Jesse Donald "Don" Knotts (July 21, 1924 – February 24, 2006) comedic actor best known for his portrayal of Barney Fife on the 1960s TV sitcom "The Andy Griffith Show", a role which earned him 5 Emmy Awards.
Don Knotts Read his bio. Picked on badly as a child & even his brother, he decided to do something and be so good at it, it would change his life. This was it, clubs then asked into show biz. Best bio ever