William Windom, SatAM’s Uncle Chuck, Dead at 88

William Windom, SatAM’s Uncle Chuck, Dead at 88

by August 20, 2012

Succumbs to Congestive Heart Failure

On Sunday, the New York Times reported via obituary the death of William Windom due to congestive heart failure.  He was 88 years old.

Windom’s illustrious acting career spanned more than 200 roles in television, film, and stage across seven decades.  But Sonic fans know him best as the voice artist behind Sir Charles Hedgehog, known endearingly on screen as Uncle Chuck, in the Saturday morning Sonic television series.  Windom also held notable roles on Murder, She Wrote, Star Trek, and Escape from the Planet of the Apes.  He won an Emmy award in 1970 for his role in the short lived TV series My World and Welcome to It.

Windom is survived by his wife, his four children, and his four grandchildren.