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      Wayne Knight

      Wayne Knight

      Highest Rated: 100% Toy Story 2 (1999)

      Lowest Rated: 14% For Richer or Poorer (1997)

      Birthday: Aug 7, 1955

      Birthplace: Cartersville, Georgia, USA

      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.

      Highest rated movies

      Blindspotting poster
      Blindspotting
      Jurassic Park poster
      Jurassic Park
      To Die For poster
      To Die For
      Dead Again poster
      Dead Again
      12 Mighty Orphans poster
      12 Mighty Orphans
      Darby and the Dead poster
      Darby and the Dead
      Basic Instinct poster
      Basic Instinct
      Rat Race poster
      Rat Race

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      57% 75% Darby and the Dead Mel (Character) - 2022
      82% 69% Back to the Outback Unknown (Voice) - 2021
      63% 94% 12 Mighty Orphans Frank Wynn (Character) $3.7M 2021
      14% 35% The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee Wayne (Character) - 2020
      94% 87% Blindspotting Patrick (Character) $4.3M 2018
      86% 78% Kung Fu Panda 3 Additional Voices (Voice) $143.5M 2016
      No Score Yet 38% Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon The Elf Elder (Voice) - 2014
      14% 15% Excuse Me for Living Albert (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 53% She Wants Me Walter Baum (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 11% Woke Up Dead Andrew Batten (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 58% Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King The Amazing Krudsky (Voice) - 2008
      29% 42% Punisher: War Zone Linus Lieberman/Microchip (Character) $7.9M 2008
      No Score Yet 12% Forfeit Bib (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 46% Who's Your Monkey? Officer Brooks (Character) - 2007
      29% 80% Black Cloud Mr. Tipping (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 36% Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone Thudd (Voice) - 2005
      No Score Yet 39% Bleacher Bums Zig (Character) - 2002
      45% 64% Rat Race Zack (Character) $56.6M 2001
      No Score Yet 50% Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins Evil Emperor Zurg (Voice) - 2000
      100% 87% Toy Story 2 Al McWhiggin (Voice) $245.9M 1999
      89% 75% Tarzan Tantor (Voice) - 1999
      No Score Yet 36% Hercules: Zero to Hero Demetrius the Pot Maker (Voice) - 1999
      40% 44% The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars Microwave (Voice) - 1998
      14% 46% For Richer or Poorer Bob Lachman (Character) $31.6M 1997
      43% 63% Space Jam Stan Podolak (Character) $90.4M 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chameleon Stuart Langston (Character) - 1995
      88% 65% To Die For Ed Grant (Character) $20.5M 1995
      92% 91% Jurassic Park Dennis Nedry (Character) $401.8M 1993
      57% 63% Basic Instinct John Correli (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet T Bone N Weasel Roy Kramp (Character) - 1992
      21% 23% V.I. Warshawski Earl "Bonehead" Smeissen (Character) $11.1M 1991
      82% 76% Dead Again Pete "Piccolo" Dugan (Character) $35.5M 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sex O'Clock News Bill Wright (Character) - 1985

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The $100,000 Pyramid Guest 2022
      No Score Yet 50% 20/20 Guest 2018
      78% 88% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Grigor (Guest Star) 2018
      No Score Yet 66% The Exes Haskell (Character) 2011-2015
      No Score Yet 59% Unforgettable Dr. Theodore Blumer (Guest Star) 2014
      No Score Yet 88% Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee Newman (Guest Star) 2014
      92% 83% Torchwood Brian Friedkin (Guest Star) 2011
      No Score Yet 79% Hot in Cleveland Rick (Guest Star) 2010-2011
      90% 81% Bones Jimmy Walpert III (Guest Star) 2010
      71% 85% The Good Guys Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
      75% 82% Nip/Tuck Jason Blum (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Catscratch Unknown (Voice) 2005-2008
      No Score Yet 80% CSI: New York Truman Bosch (Guest Star) 2006
      9% No Score Yet Listen Up Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet 0% The Drew Carey Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      58% No Score Yet I'm With Her Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      50% 86% The Twilight Zone Unknown (Character) 2003
      No Score Yet 97% Becker Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet 79% That '70s Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet 76% 3rd Rock From the Sun Officer Don Orville (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      1996-2001
      89% 93% Seinfeld Newman (Guest Star) 1992-1998
      57% 50% The Whole Truth Unknown (Guest Star)