Mark Blum

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Mark Blum
Born (1950-05-14) May 14, 1950 (age 64)
Newark, New Jersey, USA
Occupation actor
Years active 1976?-present
Spouse(s) Janet Zarish

Mark Blum (born 14 May 1950) is an American actor in movies, on television and stage.


Blum started acting on stage in the 1970s. Beginning in the 1980s as an actor in movies like Lovesick, Desperately Seeking Susan and Crocodile Dundee, he later appeared in television series as guest, with the failed show Capital News in 1990 being his only stint as a series regular.

Blum 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.[1]

Blum currently is on the faculty of HB Studio in New York City.

In 2013, Blum appeared as Max in the Primary Stages production of The Model Apartment.

Personal life[edit]

Blum was born in Newark, New Jersey. He is married to actress Janet Zarish who appeared in 1981 as Natalie Bannon on As the World Turns and from 1986 to 1987 as Lee Halpern on One Life to Live. He also co-starred on the short-lived TV series Sweet Surrender in 1987 and Capital News in 1990.[2] He is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania.


  1. ^ 1988–1989 Obie Awards. Information Please Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. Retrieved on 21 August 2008.
  2. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. pp. 1159, 188. ISBN 0-345-45542-8. 

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