Daniel von Bargen is an actor who played General Jack Shannon in the episodes In the Shadow of Two Gunmen (Part I) and Noël. He is best known for his recurring roles on Seinfeld and Malcolm in the Middle, as well as roles in movies like The Postman, A Civil Action (with Zeljko Îvanek and Mary Mara), The General's Daughter (with James Cromwell), O' Brother, Where Art Thou? (with John Goodman, Stephen Root and Wayne Duvall), Super Troopers, G.I. Jane, Basic Instinct (with Stephen Tobolowsky and Mitch Pileggi) Shaft, and Crimson Tide (with Rocky Carroll and Chris Ellis).