Don Knight (actor)

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Don Knight
Born (1933-02-16)16 February 1933
Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Died 18 August 1997(1997-08-18) (aged 64)
Squaw Valley, Fresno County, California, United States
Occupation Film, television actor
Spouse(s) Mary Patricia Roberts
(1959–1974)
Karin Hartwick
(1975–1997) (his death)

Donald Knight (16 February 1933 – 18 August 1997) was an English film, television and stage actor.

Born in Manchester, Lancashire, Knight moved to North America where he studied at Sir George Williams University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and later Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.. Knight was also an ordained minister, and during his acting career he also served as pastor at many churches. He was a minister at the United Church of Christ in Simi Valley, California. He appeared in the PBS telefilm The Canterville Ghost. Its other distributors were WonderWorks and the Disney Channel.

In 1965, he moved to California to pursue acting, and was primarily a character actor, making numerous guest appearances in television series such as Mission: Impossible, The Time Tunnel, Bonanza, Hawaii Five-O, Kojak, Little House on the Prairie and It Takes a Thief, as well as semi-regular roles in series such as The Immortal. In 1972, he also played a mechanic in the Columbo episode Etude in Black.

Knight died on 18 August 1997 in Squaw Valley, Fresno County, California, USA.

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