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Daniel von Bargen


A character actor who seems to pop up everywhere as the stereotypical cop, military officer and/or tough guy, Von Bargen can turn in performances of stunning complexity when given the chance. Daniel von Bargen was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on June 5, 1950, to Juanita (Bustle) and Donald L. von Bargen, of German and English descent. He grew up in ... See full bio »
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 2009 London Betty
Maury
 2006 Things That Hang from Trees
George Burgess
 2005 Drip
Daniel
 1991-2004 Law & Order (TV Series)
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
Stu Conklin
 2003 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Chief Patrick Finn
- Trip Box (2003) ... Chief Patrick Finn
 2003 Artworks
Howard Deardorf
 2002 S1m0ne
Chief Detective
 2001 The Majestic
Federal Agent Ellerby
 2001 Trigger Happy
Harold
 2001 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Judge
- Grounded (2001) ... Judge
 2001 Super Troopers
Chief Grady (as Daniel Von Bargen)
 2001 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Judge William Kopesky
- The Ex-Files (2001) ... Judge William Kopesky
 2000 The Fearing Mind (TV Series)
P.F. O'Horgan
- Good Harvest (2000) ... P.F. O'Horgan
 2000 The Kid
Sam Duritz (as Daniel Von Bargen)
 2000 Shaft
Lt. Kearney (as Daniel Von Bargen)
 2000 Time of Your Life (TV Series)
Mr. Halloway
- The Time They Got E-Rotic (2000) ... Mr. Halloway
 2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Sheriff Cooley (as Daniel Von Bargen)
 2000 City of Angels (TV Series)
Stewart Rafferty
- Unhand Me (2000) ... Stewart Rafferty
 2000 A Question of Faith
Adrian
 1999 Snow Falling on Cedars
Carl Heine Sr. (as Daniel Von Bargen)
 1999 Universal Soldier: The Return
General Radford
 1999 The Practice (TV Series)
Det. Smiley
- Happily Ever After (1999) ... Det. Smiley
 1999 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
District Attorney Flynn
- Innocent (1999) ... District Attorney Flynn
 1998 A Civil Action
Mr. Granger (as Daniel Von Bargen)
 1998 Inferno (TV Movie)
Gen. Craig Maxwell (as Daniel Von Bargen)
 1998 I'm Losing You
Dr. Litvak
 1998 Arli$$ (TV Series)
 1998 The X-Files (TV Series)
Jacob Steven Haley
- The Pine Bluff Variant (1998) ... Jacob Steven Haley
 1997-1998 Seinfeld (TV Series)
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 Series)
David Lerner
- The Plan (1998) ... David Lerner (as Daniel Van Bargen)
 1998 The Pretender (TV Series)
Captain Prentiss McClaren
- Collateral Damage (1998) ... Captain Prentiss McClaren
 1997 Amistad
Warden Pendleton (as Daniel Von Bargen)
 1997 Trouble on the Corner
Cecil, The Butcher
 1997 Girls Night Out (Short)
 1997 The Real Blonde
Devon (as Daniel Von Bargen)
 1997 G.I. Jane
Theodore Hayes (as Daniel Von Bargen)
 1995-1997 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Green / Omega Bomber / Duane
- The Promised Land (1997) ... Green
- Color Lines (1995) ... Omega Bomber / Duane
 1996 Thinner
Chief Duncan Hopley
 1996 The Writing on the Wall (TV Movie)
Rockwell
 1996 Looking for Richard (Documentary)
Ratcliffe (as Dan von Bargen)
 1995 Truman (TV Movie)
General MacArthur
 1995 Statuary (Short)
Narrator
 1995 The Shamrock Conspiracy (TV Movie)
Sternhardt (as Daniel Von Bargen)
 1994 I.Q.
Secret Service Agent
 1994 The Gift of Love (TV Movie)
 1994 One West Waikiki (TV Series)
Capt. Charlie Dalton
- 'Til Death Do Us Part (1994) ... Capt. Charlie Dalton
 1993 Philadelphia
Jury Foreman
 1993 Six Degrees of Separation
Detective (as Daniel Von Bargen)
 1993 The Saint of Fort Washington
Boat Captain
 1993 Scam (TV Movie)
Albert Magliocco
 1993 With Hostile Intent (TV Movie)
Officer Ted Campbell
 1993 RoboCop 3
Moreno
 1993 The Last Hit (TV Movie)
Nordlinger
 1992 Citizen Cohn (TV Movie)
Clyde Tolson
 1992 Basic Instinct
Lieutenant Nilsen (as Daniel Von Bargen)
 1992 Complex World
Malcom
 1991 Shadows and Fog
Vigilante (as Daniel Von Bargen)
 1991 Company Business
Mike Flinn
 1991 The Silence of the Lambs
SWAT Communicator
 1990 H.E.L.P. (TV Series)
Whitehall
- Are You There, Alpha Centauri? (1990) ... Whitehall (as Daniel Von Bargen)
 1985-1986 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
Mr. Hurley / Al
- Rage (1986) ... Mr. Hurley
- Autumn Thieves (1985) ... Al (uncredited)
 1985 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Thomas
 1985 Right to Kill? (TV Movie)
Det. Roberts
 1983 The Dean of Thin Air (TV Movie)
George Berkeley (as Dan Von Bargen)
 1979 The Scarlet Letter (TV Mini-Series)
A Sailor
 1976 Visions (TV Series)
Guard
- Life Among the Lowly (1976) ... Guard
 1974 Great Performances (TV Series)
Wooldridge
- Feasting with Panthers (1974) ... Wooldridge
 1970 All My Children (TV Series)
Lt. Cody (1994-1995)
 1952 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Joe Morrison (1993)
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Alternate Names:

Daniel Van Bargen | Daniel Von Bargen | Dan Von Bargen | Dan von Bargen

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his role in Seinfeld (1989)] "When you start becoming a commodity because of your face or your stature or whatever, those opportunities become fewer and fewer. So it's nice to get on a comedy and have people go, "You're funny!'" See more »

Trivia:

20 February 2012, called 911 (emergency) after shooting himself in the temple with a .38 caliber gun. Was listed as in a critical condition after the shooting. See more »

Trademark:

Usually cast as a military or police officer, or other authority figure See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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