(JTA) — Police in Oregon believe they have found remains of the body of Charles Levin, a Jewish actor who played an edgy mohel in an episode of “Seinfeld” and had gone missing earlier this month.
Levin was reported missing from Grants Pass, Oregon, on July 8 by his son, Oregon Livereported Sunday.
A resident found Levin’s car, an orange 2012 Fiat, in a remote and nearly cut-off road Saturday, the New York Post reported.
Troopers found the remains of Levin’s fawn-colored pug, Boo Boo Bear, inside the vehicle.
Crews scouring the steep terrain found the human remains, and there’s a “high probability” they belong to the 70-year-old actor, the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety said Sunday.
No other details were given, and the medical examiner will make the final identification.
Born in Chicago in 1949, Levin was known for his recurring role as Elliot Novak on the CBS sitcom “Alice” that aired from 1976 to 1985.
He also portrayed the mohel who snips part of Jerry’s finger in the “Seinfeld” episode “The Bris” and Coco, the gay cook, on the pilot of “The Golden Girls.”
His film credits include “Annie Hall,” “The Golden Child” and “This Is Spinal Tap.”