Charles Levin, Seinfeld, NYPD Blue Actor, Found Dead in Oregon

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According to The Oregonian, remains found outside Grants Pass, Oregon, are believed to be those of missing actor Charles Levin. His son reported his father missing on July 8 after not hearing from him in several days. Authorities reportedly tracked Levin’s cell-phone usage to narrow their search field to an area outside Selma, a town southwest of Grants Pass. According to the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, it was there that a resident found the 70-year-old actor’s orange 2012 Fiat on a “very remote and almost impassable road.” Per The Oregonian, “The car was off the road and disabled due to the terrain.”

Levin’s pet pug, Boo Boo Bear, was found dead inside his vehicle, and, after a search, human remains were soon found nearby. Said the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety, “Based on the circumstances, there is a high probability that the remains are those of Charles Levin.”

Levin work extensively from the late 1970s through the late 1990s, appearing in films like Annie Hall, Manhattan, and This Is Spinal Tap before finding success on the small screen. The actor starred as Elliot Novak on Alice, Eddie Gregg on Hill Street Blues, and A.D.A. Maury Abrams on NYPD Blue, in addition to turns on a wide variety of shows including Seinfeld, Designing Women, L.A. Law, and Night Court. Golden Girls fans will know him as Dorothy’s chef and housekeeper Coco, whose character was dropped from the series after the pilot. According to officials, “a final identification” will be completed by a medical examiner to confirm that Charles Levin has, in fact, been found.

Charles Levin, Seinfeld, NYPD Blue Actor, Found Dead