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Wayne Knight
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Birth

08/07/55

Role

Dennis Nedry

Credits

Jurassic Park

Wayne Knight is an American actor and voice actor who portrayed Dennis Nedry in Jurassic Park. He is best known for his role as Newman on "Seinfeld" and Don Orville on "3rd Rock from the Sun".

Jurassic Park Edit

Wayne Knight on TBE-002:41

Wayne Knight on TBE-0

Steven Spielberg chose Wayne Knight to play Dennis Nedry. Knight said in an interview on TBE:

I think (Spielberg) had seen Basic Instinct 
and then imagined if I were sweating in the 
same fashion, but looking at a dinosaur 
instead of a Sharon Stone.

Although Wayne Knight plays a pivotal role in the film, he is never interviewed in background material.

Jurassic Park IV Edit

Wayne Knight was interested in appearing in Jurassic World. He told toofab's Brian Particelli and a small group of journalists 2013's Comic-Con in San Diego that Nedry could have survived the Dilophosaurus attack. "It was a very big meal and a very small dinosaur. It was different from the book. In the book he crushes his head and all this kinda stuff. I'm thinking, why not play a one-armed guy with an eye patch? I could come back!"[1]


Selected filmographyEdit

  • Torchwood: Miracle Day (2011) .... Brian Friedkin
  • Punisher: War Zone (2008) .... Linus "Microchip" Lieberman
  • Cat Tale (2008) (voice) .... Max
  • Throwing Stars (2007) .... Officer Brooks
  • Forfeit (2007) .... Bob
  • Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone (2005) (voice) .... Thudd
  • Black Cloud (2004) .... Mr. Tipping
  • Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) (uncredited) .... Electrician
  • Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story (2002) (TV) .... Walter Ballou
  • Bleacher Bums (2002) (TV) .... Zig
  • Rat Race (2001) .... Zack Mallozzi
  • Toy Story 2 (1999) (voice) .... Al the Toy Collector
  • Tarzan (1999) (voice) .... Adult Tantor
  • My Favorite Martian (1999) (voice) (uncredited) .... Zoot, Martin's Talking Space Suit
  • Hercules: Zero to Hero (1999) (V) (voice) .... Orthus
  • Pros & Cons (1999) .... Wayne the Guard
  • Soundman (1998) (voice) .... Tim
  • The Brave Little Toaster Goes to Mars (1998) (V) (voice) .... Microwave
  • For Richer or Poorer (1997) .... Bob Lachman
  • Hercules (1997) (voice) .... Demetrius the Pot Maker
  • Space Jam (1996) .... Stan Podolak
  • To Die For (1995) .... Ed Grant
  • Chameleon (1995) .... Stuart Langston
  • Golden Gate (1994) (TV)
  • Jurasssic Park (1993) .... Dennis Nedry
  • T Bone N Weasel (1992) (TV) .... Roy Kramp
  • Double Edge (1992) (TV) .... Tommy White
  • Basic Instinct (1992) .... John Correli
  • JFK (1991) .... Numa Bertel
  • Seinfeld (1991) .... Newman
  • Dead Again (1991) .... 'Piccolo' Pete Dugan
  • V.I. Warshawski (1991) .... Earl 'Bonehead' Smeissen
  • Born on the Fourth of July (1989) .... Official #2 - Democratic Convention
  • Everybody's All-American (1988) .... Fraternity Pisser
  • Dirty Dancing (1987) .... Stan
  • Forever, Lulu (1987) .... Stevie
  • Double Negative (1985)
  • The Sex O'Clock News (1984) .... Bill Wright
  • For Lovers Only (1982) (TV) (uncredited) .... Video Game Fanatic
  • The Wanderers (1979) (uncredited) .... Gang Member

References Edit

  1. TooFab, Wayne Knight to Spielberg: Put Me In "Jurassic Park IV!", IMDb. Link

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