It is with heavy hearts that we must report the passing of Charles Kimbrough, a beloved actor best known for his role as Jim Dial on the sitcom ‘Murphy Brown’. His son confirmed the news to the New York Times, saying that his father had passed away on January 11 in Culver City, California.

Charles Kimbrough was an actor of both the stage and the screen. He starred on Murphy Brown for all 10 seasons, earning an Emmy nomination one year for his performance. He also returned to the role for a few episodes in the 2018 reboot. Before TV, Kimbrough was a steady theater actor, having starred in many Broadway and off-Broadway productions, including Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Company’.

Kimbrough had also guest-starred in a number of other hit TV series, such as ‘Kojak’, ‘All My Children’, and ‘American Playhouse’. He had also acted in several movies in the 70s and 80s. In the 90s, Kimbrough began to show off a new skill – voice acting. He lent his vocal talents to famous kids shows like ‘Dinosaurs’, ‘Mighty Max’, ‘Pinky and the Brain’, ‘Recess’, ‘Hercules’, ‘The Angry Beavers’, and ‘Batman Beyond’.

Kimbrough is also remembered for voicing one of the gargoyles in 1996’s ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’, playing Victor. He reprised this character for both the sequel and video game spinoffs. He is survived by his son, John. He was 86.

Charles Kimbrough will be remembered for his incredible contributions to television, theater, and film. He was a beloved actor, and his impact will be felt for many years to come. RIP.