“Human remains found in a rugged part of Southern Oregon are thought to be those of Charles Levin, a Hollywood actor reported missing last week, officials said Sunday,” reports The Oregonian newspaper.
The story continues, “Levin was reported missing from Grants Pass July 8 by his son after he hadn’t heard from his father for several days. The 70-year-old actor drove a distinctive orange 2012 Fiat and was known to frequently travel with a fawn-colored pug named Boo Boo Bear, according to police.”
The article adds, “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 in a news release. The car was off the road and disabled due to the terrain.
“Levin’s pug, Boo Boo Bear, was found dead inside the vehicle.”
The story notes, “’Based on the circumstances, there is a high probability that the remains are those of Charles Levin,’ the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said,” adding that a medical examiner is expected to inspect the remains and determine whose they are.
Says the Hollywood Reporter, “Levin’s TV credits include ‘Alice,’ ‘Hill Street Blues,’ [‘Seinfeld’] and ‘Doogie Howser, M.D.’ On a memorable episode of ‘Seinfeld’ Levin played a mohel, who is supposed to circumcise a baby, and on ‘Alice’ Levin played a cop named Elliot Novak. “
Here’s the scene – which we found on YouTube – where Levin memorably plays a mohel on ‘Seinfeld’: