Wayne Knight Biography (1955-)

Born August 7, 1955, in New York, NY; raised in Cartersville, GA; son of BillKnight (a textile factory supervisor); married Paula Sutor (a makeup artistand hair stylist), May 26, 1996 (divorced 2003). Addresses: Agent: Agency for the Performing Arts, 9200 Sunset Blvd., Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90069.; Manager: Lee Kernis, Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Actor, voice performer
Birth Details
August 7, 1955
New York, New York, United States

Famous Works

  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Member of ensemble, Assaulted Nuts, Channel 4 (England), beginning1985
  • Member of ensemble, The Edge, Fox, 1992-93
  • Newman, Seinfeld, NBC, 1992-98
  • Robert Piccolo, The Second Half, NBC, 1993-94
  • Officer Don Leslie Orville, 3rd Rock from the Sun (also known as Life as We Know It and 3rd Rock), NBC, 1997-2001
  • Voice of Igor, Toonsylvania (animated; also known as Steven Spielberg Presents "Toonsylvania"), Fox, 1998
  • Voice, Hercules (animated; also known as Disney's "Hercules"), ABC and syndicated, 1998-99
  • Voice of Emperor Zurg, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (animated; also known as Disney/Pixar's "Buzz Lightyear of Star Command"), UPN andsyndicated, 2000-2001, ABC, 2001
  • Voice of Dojo, Xiaolin Showdown (animated), The WB, beginning 2003
  • Voices of Mr. Blik and others, Catscratch (animated), Nickelodeon,2005-
  • Miniseries
  • Walter Ballou, Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story, CBS, 2002
  • Movies
  • Roy Kramp, T Bone N Weasel, TNT, 1992
  • Tommy White, Double Edge (also known as Hit Woman, Hit Woman: The Double Edge, Hit Women, and Two Women), CBS, 1992
  • Stuart Langston, Chameleon, HBO, 1997
  • Voice of microwave, The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars (animated; also known as Brave Little Toaster 2), The Disney Channel, 1998
  • Zig, Bleacher Bums (also known as The Cheap Seats), Showtime, 2002
  • Specials
  • Baseball Relief: An All-Star Comedy Salute, Fox, 1993
  • Tarzan in Concert with Phil Collins, ABC, 1999
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 1996 Clio Awards, Fox, 1996
  • M*A*S*H, Tootsie, and God: A Tribute to Larry Gelbart, PBS, 1998
  • Himself, Nicole Kidman: An American Cinematheque Tribute, AmericanMovie Classics, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Peter Pickwick, "The Case of the Parking Meter Massacre," Mathnet,a segment of Square One TV, PBS, 1990
  • Leo Cunningham (landlord), "Dead End for Delia," Fallen Angels (also known as Perfect Crimes), Showtime, 1993
  • Voice of Path-E-Tech security guard, "The Bet," Dilbert (animated), UPN, 1999
  • Guest, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1999
  • Voice of Path-E-Tech security guard, "The Security Guard," Dilbert(animated), UPN, 2000
  • The guardian angel, "It's a Wonderful Life," That '70s Show (alsoknown as Feelin' Alright, The Kids Are Alright, Reeling in the Years, and Teenage Wasteland), Fox, 2001
  • Wally, "Picture Imperfect," Becker, CBS, 2002
  • Nick Dark, "How Much Do You Love Your Kid?," The Twilight Zone, UPN, 2003
  • Voice of Gary's rival, "The Reunion," Gary the Rat (animated), Spike TV, 2003
  • Voice of Jack O'Lantern, "Billy and Mandy Jacked-Up Halloween," Grim & Evil (also known as The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy), Cartoon Network, 2003
  • Judge, Pet Star, Animal Planet, 2003
  • Buddy, "Sweet Charity," Listen Up, CBS, 2004
  • Kevin, "Friends in Low Places," I'm with Her, ABC, 2004
  • Owen, "Liar Liar House on Fire," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 2004
  • Himself, E! 101 Most Starlicious Makeovers (also known as E's "101"), E! Entertainment Television, 2004
  • Voice of Abnegazar, "The Balance," Justice League (animated; alsoknown as JL and Justice League Unlimited), Cartoon Network, 2005
  • Truman Bosch, "Fare Game," CSI: NY (also known as CSI: New York), CBS, 2006
