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Occupation
  
Actor

Education
  
Role
  
Film actor

Name
  
Daniel Bargen

Years active
  
1970–2009


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Born
  
June 5, 1950 (
1950-06-05
)
Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.

Died
  
March 1, 2015, Montgomery, Ohio, United States

Parents
  
Juanita J., Donald L. von Bargen

Movies
  
Super Troopers, O Brother - Where Art Thou?, GI Jane, Basic Instinct, Lord of Illusions

Similar People
  
Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Mic Rodgers, Chris Thomas King, Jonathan Demme

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Daniel von Bargen (June 5, 1950 – March 1, 2015) was an American film, stage and television actor. He was known for his roles as Mr. Kruger on Seinfeld, Commandant Edwin Spangler on Malcolm in the Middle, and Chief Grady in Super Troopers.

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Early life

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Von Bargen was born to Juanita J. (née Bustle) and Donald L. von Bargen, and was of German and English descent. He grew up in Cincinnati for most of his childhood before moving with his family to Southern California. In 1968, von Bargen graduated from Reading High School. He graduated from Purdue University in Indiana.

Career

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In 1974, von Bargen made his television debut in Great Performances.

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Von Bargen's film credits included London Betty, RoboCop 3, Basic Instinct, Broken Arrow, Truman, The Majestic, Philadelphia, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Snow Falling on Cedars, Thinner, A Civil Action, Disney's The Kid, Super Troopers and Universal Soldier: The Return.

Von Bargen played the maniacal sorcerer Nix in Clive Barker's Lord of Illusions and the Sheriff in The Postman. He played a terrorist in a season 5 episode of The X-Files.

Von Bargen's 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 debut of Larry Gelbart's Mastergate and other plays at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He made his Broadway debut when the show went to New York City. In 1990, he won a Theatre World Award for Outstanding New Performer for his role in Mastergate. His last films roles were as Maury in London Betty and as George Burgess in Things That Hang from Trees.

In 1993, von Bargen narrated the unabridged Streets of Laredo audiobook.

Health issues and death

On February 20, 2012, von Bargen shot himself in the temple during an apparent suicide attempt. After placing a phone call to a 911 operator, emergency crews were dispatched to his Montgomery, Ohio, apartment. Von Bargen suffered from diabetes and, at the time of his death, had been living with one leg amputated. He was due to have a couple of toes amputated on the other foot and reportedly did not want to submit to another surgery.

Von Bargen died on March 1, 2015, having experienced complications from diabetes for years. He was 64 years old.

