Johnny Hardwick, recognized for taking part in Dale Gribble on “King of the Hill,” has died.
Legislation enforcement sources inform TMZ they have been known as to Hardwick’s Texas residence Tuesday for a welfare examine and found his physique. We’re instructed Hardwick was pronounced useless on the scene … and no foul play is suspected. We do not but know the reason for dying.
Johnny began performing stand-up comedy in 1990 in Texas, ultimately touchdown his first stand-up look on “The Jon Stewart Present” just a few years later.
Most keep in mind Johnny from his work on the long-running animated sitcom, “King of the Hill” … taking part in Dale, the conspiracy theory-obsessed buddy of the present’s lead, Hank Hill.
Dale took on nearly each job conceivable — tackling gigs like exterminator, camp counselor, bounty hunter, and, after all, propane salesman.
Johnny lent his voice to a whopping 258 episodes of the collection. FYI, “King of the Hill” aired 259 episodes in whole.
Johnny was with the present from the start, portraying Dale on the primary episode that aired in January 1997 … and caught with the collection till its last episode in 2010. He was additionally listed as returning for a revival of the present, though it is unclear if he ever recorded for it.
Aside from the present, Johnny would cowl songs on his YouTube channel … donning his character’s signature orange hat and shades, performing identical to Dale would on the present — and making references to the character’s “pocket sand” assault transfer.