Mark Blum

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Mark Blum
Born (1950-05-14) May 14, 1950 (age 68)
Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1976-present
Spouse(s) Janet Zarish

Mark Blum (born May 14, 1950) is an American actor in movies, on television, and on the stage.[1]


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).[2]

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[2][3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Blum was born in Newark, New Jersey. 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.[6]


  1. ^ Staff, (2015-02-05). "Mark Blum | Biography and Filmography | 1950". Retrieved 2017-05-22. 
  2. ^ a b Mark Blum on IMDb
  3. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. pp. 1159, 188. ISBN 0-345-45542-8. 
  4. ^ 1988–89 Obie Awards.; retrieved March 23, 2016.
  5. ^ HB Studio faculty page
  6. ^ Bio

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