Currently alive, at 49 years of age.
1972 – He was born on the 2nd day of June of this year in Orlando, Florida. He graduated from Dr. Phillips High School at the age of 16. His first job as an entertainer was playing Tigger at Walt Disney World.
1996 – He began to perform at a central Florida comedy club called SAK Comedy Lab. He moved from Florida to Las Vegas, Nevada and then eventually on to Los Angeles, California in this year, where he developed his acting skills.
1998 – Brady was also the co-host of the short-lived VH1 show "Vinyl Justice" in this year.
2001 – This year, he went on to star in his own ABC variety show called The Wayne Brady Show, which failed, and a daytime talk show of the same name in 2002, which lasted two seasons and won four Daytime Emmy Awards, two of which went to Brady for Outstanding Talk Show Host
2003 – He won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety, Musical, or Comedy Series for his work on the show.
2004 – Brady joined the long-running Broadway revival of Chicago, playing the role of lawyer Billy Flynn. He also appeared briefly in the final episode of the 2004 season of the comedy Reno 911!. Additionally, Wayne guest starred on the Sci Fi Channel’s hit series show Stargate SG-1 as the first prime of the Goa’uld system lord Ares.
2005 – He sang and recorded Jim Brickman’s original Disney song "Beautiful"a cover of All-4-One’s 2002 hit "Beautiful as U" and its Christmas version.
2006 – Brady became the host of TV “Land’s that’s What I’m Talking About”, a talk show discussing the role of African-Americans in the entertainment industry. From August 29 to September 29 of the same year, Brady hosted the FOX show Celebrity Duets. On November 27, 2006, he made a guest appearance on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, playing James, the homosexual brother of Neil Patrick Harris’s character Barney. His character conflicts with Barney due to his choice to marry and adopt a baby.
2007 – ABC Family premiered the movie called The List staring Wayne Brady. The List is about a man who proposes to his girlfriend. When she says no, he begins to make a list of qualities he believes his "Perfect Woman" should have.