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|Known for:||Jurassic Park, Toy Story 2, Space Jam|
|Birth name:||Wayne Eliot Knight|
|Birthday:||7 August 1955, Cartersville, Georgia, USA|
|Height:||5' 7" (1.70 m)|
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TriviaHe attended the University of Georgia for a short time. 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). While attending college in Georgia, was told by a theater professor that he would never make it as an actor. 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 Before landing the role of Newman in "Seinfeld" (1990), he had auditioned for the role of George Costanza.