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Wayne Knight

Mostly Credited As: Wayne Knight
Birth Name: Wayne Eliot Knight
Date Of Birth: August 07, 1955 (Age 59)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Cartersville, Georgia
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Wayne Knight


Wayne Knight was born on August 7, 1955 in Cartersville, Georgia, where he also grew up. He attended the University of Georgia where he was an honor student, but dropped out before graduation to try his hand at acting at the Barter Theatre in Virginia (where he received an internship). Soon after, he took off for New York City, ready for the city's tough acting competition. In just two years, he nabbed his first Broadway role.

Knight was successful in theater, but his television and film roles earned him national recognition. His early film work includes Dirty Dancing, Oliver Stone’s JFK, Basic Instinct (that famous interrogation scene), and the role of Dennis Nedry in Jurassic Park. He also appeared in Dead Again, Space Jam, and To Die For.

His work playing the character Newman on the TV sitcom Seinfeld, is perhaps his best known role, though he also had a supporting role in the show, 3rd Rock from the Sun. His unique voice has also been lent to the shows Catscratch and Xiaolin Showdown, and the movie, Toy Story 2, among others.

While working on the show episode Seinfeld, Knight was having chest pains. Concerned about his obesity and high blood pressure, he went on a diet and exercise regimen and lost an enormous amount of weight to improve his health. He was married to Paula Sutor in May 1996, but they divorced in 2003.

Wayne Knight
TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Exes (2011)As: Haskell Lutz
Catscratch (2005)As: Mr. Blik -- [Voice]
Xiaolin Showdown (2003)As: Dojo Kanojo Cho -- [Voice]
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000)As: Evil Emperor Zurg -- [Voice]
Toonsylvania (1998)As: Additional Voices -- [Voice]
3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)As: Don Orville (S03-S06; recurring previously)
The Second Half (1993)As: Robert Piccolo
The Edge (1992)As: Various
Episode Cast Credits 

Unforgettable (2011) 
  East of Islip 02x11: (Apr/25/2014) As Dr. Theodore Blumer 

The Penguins of Madagascar (2008) 
  Street Smarts 03x13: (May/27/2012) Voiced  Max the Cat 
  Cat's Cradle 01x28: (Aug/19/2009) Voiced  Max the Cat 
  Launchtime 01x02: (Mar/28/2009) Voiced  Max the Cat 

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2011) 
  Hall of Lame 01x24: (Apr/03/2012) Voiced  Jong 
  Good Croc Bad Croc 01x06: (Nov/10/2011) Voiced  Jong | Jong's Son 

Green Lantern: The Animated Series (2011) 
  Into the Abyss 01x04: (Mar/24/2012) As Captain Goray 

Torchwood (2006) 
  End of the Road 04x08: (Sep/01/2011) As Brian Friedkin 
  Dead of Night 04x03: (Jul/28/2011) As Brian Friedkin 
  Rendition 04x02: (Jul/21/2011) As Brian Friedkin 

Hot In Cleveland (2010) 
  Love Thy Neighbor 02x15: (Jul/13/2011) As Rick 
  Battle of the Bands 02x14: (Jul/06/2011) As Rick 
  Bad Bromance 02x02: (Jan/26/2011) As Rick 
  Free Elka 02x01: (Jan/19/2011) As Rick 

Marvel Super Hero Squad (2009) 
  Too Many Wolverines! 02x12: (Feb/05/2011) Voiced  Egghead 
  Election of Evil! 01x19: (Dec/26/2009) Voiced  Egghead 
  This Forest Green 01x09: (Oct/22/2009) Voiced  Egghead 

Bones (2005) 
  The Babe in the Bar 06x07: (Nov/18/2010) As Jimmy Walpert III 

The Good Guys (2010) (2010) 
  Little Things 01x12: (Oct/08/2010) As Perry Black 

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) 
  Working Stiffs 10x03: (Oct/08/2009) As Mr. Terrence Lombard 

Thank God You're Here (US) (2007) 
  Wayne Knight, Bill Bellamy, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Wendie Malick 01x07: (May/16/2007) As Himself 
  Jennifer Coolidge, Bryan Cranston, Wayne Knight, Joel McHale 01x01: (Apr/09/2007) As Himself 

Catscratch (2005) 
  My Bodyguards / Charge! 01x12: (Mar/03/2006) Voiced  Electric Blik 
  Livesavers / Mecha-Kitties 01x11: (Feb/17/2006) Voiced  Blik Robot 
  The Ghost of Mrs. Cramdilly / A Line in the Litter Box 01x06: (Sep/23/2005) Voiced  War Blik 
  Tale of the Tail / Mr. Pickles 01x04: (Jul/22/2005) Voiced  Mr. Pickles 

CSI: NY (2004) 
  Fare Game 02x15: (Mar/01/2006) As Truman Bosch 

Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi (2004) 
  Uninvited / Camping Caper / Cell Block Rock 02x06: (Aug/26/2005) Voiced  The Wardon 

Lilo & Stitch: The Series (2003) 
  Heckler 02x15: (Aug/22/2005) Voiced  Heckler 

Justice League Unlimited (2001) 
  The Balance 04x05: (May/28/2005) Voiced  Abnegazar 

I'm With Her (2003) 
  Friends in Low Places 01x20: (Apr/06/2004) As Kevin 

Pet Star (2002) 
  Pet Star: 29 02x14: (Nov/12/2003) As Himself 

The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy (2001) 
  Billy and Mandy's Jacked Up Halloween (Oct/01/2003) Voiced  Jack O'Lantern 

The Twilight Zone (2002) (2002) 
  How Much Do You Love Your Kid? 01x33: (Feb/26/2003) As Nick Dark 

That '70s Show (1998) 
  It's A Wonderful Life 04x01: (Sep/25/2001) As The Angel 

Dilbert (1999) 
  The Security Guard 02x06: (Jan/18/2000) Voiced  The Path-E-Tech Security Guard 

Seinfeld (1989) 
  The Finale (2) 09x24: (May/14/1998) As Newman 
  The Finale (1) 09x23: (May/14/1998) As Newman 
  The Bookstore 09x17: (Apr/09/1998) As Newman 
  The Cartoon 09x13: (Jan/29/1998) As Newman 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Warren Beatty, Wayne Knight, Bonnie Raitt 05x146: (May/13/1998) As Himself, [Interviewees]

3rd Rock from the Sun (1996) 
  A Nightmare on Dick Street (2) 02x26: (May/18/1997) As Officer Don 
  A Nightmare on Dick Street (1) 02x25: (May/18/1997) As Officer Don 
  Dick and the Single Girl 02x24: (May/11/1997) As Officer Don 
  Sensitive Dick 02x21: (Apr/27/1997) As Officer Don 

Fallen Angels (1993) 
  Dead End for Delia 01x01: (Aug/01/1993) As Leo Cunningham 

The Whole Truth (2010) 
  Uncanny 01x07: (Unaired) As Judge Mark Hulverson 
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