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Damon Wayans Jr is a television and film actor, stand-up comedian and writer who has a net worth of 35 million dollars. Damon began his acting career in the mid-90s but became more successful in the decade of 2000’s when he started to appear on popular television sitcoms. Damon Wayans Jr is best known for his role in “Happy Endings”, a television comedy series shown on the ABC channel, and another comedy series called “New Girl” which was aired on Fox. These accomplishments explain where Damon Wayans’s net worth is coming from.

Damon Wayans Jr Net Worth $35 Million

Damon Kyle Wayans Jr was born in Los Angeles, California in 1982. His father Damon Wayans is an actor, too, as well as his uncles Keenan Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans, and his aunt Kim Wayans. Damon Jr’s siblings Michael and Cara Mia are also actors.

Damon’s career began in 1994 when he appeared in a film “Blankman” in which his father had a main role and played Young Kevin. Wayans had to wait until 2002 to get his next big role and it was again in his father’s project. This time it was a sitcom “My Wife and Kids”. The part did not make Damon a star but it helped him to advance his career in different way as he also managed to become a staff writer. Later Damon went on to create his own sketch comedy series called “Underground” in which he also starred. In 2006 Wayans proved himself to be an excellent stand-up comedian, too, as he appeared on HBO show “Def Comedy Jam”, and in 2009 Damon got a main part in a comedy film “Dance Flick” which was written by a whole group of Wayans family members. A year later “The Other Guys”, with Damon Wayans in it, came out as well as “Marmaduke” where Damon contributed only his voice.
Damon Wayans’s next big step in his career and in his net worth came in 2011 when he was cast for a sitcom on ABC called “Happy Endings” as a character Brad Williams. In this show Wayans worked together with such actors as Eliza Coupe, Zachary Knighton, Elisha Cuthbert and others. The show was a big success and it also earned Damon Wayands two nominations – NAACP Image Awards nomination in the category of Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, and Critic’s Choice Television Awards nomination. The show ended in 2013, after running for three seasons.

In the same year that Wayans began working in “Happy Endings” he was also cast for another famous show – “New Girl”. However, Damon only appeared in one episode and decided to give up “New Girl” and focus on his work in “Happy Endings” instead. Damon returned to “New Girl” in 2013 when “Happy Endings” was over. He appeared in four episodes of season 3 and got a part as a regular cast member in season 4. These two famous shows increased Damon Wayans’s popularity and of course his net worth, too.


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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eye Shat 2009 TV Movie
Giuseppe 2009 TV Short written by
Rodney TV Series creator - 43 episodes, 2004 - 2008 story - 1 episode, 2004
The Underground TV Series creator - 11 episodes, 2006 writer - 10 episodes, 2006
Behind the Smile 2006 written by
Premium Blend 2005-2006 TV Series writer - 5 episodes
My Wife and Kids TV Series creator - 123 episodes, 2001 - 2005 written by - 6 episodes, 2001 - 2002
Damon 1998 TV Series creator - 10 episodes
413 Hope St. 1997-1998 TV Series creator - 10 episodes
Major Payne 1995 screenplay
Blankman 1994 screenplay / story
Soul Train Comedy Awards 1993 TV Special
In Living Color TV Series 9 episodes, 1992 - 1993 writer - 68 episodes, 1990 - 1992 special material - 6 episodes, 1992 - 1993
Mo' Money 1992 written by
The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime 1991 TV Special documentary writer
A Comedy Salute to Michael Jordan 1991 TV Movie
Damon Wayans: The Last Stand? 1990 TV Special documentary
One Night Stand 1989 TV Series 1 episode

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lethal Weapon 2016 TV Series Roger Murtaugh
Herd Mentality 2011 TV Movie Jimmy Crowder
Happy Endings 2011 TV Series Francis Williams
Never Better 2008 TV Movie Keith
The Underground 2006 TV Series Various
Behind the Smile 2006 Charlie Richman
Farce of the Penguins 2006 Hey, That's My Ass! Penguin (voice)
My Wife and Kids 2001-2005 TV Series Michael Kyle
Marci X 2003 Dr. S
In Living Color 1990-2001 TV Series Various / Homey D. Clown / Godfrey Hedley / ...
Bamboozled 2000 Pierre Delacroix
Goosed 1999 Dr. Steven Hamel
Harlem Aria 1999 Wes
Damon 1998 TV Series Damon Thomas
Bulletproof 1996 Keats
The Great White Hype 1996 James 'The Grim Reaper' Roper
Celtic Pride 1996 Lewis Scott
Saturday Night Live 1985-1995 TV Series Various / Ned Jones / Host / ...
Major Payne 1995 Maj. Benson Payne
Blankman 1994 Darryl Walker
Last Action Hero 1993 Damon Wayans
Mo' Money 1992 Johnny Stewart
The Last Boy Scout 1991 Jimmy Dix
Look Who's Talking Too 1990 Voice of Eddie (voice)
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka 1988 Leonard
Punchline 1988 Percy
Earth Girls Are Easy 1988 Zeebo
Colors 1988 T-Bone
A Different World 1987 TV Series Marvin Haven
Roxanne 1987 Jerry
Sweet Surrender 1987 TV Series Ray
Hollywood Shuffle 1987 Body Guard #2 / Willie
Triplecross 1986 TV Movie Ornery Character #1
Beverly Hills Cop 1984 Banana Man

