Wayne Knight

  • Birth Name: Wayne Elliot Knight
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor

Fast Facts

  • Dropped out of college one credit shy of graduating to join the Barter Theatre Company in Virginia.
  • Made his Broadway debut as a replacement in the long-running play Gemini.
  • At one point in 1993, was featured in three different series on NBC—Seinfeld, Against the Grain and The Second Half.  He was later featured on NBC's 3rd Rock From the Sun.
  • Has worn the same pair of his trademark glasses since his Seinfeld days.
  • Was married at the home of Seinfeld costar Michael Richards.
  • Lost nearly 100 pounds through diet and exercise after his doctor called him "morbidly obese."

Awards

  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Grace Monti — Mother
  • William Knight — Father
  • Bill Knight — Father
  • Paula Sutor — Ex-wife
  • Clare De Chenu — Wife

College

  • Attended University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States
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