Daniel von Bargen Born June 5, 1950 Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. Occupation Actor Years active 1970–2009 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 ] Works [edit ] Television [edit ] Film [edit ] Stage [edit ]
Year Title Role Venue 1988–89 Mastergate Maj. Manley Battle [5 ] 1988–89 Platonov Pavel Petrovich Scherbuk [5 ] 1988–89 Life is a Dream King Basilio [5 ] 1988–89 Nobody Carl [5 ] 1987–88 Uncle Vanya Vanya [5 ] Hasty Pudding Theater 1992 Angel of Death by Charlie Schulman Josef Mengele [6 ] 1993 The Treatment Joseph Papp Public Theater [7 ] ' 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. External links [edit ]