Shawn Wayans Biography (1971-)

Born January 19, 1971, in New York, NY; son of Howell (a retail manager) andElvira (a homemaker) Wayans; brother of Keenen Ivory, Damon, Dwayne, and Marlon Wayans (actors), and Kim Wayans (an actress); cousin of Craig Wayans (a writer); uncle of Damon Wayans, Jr. (an actor), Cara Mia Wayans (an actress), and Damien Wayans (an actor, director, and writer). Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, One William Morris Place, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: Modus Entertainment, 110 S. Fairfax Ave., Suite 250, Los Angeles, CA 90036.; Publicist: Tencer & Associates PR, 429 La Marina Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93109.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, comedian, writer, producer, composer
Birth Details
January 19, 1971
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Pedestrian, I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1988
  • Ashtray, Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juicein the Hood (also known as Don't Be a Menace), Buena Vista, 1996
  • Valentine, New Blood, 1999
  • Ray Wilkins, Scary Movie, Dimension Films, 2000
  • Himself, Open Mic (documentary), Miami Entertainment Corp., 2000
  • Ray Wilkins, Scary Movie 2 (also known as Scarier Movie), Miramax, 2001
  • Kevin Copeland, White Chicks, Columbia, 2004
  • Little Man, 2006
  • Film Work
  • Co-executive producer, Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (also known as Don't Be a Menace), BuenaVista, 1996
  • (Uncredited) Producer, Scary Movie, Dimension Films, 2000
  • Co-executive producer, Scary Movie 2 (also known as Scarier Movie), Miramax, 2001
  • Producer, White Chicks, Columbia, 2004
  • Producer, Little Man, 2006
  • Producer, The Munsters, Universal, 2006
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • DJ SW-1, In Living Color, Fox, 1990-92
  • Various characters, In Living Color, Fox, 1992-93
  • Shawn Williams, The Wayans Bros., The WB, 1995-99
  • Voice of Toof, Waynehead (animated), The WB, 1996-97
  • Specials
  • Various characters, The Best of Robert Townsend & His Partners inCrime, 1991
  • Welcome Home Animaniacs (animated), The WB, 1995
  • Host, Comics Come Home 4, Comedy Central, 1998
  • Comedy Central Presents Behind-the-Scenes at the American Comedy Awards, Comedy Central, 1999
  • Voice of Bad Bobby, The Bremen Town Musicians: An Animated Special from the "Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child" Series (animated), HBO, 1999
  • Good Times: The E! True Hollywood Story (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 2000
  • Canned Ham: Scary Movie, Comedy Central, 2000
  • Host, Teen Choice Presents: Teenapalooza, Fox, 2001
  • Reel Comedy: White Chicks, Comedy Central, 2004
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Fox, 1992
  • Presenter, Soul Train Comedy Awards, 1993
  • The 9th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1995
  • American Comedy Honors, Fox, 1997
  • Presenter, The 11th Annual Kids' Choice Awards (also known as Nickelodeon's 11th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, Nickelodeon, 1998
  • (As Shaun Wayans) The 26th Annual American Music Awards, ABC, 1998
  • The 1999 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 1999
  • Presenter, The 1999 World Music Awards, ABC, 1999
  • Presenter, The 26th Annual American Music Awards, ABC, 1999
  • Host, MTV Video Music Awards 2000, MTV, 2000
  • The 2000 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 2000
  • The 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2000
  • The 7th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2001
  • The 2001 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 2001
  • Presenter, The 2001 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2001
  • Presenter, The 2004 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 2004
  • Presenter, The 2004 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2004
  • The 2005 Teen Choice Awards, Fox, 2005
  • Episodic
  • Robo, "The Hood," MacGyver, 1991
  • Dominique, "PMS: Post Moving in Syndrome," Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, ABC, 1992
  • Himself, "Ode to Billy Shankbreath," The Parent 'Hood, The WB, 1995
  • Voice of Bad Bobby, "The Bremen Town Musicians," Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child, HBO, 1995
  • Guest, The Roseanne Show, 1998
  • Guest, Total Request Live, MTV, 2000
  • Guest, Howard Stern, E! Entertainment Television, 2000
  • Himself, Mad TV, Fox, 2001
  • Guest, The Big Breakfast, Channel 4, 2001
  • Guest, The Oprah Winfrey Show, syndicated, 2004
  • Guest, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2004
  • Guest, Tavis Smiley, PBS, 2004
  • Guest, Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 2004
  • Guest, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2004
  • Guest, On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, syndicated, 2004
  • Guest, Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2004
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Creator, producer, and executive consultant, The Wayans Bros., TheWB, 1995-99
  • Also worked as a WGA [Writers Guild of America] trainee, In Living Color, Fox.
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • Directed episodes of The Wayans Bros., The WB.
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (also known as Don't Be a Menace), Buena Vista, 1996
  • Scary Movie, Dimension Films, 2000
  • Scary Movie 2 (also known as Scarier Movie), Miramax, 2001
  • White Chicks, Columbia, 2004
  • Little Man, 2006
  • The Munsters, Universal, 2006
  • Television Episodes
  • Wrote The Wayans Bros., The WB.
  • Television Music
  • Lyricist, "LL Cool JJ," In Living Color, Fox, 1991
  • Composer, main title theme, The Wayans Bros., The WB, 1995-99
  • Books
  • (With Suli McCullough and Chris Spencer) One Hundred Fifty Ways to Tell If You're Ghetto, Dell, 1997

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 29, Gale Group, 2001
    Periodicals
    • People Weekly, November 15, 1999, p. 196
    • Teen People, August 1, 2001, p. 158

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