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Fuzzy Knight (1901–1976)

American character actor primarily of Western "sidekick" roles. Born John Forest Knight in Fairmont, West Virginia, Knight joined a traveling minstrel show as a musician at age 15. He attended The University of West Virginia as a law student, supporting himself as the drummer in his own band. Finding music more rewarding, he left school and played... See full bio »

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Known For

Gunman's Code Bosco O'Toole
Horror Island Stuff Oliver
She Done Him Wrong Rag Time Kelly


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 1967 Hostile Guns
Buck, Reno Cowboy
 1966 Batman (TV Series)
Blind Man
- Hizzonner the Penguin (1966) ... Blind Man (uncredited)
 1966 Waco
Telegraph Operator
 1965 The Bounty Killer
Captain Luther
 1962 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
Charles Porter / Deputy Sheriff
- Door-to-Door Salesman (1962) ... Charles Porter
- Very Warm for Christmas (1962) ... Deputy Sheriff
 1962 Lassie (TV Series)
Judge Fred J. Beaber
- Sanctuary (1962) ... Judge Fred J. Beaber
 1962 The Tall Man (TV Series)
Johnny Red
- Trial by Fury (1962) ... Johnny Red
 1961 Lawman (TV Series)
Storekeeper Morris
- The Inheritance (1961) ... Storekeeper Morris
 1961 Lock Up (TV Series)
Fire Chief Carson
- A Case of Arson (1961) ... Fire Chief Carson
 1960 Outlaws (TV Series)
Isaac Miller
- The Quiet Killer (1960) ... Isaac Miller
 1959 The Man and the Challenge (TV Series)
Burro Charlie
- The Visitors (1959) ... Burro Charlie
 1959 These Thousand Hills
Jacob Smith (uncredited)
 1955-1957 Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion (TV Series)
Private Fuzzy Knight / Pvt. Fuzzy Knight
- Ring of Steel (1957) ... Pvt. Fuzzy Knight
- Dr. Legionnaire (1957) ... Private Fuzzy Knight
- One Accident Too Many (1957) ... Pvt. Fuzzy Knight
- Out of Bounds (1957) ... Pvt. Fuzzy Knight
- Guns for Sale (1956) ... Pvt. Fuzzy Knight
 1956 The Naked Hills
Pitch Man
 1955 Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok (TV Series)
Reb Johnson / Zeke
- Battle Line (1955) ... Reb Johnson
- Old Cowboys Never Die (1955) ... Zeke
 1953 Geraldine
Song Plugger (uncredited)
 1953 Vigilante Terror
Strummer Jones
 1953 Topeka
Pop Harrison
 1952 Feudin' Fools
 1952 Fargo
Tad Sloan
 1952 Kansas Territory
 1952 The Gunman
 1952 Oklahoma Annie
 1952 Rodeo
Jazbo Davis
 1952 Rancho Notorious
The Barber (uncredited)
 1952 Night Raiders
 1951 Life with Buster Keaton (TV Series)
 1951 Stage to Blue River
 1951 Lawless Cowboys
Horace Greeley Smithers
 1951 Honeychile
Ice Cream Vendor
 1951 Gold Raiders
 1951 Show Boat
Trocadero Piano Player (uncredited)
 1951 Stagecoach Driver
Texas McGillicudy
 1951 Nevada Badmen
 1951 Skipalong Rosenbloom
Sneaky Pete
 1950-1951 The Gene Autry Show (TV Series)
Sagebrush - Sidekick
- Double Barreled Vengeance (1951) ... Sagebrush - Sidekick
- The Raiders (1951) ... Sagebrush - Sidekick
- T.N.T. (1950) ... Sagebrush - Sidekick
- The Sheriff of Santa Rosa (1950) ... Sagebrush - Sidekick
 1951 Canyon Raiders
Texas Milburn
 1951 Wanted: Dead or Alive
Texas - U. S. Marshal
 1950 Fast on the Draw
 1950 West of the Brazos
