Shawn and Damon Jr Wayans
Shawn and Damon Jr Wayans
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About Shawn and Damon Jr Wayans
Damon Wayans, Jr. currently stars as 'Coach' in FOX hit comedy series NEW GIRL and recently starred as Brad on the ABC comedy HAPPY ENDINGS Seguing effortlessly onto the big screen, Wayans was seen starring in the 20th Century Fox Comedy LET'S BE COPS, released August 2014. The film is buddy movie about two down and out guys who pretend be cops and enjoy the respect they received. He lends his voice to the upcoming Disney animated film BIG HERO 6. The film was released in November 2014.Wayans can also be seen in a string of side-splitting performances, including his hilarious role of 'Fosse' in the comedy/action THE OTHER GUYS as one of Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg's rival officers, the indie film SOMEONE MARRY BARRY alongside Tyler Labine and Lucy Punch and DANCE FLICK a Paramount spoof that was produced, written and directed by fellow Wayans funny men. He also voiced the character of 'Thunder' in the action digital animation film MARMADUKE Eight years ago at the age of 20, Wayans started as a comedy writer on his dad's show “My Wife and Kids” and appeared in various episodes. In 2005, Wayans followed in his father's comedic footsteps and braved the world of stand-up under the pseudonym Kyle Green. He appeared alongside his father in the Showtime television series “The Underground” (2006), and served as a writer on the sketch comedy series. He also wrote, directed and starred in a series of innovative internet-based comedy sketches for “Way-Out TV,” a website launched in 2007 by his father. In January 2008, Wayans was featured on HBO's “Def Comedy Jam.” Wayans was born at his grandmother's home in Vermont but was raised in Los Angeles. He made his film debut at age 11 in the 1994's BLANK MAN. He later pursued his early passion for fine arts and animation in high school, and was admitted to the Otis School for Art and Design. An accomplished mixed martial artist, snowboarder, former gymnast and high school track star, Wayans loves to figure sketch and enjoys Japanese animation. Wayans currently resides in Los Angeles. Shawn Wayans, second youngest child of ten siblings, was born in New York City, New York, the son of Elvira, a homemaker and social worker, and Howell Wayans, a supermarket manager. His family were once Jehovah's Witnesses. Wayans grew up in the Fulton Houses in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea and is a 1989 graduate of the Bayard Rustin High School for the Humanities.On Fox's In Living Color, he began as DJ SW-1 and later became a featured performer, working with brothers Dwayne, Keenen (the show's creator), Damon, Marlon and sister Kim. Along with Marlon, Shawn Wayans created and starred in the sitcom The Wayans Bros. (The WB, 1995-99) and co-wrote, co-executive produced and starred in the feature Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996), in which Keenen also acted. Wayans guest-starred on episodes of MacGyver and Hangin' with Mr. Cooper and provided the voice of Toof for the animated children's series Waynehead (based on brother Damon's real-life childhood experiences).After a supporting stint in the gang drama New Blood (1999) Wayans' film fortunes increased dramatically when he co-starred with his brother Marlon in a hit film directed by their older brother Keenan: Scary Movie (1999-2000), a comic satire (which he also co-wrote) on the then-recent trend of horror films like Scream. Wayans played the apparently closeted Ray Wilkins, a role he reprised for the similarly popular 2001 sequel Scary Movie 2. To date, Wayans has not had any involvement with subsequent sequels. He kept the familial team intact when he and Marlon starred in the Keenan-directed comedy White Chicks (2004), playing a pair of FBI agents forced to masquerade as a pair of spoiled white blonde heiresses. Shawn also received a share of story and screenplay credit on the film. Wayans teamed up with Marlon and Keenen once again for the 2006 comedy Little Man, which Wayans acted in, co-wrote, and co-produced.