King of the Hill Star Johnny Hardwick Has Passed Away

King of the Hill revival series was in the works.

Johnny Hardwick, recognized for voicing the eccentric character Dale Gribble on the animated TV series “King of the Hill,” has passed away, according to TMZ. He was 68 and was found dead in his Texas home. With his distinctive voice and comedic timing, Hardwick brought Dale to life. His character was a paranoid and conspiracy-driven exterminator with an unshakeable belief in government plots and alien invasions. His deadpan delivery and hilarious catchphrases, such as “Pocket sand!” and “Shi-shi-sha,” endeared him to audiences and contributed to the show’s enduring popularity. Hardwick’s ability to infuse Dale with absurdity and a surprising depth turned the character into a fan favorite and a standout presence within the series.

Behind the scenes, Johnny Hardwick’s contributions extended beyond voice acting. He also served as a writer for “King of the Hill,” showcasing his multi-faceted talent and creative input. His influence on the show’s scripts helped shape the distinct humor and relatable family dynamics. It helped set it apart from other animated sitcoms. Despite the show’s conclusion, Hardwick’s performance of Dale Gribble resonates with audiences. His impact on the series remains a testament to his comedic skill and versatility in the entertainment industry. Read more News on Nerdtropolis and make sure to subscribe to our Channel.

Sean Tajipour is the Founder and Editor of Nerdtropolis and the host of the Moviegoers Society Podcast. He is also a member of the Critics Choice Association. You can follow on Twitter and Instagram @Seantaj.

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