Waynehead/Kid’s WB/1996-1997 (Club Foot)
Damien “Damey” Wayne (voiced by Orlando Brown), 10-year-old black boy with a club foot who lives in a poor inner-city neighborhood in lower Manhattan and tries to cope with the problems of pre-adolescence. Damey wears a large black shoe with a metal brace on his right leg.
Damey likes to take things apart (although putting things back together was another matter). And with money hard to come by, Damey uses his creativity by building his own toys from material found around the neighborhood.
Damey’s friends are:
- Toof (voiced by Shawn Wayans),
- Mo’ Money (voiced by Jamil Walker Smith),
- Marvin (voiced by Tico Wells),
- Roz (voiced by T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh).
Damey also has a cousin from Los Angeles named Three Hats, and canine companion named Tripod who was missing a leg (seen on episode “Rebel Without A Paw”). His other friends are Monique, Shavonne, Kevin and Blue.
Day-to-day adventures in the life of Damey Wayne and his pals included:
- Getting Damey’s Mom to the hospital when she goes into labor at the library.
- Dealing with the Hydrant of Doom.
- Battle with the school bully turns into a contest of insults.
- Rescuing Roz from junkyard dogs.
- Search for fireworks for the night of the Fourth of July.
- Asking his dad to coach a basketball game (but dad sucks on the court).
- Hiding the fact the Damey has a role in an opera. (“To be cool or not to be cool”)
- Damey tries to earn money for the Harlem Week Festival.
Note: WAYNEHEAD is a Canadian-American Saturday morning animated series created by American actor Damon Wayans. It was produced by Warner Bros. Animation and Nelvana. The series lasted for only one season. Nineteen extra episodes were created on BET! Network, including a special episode “Damey and his Pals’ Christmas Carol.”
The cartoon series was inspired by the childhood of film/TV actor Damon Wayans, own childhood in the Chelsea neighborhood in the New York City Borough of Manhattan. Wayans, like his character Damey, had a club foot.
The term “Waynehead” comes from home-sheared haircuts given to Damey and his brothers.
See also: External Link – Waynehead Theme Song @ You Tube