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Daniel von Bargen is a Actor American born on 5 june 1950 at Cincinnati (USA)

Daniel von Bargen

Daniel von Bargen
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Nationality USA
Birth 5 june 1950 at Cincinnati (USA)
Death 1 march 2015 (at 64 years)

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.


Daniel von Bargen, d'ascendance allemande, est né de l'union de Donald von Bargen (1921-2007) et Juanita von Bargen (1924-2011).

Sa carrière sur scène inclut une longue période de représentations avec la Troupe de répertoire de Trinité à Providence, Rhode Island ; il est apparu dans la première représentation de Larry Gelbart Mastergate et d'autres pièces de Théâtres American Repertory Theater à Cambridge, dans l'État du Massachusetts. Daniel Von Bargen a eu l'occasion de jouer à Broadway, New York.

Daniel Von Bargen a aussi obtenu de nombreux rôles au cinéma et à la télévision dans : Londres Betty, RoboCop 3, Basic Instinct, Broken Arrow, Truman , Philadelphia, O'Brother, Things That Hang from Trees et Super Troopers. Il a joué le sorcier maniaque qui met son veto dans Le Maître des illusions de Clive Barker et le shérif dans Postman. Il a joué un terroriste dans un épisode de la saison 5 de X-Files : Aux frontières du réel.

Vie privée
En 2012, l'acteur révèle souffrir de diabète et doit être amputé des orteils. Cette opération le plonge dans une dépression. Il tente de mettre fin à sa vie en février 2012 en se tirant une balle dans la tête. Cette tentative a été un échec et l'appel de l'acteur passé à la police américaine a été publié sur Internet.

Il meurt le 1er mars 2015, des suites d'une longue maladie à l'âge de 64 ans.

Best films

Basic Instinct (1992)

Usually with

Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2 films)
Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Daniel von Bargen (40 films)

