Actor Charles Kimbrough, renowned for his role as Jim Dial in the hit sitcom ‘Murphy Brown,’ has passed away at the age of 86. His performance in the show earned him critical acclaim, including a Primetime Emmy nomination in 1990 and recognition at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 1995 and the TV Land Awards in 2008.
Before his iconic role in ‘Murphy Brown,’ Kimbrough had a diverse career, starting in 1988 on ‘Another World’ and culminating with the show’s 2018 reboot. He also played significant parts in movies like ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ and ‘The Wedding Planner.’
Kimbrough’s son, Jim Kimbrough, confirmed his father’s passing on January 11, 2023, in Culver City, California. The cause of death remains undisclosed. Kimbrough’s talent agency, SMS Talent, Inc., stated that he died of natural causes for a man of his age.
Kimbrough, survived by family members, had a Tony award nomination for his stage performance in ‘Company’ in 1971. Fans on social media paid heartfelt tributes to the versatile actor, remembering him as a kind and talented individual..