Police: 'Seinfeld' actor von Bargen shot self

Associated Press

CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say an actor who played George Costanza's boss on "Seinfeld" and starred in "Malcolm in the Middle" has shot himself in the head at his apartment.

Montgomery, Ohio police Chief Don Simpson says Daniel von Bargen called for help Monday morning after shooting himself in the temple.

Simpson said Thursday that von Bargen told the emergency dispatcher he was supposed to go to a hospital that day to have some toes amputated because of diabetes complications and was feeling depressed.

Von Bargen appeared on four episodes of "Seinfeld" as Mr. Kruger. He also played Commandant Edwin Spangler on "Malcolm in the Middle."

His condition wasn't immediately known Thursday.

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