Don Knotts

Don Knotts (July 21, 1924 – February 24, 2006) was an American comedic actor best known for his portrayal of Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show and Ralph Furley on Three's Company. Knotts was married three times. His marriage to Kathryn Metz lasted from 1947 until their divorce in 1964, and he raised his daughter as a single parent.  He married Loralee Czuchna in 1974 and they divorced in 1983. His third marriage was to Frances Yarborough, from 2002 until his death in 2006. From his first marriage, Knotts had a son, Thomas Knotts, and a daughter, actress Karen Knotts (born April 2, 1954). Knotts died at age 81 on February 24, 2006, at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from pulmonary and respiratory complications of pneumonia related to lung cancer. CLR

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Air Buddies (2006)

Five puppies are shocked to find out that their parents, Buddy and Molly, have been abducted and face obstacles while trying to rescue them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Vince
CAST:  Abigail Breslin  •  Trevor Wright  •  Slade Pearce  •  Michael Clarke Duncan

Five puppies are shocked to find out that their parents, Buddy and Molly, have been abducted and face obstacles while trying to rescue them.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Vince
CAST:  Abigail Breslin  •  Trevor Wright  •  Slade Pearce  •  Michael Clarke Duncan

Cats Don't Dance (1997)

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Danny, an ambitious singing and dancing cat, goes to Hollywood and overcomes several obstacles to fulfill his dream of becoming a movie star.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Dindal
CAST:  Scott Bakula  •  Jasmine Guy  •  Natalie Cole  •  Ashley Peldon

Danny, an ambitious singing and dancing cat, goes to Hollywood and overcomes several obstacles to fulfill his dream of becoming a movie star.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Dindal
CAST:  Scott Bakula  •  Jasmine Guy  •  Natalie Cole  •  Ashley Peldon

Chicken Little (2005)

When the sky really is falling and sanity has flown the coop, who will rise to save the day? Together with his hysterical band of misfit friends, Chicken Little must hatch a plan to save the planet from alien invasion and prove that the world's biggest hero is a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Dindal
CAST:  Zach Braff  •  Garry Marshall  •  Don Knotts  •  Patrick Stewart

When the sky really is falling and sanity has flown the coop, who will rise to save the day? Together with his hysterical band of misfit friends, Chicken Little must hatch a plan to save the planet from alien invasion and prove that the world's biggest hero is a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Dindal
CAST:  Zach Braff  •  Garry Marshall  •  Don Knotts  •  Patrick Stewart

Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)

Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own, is racing in the Monte Carlo Rally. But thieves have hidden a cache of stolen diamonds in Herbie's gas tank, and are now trying to get them back.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent McEveety
CAST:  Dean Jones  •  Don Knotts  •  Julie Sommars  •  Jacques Marin

Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own, is racing in the Monte Carlo Rally. But thieves have hidden a cache of stolen diamonds in Herbie's gas tank, and are now trying to get them back.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent McEveety
CAST:  Dean Jones  •  Don Knotts  •  Julie Sommars  •  Jacques Marin

Hot Lead & Cold Feet (1978)

Twin brothers -- one rough and tough, the other a city-bred milquetoast -- compete for their father's fortune.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Butler
CAST:  Jim Dale  •  Karen Valentine  •  Don Knotts  •  Jack Elam

Twin brothers -- one rough and tough, the other a city-bred milquetoast -- compete for their father's fortune.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Butler
CAST:  Jim Dale  •  Karen Valentine  •  Don Knotts  •  Jack Elam

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

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A group of strangers come across a man dying after a car crash who proceeds to tell them about the $350,000 he buried in California. What follows is the madcap adventures of those strangers as each attempts to claim the prize for himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kramer
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Milton Berle  •  Sid Caesar  •  Buddy Hackett

A group of strangers come across a man dying after a car crash who proceeds to tell them about the $350,000 he buried in California. What follows is the madcap adventures of those strangers as each attempts to claim the prize for himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kramer
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Milton Berle  •  Sid Caesar  •  Buddy Hackett

Pleasantville (1998)

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Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's modern attitude disrupts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Ross
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  William H. Macy  •  Joan Allen

Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's modern attitude disrupts ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Ross
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Reese Witherspoon  •  William H. Macy  •  Joan Allen

Quints (2000)

