Sad news for the GENERAL HOSPITAL cast and crew. Charles “Chip” Dox, an Emmy-winning production designer and art director died on Aug. 15 at the age of 80. ‘Another talented member of the GH family has passed,” Kathleen Gati (Obrecht) posted on X. “Deepest condolences to his family, friends, colleagues, and to all the GH fans and viewers who were fortunate to see his beautiful production and set work.”
Dox began his career as an art director for NBC’s DAYS OF OUR LIVES back in 1980, switching to production designer in 1990. He picked up his first Daytime Emmy Award in 1997. He then went on to work as Art Director on Tracy Ullman’s HBO series TRACY TAKES ON… in 1998, which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. He continued working as a production designer on series like the Lifetime comedy series OH BABY and Telemundo’s LOS BELTRAN and ¡VIVA VEGAS!.
In 2003, Dox began working as a production designer on the GH spinoff PORT CHARLES, and in 2005, moved over to continue doing the same job at GH itself until his retirement in 2015. During his time at GH, Dox garnered seven more Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Achievement in Art Decoration/Set Decoration/Scenic Design for a Drama Series and took home the trophy a second time in 2011.
Deadline reports that Dox also designed touring shows for Elton John, The Beach Boys, Chicago, Earth, Wind, & Fire, and Jackson Browne. In addition to mentoring new art directors, he also helped redesign a pilates studio that he frequented.
Cox is survived by his wife, Jeanne, and daughters Morgan Dox, Katie Segal, Hayley Dox-DaCosta, and stepdaughter Megan Younger and their families. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to The World Central Kitchen. Our thoughts are with Dox’s family and friends during this difficult time.