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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 
  Good Neighbors 01x05: (Jul/14/2010) 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 Reverse Peephole 09x12: (Jan/15/1998) As Newman 
  The Betrayal 09x08: (Nov/20/1997) As Newman 
  The Merv Griffin Show 09x06: (Nov/06/1997) As Newman 
  The Junk Mail 09x05: (Oct/30/1997) As Newman 
  The Blood 09x04: (Oct/16/1997) As Newman 
  The Butter Shave 09x01: (Sep/25/1997) As Newman 
  The Muffin Tops 08x21: (May/08/1997) As Newman 
  The Millennium 08x20: (May/01/1997) As Newman 
  The Pothole 08x16: (Feb/20/1997) As Newman 
  The Andrea Doria 08x10: (Dec/19/1996) As Newman 
  The Chicken Roaster 08x08: (Nov/14/1996) As Newman 
  The Package 08x05: (Oct/17/1996) As Newman 
  The Soul Mate 08x02: (Sep/26/1996) As Newman 
  The Bottle Deposit (2) 07x22: (May/02/1996) As Newman 
  The Bottle Deposit (1) 07x21: (May/02/1996) As Newman 
  The Calzone 07x20: (Apr/25/1996) As Newman 
  The Shower Head 07x16: (Feb/15/1996) As Newman 
  The Seven 07x13: (Feb/01/1996) As Newman 
  The Pool Guy 07x08: (Nov/16/1995) As Newman 
  The Soup Nazi 07x06: (Nov/02/1995) As Newman 
  The Engagement 07x01: (Sep/21/1995) As Newman 
  The Diplomat's Club 06x22: (May/04/1995) As Newman 
  The Doodle 06x20: (Apr/06/1995) As Newman 
  The Scofflaw 06x13: (Jan/26/1995) As Newman 
  The Label Maker 06x12: (Jan/19/1995) As Newman 
  The Switch 06x11: (Jan/05/1995) As Newman 
  The Big Salad 06x02: (Sep/29/1994) As Newman 
  The Raincoats (2) 05x19: (Apr/28/1994) As Newman 
  The Marine Biologist 05x14: (Feb/10/1994) As Newman 
  The Barber 05x08: (Nov/11/1993) As Newman 
  The Non-Fat Yogurt 05x07: (Nov/04/1993) As Newman 
  The Sniffing Accountant 05x04: (Oct/07/1993) As Newman 
  The Pilot (2) 04x24: (May/20/1993) As Newman 
  The Old Man 04x18: (Feb/18/1993) As Newman 
  The Pick 04x13: (Dec/16/1992) As Newman 
  The Ticket 04x04: (Sep/16/1992) As Newman 
  The Pitch 04x03: (Sep/16/1992) As Newman 
  The Keys 03x23: (May/06/1992) As Newman 
  The Parking Space 03x22: (Apr/22/1992) As Newman 
  The Boyfriend (2) 03x18: (Feb/12/1992) As Newman 
  The Boyfriend (1) 03x17: (Feb/12/1992) As Newman 
  The Suicide 03x15: (Jan/29/1992) As Newman 
  The Revenge 02x07: (Apr/18/1991) Voiced  Newman (syndicated airings), [Uncredited]

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 
  Romeo & Juliet & Dick 02x14: (Jan/12/1997) As Officer Don 
  Dick the Vote 02x06: (Oct/27/1996) As Officer Don 
  Much Ado About Dick 02x05: (Oct/13/1996) As Officer Don 
  Assault With A Deadly Dick 01x17: (Apr/30/1996) 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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