Damon Wayans

Damon Wayans

Highest Rated: 88% Roxanne (1987)

Lowest Rated: 8% Marci X (2003)

Birthday: Sep 4, 1960

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Born in Harlem in New York City in 1960, to a supermarket manager father and a homemaker mother, Damon Wayans was one of ten children and suffered from a club foot as a child. Wayans graduated from Murry Bergtraum High School before beginning a career in standup comedy in 1982. Wayans had a cameo in the Eddie Murphy movie "Beverly Hills Cop" in 1984 and appeared on "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975-) on seven episodes between 1985 and 1986. His employment was terminated after improvised during a sketch. In 1990 he and his brother Keenen Ivory Wayans created the TV series "In Living Color" (Fox, 1990-94). The show was influential particularly to African-American comedians. Wayans himself departed the show in 1992 to focus on making movies. He starred in "Mo' Money" (1992), "Major Payne" (1995), "Celtic Pride" (1996), Bulletproof (1996), and "The Great White Hype" (1996). Wayans appeared in "Damon", (Fox, 1998) a comedy series he created wherein he portrayed a detective in Chicago. The show was cancelled after one season. In 2001 Wayans starred in "My Wife and Kids" (ABC, 2001-05), a sitcom about family life. While still pursuing standup on the side as his movie and television career developed, Wayans announced that he would retire from standup in 2015. In 2016 Wayans was cast in the TV adaptation of "Lethal Weapon" (Fox, 2016- ) as Roger Murtaugh, the role originated by Danny Glover in the film series.

Highest rated movies

Roxanne Colors Earth Girls Are Easy
The Last Boy Scout
The Great White Hype
Major Payne
Mo' Money




No Score Yet No Score Yet Live in Front of a Studio Audience: The Facts of Life and Diff'rent Strokes Willis (Character) - 2021
8% 29% Marci X Dr. S (Character) $1.6M 2003
53% 74% Bamboozled Pierre Delacroix (Character) $2.2M 2000
No Score Yet 0% Goosed Dr. Steven Hamel (Character) - 1999
10% 50% Harlem Aria Wes (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1999
8% 44% Bulletproof Rock Keats/Jack Carter (Character) $21.3M 1996
42% 35% The Great White Hype James "The Grim Reaper" Roper (Character) $7.8M 1996
8% 32% Celtic Pride Lewis Scott (Character) $9.2M 1996
29% 68% Major Payne Maj. Benson Payne (Character) $29.4M 1995
12% 41% Blankman Darryl Walker (Character) $7.4M 1994
16% 51% Mo' Money Johnny Stewart (Character) $39.5M 1992
46% 68% The Last Boy Scout Jimmy Dix (Character) $57.9M 1991
13% 32% Look Who's Talking Too Eddie (Voice) $44.2M 1990
68% 42% Earth Girls Are Easy Zeebo (Character) $3.9M 1989
74% 72% Colors T-Bone (Character) $46.1M 1988
88% 63% Roxanne Jerry (Character) $34.8M 1987


No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2021
89% 76% Lethal Weapon Roger Murtaugh (Character) 2016-2019
53% 75% Happy Together Mike (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2017
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2016
No Score Yet 45% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014
76% 86% Happy Endings Francis Williams (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2010
0% No Score Yet The Underground Unknown (Character) 2006
No Score Yet 65% My Wife and Kids Michael Kyle (Character),
Executive Producer
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 1999 2001-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Damon Damon Thomas (Character),
Executive Producer
17% No Score Yet 413 Hope St. Executive Producer 1997-1998
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Character),
1985-1986 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Living Color Unknown (Character) 1990-1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet One-Night Stand Unknown (Character) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Different World Unknown (Guest Star) 1987