A teenager goes to desperate lengths to get attention when her mother gives birth to quints.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Corcoran
CAST:  Kimberly J. Brown  •  Daniel Roebuck  •  Elizabeth Morehead  •  Shadia Simmons

A teenager goes to desperate lengths to get attention when her mother gives birth to quints.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Corcoran
CAST:  Kimberly J. Brown  •  Daniel Roebuck  •  Elizabeth Morehead  •  Shadia Simmons

Tom Sawyer (2000)

Get ready for a magical, fun-filled journey of adventure, fantasy and friendship! Tom Sawyer and his best buddy Huck Finn love going fishing, daydreaming about pirates and stolen gold, and thinking about Becky Thatcher - the pretty new girl at school. But when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Sabella  •  Phil Mendez
CAST:  Hynden Walch  •  Clea Lewis  •  Betty White  •  Richard Kind

Get ready for a magical, fun-filled journey of adventure, fantasy and friendship! Tom Sawyer and his best buddy Huck Finn love going fishing, daydreaming about pirates and stolen gold, and thinking about Becky Thatcher - the pretty new girl at school. But when ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Sabella  •  Phil Mendez
CAST:  Hynden Walch  •  Clea Lewis  •  Betty White  •  Richard Kind

Return to Mayberry (1986)

After being away for awhile, Andy Taylor returns home to Mayberry to visit Opie, now an expectant father. While there he ends up helping Barney Fife mount a campaign for sheriff.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Sweeney
CAST:  Andy Griffith  •  Ron Howard  •  Don Knotts  •  Jim Nabors

After being away for awhile, Andy Taylor returns home to Mayberry to visit Opie, now an expectant father. While there he ends up helping Barney Fife mount a campaign for sheriff.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Sweeney
CAST:  Andy Griffith  •  Ron Howard  •  Don Knotts  •  Jim Nabors

Cannonball Run II (1984)

When a wealthy sheikh puts up $1 million in prize money for a cross-country car race, there is one person crazy enough to hit the road hard with wheels spinning fast. Legendary driver J.J. McClure enters the competition along with his friend Victor and together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Needham
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Dean Martin  •  Sammy Davis Jr.

When a wealthy sheikh puts up $1 million in prize money for a cross-country car race, there is one person crazy enough to hit the road hard with wheels spinning fast. Legendary driver J.J. McClure enters the competition along with his friend Victor and together ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Needham
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Dean Martin  •  Sammy Davis Jr.

The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)

Milquetoast Henry Limpet experiences his fondest wish and is transformed into a fish. As a talking fish he assists the US Navy in hunting German submarines during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Lubin
CAST:  Don Knotts  •  Carole Cook  •  Jack Weston  •  Andrew Duggan

Milquetoast Henry Limpet experiences his fondest wish and is transformed into a fish. As a talking fish he assists the US Navy in hunting German submarines during World War II.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Lubin
CAST:  Don Knotts  •  Carole Cook  •  Jack Weston  •  Andrew Duggan

The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)

A roving bachelor gets saddled with three children and a wealth of trouble when the youngsters stumble upon a huge gold nugget. They join forces with two bumbling outlaws to fend off the greedy townspeople and soon find themselves facing a surly gang of sharpshooters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Tokar
CAST:  Don Knotts  •  Tim Conway  •  Harry Morgan  •  Bill Bixby

A roving bachelor gets saddled with three children and a wealth of trouble when the youngsters stumble upon a huge gold nugget. They join forces with two bumbling outlaws to fend off the greedy townspeople and soon find themselves facing a surly gang of sharpshooters.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Tokar
CAST:  Don Knotts  •  Tim Conway  •  Harry Morgan  •  Bill Bixby

The Ghost & Mr. Chicken (1966)

Luther Heggs, a typesetter for the town newspaper, pitches an idea for a story about a local haunted house where a famous murder/suicide occurred 20 years earlier. After the editor assigns Luther to spend one night alone in the mansion, Heggs has a number of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Rafkin
CAST:  Don Knotts  •  Joan Staley  •  Liam Redmond  •  Dick Sargent

Luther Heggs, a typesetter for the town newspaper, pitches an idea for a story about a local haunted house where a famous murder/suicide occurred 20 years earlier. After the editor assigns Luther to spend one night alone in the mansion, Heggs has a number of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alan Rafkin
CAST:  Don Knotts  •  Joan Staley  •  Liam Redmond  •  Dick Sargent

