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      Damon Wayans

      Damon Wayans

      Highest Rated: 88% Roxanne (1987)

      Lowest Rated: 8% Marci X (2003)

      Birthday: Sep 4, 1960

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      Born in Harlem in New York City in 1960, to a supermarket manager father and a homemaker mother, Damon Wayans was one of ten children and suffered from a club foot as a child. Wayans graduated from Murry Bergtraum High School before beginning a career in standup comedy in 1982. Wayans had a cameo in the Eddie Murphy movie "Beverly Hills Cop" in 1984 and appeared on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975-) on seven episodes between 1985 and 1986. His employment was terminated after improvised during a sketch. In 1990 he and his brother Keenen Ivory Wayans created the TV series "In Living Color" (Fox, 1990-94). The show was influential particularly to African-American comedians. Wayans himself departed the show in 1992 to focus on making movies. He starred in "Mo' Money" (1992), "Major Payne" (1995), "Celtic Pride" (1996), Bulletproof (1996), and "The Great White Hype" (1996). Wayans appeared in "Damon", (Fox, 1998) a comedy series he created wherein he portrayed a detective in Chicago. The show was cancelled after one season. In 2001 Wayans starred in "My Wife and Kids" (ABC, 2001-05), a sitcom about family life. While still pursuing standup on the side as his movie and television career developed, Wayans announced that he would retire from standup in 2015. In 2016 Wayans was cast in the TV adaptation of "Lethal Weapon" (Fox, 2016- ) as Roger Murtaugh, the role originated by Danny Glover in the film series.

      Highest rated movies

      Roxanne
      Cinnamon
      Colors Earth Girls Are Easy Bamboozled
      The Last Boy Scout
      The Great White Hype
      Major Payne

      Photos

      Damon Wayans Damon Wayans at arrivals for Premiere of HANCOCK, Grauman''s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, CA, June 30, 2008. Photo by: Michael Germana/Everett Collection Damon Wayans at arrivals for HANCOCK Premiere, Grauman''s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, CA, June 30, 2008. Photo by: David Longendyke/Everett Collection THE LAST BOY SCOUT, Danielle Harris, Damon Wayans, 1991, (c)Geffen Pictures BULLETPROOF, Adam Sandler, Damon Wayans, 1996, (c) Universal BLANKMAN, Damon Wayans, 1994, (c)Columbia Pictures BLANKMAN, Damon Wayans, 1994, (c)Columbia Pictures BLANKMAN, Damon Wayans, 1994, (c) Columbia BULLETPROOF, Adam Sandler, Damon Wayans, 1996, (c) Universal MO' MONEY, Damon Wayans, 1992, (c)Columbia Pictures BLANKMAN, Damon Wayans, 1994, (c) Columbia CELTIC PRIDE, Dan Aykroyd, Damon Wayans, Daniel Stern, 1996, (c)Buena Vista Pictures BULLETPROOF, front from left: Damon Wayans, Adam Sandler, 1996, © Universal BULLETPROOF, front from left: Damon Wayans, Adam Sandler, 1996, © Universal MARCI X, Lisa Kudrow, Damon Wayans, 2003, (c) Paramount MO' MONEY, back, from left: Damon Wayans, Marlon Wayans, 1992. ©Columbia Pictures I'M GONNA GIT YOU SUCKA, Kadeem Hardison, Damon Wayans, 1988. (C) United Artists. GREAT WHITE HYPE, Jon Lovitz, Samuel L. Jackson, Damon Wayons, 1996. ©20th Century Fox. All rights Reserved. BULLETPROOF, Damon Wayans, 1996, (c) Universal BLANKMAN, David Alan Grier, Damon Wayans, 1994.

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      86% No Score Yet Cinnamon Wally (Character) - 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Live in Front of a Studio Audience: The Facts of Life and Diff'rent Strokes Willis (Character) - 2021
      8% 29% Marci X Dr. S (Character) $1.6M 2003
      53% 74% Bamboozled Pierre Delacroix (Character) $2.2M 2000
      No Score Yet 0% Goosed Dr. Steven Hamel (Character) - 1999
      10% 50% Harlem Aria Wes (Character),
      Executive Producer
      - 1999
      8% 44% Bulletproof Rock Keats/Jack Carter (Character) $21.3M 1996
      42% 35% The Great White Hype James "The Grim Reaper" Roper (Character) $7.8M 1996
      12% 32% Celtic Pride Lewis Scott (Character) $9.2M 1996
      29% 68% Major Payne Maj. Benson Payne (Character),
      Screenwriter,
      Executive Producer
      $29.4M 1995
      12% 41% Blankman Darryl Walker (Character),
      Screenwriter,
      Executive Producer
      $7.4M 1994
      16% 51% Mo' Money Johnny Stewart (Character) $39.5M 1992
      46% 68% The Last Boy Scout Jimmy Dix (Character) $57.9M 1991
      13% 32% Look Who's Talking Too Eddie (Voice) $44.2M 1990
      68% 43% Earth Girls Are Easy Zeebo (Character) $3.9M 1989
      77% 71% Colors T-Bone (Character) $46.1M 1988
      88% 63% Roxanne Jerry (Character) $34.8M 1987

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Poppa's House Poppa (Character),
      Executive Producer,
      Writer
      2024
      No Score Yet 36% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2021
      89% 76% Lethal Weapon Roger Murtaugh (Character) 2016-2019
      53% 74% Happy Together Mike (Guest Star) 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2016
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014
      76% 84% Happy Endings Francis Williams (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2010
      0% No Score Yet The Underground Unknown (Character) 2006
      No Score Yet 73% My Wife and Kids Michael Kyle (Character),
      Writer,
      Executive Producer
      2001-2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 1999 2001-2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Damon Damon Thomas (Character),
      Executive Producer
      1998
      17% No Score Yet 413 Hope St. Executive Producer 1997-1998
      No Score Yet 58% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Character),
      Host
      1985-1986 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet In Living Color Unknown (Character) 1990-1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One-Night Stand Unknown (Character) 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Different World Unknown (Guest Star) 1987