Damien Dante Wayans

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Damien Dante Wayans
Born (1980-04-15) April 15, 1980 (age 34)
New York City
Occupation Actor, Screenwriter, Producer, Director
Years active 1987–present

Damien Dante Wayans (born April 15, 1980) is an American actor, screenwriter, producer and director. He is a member of the Wayans family.

Early life[edit]

Wayans was born in New York City, he is the nephew of the Wayans Brothers, which consists of Keenen Ivory Wayans, Damon Wayans, Sr., Kim Wayans, Shawn Wayans, and Marlon Wayans. He is the son of their sibling Elvira Wayans and brother of Chaunté Wayans. Damon Wayans, Jr. and Michael Wayans are his cousins.[1]

Career[edit]

Damien began his career in 1987 in Eddie Murphy's concert film Eddie Murphy Raw. He acted with his uncle Damon Wayans in Major Payne. He then went on to writing and directing. His big break in acting was in Jamie Kennedy's film Malibu's Most Wanted when he played the role of Tec, Shondra's (Regina Hall) ex-boyfriend. Damien has written and directed several episodes of his uncle Damon's sitcom My Wife And Kids. In 2006, Damien along with his cousin Craig Wayans wrote and produced on uncle Damon's The Underground, a sketch comedy show on Showtime. Damien also directed a few segments.

He made his directorial debut with the film Dance Flick, which was written by Damien, Keenen, Shawn, Marlon and Craig Wayans.[2]

In 2009, Damien along with cousin Craig Wayans formed a film and TV production company called Second Generation Entertainment, given their being the second generation of Wayans in the entertainment industry. The duo plans to create, develop and produce multiplatform content.

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

Year Title Role
1987 Eddie Murphy Raw Child running in the house (sketch)
1991 In Living Color (TV Series) Himself (uncredited)
1995 Major Payne Cadet Deak Williams
1996 Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Cousin with bag
New York Undercover (TV Series) Tulane
Celtic Pride unknown role
1997 413 Hope St. (TV Series) as Damien Wayans
1999 Passing Glory (TV) Snow Lurcher
The Norm Show (TV Series) Shaun
2000 NYPD Blue Trey
Freedom Song (TV) Bo Drew
2003 Malibu's Most Wanted Tec
2005 Edison Isaiah Charles
2006 Man About Town Lucky Reynolds
Little Man Officer Wilson
House M.D. (TV series) Haller
2009 Dance Flick Director
2012 Internet Icon Multiple Roles (Guest Actor for contestants)
2013 Second Generation Wayans (TV series) Himself

Writer[edit]

Year Title Role
2002–2004 My Wife and Kids (TV Series) Writer
2004 The Last Meal (Short Film) Writer
2009 Dance Flick Writer

Producer[edit]

Year Title Role
2004–2005 My Wife and Kids (TV Series) Producer
2004 The Last Meal (Short Film) Producer
2006 The Underground (TV Series) Producer
2009 Dance Flick Producer

Director[edit]

Year Title Role
2002–2005 My Wife and Kids (TV Series) Director
2004 The Last Meal (Short Film) Director
2009 Dance Flick Director

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