Facts of Damon Wayans Networth
|Full Name||Damon Kyle Wayans|
|Birth Name||Damon Kyle Wayans|
|Profession||Actor, Stand-up Comedian, Producer|
|Birth City||Harlem, New York|
|Father Name||Howell Stouten Wayans|
|Father Profession||Supermarket Manager|
|Mother Name||Elvira Alethia Green|
|Mother Profession||Singer/Social Worker|
|No Of Children||4|
|Awards||People's Choice Award|
|Sibilings||Dwayne Wayans, Keenan Wayans, Kim Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Nadia Wayans, Elvira Wayans, Diedre Wayans, Vonnie Wayans|
|Filmography||In Living Color,The Last Boy Scout,Major Payne,Bulletproof,The Great White Hype,Saturday Night Live,Beverly Hills Cop|
|Education||Murry Bergtraum High School|
|Date of Birth||September 4,1960|
Damon Kyle Wayans Sr., or simply Damon Wayans, hails from a family of entertainers, collectively known as the Wayans Family. Damon himself is an actor, stand-up comic, writer, and producer.
As of March 2020, Damon Wayans is worth $35 million. In this article, we breakdown his net worth and look at how he made his wealth.
How Damon Wayans Made His $35 Million Net Worth?
Damon Wayans debuted in 1981 performing stand-up comedy in local comedy clubs. His first documented role came as a cameo in the 1984 comedy movie, Beverly Hills Cop.
He got his first big break as a featured performer in the NBC sketch-comedy show, Saturday Night Live from 1985 to 1986. Just as his career was starting to gain traction, he was fired from the show.
In a recent interview with The Weekender, Damon revealed the exact reason behind his firing: he was supposed to play a straight cop, but completely went off-script and ad-hoc played a stereotypical gay cop. The show's executives were none too happy and fired him on the spot.
About his firing, Damon said:
“I was angry. That’s the reason why it wasn’t funny, because I do a funny flamboyant character. It wasn’t funny because I was angry. They didn’t let me do what I wanted to do on ‘SNL’, which I came to learn was Lorne Michaels’ way of protecting me from looking like I was trying to be the next Eddie Murphy. It was right after Eddie Murphy left the show and they weren’t letting me do things that he would do. So, I went against the script. That was my frustration.”
Despite the setback, Damon went on to find prominence in the Fox sketch-comedy show, In Living Color, which he wrote and produced with his brother, Keegan.
Damon went on to make movie appearances in such films as The Last Boy Scout, Major Payne, Bulletproof, and The Great White Hype.
The Wayans Family
The Wayans Family is the collective name given to Damon, his siblings, his children, and his sibling's children, most of whom are in showbiz in some form or fashion.
The first generation of the Wayans Family is made of Damon and his siblings: Dwayne Wayans, Keenan Wayans, Kim Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Nadia Wayans, Elvira Wayans, Diedre Wayans, and Vonnie Wayans.
Their collaboration has led to such movies as the Scary Movie franchise, White Chicks, Mo' Money, Blankman, The Wayans Brothers, My Wife and Kids, Little Man, and Major Payne, to name a few.
The movies under their banner have grossed more than $1 billion combined in box-office revenue. The Wayans Family's combined net worth is reportedly in the upwards of $183 million.
Damon Wayans: Short Biography
Childhood And Early Life
Damon Wayans was born Damon Kyle Wayans on September 4, 1960, in Harlem, New York. He is one of ten children born to the singer/social worker, Elvira Alethia Green, and her husband, Howell Stouten Wayans, a supermarket manager.
Most of his siblings are in showbiz in some fashion or another and are collectively part of a family fraternity of entertainers, collectively called the Wayans Family.
Marriage And Personal Life
Damon was married to the former model and actress Lisa Thorner. They got married on April 24, 1984, and proceeded to have four children together: Damon Wayans Jr., born in 1982; and Michael Wayans, born in 1985; Cara Mia Wayans, born in 1987; and Kyla Wayans, born in 1991.
His children have taken up their parents' mantle and are in showbiz as the second generation Wayans Family.
Damon and Lisa have since divorced, and their separation was made official on May 21, 2000.