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London Betty, 1h20
Directed by Thomas Edward Seymour
Origin USA
Actors Daniel von Bargen, Clint Howard, Russ Russo, Thomas Edward Seymour
Rating57% 2.8796852.8796852.8796852.8796852.879685
London Betty (Nicole Lewis) is the plucky British journalist who gets a newspaper job in the small American town of Pharisee. But trying to get an audience with her elusive, agoraphobic publisher Maury (Daniel von Bargen) is only part of her problem. Her first story requires the toppling of the corrupt and perverted administration run by Mayor Plumb (Dick Boland) and his band of off-kilter hoodlums. However, Betty has unlikely allies to help her bring down the mayor: a pair of petty thieves, Volga (Russ Russo) and Billy (Thomas Edward Seymour), a golden-hearted prostitute Jess (Margaret Rose Champagne) and a transvestite ex-Marine hitman, Sgt. Stone (Phil Hall).
Artworks (2003)
, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime, Romance
Actors Virginia Madsen, Rick Rossovich, Eddie Mills, Daniel von Bargen, Jefferson Moore
Roles Howard Deardorf
Rating49% 2.478992.478992.478992.478992.47899
A police chief’s daughter in home security sales, contacts an art gallery possessor. They love art and have despise for their clients’ motives for gathering artworks. They think of a plot to steal overlooked but valuable artworks from her affluent clients’ homes.
Coastlines (2002)
, 1h50
Directed by Victor Nuñez
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action
Actors Timothy Olyphant, Josh Brolin, Sarah Winter, Scott Wilson, Angela Bettis, Josh Lucas
Roles Sheriff Tate
Rating59% 2.953932.953932.953932.953932.95393
Après avoir purgé une peine de trois ans de prison, Sonny Mann retourne dans sa ville natale sur la côte de Floride, où la vie et les habitants n’ont pas beaucoup changé. Parmi eux le chef de la pègre locale, Eddie Vance, qui doit de l’argent à Sonny. Quand ce dernier se présente pour réclamer son dû, il est passé à tabac, puis sa maison est détruite par une explosion et son père est assassiné. Assoiffé de vengeance contre Vance et son gang, Sonny emménage chez son vieil ami Dave Lockhart. Dave est le shérif du comté, il est marié à une infirmière, Ann, et ils ont deux enfants. Bientôt, une idylle se noue entre l’ancien détenu et Ann
S1m0ne (2002)
, 1h57
Directed by Andrew Niccol
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about computing
Actors Al Pacino, Catherine Keener, Rachel Roberts, Evan Rachel Wood, Winona Ryder, Rebecca Romijn
Roles Chief Detective
Rating60% 3.048693.048693.048693.048693.04869
When Nicola Anders (Winona Ryder), the star of out-of-favor director Viktor Taransky's (Al Pacino) new film refuses to finish it, Taransky is forced to find a replacement. Contractual requirements totally prevent using her image in the film, so he must re-shoot. Instead, Viktor experiments with a new computer program he inherits from late acquaintance Hank Aleno (Elias Koteas) which allows creation of a computer-generated woman which he can easily animate to play the film's central character. Viktor names his virtual actor "Simone", a name derived from the computer program's title, Simulation One. Seamlessly incorporated into the film, Simone (Rachel Roberts) gives a fantastic performance, exactly controlled by Viktor. The film is immediately a huge success.
The Majestic, 2h32
Directed by Frank Darabont
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films
Actors Jim Carrey, Laurie Holden, Martin Landau, Hal Holbrook, David Ogden Stiers, James Whitmore
Roles Federal Agent Ellerby, a federal agent who looks for Peter Appleton.
Rating68% 3.4491253.4491253.4491253.4491253.449125
In 1951 in the midst of the Second Red Scare, Peter Appleton is an up-and-coming young screenwriter in Hollywood. He learns from studio lawyer Leo Kubelsky and his own attorney Kevin Bannerman that he has been accused of being communist because he attended an antiwar meeting in college years before, a meeting he claims he only attended to impress a girl. In an instant, his new film "Ashes to Ashes" is pushed back for a few months, the credit is given to someone else, his movie star girlfriend Sandra Sinclair leaves him, and his contract with the studio is dropped. Peter gets drunk and goes for a drive, where he accidentally drives his car off a bridge to avoid an opossum.
Super Troopers, 1h43
Directed by Jay Chandrasekhar
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Brian Cox, Erik Stolhanske, Marisa Coughlan
Roles Chief Grady
Rating70% 3.548563.548563.548563.548563.54856
The film takes place in the fictional town of Spurbury, Vermont, near the Canadian border. The plot centers on five Vermont state troopers who seem to have more of a knack for pranks than actual police work. Most of their time is spent devising new ways of messing with the heads of the people they pull over and hazing "Rabbit," a new recruit. They also find time to torment their easily infuriated radio dispatcher, Rodney Farva, who has been exiled from patrol work because he was involved in a fight with several students during a questionable traffic stop of a school bus, which is later revealed during the credits. Their days of pranking and slacking off are cut short when the troopers suddenly find themselves attempting to solve a murder, bust a drug-smuggling ring, and avoid having their post eliminated by the state's impending budget cut — resulting in their transfer, or quitting and opening up a roller disco.
O Brother, Where Art Thou?, 1h46
Directed by Frères Coen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films based on mythology, Prison films, Radio, Transport films, Musiques du monde, Musical films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Évasion, Road movies, Buddy films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman, Chris Thomas King, Holly Hunter
Roles Sheriff Cooley
Rating76% 3.8483053.8483053.8483053.8483053.848305
Three convicts, Ulysses Everett McGill (George Clooney), known as Everett, Pete Hogwallop (John Turturro) and Delmar O’Donnel (Tim Blake Nelson) escape from a chain gang and set out to retrieve the $1.2 million that Everett buried. The three get a lift from a blind man driving a handcar on a railway. He tells them that they will find a fortune, but not the one they seek. The trio make their way to Pete’s cousin Wash’s house. They remove their chains and sleep in the barn, but Wash betrays them and they are woken by policemen led by Sheriff Cooley, who have them surrounded. The police try to smoke them out, but Wash’s son rescues them.
The Kid
The Kid (2000)
, 1h44
Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy
Themes Films about children, Time travel films, Children's films
