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Damon Wayans

Damon at the Improv, 2007
Birth name Damon Kyle Wayans
Born (1960-09-04) September 4, 1960 (age 56)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Medium Stand-up, television, film, books
Nationality American
Years active 1982–present
Genres Observational comedy, improvisational comedy, satire/political satire
Subject(s) Family, children, parenting, marriage, American politics, everyday life
Spouse Lisa Thorner
(m. 19??; div. 2000)
Children 4, including Damon Wayans, Jr.
Relative(s) See Wayans family
Notable works and roles Saturday Night Live
In Living Color
Maj. Benson Winifred Payne in Major Payne
Michael Kyle in My Wife and Kids
Damon Thomas in Damon

My father was the guy on the block who said hi to everyone.
And for my family, comedically, that was the key to a lot of the humor.
My father is a Jehovah's Witness, and he raised us under a very strict hand.
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But my kids, my brothers' kids – they think about trying to top what we did.
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The show has become my therapy.
I was 12 years old when I had my first job, delivering packages.
This town was built on nepotism.
Being a celebrity, I don't even have to talk.
The less food, the more time to talk, the more to talk about.
And my marriage was perfect when I wasn't famous.
I never thought about being famous.
Nobody can stop you but you. And shame on you if you're the one who stops yourself.
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We have four beautiful children and some wonderful memories.
Some struggle is healthy. If you can embrace it rather than be angry, you can use it as your pilot light.
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My kids have a competitive drive I never had growing up.