Damon Wayans Sr. Height, Age, Net Worth, and Movies
American actor, comedian, producer, and writer Damon Kyle Wayans Sr. He is well-known for his roles as Michael Kyle in the ABC comedy series My Wife and Kids and for his appearances on the Showtime sketch comedy series The Underground. One of the wealthiest comedians in the world, has won numerous awards.
Damon Wayans Srage .’s and complete bio
Howell Stouten Wayans, a supermarket manager, and Elvira Alethia, a singer and social worker, were the parents of Damon Kyle Wayans when he was born in Harlem, New York City, on September 4, 1960. Wayans has four brothers, Keenen, Marlon, Shawn, and Dwayne, and five sisters, Elvira, Vonnie, Nadia, Kim, and Diedra. Actors all of his brothers are. The Wayans family is well-known for being in the entertainment industry. Murry Bergtraum High School was where he studied.
Career of Damon Wayans Sr.
In 1982, Wayans began performing stand-up comedy. He played a tiny part in Eddie Murphy’s 1984 movie Beverly Hills Cop. From 1985 to 1986, he appeared as a performer on Saturday Night Live. After eleven episodes, he was let off from the show for improvising during a live sketch. He kept playing his sketch character when the Wayans family launched the Fox Television program In Living Color in 1990. Although Wayans departed the show after two seasons to concentrate on his acting career, the show ran for four years.Following his departure from In Living Color, he appeared in movies like Mo’ Money, Major Payne, Celtic Pride, The Great White Hype, and Blankman, which he also created and starred in. Also, he appeared in Janet Jackson’s “The Best Things in Life Are Free” music video. Wayans created Waynehead, a cartoon for The WB in 1996 that featured a poor boy with a club foot and was somewhat based on his own experiences growing up in a large family. However, due to low viewership, the show was cancelled after just one season. Wayans served as the executive producer of the FOX drama 413 Hope St. from 1997 to 1998. The ABC comedy sitcom included Wayans.
From 2001 through 2005, my wife and children. He co-starred with his son, Damon Jr., in the 2006 Showtime sketch comedy series The Underground, which he also produced. He also presided over the BET Awards in June 2006. After that, Wayans was cast in a number of additional films and TV programs.
Bootleg, a book written by Wayans and co-author David Asbery, was released in 1999. It is a humorous collection of his family insights, and it was a New York Times best-seller.
Movies and TV Programs starring Damon Wayans Sr.
Hollywood Shuffle, Roxanne, Sweet Surrender, A Different World (1987), Colors, Earth Girls Are Easy, Saturday Night Live (1985–1986), Triplecross (1986), The Great White Hype, Celtic Pride, I’m Gonna Get You Sucka (1988), One Night Stand (1989), Look Who’s Talking Too (1990), In Living Color (1990–1993), The Last Boy Scout (1991), Mo’ Money (1992), Last Action Hero (1993), Blankman (1994), The Last Action Hero (1993), Major Payne (1995), Bulletproof (1996), Damon (1998), Harlem Aria, Goosed (1999), Bamboozled (2000), My Wife and Kids (2001–2005), Marci X (2003), Behind the Smile (2004), Farce of the Penguins, Legends Bells, and The Underground are some examples of films that have been released recently.
Cinnamon (2006), Never Better (2008), Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy (2009), Herd Mentality (2011), Happy Endings (2018), Happy Together (2018), Lethal Weapon (2016–2019), and Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy (2023).
Wayans took home the prize for Favorite Male Performance in a New TV Series at the 2002 People’s Choice Awards.
For his portrayal in “In Living Color,” he has been nominated for four International Press Academy “Golden Satellite Awards” and four Emmy awards.
Four children—Damon Wayans Jr., Michael Wayans, Cara Mia Wayans, and Kyla Wayans—were born to Wayans and his ex-wife Lisa Thorner. In 2000, he and Thorner were divorced.
He was told he had type 2 diabetes in 2013.
Senior Damon Wayans Wayans is one of the wealthiest comedians, with a projected $35 million in net worth as of 2023.