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Cartersville, Georgia, USA
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Officer Don Orville, Newman on Seinfeld
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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 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.
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University of Georgia for Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drama & Theatre
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Wayne Eliot Knight (born August 7, 1955) is an American actor, voice actor, and comedian. He is known for playing Newman in the TV sitcom Seinfeld and Officer Don Orville in 3rd Rock from the Sun. His other roles include Dennis Nedry in Jurassic Park, Stan Podolak in Space Jam, Al McWhiggin in Toy Story 2, Tantor in Tarzan, Dojo in Xiaolin Showdown, Zack Mallozzi in Rat Race, Mr. Blik in Catscratch, and Haskell Lutz in The Exes.
Full Name at Birth
Wayne Eliot Knight
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Agency for the Performing Arts L.A.
TV commercial for Coors Light beer (1997), TV commercials for 1-800-COLLECT long distance (1996), TV commercial for Frosted Cheerios cereal (1996), TV commercial for Relenza (1999), TV commercial for 10-10-220 (2001), GlaxoSmithKline Relenza (2000)
Actor, comedian, voice actor
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Single||Wayne Knight is currently single.|||