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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 ... See full bio »
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Known For

Jurassic Park
(1993)
Dirty Dancing
(1987)
Seinfeld
Seinfeld Newman
(1992-1998)
Basic Instinct
Basic Instinct John Correli
(1992)

Filmography

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 2018 The Truth About Harry Quebert Affair (TV Mini-Series) (announced)
Benjamin Roth (2017)
 2018 Blindspotting (post-production)
Patrick
 2017 Stretch Armstrong & the Flex Fighters (TV Series)
Brick
- Singularity Event (2017) ... Brick (voice)
 2017 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
Irv
- Episode #1.11269 (2017) ... Irv
 2017 Narcos (TV Series)
Alan Starkman
- Best Laid Plans (2017) ... Alan Starkman
- Follow the Money (2017) ... Alan Starkman
 2017 Still the King (TV Series)
Dan
- Still Still the King (2017) ... Dan
 2016 StartUp (TV Series)
Benny Blush
- Bootstrapped (2016) ... Benny Blush
- Proof of Concept (2016) ... Benny Blush
- Angel Investor (2016) ... Benny Blush
 2016 Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh (TV Series)
Free Boov Leader
- The Gray Matter/Fever Break (2016) ... Free Boov Leader (voice)
 2016 The Crossroads of History (TV Series)
King Louis XIV
- King Louis XIV (2016) ... King Louis XIV
 2016 Hail, Caesar!
Lurking Extra
 2016 Kung Fu Panda 3
Big Fun / Hom-Lee (voice)
 2015 TripTank (TV Series)
Customer / Greg
- Cold War 2 (2015) ... Customer (voice)
- Dirty Talk (2015) ... Greg (voice)
 2011-2015 The Exes (TV Series)
Haskell Lutz
- Along Came Holly (2015) ... Haskell Lutz
- What Dreams May Come (2015) ... Haskell Lutz
- Gone Girls (2015) ... Haskell Lutz
- 10 Things They Hate About You (2015) ... Haskell Lutz
- Knotting Phil (2015) ... Haskell Lutz
 2015 Sirens (TV Series)
Richard
- Sub-Primal Fears (2015) ... Richard
 2015 Panda Paws (Short)
Big Fun (voice)
 2015 Doc McStuffins (TV Series)
Viewy Stewie
- Toy in the Sun (2015) ... Viewy Stewie
 2014 Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon (Video)
The Elf Elder (voice)
 2014 Unforgettable (TV Series)
Dr. Theodore Blumer
- East of Islip (2014) ... Dr. Theodore Blumer
 2014 Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (TV Series)
Newman
- The Over-Cheer (2014) ... Newman
 2014 New Partner (TV Series)
Frankie Coppola (2014)
 2013 Regular Show (TV Series)
God of Street Performing / Guardian of the Friend Zone
- Silver Dude (2013) ... God of Street Performing (voice)
- Meteor Moves (2013) ... Guardian of the Friend Zone (voice)
 2013 American Dad! (TV Series)
Overweight Customer Who's pants Are Caught On Fire
- Naked to the Limit, One More Time (2013) ... Overweight Customer Who's pants Are Caught On Fire (voice, uncredited)
 2012 Excuse Me for Living
Albert
 2012 Pound Puppies (TV Series)
Ralphie / Construction Worker #1
- Good Dog, McLeish! (2012) ... Ralphie / Construction Worker #1 (voice)
 2009-2012 The Penguins of Madagascar (TV Series)
Max
- Street Smarts/Nighty Night Ninja (2012) ... Max (voice)
- Cat's Cradle/Monkey Love (2009) ... Max (voice)
- Launchtime/Haunted Habitat (2009) ... Max (voice)
 2012 She Wants Me
Walter Baum
 2011-2012 Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (TV Series)
Jong / Jong's Son
- Hall of Lame (2012) ... Jong (voice)
- Good Croc, Bad Croc (2011) ... Jong / Jong's Son (voice)
 2012 Green Lantern: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Captain Goray
- Into the Abyss (2012) ... Captain Goray (voice)
 2011 Jurassic Park: The Game (Video Game)
Dennis Nedry (voice, uncredited)
 2011 Torchwood (TV Series)
Brian Friedkin
- Miracle Day: End of the Road (2011) ... Brian Friedkin
- Miracle Day: Dead of Night (2011) ... Brian Friedkin
- Miracle Day: Rendition (2011) ... Brian Friedkin
 2010-2011 Hot in Cleveland (TV Series)
Rick
- Love Thy Neighbor (2011) ... Rick
- Battle of the Bands (2011) ... Rick
- Bad Bromance (2011) ... Rick
- Free Elka (2011) ... Rick
- Good Neighbors (2010) ... Rick
 2009-2011 The Super Hero Squad Show (TV Series)
Egghead
- Too Many Wolverines! (2011) ... Egghead (voice)
- Election of Evil! (2009) ... Egghead (voice)
- This Forest Green! (2009) ... Egghead (voice)
 2010 Lee Mathers (TV Movie)
