Charles Kimbrough was an American actor, best known for his role as the straight-faced anchorman Jim Dial on Murphy Brown.
Charles Kimbrough bio
Kimbrough, who was from St. Paul, Minnesota, had a lot of theatre experience. Kimbrough and his first wife Mary Jane performed in pieces including Georges Feydeau’s Cat Among the Pigeons and Jules Feiffer’s The White House Murder Case while they were members of the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre’s resident company in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
As Harry in Stephen Sondheim’s Company, he was nominated for a Tony Award in 1971 for best-featured actor in a musical. He participated in the 1984 Broadway production of Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George. He played the lead role in the 1985 Off-Broadway premiere of A.R. Gurney’s comedy Sylvia. He appears in a Chef Boyardee Spaghetti & Meatballs commercial somewhere between 1976 and 1977.
On the CBS sitcom Murphy Brown in 1988, Kimbrough was cast as Jim Dial, a seasoned network news anchor with the ethics and knowledge of a Walter Cronkite or Edward R. Murrow.
Over the course of its ten seasons and 247 episodes, the show won three Golden Globes and 17 Emmy Awards. In 1990, Mr Kimbrough received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
Charles Kimbrough children
He has a son named John Kimbrough. We however don’t have any additional information about him in our database.