Don Knotts
Don Knotts
Celebrated Name: Don Knotts
Real Name/Full Name: Jesse Donald Knotts
Gender: Male
Age at the time of death: 82 years old
Birth Date: 21 July 1924
Date of Death: 24 February 2006
Birth Place: Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.69 m
Weight: 70 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Frances Yarborough (m. 2002–2006), Loralee Czuchna (m. 1974–1983), Kathryn Metz (m. 1947–1964)
Children: Yes (Karen Knotts, Thomas Knotts)
Profession: American actor and comedian
Net Worth in 2024: $20 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Don Knotts was an actor from the United States of America. That most popular appearance he had been in the situation comedy show that aired on CBS, The Andy Griffith Show, and a 1966 comedy-drama film called The Ghost and Mr. Chicken. His last released work was in the same year that he passed in 2006, in a comedy film called Air Buddies.

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Early Life

Jesse Donald Knotts was born on July 21, 1924, in Morgantown, West Virginia, United States. His father, William Jesse Knotts, was a farmer, and his mother Elsie L. Moore-Knotts was a Property caretaker.

Don Knotts studied at Morgantown High School; then, he served in World War 2. In 1948, Don graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor’s degree in education and a minor in speech.

Personal life

Don Knotts’s first marriage was in 1947 to Kathryn Metz, and they got divorced in 1964. Don and Kathryn are the parents of 1 son and one daughter, Thomas Knotts, and actress Karen Knotts.

His second marriage was in 1974 to Loralee Czuchna, and they got divorced in 1983.

In 2002, Don married actress Frances Yarborough, and they remained together until his death.

On February 24, 2006, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, lung cancer was the reason behind Don Knotts’s death. (81 years old)

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 21 July 1924, Don Knotts was 82 years old at the time of his death. His height was 1.69 m tall and weighed 70 kg.


Don Knotts was doing ventriloquy and comedy shows at churches and schools when he was young. Then, he went to New York in an attempt to kick an acting career, but that failed, so he returned home and later joined the United States Army. Don Knotts was discharged from the army in 1946 with many medals. After graduating, he moved to New York with a bunch of connections that he made during his military service. Don performed some stand-up comedy in clubs; he also did some radio work.

In the 1950s, Don Knotts had several series appearances, including Search for Tomorrow, Robert Montgomery Presents, The Bob Cummings Show, and The Steve Allen Plymouth Show. His film appearances during that period include No Time for Sergeants and Wake Me When It’s Over.

Don Knotts’s important to mention 1960s film appearances include The Last Time I Saw Archie, It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, Move Over, Darling, The Incredible Mr. Limpet, The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, The Reluctant Astronaut, The Shakiest Gun in the West, and The Love God?

In the 1960s, Don Knotts had major rules in series, including The Red Skelton Hour and The Andy Griffith Show, which his fame grew a lot for.

Don Knotts continued appearing in many series and films. One of his most of all-time appearances was in the comedy series that aired on ABC, Three’s Company, which Don appeared on from 1979-1984. He also appeared from 1988-1992 in the legal drama series that aired on NBC then ABC, Matlock.

Don Knotts’s most recent work was in Quints, Buzby the Misbehaving Bee, Chicken Little, and his final appearance was in 2006, in a comedy film called Air Buddies.

Awards & Achievements

Don Knotts was one of the greatest actors across the world, and for that, he received several award winnings and nominations. Don Knotts won 5 Primetime Emmy Awards for The Andy Griffith Show. He also won TV Land Legend Award (The Andy Griffith Show), TV Land Favorite Second Banana Award (The Andy Griffith Show), and others.

Net Worth & Salary of Don Knotts in 2024

Don Knotts Net Worth
Don Knotts Net Worth

As of July 2024, Don Knotts had an estimated net worth of more than $20 million. He made his fortune from the great TV films and series that he appeared on. His house that is located in Glendale, California, has a value of more than $1 million. Don Knotts earned a lot from the comedy series Three’s Company, The Andy Griffith Show, and the legal drama series Matlock. His last work was released in the same year that he died, which was in a comedy film called Air Buddies.

Don Knotts was one of the greatest TV actors and stars of all time. He was considered as one of the most talented comedian actors in the TV industry. Don Knotts’s most popular appearances were in The Andy Griffith Show and The Ghost and Mr. Chicken. Don Knotts’s last marriage was to actress Frances Yarborough, who remained until her death, 2002.


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