 2010 The Whole Truth (TV Series)
Judge Mark Hulverson
- Uncanny (2010) ... Judge Mark Hulverson
 2010 Bones (TV Series)
Jimmy Walpert III
- The Babe in the Bar (2010) ... Jimmy Walpert III
 2010 The Good Guys (TV Series)
Perry Black
- Little Things (2010) ... Perry Black
 2009 Make My Day (TV Series)
- Bridal Beauty (2009)
 2009 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
Wayne Knight
- The Table Read (2009) ... Wayne Knight (uncredited)
 2009 Woke Up Dead (TV Series)
Andrew Batten
- Night of the Dead Shark (2009) ... Andrew Batten
- Kiss of the Dead (2009) ... Andrew Batten
- Hide and Seek (2009) ... Andrew Batten
- IM of the Dead (2009) ... Andrew Batten
- Pill of the Dead (2009) ... Andrew Batten
 2009 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Jason Blum
- Don Hoberman (2009) ... Jason Blum
 2009 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Mr. Terrence Lombard
- Working Stiffs (2009) ... Mr. Terrence Lombard
 2008 Punisher: War Zone
Micro
 2008 Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King (Video)
The Amazing Krudsky (voice)
 2008 Kung Fu Panda
Gang Boss (voice)
 2007 Tak & the Power of Juju (TV Series)
Bug Juju
- Big Boss Brawl/Our Favorite Juju (2007) ... Bug Juju (voice)
 2007 Who's Your Monkey?
Officer Brooks
 2007 Forfeit
Bob
 2005-2007 Catscratch (TV Series)
Mr. Blik
- Spindango Fundulation/Duck and Cover (2007) ... Mr. Blik (voice)
- Spindangon Fundulation (2007) ... Mr. Blik
- Blikmail/Love Jackal (2006) ... Mr. Blik (voice)
- Free Hovis/Three Against Nature (2006) ... Mr. Blik (voice)
- Major Pepperidge/Magic Staff (2006) ... Mr. Blik (voice)
 2006 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Lily's Landlord
- How Lily Stole Christmas (2006) ... Lily's Landlord (voice, uncredited)
 2003-2006 Xiaolin Showdown (TV Series)
Dojo Kanojo Cho
- Time After Time: Part 2 (2006) ... Dojo Kanojo Cho (voice)
- Time After Time: Part 1 (2006) ... Dojo Kanojo Cho (voice)
- Hannibal's Revenge (2006) ... Dojo Kanojo Cho (voice)
- Wu Got the Power (2006) ... Dojo Kanojo Cho (voice)
- Chucky Choo (2006) ... Dojo Kanojo Cho (voice)
 2006 CSI: NY (TV Series)
Truman Bosch
- Fare Game (2006) ... Truman Bosch
 2005 Justice League Unlimited (TV Series)
Abnegazar
- The Balance (2005) ... Abnegazar (voice)
 2004 Listen Up (TV Series)
Buddy
- Sweet Charity (2004) ... Buddy
 2004 The Drew Carey Show (TV Series)
Owen
- Liar Liar House on Fire (2004) ... Owen
 2004 Black Cloud
Mr. Tipping
 2004 I'm with Her (TV Series)
Kevin
- Friends in Low Places (2004) ... Kevin
 2003 Cheaper by the Dozen
Electrician (uncredited)
 2003 The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (TV Series)
Jack
- Billy & Mandy's Jacked-Up Halloween (2003) ... Jack (voice)
 2003 Gary the Rat (TV Series)
Gary's Rival
- The Reunion (2003) ... Gary's Rival (voice)
 2003 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Nick Dark
- How Much Do You Love Your Kid? (2003) ... Nick Dark
 2002 Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story (TV Movie)
Walter Ballou
 2002 Becker (TV Series)
Wally
- Picture Imperfect (2002) ... Wally
 2001 Bleacher Bums (TV Movie)
Zig
 2001 That '70s Show (TV Series)
Angel
- It's a Wonderful Life (2001) ... Angel
 2001 Rat Race
Zack Mallozzi
 1996-2001 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series)
Officer Don
- The Thing That Wouldn't Die: Part 2 (2001) ... Officer Don
- The Thing That Wouldn't Die: Part 1 (2001) ... Officer Don
- Mary Loves Scoochie: Part 2 (2001) ... Officer Don (credit only)
- Mary Loves Scoochie: Part 1 (2001) ... Officer Don (credit only)
- Dick Soup for the Soul (2001) ... Officer Don (credit only)
 2000-2001 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (TV Series)
Zurg / Emperor Zurg / Evil Emperor Zurg
- Ancient Evil (2001) ... Zurg (voice)
- War and Peace and War (2000) ... Emperor Zurg (voice)
- Millennial Bugs (2000) ... Emperor Zurg (voice)
- Star Smasher (2000) ... Zurg (voice)
- The Crawling Flesh (2000) ... Zurg (voice)
 2000 Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins (Video)
Evil Emperor Zurg (voice)
 2000 Dilbert (TV Series)
The Security Guard
- The Security Guard (2000) ... The Security Guard (voice)
 1999 Pros & Cons
Wayne the Guard
 1999/I Toy Story 2 (Video Game)
