Police in OH say "Seinfeld" actor shot himself

LISA CORNWELL Associated Press Published:

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Character actor Daniel von Bargen who appeared on the "Seinfeld" and "Malcolm in the Middle" TV shows is recovering from a gunshot wound that police say was self-inflicted at his suburban Cincinnati apartment.

Montgomery police Chief Don Simpson says von Bargen called 911 operators Monday morning after shooting himself once in the temple. Simpson said von Bargen told the dispatcher he had shot himself and needed help.

Simpson said Thursday that von Bargen told the dispatcher he was supposed to go to a hospital that day to have some toes amputated due to diabetes complications and had already had one leg amputated.

He told the dispatcher he was feeling depressed before he shot himself.

Von Bargen was taken to a Cincinnati hospital, which did not immediately return calls Thursday.