wayans brother?
Keenan Ivory Wayans is the richest Wayans brother with a net worth of $65 million. Damon Ways stood second in the list with nearly $35 million usd.
Q. What characters did Damon Wayans play on In Living Color?
Damon Wayans has acted in several roles for the Sketch comedy show In loving colors, out of which these are top 5 characters that came amazingly well for Damon such as The Hedleys-Hey Mon, Handi-Man, Anton Jackson, Homey the Clown, and Blaine Edwards-Men on Film/Football.