R.I.P. Mark Blum, character actor from Desperately Seeking Susan and You
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As reported by The Wrap, character actor and New York theater staple Mark Blum—greatest recognized for his function in Desperately Searching for Susan and on the TV present You—has died from problems associated to the COVID-19 coronavirus. The information was confirmed by the Playwrights Horizons theater firm, which referred to Blum as a “pricey longtime pal and a consummate artist” in a tweet about his loss of life. Blum was 69.
Blum, who was born in New Jersey in 1950, obtained his begin as a stage actor within the ‘70s, touchdown small roles in Lovesick and St. Elsewhere within the ‘80s earlier than getting his first massive break in Desperately Searching for Susan as Gary Glass, the husband of Rosanna Arquette’s character. A 12 months later he appeared as newspaper editor Richard Mason within the first Crocodile Dundee. Blum additionally had a protracted profession popping up in minor roles in dozens of TV reveals throughout the previous few many years, showing in Roseanne, Wings, Frasier, NYPD Blue, The Sopranos, The West Wing, and 7 episodes throughout the Regulation & Order franchise as six totally different characters. In more moderen years, Blum had an everyday function on Amazon’s Mozart In The Jungle as Union Bob and on You as bookstore proprietor Mr. Mooney, the mentor of kinds for Penn Badgley’s Joe Goldberg.
Blum is survived by his spouse, Janet Zarish from One Life To Dwell and As The World Turns.
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