Don Knotts

Don Knotts

Highest Rated: 85% Pleasantville (1998)

Lowest Rated: 0% Big Bully (1996)

Birthday: Jul 21, 1924

Birthplace: Morgantown, West Virginia, USA

In a typical Hollywood paradox, Don Knotts proved quite adept at securing steady work playing the frantically nervous and incompetent. After great success in the 1960s as a TV second banana, Knotts spent much of the second half of that decade as a feature comedy star. Nevertheless, the small screen proved the more hospitable home. His Deputy Barney Fife, a bumbling but benign braggart, provided many of the laughs on the hugely successful rustic sitcom "The Andy Griffith Show" (CBS, 1960-68). Knotts' high-pitched whine provided comic counterpart to the soothing cracker-barrel homilies delivered by Griffith's Sheriff Andy Taylor for five seasons. Revealingly, Andy never let his deputy carry more than one bullet--and in his shirt pocket at that! Nonetheless, Knotts racked up an impressive winning streak of Emmys for "Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Comedy," taking home the statuette for 1960/61, 1961/62, 1962/63, 1965/66 and 1966/67. Griffth would also credit his co-star for writing many of Barney Fife's most inspired comic scenes.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 65% Air Buddies Unknown (Voice) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hermie & Friends: A Fruitcake Christmas Wormie (Voice) - 2005
37% 47% Chicken Little Mayor Turkey Lurkey (Voice) - 2005
No Score Yet 50% Quints Gov. Healy (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 66% Tom Sawyer Mutt Potter (Voice) - 2000
85% 79% Pleasantville TV Repairman (Character) $40.6M 1998
0% 19% Big Bully Principal Kokelar (Character) $1.8M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock: The Assassination Unknown (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock: The Picture Les Calhoun (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 56% Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night Gee Willikers (Voice) $2.7M 1987
No Score Yet 67% The Little Troll Prince Professor Nidaros (Voice) - 1987
No Score Yet 70% Return to Mayberry Barney Fife (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 84% The Private Eyes Inspector Winship (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 69% The Prize Fighter Shake (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 54% The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again Theodore (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 65% Hot Lead and Cold Feet Denver Kid (Character) - 1978
60% 57% Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo Wheely Applegate (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 59% Gus Coach Venner (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet 68% No Deposit, No Return Bert (Character) - 1976
56% 60% The Apple Dumpling Gang Theodore Ogelvie (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Love a Mystery Alexander Archer (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 72% How to Frame a Figg Hollis Alexander Figg (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 58% The Love God? Abner Audubon Peacock IV (Character) - 1969
No Score Yet 71% The Shakiest Gun in the West Dr. Jessie Heywood (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 55% The Reluctant Astronaut Roy Fleming (Character) - 1967
67% 75% The Ghost and Mr. Chicken Luther Heggs (Character) - 1966
40% 60% The Incredible Mr. Limpet Henry Limpet (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 77% Move Over, Darling Shoe clerk (Character) - 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Time I Saw Archie Capt. Harry Little (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wake Me When It's Over Sgt. Percy Warren (Character) - 1960

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hermie and Friends Wormie (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 90% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fatherhood Unknown (Guest Voice) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Las Vegas Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 73% Johnny Bravo Unknown (Guest Voice) 2004
43% No Score Yet Burke's Law Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1988-1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Newhart Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 94% Three's Company Ralph Furley (Character) 1979-1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walt Disney's Disneyland Bert Delaney (Character) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1978-1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sonny and Cher Show Guest 1976-1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Girl With Something Extra Unknown (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Here's Lucy Unknown (Guest Star) 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Scooby-Doo Movies Unknown (Guest Voice) 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Cavett Show Guest 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Andy Griffith Show Barney Fife (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
1960-1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Unknown (Character) 1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet McHale's Navy Unknown (Guest Star) 1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Danny Kaye Show Guest 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joey Bishop Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet I've Got a Secret Guest 1958

QUOTES FROM Don Knotts CHARACTERS

Pinocchio says: Well, I'd better not keep my fans waiting!

Gee Willikers says: Pinocchio don't!

Theodore Ogelvie says: "Ya know why we're called the Apple Dumpling gang? Because I fart into my bedsheets and it smells like cinnamon"

Theodore Ogelvie says: Ya know why we're called the Apple Dumpling gang? Because I fart into my bedsheets and it smells like cinnamon.