About a week after actor Charles Levin’s son reported his father missing, remains were found in a remote area of Oregon that are believed to be the Seinfeld actor’s. Levin, 70, was reported missing from Grants Pass on July 8 after his son said he hadn’t heard from his father for several days, and on Friday, July 12, search and rescue crews narrowed down a search area thanks to an emergency cellphone ping. A resident found Levin’s car in a remote, nearly impassable road Saturday, and crews searching terrain nearby found the human remains, CBS News reported. There is a “high probability” the remains are those of Levin, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said on July 14.
Grants Pass public safety said in a news release while seeking information about the missing actor that he was “almost always in the company of his fawn-colored pug dog, Boo Boo Bear,” and he owned an orange 2012 Fiat. An updated version of that press release noted that, sadly, at around 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, a local resident located the car and escorted Oregon State Police to it, where troopers located Boo Bear, who was deceased.
The medical examiner will make a final identification of the remains, but it’s very likely they are Levin’s. So far, there has been no real speculation of possible foul play.
Levin was in the process of moving when he went missing, KTVL reported. He was an actor known for TV credits such as Alice, Hill Street Blues, Doogie Howser, M.D., Night Court and Seinfeld, according to his IMDB page. Levin was also in several movies, including The Golden Child, Annie Hall and This is Spinal Tap.
Some fans reacted to the tragic news on Twitter in the days following the sad update. “RIP Charles Levin, 70,” one fan wrote, along with a screenshot from Seinfeld. “Shakey the Mohel.” Another said, “Sad ending to a life … but man [oh] man was he good in Hill Street Blues #CharlesLevin.” Our thoughts are with Levin’s whole family at this time.
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