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Wayne Knight

Actor Wayne Knight achieved television immortality assaying the role of the frenetic mailman "Newman", nemesis of the eponymous lead character in the classic TV series Seinfeld (1989). He also appeared in Jurassic Park (1993) as "Dennis Nedry" and in one of the most notorious scenes in American cinema as one of the detectives interrogating Sharon Stone during her leg crossing in Basic Instinct (1992).Wayne Eliot Knight was born in New York on August 7, 1955, to Grace (Monti) and William Edward Knight. He is of Italian and English descent. Knight moved, as an infant, to Cartersville, Georgia, where he was raised and lived until attending the University of Georgia in 1972. Despite being an honor student, Knight left school to join the Barter Theatre company in Abingdon, Virginia, before graduating. (He finally secured a BFA degree in 2008.) Following an internship of two years, Wayne was hired for the professional company and earned his Equity card. Now a professional actor, Knight moved back to New York, where he made his Broadway debut, at 23, in the long-running comedy "Gemini" in 1979. Through the years, he has established himself as a leading character actor in television as a regular or recurring character in seven series, in film (ranging from Dirty Dancing (1987) to JFK (1991)), on the stage, and as a voice artist in animation.In TV Land's original sitcom The Exes (2011), Knight plays homebody "Haskell Lutz", who lives in an apartment with "Phil" (Donald Faison) and "Stuart" (David Alan Basche), right across the hall from his divorce attorney, "Holly" (Kristen Johnston).

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Aug 7, 1955 In Cartersville, Georgia, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Seinfeld 1989-07-05
Latest Project:
Series Sirens 2014

6 nominations.

Known For
Poster of 3rd Rock from the Sun
Sirens Unknown 2014
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Unknown 2012-07-19
Unforgettable Unknown 2011-09-20
Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness Unknown 2011-09-19
Green Lantern: The Animated Series Unknown 2011-11-11
The Exes Haskell Lutz 64 episodes, 2011-2015 2011-11-30
The Good Guys Unknown 2010-05-19
Hot in Cleveland Unknown 2010-06-16
The Whole Truth Unknown 2010-09-22
Regular Show Unknown 2009-08-14
The Super Hero Squad Show Unknown 2009-09-14
The Penguins of Madagascar Unknown 2008-11-29
Torchwood Unknown 2006-10-22
Ergo Proxy Unknown 2006-02-25
Bones Unknown 2005-09-13
How I Met Your Mother Unknown 2005-09-19
CSI: NY Unknown 2004-09-22
Nip/Tuck Unknown 2003-07-22
Xiaolin Showdown Dojo Kanojo Cho 52 episodes, 2003-2006 2003-11-01
The Twilight Zone Unknown 2002-09-18
Justice League Unknown 2001-11-17
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy Unknown 2001-08-24
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command Unknown 2000-10-02
Curb Your Enthusiasm Unknown 2000-10-15
Dilbert Unknown 1999-01-25
Hercules Unknown 1998-08-31
That '70s Show Unknown 1998-08-23
Becker Unknown 1998-11-02
3rd Rock from the Sun Officer Don 101 episodes, 1996-2001 1996-01-09
The Drew Carey Show Unknown 1995-09-13
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Seinfeld Newman 43 episodes, 1991-1998 1989-07-05