Mark Blum, Longtime Character Actor, Dead of Coronavirus Complications

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Mark Blum, a seasoned personality actor who appeared on dozens of TV series throughout his profession, has died of difficulties from the coronavirus.

He was 69. Blum’s small-screen profession kicked off in the ’80s with a visitor spot on the medical dramatization St. Elsewhere, and he went on to appear in episodes of numerous programs, including Roseanne, Frasier, NYPD Blue, The West Wing, The Practice and also much more.

A lot more lately, Blum’s TELEVISION credits consisted of The Blacklist, Elementary, The Good Fight and also Succession. His last guest function got on the one-and-done Fox drama Almost Family, and he’ll make a posthumous appearance on Billions‘ upcoming fifth period. Blum likewise recurred on Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle, where he portrayed piccolo player Union Bob.

Blum carved out a profession in film, also, most especially as Madonna’s love interest, Gary Glass, in the 1985 dramedy Desperately Seeking Susan. He was additionally understood for his duties in Crocodile Dundee (as newspaper editor Richard Mason) as well as Shattered Glass.

The actor also held numerous phase roles, with Broadway credit scores that consisted of the plays Lost in Yonkers, The Best Man and also The Assembled Parties.

“With love and also heaviness of hearts, Playwrights Horizons pays tribute to Mark Blum, a dear longtime pal and a skilled artist who passed today,” the off-Broadway cinema Playwrights Horizons shared on Twitter Thursday. “Thank you, Mark, for all you offered our movie theater, and to cinemas as well as target markets throughout the globe. We will miss you.”

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