Report: 'Golden Girls,' 'Seinfeld' Actor Charles Levin's Body Found
UPDATE: Charles Levin's son Jesse tells RadarOnline.com, "As of right now, I have no suspicions that this is anything other than a tragic accident. I'm heading up there right now, and I'll know more information then."
Authorities have located human remains in the search for missing actor Charles Levin, 70, best-remembered for his roles on "The Golden Girls" and "Seinfeld."
Oregon Live reports that crews began searching for Levin this weekend after he was reported missing in Grants Pass, Oregon, Monday by his son.
Levin's distinctive orange car was found Saturday on a "almost impassable" road after authorities used GPS data from Levin's phone. Inside the 2012 Fiat was the body of his pug, Boo Boo Bear.
A search of the area for several hours turned up human remains that are believed to be Levin's. No positive identification or cause of death have yet been confirmed, but the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said in a statement, "Based on the circumstances, there is a high probability that the remains are those of Charles Levin."
Levin is a familiar face more than a familiar name on TV and in movies, including playing the groundbreaking role of a sympathetic gay hustler on six episodes of "Hill Street Blues" (1982-1986), the love interest of "dingy chick" Vera (Beth Howland) on "Alice" (1983-1985), gay housekeeper Coco on the pilot for "The Golden Girls" (1985), and a hysterically nervous mohel on the "Seinfeld" episode "The Bris" (1993). Levin made many other appearances on episodic TV.
Levin appeared in the films "Annie Hall" (1977), "Manhattan" (1979), "The Seduction of Joe Tynan" (1979), "Honeysuckle Rose" (1980), and "The Golden Child" (1986), among others, making his final film appearance in 1998.