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Charles Kimbrough

Kimbrough at the 41st Annual Emmy Awards, September 17, 1989
Born May 23, 1936 (1936-05-23) (age 73)
St. Paul, Minnesota
United States
Spouse(s) Beth Howland (unknown)

Charles Kimbrough (born May 23, 1936) is an American character actor best known for playing the straight-faced anchor Jim Dial on Murphy Brown. In 1990, the role earned him a nomination for an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series".


Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Kimbrough has extensive stage experience. In 1971, he was nominated for a Tony for best featured actor in a musical for Stephen Sondheim's Company. In 1984, he performed in the original Broadway cast of Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George.

He is married to actress Beth Howland, better known as Vera Louise Gorman-Novak on the sitcom Alice. He studied theater and drama at Indiana University Bloomington, and graduated in 1958. To younger audiences, Charles is probably best known for supplying the voice of Victor, the most mature gargoyle in Disney's 1996 cartoon feature The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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