  • Pilots
  • Video game fanatic, For Lovers Only, ABC, 1982
  • Froggy Wilson, Against the Grain, NBC, 1993
  • Robert Piccolo, The Second Half, NBC, 1993
  • Golden Gate, NBC, 1994
  • Man, The Binikers, NBC, 2000
  • Brother, Sorry Charlie, Fox, 2004
  • Voice of Mr. Blik, "Bringin' down the Mouse/To the Moon," Catscratch (animated), Nickelodeon, 2005
  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Gang member, The Wanderers (also known as Les seigneurs), Orion, 1979
  • Double Negative, Sam Irvin Productions, 1985
  • Bill Wright, The Sex O'Clock News, Chase/Prism, 1986
  • Stevie, Forever, Lulu (also known as Crazy Streets), TriStar, 1986
  • Stan, Dirty Dancing, Vestron, 1987
  • Fraternity person, Everybody's All-American (also known as WhenI Fall in Love), Warner Bros., 1988
  • Second official at the Democratic National Convention, Born on the Fourth of July, Universal, 1989
  • Earl "Bonehead" Smeissen (some sources cite Ernie Smeissen), V.I. Warshawski (also known as V.I. Warshawski, Detective in High Heels), Buena Vista, 1991
  • Numa Bertel, JFK, Warner Bros., 1991
  • "Piccolo" Pete Dugan, Dead Again, Paramount, 1991
  • John Correli, Basic Instinct (also known as Ice Cold Desire), TriStar, 1992
  • Dennis Nedry, Jurassic Park (also known as JP), Universal,1993
  • Ed Grant, To Die For (also known as 2 Die 4), Columbia, 1995
  • Stan Podolak, Space Jam (live action and animated), Warner Bros.,1996
  • Bob Lachman, For Richer or Poorer, Universal, 1997
  • Voice of Demetrius the pot maker, Hercules (animated), Buena Vista, 1997
  • Voice of Tim, Soundman, Cargo Films/The Asylum, 1998
  • Wayne the guard, Pros and Cons, Abandon Pictures, 1999
  • Voice of Orthus, Hercules: Zero to Hero (animated), Walt Disney Pictures, 1999
  • Voice of Tantor, Tarzan (animated), Buena Vista, 1999
  • (Uncredited) Voice of Zoot the Suit, My Favorite Martian (also known as My Favourite Martian), Buena Vista, 1999
  • Voices of Al McWhiggin and chicken man, Toy Story 2 (animated), Buena Vista, 1999
  • Voice of Emperor Zurg, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins (animated), Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2000
  • Zack Mallozzi, Rat Race (also known as Course folle), Paramount, 2001
  • (Uncredited) Electrician, Cheaper by the Dozen, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003
  • Mr. Tipping, Black Cloud, Old Post Films, 2004
  • Voice of Thudd, Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone (animated),Goodtimes Entertainment, 2005
  • Bob, Gone, Corndog Productions, 2006
  • Voice of Max, Cat Tale (animated), Imagi Entertainment, 2006
  • Stage Appearances
  • Herschel Weinberger, Gemini, Little Theatre, New York City, c. 1979-81
  • Pompey, Measure for Measure, Lincoln Center, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, New York City, 1989
  • Senator Knight, Steward Butler, and Representative Byers, Mastergate, Criterion Center Stage Right Theatre, New York City, 1989
  • Art, One of the Guys, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1990
  • Yvan, Art, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1998-99
  • Herman, Sweet Charity (musical), Al Hirschfeld Theatre, New York City, 2005
  • Sir Peter Lustforth, Measure for Pleasure, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, Anspacher Theatre, New York City, beginning 2006
  • Videos
  • Making "Rat Race," Fireworks Pictures/Paramount, 2001
  • The Bench: Life before "Seinfeld," Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment, 2004
  • Kramer vs. Kramer: Kenny to Cosmo, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2004
  • Music Videos
  • Madonna, "Material Girl," 1985

Further Reference


    • Entertainment Weekly, December 31, 1993, p. 64
    • People Weekly, December 9, 1996, p. 180; December 1, 2003, p. 64
    • Starlog, September, 1993
    • TV Zone Special, May, 1999, pp. 68-70

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