Damon Wayans is a well-known actor from America who is also a producer, writer, and comedian. He comes from the Wayans family. Wayans has appeared in some films and television shows. He started his career as a comedian. He is the co-writer and co-producer of the television series ‘My Wife and Kids.’ Now let’s have a close look on Damon Wayans’s net worth in 2018.
Damon Wayans Early Life
Damon Kyle Wayans Sr. was born on September 4, 1960, in New York City, New York to his parents Howell Stouten Wayans and Elvira Alethia Wayans. He has nine other siblings including Dwayne Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Kim, and Nadia.
He went to Murry Bergtraum High School for his school. As a child, he was club-footed.
In 1984, Damon Wayans got married to Lisa Thorner. They have four children named Kyla Wayans, Cara Mia Wayans, Michael Wayans, and Damon Wayans Jr. The couple divorced in 2000. He is also the uncle of Craig Wayans, Chaunté Wayans, and Damien Dante Wayans.
In 2013, he was diagnosed with diabetes. He is close friends with Jim Carrey and Michael Jordan.
Damon Wayans Career
In 1982, Damon Wayans started performing comedy. He made his film debut by appearing in the 1984 film ‘Beverly Hills Cop.’ In 1987, he appeared in the films ‘Hollywood Shuffle’ and ‘Roxanne.’ In the 1980s, he was seen in the films ‘Colors’, ‘Earth Girls Are Easy,’ ‘Punchline,’ and ‘I’m Gonna Git You Sucka.’
In 1990, Wayans voiced Eddie in the film ‘Look Who’s Talking Too.’ His film roles in the 1990s include ‘The Last Boy Scout,’ ‘Mo’ Money,’ ‘Last Action Hero,’ ‘Blankman,’ ‘Major Payne’, ‘Celtic Pride,’ ‘Bulletproof,’ and ‘Goosed.’
In the 2000s, he appeared in the films ‘Bamboozled’ and ‘Marci X.’ He has also lent his voice in ‘Farce of the Penguins’ in 2006. He was the co-writer and co-producer of the films ‘Major Payne’ and ‘The Last Boy Scout.’
In 1985, he became a featured performer of ‘Saturday Night Live.’ He then went on to appear in ‘A Different World’ and ‘One Night Stand.’ He became one of the creators of the comedy series called ‘In Living Color’ on Fox in 1990. In 1998, he became the lead character of Damon Thomas in the television series ‘Damon.’
From 2001 to 2005, he was seen in ‘My Wife and Kids.’ He then went on to appear in ‘Never Better,’ ‘The Underground,’ and ‘Happy Endings.’
Awards & Achievements
Damon Wayans has been nominated four times for the Emmy Awards. In 2004, he won the BET Comedy Awards for his role in ‘My Wife and Kids.’ He has also received four Image Award nominations and has won the 2002 People’s Choice Award. Wayans has received two nominations from the Satellite Awards and one nomination from the MTV Movie Awards.
Net Worth of Damon Wayans
Damon Wayans has an estimated net worth of more than $35 million. This fortune comes from his career as an actor and comedian. In 1996, he became the producer of WB’s Waynehead. He has also served as the executive producer of the TV drama ‘413 Hope St.’. He has also produced ‘The Underground.’
Damon Wayans is considered one of the most popular actors in the world. The actor has appeared in many films and television shows. He found considerable success by appearing in various characters in ‘Saturday Night Live.’ He has produced many TV shows and films. His popularity also led him to host the BET Awards in 2006. He retired from stand-up comedy in 2015. He is currently appearing as Roger Murtaugh in the television series ‘Lethal Weapon’ since 2016.