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Damon Wayans is a Actor, Scriptwriter and Executive producer American born on 4 september 1960 at New York City (USA)

Damon Wayans

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Birth name Damon Kyle Wayans
Nationality USA
Birth 4 september 1960 (59 years) at New York City (USA)

Damon Kyle Wayans, Sr. (/ˈdeɪmən ˈweɪ.ənz/; born September 4, 1960) is an American actor, comedian, writer and producer, member of the Wayans family of entertainers. Wayans performed as a comedian and actor throughout the 1980s, including a yearlong stint on the sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, although his true breakthrough came as a co-creator and performer on his own sketch comedy show, In Living Color, from 1990 to 1992. Since then he has starred in a number of films and television shows, some of which he has co-produced or co-written, including The Last Boy Scout and Major Payne, and the sitcom My Wife and Kids.

Biography

Wayans was married to Lisa Thorner; they divorced in 2000. He has four children with Thorner: sons Damon Wayans, Jr., Michael Wayans and daughters Cara Mia Wayans, and Kyla Wayans and is a grandfather. He is the uncle of Damien Dante Wayans, Chaunté Wayans and Craig Wayans.

Wayans is a close personal friend of both NBA legend Michael Jordan and fellow In Living Color star Jim Carrey.

Wayans was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in early 2013.

In September 2015, Wayans defended American comedian Bill Cosby from his sexual assault accusations, stating, "It’s a money hustle". He continued, saying, "Forty years — listen, how big is his penis that it gives you amnesia for 40 years? If you listen to them talk, they go, ‘Well, the first time…’ The first time? Bitch, how many times did it happen? Just listen to what they’re saying and some of them really is unrape-able. I look at them and go, ‘You don’t want that. Get outta here.’”

Best films

Bulletproof (1996)
(Actor)

Usually with

Don Burgess
Don Burgess
(1 films)
Marlon Wayans
Marlon Wayans
(3 films)
Dean Lorey
Dean Lorey
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Damon Wayans (21 films)

