An outrageous cueball-domed comedian of film and TV satire fortified by a dazzling, sly smile, New York-born Damon Wayans was the third of ten children born to a grocery store manager and a social worker and grew up humbly in the Fulton Housing Projects. He began zeroing in on his comedic skills while still a child, conjuring up a number of weird characters that were later utilized on his older brother Keenen Ivory Wayans’ ground-breaking "In Living Color" (1990), the show that made Damon a huge comedy star.
For the last decade and a half the slyly sarcastic comic has become his own "Man on Film." He was Bruce Willis’ partner in the noticeably violent crime thriller The Last Boy Scout (1991); wrote, executive-produced and starred as a former con man trying to mend his ways in Mo’ Money (1992), which also featured younger brother Marlon Wayans; expanded his "In Living Color" handicapped superhero character Handiman into feature-length form with Blankman (1994); played an in-your-face drill sergeant in the aptly titled Major Payne (1995); co-starred with Adam Sandler as a cop bringing in a petty crook (Adam Sandler) in the action comedy Bulletproof (1996); joined in the basketball-themed Celtic Pride (1996); and stretched his acting muscles in Spike Lee’s comedy-drama Bamboozled (2000). He was also executive producer on "Waynehead" (1996), a Saturday morning animated show based on his childhood that featured the voices of younger sibs Kim Wayans, Marlon and Shawn Wayans.