Wayne Knight

Actor, Private investigator
Whether a blessing or a curse, actor Wayne Knight would be forever remembered as Newman, the annoying neighbor and chief nemesis to Jerry Seinfeld on the famed sitcom "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-1998). But aside from his ... Read more »
Born: 08/07/1955 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (71)

Hail, Caesar! 2016 (Movie)

Lurking Extra (Actor)

Kung Fu Panda 3 2016 (Movie)

Big Fun, Hom-­‐Lee (Voice)

Sirens 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Exes 2011 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

TripTank 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Unforgettable 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tom & Jerry: The Lost Dragon 2013 (Movie)

(Voice)

Excuse Me for Living 2012 (Movie)

Albert (Actor)

Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

Torchwood 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bones 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Guys 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Make My Day 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nip/Tuck 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Penguins of Madagascar 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

Woke Up Dead 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Kung Fu Panda 2008 (Movie)

Gang Boss (Voice)

Punisher: War Zone 2008 (Movie)

Microchip/Linus Lieberman (Actor)

Who's Your Monkey? 2008 (Movie)

Officer Brooks (Actor)

Forfeit 2007 (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

Thank God You're Here 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: New York 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dilbert 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2001, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

Fallen Angels 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2001, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Justice League Unlimited 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2001, 2004 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy 1995 - 2001, 2003, 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

Catscratch 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Voice

Black Cloud 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

I'm With Her 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Twilight Zone 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Becker 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Disney/Pixar's Buzz Lightyear of Star Command 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

3rd Rock From the Sun 1995 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pros & Cons 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Rat Race 2001 (Movie)

Zack (Actor)

That '70s Show 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Steven Spielberg Presents Toonsylvania 1997 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

Tarzan 1999 (Movie)

Tantor (Voice)

Tarzan in Concert With Phil Collins 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Toy Story 2 1999 (Movie)

Voice of Al McWhiggin (Actor)

Chameleon 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

For Richer Or Poorer 1997 (Movie)

Bob Lachman (Actor)

Hercules 1997 (Movie)

of Demetrius (Voice)

Seinfeld 1992, 1994 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 1996 Clio Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Performer

Space Jam 1996 (Movie)

Stan Podolak (Actor)

To Die For 1995 (Movie)

Ed Grant (Actor)

Against the Grain 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Baseball Relief: An All-Star Comedy Salute 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Second Half 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Jurassic Park 1993 (Movie)

Dennis Nedry (Actor)

The Edge 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Basic Instinct 1992 (Movie)

John Correli (Actor)

Double Edge 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Again 1991 (Movie)

"Piccolo" Pete (Actor)

J.F.K. 1991 (Movie)

Numa Bertel (Actor)

V.I. Warshawski 1991 (Movie)

Smeissen (Actor)

Everybody's All American 1988 (Movie)

Fraternity Pisser (Actor)

Dirty Dancing 1987 (Movie)

Stan (Actor)

Forever, Lulu 1987 (Movie)

Stevie (Actor)

The Sex O'Clock News 1985 (Movie)

(Actor)

For Lovers Only 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Bleacher Bums (TV Show)

Actor

T Bone N Weasel (TV Show)

Actor

The Whole Truth (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

Whether a blessing or a curse, actor Wayne Knight would be forever remembered as Newman, the annoying neighbor and chief nemesis to Jerry Seinfeld on the famed sitcom "Seinfeld" (NBC, 1989-1998). But aside from his enormously popular turn as Seinfeld's nefarious foil, Knight made a name for himself by appearing in a number of television series and films while lending his distinctive voice to extensive voiceover projects. He had notable supporting turns as one of Jim Garrison's investigators in "JFK" (1991), a DNA thief in "Jurassic Park" (1993) and the assistant district attorney who examines Sharon Stone during her infamous leg crossing scene in "Basic Instinct" (1992). From there, he began his long run on "Seinfeld" while simultaneously playing the uninformed officer Don Orville on "3rd Rock from the Sun" (NBC, 1996-2001). Knight also voiced characters in animated films like "Hercules" (1997), "Tarzan" (1999) and "Toy Story 2" (1999), as well as animated series on the Cartoon Network. After "Seinfeld" ended in 1998, he made a string of guest appearances on both dramas and comedies, including "Nip/Tuck" (FX, 2003-2010), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 2000-2015) and "Hot in Cleveland" (TV Land, 2010-15), and even reprised Newman on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO, 2000- ). By the time he had a recurring role as a CIA honcho on the British series "Torchwood: Miracle Day" (BBC One/Starz, 2011), Knight was one of the most in-demand character actors working in the business.

Relationships

Bill Knight

Father
died in 1993 from heart disease

Paula Sutor

Wife
married on May 26, 1996 born c. 1952

EDUCATION

University of Georgia

Athens , Georgia

Milestones

1999

Co-starred on Broadway in the Tony-winning play "Art"

1997

Signed three-year deal with Carsey-Werner Prods. estimated to be worth $2 million

1992

Cast as an ensemble member on the series, "The Edge"

1989

Returned to Broadway in Larry Gelbart's "Mastergate"

1986

Feature acting debut, "The Sex O'Clock News"

1982

US TV acting debut, "For Lovers Only"

1977

Moved back to his native New York

1977

Made his Broadway debut in the long-running "Gemini"

Co-starred in the British sitcom, "Assaulted Nuts" with Emma Thompson

Raised in Cartersville, Georgia

Worked as a private investigator for five years

Played recurring role on the hit series, "Seinfeld"

Began appearing in a recurring role on the hit NBC sitcom "3rd Rock From the Sun"; made regular as of the 1999-2000 season

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