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Damon Wayans Biography

Birth Name:
Damon Kyle Wayans
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Profession
Actor, writer, producer, comedian

Fast Facts

  • Born with a clubfoot; wore leg braces and corrective shoes until the age of 15
  • Began his career as a stand-up comic in 1982
  • Penned the 1999 book Bootleg, a collection of his humorous takes on topics ranging from family to racism
  • Was named one of TV GUIDE'S 50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time in 2004
  • Had his first novel, Red Hats, published in 2010
  • Appeared on his son Damon Wayans Jr
  • 's sitcom Happy Endings, playing the father of Damon Jr
  • 's character, in April 2011

Awards

  • 2002People's Choice Awards-Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series: winner
  • 1992Emmy-Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1991Emmy-Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1991Emmy-Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: nominated
  • 1990Emmy-Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program: nominated