'Seinfeld' actor tries to kill himself at Ohio apartment

Daniel von Bargen

Cincinnati area police say the actor who played George Costanza's boss on "Seinfeld" tried to kill himself.

Montgomery police say 61-year-old Daniel von Bargen called 911 Monday morning after he shot himself in the head inside his apartment.

Investigators say von Bargen told the emergency dispatcher he was depressed over having to go to the hospital that morning to have some toes amputated because of diabetes complications.

He already had one leg amputated.

Von Bargen appeared in four episodes of "Seinfeld" as Mr. Kruger. He also played Commandant Edwin Spangler on "Malcolm in the Middle."

He's recovering at a Cincinnati hospital where his condition is unknown.