The Private Eyes (1980)

The lord and lady of a capacious manor are killed, and the lord's ghost seems to have returned to knock off the staff one by one, causing Inspector Winship and Dr. Tart to investigate the wacky house and its inhabitants.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lang Elliott
CAST:  Don Knotts  •  Tim Conway  •  Trisha Noble  •  Bernard Fox

The lord and lady of a capacious manor are killed, and the lord's ghost seems to have returned to knock off the staff one by one, causing Inspector Winship and Dr. Tart to investigate the wacky house and its inhabitants.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lang Elliott
CAST:  Don Knotts  •  Tim Conway  •  Trisha Noble  •  Bernard Fox

Move Over, Darling (1963)

Three years into their loving marriage, with two infant daughters at home in Los Angeles, Nicholas Arden and Ellen Wagstaff Arden are on a plane that goes down in the South Pacific. Although most passengers manage to survive the incident, Ellen presumably perishes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Gordon
CAST:  Doris Day  •  James Garner  •  Don Knotts  •  Chuck Connors

Three years into their loving marriage, with two infant daughters at home in Los Angeles, Nicholas Arden and Ellen Wagstaff Arden are on a plane that goes down in the South Pacific. Although most passengers manage to survive the incident, Ellen presumably perishes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Gordon
CAST:  Doris Day  •  James Garner  •  Don Knotts  •  Chuck Connors

Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night (1987)

Pinocchio and his friends, a glow worm and a marionette, search for a magic music box, putting them in danger from the evil Scalawag and the Emperor of the Night.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Sutherland
CAST:  Scott Grimes  •  Tom Bosley  •  Rickie Lee Jones  •  James Earl Jones

Pinocchio and his friends, a glow worm and a marionette, search for a magic music box, putting them in danger from the evil Scalawag and the Emperor of the Night.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Sutherland
CAST:  Scott Grimes  •  Tom Bosley  •  Rickie Lee Jones  •  James Earl Jones

Hermie & Friends: Buzby, the Misbehaving Bee (2005)

In this animated adventure, Buzby the misbehaving bee is kicked out of the hive for his troublemaking and now he has made the garden his new home. His behavior is no less bothersome there, however, and when Buzby neglects to follow the Garden Golden Rules, it comes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Boyce  •  Demetre Gionis
CAST:  Tim Conway  •  Don Knotts  •  Melissa Disney

In this animated adventure, Buzby the misbehaving bee is kicked out of the hive for his troublemaking and now he has made the garden his new home. His behavior is no less bothersome there, however, and when Buzby neglects to follow the Garden Golden Rules, it comes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Boyce  •  Demetre Gionis
CAST:  Tim Conway  •  Don Knotts  •  Melissa Disney

Rowan & Martin At the Movies (1968)

This public service short for U.S. Savings Bonds starts out with Rowan and Martin arriving at a TV studio, ostensibly to host a show. It turns out that trumpet player Herb Alpert is the only other performer listed in the credits who is actually there in person. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Arnold
CAST:  Dan Rowan  •  Dick Martin  •  Herb Alpert  •  Dan Blocker

This public service short for U.S. Savings Bonds starts out with Rowan and Martin arriving at a TV studio, ostensibly to host a show. It turns out that trumpet player Herb Alpert is the only other performer listed in the credits who is actually there in person. The ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Arnold
CAST:  Dan Rowan  •  Dick Martin  •  Herb Alpert  •  Dan Blocker

The Muppets Go Hollywood (1979)

Kermit the Frog throws a glamorous party at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub to celebrate the premiere of the Muppets' first feature film, The Muppet Movie. Hosts Dick van Dyke and Rita Moreno interview the wide array of celebrities and Muppets who attend the event. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stan Harris
CAST:  Frank Oz  •  Jerry Nelson  •  Richard Hunt  •  Dave Goelz

Kermit the Frog throws a glamorous party at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub to celebrate the premiere of the Muppets' first feature film, The Muppet Movie. Hosts Dick van Dyke and Rita Moreno interview the wide array of celebrities and Muppets who attend the event. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stan Harris
CAST:  Frank Oz  •  Jerry Nelson  •  Richard Hunt  •  Dave Goelz
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