Al the Toy Collector (voice)
 1999 Toy Story 2
Al the Toy Collector (voice)
 1999 Hercules: Zero to Hero (Video)
Orthus (voice)
 1999 Tarzan
Tantor (voice)
 1999 My Favorite Martian
Zoot, Martin's Talking Space Suit (voice, uncredited)
 1998 Contempt of Court (TV Movie)
Merrill Bushman
 1998 Hercules (TV Series)
Orthos / Cyclops Head #2
- Hercules and the Epic Adventure (1998) ... Orthos (voice)
- Hercules and the First Day of School (1998) ... Cyclops Head #2 (voice)
 1998 Soundman
Tim (voice)
 1998 The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars (Video)
Microwave (voice)
 1992-1998 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Newman
- The Finale (1998) ... Newman
- The Bookstore (1998) ... Newman
- The Cartoon (1998) ... Newman
- The Reverse Peephole (1998) ... Newman
- The Betrayal (1997) ... Newman
 1997 For Richer or Poorer
Bob Lachman
 1997 Hercules
Demetrius the Pot Maker (voice)
 1996 Space Jam
Stan Podolak
 1995-1996 The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat (TV Series)
Voices / Oldman
- Comicalamities/Super Felix/Dueling Whiskers (1996) ... Voices (uncredited)
- The Fuzzy Bunny Show/The Milky Way (1996) ... Oldman / Voices (uncredited)
- The Punderground/Nightmare on Oak Street/Star Trash (1996) ... Voices (uncredited)
- Felix's Big Splash/Gross Ghost/The Underwater Kingdom (1995) ... Voices (voice, uncredited)
 1995 To Die For
Ed Grant
 1995 Chameleon
Stuart Langston
 1994 Golden Gate (TV Movie)
Arthur Genopopoulos
 1993-1994 The Second Half (TV Series)
Robert Piccolo
- Ten (1994) ... Robert Piccolo
- One Flu Over a Nest of Cuckoos (1994) ... Robert Piccolo
- High Nooner (1994) ... Robert Piccolo
- Far and Awry (1994) ... Robert Piccolo
- The Gym (1993) ... Robert Piccolo
 1993 Against the Grain (TV Series)
Froggy Wilson
- Pilot (1993) ... Froggy Wilson
 1993 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Leo Cunningham
- Dead-End for Delia (1993) ... Leo Cunningham
 1993 Jurassic Park
Nedry
 1992-1993 The Edge (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.14 (1993) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.10 (1992) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.9 (1992) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.8 (1992) ... Various Characters
- Tape Cycle #7 (1992) ... Various Characters
 1992 T Bone N Weasel (TV Movie)
Roy Kramp
 1992 Double Edge (TV Movie)
Tommy White
 1992 Basic Instinct
John Correli
 1991 JFK
Numa Bertel
 1991 Dead Again
'Piccolo' Pete Dugan
 1991 V.I. Warshawski
Smeissen
 1990 Square One Television (TV Series)
Peter Pickwick
- Episode #3.15 (1990) ... Peter Pickwick
- Episode #3.14 (1990) ... Peter Pickwick
- Episode #3.13 (1990) ... Peter Pickwick
 1990 Mathnet (TV Series)
Peter Pickwick
- The Case of the Parking Meter Massacre (1990) ... Peter Pickwick
 1989 Born on the Fourth of July
Official #2 - Democratic Convention
 1988 Everybody's All-American
Fraternity Pisser
 1988 Tattinger's (TV Series)
Kenny Axelrod
- The Sonny Also Rises (1988) ... Kenny Axelrod
 1987 Dirty Dancing
Stan
 1987 Forever, Lulu
Stevie
 1985 The Sex O'Clock News
Bill Wright
 1985 Assaulted Nuts (TV Series)
Various
 1985 Double Negative (Short)
Max
 1984 The Burning Bed (TV Movie)
Juror (uncredited)
 1983 The Day After (TV Movie)
Man in Hospital (uncredited)
 1982 For Lovers Only (TV Movie)
Video Game Fanatic (uncredited)
 1979 The Wanderers
Waiter (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Self (24 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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TV commercials for 1-800-COLLECT long distance (1996) See more »

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Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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One good thing about TV Land is you're always surrounded by people who know what they're doing, in terms of your fellow actors. See more »

Trivia:

Before landing the role of Newman in Seinfeld (1989), he had auditioned for the role of George Costanza. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays characters with a cynical demeanor See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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