Damon Wayans, Jr.

Damon Wayans Jr. was born at his grandmother's home in Vermont, in November 1982, and was raised in Los Angeles. He is the son of Lisa Thorner and actor Damon Wayans.

He made his film debut at age 11 in the 1994 film "Blank Man" playing the role of young Kevin. Later, Damon pursued his early passion for fine arts and animation in High School before admittance to the Otis School for Art and Design. He performed in a few bit roles on "My Wife and Kids" and landed a job as staff writer on the series becoming at 20, the youngest staff writer on television.

In 2005, Damon followed his father's comedic foot steps and braved the world of stand up comedy under the pseudonym Kyle Green. Damon Jr. has appeared performing alongside his father in the Showtime television series, "The Underground" (2006) and also served as a writer on that sketch comedy series. Damon 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, Damon Jr. was featured on HBO's "Def Comedy Jam".

Wayans's first major film was Dance Flick (2009), a Paramount dance movie spoof, and he later starred on the series New Girl (2011) and in the film Let's Be Cops (2014).

This young and talented multi-hyphenate continues honing his stand-up skills, performing in comedy clubs across the country, while further pursuing his crafts of acting and writing.

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Happy Together (2018)
Starring as Jake (6 episodes)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013)
Guest starring as Det. Stevie Schillens
  • Episode 3x15: The 9-8 (Feb 9, 2016)
Happy Endings: Happy Rides (2012)
Starring as Brad Williams (2 episodes)
The Talk (2011)
Guest starring as Damon Wayans, Jr.
New Girl (2011)
Starring as Ernie "Coach" Tagliaboo (23 episodes)
Guest starring as Ernie "Coach" Tagliaboo (22 episodes)
  • Episode 7x04: Where the Road Goes (May 1, 2018) [Special Guest Star]
  • Episode 6x04: Homecoming (Oct 11, 2016) [Special Guest Star]
  • Episode 5x22: Landing Gear (May 10, 2016) [Special Guest Star]
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NTSF:SD:SUV (2011)
Guest starring as Garett
Happy Endings (2011)
Starring as Brad Williams (57 episodes)
Conan (2010)
Guest starring as Damon Wayans, Jr.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Guest starring as Damon Wayans, Jr.