Wayne Knight

Wayne Knight

Age
58
Birthday
Aug. 7th, 1955
Born in
Cartersville, Georgia, USA
Height
5' 7

Wayne Knight's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Seinfeld TV Show
Seinfeld
3rd Rock from the Sun TV Show
3rd Rock from the Sun
Hot In Cleveland TV Show
Hot In Cleveland
The Penguins of Madagascar TV Show
The Penguins of Madagascar
The Exes TV Show
The Exes
Xiaolin Showdown TV Show
Xiaolin Showdown
Catscratch TV Show
Catscratch
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command TV Show
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command
Fallen Angels TV Show
Fallen Angels
Toonsylvania TV Show
Toonsylvania
Square One TV TV Show
Square One TV
Listen Up TV Show
Listen Up
Against the Grain TV Show
Against the Grain
Assaulted Nuts (UK) TV Show
Assaulted Nuts (UK)
Gary the Rat TV Show
Gary the Rat
The Second Half TV Show
The Second Half
 

Main Movie Roles

2008 - Kung Fu Panda
2008 - Punisher: War Zone
2004 - Black Cloud
2003 - Cheaper by the Dozen
2001 - Rat Race
1999 - Toy Story 2
1999 - My Favorite Martian
1999 - Tarzan
1997 - Hercules
1997 - For Richer or Poorer
1996 - Space Jam
1995 - To Die For
1993 - Jurassic Park
1992 - Basic Instinct
1991 - JFK
1991 - Dead Again
1991 - V.I. Warshawski
1989 - Born on the Fourth of July
1987 - Dirty Dancing
1979 - The Wanderers

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Various Characters
3
Brian Friedkin
3
Egghead (Voiced)
3
Guardian of the Friend Zone (Voiced)
2
Nick Dark
1
Jack (Voiced)
1
Jimmy Walpert III
1
Perry Black
1
Abnegazar (Voiced)
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Actor Wayne Knight achieved television immortality assaying the role of the overweight mailman Newman, nemesis of the eponymous lead character in the classic TV series "Seinfeld" (1990). He also appears in one of the most notorious scenes in American cinema, as one of the detectives interrogating 'Sharon Stone (I)' in Basic Instinct (1992).

Wayne Knight was born on August 7, 1955 in Cartersville, Georgia, where he was raised and lived until matriculating at the University of Georgia. Despite being an honor student, Knight left university before taking a degree to join the Barter Theatre company in Abingdon, Virginia, one of the premier regional theaters in the country. Knight polished his craft at the as part of the repertory company, which gained him his Equity union card. Now a professional actor, Knight moved to New York City, where he made his Broadway debut by replacing 'Jonathan Hadary' in 'Albert Innaurato's award winning play "Gemini" at the Circle Rep. Since then he has established himself as a leading character actor in television, film and on the stage, and as a voice-artist in cartoons.


TRIVIA:
  • He attended the University of Georgia for a short time.
  • While attending college in Georgia, was told by a theater professor that he would never make it as an actor.
  • After being told by his doctors that he was approaching morbid obesity, Knight embarked upon a diet-and-exercise program that allowed him to lose 117 lbs, dropping his weight from 327 to 210 lbs
  • Has worn the same pair of his trademark glasses since his role in _"Seinfeld" (1990)_ (qv).
  • Reports claim he was the first person to be cast for _Jurassic Park (1993)_ (qv) after 'Steven Spielberg' (qv) saw him in the "interview scene" of _Basic Instinct (1992)_ (qv).
  • The first reference to "Newman" on _"Seinfeld" (1990)_ (qv) has the unseen character attempting suicide by jumping out of Jerry's building. In the original episode, the voice of "Newman" is supplied by 'Larry David (I)' (qv) (co-creator of _"Seinfeld" (1990)_ (qv)). On the syndicated version, Wayne Knight's voice was dubbed in.
  • Performed at the Barter Theater in Abingdon, Virginia, after he dropped out of college.
  • Before landing the role of Newman in _"Seinfeld" (1990)_ (qv), he had auditioned for the role of George Costanza.


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