May 14, 1950
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
|Died||March 25, 2020 (aged 69)|
New York City, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Pennsylvania|
Mark Blum (May 14, 1950 – March 25, 2020) was an American actor who worked in theater, film and television. Blum found success with a lead role in the 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan, which he followed up the next year with a supporting role in Crocodile Dundee. On the stage, he won an Obie Award for his role in the play Gus and Al during its 1988–1989 season.
Near the end of his career, Blum had a regularly recurring role on the Amazon Prime series Mozart in the Jungle from 2014 to 2018. He also made guest appearances on dozens of shows throughout his career.
Blum was born in Newark, New Jersey, to Lorraine (née Fink) and Morton Blum, who worked in the insurance industry. His family was Jewish. He grew up in Maplewood, New Jersey and graduated from Columbia High School in 1968 and was inducted into the school's hall of fame in 2012. He then went on to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania.
Blum started acting on stage in the 1970s. In the 1980s, he acted in the movies Lovesick (1983), Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Just Between Friends (1986), Crocodile Dundee (1986), Blind Date (1987), and The Presidio (1988). He later appeared in Coin Heist (2017).
On television, he co-starred in Sweet Surrender in 1987. He also appeared on the following programs; Capital News in 1990, Frasier in 1997, and NYPD Blue in 1999. From 2014 to 2018, he appeared in Mozart in the Jungle.
Blum won an Obie Award for his performance as Al in the Playwrights Horizons production of Albert Innaurato's play, Gus and Al, during the 1988–1989 season. On Broadway, he appeared in Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers, Gore Vidal's The Best Man, and Richard Greenberg's The Assembled Parties. In 2013, he appeared as Max in the Primary Stages production of The Model Apartment. Blum was on the faculty of HB Studio in New York City.
In 2018, Blum was cast in a recurring role as Ivan Mooney in the former Lifetime thriller series You. He regularly acted at Playwrights Horizons, an off-Broadway theater in New York City. Blum frequently appeared on Broadway, including in the revival of Twelve Angry Men. His recent Broadway credits included The Assembled Parties, Gore Vidal's The Best Man—twice—and Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers.
|1983||Lovesick||Intern Murphy||Romantic comedy film written and directed by Marshall Brickman|||
|1985||Desperately Seeking Susan||Gary Glass|||
|1986||Just Between Friends||George Margolin|
|1986||Crocodile Dundee||Richard Mason|||
|1987||Blind Date||Denny Gordon|||
|1988||The Presidio||Arthur Peale|||
|1989||Worth Winning||Ned Broudy|||
|1993||Emma and Elvis||Ben Winchek|||
|1995||The Low Life||Matthew Greenbert|||
|1995||Denise Calls Up||Dr. Brennan, Obstetrician|
|1998||You Can Thank Me Later||Edward Cooperberg|||
|2000||Down to You||The Interviewer|
|2003||Shattered Glass||Lewis Estridge|||
|2007||The Warrior Class||Hal Richardson|
|2010||Step Up 3D||NYU Professor|
|2011||I Don't Know How She Does It||Lew Reddy|||
|2015||How He Fell in Love||Henry|||
|2016||No Pay, Nudity||Leon|||
|2017||Coin Heist||Mr. Smerconish|
|2019||Love Is Blind||Dr. Klienart|
|2020||Sister of the Groom||Nat||Posthumous release|
|1984||St. Elsewhere||Dr. Vogel||Episode: "Two Balls and a Strike"|
|1987||Sweet Surrender||Ken Holden||6 episodes|
|1987||Miami Vice||Sid Shenker||Episode: "Contempt of Court"|
|1990||Capital News||Edison King||13 episodes|
|1991||Roseanne||Mike Summers||Episode: "Aliens"|
|1992||Condition Critical||Dr. Howard Zuckerman||TV movie|
|1993||NYPD Blue||Dr. Roland Sachs||Episode: "From Hare to Eternity"|
|1993–1998||Law & Order||Brooklyn A.D.A. Frank Lazar||2 episodes|
|1995||Indictment: The McMartin Trial||Wayne Satz||TV movie|
|1995||New York Undercover||Dr. Vincent||Episode: "The Highest Bidder"|
|1995||Law & Order||Michael Aronson||Episode: "Seed"|
|1996||Wings||Larry Mohr||Episode: "What About Larry"|
|1996–1999||NYPD Blue||FBI Agent Mike Francis||2 episodes|
|1997||Ink||Greg Armstrong||Episode: "Face Off"|
|1997||Frasier||John||Episode: "The 1000th Show"|
|1999||The Sopranos||Randall Curtin||Episode: "Meadowlands"|
|1999||The West Wing||Rep. Katzenmoyer||Episode: "Five Votes Down"|
|2000||Family Law||Russell Hollenbeck||Episode: "Stealing Home"|
|2001||Deadline||Rabbi Jonathan Ahrenthal||Episode: "The First Commandment"|
|2001||Ed||Arnold Bancroft||Episode: "Goodbye Sadie"|
|2002||The Practice||State's Atty. Michael Scannel||Episode: "Evil/Doers"|
|2003||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Dr. Philip Oliver||Episode: "Con-Text"|
|2004||CSI: Miami||Jim Rennert||Episode: "Deadline"|
|2004||Judging Amy||Richard Kinrich||Episode: "Slade's Chophouse"|
|2006||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Professor Larry Lewis||Episode: "Proud Flesh"|
|2008||New Amsterdam||Dr. MacVittie||Episode: "Soldier's Heart"|
|2008||Fringe||Dr. Claus Penrose||Episode: "The Same Old Story"|
|2009||Law & Order||Expert Doctor||Episode: "Dignity"|
|2009||Mercy||Dr. Austin||Episode: "I'm Not That Kind of Girl"|
|2010||The Good Wife||Julius Kreutzer||Episode: "Unplugged"|
|2011||Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost||Dr. Parkinson||TV movie|
|2011||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||David Arnoff||Episode: "Personal Fouls"|
|2012||Pan Am||Captain Jackson||Episode: "1964"|
|2014–2018||Mozart in the Jungle||Union Bob||30 episodes|
|2016||The Blacklist||Noah Shuster||Episode: "Lady Ambrosia (No. 77)"|
|2017||Difficult People||Rabbi Schecter||Episode: "Fuzz Buddies"|
|2018||You||Mr. Mooney||4 episodes|
|2018||Elementary||Ira Langstrom||Episode: "Bits and Pieces"|
|2018–2019||Succession||Bill Lockhart||2 episodes|
|2019||The Good Fight||Julius Kreutzer||Episode: "The One Where the Sun Comes Out"|
|2020||Almost Family||Dr. Lewis||Episode: "Generational AF"|
|2020||Billions||Dr. Mark Rutenberg||Episode: "The Chris Rock Test"; archive footage|
|2020||Tommy||Jacob Fulton||2 episodes|
|2000||Smuggler's Run||Gordon Temple|
|2010||Alan Wake||Maurice Horton, Dr. Emil Hartman, Dr. Barclay Colvin|
According to former Maplewood Township Committeeman Noel Siegel, Mark grew up in Maplewood and was the son of former Maplewood Planning Board Chair Mort Blum and his wife Loraine.
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