Next wave of Wayanses coming
UTA inks Damien; Craig, Damon Jr. will 'Dance'Holy smokes, there's another one!?
The prolific Wayans clan has begun to turn out a second generation of multihyphenate comic performers. UTA has just signed Damien Dante Wayans -- nephew of filmmaker Keenen Ivory ("White Chicks") -- for representation in all areas, and Craig and Damon Jr. are set to co-star in Damien's directing debut, "Dance Flick," a Paramount comedy to be released May 22.
Damien is a co-writer (along with Craig, Keenen, Shawn and Marlon) and executive producer of the movie as well. Older-generation siblings Shawn, Marlon, Kim and Keenen all appear in the film.
Damien and Craig, along with producing partner George O. Gore II, also have formed a film and TV production company called, naturally, Second Generation Entertainment. The trio plans to create, develop and produce multiplatform content for the young-adult market.
Damien's acting career has included roles on TV's "House," "Malibu's Most Wanted" and "Little Man." He also been a supervising producer, director and writer on uncle Damon's sitcom "My Wife and Kids."
Craig's writing and producing credits include "Scary Movie 2" and "My Wife and Kids."