Born: Morgantown, West Virginia, USA
Jesse Donald "Don" Knotts (July 21, 1924 – February 24, 2006) was an American comedic actor, best known as Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show, a 1960s sitcom for which he earned five Emmy awards. He also played Luther Heggs in The Ghost and Mr. Chicken and Henry Limpet inThe Incredible Mr. Limpet, in which he plays a talking fish for the majority of the film. He also portrayed Ralph Furley on Three's Company. In 1996, TV Guide ranked him #27 on its 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time list.
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