Don Knotts

Biography: What does an actor do when he earns Emmy after Emmy playing a high-strung, overenthusiastic sheriff's deputy on a long-running TV comedy hit? If he's Don Knotts, he brings variations of that same character to the big screen in a succession of juvenile comedy features. This skinny, bug-eyed comic performer, adept at playing hypertense, frequently unnerved types, is a former ventriloquist who made his way to radio and the stage. He made his film debut opposite Andy Griffith in No Time for Sergeants (1958), in a memorable role he'd played previously on Broadway. He followed Griffith to series TV, finding fame as small-town deputy Barney Fife on "The Andy Griffith Show" (1960-65), the role that earned him five Emmy awards. This fame led to his unlikely positioning as a movie star, in such broad (often kiddie-oriented) comedy vehicles as The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964, in which his character was transformed into an animated cartoon fish), The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966), The Reluctant Astronaut (1967), The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968, a remake of Bob Hope's The Paleface the misfired "adult" comedy The Love God? (1969), and How to Frame a Figg (1971). He then became part of an unofficial comic repertory company at Disney, costarring in No Deposit, No Return (1976), Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977), and Hot Lead and Cold Feet (1978), and, teamed with Tim Conway, in The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975), Gus (1976), and The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again (1979). He and Conway also costarred in some nonDisney comedies, The Prize Fighter (1979) and The Private Eyes (1980). In addition to hosting his own eponymous TV variety show from 1970-71, Knotts enjoyed a long run as an irascible landlord on "Three's Company" (1979-84). Expand

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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Matlock: Season 5 Sep 18, 1990 Les 'Ace' Calhoun tbd
tbd Matlock: Season 4 Sep 19, 1989 Les 'Ace' Calhoun / Les Calhoun tbd
tbd Matlock: Season 3 Nov 29, 1988 Les 'Ace' Calhoun / Les Calhoun tbd
tbd Matlock: Season 2 Sep 22, 1987 Les 'Ace' Calhoun / Les Calhoun tbd
tbd The Andy Griffith Show: Season 9 Apr 13, 1986 Barney Fife tbd
tbd Three's Company: Season 8 Sep 27, 1983 Ralph Furley tbd
tbd Three's Company: Season 7 Sep 28, 1982 Ralph Furley 10
tbd Three's Company: Season 6 Oct 6, 1981 Ralph Furley tbd
tbd Three's Company: Season 5 Oct 28, 1980 Ralph Furley tbd
tbd Three's Company: Season 4 Sep 11, 1979 Ralph Furley tbd
tbd The Sonny & Cher Show: Season 2 Sep 26, 1976 Himself tbd
tbd The Sonny & Cher Show: Season 1 Feb 1, 1976 Himself 10
tbd The Andy Griffith Show: Season 8 Sep 11, 1967 Barney Fife tbd
tbd The Andy Griffith Show: Season 7 Sep 12, 1966 Barney Fife (1960-1965) / Barney Fife tbd
tbd The Andy Griffith Show: Season 6 Sep 13, 1965 Barney Fife (1960-1965) / Barney Fife tbd
tbd The Andy Griffith Show: Season 5 Sep 21, 1964 Barney Fife (1960-1965) tbd
tbd The Andy Griffith Show: Season 4 Sep 30, 1963 Barney Fife (1960-1965) tbd
tbd The Andy Griffith Show: Season 3 Oct 1, 1962 Barney Fife (1960-1965) / Deputy Barney Fife tbd
tbd The Andy Griffith Show: Season 2 Oct 2, 1961 Barney Fife (1960-1965) tbd
tbd The Andy Griffith Show: Season 1 Oct 3, 1960 Barney Fife / Barney Fife (1960-1965) / Deputy Barney Fife 9.7