Wayne Knight

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Wayne Eliot Knight (born August 7, 1955) is an American actor, comedian, and voice actor perhaps best known for his role as Newman in the TV sitcom Seinfeld. His other prominent roles include Dennis Nedry in Jurassic Park, Stan Podolak in Space Jam, Al McWhiggin in Toy Story 2, Tantor in Tarzan, Don Orville in 3rd Rock from the Sun, Zack Mallozzi in Rat Race, and Mr. Blik in Catscratch. Knight was born in New York City, New York on August 7, 1955, the son of William "Bill" Knight, a textile factory supervisor who soon moved the family to Cartersville, Georgia, where Knight grew up. Knight was an undergraduate at the University of Georgia. Contrary to some reports, he was never the mascot for the Bulldogs. He left the college as an honor student but one credit shy of a degree to pursue his career at the Barter Theatre in 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 Stone and in the infamous interrogation scene in Basic Instinct.
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