Damien Dante Wayans

Damien Dante Wayans (born April 29, 1980) is an American actor, screenwriter, producer and director. He is a member of the Wayans family.

Damien Dante Wayans
Born (1980-04-29) April 29, 1980
OccupationActor, Screenwriter, Producer, Director
Years active1987–present

Early life

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

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.

Filmography

Actor

YearTitleRoleNotes
1987Eddie Murphy RawChild running in the house (sketch)Film debut
1991In Living Color (TV Series)Himself (uncredited)
1995Major PayneCadet Dwight "D." WilliamsWith his uncle Damon Wayans
1996Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the HoodCousin with bagWith his uncle Shawn, Marlon and Keenen Ivory Wayans
New York Undercover (TV Series)Tulane
1997413 Hope St. (TV Series)as Himself
1999Passing Glory (TV movie)Snow Lurcher
The Norm Show (TV Series)Shawn
2000NYPD BlueTrey
Freedom Song (TV movie)Bo Drew
2003Malibu's Most WantedTec
2005EdisonIsaiah Charles
2006Man About TownLucky Reynolds
Little ManOfficer WilsonWith his uncle Shawn and Marlon Wayans and his aunt Kim Wayans
House M.D. (TV series)Haller
2012Internet IconMultiple Roles (Guest Actor for contestants)
2013Second Generation Wayans (TV series)HimselfWith his cousin Craig Wayans

Writer

YearTitleRoleNotes
2002–2004My Wife and Kids (TV Series)Writer9 episodes
2004The Last Meal (Short Film)Writer
2006The Underground (TV Series)Writer10 episodes
2009Dance FlickWriter

Producer

YearTitleRoleNotes
2004–2005My Wife and Kids (TV Series)Producer26 episodes
2004The Last Meal (Short Film)Producer
2006The Underground (TV Series)Producer10 episodes
2009Dance FlickExecutive producer

Director

YearTitleRoleNotes
2002–2005My Wife and Kids (TV Series)Director19 episodes
2004The Last Meal (Short Film)Director
2006The Underground (TV Series)Director2 episodes
2009Dance FlickDirectorDirectorial debut

References

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