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eye Shat 2009 TV Movie executive producer
Giuseppe 2009 TV Short executive producer
Never Better 2008 TV Movie executive producer
The Underground 2006 TV Series executive producer - 11 episodes
Behind the Smile 2006 producer
My Wife and Kids 2001-2005 TV Series executive producer - 123 episodes
Harlem Aria 1999 executive producer
Damon 1998 TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
413 Hope St. 1997-1998 TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
Waynehead 1996-1997 TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
Damon Wayans: Still Standing 1997 TV Movie executive producer
Major Payne 1995 executive producer
Blankman 1994 executive producer
Mo' Money 1992 executive producer
Damon Wayans: The Last Stand? 1990 TV Special documentary executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eye Shat 2009 TV Movie
Giuseppe 2009 TV Short
The Underground 2006 TV Series 11 episodes
Behind the Smile 2006

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Marci X 2003 performer: "Power in My Pants", "In the Butt", "Marci X"
Mo' Money 1992 performer: "Mo' Money Groove"
In Living Color 1990-1991 TV Series performer - 5 episodes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Wife and Kids 2001 TV Series story editor - 2004

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chris Rock: Bring the Pain 1996 TV Special documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Real 2016 TV Series Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2016 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2016 TV Series Himself
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards 2016 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Extra 2016 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest Comic
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber 2010 TV Series
Chelsea Lately 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Tavis Smiley 2006-2010 TV Series Himself
The Wendy Williams Show 2010 TV Series Himself
Rachael Ray 2010 TV Series Himself
Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy 2009 Documentary Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2008 TV Series Himself
The View 2002-2007 TV Series Himself
BET Awards 2006 2006 TV Special Himself - Host
In the Cutz 2006 TV Series
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith 2006 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1995-2006 TV Series Himself
Legends Ball 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Premium Blend 2005-2006 TV Series Himself - Host
BET Comedy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2004 TV Series Himself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2004 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1999-2004 TV Series Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2004 TV Series Himself
The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2003 TV Special Himself - Presenter
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
34th NAACP Image Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
The 30th Annual American Music Awards 2003 TV Special Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2002 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 1999-2002 TV Series Himself
The 4th Annual Family Television Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2002 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2002 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter: Best Actress in a TV Series Drama
The 28th Annual People's Choice Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
My VH1 Music Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Primetime Glick 2001 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'Bamboozled' 2001 Video documentary
All Jokes Aside 2000 Documentary Himself
Comedy Central Canned Ham 2000 TV Series Himself
Intimate Portrait 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
Biography 1996-2000 TV Series documentary Himself
1999 ALMA Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
The Mark Twain Prize: Richard Pryor 1999 TV Movie Himself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 1999 TV Series Himself
The 19th Annual CableACE Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-1997 TV Series Himself
Damon Wayans: Still Standing 1997 TV Movie Himself - Comedian
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-1997 TV Series Himself
Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television 1996 TV Special documentary Himself
HBO Comedy Showcase 1995 TV Series Himself - Comedian (1995)
MTV Spring Break: Lake Havasu 1995 TV Movie Himself
Good Morning America 1994 TV Series Himself
HBO First Look 1994 TV Series documentary Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1993-1994 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'Blankman' 1994 TV Movie Himself
Soul Train Comedy Awards 1993 TV Special Himself - Presenter
1992 MTV Movie Awards 1992 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Comic Relief V 1992 TV Special Himself
The Comedy Store's 20th Birthday 1992 TV Movie Himself
Wogan 1992 TV Series Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1992 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners in Crime 1991 TV Special documentary Himself / Various Characters
A Comedy Salute to Michael Jordan 1991 TV Movie Himself
The 17th Annual People's Choice Awards 1991 TV Special Himself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Comedy Series
The 18th Annual American Music Awards 1991 TV Special Himself
Damon Wayans: The Last Stand? 1990 TV Special documentary Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1990 1990 TV Special Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1989 TV Series Himself
One Night Stand 1989 TV Series Himself
Saturday Night Live 1986 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic 2013 Documentary Himself
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2012 TV Series Zeebo
Katt Williams: 9 Lives 2010 Video documentary Himself
The Katt Phenomenon 2009 Video documentary short
TV's 50 Funniest Catch Phrases 2009 TV Movie Himself
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America 2009 TV Series documentary
Starz Inside: Ladies or Gentlemen 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2004 TV Mini-Series Himself #52
Back in Step with the Fly Girls 2004 Short Himself (uncredited)
Looking Back in Living Color: The First Season 2004 Video short Various
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2001 TV Special Michael Kyle (uncredited)
Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America 1993 TV Special documentary Himself / Minister Louis Farrakan
Saturday Night Live Goes Commercial 1991 TV Special Yuppie (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 BET Comedy Award BET Comedy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series My Wife and Kids (2001)
2002 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Male Performer in a New Television Series My Wife and Kids (2001)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 BET Comedy Award BET Comedy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series My Wife and Kids (2001)
2005 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series My Wife and Kids (2001)
2005 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical My Wife and Kids (2001)
2004 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series My Wife and Kids (2001)
2003 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series My Wife and Kids (2001)
2003 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical My Wife and Kids (2001)
2003 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst On-Screen Couple Marci X (2003) · Lisa Kudrow
2002 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series My Wife and Kids (2001)
1992 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program In Living Color (1990) · Pam Veasey (head writer)
· Greg Fields (head writer)
· Les Firestein (head writer)
· Keenen Ivory Wayans (writer)
· Fax Bahr (writer)
· Fred Graver (writer)
· Adam Small (writer)
· Michael Anthony Snowden (writer)
· Steve Tompkins (writer)
· Larry Wilmore (writer)
· Marc Wilmore (writer)
· Harry Dunn (writer)
· Michelle Jones (writer)
· Becky Hartman Edwards (writer)
· Buddy Sheffield (writer)
· John Bowman (writer)
1992 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best On-Screen Duo The Last Boy Scout (1991) · Bruce Willis
1991 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program In Living Color (1990)
1991 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program In Living Color (1990) · John Bowman (head writer)
· Buddy Sheffield (head writer)
· Keenen Ivory Wayans (writer)
· Fax Bahr (writer)
· Kim Bass (writer)
· Les Firestein (writer)
· Greg Fields (writer)
· Becky Hartman Edwards (writer)
· J.J. Paulsen (writer)
· Adam Small (writer)
· Steve Tompkins (writer)
· Pam Veasey (writer)
1990 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program In Living Color (1990) · Franklyn Ajaye (writer)
· Jeanette Collins (writer)
· Barry Douglas (writer)
· Rob Edwards (writer)
· Sandy Frank (writer)
· Mimi Friedman (writer)
· Jeff Joseph (writer)
· Howard Kuperberg (writer)
· Buddy Sheffield (writer)
· Joe Toplyn (writer)
· Keenen Ivory Wayans (writer)
· Matt Wickline (writer)

