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Creator / The Wayans Family

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Marlon, Shawn, Damon, and Keenen Ivory

There I is, Major Payne like Damon Wayans
Low Down Dirty, even, like his brother Keenen
The Notorious B.I.G., "One More Chance"

The Wayans family is a very large family of actors, writers, directors, and producers, who together have produced and starred in many of the most successful African-American comedic movies (I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Scary Movie) and TV series (In Living Color!, My Wife and Kids) of the past thirty years. Members of the family include Keenen Ivory Wayans (born June 8, 1958), Damon Wayans (born September 4, 1960), Shawn Wayans (born January 19, 1971), Marlon Wayans (born July 23, 1972), and Damon Wayans Jr. (born November 18, 1982). They often operate as a Family Business Production Posse, wearing several different hats: actor, director, writer, and producer.



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    Multiple Members 
  • I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988): Keenen (actor, director, writer), Damon (actor)
  • In Living Color! (1990-1994): Keenen (creator, actor, writer), Damon (actor, writer), Shawn (actor), Marlon (actor)
  • Mo' Money (1992): Damon (actor, writer, executive producer), Marlon (actor)
  • Blankman (1994): Damon (actor, writer, executive producer), Damon, Jr. (actor)
  • The Wayans Bros. (1995-1999): Marlon (actor, producer, writer), Shawn (actor, writer)
  • Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996): Marlon (actor, producer, writer), Shawn (actor, writer), Keenan (producer, actor)
  • Scary Movie (2000): Keenen (director, producer), Shawn (actor, writer), Marlon (actor, producer, writer)
  • Scary Movie 2 (2001): Keenen (director), Shawn (actor), Marlon (actor, producer, writer)
  • My Wife and Kids: Damon (2001-2005, creator, writer, executive producer), Damon, Jr. (actor, writer)
  • White Chicks (2004): Keenen (director, producer, writer), Marlon (actor, producer, writer), Shawn (actor, writer)
  • Little Man (2006): Keenen (director, producer, writer), Shawn (actor, writer), Marlon (actor, writer)
  • Dance Flick (2009): Shawn (writer), Marlon (writer), Damon, Jr. (actor)
  • Marmaduke (2010): Marlon (voice actor), Damon, Jr. (voice actor)
    Keenen Ivory Wayans 
  • Eddie Murphy: Raw (1987 (producer)
  • Hollywood Shuffle (1987) (actor, writer)
  • The Five Heartbeats (1991) (writer)
  • A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994) (actor, director, writer)
  • The Glimmer Man (1996) (actor)
  • Most Wanted (1997) (actor, producer, writer)
  • The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show (1997-1998) (host, executive producer)
    Damon Wayans 
    Marlon Wayans 
    Damon Wayans, Jr. 

Alternative Title(s): Damon Wayans, Damon Wayans Jr, Marlon Wayans