Wayne Knight is an American actor and a famous comedian in Hollywood. Apart from being a visual entertainer, Knight is also a voice artist and has lent his voice to numerous animation films. Today, we will know more about his life and journey as a comedian and entertainer and also about the total net worth of Wayne Knight in 2020.
Early Life & Biography
Wayne Elliot Knight was born in the year 1955 in New York. This man is the son to William Edward Knight. The comedian’s father was a supervisor in a textile mill factory. The actor studied in local schools in Georgia where his father got a transfer job. He also attended the University of Georgia and got a degree in the year 2008.
Knight left college early and was short of just one credit to get a degree in acting. Knight eventually got an internship job at the Barter Theatre in Abingdon. Soon after completion of his internship, he joined the theatre company. After two years he landed a meaty Broadway role in New York City.
Wayne Knight married Paula Sutor in the year 1996. The couple’s marriage didn’t last long with both parting ways in the year, 2003. He then married Clare de Chenu in the year 2006. Both of them have a son together. In personal life, the actor is a Democrat.
Career, Awards, & Nominations
Knight appeared in various movies from the late 80’s. He got a role in “Dirty Dancing” in the year 1987 and also bagged a role in “Fourth of July” and “JFK.” He even acted in the film, “Basic Instinct” in the year 1992. He also appeared in Steven Spielberg’s film, Jurassic Park. Knight also had an extensive career in television. He appeared on TV series like, “Seinfeld,” and “3rd Rock from the Sun”. He has also appeared in comedy sketches. He took part in Broadway plays like, “Sweet Charity” and “Gemini.”
Apart from acting, he has also lent his voice for various animation movies. He gave his voice for “Toonsylvania,” “Toy Story 2”, “Tarzan,” and “Hercules.” He also appeared on the pilot episode of the show, “Thank God You’re here.” The comedian has also guest appeared in CSI series. He also acted in the famous drama series “Bones.” He also appeared in “Hot in Cleaveland.” Knight has also acted in musical, “Santa in Elf: The Musical.”
Net Worth & Earnings
The total net worth of Wayne Knight is around $10 million. The Broadway actor and comedian has achieved this net worth after reprising roles in various TV series and for appearing in major motion pictures. He has also earned his net worth by lending voice in numerous big budget animation movies.
Wayne Knight started his career as a Broadway artist and through hard work landed significant roles in movies. He has natural acting talent and has an equally gifted voice. He has been an inspiration to numerous artists who wanted to make it big in Hollywood. Apart from being a voice artist and an actor, Knight is also a comedian.