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.