Mark Blum

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Mark Blum
Born(1950-05-14)May 14, 1950
DiedMarch 26, 2020(2020-03-26) (aged 69)
Years active1976–present
Spouse(s)Janet Zarish

Mark Blum (May 14, 1950 -- March 26, 2020[1]) is an American actor in movies, on television, and on the stage.[2]


Blum started acting on stage in the 1970s. In the 1980s, he acted in these movies: Lovesick (1983), Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), Just Between Friends (1986), Crocodile Dundee (1986), Blind Date (1987), and The Presidio (1988).[3]

On television, he co-starred in Sweet Surrender in 1987. He also appeared in the following: Capital News in 1990, Frasier (season 5) in 1997, and NYPD Blue in 1999. From 2014 to the present, he has appeared in Mozart in the Jungle[3][4] and Coin Heist (2017).

He won an Obie Award for his performance as Al in the Playwrights Horizons production of Albert Innaurato's play, Gus and Al, in the 1988–1989 season.[5] 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 currently is on the faculty of HB Studio in New York City.[6]

In 2018, Blum was cast in a recurring role as Ivan Mooney in the former Lifetime thriller series, You.[7] On 3 December 2018, it was announced that You would move to Netflix as a "Netflix Original" title, ahead of the premiere of the second season.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Blum was born in Newark, New Jersey. He graduated from Columbia High School in Maplewood, New Jersey in 1968 and was inducted into the school's hall of fame in 2012.[9]

He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He is married to actress Janet Zarish, who appeared on television as Natalie Bannon on As the World Turns and as Lee Halpern on One Life to Live.[10]



Year Title Role Notes
1983 Lovesick Intern Murphy
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 Miami Rhapsody Peter
1995 Denise Calls Up Dr. Brennan, Obstetrician
1995 The Low Life Matthew Greenbert
1996 Sudden Manhattan Louis
1997 Stag Ben Marks
2000 Down to You The Interviewer
2003 Shattered Glass Lewis Estridge
2010 Step Up 3D NYU Professor
2011 I Don't Know How She Does It Lew Reddy
2013 Blumenthal Saul
2015 How He Fell in Love Henry
2016 No Pay, Nudity Leon
2017 Coin Heist Mr. Smerconish


Year Title Role Notes
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
1993–1998 Law & Order Brooklyn A.D.A. Frank Lazar 2 episodes
1995 Indictment: The McMartin Trial Wayne Satz TV Movie
1995 C.P.W. Ben 5 episodes
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 Ed Arnold Bancroft Episode: "Goodbye Sadie"
2002 The Practice State's Atty. Michael Scannel Episode: "Evil/Doers"
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 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)"
2018 You Mr. Mooney 4 episodes
2018 Elementary Ira Langstrom Episode: "Bits and Pieces"
2018 Succession Bill Episode: "Sad Sack Wasp Trap"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2000 Smuggler's Run Gordon Temple
2010 Alan Wake Maurice Horton, Dr. Emil Hartman, Dr. Bradley Colvin


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  2. ^ Staff, (2015-02-05). "Mark Blum | Biography and Filmography | 1950". Retrieved 2017-05-22.
  3. ^ a b Mark Blum on IMDb
  4. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. pp. 1159, 188. ISBN 0-345-45542-8.
  5. ^ 1988–89 Obie Awards.; retrieved March 23, 2016.
  6. ^ HB Studio faculty page
  7. ^ Mitchell, Molli (January 17, 2019). "You on Netflix spoilers: What happened to Mr Mooney? What did he do to Joe?". Express. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  8. ^ Lesley, Golberg (December 3, 2018). "Greg Berlanti's You Moves to Netflix as Lifetime Bails on Season 2". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 6, 2019.
  9. ^ Mann, Mary. "Zach Braff Inducted Into Columbia High School Hall of Fame", The Village Green of Maplewood & South Orange, May 29, 2015. Accessed November 12, 2018.
  10. ^ Bio

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