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Don Knotts (Jesse Donald Knotts)

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Biography

Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
Don Knotts, the legendary television character actor, was born Jesse Donald Knotts on July 21, 1924 in Morgantown, West Virginia, to William Jesse Knotts and the former Elsie L. Moore. He was the youngest of four sons in a family that had been in America since the 17th century.

His first stint as an entertainer was as a ventriloquist, performing paid gigs at parties and other events in Morgantown. Read more...

Actor

Character: Sgt. Percy Warren

Wake Me When It's Over 1960

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Character: Nervous Motorist

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 1963

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Character: Shoe clerk

Move Over, Darling 1963

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Character: Henry Limpet

The Incredible Mr. Limpet 1964

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Character: Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Animated Short Film and Best Live Action Short Film

The 38th Annual Academy Awards 1966

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Character: Roy Fleming

The Reluctant Astronaut 1967

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Character: Dr. Jesse W. Heywood

The Shakiest Gun in the West 1968

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Character: Abner Audubon Peacock IV

The Love God? 1969

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Character: Mayor Turkey Lurkey

Chicken Little 2005

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Character: T.W. Turtle

Cats Don't Dance 1997

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Character: CHP Officer #2

Cannonball Run II 1984

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Character: Principal Kokelar

Big Bully 1996

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Character: Gov. Healy

Quints 2000

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Character: Mutt Potter

Tom Sawyer 2000

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Character: Himself - The Andy Griffith Show / Deputy Barney Fife

When Television Came of Age 2014

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Character: Iron

Newhart 1982

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Character: Himself

The Garry Moore Show 1958

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Character: Himself

The Lux Show 1957

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Character: Himself

Flip 1970

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Character: Himself

The Muppet Show 1976

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Character: Himself

Dinah's Place 1970

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Character: Himself - Co-Host

The Kraft Music Hall 1967

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Character: Himself

The Danny Kaye Show 1963

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Character: Leo Swann

The Bill Cosby Show 1969

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Character: Himself - In Memoriam Tribute

The 79th Annual Academy Awards 2007

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Character: Himself

Comic Relief VII 1995

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Character: Himself

Comic Relief '87 1987

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Character: Himself

The Jim Nabors Show 1978

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Character: Actor 'The Private Eyes'

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

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Character: Himself - Memorial Tribute

The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2006

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Character: Himself

Operation Rich in Spirit 0

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Character: Mr. Mauzer

The Second Family 0

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Character: Himself

Top 10 TV Dads 0

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Character: Himself

Hit Me! 0

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Character: Dirk Douglas

American Wiener 0

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