Dwayne Kim Wayans (born July 20, 1956) is an American writer and film score composer. He is a member of the Wayans Family.
Wayans was born in New York City, New York, the son of Elvira, a homemaker and social worker, and Howell Wayans, a supermarket manager. His family was involved in the Jehovah's Witnesses religion. He and his family lived in New York's Chelsea neighborhood. He is the brother of Keenen, Kim, Elvira (who was named after her mother), Nadia, Damon, Shawn, and Marlon.
He worked as production assistant and performed as background characters and in sketches on the shows of brothers Keenan Ivory Wayans (In Living Color) and Damon Wayans (My Wife and Kids).
Dwayne's son has also composed original music for My Wife and Kids (2003–2005), Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness (2006), and television series the Underground (2006).