King of the Hill Actor Dennis Burkley Dead


(CelebNMusic247-NewsKing of the Hill Actor Dennis Burkley Dead

King of the Hill star Dennis Burkley, who voiced Principal Carl Moss has died. He was 67.

On Sunday, Burkley died early Sunday (July 14) at home in his sleep.

Burkley’s son, Shawn confirmed that “He had been battling health problems for some time.”  It was also confirmed by his agent according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The actor, identified on IMDb as “A 300 pound character actor who usually wears a beard and speaks with a southern accent,” is also known for his roles in “The Doors,” “Mark,” “Tin Cup” and “No Way Out.” He’s been acting in cinema and on television since the ’70s and his prolific roster ends in 2010. He’d also been teaching acting these past few years, while he was on “King of the Hill” and “My Name Is Earl.”

According to his website, Burkley was born in a small town outside Dallas, Texas, and got his MFA in theater from Texas Christian University. In his first film he played alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, then an unknown actor as well.

According to THR, Burkley is survived by his wife Laura and their daughter Shannan.

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