Take a look below for our list of 10 of the best King of the Hill characters.
1. Dale Gribble
Dale Alvin Gribble (born July 11, 1953) is an exterminator, bounty hunter, chain smoker, gun fanatic, and conspiracy theorist. He is one of the main characters of King of the Hill. He is Nancy Hicks-Gribble’s husband and Joseph Gribble’s legal father.
2. Hank Hill
Henry Rutherford “Hank” Hill (born 1956) is the protagonist of King of the Hill. Hank has a central role in most story lines, along with his family (wife Peggy, son Bobby and niece Luanne). Hank’s voice is provided by series co-creator Mike Judge. The Economist briefly mentioned him as one of the wisest people on television.
He expresses a fascination for of propane, knowing every intricate detail, similar to the fascination a similar character in Beavis and Butt-head named Tom Anderson expresses for butane. Ironically, Hank sees butane as an inferior gas. Hank is known to threaten people who have angered him with saying, “I’m gonna kick your ass.”
3. Jeff Boomhauer
Jeffrey Dexter “Jeff” Boomhauer III (born October 17, 1953), universally referred to as Boomhauer, is best known for his long-winded, fast-paced speech. The character is voiced by series creator Mike Judge.
4. Bobby Hill
Robert Jeffrey “Bobby” Hill (born August 13, 1985) is the only son of Hank and Peggy Hill. Bobby Hill’s age changes gradually throughout the series. Up until Shins of the Father he is 11, then 12, then 13.
5. Bill Dauterive
Sergeant William Fontaine de la Tour Dauterive (born June 22, 1953), who is better known as Bill Dauterive, is Hank Hill’s overweight, lonely, simple minded, and perpetually pathetic friend and neighbor. He is voiced by actor Stephen Root.
6. Luanne Platter
Luanne Leanne Kleinschmidt (née Platter) (born December 3, 1983) is the daughter of Hoyt and Leanne Platter- though more notably the niece of Peggy Hill, cousin of Bobby Hill and niece-in-law of Hank Hill.
Luanne is introduced in the first episode of Season One, where she is invited to stay with the Hills, claiming her parents need space to resolve some marital difficulties. Near the end of the first episode, a tearful Luanne informs Hank and Peggy that her mother stabbed her father with a fork during an argument, leaving her mother in jail and trailer home repossessed. Moving in to Rainy Street, Hank’s beloved den is turned into Luanne’s “temporary” bedroom until she got married and moved to a house across from the Hill residence.
7. Kahn Souphanousinphone
Kahn Souphanousinphone (born September 15, 1957), is one of the Hill’s neighbors who lives with his wife Minh and daughter Connie. He is voiced by Toby Huss.
8. John Redcorn
John Redcorn III (born January 7, 1961) is a recurring character in King of the Hill. He was originally voiced by Victor Aaron until his death and by Jonathan Joss thereafter.
9. Cotton Hill
Colonel Cotton Lyndal Hill (December 7, 1927-November 11, 2007) was the father of Hank Hill, Good “G.H.” Hank Hill, Junichiro (his illegitimate half-Japanese son), the father-in-law of Peggy Hill and the grandfather of Bobby Hill.
Cotton was also a WWII veteran who had his shins “blowed off by a Japanman’s machine gun” in combat, and later had his feet attached to his knees. He claims he faked his age when he was 14 so he could get enlist in the military when WWII broke out. That made Cotton a foot shorter than his fellow family members and caused a characteristic waddle (according to Hank, Cotton was 6’4″ with his shins, and 5’0″ without). Despite his disability, Cotton eventually reached the rank of Colonel in the Texas State Militia and was often addressed by that rank.
10. Joseph Gribble
Joseph John Gribble (born September 29, 1985) is Dale and Nancy’s son, Bobby Hill’s best friend, and the Tom Landry Middle School football team quarterback. His biological father is John Redcorn.