Damon Wayans Jr Biography
Damon Kyle Wayans Jr. is an American actor and comedian most Widely known for starring as a Brad Williams in the ABC sitcom Happy Endings, for which he was nominated for the critics’ choice Television Award for Best supporting Actor in a comedy series in 2012, and as coach in the Fox sitcom New Girl. In 2014, he starred in the comedy film Let’s Be Cops, and provided the voice of Wasabi in Big Hero 6.
How old is Damon Wayans Jr? – Age
Wayans was born on November 18, 1982, in Huntington, Vermont, in United states. As of 18, 2020, he is 38 years old.
Damon Wayans Family
He is the oldest son of actor comedian Damon Wayans, and nephew of Keenen Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Kim Wayans and Marlon Wayans. Wayans is a member of the Wayans family, the son of Lisa Thorner and actor Damon Wayans. Wayans has three younger siblings: Michael, Cara Mia, and Kyla. Damon Wayans has five sisters- Elvira, Vonnie, Nadia, Kim and Diedra- and four brothers- Keenen, Marlon, Shawn and Dwayne. He was club footed as a child.
Damon Wayans Marriage – Wife
Wayans was married to Lisa Thorner; they later divorced in the year 2000. He has four children with Thorner: Sons Damon Wayans Jr., Michael Wayans and daughters Cara Mia Wayans, Kyla Wayans; and is a grandfather. Wayans as diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in January 2013.
Damon Wayans Career
Wayans made his film debut when he was cast in his father’s feature film of 1994, Blankman, playing Young Kevin. He later appeared on his father’s sitcom My Wife and kids as John, one of Junior’s friends. He later worked as a staff writer 0n The Underground. Wayans Jr also surprised audiences when he garnered a standing ovation during his debut appearance on Def Comedy Jam. He starred in the Wayans family comedy Dance Flick as the film’s main character, Thomas.
April 2011 to May 2013, Wayans starred as Brad Williams, one of the lead characters in the ABC comedy series Happy Endings, alongside Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton, Adam Pally, and Casey Wilson. Despite critical acclaim and a cult following the show was cancelled by ABC after concluding its third season on May 3, 2013.
Wayans was nominated for “Best Supporting Actor in a comedy series” at the NAACP image Awards and Critic’s choice Television Awards for his work on Happy Endings. On May 16, 2011, the Fox network announced that it had picked up the Zooey Deschanel anchored comedy New girl, which featured Wayans in the supporting role of coach.
Therefore, Happy Endings had already been picked up for a second season on rival network ABC. With Happy Endings cancelled after its third season, it was announced in July 2013 that Wayans would return for atleast four episodes of New girl in the upcoming third season. On November 2013, it was announced that Wayans would remain on the show for the rest of season 3.
May 2014, it was announced Wayans would return as a series regular for season four. In October 2018, it was announced that Wayans Jr. would be starring in a sitcom entitled Happy Together, alongside Amber Stevens West. It was cancelled after thirteen episodes, due to low ratings.
Damon Wayans Jr. Net worth
Wayans has a Net worth of $ 9 million