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Twitchy TV comic Don Knotts was born July 21, 1924, in Morgantown, W.Va. A former ventriloquist and World War II veteran, Knotts graduated from West Virginia University and went to New York, where he found work in radio and as the "nervous man on the street" on "The Steve Allen Show."

A match was made in comedy heaven when Knotts appeared opposite Andy Griffith in the Broadway and screen versions of No Time for Sergeants. In 1960, they were teamed in the TV sitcom "The Andy Griffith Show," for which Knotts won three consecutive Emmys as bumbling deputy Barney Fife. During the show's run he also made five films, starting with The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964).

After a string of Disney films, Knotts returned to TV in "Three's Company" and "Matlock." His final film appearance was in 1998's Pleasantville, although he continued to do voice work for animated features. Knotts died Feb. 24, 2006.

Don Knotts in Chicken Little

Chicken Little

2005 G

No one believes Chicken Little (who has a history of overreacting) when he tries to warn of an alien invasion. But this time it's the real thing -- so it's up to him and his misfit friends to save the world!

  • Don Knotts in Move Over, Darling Move Over, Darling
  • Don Knotts in No Time for Sergeants No Time for Sergeants
  • Don Knotts in The Reluctant Astronaut The Reluctant Astronaut
  • Don Knotts in The Apple Dumpling Gang The Apple Dumpling Gang
  • Don Knotts in Pleasantville Pleasantville
  • Don Knotts in The Incredible Mr. Limpet The Incredible Mr. Limpet
  • Don Knotts in The Ghost and Mr. Chicken The Ghost and Mr. Chicken
  • Don Knotts in The Private Eyes The Private Eyes
  • Don Knotts in How to Frame a Figg How to Frame a Figg
  • Don Knotts in No Deposit No Return No Deposit No Return
  • Don Knotts in Three's Company Three's Company
  • Don Knotts in Hot Lead & Cold Feet Hot Lead & Cold Feet
  • Don Knotts in The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
  • Don Knotts in Cats Don't Dance Cats Don't Dance
  • Don Knotts in Air Buddies Air Buddies
  • Don Knotts in The Best of the New Scooby-Doo Movies The Best of the New Scooby-Doo Movies
  • Don Knotts in Gus Gus
  • Don Knotts in The Andy Griffith Show The Andy Griffith Show
  • Don Knotts in The Captain & Tennille Ultimate Collection The Captain & Tennille Ultimate Collection
  • Don Knotts in Buzby the Misbehaving Bee Buzby the Misbehaving Bee
  • Don Knotts in Hermie & Friends: Stanley Goes to Camp Hermie & Friends: Stanley Goes to Camp