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Fuzzy Knight



To western fans, the nickname "Fuzzy" invokes fond memories of two first-rate comedy sidekicks: Al "Fuzzy" St. John and John Forest "Fuzzy" Knight. Knight inaugurated his career at age 15 with a tent minstrel troupe. His skill as a musician enabled him to work his way through West Virginia University, after which he headed his own band. Among Knight's theatrical credits in the '20s was the 1927 edition of Earl Carroll's Vanities and the 1928 "book" musical Here's How. Mae West caught Knight's act on the Keith vaudeville circuit and cast the bucolic entertainer in her 1933 film vehicle She Done Him Wrong; he would later show up playing West's country cousin in the actress' last important film, My Little Chickadee (1940). Usually essaying comedy roles, Knight was effective in the his dramatic scenes in Paramount's Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936), wherein he tearfully sings a mountain ballad at the funeral of little Spanky McFarland. Knight's B-western comedy sidekick activity peaked in the mid '40s (he appeared most often with Johnny Mack Brown), after which his film roles diminished as his fondness for the bottle increased. Promising to behave himself (at least during filming), Fuzzy Knight signed on in 1955 for Buster Crabbe's popular TV adventure series Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion; for the next two years, Knight played a semi-serious legionnaire -- named Private Fuzzy Knight.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Hostile Guns
  • Buck
1967
No Score Yet The Bounty Killer
  • Luther
1965
No Score Yet These Thousand Hills
  • Sally, the Cook
1959
No Score Yet The Naked Hills
  • Pitch Man
1956
No Score Yet Adventures of Gallant Bess
  • Woody
1952
100% Rancho Notorious
  • Barber
1952
No Score Yet Gold Raiders
  • Sheriff
1951
89% Show Boat
  • Troc Piano Player
1951
No Score Yet Oklahoma Annie
  • Larry
1951
No Score Yet Rimfire
  • Porky
1949
No Score Yet Down to the Sea in Ships
  • Lem Sykes
1949
No Score Yet Feudin' Rhythm
  • Actor
1949
No Score Yet Corvette K-225
  • Cricket
1948
No Score Yet The Egg and I
  • Cab Driver
1947
No Score Yet Renegades of the Rio Grande
  • Trigger Bidwell
1945
No Score Yet Cowboy and the Senorita
  • Fuzzy
1944
No Score Yet The Great Alaskan Mystery
  • 'Grit' Hartman
1944
No Score Yet Take It Big
  • Cowboy Joe
1944
No Score Yet The Lone Star Trail
  • Angus MacAngus
1943
No Score Yet Boss of Hangtown Mesa
  • Dr. J. Wellington Dingle
1942
No Score Yet Silver Bullet
  • Wild Bill Jones
1942
No Score Yet Apache Trail
  • Juke
1942
No Score Yet Juke Girl
  • Ike Harper
1942
No Score Yet Stagecoach Buckaroo
  • Clem
1942
No Score Yet Badlands of Dakota
  • Hurricane Harry
1941
No Score Yet The Shepherd of the Hills
  • Mr. Palestrom
1941
No Score Yet Horror Island
  • Stuff Oliver
1941
No Score Yet Law of the Range
  • Chap
1941
No Score Yet Arizona Cyclone
  • Muleshoe
1941
No Score Yet Rawhide Rangers
  • Porky
1941
No Score Yet Man from Montana
  • Grubby
1941
No Score Yet Boss of Bullion City
  • Burt Pennypacker
1941
No Score Yet Johnny Apollo
  • Cellmate
1940
91% My Little Chickadee
  • Cousin Zeb
1940
100% Remember the Night
  • Band Leader
1940
No Score Yet Brigham Young
  • Pete
1940
No Score Yet Law and Order
  • Deadwood
1940
No Score Yet Riders of Pasco Basin
  • Luther
1940
No Score Yet Ragtime Cowboy Joe
  • Joe
1940
No Score Yet Pony Post
  • Shorty
1940
No Score Yet Union Pacific
  • Cookie
1939
No Score Yet Oregon Trail
  • Actor
1939
No Score Yet Oklahoma Frontier
  • Frosty
1939
No Score Yet The Cowboy and the Lady
  • Buzz
1938
No Score Yet Spawn of the North
  • Lefty Jones
1938
No Score Yet Joy of Living
  • Sideshow Piano Player
1938
No Score Yet Where the West Begins
  • Buzz
1938
No Score Yet Flying Fists
  • Spider
1938
No Score Yet Border Wolves
  • Clem Barrett
1938
No Score Yet The Gold Racket
  • Scotty Summers
1937
No Score Yet With Love and Kisses
  • Butch
1937
No Score Yet Amateur Crook
  • Jape
1937
No Score Yet Born to Dance
  • Pianist
1936
No Score Yet Song of the Gringo
  • Slim
1936
No Score Yet The Plainsman
  • Dave
1936
No Score Yet Sea Spoilers
  • Hogan
1936
No Score Yet Trail of the Lonesome Pine
  • Tater
1936
No Score Yet Song of the Trail
  • Pudge
1936
No Score Yet Bars of Hate
  • Montague
1936
No Score Yet Kelly of the Secret Service
  • Lefty Hogan
1936
No Score Yet Danger Ahead
  • Fred Klein
1935
No Score Yet Night Alarm
  • Dinner Club Comedian
1935
No Score Yet Vagabond Lady
  • Swan
1935
No Score Yet George White's 1935 Scandals
  • Sam Fagel
1935
No Score Yet The Gay Bride
  • Cameraman
1934
No Score Yet Music in the Air
  • Nick
1934
No Score Yet The Cat's Paw
  • Gangster
1934
No Score Yet The Girl From Missouri (100 Per Cent Pure) (Born to Be Kissed)
  • Cameraman
1934
No Score Yet Belle of the Nineties
  • Comedian
1934
No Score Yet Operator 13
  • Sweeney
1934
No Score Yet She Had to Choose
  • Wally
1934
No Score Yet Law of Vengeance
  • Actor
1933
No Score Yet To the Last Man
  • Jeff Morley
1933
No Score Yet This Day and Age
  • Max
1933
90% She Done Him Wrong
  • Ragtime Kelly
1933
No Score Yet Hell's Highway
  • Society Red
1932

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Batman
1966-1968
  • Blind News Dealer

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