Dwayne Wayans

Dwayne Howell Wayans (born August 22, 1956) is an American writer and film score composer. He is a member of the Wayans family.

Dwayne Wayans
Background information
Birth nameDwayne Howell Wayans
Born (1956-08-22) August 22, 1956
New York City New York
GenresFilm score
Years activestill active

Early life

Wayans was born in New York City, the son of Elvira Alethia (Green), a homemaker and social worker, and Howell Stouten Wayans,[1][2] 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, Sr., Shawn, and Marlon.


He worked as production assistant and performed as background characters and in sketches on the shows of brothers Keenen Ivory Wayans (In Living Color) and Damon Wayans, Sr. (My Wife and Kids).

Dwayne's son has also composed original music for My Wife and Kids (2003–05), Thugaboo: Sneaker Madness (2006), and television series the Underground (2016).


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