Actor Mike Blum, 69, who is best known for his starring roles in ‘You’ and ‘Crocodile Dundee’ has died from the coronavirus.
His death was announced online by the New York-based theater company Playwrights Horizons in a tribute. “With love and heavy hearts, Playwrights Horizons pays tribute to Mark Blum, a dear longtime friend, and a consummate artist who passed this week. Thank you, Mark, for all you brought to our theater, and to theaters and audiences across the world. We will miss you.”
Blum played Mr. Mooney in the hit show ‘You,’ which airs on Netflix. It was just picked up for a third season. He also had a starring role in HBO’s ‘Succession.’
Blum was featured in many shows including ‘Almost Family,’ ‘The Good Fight,’ and Amazon’s ‘Mozart in the Jungle.’ He also appeared in ‘The Sopranos,’ ‘Billions,’ and ‘Law & Order.’
He starred on Broadway for close to 40 years and won an Obie for his role in ‘Gus and Al.’ He had 80 film credits to his name. In 1985 he played Rosanna Arquette’s husband in the 1985 hit ‘Desperately Seeking Susan.’
Rebecca Damon, the SAG-AFTRA executive vice president confirmed the death of her ‘friend’ on her social media.
‘It is with such deep sorrow that I’m writing to share the news that our friend and former board member Mark Blum has passed away as a result of complications from the coronavirus. Mark was a dedicated Screen Actors Guild and SAG-AFTRA board member.’
Blum is survived by his wife Janet Zarish., who is an actress and Broadway star.