Actors Bruce Willis, Spencer Breslin, Emily Mortimer, Matthew Perry, Lily Tomlin, Chi McBride
Roles Sam Duritz
Rating61% 3.0506553.0506553.0506553.0506553.050655
Russ Duritz works as an image consultant, but he is impolite to people and has a strained relationship with his father. One of his clients is a stadium manager who is reneging on a previous promise to fund a baseball camp for disadvantaged children. When Russ makes a pie throwing video to fabricate an explanation, his coworker Amy urges him to reconsider.
Shaft (2000)
, 1h40
Directed by John Singleton
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about racism
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Jeffrey Wright, Christian Bale, Richard Roundtree, Pat Hingle
Roles Lt Kearney
Rating59% 2.9500452.9500452.9500452.9500452.950045
NYPD Detective John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) is called in to investigate the racially motivated murder of Trey Howard (Mekhi Phifer), committed by Walter Wade, Jr. (Christian Bale), the son of a wealthy real estate tycoon. Shaft briefly meets a potential eyewitness to the murder, Diane Palmieri (Toni Collette), but she disappears soon after and cannot be found for the trial. Wade is released on bail and flees to Switzerland.
Desert Blue, 1h30
Directed by Morgan J. Freeman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Brendan Sexton III, Kate Hudson, Casey Affleck, Sara Gilbert, Christina Ricci, John Heard
Roles Sheriff Jackson
Rating61% 3.099693.099693.099693.099693.09969
A rising Hollywood starlet (Hudson) becomes "marooned" in a small desert town while on a roadtrip with her father. There, she gets to know the town's rather eccentric residents, including one (Ricci) whose hobby is pipe bombs and another (Sexton) who is trying to carry out his father's dream of building a waterpark in the desert.
Snow Falling on Cedars, 2h7
Directed by Scott Hicks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Ethan Hawke, Yūki Kudō, Reeve Carney, Max von Sydow, Anne Suzuki, Sam Shepard
Roles Carl Heine Sr.
Rating66% 3.348723.348723.348723.348723.34872
Set on the fictional San Piedro Island in the northern Puget Sound region of the Washington state coast in 1950, the plot revolves around the murder case of Kazuo Miyamoto (Rick Yune), a Japanese American accused of killing Carl Heine, a White fisherman. The trial occurs in the midst of deep anti-Japanese sentiments following World War II. Covering the case is the editor of the town's one-man newspaper, Ishmael Chambers (Ethan Hawke), a World War II veteran who lost an arm fighting the Japanese in the Pacific. Ishmael struggles with his love for Kazuo's wife, Hatsue (Youki Kudoh), and his conscience, wondering if Kazuo is truly innocent.
The General's Daughter, 1h57
Directed by Simon West
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe, James Cromwell, Timothy Hutton, Leslie Stefanson, Clarence Williams III
Roles Police Chief Yardley
Rating62% 3.1495553.1495553.1495553.1495553.149555
Chief Warrant Officer Four Paul Brenner (John Travolta), a Vietnam War veteran of the 196th LIB, is in Georgia, masquerading as First Sergeant Frank White, at a local Army base, to broker an illegal arms trade with a self-proclaimed freedom fighter. Part of his character's disguise is speaking with a strong Southern accent. While on the base, his car gets a flat tire. He is on the side of the road trying to remove the wheel nuts with a small pair of pliers and not having much success when a pretty young officer arrives and helps him change the spare with her cross brace (lug wrench). The officer is Captain Elisabeth Campbell (Leslie Stefanson), the base commanding general's daughter and herself an Army captain in psychological operations. The next day Brenner calls in to see her with a basket full of chocolates and bath soaps as a thank you to her for her help. Both times he is in contact with her, he is keeping up the pretence with the Southern drawl. Elisabeth is, at first, warm to him, but after a few minutes of conversation, she becomes cool and distant, saying she has a lot of work to get through. The next evening, she is found murdered. Brenner and another warrant officer, Sara Sunhill (Madeleine Stowe), who is also a rape specialist, are brought in to investigate, as both are part of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command. At the scene, the base Provost Marshal, Colonel William Kent (Timothy Hutton), and several of his military police have secured the area. Captain Campbell's nude body has been staked down with tent pegs, strangled, and presumably raped. Colonel Kent has 2,000 military police of whom he is in charge at the base, and he is considered both the police chief and the staff officer who advises Captain Campbell's father, Lieutenant General Joseph "Fighting Joe" Campbell (James Cromwell), a highly respected and very popular general officer who was Brenner's Commanding Officer in Vietnam, on all military police matters.
Universal Soldier: The Return, 1h23
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, War, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about computing, Sports films, Martial arts films, Cyberpunk films
Actors Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michael Jai White, Xander Berkeley, Justin Lazard, Karis Paige Bryant, Kiana Tom
Roles General Radford
Rating42% 2.102622.102622.102622.102622.10262
Seven years after the events in the first film, Luc Deveraux (Van Damme), now an ordinary human, is a technical expert who is working with the government with his partner Maggie (Kiana Tom), who has been through countless hours of combat training with him, in order to refine and perfect the UniSol program in an effort to make a new, stronger breed of soldier that is more sophisticated and intelligent to reduce the use of normal, human soldiers in the battlefield. All of the new UniSols, which are faster and stronger than the original UniSols, are connected through an artificially intelligent computer system called S.E.T.H. (voice of Michael Jai White), a Self-Evolving Thought Helix.
A Civil Action, 1h55
Directed by Steven Zaillian
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Environmental films
Actors John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Tony Shalhoub, William H. Macy, Željko Ivanek, Bruce Norris
Roles Mr. Granger
Rating65% 3.298743.298743.298743.298743.29874
Environmental toxins in the city of Woburn, Massachusetts contaminate the area's water supply, and become linked to a number of deaths of neighboring children. Jan Schlichtmann (John Travolta), a cocky and successful Boston attorney who zips around town in his Porsche, and his small firm of personal injury lawyers are asked by Woburn resident Anne Anderson (Kathleen Quinlan) to take legal action against those responsible.