Damon at the Improv, 2007
|Birth name||Damon Kyle Wayans|
September 4, 1960 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Medium||Stand-up, television, film, books|
|Genres||Observational comedy, improvisational comedy, satire/political satire|
|Subject(s)||Family, children, parenting, marriage, American politics, everyday life|
(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 is a Jehovah's Witness, and he raised us under a very strict hand.
But my kids, my brothers' kids – they think about trying to top what we did.
Nobody can stop you but you. And shame on you if you're the one who stops yourself.
Some struggle is healthy. If you can embrace it rather than be angry, you can use it as your pilot light.