Charles Kimbrough

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Charles Kimbrough

American character actor known for having played the straight-faced anchorman Jim Dial on Murphy Brown add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1936.

Countries: United States (82%), New York (9%), (9%)

Main connections: Murphy Brown, Actor, Indiana University Bloomington

Linked to: Company, CBS, The New York Times Company, Recess: School's Out




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Charles Kimbrough was born in 1936 add something


He studied theater and drama at Indiana University Bloomington, and graduated in 1958 add something


In 1971, he was nominated for a Tony for best featured actor in a musical as Harry in Stephen Sondheim's "Company" add something


In 1984, he performed in the original Broadway cast of Sondheim's "Sunday in the Park with George" add something


In 1988, Mr. Kimbrough was cast as Jim Dial, a veteran network news anchor with the integrity and experience of an Edward R. Murrow or Walter Cronkite, on the CBS sitcom "Murphy Brown" add something


In 1990, his performance in the role earned him a nomination for an Emmy award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series" add something


Mr. Kimbrough was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1990 add something


Kimbrough is part of the cast of the Roundabout Theater Company's 2012 Broadway revival of Mary Chase's Pulitzer prize-winning play "Harvey" playing William R. Chumley, M.D., with Emmy winner Jim Parsons in the lead as Elwood P. Dowd add something


The show is scheduled to run from June 14 to August 5, 2012 at New York's Studio 54 Theatre add something


Kimbrough's wife Beth Howland died of lung cancer in December 2015 at the age of 74 add something


Her death was not reported to the media until May 24, 2016 add something


Murphy Brown - The 2018 revival of "Murphy Brown" will have Kimbrough return playing a retired Jim Dial for a multi-episode arc add something


Murphy Brown - On August 5, 2018, it was announced during the Television Critics Association's annual summer press tour that Charles Kimbrough would reprise his role from the series' original run in a three episode story arc