Don Knotts Net Worth, Wiki, Wife, Children

By | November 28, 2016

The legendary American comedian Don Knotts net worth is $20 million. He was married thrice, left 2 children and passed away in 2006. Don Knotts is popular film and television personality of America. He was a legendary comedian and outstanding actor, who ruled the screen for many days. Viewers will always remember of his portrayal of Barney Fife on the popular The Andy Griffith Show. It was a masterpiece of Don Knotts acting and for the character he has won five Emmy Awards.

Don Knotts

Name Jesse Donald  Knotts
Net Worth $20 Million
Source of Income Actor
Annual Salary $750,000
Monthly Income $61,000
Weekly Income $15,200
Birth Date July 21, 1924
Ethnicity White
Height 1.69 m
Weight 55 Kg
Wife Frances Yarborough
Ex-wife Loralee Czuchna ( 1974–1983)
Kathryn Metz ( 1947–1964)

He was listed under Greatest TV star of All Time List, of TV Guide. The Incredible Mr. Limpet, “The Ghost and Mr. Chicken” these are also the great example of his acting excellence.



West Virginia is the place where he was born on 1924. Don raised there with his parents William Jesse Knotts and Elsie Luzzetta Knotts and other three brothers. They are actually from England but settled in Virginia. He is the son of a farmer. Don completed his early education from Morgantown High School and then he joined the army and participated in the World War II. He completed his bachelor degree from West Virginia University and his subject of study was Theatre.

He entered the show business as a ventriloquist and he performed at many venues, at parties and events with his dummy name Danny Hooch Matador. Then he returned to New York and has started his next level of the journey with stand up comedy and then he appeared on radio. These were just his warm out work before big break. He got the break to television Search for Tomorrow soap opera and has continued his TV career with No Time for Sergeants. His acting was incredible there so he got the chance of acting in the movie version of that, Andy Griffith and made this a milestone of his career. Another biggest move of his career was Three’s Company of course, where he played the character of Ralph Furley.  It was a real great characterization of a lovable and wacky landlord and Don was best in this. His career is long and successful, so he achieved so many awards and so many bucks too. His net worth is approx $ 20 million. After living his success story this legendary actor was passed away on 24th February 2005. Before this death, he gave the voice over for Mayor Turkey Lurkey, the character from Disney’s animation film Chicken Little. In his entire life, he married thrice, with Kathryn Metz, Loralee Czuchna, and Frances Yarborough. He has two children from her first marriage, son Thomas, and daughter Karen Knotts. Karen has also followed her father’s footsteps and became an actress.

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