Don Knotts

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Quotes (8)

  • Don Knotts: (on his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame) I can't believe I have my own star. I'm gonna come down here every morning and shine that sucker up.

  • Don Knotts: (referring to his Steve Allen Show character of The Nervous Man upon winning an award at the 14th annual Emmy telecast) You know...this is the first time I'm really shaking!

  • Don Knotts: Well, they put me in a booth and then did some nice things to the speaker to make it come out sounding ok.

  • Don Knotts: We began to do little things, have little scenes where we just talked about things that had nothing to do with the plot. In fact, in the beginning, they didn't want us to do that. But as time went on, you see that in so many shows. I think we were the first to do that

  • Don Knotts: No, I wasn't paid a whole lot of money for it, but I didn't feel cheated in any way. It was my first top billing in a feature length movie.

  • Don Knotts: My idol was Jack Benny, and he was the master of subtlety and timing.

  • Don Knotts: I took a lot of "Barney" into films like the Shakiest Gun in the West and The Ghost and Mr. Chicken. I have no regrets about the effect that character had on me.

  • Don Knotts: I don't think actors get good training today. I put my training to use in everything I do.

Trivia (33)

  • In 1998, Don appeared in a television commercial for Kodiak pressure treated wood.

  • In 1967, Don was nominated (he came in 5th place) for the Golden Laurel Award in the category of Male Comedy Performance for his work on the 1967 film The Reluctant Astronaut.

  • In 2005, Don was nominated for a TV Land Award in the category of Favorite Nosy Neighbor for his role on the television series Three's Company.

  • Don stood at 5' 6½" or 1.69 m.

  • Don plays the part of Capt. Harry Little in the 1961 film The Last Time I Saw Archie.

  • Andy Griffith stayed right by Dons side right up until he died.

  • Knotts lived till 81 years of age.

  • Don Knotts got his star on Hollywood Walk of Fame at age 75.

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