Known throughout the world for no-holds-barred comedic genius, Damon Wayans wrapped five seasons of the hit ABC series, My Wife and Kids in 2005, which he co-created and executive produced. Currently in syndication worldwide, the series received numerous awards, including the 2002 People’s Choice for Favorite New Television Series, and Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series for his portrayal as patriarch Michael Kyle.
Damon Wayans is most fondly remembered for his three seasons as writer and co-star on the Emmy Award winning series In Living Color. There, he created sketch characters like “Homey the Clown,” “Handiman,” and outrageously gay film critic Blaine from Men on Film. His writing for the series earned him two personal Emmy nominations.
In 2006, Damon Wayans created, executive produced and starred in the hilariously comedic sketch show The Underground. Additional, television credits include the half-hour FOX sitcom Damon, in which he starred and executive produced, and the hour-long drama 413 Hope Street, which was nominated for a People’s Choice Award.
He served as an executive producer on Waynehead, a Saturday morning animated cartoon for Warner Brothers, which featured the voices of his siblings Kim, Marlon, and Shawn Wayans. In 2008, the comedian announced the debut of WayOut TV with his vision to taking In Living Color to the Internet. Wayans described the venture as “In Living Color 2.0,” where he would allow viewers to share, rate and leave comments on the sketches.
On the big screen, Damon has starred in Spike Lee’s critically acclaimed film Bamboozled. He also starred and executive produced independent film, Harlem Aria. Other feature film credits include starring roles in Major Payne, Blankman and Mo Money, which he also wrote and executive produced. Wayans also starred in The Great White Hype, Celtic Price, The Las Boy Scout, Earth Girls are Easy, I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, Colors, Punchline, Hollywood Shuffle, Roxanne and Beverly Hills Cop.
Damon has enjoyed tremendous success in stand-up. After starting his career in 1982 touring the comedy club circuit, he landed a role as a featured player on the famed NBC series, Saturday Night Live. Wayans went on to star in his own critically acclaimed HBO specials, One Night Stand, The Last Stand, Still Standing and Way Out.
Damon is also a New York Times Bestselling author. In 1999, he penned Bootleg, a humorous compilation of his observations on family, children, marriage, and politics. The book was a tremendous success and quickly made the New York Times Bestseller List.
In May of 2010, Damon shows a serious and empathetic side that he fabulously showcases in his debut novel, “RED HATS” an utterly extraordinary novel that weaves inspiration and hope into an original storyline that immediately captivates readers with it powerful take on modern-day life.
In the summer of 2014, Damon performed with his brothers Shawn, Marlon and Keenen on their U.S. comedy tour which kicked-off in late June. Currently, Damon is back on the road to continue his solo performance stand-up tour. And until recently, on Fox Networks his hugely successful TV show “Lethal Weapon.”
The ever-evolving Damon Wayans is now a smartphone app developer of new mobile phone apps, Flick DAT & Diddeo. The app (Flick DAT) allows users to create unique business cards featuring 30 second intro videos all shareable by the flick of the thumb. His latest app (VHedz), allows users to put context to content. You can add up to 4 customizable video frames over a photo or video and share with the world.
Both apps are available on iOS and Android devices.