Daniel von Bargen, perhaps best known as Mr. Kruger on "Seinfeld", was hospitalized this week after shooting himself in the head in a botched suicide attempt.

The Montgomery, Ohio, resident shot himself in the temple with a Colt 38 gun on Monday. He called Hamilton County 911 after his attempt failed.

According to the call, Von Bargen shot himself to avoid going to the hospital. After the dispatcher asked if the shooting was accidental, von Bargen responded, "No, I was supposed to go to the hospital today, didn't want to … well, I shot myself." Von Bargen is a diabetic and was supposed to have two of his toes amputated that day.

Von Bargen appeared on four episodes of "Seinfeld" as Mr. Kruger. He also played Commandant Edwin Spangler on "Malcolm in the Middle."