‘Newman’ Says It’s a Mistake to Lump All Entertainers As Democrats

By Fred Lucas | September 6, 2012 | 5:23 AM EDT

Charlotte (CNSNews.com) – Actor Wayne Knight, known for his role as Newman on the 1990s sitcom Seinfeld, said it’s a mistake to assume that all of Hollywood supports Democrats.

“I don’t think the entertainment industry can be looked at monolithically,” Knight told CNSNews.com on the sidelines of the Democratic National Convention. “I think Clint Eastwood proved that there are plenty of conservatives in the entertainment industry as well. So to lump everyone who happens to be an actor as being part of a support group would be a mistake.”

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Eastwood spoke at the Republican National Convention in Tampa last week in support of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Knight was attending the convention as part of the Creative Coalition, which supports more funding for the arts.

In addition to playing Newman on “Seinfeld,” he was also in the 1993 film “Jurassic Park,” among other movie and TV roles.