TitleSalary
Bulletproof (1996) $3,000,000

#Fact
1 Has seven grandchildren.
2 Was diagnosed with type II Diabetes in 2013.
3 Granddaughter, Ava Marie Jean, was born February 13, 2014.
4 Friends with Michael Jordan, and Jim Carrey.
5 Is the author of "Bootleg," a humorous compilation of his own observations with regards to family, children, marriage and politics. The book quickly reached the New York Times Bestseller List in 1999.
6 Michael Kyle, his character on My Wife and Kids (2001), was ranked #27 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" [20 June 2004 issue].
7 While filming Earth Girls Are Easy (1988), it took approximately 2-1/2 hours for him and co-stars Jeff Goldblum and Jim Carrey to be suited up as the aliens.
8 Along with co-stars Jeff Goldblum and Jim Carrey, his voice was dubbed in certain scenes for Earth Girls Are Easy (1988).
9 Children: Damon Wayans Jr. (b. 1982), Michael Wayans (b. 1985), Cara Mia Wayans (b. 1987), and Kyla Wayans (b. 1991).
10 Brother of Dwayne Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Kim Wayans, Nadia Wayans, Marlon Wayans and Shawn Wayans. Also has sisters Elvira, Diedre, and Vonnie. Cousin of Craig Wayans. Uncle of Damien Dante Wayans.

#Quote
1 There are my kinds of comedians. The observational humorist, the impressionist, the character creator, the physical comedian, the self-deprecator and the dirty joke teller. What made Richard Pryor so brilliant is he was able to incorporate all these styles at once.
2 My father was very strict. The rules were that everyone had to be upstairs in the house at 6 o'clock every night including weekends. It was forced interaction, but my father never stopped us from having fun.
3 I don't ever want to be Number One because once you become Number One, you start to change. You get scrutinized on everything you do and you're suddenly afraid to take chances. I need to take chances. I need to work. I don't want to be a superstar.


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