An American voice actor, comedian, writer, producer, and YouTuber, Johnny Hardwick received the spotlight after his voice of Dale Gribble became popular in the animated television show, King of the Hill. He was also a writer, story editor, and producer of the movie. This made him receive three Prime Time Emmy Award nominations and won Emmy in 1999. He appeared in video games like King of the Hill and Warped Kart Racers.
Early Life of Johnny Hardwick
On September 21, 1958, Johnny Hardwick was born John Michael Hardwick in Texas, United States. At the time of his death, he was only 65 years old. He was born under the sun sign of Virgo and used to cuts his birthday cake annually on the 21st of September with his family and friends.
Johnny had citizenship in America and belonged to a white ethnic background. He used to follow the Christianity religion. He graduated with a BS degree in journalism from Texas Tech University.
Johnny Hardwick’s Wife; Gay or Married?
He lived his entire life in secrecy. Johnny was not gay and made his private life far from the media. He was living a low-key life at the time of his death.
Johnny Hardwick’s Net Worth
As of 2023, Johnny had an estimated net worth of $5 million. Casper collected this fortune from his successful career as an American voice actor, comedian, writer, producer, and YouTuber. His salary was $300k.
Johnny Hardwick Died at 65
Johnny breathed for the very last time on August 8, 2023, in Austin, Texas, United States. He was only 65 years old at the time of his death and was found alone dead in his house and no foul play is suspected. His death was announced by TMZ as:
“Johnny was found dead on Aug. 10, 2023, inside his Texas home and foul play isn’t suspected. Johnny was 64.”
More about King of the Hill
The show was made in production by Mike Judge and Greg Daniels and released on January 12, 1997. Johnny appeared as the Voice actor of the character Dale Gribble and is of the genre Adult animation, Animated sitcom, Comedy-drama, Slice of Life, and Workplace humor.
Altogether it has 13 seasons and has total episodes of 259. This show is about a family where a husband is a propane salesman and his wife is a substitute teacher followed by comedian son Bobby, and deadbeat niece Luanne.
Professional Career of Johnny Hardwick
- Jonny worked in bars like Nick’s Uptown, Sixth Street Live, and The Greenville Bar & Grill, Blues bars as a bartender.
- He began standup comedy in 1990 and performed at the Dallas Improv and the Velveeta Room.
- Johnny became the first comic to appear on The Jon Stewart Show.
- He also worked as a comedian at the Montreal Comedy Festival in 1995.
- He worked as a writer with television writers and producers Greg Daniels and Mike Judge.
- Johnny appeared in the entire 257 of 258 episodes after getting the role of Dale Gribble.
- As an actor, he portrayed the role of Jester in the movie, Ruta Wakening in 1996.
- He played the role of Sleepy Student in The Collegians Are Go!!
- Johnny appeared in the series, Boomer vs Zoomer in an episode titled, Zoomer vs. Dale Gribble in 2019.
- Johnny received three Prime Time Emmy Award nominations and finally won the nomination for Outstanding Animated Program for King of the Hill in 1999.
Movies & TV Shows
He played in movies like Ruta Wakening, Natural Selection, The Collegians Are Go!!. He also appeared in tv shows like An Evening at the Improv, King of the Hill, The Making of King of the Hill, Ace of Cakes, and Boomer vs Zoomer. Johnny produced shows like King of the Hill, Full Metal Slacks, Safety First, and Shadows of Sofia.
FAQs of Johnny Hardwick
How tall is Johnny Hardwick?
Johnny was 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighed 95 kg. He had hair and eye are black in color.
Was Jonny Hardwick active on YouTube?
Yes, Jonny was active on YouTube. He made his YouTube channel on September 12, 2012, and started uploading regularly since December 2018.
Was Johnny Hardwick a judge?
Yes, Hardwick was a judge. He became the judge of the 15th Circuit Court in Alabama and was also re-elected in 2008 and 2014. When his term expired on January 17, 2021, he left the show.
Did Johnny Hardwick have a tattoo?
Yes, Johnny had pierced tattoos on his body. He had a tattoo collection of a propane tank, an armadillo, a can of Alamo beer, a cactus, and Bobby Hill.