Keith Knight

A native of Sault Sainte Marie, Canada, character actor Keith Knight was just as known for his voice and stage work as for his appearances on camera. Acting in several local theater productions in the late 1970s before ... Read more »
Born: 01/12/1956 in Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (22)

Dear Mr. Watterson 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Anne of Green Gables: The Animated Series 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Elliot Moose 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

Dumb Bunnies 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Voice

The Busy World of Richard Scarry 1993 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

The Rosey and Buddy Show 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

The Beginning of the Firm 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Whispers 1989 (Movie)

Avril (Actor)

The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland 1987 (Movie)

of White Rabbit (Voice)

The Canadian Conspiracy 1985 (Movie)

(Actor)

Of Unknown Origin 1983 (Movie)

Hardware Salesman (Actor)

Class of 1984 1982 (Movie)

Barnyard (Actor)

My Bloody Valentine 1981 (Movie)

Hollis (Actor)

Siege 1981 (Movie)

Steve (Actor)

Gas 1980 (Movie)

Ira (Actor)

Hog Wild 1980 (Movie)

Vern Jones (Actor)

Meatballs 1979 (Movie)

Fink (Actor)

Laughter on the 23rd Floor (TV Show)

Actor

Moms on Strike (TV Show)

Actor

Switching Goals (TV Show)

Actor

The Return of Hickey (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A native of Sault Sainte Marie, Canada, character actor Keith Knight was just as known for his voice and stage work as for his appearances on camera. Acting in several local theater productions in the late 1970s before striking out in films and television, Knight's big break came when he was cast as camp counselor Larry "Fink" Finkelstein in Ivan Reitman's 1979 comedy, "Meatballs". Switching gears to horror, Knight followed up his "Meatballs" success with the 1981 slasher film "My Bloody Valentine", and also in 1981 acted alongside Howie Mandel and Sterling Hayden in the comedy "Gas". Parts in the features "Class of 1984" and "Self Defense" followed, and in 1987, the actor first tried his hand at voice work in the animated "The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland". From there, he went on to voice dozens of cartoon characters in series such as "Babar" and "The Busy World of Richard Scarry", while also acting onscreen in hundreds of television commercials and making guest appearances in series like "Avonlea" in 1992, "Robocop" in 1994, and "Queer as Folk" in 2002. After winning acclaim for his dramatic turn in 2005's "Looking for Angelina", Knight was directed by his "My Bloody Valentine" co-star Neil Affleck when he played the voice of Frank in the children's series "Miss Spider's Sunny Patch Friends". Knight died of cancer in his Toronto home in 2007.

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