He attended the University of Georgia for a short time.
The first reference to "Newman" on "Seinfeld" (1990) has the unseen character attempting suicide by jumping out of Jerry's building. In the original episode, the voice of "Newman" is supplied by Larry David (co-creator of "Seinfeld" (1990)). On the syndicated version, Wayne Knight's voice was dubbed in.
Reports claim he was the first person to be cast for Jurassic Park (1993) after Steven Spielberg saw him in the "interview scene" of Basic Instinct (1992).
Held his wedding ceremony in Michael Richards's house.
While attending college in Georgia, was told by a theater professor that he would never make it as an actor.
Has worn the same pair of his trademark glasses since his role in "Seinfeld" (1990).
After being told by his doctors that he was approaching morbid obesity, Knight embarked upon a diet-and-exercise program that allowed him to lose 117 lbs, dropping his weight from 327 to 210 lbs.
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|Dead Again||Aug 23, 1991||'Piccolo' Pete Dugan||8.9|
|To Die For||Sep 27, 1995||Ed Grant||8.9|
|Toy Story 2||Nov 24, 1999||Al The Toy Collector||8.8|
|Jurassic Park||Jun 11, 1993||Dennis Nedry||8.8|
|Kung Fu Panda||Jun 6, 2008||Gang Boss||8.3|
|Black Cloud||Mar 11, 2005||Mr. Tipping||8.0|
|Tarzan||Jun 18, 1999||Adult Tantor||7.8|
|Dirty Dancing||Aug 25, 1987||Stan||7.7|
|Space Jam||Nov 15, 1996||Stan Podolak||7.6|
|Kung Fu Panda 3||Jan 29, 2016||Additional Voices / Big Fun/Hom-Lee||7.4|
|Punisher: War Zone||Dec 5, 2008||Micro||6.1|
|Basic Instinct||Mar 20, 1992||John Correli||4.2|
|Excuse Me for Living||Oct 12, 2012||Albert||tbd|