Shawn Williams, as played by Shawn Wayans on TWB.
|Bike courier in Season 1, then newsstand owner|
|Ambitious, and hard-working type who has aspirations of moving up in the business world; Usually the more level-headed brother of the two brothes, Shawn usually serves as the straight man foil to younger brother Marlon, often at times bailing Marlon out of tight spots which he's sometimes also dragged into|
|Related to:||Marlon Williams (brother)|
Grandma Ellington (grandmother)
John "Pops" Williams (father)
Nate Williams (uncle)
|Appeared on:||The Wayans Bros.|
|Episodes appeared in:||101 episodes in Seasons 1-5|
|Character played by:||Shawn Wayans|
Ambitious, and hard-working, Shawn has aspirations of moving up in the business world. On the show, Shawn is played by actor/comedian Shawn Wayans.
Usually the more level-headed brother of the two, Shawn usually serves as the straight man foil to little brother Marlon, often at times bailing Marlon out of tight spots, as with the time Marlon accidentally joins the Army when he was to deliver a package to the Army base for Pops where an old Army nemisis (played by Ron O'Neal), now a Sergeant, is a drill instructor in the episode titled Saving Private Marlon. He and Shawn often compete for the affections of the ladies, sometimes causing rifts between the two, but they always wind up making up in the end.
Shawn also, at time, finds himslf im tight spots with Marlon which he, if not Pops, or Dee, as well, has to get out of, as in the case in the episode "The Poppa Cobana" in Season 1 when Marlon when he temporarily runs the diner in place of Pops when he takes a weekend trip to Atlantic City and fires the waitress Lupe and Benny the fry cook, and suseqently almost runs the diner out of business, as Shawn rehires them in making the diner temporarily into a "nightclub/casino", which recovers the $500 (in making roughly $3000 in total) Marlon spent on tryins to make the diner "more upscale".
Quite a ladies man at times, Shawn even at one time had to fight off the advances of the building owner's wife, Mrs. Niedermeyer, who was played by Adrienne Barbeau (of the hit 1970s CBS-TV series Maude) when she attempted to seduce him in order for him to get his lease renewed for the newsstand, all under Mr. Niedermeyer's (played by Pat Harrington, who played Scheneider on another hit 1970s sitcom, CBS's One Day At A Time) nose