Famous yesteryear American comedic actor Don Knotts landed up with his breakthrough in television soap-opera ‘Search for Tomorrow’ (1953–1955). He garnered fame with television variety-show ‘The Steve Allen Show’ (1956–1960) and rose to stardom with television sitcom ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ (1960–1968). The latter earned him five Primetime Emmy Awards. Meanwhile. his film debut happened with ‘No Time for Sergeants’ (1958). Other notable works of Knotts includes television program ‘Three's Company’ (1979–1984); and films like ‘The Incredible Mr. Limpet’ (1964) and ‘The Ghost and Mr. Chicken’ (1966).
Starting with performances as comedian and ventriloquist at church and school functions to entertaining troops during his stint in the United States Army to featuring on radio, Knotts’ journey to showbiz and making a name in both television and films has been truly inspirational. He delivered some of his best roles garnering acclaim both from critics and audiences, but at the same time some of his works have also been disappointing.
Filmography of Don Knotts includes popular TV shows like ‘The Andy Griffith Show’ and commercially successful films like ‘The Incredible Mr. Limpet’ and ‘The Reluctant Astronaut’ (1967). The films ‘Big Bully’ (1996) and ‘Pleasantville’ (1998) are counted among his box-office bombs.
This action adventure comedy film revolves around a group of greedy people who hear about a hidden stash of loot. Soon they embark on an adventurous journey through the countryside in search of the buried treasure.
When City Mayor Chrisholm, his staff, and the rich Mr. Spaulding decide they need more cover for their shameless stealing of city funds, they replace three city accountants with LEO, a computer. They also keep one of the dim-witted accountants, Figg, to take all the blame. But their plans go awry when Figg discovers the trickery.
David, who enjoys 1950s TV shows, and Jennifer, who is his opposite in many ways, receive a magical remote control which mysteriously transports them to ‘Pleasantville,’ a simple place from 1950s black-n-white sitcom, with simple-minded people and perfect things. The twin siblings from the real world help add some wonderful colors to the drab lives of the ‘Pleasantville’ people.
Archie is a lazy American in the Civilian Pilot Training Program at the end of World War II, who dominates everyone and doesn't do any work, whiling away time with his friend Bill and their love interests Cindy and Peggy. Things take a turn when Bill suspects Cindy to be a spy.
Cannonball Run II is an action comedy film which revolves around an illegal cross-country race, where the participants race on various vehicles, hoping to win a million dollar prize.
Chicken Little throws his little town in panic by claiming that a piece of sky has fallen on his head. But when the panic subsides and he fails to produce that piece, he becomes a laughingstock. To redeem his reputation, he joins the baseball team and helps his team to win. But that is not enough. He must now convince his town folks, still very skeptical, that an alien invasion is imminent.
Air Buddies is an adventure comedy film which tells the story of five puppies, who are shocked to find out that their parents Buddy and Molly, have been kidnapped. Now it is up to them to save the day.
Don Knotts Awards
|The Andy Griffith Show||Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Comedy||1967|
|The Andy Griffith Show||Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Comedy||1966|
|The Andy Griffith Show||Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor||1963|
|The Andy Griffith Show||Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor||1962|
|The Andy Griffith Show||Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role by an Actor or Actress in a Series||1961|