Remains of 'Seinfeld' and 'Spinal Tap' actor Charles Levin found

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Charles Levin (Credit: Grants Pass Dept of Public Safety)
Charles Levin (Credit: Grants Pass Dept of Public Safety)

The remains of actor Charles Levin are believed to have been found, according to police in Oregon.

Levin, who was 70, had been reported missing last Monday by his son in Los Angeles, who had not heard from him in several days.

He had not been seen since late June.

Authorities in the Grants Pass area of Oregon issued a news release calling for any information about his whereabouts, noting his orange 2012 Fiat, adding that he would be 'almost always in the company of his fawn-colored pug dog, Boo Boo Bear'.

A search and rescue team then found a car abandoned on a remote and almost impassable road north east of Selma, Oregon, on Saturday, with the remains of a dog inside.

A further search recovered human remains, with the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety saying that there was a high probability they were those of Levin.

Levin had appeared dozens of TV shows and movies over a lengthy career as an actor.

He played Eddie Gregg on Hill Street Blues from 1982 to 1986, with his other TV credits including L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, Law & Order and Thirtysomething.

He also played the mohel on the famous Seinfeld episode The Bris.

His movie roles including small parts in the Woody Allen movies Annie Hall and Manhattan, as well as roles in This Is Spinal Tap and The Golden Child.