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Daniel von Bargen appears in a still from the 1997 film, G.I. Jane. - Provided courtesy of Buena Vista Pictures

'Seinfeld' actor Daniel von Bargen survives suicide attempt

02/22/2012 by Olivia Allin

"Seinfeld" actor Daniel von Bargen survived a suicide attempt, after shooting himself in the temple on Monday.

The actor called 911 on Monday morning and entertainment outlet TMZ obtained a tape of his emergency call. Law enforcement told TMZ that they were dispatched to the actor's apartment in Cincinnati, Ohio, shortly after receiving the call. Bargen was transported to a hospital and is in critical condition.

Bargen told the 911 operator, "I've shot myself in the head... and I need help... I shot in my temple."

When asked if the wound was an accident, Bargen, who is a diabetic said, "I was supposed to go to the hospital and I didn't want to. I shot myself... They were supposed to amputate at least a few toes."

The 61-year-old actor is best known for his roles in films like "The Silence of the Lambs," "Super Troopers," "G.I. Jane" and "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"

He also appeared on "Seinfeld" as George Costanza's boss, Mr. Kruger and on TV series like "Malcolm in the Middle," "All My Children" and "Law & Order."

Listen to Daniel von Bargen's 911 call below [Warning: content may be disturbing, listen at your own discretion].

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