The world has lost another great talent. William Windom, best known to the Sonic community as the voice of Uncle Chuck, died of congestive heart failure Thursday evening at his home in Woodacre, CA. While we here at FUS remember Windom specifically for his role as Uncle Chuck, we should also take a look at some of his other accomplishments. Windom’s career started on the stage before he ever appeared on screen. While studying at the Biarritz American University in France, Windom had his first taste of acting when he played the lead role in a production of Richard III. Windom would continue his theatric pursuit in New York, where he would appear in more than a dozen Broadway productions. Windom eventually branched out into radio and television, beginning an impressive career that would span over four decades. He went on to appear in many popular televesion series such as Gunsmoke, Star Trek, and The Twilight Zone. Despite his Emmy winning performance in the 1969 series My World and Welcome to It, Windom is perhaps most well known for his work in Murder, She Wrote, where he appeared on more than 50 episodes. And while the television world is saddened by his death, we feel deeply for the loss of the man that gave life to a wise, old hedgehog.
Thanks to forum member Jman1236 for bringing this to our attention.