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.