SELMA, Ore. — Remains found in a remote area of Oregon are believed to be of missing actor Charles Levin, who played numerous roles on television comedies such as “Seinfeld” and “Alice.”
Levin, 70, was reported missing from Grants Pass on July 8 by his son after he hadn’t heard from his father for several days, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.
On Friday, search and rescue crews narrowed down a search area based on an emergency cellphone ping. A resident located Levin’s car in a remote and almost impassable road Saturday. Inside the car, troopers found the remains of Levin’s dog. Crews searching steep and rugged terrain found the human remains.
There is a “high probability” the remains are those of Levin, The Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said Sunday. The medical examiner will make the final identification.
Levin was a regular on the final season of CBS’ “Alice,” playing a cop who romanced waitress Vera (Beth Howland), and appeared several times on NBC’s “Hill Street Blues” as a gay prostitute who befriended Detective Mick Belker (Bruce Weitz). He made guest-star appearances on “Seinfeld” (as a high-strung mohel), ‘’Doogie Howser, M.D.” and ‘’Night Court.”
Levin also had roles in movies, including “The Golden Child,” ‘’Annie Hall” and “This is Spinal Tap.”