About Damon Wayans
Damon Wayans, full name Damon Kyle Wayans Sr., is a popular actor, stand-up comedian and author. He gained prominence in the 1990s, appearing on various TV shows and series, such as Saturday Night Live, In Living Color and Beverly Hills Cop. Damon earned further recognition starring in the movies The Great White Hype and The Last Boy Scout. In 1996 he debuted as a producer with cartoon Waynehead. The show was loosely based on Damon’s own childhood memories. Waynehead did not find its audience and was canceled the following year, thus Wayans continued his career as actor and comedian. His other notable roles were in television series Damon and The Underground. As for 2013, Damon Wayans net worth is estimated at $35 million.
Damon was born in New York City, in a family of Elvira and Howell Wayans. His mother was a social worker and homemaker, while his father was a supermarket manager. Wayans’ family was unusually large: he has five sisters and four brothers. Back in the day Damon Wayans net worth was equal to zero and the boy was unable to help his parents, who could barely make the ends meet. Today, all of his brothers, Marlon, Keenen Ivory, Shawn and Dwayne, also work in show business. Probably the most successful of them is Keenen, a director, writer, producer and also comedian. He is credited as a co-creator of successful FOX TV series, Living in Color and known as director of such Box Office hits as Scary Movie. Keenen Ivory’s fortune is currently double as big as Damon Wayans net worth. According to celebritynetworth.com, his capital and assets are evaluated at $65 million. Shawn’s and Marlon’s fortunes are also enviable, equal to $15 and $30 million, respectively.
Damon’s professional career started back in the early 1980s, when a 22-year-old started performing in the local clubs as a stand-up comedian. Soon he was cast as “Banana Man” for Eddie Murphy’s comedy movie Beverly Hills Cop. Following this, Wayans briefly featured on Saturday Night Life and went on to appear Solid Gold. Damon Wayans net worth started to grow in 1990, when together with his brother Keenen Ivory he started creating a sketch comedy series Living In Color. For this show Damon and the rest of team were nominated for the prestigious Emmy Award. He quit working on Living in Color in 1992 and for the following two years this program was produced by Keenan. Meanwhile, Shawn , Marlon and their sister Kim had regular roles on the program. What about Damon’s personal life? He was married to Lisa Thorner and has four children: Damon, Michael, Cara Mia and Kyla.