Filmography

Actor
2009
London Betty as
Maury
2006
Things That Hang from Trees as
George Burgess
2005
Drip as
Daniel
1991
Law & Order (TV Series) as
Supt. Cooper / Commander Billings / Lambrusco
- The Brotherhood (2004) - Supt. Cooper
- Navy Blues (1997) - Commander Billings (as Daniel Von Bargen)
- Confession (1991) - Lambrusco
2004
Dead Horse as
Stu Conklin
2003
Without a Trace (TV Series) as
Chief Patrick Finn
- Trip Box (2003) - Chief Patrick Finn
2003
Artworks as
Howard Deardorf
2002
S1m0ne as
Chief Detective
2000
Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) as
Commandant Edwin Spangler
- Dewey's Dog (2002) - Commandant Edwin Spangler
- Emancipation (2001) - Commandant Edwin Spangler
- Houseboat (2001) - Commandant Edwin Spangler
- Mini-Bike (2001) - Commandant Edwin Spangler
- Surgery (2001) - Commandant Edwin Spangler
- New Neighbors (2001) - Commandant Edwin Spangler
- Krelboyne Girl (2001) - Commandant Edwin Spangler
- Old Mrs. Old (2001) - Commandant Edwin Spangler
- High School Play (2000) - Commandant Edwin Spangler
- Dinner Out (2000) - Commandant Edwin Spangler
- Water Park (2000) - Commandant Edwin Spangler
- The Bots and the Bees (2000) - Commandant Edwin Spangler
- Cheerleader (2000) - Commandant Edwin Spangler
- Stock Car Races (2000) - Commandant Edwin Spangler
- Shame (2000) - Commandant Edwin Spangler
2002
Coastlines as
Sheriff Tate
2001
The Majestic as
Federal Agent Ellerby
2001
Trigger Happy as
Harold
2001
Judging Amy (TV Series) as
Judge
- Grounded (2001) - Judge
2001
Super Troopers as
Chief Grady (as Daniel Von Bargen)
2001
Ally McBeal (TV Series) as
Judge William Kopesky
- The Ex-Files (2001) - Judge William Kopesky
2000
The West Wing (TV Series) as
Air Force General Ken Shannon
- Noël (2000) - Air Force General Ken Shannon
- In the Shadow of Two Gunmen: Part I (2000) - Air Force General Ken Shannon
2000
The Fearing Mind (TV Series) as
P.F. O'Horgan
- Good Harvest (2000) - P.F. O'Horgan
2000
The Kid as
Sam Duritz (as Daniel Von Bargen)
2000
Shaft as
Lt. Kearney (as Daniel Von Bargen)
2000
Time of Your Life (TV Series) as
Mr. Halloway
- The Time They Got E-Rotic (2000) - Mr. Halloway
2000
O Brother, Where Art Thou? as
Sheriff Cooley (as Daniel Von Bargen)
2000
City of Angels (TV Series) as
Stewart Rafferty
- Unhand Me (2000) - Stewart Rafferty
2000
A Question of Faith as
Father Adrian
1999
Snow Falling on Cedars as
Carl Heine Sr. (as Daniel Von Bargen)
1999
Universal Soldier: The Return as
General Radford
1999
The General's Daughter as
Chief Yardley
1999
The Practice (TV Series) as
Detective Smiley
- Happily Ever After (1999) - Detective Smiley
1999
Fantasy Island (TV Series) as
District Attorney Flynn
- Innocent (1999) - District Attorney Flynn
1998
A Civil Action as
Mr. Granger (as Daniel Von Bargen)
1998
Party of Five (TV Series) as
Dr. Dick Grayson
- Love and War (1998) - Dr. Dick Grayson
1998
The Faculty as
Mr. John Tate
1998
Inferno (TV Movie) as
Gen. Craig Maxwell (as Daniel Von Bargen)
1998
Desert Blue as
Sheriff Jackson
1998
I'm Losing You as
Dr. Litvak
1998
Arli$$ (TV Series) as
Bob Whitney
- Whatever It Takes (1998) - Bob Whitney (as Daniel Von Bargen)
1998
The X-Files (TV Series) as
Jacob Steven Haley
- The Pine Bluff Variant (1998) - Jacob Steven Haley
1997
Seinfeld (TV Series) as
Kruger
- The Maid (1998) - Kruger (as Daniel Von Bargen)
- The Burning (1998) - Kruger (as Daniel Von Bargen)
- The Strike (1997) - Kruger (as Daniel Von Bargen)
- The Slicer (1997) - Kruger (as Daniel Von Bargen)
1998
Significant Others (TV Mini Series) as
David Lerner
- The Plan (1998) - David Lerner (as Daniel Van Bargen)
1998
The Pretender (TV Series) as
Captain Prentiss McClaren
- Collateral Damage (1998) - Captain Prentiss McClaren
1997
The Postman as
Pineview Sheriff Briscoe
1997
Amistad as
Warden Pendleton (as Daniel Von Bargen)
1997
Girls Night Out (Short)
1997
Trouble on the Corner as
Cecil, The Butcher
1997
The Real Blonde as
Devon (as Daniel Von Bargen)
1997
G.I. Jane as
Theodore Hayes (as Daniel Von Bargen)
1995
New York Undercover (TV Series) as
Green / Omega Bomber / Duane
- The Promised Land (1997) - Green
- Color Lines (1995) - Omega Bomber / Duane
1996
NYPD Blue (TV Series) as
Sgt. Ray Kahlins
