Early lifeWayans is the son of Lisa Thorner and actor Damon Wayans. He is the eldest of four children: Michael Wayans, Cara Mia Wayans and Kyla Wayans.
CareerDamon Wayans, Jr. made his film debut when he got cast in his father's 1994 feature film Blankman playing Young Kevin. He later appeared on his father's sitcom My Wife and Kids as John, one of Junior's friends. He later worked as a staff writer on the series. Ironically, the character of Junior was loosely based on Wayans Jr. himself. He appeared in and served as a writer on The Underground. Wayans, Jr. also surprised audiences when he garnered a standing ovation during his debut appearance on Def Comedy Jam. He starred in the Wayans comedy Dance Flick as the film's main character, Thomas.
Wayans currently stars alongside Elisha Cuthbert, Zachary Knighton, Casey Wilson, Adam Pally and Eliza Coupe in the ABC comedy series Happy Endings, which began airing on April 13, 2011.
|2001–2004||My Wife and Kids||John||8 episodes|
|2006||The Underground||Various||Series regular|
|2009||Dance Flick||Thomas||Lead role|
|The Other Guys||Fosse|
|2011—||Happy Endings||Brad||Series regular|
|2012||V.I.B.: Very Intelligent Baby||Ted||Lead role|