|Knight Rider Character|
|Real Name||Wilton Knight|
|Affiliations|| Knight Industries|
|Position||Creator and owner of Knight Industries|
|Related Characters||Elizabeth Knight (wife, deceased), Garthe Knight (son, deceased), Jennifer Knight (daughter)|
Wilton Knight was self-made billionaire and the founder of the Foundation for Law and Government (FLAG). Richard Basehart portrayed the character and was also the narrator of the show's opening segment.
After Michael Long is shot in the face, Wilton Knight rescues him and has his doctors save his life and give him a new face which matches that of Wilton's son, Garthe. He also gives Michael a new identity as Michael Knight, the muscle behind FLAG.
Wilton often said, "One man can make a difference," meaning any person's efforts help, especially in the fight for the greater good.