– Johnny Hardwick, voice actor for Dale Gribble on “King of the Hill,” has passed away
– He was also a writer and producer on the show
– Hardwick’s cause of death has not been revealed
Johnny Hardwick, best known for giving voice to the character Dale Gribble on the popular animated television series “King of the Hill,” has died. In addition to his work as a voice actor, Hardwick served as a writer and producer on the show.
Born on November 21, 1958, Hardwick began his career as a stand-up comedian. He later became part of Mike Judge’s team for “King of the Hill,” which aired on Fox from 1997 to 2009. The show depicted a fictional Texas town and followed the lives of its residents, including main character Hank Hill (played by creator Mike Judge) and his best friend, Dale Gribble.
Hardwick’s character, Dale, was known for his conspiracy theories, obsession with firearms, and his love of cigarettes. Dale became a fan favorite due to his eccentric and ludicrous behavior. “King of the Hill” received widespread critical acclaim, and Hardwick’s performance as Dale was a key part of its success.
Throughout his career, Hardwick also made appearances on other television shows, including “The Simpsons” and “The X-Files.” However, his role as Dale Gribble remains his most well-known and beloved character, having left a lasting impact on fans.
At this time, the cause of Hardwick’s death has not been made public, but his contribution to the entertainment industry will be remembered and cherished by fans of “King of the Hill” and beyond.