Wayne Knight's Height
5ft 6 ¾ (169.5 cm)
American actor best known for playing Newman in the TV sitcom Seinfeld and Officer Don Orville in 3rd Rock from the Sun. In film he has appeared in Jurassic Park, Space Jam and Rat Race.
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Average Guess (9 Votes)
5ft 6.72in (169.5cm)
AJ said on 16/Jul/17
According to Imdb he is 5'7
Hijopotamus said on 14/Feb/17
Hello Newman...what's the deal with this guy? i've aeen him way skinnier than in Seinfeld show. He looks 170 alright
MetTheGuy said on 3/Dec/16
I met Mr. Knight at a hotel five years ago while staying there with my wife. The man is 5'5 at best. I am a measly 5'7 and the guy was way shorter than me, and my Mrs. concurred. The guy isn't any 5'7 or 5'6. Not a problem with it - no one hires Wayne Knight thinking he's 6 feet. He's a short, chubby, wonderful actor. But he is 5'5, man.
Matthew said on 18/Jun/15
Yeah, somewhere around 170 cm.
John said on 17/Apr/14
He is definitly not 5'6 he is 5'7
josepf said on 12/Nov/13
no way he's a strong 5-7 because he was shorter than Sally on 3rd rock from the sun by at least 5 inches..it looked like a 6 inch difference
Johnnyfive said on 29/Nov/12
Always looked taller than Jason Alexander in Seinfeld by about 2 inches or so therefore this height makes sense for him.
HAD said on 5/Sep/12
I'd say he looks a tad taller than that maybe a strong 5ft 7
Mr. Tempus said on 28/Sep/11
170cm seems right
Bouncer said on 30/Dec/08
weak 5'7 without shoes
Anonymous -15 said on 13/Dec/08
170 seems pretty accurate , maybe slightly more considering Glenn's posture is slightly better.
janice said on 14/Oct/08
glenn is about an inch taller than him, this 5'6.75 listing is perfect, strong 5'6 or weak 5'7.
Shawn37 said on 17/May/08
He seems a tad shorter than 5'7, maybe 5'6.5
Actually he looks about the same height as Ben Stiller, who is 5'6.75
John Jay said on 17/May/08
He looks 5'7 on the nose 5'6 barefoot. Hellooooo Jerry Hello Newman
Heightdetective said on 29/Apr/08
Wayne Knight is exactly 5'6 3/4 (169 cm) tall.
sf said on 5/Dec/07
yea - 5'7" or so...
dmeyer said on 5/Dec/07
newman lost weight , to me he looks 5'7
Chris said on 5/Dec/07
Pete said on 5/Dec/07
met him. hes around 5-5. nice guy.
Frank said on 3/Dec/07
There is almost a 2 inch difference between Glenn and Wayne its Wayne's Puffy hair that makes it appear less
SuperAnonymous said on 2/Dec/07
If Glen is 5'8" then Newman must be 5'7" since the difference looks 1 inch or less.
glenn said on 1/Dec/07
thanks d-ray and the man.wow,5-10 for seinfeld huh? i heard that before.ive seen him look 5-11ish.maybe lifts.crazy how i just was reminded of the gq cover with seinfled,jordan and mel gibson! and gibson looks 5-7 if seinfeld is that short.5-8ish overall.
D. Ray Morton said on 30/Nov/07
Awesome! Newman ruled. I was in a slow-moving line at the P.O. today and his name came up.
Great picture. Taller than I thought. Looks 5'7" here with Glenn.
The Man said on 30/Nov/07
Glenn, great pic my champion. It is clear that Wayne's hair gives him the illusion of added height. As far as Seinfeld goes, I remember an old David Letterman episode in 1985 or 86 where he admitted to being 5'10".
Frank said on 30/Nov/07
Seinfeld is probably 5ft 10 he was shorter than the 5ft 11 Jay Leno and about 2 inches shorter than Ex Met Keith Hernandez who is 6ft (I met Keith)
glenn said on 30/Nov/07
seemed 5-7,5-8.i guess he is 5-7.
Danius said on 30/Nov/07
the shredder said on 30/Nov/07
5'6.75 is with hair ! .. I think 5'6 flat !
Height Tracker said on 30/Nov/07
Glenn what did you think for his height?
AshnarLynx said on 30/Nov/07
HELL-O NEWMAN!:P I always thought he was 5'8.
volpe said on 1/Jun/07
looks like 5'8'' (around 3/3.5 inchs shorter than 5'11'' seinfeld)
Mark said on 17/Jan/07
I think 5 ft 6.5 is right. He's only a little bit taller than Jason Alexander in Listen Up.
said on 4/Aug/06
He used to be very fat...Click Here
He has slimmed down a bit...Click Here
He looks to be 5'7"...having shed some kilos...Click Here
DP said on 30/Jun/06
Heavy set people tend to look shorter than their actual height. Nontheless, I believe Wayne Knight is no taller than 5ft 7in at most. Look at in next to the George Costanza character and it's obvious.
Eric said on 1/May/06
I saw Wayne Knight in person and he's lost some weight since the 3rd Rock days. Wayne's not as short as he looks on TV; he's about 5'7 minimum and 5'8 max.
Anonymous said on 30/Mar/05
OK, well maybe 5'8" was a rough estimate, and probably a little generous. I was thinking 5'7" at first, but then gave him the benefit of the doubt.
EJ said on 29/Mar/05
I was actually the one to list him as 5'8" on IMDb. I don't think any height had been given for Knight before this. I based my estimate on him next to Kevin Costner in JFK.
[Editor Rob: :) In 1990 he could have been marginally taller of course. His bulkiness might have affected his posture over the years though, so nowadays looks this height.]
Smoke said on 29/Mar/05
I compared his height to Kramer's (Michael Richards) and he looked just about a head shorter. I'm 6'1" and a head taller than 5'4", so this indeed supports the theory that 5'6" Wayne Knight is a head smaller than 6'3" Michael Richards.