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Template:Infobox person Damon Kyle Wayans (born September 4, 1960) is a American comedian, actor, writer, producer and a member of the Wayans family. He is best known for starring in the shows, My Wife and Kids as Michael Kyle, Sr., the sketch-comedy, In Living Color which he also co-created, and currently "Roger Murtaugh" in the FOX television series Lethal Weapon. He is also known for his role in films such as Major Payne, Blankman, and The Last Boy Scout.



CareerEdit

Damon starred doing stand-up comedy in 1982. His earliest film appearance was a brief cameo as a hotel employee in Beverly Hills Cop. He was also briefly on Saturday Night Live as a featured performer until he was fired for portraying a flamboyant gay cop instead of a straight cop in a live skit. After that, he went on to co-create and star in In Living Color on FOX with his brother Keenen which sky rocketed him and his family to super stardom. Wayans starred on the show for 3 seasons until he left the show in 1992 to pursue a film career. In 1996, he produced a cartoon series called Waynehead which aired on WB, loosely based on his childhood life but was cancelled due to low ratings.

In 1998, Damon starred in a short-lived comedy titled, Damon, but only lasted one season. In 2005, he starred as the role of Michael Kyle in the sitcom, My Wife and Kids, which aired on ABC for 5 seasons. Damon then created his own sketch-comedy series, The Underground for Showtime but was cancelled with only one season.


Recently, Wayans is currently starring as "Roger Murtaugh" (who was originally portrayed by actor Danny Glover) for the FOX television series Lethal Weapon, which is based on the 1987 film with the same name. However, it was announced in October 2018 that Wayans would be leaving the show after it's third season.






Personal LifeEdit

Damon was married to Lisa Thorner, until they divorced in 2000. Damon has four children, Damon Wayans, Jr., Michael Wayans, Cara Mia Wayans, and Kyla Wayans. He won the People's Choice Awards for favorite male. Damon was also born with club foot. Damon also announced during a show that he was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.