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Don Knotts

Don Knotts [12]

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Born:July 21, 1924
Died:February 24, 2006 (81)
Filmography Rating:7.00 / 10
IMDB Rating:6.60 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.32 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:60.44%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
No Time for Sergeants [1958](34) => Cpl. John C. Brown
The Andy Griffith Show [1963](39) => Barney Fife
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken [1966](42) => Luther Heggs
The Reluctant Astronaut [1967](43) => Roy Fleming
The Shakiest Gun in the West [1968](44) => Dr. Jesse W. Heywood
The Love God? [1969](45) => Abner Audubon Peacock IV
The Apple Dumpling Gang [1975](51) => Gangster Theodore Ogelvie
No Deposit, No Return [1976](52) => Bert Delaney
Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo [1977](53) => Wheely Applegate
The Muppet Show: Season 2 [1977](53) => Himself
Hot Lead & Cold Feet [1978](54) => Denver Kid
Chicken Little [2005](81) => Mayor Turkey Lurkey (voice)

Trivia that mentions this person:
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken [1966]
  • According to Don Knotts' autobiography, the off-screen voice yelling, "Attaboy, Luther!" belongs to screenwriter Everett Greenbaum.
    No Deposit, No Return [1976]
  • Don Knotts said that one day, while he was filming scenes for this project in the San Francisco airport, a director approached him and said he would like to cast him in a dramatic film one day. Although it never happened, Knotts said he was flattered by the offer. The director was [?] Sam Peckinpah.
    No Time for Sergeants [1958]
  • This was Don Knotts' film debut. He met Andy Griffith when Knotts had a small part in Broadway's No Time For Sergeants. Griffith remembered Knotts when he was looking for someone to play bumbling Deputy Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show. The two formed a lifelong friendship. After Knotts left Andy Griffith Show, he later made guest appearances on it and another Andy Griffith TV series, [Matlock]. In 2006, Griffith even broke the news of Knotts' passing to the media.
    The Reluctant Astronaut [1967]
  • Continuity: In one scene Don Knotts's character tells Jesse White's character that he is an only child. A few scenes later his nieces dedicate a song to uncle Roy. How can he be an uncle without any siblings?
  • Crew or equipment visible: When in the space capsule, the strings holding the microphone, the doll, the crackers and peanut butter are visible. When Don Knotts is floating around the capsule, the strings holding him are also visible.
  • Factual errors: Don Knotts' astronaut suit displays an American flag with 48 stars, not the correct 50 stars.
    The Muppet Show: Season 2 [1977]
  • The Don Knotts episode is the first episode in which Richard Hunt performs Janice. He would become her regular performer until his death in 1992.
    Chicken Little [2005]
  • Don Knotts' last theatrically released film, released a few months before his death.
    The Andy Griffith Show [1963]
  • Don Knotts and Maggie Peterson both wore the same dress in the episode {Mountain Wedding}. According to Peterson, it fit both of them perfectly.
    Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure [2001]
  • The Dogcatcher character's design and voice were based on Don Knotts' Barney Fife character from [The Andy Griffith Show].