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Don Knotts

Don Knotts


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Also Known As: Died: February 25, 2006
Born: July 21, 1924 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Morgantown, West Virginia Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Chicken Little (2005) as Voice Turkey Mayor
It's one year after the "unfortunate acorn incident" when Chicken Little caused big-time havoc in his hometown of Oakey Oaks by proclaiming that the sky was falling after being conked on the head by what appeared to be an acorn. Down but not out, the plucky chicken joins the local baseball team in t
Tom Sawyer (2000) as Voice Of Mutt Potter
Animated musical adaptation of Mark Twain's novel "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." In this adaptation, the characters of Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn and friends are cast as cats, foxes and dogs. Tom and Huck witness the evil Injurin' Joe committing an awful crime that is blamed on Mutt Potter. With the hel
Pleasantville (1998) as Tv Repairman
Pleasantville is a 1950s sitcom enjoying cult status on a contemporary cable channel. David loves it, but his sister Jennifer is too hip. When a mysterious TV repairman gives them a new remote control, the pair are transported into the world of Pleasantville like it or not. They find themselves trapped in an alternate reality where the town exists in black and white--in a white bread world without passion or violence. But the teenagers have also brought an unexpected--and double-edged--gift to Pleasantville: a sense of possibility that spreads like wildfire throughout the town. There can be no turning back once the citizens begin experiencing such strange wonders as sex, art, rain, and ideas. First it is a red rose, a blade of green grass, eyes turn hazel... flesh tones shock and anger with their beauty. Gradually, the infection spreads Pleasantville becomes divided--rife for the first time with stark differences as it attempts to grasp the kaleidoscopic new world before it.
Cats Don't Dance (1997) as Voice Of T W
A talented cat dreams of making it big in Hollywood in the charming animated musical "Cats Don''t Dance" (1997). A cat named Danny has what it takes to be a star, but in a world where animals are only given animal parts, it''s going to be an uphill battle. Luckily, Danny has a can-do spirit and lots of colorful friends to help him out. A fun and funny adventure featuring the voices of Scott Bakula, Jasmine Guy and Natalie Cole.
Big Bully (1996) as Principal Kokelar
Davey Leary was the kind of kid who was always getting picked on, chased after, beat up and cut down. Roscoe Bigger--known to every cowering schoolyard victim as "Fang"--was the kind of kid who always picked on, chased after, beat up and cut down kids like his favorite prey, Davey. But that was then... Now, David Leary is a novelist who has been asked to teach a semester of creative writing at his former school. David returns home with high hopes of being welcomed as the local-boy-made-good. Sure enough, he''s embraced by the small community, reuniting with his old gang and even rekindling his one-time crush on Victoria, now the school''s sex education teacher. But when his own rebellious son, Ben, is caught bullying a sensitive kid, Kirby, David is called in Principal Kokeler''s office to meet with the boys and Kirby''s father--a quiet, henpecked, deferential shop teacher. After the meeting, David makes the horrible discovery that this shop teacher is, in fact, his old tormentor--the dreaded Fang.
Pinocchio And The Emperor Of The Night (1987) as Voice Of Gee Willikers
Return to Mayberry (1986) as Barney Fife
A television movie that unites the stars of television's popular series, "The Andy Griffith Show." Andy Taylor returns to Mayberry to run again for sheriff, only to discover that his former deputy, Barney Fife, has also entered the race. Andy and his wife Helen witness the birth of Andy's son Opie's
Cannonball Run II (1984) as 2nd Chp
Washed up race car driver J.J. McClure and his mechanic Victor Prinzim enter the cross-country Cannonball Run in a ambulance. In order to look more legitimate, they take along a doctor, Nikolas Van Helsing, and abduct a pretty photographer to pass as their patient.
Private Eyes, The (1980) as Inspector Winship
Two idiots are called in to investigate a double murder at Morley Manor—an English estate full of secret passages, kooky suspects and a sinister, poetically-challenged ‘Shadow’.
Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, The (1979) as Theodore
Two bumbling outlaws enlist in the Army, where they''''re accused of stealing supplies.
Prize Fighter, The (1979) as Shake
During the 1930s, Bags is struggling to become a successful boxer. A gangster decides to take advantage of the gullible Bags and sets up a championship match between Bags and a powerhouse called The Butcher. Too make matters worse, Bags' friend, who is the owner of his gym, has bet everything on th
Hot Lead and Cold Feet (1978) as Denver Kid
Twin brothers vie to rule a Western town while the mayor tries to get rid of them both.
Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo (1977) as Wheely Applegate
Thieves plant stolen diamonds under the hood of a magical Volkswagen.
No Deposit, No Return (1976) as Bert
Two would-be safe-crackers `sort of' kidnap the two grandchildren of millionaire J. W. Osborne. In a story somewhat reminiscent of O. Henry's The Ransom of Red Chief, the ransom amount keeps getting smaller as the two children have the best vacation from boarding school ever with their two new friends.
Gus (1976) as Coach Venner
The California Atoms are in last place with no hope of moving up. But by switching the mule from team mascot to team member, (He can kick 100 yard field goals!) they start winning, and move up in the rankings, Hurrah! The competition isn't so happy.
The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975) as Theodore Ogilvie
Two bumbling outlaws try to help a trio of orphans protect their gold strike.
I Love a Mystery (1973) as Alexander Archer
Surfacing six years after being made and eagerly awaited by old-time radio buffs, this send-up of the fondly remembered mystery show had insurance detectives Jack Packard, Doc Long and Reggie York searching for a mysterious billionaire. Not to be confused with the 1945 film of the same name, also ba
Man Who Came to Dinner, The (1972) as Dr Bradley
An adaptation for television of the play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The story of Sheridan Whiteside, an irascible and insulting character who comes to a home for dinner, breaks his hip -- and drives everyone batty while nursing himself back to health.
How to Frame a Figg (1971) as Hollis [Alexander] Figg
A bungling bookkeeper's assistant in the Dalton city hall finds himself framed for embezzlment. A sweet young woman helps him clear his name.
The Love God? (1969) as Abner Audubon Peacock
The editor of a nature journal becomes an unlikely sex object after a new publisher makes the magazine a girlie book.
The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968) as Jesse W. Heywood
A dentist cleans up the West with the help of a reformed lady bandit.
The Reluctant Astronaut (1967) as Roy Fleming
Don Knotts is Roy Fleming, a small town kiddie-ride operator who is deathly afraid of heights. After learning that his father has signed him up for the space program, Roy reluctantly heads for Houston, only to find out upon arriving that his job is a janitor, not an astronaut. Anxious to live up to the expectations of his domineering father, Roy manages to keep up a facade of being an astronaut to his family and friends. When NASA decides to launch a lay person into space to prove the worthiness of a new automated spacecraft, Roy gets the chance to confront his fears.
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) as Luther Heggs
To win a reporting job, a young man must spend the night in a haunted house.
The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964) as Henry Limpet
A World War II 4-F saves the U.S. Navy when he's transformed into a dolphin.
Move Over, Darling (1963) as Shoe salesman
Five years after a woman disappeared in the sea after a plane crash, her husband remarries and sets off to be with the new wife only to be confronted by the woman he had pronounced legally dead.
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) as Nervous man
A group of greedy clowns tears up the countryside in search of buried treasure.
The Last Time I Saw Archie (1961) as Captain Little
An Army con man tries to make a fortune out of peacetime military service.
Wake Me When It's Over (1960) as Sgt. Warren
A WW II veteran, is sent back into the service due to some bureaucratic mistake. It is peace-time and he's shipped off to a remote South Pacific island Naval radar station, where all the servicemen there are so bored and eccentric that he concocts an idea that they should turn the island into a reso
No Time for Sergeants (1958) as Corp. John C. Brown
A hillbilly draftee turns the Air Force upside down.

