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R.I.P. Daniel von Bargen (Seinfeld, Malcolm in the Middle)

Old 03-04-15, 03:07 PM
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R.I.P. Daniel von Bargen (Seinfeld, Malcolm in the Middle)



http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news...dies/24374581/

Daniel von Bargen, a Cincinnati native best known for his role in "Seinfeld," has died, his family confirmed. He was 64.

A graduate of Purdue University, von Bargen was a veteran presence in the television, film and theater realms. Von Bargen made his name on stage, starring across Christopher Walken on a production of "Uncle Vanya," and won the Theatre World Award for his performance in "Mastergate."

These displays raised his profile, eventually earning parts on the big screen. Von Bargen had over 40 movie credits to his name, including "Basic Instinct," "Broken Arrow," "Super Troopers" and "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"

However, von Bargen's turn as George Costanza's dim-witted boss Mr. Kruger on "Seinfeld" gave him worldwide fame. He also grabbed attention as Commandant Edwin Spangler on the FOX sitcom "Malcom in the Middle."

In recent years, von Bargen struggled with various illnesses. In 2012, he suffered a self-inflicted gunshot. Von Bargen had battles with alcohol, as well as complications from diabetes.

Services for von Bargen will be private.
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Re: R.I.P. Daniel von Bargen (Seinfeld, Malcolm in the Middle)

Dude had a rough couple of years recently. I always enjoyed his work, especially in "Lord of Illusions".

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Re: R.I.P. Daniel von Bargen (Seinfeld, Malcolm in the Middle)

Yeah, I knew him more for movies than TV. I've always tried to mimic that laugh he does in Basic Instinct (Shortly after Michael wants to "Kick his fuckin' teeth in!")
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Re: R.I.P. Daniel von Bargen (Seinfeld, Malcolm in the Middle)

Wow. His roles in "Lord of Illusions" and "O Brother Where Art Thou" always stuck out for me.
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Re: R.I.P. Daniel von Bargen (Seinfeld, Malcolm in the Middle)

Oh yea I forgot about him shooting himself.
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Re: R.I.P. Daniel von Bargen (Seinfeld, Malcolm in the Middle)

For some reason I thought this guy was dead already.

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Oh yea I forgot about him shooting himself.
That was it.
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Re: R.I.P. Daniel von Bargen (Seinfeld, Malcolm in the Middle)

Saw this earlier today and remembered the thread about him trying to kill himself. I was going to bump it and post that he passed away but the thread was archived. Definitely sad as I always liked him and thought he was especially hilarious as Mr. Kruger on Seinfeld.
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Re: R.I.P. Daniel von Bargen (Seinfeld, Malcolm in the Middle)

This really blows but he was unfortunately suffering for quite some time.
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Re: R.I.P. Daniel von Bargen (Seinfeld, Malcolm in the Middle)

I loved him in Malcolm in the Middle. He was a really great actor, and from some stories I read...a really nice guy.
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Re: R.I.P. Daniel von Bargen (Seinfeld, Malcolm in the Middle)

Super Troopers for me ... I also thought he was already dead. RIP for real this time ...
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Re: R.I.P. Daniel von Bargen (Seinfeld, Malcolm in the Middle)

Originally Posted by Bill Needle View Post
For some reason I thought this guy was dead already.
I thought he had died already as well.

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