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Don Knotts

Mostly Credited As: Don Knotts
Birth Name: Jesse Donald Knotts
Date Of Birth: July 21, 1924 (Age 81)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Morgantown, West Virginia
Date Of Death: February 24, 2006
Cause Of Death: Lung Cancer
Height: 5' 6 ½" (1.68 m)

Don Knotts


Don Knotts was a comedic actor who was known in several comedy series, such as The Andy Griffith Show, where he played Barney Fife, and in Three's A Company. He worked alongisde with Tim Conway with many comedy films for children. Don Knotts was born in Morgantown, West Virginia on July 21, 1924. He joined the army when he became 19, and fought in World War II. He also starred in a soap opera, known as Search For Tomorrow for a few years, and soon turned to other film comedies during the 60's. During the 70's, he starred in a Disney movie known as The Apple Dumpling Gang , and later in the sequel, alongside Tim Conway. Don Knotts died in Los Angeles, California on February 24, 2006 after fighting lung cancer.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Fatherhood (2004)As: Mr. Mauzer -- [Voice]
The 1st 13th Annual Fancy Anvil Award Show Program Special... Liv (2002)As: Himself
What a Country (1986)As: Principal F. Jerry 'Bud' McPherson (1987)
Three's Company (1977)As: Ralph Furley (S04-S08)
The Captain and Tennille (1976)As: Himself
The Don Knotts Show (1970)As: Host
The Andy Griffith Show (1960)As: Barney Fife (S01-S05)
Search for Tomorrow (1951)As: Wilber Peterson (1953-1955)
Episode Cast Credits 

That '70s Show (1998) 
  Stone Cold Crazy 08x05: (Nov/30/2005) As The Landlord 

Robot Chicken (2005) 
  Operation Rich In Spirit 01x17: (Jun/26/2005) Voiced  Himself 

Las Vegas (2003) 
  Hit Me! 02x20: (Mar/28/2005) As Himself 

Johnny Bravo (1997) 
  Johnny Goes Hollywood 04x01: (Feb/20/2004) Voiced  Himself 

Dave the Barbarian (2004) 
  Band/Web 01x08: (Feb/13/2004) Voiced  Chef, [Uncredited]

8 Simple Rules (2002) 
  Come and Knock on Our Door 01x16: (Jan/28/2003) As Mr. Furley/Himself (Dream Scene Tag) 

E! True Hollywood Story (1996) 
  Andy of Mayberry 04x07: (Feb/06/2000) As Himself 
  Three's Company 02x37: (Dec/27/1998) As Himself 

101 Dalmatians: The Series (1997) 
  Mall Pups 02x22: (Oct/03/1997) Voiced  Security Dog 
  Shake, Rattle And Woof / Cadpig Behind Bars 02x03: (Sep/03/1997) Voiced  Dog Catcher, [Uncredited]

Step by Step (1991) 
  Christmas Story 03x11: (Dec/10/1993) As Deputy Feif, [Special Guest Stars]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Mike Myers, John Kruk, Belinda Carlisle 01x19: (Sep/23/1993) As Himself (cameo) 

Matlock (1986) 
  The Assassination 06x21: (May/08/1992) As Les Calhoun (1) 
  The Black Widow 03x10: (Feb/14/1989) As Les 'Ace' Calhoun 

Newhart (1982) 
  Seein' Double 08x16: (Feb/19/1990) As Iron' (Uncredited) 

Inspector Gadget (1983) 
  Ghost Catchers 02x10: (Nov/16/1985) Voiced  Male M.A.D. Agent 

The Love Boat (1977) 
  Crew Confessions/Haven't I Seen You?/Reunion 03x07: (Oct/20/1979) As unknown 

Fantasy Island (1977) (1978) 
  Casting Director/Pentagram/A Little Ball 02x18: (Feb/17/1979) As Felix Birdsong 
  Trouble, My Lovely/The Common Man 01x09: (Apr/01/1978) As Stanley Scheckter 

The Captain and Tennille (1976) 
  The Captain & Tennille in Hawaii (May/05/1978) As Himself 
  Show #20 01x20: (Mar/14/1977) As Himself 
  Show #15 01x17: (Feb/21/1977) As Himself 

The Muppet Show (1976) 
  Don Knotts 02x01: (Sep/12/1977) As Himself 

Donny and Marie (1976) 
  GUESTS: DON KNOTTS, KEELY SMITH, PAUL LYNDE 02x20: (Mar/04/1977) As Himself 
  GUESTS: MICHAEL LANDON, DON KNOTTS 01x14: (Apr/30/1976) As Himself 

The Sonny & Cher Show (1976) 
  Show 28 02x17: (Feb/04/1977) As Himself 
  Show 25 02x14: (Jan/14/1977) As Himself 
  Show 23 02x12: (Dec/12/1976) As Himself 
  Show 12 02x01: (Sep/26/1976) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

