Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Suicide attempt by Mr. Kruger from Seinfeld. He was George Costanza’s boss
Actor Daniel von Bargen, who played George Costanza’s boss Mr. Kruger on “Seinfeld,” is fighting for his life after surviving a self-inflicted gunshot to the head, according to a report.
“I’ve shot myself in the head . . . and I need help,” von Bargen says in a chilling 911 call after what is believed to have been a suicide attempt at his apartment in Cincinnati, TMZ reported.
Bargen, 61, tells the 911 operator, “I was supposed to go to the hospital and I didn’t want to,” adding fragmented details about doctors planning to “amputate at least a few toes” due to his diabetes.
DANIEL VON BARGEN Played Costanza’s boss.
Von Bargen was hospitalized in critical condition.
In addition to his role as the lackadaisical boss on the NBC comedy, von Bargen appeared on “Malcolm in the Middle” as Commandant Edwin Spangler, and in the 2001 film “Super Troopers” as Chief Grady.