Don Knotts, the legendary television character actor, was born Jesse Donald Knotts on July 21, 1924 in Morgantown, West Virginia, to William Jesse Knotts and the former Elsie L. Moore. He was the youngest of four sons in a family that had been in America since the 17th century. His first stint as an entertainer was as a ventriloquist...
Don Knotts's portrayal of the deputy on the Andy Griffith show earned him five Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Comedy, one award for each of the five seasons he played the character from 1960 to 1965.
Three's Company - Don Knotts joined the cast as Mr. Furley (Ralph) during Season 4 (1979-80) as the new building manager replacing Mr. and Mrs. Roper who had sold the building the Ralph's brother "Bart".
Give me a Don Knotts movie and I am ONE happy girl!
Andy Griffith & Don Knotts on The Today Show, RIP Andy Griffith