Wayne Brady Signs With CAA (Exclusive)
Wayne Brady has signed with CAA, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. He previously was with WME.
The actor, comedian and singer was recognized by the Primetime Emmys for three consecutive years for Outstanding Individual Performance on the improv comedy series Whose Line Is It Anyway?, securing the win in 2003 – the same year he won a Daytime Emmy for hosting The Wayne Brady Show. He would repeat the feat in 2004, and he has since received five straight Daytime Emmy nominations for hosting CBS’ revival of the classic game show Let’s Make a Deal.
As a singer, Brady’s cover of Sam Cooke’s civil rights anthem “A Change is Gonna Come” landed him a Grammy nomination in 2009 for Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance.
Brady’s popular TV guest stints include 30 Rock, How I Met Your Mother (where he played the half-brother of Neil Patrick Harris’ Barney Stinson) and most famously a persona-redefining appearance as “himself” on Chappelle’s Show. (See the classic sketch below.)
Brady continues to be repped by attorney Tom Hoberman at Hansen Jacobson.