Dean Martin Celebrity Roast (1973) 
  Danny Thomas 01x39: (Dec/15/1976) As Himself 

Tony Orlando and Dawn (1974) 
  Season 2, Episode 10 02x10: (Nov/12/1975) As Himself 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) 
  740418 12x22: (Apr/18/1974) As Himself 

The Flip Wilson Show (1970) 
  Don Knotts, Richard Pryor, Oscar Brown, Jane Pace 03x25: (Mar/15/1973) As Himself 
  Melba Moore, Don Knotts, Dan Hicks & Hot Licks 03x03: (Sep/28/1972) As Himself, [Special Guest Stars]

Here's Lucy (1968) 
  Lucy Goes on Her Last Blind Date 05x16: (Jan/08/1973) As Ben Fletcher 

Hallmark Hall Of Fame (1951) 
  The Man Who Came to Dinner 22x03: (Nov/29/1972) As Dr. Bradley 

The New Scooby-Doo Movies (1972) 
  The Spooky Fog 01x09: (Nov/04/1972) Voiced  Himself 
  Guess Who's Knott Coming to Dinner 01x05: (Oct/07/1972) Voiced  Himself 

The New Andy Griffith Show (1971) 
  My Friend the Mayor 01x01: (Jan/08/1971) As Barney Fife, [Special Guest Stars]

The Bill Cosby Show (1969) 
  Swann's Way 02x12: (Dec/13/1970) As Swann 

The Hollywood Palace (1964) 
  Host: Don Knotts / Bobby Goldsboro 07x16: (Jan/31/1970) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  Host: Don Knotts / Bobby Vinton 06x16: (Jan/25/1969) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]
  Host: Don Knotts / Merry Go Round 05x24: (Mar/16/1968) As Himself, [Guest Hosts]

The Andy Williams Show (1969) (1969) 
  Creedence Clearwater Revival / Don Knotts / 'Mama' Cass Elliot / Osmond Brothers / Ray Charles 01x05: (Oct/18/1969) As Himself 

The Leslie Uggams Show (1969) 
  Episode #2 01x02: (Oct/05/1969) As Himself 

Kraft Music Hall (1958) 
  Jimmy Durante and Don Knotts Do Their Thing....Also! 11x17: (Feb/26/1969) As Co-host 

Mayberry R.F.D. (1968) 
  Andy and Helen Get Married 01x01: (Sep/23/1968) As Barney Fife 

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967) (1967) 
  Show #42 02x22: (Feb/18/1968) As Himself 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 19th Annual Emmy Awards 19x01: (Jun/04/1967) As Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (for 'The Andy Griffith Show') 
  The 18th Annual Emmy Awards 18x01: (May/22/1966) As Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (for 'The Andy Griffith Show') 
  The 15th Annual Emmy Awards 15x01: (May/26/1963) As Winner: Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor (for 'The Andy Griffith Show') 
  The 14th Annual Emmy Awards 14x01: (May/22/1962) As Winner: Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor (for 'The Andy Griffith Show') 

Bob Hope Presents The Chrysler Theatre (1963) 
  The Reason Nobody Hardly Ever Seen A Fat Outlaw in the Old West is as Follows 04x20: (Mar/08/1967) As Curly Kid 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 38th Annual Academy Awards 14x01: (Apr/18/1966) As Presenter, [Featuring]

American Bandstand (1957) 
  Mel Carter / The Ventures / Don Knotts 09x30: (Apr/02/1966) As Himself 

No Time for Sergeants (1964) 
  The Velvet Wiggle 01x34: (May/03/1965) As Barney 

The Red Skelton Show (1951) 
  Don Knotts / The Searchers 14x21: (Jan/26/1965) As Himself 
  Don Knotts / The Youngfolk 13x24: (Feb/25/1964) As Himself 
  Deadeye and the Gunslinger with Don Knotts 11x07: (Oct/17/1961) As Himself 
  Appleby's Fallout Shelter 10x28: (Jun/06/1961) As Herbie 

The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1959) 
  Rock-a-Bye Dobie 01x39: (Jul/05/1960) As Simon Metzger 

The Steve Allen Show (1956) 
  Season 5, Episode 27 05x27: (May/30/1960) As Nervous Man 
  Season 5, Episode 26 05x26: (Apr/18/1960) As Nervous Man 
  Season 5, Episode 25 05x25: (Apr/11/1960) As Nervous Man 
  Season 5, Episode 24 05x24: (Mar/28/1960) As Nervous Man 
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Trivia

Don Knotts died Friday, February 24, 2006, in Beverly Hills, California, due to pulmonary and respiratory complications.

Don was best known as "Barney Fife" on "The Andy Griffith Show".

Don starred in Three's Company as "Ralph Furley"

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