‘Murphy Brown’ actor Charles Kimbrough dies at 86
Tony and Emmy-nominated actor Charles Kimbrough has died at the age of 86.
The beloved actor died in Culver City in California on January 11, which was confirmed by his son, Jim Kimbrough, according to Deadline.
Kimbrough was known for playing “uptight” characters such as Harry in Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Company” which would earn him a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor.
The actor rocketed into the mainstream in 1988 when he starred in the CBS sitcom “Murphy Brown” as news anchor Jim Dial. Kimbrough stayed with the show for 10 seasons and returned for three episodes when the show was rebooted in 2018.
The actor was nominated for a 1990 Emmy award for his role.
Kimbrough also appeared as the gargoyle named Victor in Disney’s 1996 animated adaptation of “The Hunchback of Notre-Dame” and reprised his role for the films’ sequel and several video game adaptations.
The cause of death has not been announced. No funeral plans have been announced.