Damon Wayans Jr. movies and shows after New Girl
Even if you weren’t familiar with Damon Wayans Jr. before watching him on New Girl, then you were definitely familiar with his last name. Whether you watched his father on the big screen or on My Wife and Kids or his uncles in any number of productions, most people have come into contact with the work of the Wayans family. Nevertheless, Damon Wayans Jr. kicked off the second generation when he starred as Coach in various seasons of New Girl.
For those who never understood why Coach mysteriously left after the pilot episode, Wayans appeared on the ABC sitcom Happy Endings, but because that series received a surprise renewal, he wasn’t contractually allowed to appear on both shows. When Happy Endings was ultimately and tragically canceled in 2013, Wayans returned to New Girl as Coach in a recurring capacity in season 3 and as a series regular in season 4. He left again to pursue other opportunities but made guest appearances in seasons 5-7.
In 2010, Wayans appeared in the Mark Wahlberg-Will Ferrell buddy cop comedy The Other Guys before headlining his own, Let’s Be Cops, with New Girl co-star Jake Johnson in 2014. In 2016, Wayans was the love interest of Dakota Johnson in the romantic comedy How to Be Single and also turned in a guest role in 2018’s Super Troopers 2. After dropping by Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Curb Your Enthusiasm, Wayans snagged a leading role of his own in the CBS sitcom Happy Together. On top of his success, Wayans has two daughters and married his wife in 2016.
Since 2019, Wayans has kept busy in movies, appearing in the following: Trouble, Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, Cherry, Long Weekend, The Harder They Fall, Supercool, and the Netflix romantic comedy Love, Guaranteed. His TBS comedy series Kill the Orange-Faced Bear was ultimately axed before filming, though it’s being shopped to other networks and streamers, but he’s set as a producer on the upcoming Netflix series Glamorous.
New Girl is available to stream on Netflix.