Judge Deacon
 1950 Hills of Oklahoma
Jiggs Endicott
 1950 Colorado Ranger
 1950 Crooked River
 1950 Marshal of Heldorado
The Mayor
 1950 Hostile Country
Deacon Hall
 1949 Apache Chief
Sergeant Nevada
 1949 Feudin' Rhythm
 1949 Rimfire
Porky Hodges
 1949 Down to the Sea in Ships
Lern Sykes (uncredited)
 1947/I The Egg and I
Cab Driver
 1946 Gunman's Code
Bosco O'Toole
 1946 Rustler's Round-Up
Pinkerton J. 'Pinky' Pratt
 1946 Lawless Breed
 1946 Her Adventurous Night
 1946 Gun Town
Ivory Keys
 1946 Girl on the Spot
 1945 Frontier Gal
 1945 Senorita from the West
 1945 Code of the Lawless
Bonanza Featherstone
 1945 Bad Men of the Border
Mortimer P. Rockabye Jones
 1945 Renegades of the Rio Grande
Ranger Trigger Bidwell
 1945 Trail to Vengeance
Hungry Huggins
 1945 Swing Out, Sister
 1945 Beyond the Pecos
Barnacle Pete Finnegan
 1945 Song of the Sarong
Pete McGillicutty
 1945 Frisco Sal
 1944 The Old Texas Trail
H. Pinkerton 'Pinky' Pinkley
 1944 Riders of the Santa Fe
Bullseye Johnson
 1944 The Singing Sheriff
 1944 Trail to Gunsight
Horatius Van Sickle
 1944 Allergic to Love
 1944 Trigger Trail
 1944 Take It Big
Cowboy Joe
 1944 Boss of Boomtown
Corporal 'Chatter' Box
 1944 The Great Alaskan Mystery
'Grit' Hartman [Chs. 4-13]
 1944 Hi, Good Lookin'!
Joe Smedley
 1944 Oklahoma Raiders
Banjo Bonner
 1944 Marshal of Gunsmoke
Glowworm Johnson
 1943 Corvette K-225
 1943 Arizona Trail
'Kansas' Cobb
 1943 The Lone Star Trail
Angus MacAngus
 1943 Frontier Law
Ramblin' Rufe Randel
 1943 Raiders of San Joaquin
Eustace Clairmont
 1943 Cheyenne Roundup
Cal Calkins
 1943 He's My Guy
 1942 The Old Chisholm Trail
Alvin Pendergast
 1942 Little Joe, the Wrangler
Little Joe Smith
 1942 Apache Trail
 1942 Deep in the Heart of Texas
'Happy' T. Snodgrass
 1942 Boss of Hangtown Mesa
Dr. J. Wellington Dingle
 1942 The Silver Bullet
Wild Bill Jones
 1942 Lady in a Jam
Govt. Man's Cabbie (uncredited)
 1942 Juke Girl
Ike Harper
 1942 Butch Minds the Baby
Wyoming Bill
 1942 Stagecoach Buckaroo
Clem Clemmons
 1941 Fighting Bill Fargo
 1941 Arizona Cyclone
 1941 New York Town
Gus Nelson
 1941 The Masked Rider
Patches McQuilt
 1941 Badlands of Dakota
Hurricane Harry
 1941 Man from Montana
Deputy Grubby
 1941 Rawhide Rangers
Porky Blake
 1941 The Shepherd of the Hills
Mr. Palestrom
 1941 Law of the Range
 1941 The Cowboy and the Blonde
 1941 Horror Island
Stuff Oliver
 1941 Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
Lem Fielding
 1941 Bagdad Daddy (Short)
 1940 Pony Post
 1940 Law and Order
 1940 Ragtime Cowboy Joe
Joe Bushberry
 1940 Brigham Young
 1940 Son of Roaring Dan
Tick Belden
 1940 Riders of Pasco Basin
 1940 The Singing Dude (Short)
 1940 Johnny Apollo
 1940 Boss of Bullion City
Burt Pennypacker
 1940 My Little Chickadee
Cousin Zeb
 1940 West of Carson City
 1940 Remember the Night
Bandleader at Barn Dance (uncredited)
 1939 Chip of the Flying U
 1939 Oklahoma Frontier
Frosty (Windy Day in credits)
 1939 Desperate Trails
Cousin Willie Strong
 1939 The Oregon Trail
Deadwood Hawkins
 1939 Union Pacific
 1938 Spawn of the North
Lefty Jones
 1938 Joy of Living
Sideshow Pianist & Singer (uncredited)
 1938 The Last Stand
 1938 Border Wolves
Clem Barrett
