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" (1990). He also appeared in Jurassic Park as Nedry and in one of the most notorious scenes in American cinema, as one of the detectives interrogating Sharon Stone during her leg crossing in Basic Instinct (1992)_.Knight was born in New York City on August 7, 1955 and moved as an infant to Cartersville, Georgia, where he was raised and lived until attending the University of Georgia in 1972. Despite being an honor student, Knight left school before graduating to join the Barter Theatre company in Abingdon, Virginia. (He finally secured his B.F.A. degree in 2008). Following an internship of two years, Wayne was hired for the professional company and earned his Equity card. Now a professional actor, Knight moved back to New York, where he made his Broadway debut at 23 in the long running comedy, "Gemini" in 1979. Through the years, he has established himself as a leading character actor in television (as a regular or recurring character in seven series), film (in films ranging from Dirty Dancing to JFK), on the stage, and as a voice-artist in animation.
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