Damon Kyle Wayans
Damon Kyle Wayans

Gender

Male

Known Credits

10

Damon Kyle Wayans

Date of Birth: Sep 04, 1960

Birthplace:  New York City, New York, USA

 

 

Biography

An outrageous cueball-domed comedian of film and TV satire, fortified by a dazzling, sly smile, New York-born Damon Wayans is the third of ten children of Elvira Alethia (Green), a social worker and singer, and Howell Wayans, a supermarket manager. He grew up humbly in the Fulton Housing Projects. He began zeroing in on his comedic skills while still a child, conjuring up a number of weird characters that were later utilized on his older brother Keenen Ivory Wayans ground-breaking In Living Color (1990), the show that made Damon a huge comedy star. Ostracized by other children due to a severe physical disability - a club foot - humor was a strong part of helping Damon overcome a severely painful and debilitating childhood. He wore leg braces, orthopedic shoes and endured numerous surgeries before his affliction was corrected.

Known For

Filmography

Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon

as Roger Murtaugh

2016

Bamboozled

Bamboozled

as Pierre Delacroix

2000

The Great White Hype

The Great White Hype

as James "The Grim Reaper" Roper

1996

Major Payne

Major Payne

as Maj. Benson Payne

1995

The Last Boy Scout

The Last Boy Scout

as James Alexander 'Jimmy' Dix

1991

Look Who's Talking Too

Look Who's Talking Too

as Eddie (voice)

1990