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
Years active 1966-1993
Spouse(s) Mary Patricia Roberts
(1959–1974) (2 children)
Karin Hartwick
(1975–1997) (his death)

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

Early life[edit]

Born in Manchester, Lancashire, after a short stint in the British Army, he left England for Canada, where he studied at Sir George Williams University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and later Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.. He gained degrees in English, Philosophy, Theology and Drama.[1]

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.

Acting career[edit]

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, Cannon, Kojak, Little House on the Prairie, Banacek, Barnaby Jones 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".

In 1976 he was in the Disney movie "Treasure of Matecumbe". His character was Skaggs.

Knight died on 18 August 1997 in Squaw Valley, Fresno County, California, USA, following a stroke earlier that month.[2]


  1. ^ "Don Knight". Knight Time Recreation. Retrieved 2014-09-12. 
  2. ^ "Don Knight". Knight Time Recreation. Retrieved 2014-09-12. 

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