Considering he comes from a line of entertainers, it might seem like Damon Wayans Jr.’s decision to get into show business was an obvious one. But the actor tells omg! that he initially had other plans.
“I wanted to be an animator originally. I went to art school, I went to art college and everything,” Wayans shares in the interview. “But that screen was just calling me.”The 30-year-old, who’s the son of Damon Wayans and nephew of Keenan Ivory, Marlon, and Shawn Wayans (all comedic actors), got a taste of the world of acting early on, starring in his dad’s film “Blankman” back in 1994, and appearing on his sitcom “My Wife and Kids.”
Since then, he’s truly followed in his famous family’s footsteps, and now stars in the ensemble sitcom “Happy Endings,” in which he plays a metrosexual unemployed businessman named Brad, sidekick to his competitive perfectionist wife Jane (played by Eliza Coupe).
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