Actor Charles Kimbrough, Jim Dial on ‘Murphy Brown,’ dies at age 86

Actor Charles Kimbrough, Jim Dial on ‘Murphy Brown,’ dies at age 86

Feb 06, 2023 by New York Daily News

Key Facts

  • Kimbrough, a Tony- and Emmy-nominated actor who played a straight-laced news anchor opposite Bergen on "Murphy Brown," died Jan. 11, 2023, in Culver City, Calif.
  • The New York Times first reported his death Sunday, Feb 5. (Richard Drew/AP) Kimbrough earned a supporting comedy actor Emmy nomination in 1990 for his role on the CBS hit sitcom, which also starred Faith Ford, Grant Shaud and Joe Regalbuto.
  • Kimbrough also was known for voiceover work, most notably giving life to Victor the gargoyle in the 1996 animated film “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” which he reprised in the 2002 sequel and several video game iterations.
  • He was a veteran stage actor as well, earning a Tony Award nomination in 1971 for his first big break, playing hard-drinking Harry in the first incarnation of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company.”

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