Larry Block

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Larry Block
Born (1942-10-30)October 30, 1942
New York City, New York
Died October 7, 2012(2012-10-07) (aged 69)
New York City, New York
Nationality American
Occupation Actor
Years active 1971–2012
Spouse(s) Jolly
  • Zachary
  • Zoe
Relatives Kenneth (brother)

Lawrence Joel "Larry" Block (October 30, 1942 – October 7, 2012) was an American radio, TV, film and theater actor. In 1971, Block appeared on Sesame Street as Tom, who worked at Hooper's Store. Block also had a brief appearances in the films Slap Shot (1977) and Don't Say a Word (2001), alongside Michael Douglas and Brittany Murphy.

He was a regular character on Joe Frank's radio program Work In Progress on KCRW. He was prominently featured in telephone conversations with Frank, such as those in the "Karma" series.[1]

Block was born in New York City, the son of Sonia (Kutcher), a travel agent, and Harold Block, who worked in the garment industry.[2]


Block died on October 7, 2012, three weeks before his 70th birthday. He is survived by his wife Jolly, children Zachary and Zoe, and brother Kenneth.[3]




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