- Wayne Knight
birthdate = birth date and age|1955|08|7
Film, televisionand stage Actor
spouse = Paula Sutor
(26 May 1996 - 2003) (divorced)
Holly Ann Wentlent
(12 July 2005 - Present)
Wayne Knight (born
August 7, 1955) is an American comedic actor, perhaps best known for his roles as Newman in the TV sitcom " Seinfeld" and Officer Don Orvillein " 3rd Rock from the Sun". His other prominent roles include Dennis Nedryin "Jurassic Park", Al McWhiggin in " Toy Story 2", Tantor in "Tarzan", and Stan Podolak in " Space Jam" with Michael Jordan.
Knight was born in New York City, the son of Bill Knight, a textile factory supervisor, [ [http://www.filmreference.com/film/21/Wayne-Knight.html Wayne Knight Biography (1955-) ] ] who soon moved the family to
Cartersville, Georgia, where Knight grew up. Knight was an undergraduate at the University of Georgia. He left the college as an honor student but one credit shy of a degree to pursue his career at the Barter Theatrein Virginia. After an internship there, he joined the company and left with Equity card in hand to take on New York City. Two years later he had his first role on Broadway.
Knight has had prominent film roles, such as in "JFK" by
Oliver Stoneand in the infamous interrogation scene in " Basic Instinct". Also, due to the latter, he was the first person to be cast in "Jurassic Park" after director Steven Spielbergsaw him in the scene. Knight was cast as the bumbling overweight InGenCorporation's chief programmer for the park and spy for Biosyn, Dennis Nedry. He also appeared in " Dead Again", " To Die For", " Space Jam" and "Dirty Dancing".
During the mid-to-late 1990s he simultaneously played prominent supporting roles on three different TV series on
NBCplaying the part of the obese mail man Newman in " Seinfeld" (where he participated in a scene spoofing Kevin Costner's "back and to the left" speech from JFK), Officer Don Orville, Sally's love interest in " 3rd Rock from the Sun" and " Against the Grain", featuring the then unknown Ben Affleck, an unusual hat trick for television. He also appeared as a regular on two sketch comedy series, "The Edge" for Foxand "Assaulted Nuts" for Cinemaxand Channel 4in the UK.
Knight has appeared on Broadway in the plays "Gemini", "
Mastergate", "Art" and most recently in " Sweet Charity" with Christina Applegate. During filming of an episode of "Seinfeld", Knight felt what he thought to be angina pains and sought the help of a cardiologist who told him that he was morbidly obese, had high blood pressure and was near diabetic. The actor then took on a serious program involving diet, exercise and outside support. He eventually lost 117 lb (53 kg). Currently, he maintains about 75-80 lb (about 35 kg) of that loss.
In "Cheaper by the Dozen", he made his first film appearance in his new, slim self. Knight is currently voicing the black cat Mister Blik on the Nickelodeon cartoon "
Catscratch". He also voices the dragon Dojo Kanojo Choin the Kids' WB!animated series " Xiaolin Showdown". He also voiced Evil Emperor Zurgon " Buzz Lightyear of Star Command" on Toon Disneyand Disney Channel, Al McWhiggin, the toy store manager of Al's Toy Barn, in " Toy Story 2". Tantor the elephantin "Tarzan" and Demetrius the shopkeeper in "Hercules" and also made guest appearances on " The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy" as the Jack-O-Lantern and " Brandy and Mr. Whiskers" as Mr. Cantarious the snail. He recently voiced the bug Juju on Tak and The Power of Juju.
Knight appeared on the Pilot episode of the U.S. version of Thank God You're Here. He made a second appearance on the last episode of the first season. There, he won the Thank God You're Here blue door award.
In 2008, Knight will do the voice of Max, a cat in "
Cat Tale". He has been signed on to play the Punisher's techno sidekick Microchip in the upcoming "Punisher: War Zone".
*"The Wanderers" (1979)
The Sex O'Clock News" (1984)
Dirty Dancing" (1987)
*"Everybody's All-American" (1988)
Basic Instinct" (1992)
*"Jurassic Park" (1993) (Dennis Nedry)
Space Jam" (1996)
3rd Rock From The Sun" (1996-2001)
For Richer or Poorer" (1997)
Toonsylvania" (1998) (Igor)
The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars(1998) (voice of the Microwave)
*"My Favorite Martian" (1999)
Toy Story 2" (1999) (voice of Al)
*"Rat Race" (2001)
*"Cheaper By The Dozen" "(cameo)" (2003)
Catscratch" (2005) (Mr. Blik)
*"Thank God You're Here" (2007)
Kung Fu Panda"(2008)
*imdb name|id=001431|name=Wayne Knight
*voice actor|id=1814|name=Wayne Knight
*ibdb name|id=77775|name=Wayne Knight
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Wayne Knight — (* 7. August 1955 in Cartersville, Georgia) ist ein US amerikanischer Schauspieler. Leben und Leistungen Knight studierte eine kurze Zeit Schauspiel an der Universität von Georgia. Er debütierte in einer kleinen Nebenrolle im Filmdrama The… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Wayne Knight — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Knight. Wayne Knight Données clés Naissance 7 août 1955 (56 ans) … Wikipédia en Français
Wayne — is of English origin and means wagon maker . People Given name Wayne is the given name of men such as:*Wayne Bennett (rugby league footballer), Australian rugby league coach *Wayne C. Booth, literary critic *Wayne Brabender, a Spanish sports… … Wikipedia
Wayne (Vorname) — Wayne ist ein männlicher Vorname. Bekannte Namensträger Inhaltsverzeichnis A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z … Deutsch Wikipedia
Knight (Familienname) — Knight ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Inhaltsverzeichnis A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z B Beverley … Deutsch Wikipedia
Knight (surname) — Family name name =Knight imagesize= caption= meaning = knight / serving lad region = Anglo Saxon origin =British Isles related names = footnotes = Knight is a surname, and may refer to:Business* Charles F. Knight, American chairman of Emerson… … Wikipedia
Knight — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Knight, est un nom propre, issu d un mot anglais qui signifie chevalier, pouvant se référer à : Sommaire 1 Personnalités portant ce patronyme … Wikipédia en Français
Wayne Kasserman — is a New York city based stage and screen actor, most notable for his role in the 2008 remake of Knight Rider as mechanic Dylan Fass. [ [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1114258/ Knight Rider (2008) (TV) ] ] He is also the executive director of the… … Wikipedia
Wayne Cochran — (born 1939 in Thomaston, Georgia) is a soul singer, known for his outlandish outfits and white pompadour. He is sometimes referred to as The White Knight of Soul.Cochran is best known today for writing the song Last Kiss , which he performed with … Wikipedia
Wayne Fitzgerald — born in Los Angeles on 19 March 1930 is renown as a prolific main title designer for 451 motion picture and television sequences. [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0280408/ Wayne Fitzgerald ] ] Film title workFitzgerald s first title design was the… … Wikipedia