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Full NameDon Knotts
First NameDon
Last NameKnotts
Birth NameJesse Donald Knotts
Birth CityMorgantown, West Virginia
Father NameWilliam Jesse Knotts
Mother NameElise L. Moore-Knotts
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
AwardsPrimetime Emmy
SibilingsWilliam Earl Knotts
FilmographyThe Andy Griffith Show,Three’s Company
EducationWest Virginia University
Height169 cm
Date of BirthJuly 21,1966
Age53 years

How Much Was The Late Celebrity Don Knotts Net Worth?

The five times Primetime Emmy Awardee, Knotts was estimated to be worth approximately $20 million at the time of his death. Don Knotts was an outstanding American comedian and actor known for his roles in the TV show The Andy Griffith Show and Three’s Company.

For his performances and acting skills, he was ranked #27 on the list of 1979 TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time. Know more about his net worth and other money-related details.

The Journey of Comedian And Actor Don Knotts: Net Worth, Income Sources, Earnings

Don Knotts was estimated to have a net worth of around $20 million at the time of his death. He accumulated his net worth from his professional career as an American Comedian and an actor.

Knotts first started his career after he entered high school. After completing high school, he moved to New York to professionally start his comedy career.

Don Knotts in The Incredible Mr. Limpet
Don Knotts in The Incredible Mr. Limpet

During his early career, he used to perform within his friend circle, churches, social events, and several charities.

Eventually, in 1958, Don Knotts was offered to appear in his first film. He played the role of Cpl. John C. Brown in the movie No Time for Sergeant.

After that, he also appeared in movies and TV series including It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, Pleasantville, Three’s Company, The Red Skelton Hour, Mayberry R.F.D, The Love God?, Scooby-Doo, Matlock, 101 Dalmatians: The series, That ‘70s Show and many others.

Before his death, he gave his voice in comedy movie Air Buddies to the sheriff’s deputy dog, Sniffer.

Indeed, he has appeared in several films and TV shows, Knotts is popular for portraying the role of Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife on the Andy Griffith Show and Ralph Furley in the sitcom Three’s Company.

Don Knotts holding award
Don Knotts holding award

With over 85 acting credits, he had won 5 Primetime Emmy Awards and also had been nominated in Laurel Awards, and TV Land Awards to name a few. Moreover, in 2000, he was recognized with the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Did You Know? Don Knotts also served as a Military man during World War II. He served the United States Army for 3 years from 1943 to 1946.

His net worth is often compared with late celebrities like Stevie Ryan, Sy Kravitz, and Jack Elam.

Earnings From Commercials Appearances

Besides his successful career, Knotts also used to earn from the endorsements deals and lucrative agreements with Chicago Lumber Co., and AM/PM hot Dog & Hamburger.

Furthermore, he had appeared in commercials of 1960 Plymouth Fury, Dodge Truck, Old Dog Food, and others.

Don Knotts Legacy: Houses, Cars, Expenses, Taxes, Insurances, Charity Works

Until his death, sources claimed that he lived in his Glendale house. The house in 3,213 square feet, features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a powder rooms, and a lavish living room. Recently in 2013, his former house was listed for sale at $1.295 million.

Don Knotts used to live in Glendale house
Don Knotts used to live in Glendale house

Knotts’ information about his cars is not found.

Back in 1979, Don Knotts appeared in a commercial stating the benefits of income tax and services. As he had made an appearance in the income tax payments benefits ads. He is also assumed to have paid his taxes as the responsible citizen.

In the like manner, he was in the insurance plans and policies under the insurance company Liberty Mutual Insurance according to the sources.

The Personal Life of Don Knotts

Don Knotts was born as Jesse Donald Knotts on 21 July 1966, in Morgantown, West Virginia, the United States. He was born to father William Jesse Knotts and mother Elise L. Moore-Knotts. He grew up with his sibling; brother William Earl Knotts.

How Did Don Knotts Die?

Unfortunately, the world lost a widely known comedian Don Knotts on 24 February 2006, at the age of 81. According to hospital reports, he died due to pulmonary and respiratory complications of pneumonia related to lung cancer at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California.

Don Knotts Grave with Bronze plated headstone
Don Knotts Grave with Bronze plated headstone

Knotts was buried with the proper funeral in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Los Angeles, California, the United States. His grave’s headstone was replaced with a bronze plaque in 2011 and after a few years in 2016, his statue was unveiled in front of The Metropolitan Theatre.

At the time of his death, he had the height of 169 cm (5 feet 7 inches).

Did Don Knotts Marry? Family, Spouse, Children, Daughter, Son

Don Knotts was married three times in his lifetime. Firstly, he married Kathryn Metz in 1947 and later divorced in 1964. They were blessed with two children; son Thomas Knotts and daughter Karn Knotts.

After dating for a few years, he exchanged marital vows with his girlfriend Loralee Czuchna in 1974. But they also divorced after nine years of their wedding in 1983.

Don Knotts Family
Don Knotts Family

After the separation with Czuchna, he married his girlfriend turned wife, Frances Yarborough. The couple was together from their marriage in 2002 until Knotts' death in 2006.

Updated On Tue Sep 03 2019 Published On Tue Sep 03 2019 By