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Wayne Brady

Episode 7978 – Present

Wayne Brady portrays “Dr. Reese Buckingham”, the father of “Zoe” (Kiara Barnes), a worldly, intelligent, and sophisticated man who quickly finds himself entangled in a web of passion and mystery.

Wayne, a six-time Emmy® award-winning and Grammy nominated actor, singer, dancer, improviser, songwriter and television personality can also be seen as the host of CBS’s “Let’s Make A Deal” as well as on the improvisational comedy television series, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” both the original ABC and the current CW version, which has become synonymous with off-the-cuff brilliance. Additionally, Brady produced and starred in a highly rated summer sketch show and Emmy® award-winning talk show for ABC before joining forces with Dave Chappelle to create the now classic “Training Day” sketch.

Wayne returned to his theatrical roots with a successful Broadway debut as Bill Flynn in “Chicago,” and received rave reviews starring as Lola in the Tony® Award winning production of “Kinky Boots.” His Broadway path continued with a 3-month run starring as Aaron Burr in the Pulitzer Prize and Tony® award-winning production of “Hamilton” in Chicago in 2017.

Brady’s debut studio album “A Long Time Coming” earned him a Grammy nomination. He has also lent his vocal talents to both Disney’s animated series “Sofia the First,” and Nickelodeon’s “Loud House.” His television credits include “Colony,” “30 Rock,” “Everybody Loves Chris,” “Dirt,” “How I Met Your Mother,” and “Don’t’ Forget the Lyrics, among others.

Wayne’s birthday is June 2.