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Actor

Farce of the Penguins, 1h20
Directed by Bob Saget
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Themes Films about animals, Transport films, Films about birds, Road movies, Films about penguins
Actors Christina Applegate, Samuel L. Jackson, Lewis Black, Mo'Nique, Bob Saget, Tracy Morgan
Roles Hey, That's My Ass! Penguin (voice)
Rating41% 2.0532852.0532852.0532852.0532852.053285
Samuel L. Jackson narrates the story about a group of male penguins that make a 70-mile trek to go to their breeding grounds where females are waiting to have sex with them. These penguins include Carl (Bob Saget) and Jimmy (Lewis Black), two friends who talk about relationships and other things as they meet new characters including Marcus (Tracy Morgan), a penguin who likes to kid around and brag about his huge penis (an illogical point, since penguins do not have penises and instead have cloacas), and Steve the snowy owl (Jonathan Katz), who gives Carl advice on his life in a Freudian kind of way while billing him for the two quick sessions. Meanwhile, Melissa (Christina Applegate) and Vicky (Mo'Nique) argue about men and other women who bother them as they wait for their mates to arrive at the breeding grounds.
Marci X
Marci X (2003)
, 1h24
Directed by Richard Benjamin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Hip hop films, Musical films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Lisa Kudrow, Damon Wayans, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Charles Kimbrough, Jane Krakowski, Richard Benjamin
Roles Dr. S
Rating28% 1.408091.408091.408091.408091.40809
Marci Feld, juive américaine, doit prendre la direction du label rap hardcore Felony Assault de son père Ben, celui-ci ayant subi une crise cardiaque en raison de la controverse entourant le titre Shoot Ya' Teacha de Dr. S. Pour sauver son père de la faillite, Marci tente de ramener le rappeur à plus de raison et d'adoucir son image de mauvais garçon. Au fil du temps, une relation amoureuse s'installe entre les deux protagonistes. Mais la sénatrice conservatrice Mary Ellen Spinkle promet de bannir des ondes le Dr S et ses paroles outrageuses pour toujours.
Bamboozled
Bamboozled (2000)
, 2h15
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about racism, Films about television, Hip hop films, Musical films
Actors Damon Wayans, Savion Glover, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tommy Davidson, Michael Rapaport, Mos Def
Roles Pierre Delacroix
Rating64% 3.2489453.2489453.2489453.2489453.248945
Pierre Delacroix (whose real name is Peerless Dothan), is an uptight, Harvard University-educated black man, working for the television network CNS. At work, he has to endure torment from his boss Thomas Dunwitty, a tactless, boorish white man. Not only does Dunwitty talk like an urban black man, and use the word "nigger" repeatedly in conversations, he also proudly proclaims that he is more black than Delacroix and that he can use nigger since he is married to a black woman and has two mixed-race children. Dunwitty frequently rejects Delacroix's scripts for television series that portray black people in positive, intelligent scenarios, dismissing them as "Cosby clones".
Bulletproof, 1h22
Directed by Ernest R. Dickerson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Damon Wayans, Adam Sandler, James Caan, Kristen Wilson, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Monica Potter
Roles Rock Keats / Jack Carter
Rating57% 2.8988552.8988552.8988552.8988552.898855
Archie Moses (Adam Sandler) is a small time crook and a thief who lives in Los Angeles, and he is working for a local drug lord Frank Colton (James Caan). He is unaware that his best friend Rock Keats (Damon Wayans) is actually an LAPD undercover cop, with a real name being Jack Carter, who is seeking evidence against Colton, and he befriended Moses only to infiltrate Colton's gang.
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, 1h29
Directed by Paris Barclay
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about racism, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Shawn Wayans, Vivica A. Fox, Marlon Wayans, Helen Martin, Rappin' Granny, Chris Spencer
Rating65% 3.299923.299923.299923.299923.29992
Ashtray (Shawn Wayans), Tray for short, is sent to the inner city to live with his father. Tray gets an education about life on the streets from his psychotic, gun-toting cousin Loc Dog (Marlon Wayans), self-hater Preach (Chris Spencer), and Crazy Legs (Suli McCullough). At a picnic Tray falls for the infamous Dashiki (Tracey Cherelle Jones) much to the distaste of ex-convict Toothpick (Darrell Heath). While Ashtray and Loc Dog head to buy some snacks, Toothpick and his posse confront Ashtray and hold him at gunpoint, until Loc Dog threatens them and they flee. Loc Dog and Ashtray get harassed in a Korean store by the owners and Loc Dog shoots at the owners when a remark is made about his mother. The two are then confronted by 'The Man' (a mysterious white, government figure) who kills the Koreans and tosses them his gun to frame them and leaves.
Celtic Pride, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Basketball films
Actors Damon Wayans, Daniel Stern, Dan Aykroyd, Gail O'Grady, Christopher McDonald, Paul Guilfoyle
Roles Lewis Scott
Rating53% 2.6509252.6509252.6509252.6509252.650925
Best friends for life, gym teacher Mike O'Hara (Daniel Stern) and plumber Jimmy Flaherty (Dan Aykroyd) are united by their love of Boston and its sports teams, especially the Boston Celtics, who are playing their last season in the old Boston Garden. When the Celtics drop Game 6 of the NBA Finals to the Utah Jazz, setting up a deciding Game 7 in Boston, Mike and Jimmy find themselves depressed and hopeless. On top of all this, Mike has moved back in with Jimmy after his wife Carol, fed up with his unhealthy obsession with the Celtics, left him and took their son Tommy with her. Jimmy and Mike stumble upon the Jazz's selfish, one-man-show shooting guard Lewis Scott (Damon Wayans) at a Boston nightclub. Hoping at first to get him drunk enough so he'll be hungover for Game 7, Mike and Jimmy pose as Utah fans. This however leads to them running into their idol Larry Bird (as himself), who scolds them for being what he thinks are "fair weather" fans. However, the pair get more than they bargained for when the next morning they end up kidnapping Scott after he wakes up at Jimmy's apartment. The two decide to hold Scott until after the game, reasoning that if they are going to prison, they might as well help the Celtics win in the meantime.
The Great White Hype, 1h31
Directed by Reginald Hudlin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Le boxe anglaise
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Damon Wayans, Corbin Bernsen, Peter Berg, Jon Lovitz
Roles James "The Grim Reaper" Roper
Rating55% 2.75022.75022.75022.75022.7502