 1938 Where the West Begins
Buzz - Jack's Sidekick
 1938 Everybody's Doing It
Softy's Henchman (uncredited)
 1937 The Singing Outlaw
 1937 Amateur Crook
Jape - Gas-Station Attendant
 1937 Quick Money
Peter Piper Potter
 1937 Courage of the West
Hank Givens
 1937 County Fair
Whitey the Trainer
 1937 Flying Fists
 1937 Mountain Music
Amos Burnside
 1937 Mountain Justice
Clem Biggers
 1937 The Gold Racket
Scotty Summers
 1937 Her Husband Lies
Ears Norris (uncredited)
 1936 Silks and Saddles
Bottsie Botsworth
 1936 With Love and Kisses
 1936 Song of the Gringo
 1936 The Plainsman
 1936 Sea Spoilers
 1936 Kelly of the Secret Service
Lefty Hogan
 1936 Wildcat Trooper
Constable Pat O'Hearne - RCMP
 1936 Rio Grande Romance
 1936 And Sudden Death
Steve Bartlett
 1936 Palm Springs
Ranch Hand (uncredited)
 1936 Song of the Trail
 1935 Top Flat (Short)
Fuzzy, Patsy's friend
 1935 Mary Burns, Fugitive
Dance Hall Attendant
 1935 Bars of Hate
 1935 The Old Homestead
 1935 Wanderer of the Wasteland
Deputy Scott
 1935 Trails of the Wild
Mountie Windy Cameron
 1935 Danger Ahead
Fred Klein
 1935 The Murder Man
'Buck' Hawkins
 1935 Dizzy Dames
 1935 Vagabond Lady
Swan - Man with Pat (uncredited)
 1935 George White's 1935 Scandals
Sam Fogel (uncredited)
 1935 Home on the Range
 1934 Music in the Air
 1934 Night Alarm
Dinner Club Comedian
 1934 Behold My Wife!
Photographer (uncredited)
 1934 She Had to Choose
 1934 Belle of the Nineties
 1934 The Girl from Missouri
Photographer with O'Sullivan (uncredited)
 1934 The Cat's-Paw
Stuttering Gangster
 1934 Operator 13
Pvt. Sweeney
 1934 I Hate Women
Cookie Smith
 1934 Morocco Nights (Short)
Fuzzy Knight
 1934 The Last Round-Up
Charles Bunko McGee
 1934 Come On, Marines!
 1934 Moulin Rouge
 1933 Sitting Pretty
Stock Clerk (uncredited)
 1933 To the Last Man
Jeff Morley
 1933 This Day and Age
 1933 Her Bodyguard
Danny Dare
 1933 Sunset Pass
Willy Willard
 1933 Under the Tonto Rim
 1933 She Done Him Wrong
Rag Time Kelly
 1933 The Billion Dollar Scandal
Piano Entertainer (uncredited)
 1932 Speed Demon
 1932 Vanity Street
Drunk (uncredited)
 1932 Hell's Highway
Society Red
 1932 Fighting for Justice
Piano Player Fuzzy Knight (uncredited)
 1929 Night Parade
Party Guest (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (56 credits)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (2 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (7 credits)

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Ned Wayburn's Gambols (1929). Musical revue. Music by Walter G. Samuels. Lyrics by Morrie Ryskind. Music by Walter G. Samuels. Additional melodies by Arthur Schwartz and Lew Kesler Jr.. Directed by Ned Wayburn. Knickerbocker Theatre: 15 Jan 1929- Feb 1929 (closing date unknown/31 performances). Cast: Virginia Alexander, Grace ... See more »

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Got into show business on his musicianship, appearing on vaudeville and in stage musicals, and once even led his own band. He broke solidly into films after Mae West caught his act and put him in a couple of her vehicles -- She Done Him Wrong (1933) and My Little Chickadee (1940). See more »

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