- Unembraceable You (1996) - Sgt. Ray Kahlins
- Hollie and the Blowfish (1996) - Sgt. Ray Kahlins
1996
Thinner as
Chief Duncan Hopley
1996
The Writing on the Wall (TV Movie) as
Rockwell
1996
Before and After as
Fran Conklin
1996
Broken Arrow as
Air Force General Creely
1996
Looking for Richard (Documentary) as
Ratcliffe (as Dan von Bargen)
1995
Truman (TV Movie) as
General MacArthur
1995
Lord of Illusions as
Nix
1995
Statuary (Short) as
Narrator
1995
Crimson Tide as
Vladimir Radchenko
1995
The Shamrock Conspiracy (TV Movie) as
Sternhardt (as Daniel Von Bargen)
1994
I.Q. as
Secret Service Agent
1994
The Gift of Love (TV Movie)
1994
One West Waikiki (TV Series) as
Capt. Charlie Dalton
- 'Til Death Do Us Part (1994) - Capt. Charlie Dalton
1993
The Good Policeman (TV Movie) as
Frederic LeComte
1993
Philadelphia as
Jury Foreman
1993
Six Degrees of Separation as
Detective (as Daniel Von Bargen)
1993
The Saint of Fort Washington as
Boat Captain
1993
Rising Sun as
Chief Olson / Interrogator
1993
Scam (TV Movie) as
Albert Magliocco
1993
With Hostile Intent (TV Movie) as
Officer Ted Campbell
1993
RoboCop 3 as
Moreno
1993
The Last Hit (TV Movie) as
Nordlinger
1992
Citizen Cohn (TV Movie) as
Clyde Tolson
1992
Basic Instinct as
Lt. Martin Nilsen (as Daniel Von Bargen)
1991
Shadows and Fog as
Vigilante (as Daniel Von Bargen)
1991
Complex World as
Malcom
1991
Company Business as
Mike Flinn
1991
The Silence of the Lambs as
SWAT Communicator
1990
H.E.L.P. (TV Series) as
Whitehall
- Are You There, Alpha Centauri? (1990) - Whitehall (as Daniel Von Bargen)
1985
Spenser: For Hire (TV Series) as
Mr. Hurley / Al
- Rage (1986) - Mr. Hurley
- Autumn Thieves (1985) - Al (uncredited)
1985
American Playhouse (TV Series) as
Thomas
- Three Sovereigns for Sarah: Part I (1985) - Thomas
1985
Right to Kill? (TV Movie) as
Det. Roberts
1983
The Dean of Thin Air (TV Movie) as
George Berkeley (as Dan Von Bargen)
1979
The Scarlet Letter (TV Mini Series) as
Sailor
- Part IV (1979) - Sailor
1976
Visions (TV Series) as
Guard
- Life Among the Lowly (1976) - Guard
1974
Great Performances (TV Series) as
Wooldridge
- Feasting with Panthers (1974) - Wooldridge
1970
All My Children (TV Series) as
Lt. Cody (1994-1995)
1952
Guiding Light (TV Series) as
Joe Morrison (1993)
Soundtrack
2001
Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Clip Show #2 (2003) - (performer: "The Candy Man" - uncredited)
- New Neighbors (2001) - (performer: "The Candy Man")
Thanks
2017
Vedro (TV Series) (in memory of - 1 episode)
- Fufay Presents: A Bucket of Blood (2017) - (in memory of)
Self
2003
Cincinnati: Just Around the Corner (Documentary short) as
Self
2001
HBO First Look (TV Series documentary short) as
FBI Agent Ellerby
- The Majestic (2001) - FBI Agent Ellerby
1999
Margaret Sanger (TV Movie documentary)(voice)
1997
Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery (TV Movie documentary)(voice)
1996
The West (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Self / William Mulholland / John D. Lee
- Ghost Dance (1887 -1914) (1996) - Self (voice)
- One Sky Above Us (1887-1914) (1996) - William Mulholland (voice)
- Fight No More Forever (1874-1877) (1996) - John D. Lee (voice)
- Death Runs Riot (1856-1868) (1996) - Self (voice)
- Speck Of The Future (1848-1856) (1996) - Self (voice)
1995
A Gathering of Magic: Behind the Scenes of 'Lord of Illusions' (Video documentary short) as
Self
Archive Footage
2021
V.O.S.: Lo que NO te cuentan (TV Mini Series documentary) as
Lieutenant Nilsen
- El sonido directo (2021) - Lieutenant Nilsen (uncredited)
2012
Special Collector's Edition (TV Series) as
Lieutenant Nilsen
- Instinto Básico (2012) - Lieutenant Nilsen
2007
20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) as
Lt. Marty Nilson
- Sexiest Movie Moments (2007) - Lt. Marty Nilson (uncredited)
2007
Scenes from the Roundtable (Video documentary short) as
Kruger
2003
Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series) as
Commandant Edwin Spangler
- Clip Show #2 (2003) - Commandant Edwin Spangler
2001
Blonde Poison: The Making of 'Basic Instinct' (Video documentary short) as
Lieutenant Nilsen (uncredited)

References

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