Club Feet or Foot Series-Disabled Legend Damon Wayans

Damon Kyle Wayans was born on 4 September, 1960 in New York City, New York, USA. Damon Wayans is an American stand-up comedian, writer, and actor who began his career as a stand-up comic in 1982. Damon Wayans is one of the Wayans brothers.

Damon Wayans is the son of Elvira, a homemaker and social worker, and Howell Wayans, a supermarket manager. Damon Wayans’ family was involved in the Jehovah’s Witnesses religion.Damon Wayans has 5 sisters, Elvira, Vonnie, Nadia, Kim, Deidre, and 4 brothers, actors Marlon Wayans, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Shawn Wayans, and Dwayne Wayans. Damon Wayans had a clubbed foot as a child. This attribute would also be given to his character in My Wife & Kids and his character on the cartoon series Waynehead. Damon Wayans attended Murry Bergtraum High School.

Damon Wayans’ earliest film appearance was a brief cameo as an effeminate hotel employee in the 1984 Eddie Murphy film Beverly Hills Cop. Damon Wayans was briefly on Saturday Night Live as a featured performer, before getting fired for playing his character as a flamboyant gay cop instead of a straight cop. In the SNL book Live From New York, it was stated that Damon Wayans did this largely due to growing frustrations that his sketches were not being considered for the show and increasing stress. Damon Wayans also appeared in the syndicated TV series Solid Gold during the 1980s as a stand-up comedian. After that, he went on to do the TV-show In Living Colour from 1990 to 1992, part of a team that was nominated for Emmy Awards all 3 years.

After In Living Colour, he starred in films such as The Last Boy Scout, Major Payne and The Great White Hype and wrote and starred in the film Blankman. In 1996, he produced Waynehead, a cartoon for the WB, loosely based on his own childhood growing up in a large family, starring a poor boy with a club foot. The show only lasted a season due to poor ratings. From 1997 to 1998, he was the executive producer of 413 Hope St., a short-lived drama on the FOX network starring Richard Roundtree and Jesse L. Martin.

In 1998, he starred in a short-lived comedy titled Damon, in which he played a Chicago detective. It aired on FOX. In 1999, his New York Times bestselling book Bootleg with co-author David Asbery was published; it is a humorous compilation of his observations about family, children, marriage, and politics. From 2001 until 2005, Damon Wayans starred in the ABC sitcom My Wife and Kids. Through My Wife and Kids, Damon Wayans became a household name throughout the US. Damon Wayans’ character, Michael Kyle, is a father of 3 and the show is famous for his sarcastic form of comedy.

In 2005, Damon Wayans was in a celebrity ad campaign for Hanes.

In 2006, he began starring in The Underground, a sketch comedy series on Showtime. Damon Wayans son, Damon, Jr. also stars on the show.

Damon Wayans appears in Janet Jackson’s video “The Best Things in Life Are Free” and was considered for the role of The Riddler in Batman Forever (the role went to Jim Carrey, his co-star from In Living Colour and Earth Girls are Easy). Damon Wayans hosted the 2006 BET Awards which was held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on 27 June, 2006.

In May 2008 Damon Wayans was highlighted by the media for the production of a controversial video titled, “Abortion Man”. This viral video portrays a young man in need of killing the unborn child of his pregnant girlfriend and thus calls upon Abortion Man for aid. Abortion Man (portrayed as a super hero) then finds the pregnant girl and proceeds to knee, punch and stomp the girls stomach until the fetus flies out. Some sources hold that this video is satire and is an attempt to show the violence and cruelty of abortion while other sources think the video is simply a product of Damon Wayans’ distorted sense of humor.

Damon Wayans was married to Lisa Thorner, however they divorced in 2000. Damon Wayans is the father of Damon Wayans, Jr., Michael Wayans, Cara Mia Wayans, and Kyla Wayans. Damon Wayans is also the uncle of Damien Dante Wayans and Craig Wayans.

Damon Wayans is a close friend of NBA legend Michael Jordan.

Keith, one of the Stand-Up Comedians (because of his termination and cast changes after Season 11, he was replaced with host Tom Hanks’ stand-up character, Paul)
Ned Jones, one half of criminal pitchmen partners The Jones Brothers (his brother, Fed, was played by Anthony Michael Hall)

Celebrity impersonations

Louis Farrakhan (whom he also impersonated on In Living Colour)


Little Richard

In Living Colour

Anton Jackson, a gross, drunken homeless man who hosts his own home-repair show and pops up in places where he shouldn’t be (It should be noted that his Anton Jackson character sounds like his character, Ned Jones, from the SNL recurring sketch, The Jones Brothers.

Blaine Edwards, one of the flamboyantly gay film critics in the Men On… series(this character and Anton Jackson were the only In Living Colour recurring characters Damon Wayans played when he hosted Saturday Night Live on an episode from the 1994-1995 season)

Handi Man, a mentally and physically disabled superhero

Head Detective, a police detective who was rebuilt to look like Mr. Potato Head after an accident

Homey D. Clown, a surly ex-con who performs as a kids’ party clown as part of his parole agreement

Les (Les and Wes) Oswald Bates, a hyperliterate convict prone to malapropisms

The Wiz, a thief who runs the Homeboy Shopping Network, an operation for fencing stolen goods, with Iceman (played by Keenen Ivory Wayans)

Tom Brothers (The Brothers Brothers)

Reverend Ed Cash (partnered with Dr. Reverend Carl Pethos, played by Jim Carrey. Both were con artist preachers)


Louis Farrakhan
Redd Foxx
Richard Pryor
Vanilli (Fab Morvan)

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What is a Clubfoot or Feet?

A clubfoot, or talipes equinovarus (TEV), is a birth defect. The foot is twisted in (inverted) and down. Without treatment , persons afflicted often appear to walk on their ankles, or on the sides of their feet. It is a common birth defect, occurring in about 1 in every 1,000 live births.

Approximately 50% of cases of clubfoot are bilateral. In most cases it is an isolated dysmelia. Incidence in males is higher than in females.

There are different causes for clubfoot: Mainly caused by Edwards’ syndrome, a genetic defect with 3 copies of chromosome 18 genetic causes with incidence rates increasing significantly when multiple direct family members have the condition external influences such as intrauterine compression from oligohydramnios or from amniotic band syndrome.

Clubfoot is treated with manipulation largely by a podiatrist, sometimes an orthopedic surgeons, specialist nurses, or orthotists, will treat the condition by providing FAB braces to hold the feet in orthodox positions, serial casting, or small splints called knee ankle foot orthoses(KAFO).

After correction has been achieved, maintenance of correction may require the full-time (23 hours per day) use of a splint—also known as a foot abduction brace (FAB)—on both feet, regardless or whether the TEV is on one side or both, for several weeks after treatment. Part-time use of a brace (generally at night, usually 12 hours per day) is frequently prescribed for up to 4 years.

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The End Of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Series

I hope you have enjoyed reading about “What Is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis? (ALS) Series” and of the Famous People that have or had suffered from (ALS)Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

Sadly, we have come to the end of our “Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Series”. We now begin our “Club Feet or Foot Series” so please enjoy reading.

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