Actor Mark Blum dies at 69 of coronavirus complications

Mark Blum

Blum, who starred in the films Crocodile Dundee and Desperately Seeking Susan alongside Rosanna Arquette and Madonna, was also a fixture of the NY theater community.

Blum was perhaps most famous for his role as newspaper editor Richard Mason in Crocodile Dundee, Roberta's husband Gary in Desperately Seeking Susan and bookstore owner Mr. Mooney in You.

With love and heavy hearts, Playwrights Horizons pays tribute to Mark Blum, a longtime dear friend and accomplished artist who passed away this week. Blum also recurred on Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle, where he portrayed piccolo player Union Bob.

You and Crocodile Dundee actor Mark Blum died from Covid-19 this week, it has been revealed.

She tweeted: "Sharon Waxman informed me of this very very hard news today I'm so deeply sad for his family and for his fans. he was a wonderful actor and a very good and kind man". He's also appeared on Broadway in Neil Simon's "Lost in Yonkers", Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" and more. His résumé counts multiple appearances at Playwrights Horizons (he won a 1989 Obie for Gus and All, and starred in After the Revolution and Rancho Viejo recently), the Vineyard Theatre (Picked and The Long Christmas Ride Home), Manhattan Theatre Club (It's Only a Play, We Live Here), and Roundabout Theatre Company (most recently, Amy and the Orphans in 2018), among scores of others. May you rest in peace and strength, Mark, ' says the Arquettes lookup. He was a great actor and a very good and nice man.

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"Mark was a devoted Screen Actors Guild and SAG-AFTRA board participant offering from 2007-2013".

The Playwrights Horizons theater group and SAG-aftra executive vice president Rebecca Damon confirmed the news on Thursday. He would become a frequent presence on TV, too, starting with guest spots on St. Elsewhere and Miami Vice and continuing into the '90s on Roseanne, Law & Order, NYPD Blue, Frasier, The Sopranos, and The West Wing, and into the aughts on The Practice, CSI: Miami, and Fringe. "Gutted to hear of his passing".

"Mark Blum, so generous, so kind, so humble, so talented", she tweeted.

Blum is survived by his spouse, Janet Zarish from One Life To Dwell and As The World Turns.

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