More Damon Wayans Bios & Profiles
Biography #2Part of a family that includes acclaimed comic talents Keenen Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, and Kim Wayans, Damon Wayans has come to the fore as an actor, producer and writer. Like John Belushi, Eddie Murphy and Bill Murray before him, Wayans graduated from the cast of Saturday Night Live to a film career. He went on establish his own gifts of charm, physical comedy and merciless satire in such films as Roxanne, Hollywood Shuffle, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Colors and Earth Girls Are Easy.
In 1990, he joined his brothers and a multi-racial cast (including his Bamboozled co-star Tommy Davidson) in the ground-breaking television variety-comedy show In Living Color. He went on to write and star in the comedy romance Mo Money, the superhero send-up Blank Man and the 1995 drill sergeant comedy Major Payne.
Wayans has also been seen in The Great White Hype, Celtic Pride, Bulletproof, and most recently Goosed. On television, he was the star and producer of his own series, Damon.
Wayans will next be seen in November 2000 in a feature film titled Harlem Aria, and as the lead character on ABC's new sitcom My Wife N Kids, which he also writes and produces.
Bio courtesy New Line Cinema (01-Jan-2000)