Gary Waldhorn Biography – Gary Waldhorn Wiki
Gary Waldhorn was an English actor and comedian. He played the bullish councillor David Horton in every episode of the much-loved sitcom The Vicar of Dibley from 1994 to 2007. He most recently appeared in a Christmas special, The Vicar of Dibley in Lockdown. He appeared in many classic British TV shows such as The Sweeney, Brush Strokes and Hotel Babylon.
Born in Paddington, central London, in 1943, Waldhorn was also an accomplished Shakespearean actor and played the title role in Henry IV at the Old Vic. He also featured in the comedy sketch show French and Saunders.
His theatre roles included Good for the RSC in 1981, which went to Broadway, and Black Comedy alongside David Tennant in the West End in 1998. He also provided voiceovers for adverts including for Green Flag, Kwik Fit, Branston and Marmite.
Gary Waldhorn Age
He was born on 3 July 1943, in Paddington, London, England. He died on 10 January 2022. He was 78.
Gary Waldhorn Wife
Gary Waldhorn was married to Christie Dickason from 1967 until his death in 2022. Waldhorn met his wife, Christie Dickason, at the Yale School of Drama. Christie Dickason became a theatre director and later a playwright and novelist. Gary Waldhorn and Christie Dickason married on 2 April 1967 in Bloomington, Indiana.
Gary Waldhorn Children
Gary Waldhorn and Christie Dickason had one son, Joshua David Waldhorn, born in 1970.
Gary Waldhorn Family
He was the son of Liselotte Popper and Siegfried Waldhorn.
Gary Waldhorn Death
Vicar of Dibley actor Gary Waldhorn died “peacefully” on 10 January 2022, at the age of 78, his family announced. His son Josh Waldhorn said in a statement: “My beloved father, Gary Waldhorn peacefully passed away at 6.45 am on January 10, 2022. Classically trained, it was the theatre where he truly flourished and he leaves a legacy of entertainment that saw him frequent the boards of Broadway, the West End and our living rooms on the telly! He leaves behind his two grandsons, Cooper and Bayley, and his son, Josh. We will all miss him terribly.”
A statement from BBC Comedy said: “Gary was an incredibly talented actor who is fondly remembered by us for his numerous appearances on some of the nations most treasured BBC shows, and of course as Councillor David Horton in The Vicar of Dibley. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”
Actor Samuel West, who played Waldhorn’s son in Henry IV, tweeted: “Sad news about Gary Waldhorn. He played my dad, the eponymous king, in both parts of Henry IV at the Old Vic in 1997 … A lovely man and a terrific actor. RIP.”
Gary Waldhorn Cause of Death
Gary Waldhorn’s cause of death was not revealed.