Unraveling A Comedy Legend: Facts About Don Knotts That Will Shock You

Don Knotts is best known for playing the iconic character Barney Fife on “The Andy Griffith Show,” but there’s much more to know about this multi-talented actor and his role on the show.

The Many Acting Awards of Don Knotts

Don Knotts won five Primetime Emmy awards (in 1961, 1962, 1963, 1966, and 1967) for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Comedy for playing Barney Fife on “The Andy Griffith Show.” The show would go on to win many more awards by many other actors during its run on television. Don Knotts’ number of awards is still impressive by today’s standards.