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Born: June 8, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Writer ...
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1978:
Performed at the Improv in New York during his summer vacation from college
1979:
Moved to New York after leaving college and worked the stand-up comedy club circuit
1980:
Moved to Los Angeles and eventually worked at the Los Angeles Improv and the Comedy Store
1981:
Signed a development deal with NBC
1981:
Made TV acting debut in the NBC sitcom (pilot), "Irene"
1983:
First film appearance, Bob Fosse's "Star 80"
1983:
Was a series regular on "For Love and Honor" (NBC)
1987:
First feature as co-screenwriter (with director Robert Townsend), "Hollywood Shuffle"; also acted
1987:
Debut as a producer (also co-writer), "Eddie Murphy Raw"
1987:
TV debut as producer, "Robert Townsend's Partners in Crime" (HBO)
1988:
Feature directing debut, "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka"; also wrote and acted
1990:
Co-created (with brother Damon) the sketch comedy series, "In Living Color" (FOX); also wrote, produced and co-starred with several siblings
1990:
Signed exclusive movie and TV deal with 20th Century-Fox
1992:
Ended his film and TV deal with 20th Century Fox to protest censorship of "In Living Color" and to protest Fox's decision to rerun first season episodes without his consultation; left the show at the end of the third season, but remained the executive producer through the fourth season
2006:
With brothers Shawn and Marlon created, "Thugaboo," (Nickelodeon) a series of animated children's shows that follows the misadventures of nine kids growing up in the inner city
2006:
Directed brothers Marlon and Shawn in the comedy, "The Little Man"; also co-wrote
1994:
Wrote, directed and starred in the action film, "A Low Down Dirty Shame"
1996:
Produced the film, "Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood," starring his brothers Marlon and Shawn
1996:
Co-starred with Steven Seagal in the action film, "The Glimmer Man"
1997:
Hosted the syndicated late night talk-show, "The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show"
2000:
Directed the horror parody, "Scary Movie," starring his brothers Shawn and Marlon
2001:
Once again directed brothers in the sequel, "Scary Movie 2"
2001:
Had a recurring role on the ABC sitcom, "My Wife and Kids"; created by and starring brother Damon
2004:
Co-wrote (with brothers Marlon and Shawn) the comedy, "White Chicks"; also produced and directed
2006:
Directed his brothers Marlon and Shawn in the direct-to-video, "Little Man"
2009:
Produced and co-wrote the comedy spoof, "Dance Flick"; directed by nephew Damien Dante Wayans

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