Seinfeld & Malcolm In The Middle Star Daniel Von Bargen Dead At 64 (VIDEOS)

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Daniel Von Bargen on Seinfeld

Daniel Von Bargen, a character actor whose career spanned 30 years, has sadly passed away at the age of 64.

Daniel von Bargen, who may be best known for playing George Costanza’s boss Mr. Kruger  on Seinfeld, also starred on Malcolm in the Middle.

Bargen, a native of Cinncinati, reportedly died over the weekend on Sunday.  The actor reportedly died of complications from diabetes.

Von Bargen portrayed Mr. Kruger on Seinfeld from 1997-1998.

Many of you will also remember Daniel for his role on the awesome series Malcolm in the Middle, where he played Commandant Edwin Spangler at Frances’ military school.

Daniel von Bargen as Commandant Spangler

The actor, active from 1976 to 2009, also starred in movies including “Broken Arrow,” “Super Troopers” and “O Brother, Where Art Thou.”

Daniel Van Bargen in O Brother Where Art Thou

The actor was seriously injured in February 2012, when he shot himself in the temple in an apparent suicide attempt.

He was distraught over his battle with diabetes and needing to have two toes removed. He had already had one leg amputated.

von Bargen in Super Troopers (right)

The actor also appeared in the hilarious film “Super Troopers”:

He also played various soldiers, detectives, FBI agents, judges, and the like in The Silence Of The Lambs, The West Wing, Amistad, Broken Arrow, I.Q., The Majestic, Law And Order, Judging Amy, Ally McBeal, the remake of Shaft, Universal Soldier: The Return, G.I. Jane, NYPD Blue, Thinner, Truman, Six Degrees Of Separation, and Basic Instinct.

RIP Daniel Von Bargen

Von Bargen was last seen on screen in the 2009 comedy London Betty, but lives on in the eternity of Seinfeld reruns.

Our condolences to his family and friends.

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