Actor Mark Blum, who appeared in Desperately Searching for Susan, Crocodile Dundee and the TV collection You, has died attributable to problems from coronavirus. He was 69.
The Playwrights Horizons theater group and SAG-AFTRA govt vice chairman Rebecca Damon confirmed the information on Thursday.
Blum, a New Jersey native who began performing throughout the 1970s, received an Obie Award for his efficiency within the Playwrights Horizons manufacturing of Albert Innaurato’s Gus and Al throughout the 1988-89 season. He’s additionally appeared on Broadway in Neil Simon’s Misplaced in Yonkers, Gore Vidal’s The Finest Man and Richard Greenberg’s The Assembled Events.
Blum performed the husband of Rosanna Arquette’s character Roberta Glass in 1985’s Desperately Searching for Susan and Paul Hogan’s rival in 1986’s Crocodile Dundee. His different function credit embody Lovesick, Simply Between Pals, Blind Date and The Presidio.
Blum has a recurring position on the primary season of the Lifetime collection You. His different TV credit embody Candy Give up, Capital Information, Frasier, NYPD Blue, Mozart within the Jungle and Coin Heist.
“With love and heavy hearts, Playwrights Horizons pays tribute to Mark Blum, an expensive longtime buddy and a consummate artist who handed this week. Thanks, Mark, for all you delivered to our theater, and to theaters and audiences the world over. We’ll miss you,” Playwrights Horizons mentioned in a tweet.
Blum served on the Display Actors Guild and SAG-AFTRA nationwide boards between 2007 and 2013.
“On a private word — I all the time appreciated Mark’s clear notion of complicated conditions,” Damon tweeted. “He all the time spoke the reality and did an ideal service in informing members of our group concerning the ins and outs of the union each time he had the chance. Mark was sensible, humorous, and a real actor’s actor. He shall be deeply missed.”