Damon Wayans
Damon Wayans

Celebrity Profile

Name: Damon Wayans
Occupation: Media
Gender: Male
Height: 188 cm (6' 3'')
Birth Day: September 4, 1960
Age: 60
Birth Place: New York City, United States
Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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Damon Wayans

Damon Wayans was born on September 4, 1960 in New York City, United States (60 years old). Damon Wayans is a Media, zodiac sign: Virgo. Find out Damon Wayansnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Brief Info

In Living Color alumnus who came from a show-biz family and starred as Michael Richard Kyle, Sr. on ABC's My Wife and Kids from 2001 to 2005. His film credits include Major Payne, Celtic Pride, and Bulletproof. He's often shared the screen with his siblings Marlon, Shawn, Keenen, and Kim.


He was fired from SNL for a controversy regarding his portrayal of a police officer.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$35 Million

Salary 2020

Not known

Damon Wayans Real Estate

Real Estate: In 2005 Damon paid $3 million for an ocean-view condo in Santa Monica, California. He listed the condo for rent in 2018 for $20,000 per month.

In 2017 he paid $5.35 million for a home in LA's Hancock Park neighborhood.

In 2007 he sold a home in LA's Toluca Lake neighborhood for $4.4 million.

Before Fame

He began his career as a stand-up comedian in 1982 and landed his first film role, a brief cameo in Beverly Hills Cop, in 1984.

Biography Timeline


Damon started doing stand-up comedy in 1982. His earliest film appearance was a brief cameo as an effeminate hotel employee in the Eddie Murphy film of 1984, Beverly Hills Cop. From 1985 to 1986, he appeared on Saturday Night Live as a featured performer, before getting fired after just eleven episodes for improvising during a live sketch, playing his character as a flamboyant gay cop instead of a straight cop.


(Damon continued this sketch character in his family created show In Living Color on Fox Television, in 1990, as the flamboyant gay character, Blaine Edwards, an obvious hat tip to Blake Edwards of movies starring The Pink Panther.)

With his brother Keenen, Wayans created the Fox sketch comedy series In Living Color, which had a mostly African-American cast. The show went on the air in April 1990. It continued running until May 1994, although Wayans left the show in 1992 to pursue a film career.


In October 1996, he produced Waynehead, a short lived cartoon for the WB, loosely based on his own childhood growing up in a large family, starring a poor boy with a club foot. The show only lasted a season due to poor ratings. From 1997 to 1998, he was the executive producer of 413 Hope St., a short lived drama on the FOX network starring Richard Roundtree and Jesse L. Martin.


In March 1998, he starred in the short lived comedy television series Damon, in which he played a detective from Chicago. It aired on Fox. In 1999, his The New York Times bestselling book Bootleg, with co author David Asbery was published; it is a humorous compilation of his observations about family.


In October 2000, he was the lead in Spike Lee's Bamboozled. Wayans starred in the ABC comedy series My Wife and Kids from March 2001 to May 2005. In the end of 2006, he produced and starred in the Showtime sketch comedy series The Underground, which also featured his son, Damon Jr.. He also hosted the June 2006 BET Awards.

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, 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.


In 2011, he also added author of a serious fictional novel to his credits with "Red Hats" which is the story of a suicidal sixty five-year-old woman who finds friendship and happiness, when she joins the Red Hat Society. As of 2014, Wayans continues to perform stand-up comedy and has developed apps with his company of freelancers "MIMS" (Money in My Sleep). The company created applications such as Flick Dat, Diddeo and VHedz.


Wayans was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in January 2013.


On November 12, 2015, at the Irvine Improv, Damon Wayans announced his retirement from stand up commencing December 2015. In September 2016, he was cast as Roger Murtaugh in the television version of Lethal Weapon, a role originated by Danny Glover in the film series. On October 3, 2018, it was reported that Wayans would leave Lethal Weapon after filming of the first thirteen episodes of Season 3 wrapped. Lethal Weapon officially ended in February 2019, after three seasons.

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.'"

Family Life

Damon married Lisa Thorner in 1984. The couple divorced sixteen years later. Damon has two sons, Damon Jr. and Michael, and two daughters, Cara and Kyla.

Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Marlon Wayans Marlon Wayans Brother $40 Million N/A 48 Actor
#2 Shawn Wayans Shawn Wayans Brother $30 Million N/A 49 Actor
#3 Keenen Ivory Wayans Keenen Ivory Wayans Brother $65 million (2019) N/A 62 Producer
#4 Dwayne Wayans Brother $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 64 Composer
#5 Kyla Wayans Daughter N/A N/A N/A
#6 Cara Mia Wayans Daughter $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 33 Actor
#7 Lisa Thorner Former spouse N/A N/A N/A
#8 Damien Dante Wayans Damien Dante Wayans Nephew $2 Million N/A 40 Actor
#9 Elvira Wayans Sister N/A N/A N/A
#10 Nadia Wayans Sister N/A N/A N/A
#11 Kim Wayans Kim Wayans Sister $8 Million N/A 59 Actor
#12 Damon Wayans Jr. Damon Wayans Jr. Son $9 million (2019) N/A 38 Actor
#13 Michael Wayans Michael Wayans Son $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 92 Music Department

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Damon Wayans is 61 years, 2 months and 28 days old. Damon Wayans will celebrate 62nd birthday on a Sunday 4th of September 2022. Below we countdown to Damon Wayans upcoming birthday.


Recent Birthday Highlights

56th birthday - Sunday, September 4, 2016

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