32 Facts About Wayne Knight


Wayne Elliot Knight was born on August 7,1955 and is an American actor.


Wayne Knight voiced Igor on Toonsylvania, Mr Blik on Catscratch and Baron Von Sheldgoose on Legend of the Three Caballeros.


Wayne Knight portrayed Pete "Piccolo" Dugan in Dead Again, John Correli in Basic Instinct, Stan Podolak in Space Jam and Zach Mallozzi in Rat Race and provided the voices of Tantor in Tarzan, Al McWhiggin in Toy Story 2 and The Elf Elder in Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon.


Wayne Elliot Knight was born on August 7,1955, in New York City to a Catholic family.


Wayne Knight attended the University of Georgia but did not complete his degree until 2008.


Wayne Knight received an internship at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia, which produced repertory works.


Wayne Knight subsequently moved to New York City and after two years landed his first role on Broadway.


Wayne Knight appeared in various films produced at the end of the 1980s, and beginning of the 1990s, including Dirty Dancing, Born on the Fourth of July, JFK and Basic Instinct.


Wayne Knight was the first actor cast in Jurassic Park after director Steven Spielberg saw his performance in Basic Instinct.


Wayne Knight was cast as InGen Corporation's chief programmer for the park and secret spy for Biosyn, Dennis Nedry.


Wayne Knight appeared in Dead Again, To Die For, and Space Jam.


Wayne Knight played the mailman Newman, Jerry's neighbour and nemesis in Seinfeld, and Officer Don Orville, Sally's love interest, in 3rd Rock from the Sun.


Wayne Knight appeared as a regular on two sketch comedy series, The Edge for Fox and Assaulted Nuts for Cinemax and Channel 4 in the United Kingdom.


Wayne Knight appeared on Broadway in the plays Gemini, Mastergate, 'Art' and Sweet Charity with Christina Applegate.


Wayne Knight appeared on the pilot episode of the American version of Thank God You're Here.


Wayne Knight made a second appearance, on the last episode of the first season of the television series.


Wayne Knight won the Thank God You're Here blue door award.


Wayne Knight played the Punisher's techno sidekick Microchip in Punisher: War Zone.


Wayne Knight guest starred in The Penguins of Madagascar as Max the Cat, in the episodes "Launchtime" and "Cat's Cradle".


In November 2009, Wayne Knight reprised his role as the Seinfeld character Newman, for the seventh season of Curb Your Enthusiasm.


Wayne Knight guest starred on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 10, Episode "Working Stiffs".


Wayne Knight guest starred on a 2010 episode of Fox's drama series Bones, in the first season of the TV Land comedy series Hot in Cleveland, where he became a recurring character for season two, and on an episode of The Whole Truth in the fall of 2010.


Wayne Knight played an Internet fixated couch potato in the TV Land sitcom, The Exes.


Wayne Knight appeared as Santa in Elf: The Musical in November 2012.


Wayne Knight previously appeared on Broadway in Art in 1999.


In February 2014, Wayne Knight reprised the character Newman, during one commercial during the Super Bowl, alongside Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander.


In December 2017, Wayne Knight was featured in an advertisement for KFC depicting Colonel Sanders.


Wayne Knight married makeup artist Paula Sutor on May 26,1996, in a ceremony held in fellow Seinfeld cast member Michael Richards's home.


Wayne Knight married his second wife Clare de Chenu on October 15,2006; together they have a son, Liam.


The family lives in Toluca Lake, Los Angeles, an area where Wayne Knight has resided for many years.


Wayne Knight was in attendance at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.


Ahead of the 2020 United States presidential election, Wayne Knight appeared in an advertisement that examined "ethical breaches" of mail workers in the US and lack of support they received from the government.