Writer (feature film)

How to Frame a Figg (1971) as Story
A bungling bookkeeper's assistant in the Dalton city hall finds himself framed for embezzlment. A sweet young woman helps him clear his name.
The Reluctant Astronaut (1967) as Based on the idea by
Don Knotts is Roy Fleming, a small town kiddie-ride operator who is deathly afraid of heights. After learning that his father has signed him up for the space program, Roy reluctantly heads for Houston, only to find out upon arriving that his job is a janitor, not an astronaut. Anxious to live up to the expectations of his domineering father, Roy manages to keep up a facade of being an astronaut to his family and friends. When NASA decides to launch a lay person into space to prove the worthiness of a new automated spacecraft, Roy gets the chance to confront his fears.

Special Thanks (feature film)

Ghost World (2001) as Special Thanks
Enid and Rebecca are two teenage girls out of synch with the world around them. Their uncensored commentary spares no one as they try to find a place for themselves in a modern America of endless strip malls and fast-food chains. After graduating from high school, they face an unpleasant immediate f

Cast (special)

TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (2004)
An award show that celebrates classic television.
TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (2003) as Featuring
Award show which honors the legendary and most beloved programs in television history.
Andy Griffith Show Reunion, The (2003) as Himself
The cast of The Andy Griffith Show reunites and reflects on the show and working together.
1st 13th Annual Cartoon Network Fancy Anvil Award Show Program Special... Live!... In Stereo, The (2002)
Live special spoofing award shows, hosted by Cartoon Network regular, the animated character Johnny Bravo. Besides the nominees for "Best Cartoon," the special presents a "Dance in Cartoons" retrospective. Viewers can vote on-line for various categories.
Ron Howard: Hollywood's Favorite Son (1999) as Interviewee
Biography of actor and director Ron Howard.
Three's Company: The E! True Hollywood Story (1998) as Interviewee
Examines the 1980's sitcom "Three's Company."
Andy Griffith: Hollywood's Homespun Hero (1997) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of actor Andy Griffith.
Comic Relief VII (1995)
The seventh annual live Comic Relief, to benefit the nation's homeless people.
Andy Griffith Show Reunion, The (1993)
A special reuniting cast members from "The Andy Griffith Show."
More of the Best of the Hollywood Palace (1993)
Special showcasing the top comedy and musical performers who appeared on the variety series, "Hollywood Palace," which aired on ABC from 1964 to 1970. Also included are never-before-seen outtakes.
Hats Off to America (1992)
A special hosted by Larry Hagman, originating from Fiesta Texas Theme Park.
Precious Moments Christmas, A (1991) as Voice Of Squirrel
An animated Christmas special about a misfit angel on a mission to deliver a crown to a newborn prince in Bethlehem.
30 Years Of Andy: Mayberry Reunion, A (1990)
A special in which series star Don Knotts and other cast members share stories about "The Andy Griffith Show" on its 30th anniversary. Also included in the special are trivia questions and five episodes from the series.
All-Star Tribute to General Jimmy Doolittle, An (1986)
A two-hour special centering around the 90th birthday celebration of World War II hero Jimmy Doolittle, who led the first offensive bombing mission on Tokyo in the spring of 1942. The program includes appearances by guest celebrities and a toast from President Reagan. Doolittle is credited with the
Television Academy Hall of Fame, The (1986)
In a special black-tie event, celebrities perform as entertainers and pay tribute as seven new members are inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame. The inductees include: Steve Allen, Fred Coe, Walt Disney, Jackie Gleason, Mary Tyler Moore, Frank Stanton, and Burr Tillstrom.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Stand Up and Cheer For the National Football League's 60th Year (1981)
A salute to the National Football League on the occasion of the sixtieth anniversary of its founding.
Las Vegas: Palace of Stars (1979)
The program follows newcomer Marlene Ricci as she performs in Las Vegas with established stars.
Piper's Pets (1979) as Dr Donald Piper
The misadventures of Dr. Donald Piper, a nervous veterinarian, and his not-too-bright assistant, Lester.
Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's All-Star Birthday Party (1979)
A celebration of Hope's seventy-sixth birthday.
Captain and Tennille in Hawaii, The (1978)
The Captain and Tenille host this musical special from Hawaii.
Alan King's Final Warning (1977) as Guest
A series of comedy sketches about surviving the 1970s.
Harry and Maggie (1975) as Harry Kellogg
A story of clashing lifestyles as seen through the bickering relationship of Harry Kellogg, a grumpy Iowa widower, and Maggie Sturdivant, his aggressive, flamboyant, and sophisticated sister-in-law who lives with him and takes charge of his life. In the pilot episode, Harry attempts to arrange a rom
Dinah in Search of the Ideal Man (1973) as Super Lover
A comical interlude in which Dinah Shore seeks the ideal man.
Many Faces of Comedy, The (1973)
A rapid-fire laugh-a-thon tracing the origins and varied manifestations of humor, past and present.
Glenn Ford's Summertime, U.S.A. (1973)
A music and comedy salute to the good ol' summertime.
Andy Griffith's Uptown-Downtown Show (1967) as Guest
An hour of country style music and comedy.
Andy Griffith-Don Knotts-Jim Nabors Show, The (1965) as Host
An hour of music and comedy with three of the CBS network's most popular "country" stars.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Quints (2000) as Governor Healey

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