Damien Dante Wayans

Damien Dante Wayans

Highest Rated: 38% Man About Town (2006)

Lowest Rated: 18% Dance Flick (2009)

Birthday: Apr 15, 1980

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A member of the extended Wayans family, Damien Wayans was born in New York City and is the nephew of the well-known Wayans brothers-Keenen Ivory, Damon, Marlon, and Shawn. (His mother is their sister Elvira.) While still in elementary school, Damien appeared briefly in a sketch in the popular 1987 concert film "Eddie Murphy Raw." Damien's first significant role was in the '95 comedy "Major Payne," starring his uncle Damon, and he also appeared in the gang spoof "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood," featuring uncles Shawn and Marlon. Aside from supporting roles in 2003's "Malibu's Most Wanted" and the little-seen thriller "Edison," Damien has focused largely on writing and directing in subsequent years. In addition to penning and helming various episodes of the Damon Wayans sitcom "My Wife and Kids," Damien also wrote and directed the successful, if critically panned, 2009 parody "Dance Flick."

Highest rated movies

Man About Town
Malibu's Most Wanted
Major Payne




18% 30% Dance Flick Director,
Executive Producer
$25.6M 2009
38% 29% Man About Town Lucky Reynolds (Character) - 2006
31% 54% Malibu's Most Wanted Tec (Character) $34.3M 2003
No Score Yet 79% Passing Glory Snow Lurcher (Character) - 1999
29% 68% Major Payne Cadet Deak Williams (Character) $29.4M 1995


No Score Yet No Score Yet SafeWord Unknown (Character),
No Score Yet No Score Yet Second Generation Wayans Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet 106 & Park Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Let's Stay Together Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
90% 96% House Haller (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 65% My Wife and Kids Unknown (Guest Star),
83% 83% NYPD Blue Trey (Guest Star) 2000
67% No Score Yet Norm Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
17% No Score Yet 413 Hope St. Unknown (Guest Star) 1997