James "The Grim Reaper" Roper (Damon Wayans), the undefeated heavyweight boxing champ of the world, defeats his latest challenger with ease and visits an after-party thrown by the Rev. Fred Sultan (Samuel L. Jackson), a conniving and manipulative businessman who also acts as Roper's fight promoter. The Sultan relays some bad news to everyone: The fight was a financial flop. He deduces the reason that boxing events have become far less profitable is because audience members are sick of watching only black boxers fight each other. The Sultan predicts that a white contender, even one without a viable chance of winning, would create a huge payday for all involved in the fight (citing the Larry Holmes vs. Gerry Cooney battle in 1982 and the playing of the race card in that instance as a precedent), and he vows to either find or "create" a white contender in no time at all.
Major Payne, 1h37
Directed by Nick Castle
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Military humor in film, Films about education, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Damon Wayans, Michael Ironside, Karyn Parsons, William Hickey, Steven Martini, Orlando Brown
Roles Maj. Benson Payne
Rating61% 3.098723.098723.098723.098723.09872
United States Marine Corps Major Benson Winifred Payne (Damon Wayans), a hardened Marine, returns from a successful drug raid in South America, only to find out that he has again been denied his long-hoped-for promotion to the grade of Lieutenant Colonel. Instead, Payne receives an honorable discharge on the grounds that "the wars of the world are no longer fought on the battlefield", and that his killing skills are no longer required by the U.S Marine Corps.
Blankman
Blankman (1994)
, 1h32
Directed by Mike Binder
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Superhero films, Buddy films
Actors Damon Wayans, David Alan Grier, Robin Givens, Jon Polito, Jason Alexander, Lynne Thigpen
Roles Darryl Walker
Rating50% 2.5012852.5012852.5012852.5012852.501285
Darryl Walker (Damon Wayans) is a clumsy nerdy repairman, who is a genius and Batman fan. Darryl has a pure heart and an optimstic Pollyannish personality. He is childishly naive to the realities of living in an inner city neighborhood. The area suffers from political corruption and the police are on strike. It takes the murder of his grandmother, an avid supporter of Alderman Marvin Harris' anti corruption campaign for Mayor, by members of mobster Michael Minelli's gang, to awaken him to the realities of his city's urban decay.
Last Action Hero, 2h10
Directed by John McTiernan, Brian W. Cook, Vic Armstrong
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about films
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, F. Murray Abraham, Charles Dance, Tom Noonan, Austin O'Brien, Art Carney
Roles Damon Wayans
Rating63% 3.199413.199413.199413.199413.19941
Danny Madigan is a teenage boy living in a crime-ridden area of New York City with his widowed mother Irene. To escape from his harsh reality, Danny often skips school to watch movies at the run-down Pandora movie theater, owned and managed by Danny's friend Nick. Nick receives the film reels for Jack Slater IV, the latest in one of Danny's favorite film series about the titular Los Angeles police detective and violent action hero, and offers to show it to Danny at a private screening just before the world premiere. To mark the occasion, Nick tears up a special ticket he received from Harry Houdini years ago, giving one half of the stub to Danny as a keepsake.
Mo' Money
Mo' Money (1992)
, 1h29
Directed by Peter MacDonald
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Action, Crime, Romance
Actors Damon Wayans, Stacey Dash, Joe Santos, John Diehl, Harry Lennix, Marlon Wayans
Roles Johnny Stewart
Rating55% 2.750552.750552.750552.750552.75055
Ted Forrest who works for the Dynasty Card Company is murdered by Keith Heading and his men on the street, they switch the tape before police arrive. Johnny Stewart (Wayans) is a lifelong con-man who meets a girl, Amber Evans (Dash), and tries to impress her by cleaning up his act and doing things the honest way. He becomes a mailroom clerk at the credit card firm where she works and soon finds that he needs money to impress Amber. So, he develops a scheme to commit identity theft (though this term was not used for the crime in 1992) with the credit card information of deceased cardholders that he has access to due to his mailroom position. He justifies his actions because he knows that he is only stealing from the company and not harming the individual cardholders. Chris Fields trains Johhny how to do the job,until Keith threatens Chris in the men's restroom making him feel scared. Lt Walsh asks Chris questions about Keith,Chris is stabbed and killed by Keith's hitman in the subway station. Lt Walsh investigates Chris's murder and find credit card receipts on him. Keith promotes Johnny from mailroom clerk to supervisor to replace Chris who was killed.
The Last Boy Scout, 1h46
Directed by Tony Scott
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Sports films, American football films, Buddy films
Actors Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Chelsea Field, Noble Willingham, Taylor Negron, Danielle Harris
Roles James Alexander 'Jimmy' Dix
Rating69% 3.49773.49773.49773.49773.4977
During halftime of a live-televised professional football game, L.A. Stallions star running back Billy Cole (Billy Blanks) receives a phone call from someone named Milo (Taylor Negron), warning him to win the game at all costs, or "he's history". Cole ingests PCP and, in a drug-induced rage, brings a gun onto the field, shooting three opposing players to make it to the end zone. Cole then shoots himself in the head.
Look Who's Talking Too, 1h21
Directed by Amy Heckerling
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about children, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors John Travolta, Kirstie Alley, Olympia Dukakis, Elias Koteas, Twink Caplan, Gilbert Gottfried
Roles Eddie (voice)
Rating47% 2.354982.354982.354982.354982.35498
The movie picks up where it left off, where Mikey is expecting a sister and being the big brother. James and Mollie Ubriacco, now happily married, are preoccupied by Mikey's fear of monsters. When they get him to settle down, the two of them manage to have sex and conceive a second child; this time a girl. Mikey is excited at the prospect of being a big brother, but is also hampered by having to go through potty training. When Mollie goes into labor, her umbilical cord puts the baby in distress and the doctors have to perform a C-Section to save her life and Julie is born. She and Mikey do not get along as he imagined when they meet, and Mikey instead becomes jealous of the attention Julie is given.
Colors
Colors (1988)
, 2h
Directed by Dennis Hopper
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Buddy films, Gangster films
Actors Sean Penn, Robert Duvall, Don Cheadle, Damon Wayans, María Conchita Alonso, Randy Brooks
Roles Officer Porter
Rating66% 3.3488653.3488653.3488653.3488653.348865
Two white cops, Bob "Uncle Bob" Hodges (Robert Duvall) a respected, 19-year LAPD veteran and rookie officer Danny McGavin (Sean Penn) have just been teamed together in the C.R.A.S.H. unit that patrols East L.A. and South central.