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Question by  fsufashionista (25)

What is Newman's first name on Seinfeld?


Answer by  duffitup51 (46)

The character of Newman, played by Wayne Knight is never referred to as anything other than Newman. But in the 20th episode of Seinfeld's 6th season (entitled "The Doodle"), it is revealed that Newman's first name is Francis.

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I read the script of "the doodle" and couldn't even find the WORD francis.  add a comment

Answer by  shaunhaines (131)

His first name *is* Newman! Even though Newman is a common last name in the United States, the portly postman (and Jerry's arch-nemesis) has the name Newman as his given name.


Answer by  technogeek (6640)

Newman never actually had a whole name. It was never fully determined if Newman was his first name or his last name, but he was just always referred to as 'Newman'.


Answer by  sarah0045 (186)

Newman; Jerry nemesis, is played by actor Wayne Knight. It was unclear whether Newman was his first of last name. Like Krammer, Newman is refered to by his last name. However, Newman's first name was revealed on Episode 20, season 6 "the Doodle" as Francis. He is still almost always refered to as Newman.


Answer by  marbozo (5)

The full name of the character of Newman, as portrayed by veteran character Wayne Knight, was never revealed through the entire series run of "Seinfeld" on NBC. As a matter of fact, it is not made entirely clear by the writers whether Newman was the character's first name or his last name.


Answer by  Bess2728 (682)

The character of Newman, portrayed by Wayne Knight, on the TV show "Seinfeld" does have a first name, it's Francis. This was revealed in the sixth season episode, "The Doodle." Newman first appearance on the show was only by voice in the second season episode "The Revenge." His first on screen appearance was in the 3rd season's show "The Suicide."


Answer by  dollgirl (636)

The characte "Newman" on the TV series Seinfeld is played by actor Wayne Knight. For a reason never explained, Newman and Jerry are enemies. Although one episode has his character running from a building and a woman yells, "I'll never forget you Norman", it is commonly believed that his first name is never revealed.

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