Daniel von Bargen
June 5, 1950
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.
Daniel von Bargen (born June 5, 1950) is an [1 ] American film, stage and television actor.
Best known for his roles as Mr. Kruger on
(1997–98) and Commandant Edwin Spangler on the TV comedy Seinfeld (2000–01), Von Bargen's film credits include Malcolm in the Middle , London Betty , RoboCop 3 , Basic Instinct , Broken Arrow , Universal Soldier: The Return , Truman , The Majestic , Philadelphia , A Civil Action , Thinner , O Brother, Where Art Thou? , Snow Falling on Cedars , and Disney's The Kid . He played the maniacal sorcerer Nix in Super Troopers Clive Barker's , and the Sheriff in Lord of Illusions . He played a terrorist in a season 5 episode of The Postman . The X-Files
His distinguished stage career included a long residency with
Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, Rhode Island; he made his Off-Broadway debut in 1981 in Missing Persons. He also appeared in the premiere of [2 ] Larry Gelbart's Mastergate and other plays at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and made his Broadway debut when the show went to New York.
Personal life [ edit ]
Von Bargen graduated from
Purdue University. [2 ]
On February 20, 2012, von Bargen shot himself in the temple during an apparent suicide attempt.
He placed a phone call to a 911 operator who dispatched an emergency unit to von Bargen's [3 ] Montgomery, Ohio, apartment. He suffered from diabetes, and had already had one leg amputated. Von Bargen was due to have "at least" some toes amputated on the other foot, and did not want to submit to another surgery. [4 ]
Television [ edit ]
Episode: "Life Among the Lowly"
The Scarlet Letter A Sailor
The Dean of Thin Air George Berkeley
Right to Kill? Det. Roberts
American Playhouse Thomas
Episode: "Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Part I"
Spenser: For Hire Al / Mr. Hurley
Episode: "Are You There, Alpha Centauri?"
1991, 1997, 2004
Law & Order Supt. Cooper / Commander Billings / Lambrusco
Citizen Cohn Clyde Tolson
The Last Hit Nordlinger
With Hostile Intent Officer Ted Campbell
Scam Albert Magliocco
Guiding Light Joe Morrison
One West Waikiki Capt. Charlie Dalton
Episode: "'Til Death Do Us Part"
The Gift of Love
All My Children Lt. Cody
The Shamrock Conspiracy Sternhardt
Truman General MacArthur
New York Undercover Green / Omega Bomber / Duane
The Writing on the Wall Rockwell
NYPD Blue Sgt. Ray Kahlins
Seinfeld Mr. Kruger
The Pretender Captain Prentiss McClaren
Episode: "Collateral Damage"
Significant Others David Lerner
Episode: "The Plan"
The X-Files Jacob Steven Haley
Episode: "The Pine Bluff Variant"
Episode: "Whatever It Takes"
Party of Five Dr. Dick Grayson
Episode: "Love and War"
Fantasy Island District Attorney Flynn
The Practice Det. Smiley
Episode: "Happily Ever After"
City of Angels Stewart Rafferty
Episode: "Unhand Me"
Time of Your Life Mr. Halloway
Episode: "The Time They Got E-Rotic"
The Fearing Mind P.F. O'Horgan
Episode: "Good Harvest"
The West Wing Air Force General Ken Shannon
Malcolm in the Middle Commandant Edwin Spangler
Ally McBeal Judge William Kopesky
Episode: "The Ex-Files"
Judging Amy Judge
Without a Trace Chief Patrick Finn
Episode: "Trip Box"
Mastergate Maj. Manley Battle
Platonov Pavel Petrovich Scherbuk
Life is a Dream King Basilio
Uncle Vanya Vanya
[5 ] Hasty Pudding Theater
Angel of Death by Charlie Schulman Josef Mengele
Joseph Papp Public Theater
'Tis Pity She's a Whore, The Changeling
References [ edit ]
^ "Daniel von Bargen". . Yahoo! Yahoo! Movies . Retrieved 21 March 2014.
^ a b Willis, John A. (1996). Theatre World 50. Crown Publishers . Retrieved 21 March 2014.
^ "Seinfeld Star Survives Suicide Attempt - I've Shot Myself in the Head" TMZ. Retrieved 2014-3-25.
^ Smith, Candace (Feb 22, 2012). "Seinfeld Star Daniel von Bargen Hospitalized After Failed Suicide Attempt". ABC News . Retrieved 21 March 2014.
^ a b c d e Plotkins, Marilyn (1 January 2005). . Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 9, 75–77, 78–80, 82–85, 183. The American Repertory Theatre Reference Book: The Brustein Years ISBN 978-0-313-28913-2 . Retrieved 21 March 2014.
^ Walters, Guy (2010). . Bantam. p. 556. Hunting Evil: How the Nazi War Criminals Escaped and the Hunt to Bring Them to Justice ISBN 978-0-553-81939-7 . Retrieved 21 March 2014.
^ Wolf, Matt (October 24, 1993). "THEATER; America, Through a Glass Darkly, By a Fascinated Englishman". The New York Times . Retrieved 21 March 2014.
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