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Wayne Knight

Though best known for his roles in television and film such as ‘Newman' in Seinfeld and ‘Nedry' in JURASSIC PARK, Wayne Knight started in the theatre and began his Broadway career with a three year run in Gemini in 1979. He subsequently appeared in Larry Gelbart's Mastergate, as ‘Ivan'; in Art with George Segal, and Buck Henry and in last season's Sweet Charity with Christina Applegate.

Knight's most recent stagework was in Measure For Pleasure at The Public Theatre, which was developed though the aid of the Sundance Playwrights Festival.

He has starred regularly in six television series including his role as ‘Officer Don Orville' in Third Rock From The Sun and sketch comedy series for Fox and Channel 4 in the UK.

His numerous films include JFK, BASIC INSTINCT, TO DIE FOR, RAT RACE, DEAD AGAIN and DIRTY DANCING. Children know him from SPACE JAM and his voice work in animated films and series ranging from TOY STORY 2 and TARZAN to the current Nickelodeon series Catscratch as 'Mr. Blick.'

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.
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Wayne Knight Facts

BirthdayAugust 7, 1955 (67)
BirthplaceCartersville, Georgia, USA

Selected Filmography

Toy Story 2
Jurassic Park
Rat Race
Dirty Dancing
Space Jam
Tyler Perry's Madea Goes To Jail
Jurassic Park Collection: Jurassic Park
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