Johnny Hardwick Obituary, Death Cause: The Voice Behind Dale Gribble on ‘King of the Hill’

Johnny Hardwick has been in the limelight for his amazing skill as a voice actor. He is remembered for voicing Dale Gribble, the character in The King of the Hill, which is an animated American television show. Besides being a voice actor, he was also a YouTuber, comedian, producer, and writer.

His YouTube channel is followed by 19.6k subscribers (as of August 2023). He has created his journey from being a comedian to a small-screen actor. Now, he is gaining the limelight after the news of his death began spreading in the country.

A Multi-Talented Artist

Hardwick was a student when he started working as a bartender. As he was good at comedy, he decided to pursue his passion in the same field. Soon after, he became a standup comedian and started featuring in a few shows as well.

Some of his comedy shows are Evening at the Improv, The Jon Stewart Show, Caroline’s Comedy Hour, Austin Stories, Montreal Comedy Festival, and many more. Most of his comedy scripts were related to the prevailing situation and made people laugh with his amazing punches.

Johnny Hardwick died

Talking about his YouTube journey, he gained 19.6k subscribers (as of August 2023) by uploading 118 videos. He joined the YouTube world on 11 September 2012 and got 618k views. He used to share several comedy videos on his channel which helped him earn a loyal fanbase on social media. Also, he used to sing and play guitar which was very much loved by the people.

He shared his last video on 12 April 2022 titled ‘The Beatles’ “Let It Be” (aka “Pocket Sand”) performed by Dale Gribble’. The video received 32k views till his death.

The Voice Behind the Conspiracy Theorist

Later, he decided to use his amazing voice to earn money. He began using his voice in various animated movies, television shows, and video games. Some of his works include Natural Selection, Ace of Cakes, The Collegians Are Go, Warped Kart Racers, and more.

His most memorable voice role is in ‘King of the Hill’, which is an American animated sitcom from 1997 to 2010. He acted as Dale Gribble and gave his voice to the character for 259 episodes. People were very much connected to his voice and began loving him as well.

How did Johnny Hardwick die?

According to the official sources, the famous voice actor Johnny Hardwick passed away on 8 August 2023 in Austin, Texas, U.S. He was 64 at that time. He died at his home but the cause of his passing is not known at the moment.


His death was a huge shock to his family and friends. In addition to this, the ‘King of the Hill’ community will also remember him and his amazing voice which provides thrills to the character of Dale Gribble. His followers and friends paid him tribute through social media handles and other sources. He will always be remembered for his amazing comedic skills and different voices.

Johnny Hardwick was a comedian

Who was Johnny Hardwick?

Hardwick was a multi-talented man born on September 21, 1958, in Austin, Texas. His birth name was John Michael Hardwick. Being a well-educated man, he got admission to Texas Tech University. He completed his bachelor’s degree with a BS degree in journalism. Alongside, he began working in the local region to earn money.

Johnny Hardwick’s portrayal of Dale Gribble on ‘King of the Hill’ transcended the confines of the small screen. Through his unique voice acting, comedic talents, and creative contributions, Hardwick solidified his place in the annals of television history. As fans reflect on the impact he made, it’s clear that his legacy will continue to thrive, bringing laughter and joy to audiences for generations to come.

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