Damien Dante Wayans

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Damien Dante Wayans
Born (1980-04-15) April 15, 1980 (age 37)
New York City, New York
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]


Damien Dante Wayans 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.



Year Title Role Notes
1987 Eddie Murphy Raw Child running in the house (sketch) Film debut
1991 In Living Color (TV Series) Himself (uncredited)
1995 Major Payne Cadet Dwight "D." Williams With his uncle Damon Wayans
1996 Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Cousin with bag With his uncle Shawn, Marlon and Keenen Ivory Wayans
New York Undercover (TV Series) Tulane
1997 413 Hope St. (TV Series) as Himself
1999 Passing Glory (TV movie) Snow Lurcher
The Norm Show (TV Series) Shawn
2000 NYPD Blue Trey
Freedom Song (TV movie) Bo Drew
2003 Malibu's Most Wanted Tec
2005 Edison Isaiah Charles
2006 Man About Town Lucky Reynolds
Little Man Officer Wilson With his uncle Shawn and Marlon Wayans and his aunt Kim Wayans
House M.D. (TV series) Haller
2012 Internet Icon Multiple Roles (Guest Actor for contestants)
2013 Second Generation Wayans (TV series) Himself With his cousin Craig Wayans


Year Title Role Notes
2002–2004 My Wife and Kids (TV Series) Writer 9 episodes
2004 The Last Meal (Short Film) Writer
2006 The Underground (TV Series) Writer 10 episodes
2009 Dance Flick Writer


Year Title Role Notes
2004–2005 My Wife and Kids (TV Series) Producer 26 episodes
2004 The Last Meal (Short Film) Producer
2006 The Underground (TV Series) Producer 10 episodes
2009 Dance Flick Executive producer


Year Title Role Notes
2002–2005 My Wife and Kids (TV Series) Director 19 episodes
2004 The Last Meal (Short Film) Director
2006 The Underground (TV Series) Director 2 episodes
2009 Dance Flick Director Directorial debut


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