MARLON Wayans and his family are grieving the patriarch of their family, Howell.
Many fans of the Wayans are curious to know more about who Marlon’s father was.
Instagram/@marlonwayansMarlon Wayans shared a touching tribute to his father on April 1, 2023[/caption]
Who was Marlon Wayans’ father, Howell?
Marlon Wayans’ father, Howell, was a supermarket manager known for his faith as a Jehovah’s Witness.
He was born in 1937 in New York City, where he later raised his children.
He was the father to ten children with his wife, Elvira, whom he met in the 1950s.
Elvira died in 2020 after nearly seven decades of marriage to Howell.
Who is Marlon Wayans?
Marlon Wayans is the 10th and youngest child of Howell and Elvira Wayans, born on July 23, 1972, in New York City.
He and his siblings are credited with producing, directing, and acting in a long list of Hollywood hits.
Marlon is best known for his work co-writing the Scary Movie franchise with his brother Shawn, which was produced by their brother, Keenan.
He is also well known for his parts producing and acting in the films White Chicks in 2004, and Little Man in 2006.
Instagram/@marlonwayansHowell Wayans is the father of 10 children, including Marlon Wayans[/caption]
What has Marlon said about his father’s death?
Marlon shared his father’s death in an Instagram post on Saturday, April 1, 2023, calling his father a ‘legend.’
He went on to say: “When i was a child I asked my Dad what did you want to be when grew up? He simply said “I wanted to be a man.”
Marlon continued: “I said “not a lawyer? A doctor? An actor?” He said “just a man” I said “but every boy becomes a man” Dad said “Not true” I asked “then what’s a man?”
“My Dad said “A man takes care of himself and his responsibilities. His family is always FIRST”.
“From that day on I wanted to be a MAN.”