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Don Knotts (1924–2006)


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 ... See full bio »

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Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Other Works:

TV commercial: Atari video game player (1978) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 5 Interviews | 6 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Personal Quote:

I felt like a loser. I was unhappy as a child most of the time. We were terribly poor and I hated my size. See more »

Trivia:

Together with Tom Poston and Louis Nye, he did the recurring "Man on the Street" skits on The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (1956). See more »

Trademark:

High-pitched, exasperated voice See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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