Human remains found in Oregon likely belong to missing ‘Seinfeld’ actor

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Human remains found in a remote area of Oregon on Saturday likely belong to missing actor Charles Levin, who was best known for his TV roles including “Seinfeld” and “Night Court,” according to police.

Levin, 70, was reported missing by his son on July 8 after not being in contact for several days. He was from the southwestern region of the state, The Oregonian reported.

Levin owned a 2012 Fiat and was “almost always” in the company of his pug, Grants Pass public safety said in a news release.

Using GPS data from Levin’s cell phone, search and rescue crews were able to narrow their search to a region near the town of Selma, southwest of Grants Pass. As a result, they scoured the rugged terrain for any sign of Levin.

Around 8 p.m. on Saturday, a resident in the area found Levin’s car on “very remote and almost impassable road,” the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said. The car was off the road and disabled due to the terrain.

Troopers found Levin’s pug, Boo Boo Bear, dead inside the vehicle.

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Human remains found in Oregon likely belong to film and TV actor Charles Levin who was reported missing last week. (Grants Pass Department of Public Safety)

Hence, crews searching steep and rugged terrain later found the human remains.

There is a “high probability” the remains are those of Levin, officials said Sunday. However, the medical examiner will make the final identification. There were no other details given.


Levin’s TV credits include “Alice,” ”Hill Street Blues,” ”Doogie Howser, M.D.,” ”Night Court” and “Seinfeld.” Levin also had roles in movies, including “The Golden Child,” ”Annie Hall” and “This is Spinal Tap.”


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