Seinfeld: Newman’s 20 Best Moments
Actor Wayne Knight, best known for playing unforgettable mailman Newman on Seinfeld, is celebrating his birthday today. So we decided to bring you Newman’s 20 best moments on Seinfeld.
Wayne Knight was born on August 7, 1955, in Cartersville, Georgia, USA as Wayne Eliot Knight to Grace (Monti) and William Edward Knight. He appeared in numerous famous movies in supporting roles produced at the end of the 1980s and beginning of the 1990s, like Dirty Dancing (1987), Born on the Fourth of July (1989), JFK (1991), Basic Instinct (1992) and Jurassic Park (1993). Actually, Knight was the first actor cast by director Steven Spielberg in Jurassic Park after he saw Knight’s performance in Basic Instinct. But he will be always remembered as Seinfeld’s arch-nemesis and Kramer’s friend, postal employee Newman.
The character of Newman is first mentioned in episode 7 of season 2, called The Revenge but in that episode, we only hear Newman’s voice which was provided by Larry David. Wayne Knight made his first physical appearance as Newman on Seinfeld in episode 15 of season 3, called The Suicide. Since then, he appeared in 43 more episodes making him one of the main supporting characters on Seinfeld.
So without further ado, let’s take a look at Newman’s best moments on Seinfeld.
Newman’s Best Moments on Seinfeld
Although Seinfeld had many great supporting characters, like Frank and Estelle Costanza, Uncle Leo, Puddy, Crazy Joe Devola, George Steinbrenner, Soup Nazi, Peterman, or Mickey, Newman is definitely one of the best characters on the show.
Excellent, excellent: Newman as a dog problem solver
Newman interrogating Seinfeld for mail fraud
Newman’s bicycle verdict
Newman gave Jerry fleas
Newman and Kramer making sausages
Junk mail: postal employee Newman
When you control the mail…
Newman As The Muffin Bottoms Cleaner
Newman and Seinfeld dating the same girl
Newman hates Keith Hernandez
Newman and Kramer playing Risk
Newman’s mail truck catches on fire
Newman orders Jambalaya soup
The mail never stops
Newman eating broccoli
Newman celebrates birthday
Newman eats Kenny Rogers chicken
Dog chases Newman
Before getting the role of Newman, Wayne Knight auditioned for the role of George Costanza but thankfully he didn’t get it as we can’t think of a better actor to portray Newman then Wayne Knight, the same as we can’t imagine anyone else in the role of George Costanza than Jason Alexander. With the role of Newman, actor Wayne Knight achieved television immortality.
What’s your opinion? What are your favorite Newman moments on Seinfeld?
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