Mark Blum

Mark Blum (May 14, 1950 - March 26, 2020) was an American actor in movies, on television and stage. He found success with a lead role as Gary Glass in the 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan, which he followed up the next year with a supporting role as Richard Mason in Crocodile Dundee. He had a regularly recurring role as Union Bob on the Amazon Prime series Mozart in the Jungle from 2014 to 2018. He was married to actress Janet Zarish from 2005 until his death in 2020 from COVID.

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Crocodile Dundee (1986)

When a New York reporter plucks crocodile hunter Mick Dundee from the Australian Outback for a visit to the Big Apple, it's a clash of cultures and a recipe for good-natured comedy as naïve Dundee negotiates the concrete jungle. He proves that his instincts are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Faiman
CAST:  Paul Hogan  •  Linda Kozlowski  •  John Meillon  •  David Gulpilil

When a New York reporter plucks crocodile hunter Mick Dundee from the Australian Outback for a visit to the Big Apple, it's a clash of cultures and a recipe for good-natured comedy as naïve Dundee negotiates the concrete jungle. He proves that his instincts are ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Faiman
CAST:  Paul Hogan  •  Linda Kozlowski  •  John Meillon  •  David Gulpilil

Desperately Seeking Susan (1985)

Roberta is a bored suburban housewife who is fascinated with a woman, Susan, she only knows about by reading messages to and from her in the personals section of the newspaper. This fascination reaches a peak when an ad with the headline "Desperately Seeking Susan" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Madonna  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Mark Blum

Roberta is a bored suburban housewife who is fascinated with a woman, Susan, she only knows about by reading messages to and from her in the personals section of the newspaper. This fascination reaches a peak when an ad with the headline "Desperately Seeking Susan" ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Madonna  •  Rosanna Arquette  •  Aidan Quinn  •  Mark Blum

Shattered Glass (2003)

The true story of fraudulent Washington, D.C. journalist Stephen Glass, who rose to meteoric heights as a young writer in his 20s, becoming a staff writer at The New Republic for three years. Looking for a short cut to fame, Glass concocted sources, quotes and even ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Ray
CAST:  Hayden Christensen  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Chloë Sevigny  •  Rosario Dawson

The true story of fraudulent Washington, D.C. journalist Stephen Glass, who rose to meteoric heights as a young writer in his 20s, becoming a staff writer at The New Republic for three years. Looking for a short cut to fame, Glass concocted sources, quotes and even ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Ray
CAST:  Hayden Christensen  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Chloë Sevigny  •  Rosario Dawson

The Presidio (1988)

Jay Austin is now a civilian police detective. Colonel Caldwell was his commanding officer years before when he left the military police over a disagreement over the handling of a drunk driver. Now a series of murders that cross jurisdictions force them to work ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Mark Harmon  •  Meg Ryan  •  Jack Warden

Jay Austin is now a civilian police detective. Colonel Caldwell was his commanding officer years before when he left the military police over a disagreement over the handling of a drunk driver. Now a series of murders that cross jurisdictions force them to work ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Hyams
CAST:  Sean Connery  •  Mark Harmon  •  Meg Ryan  •  Jack Warden

Blind Date (1987)

When bachelor Walter Davis is set up with his sister-in-law's pretty cousin, Nadia Gates, a seemingly average blind date turns into a chaotic night on the town. Walter's brother, Ted, tells him not to let Nadia drink alcohol, but he dismisses the warning and her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Kim Basinger  •  Bruce Willis  •  John Larroquette  •  William Daniels

When bachelor Walter Davis is set up with his sister-in-law's pretty cousin, Nadia Gates, a seemingly average blind date turns into a chaotic night on the town. Walter's brother, Ted, tells him not to let Nadia drink alcohol, but he dismisses the warning and her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Blake Edwards
CAST:  Kim Basinger  •  Bruce Willis  •  John Larroquette  •  William Daniels

Lovesick (1983)

Sigmund Freud's ghost advises a married New York psychiatrist in love with a patient.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marshall Brickman
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Alec Guinness  •  Christine Baranski

Sigmund Freud's ghost advises a married New York psychiatrist in love with a patient.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marshall Brickman
CAST:  Dudley Moore  •  Elizabeth McGovern  •  Alec Guinness  •  Christine Baranski

Down to You (2000)

College coeds in New York City, Al, the son of a celebrity chef, and Imogen, a talented artist, become smitten the second they lay eyes on one another at a bar. However, the road to happiness is not a smooth one. Outside forces, including a predatory porn star who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kris Isacsson
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Julia Stiles  •  Selma Blair  •  Shawn Hatosy

College coeds in New York City, Al, the son of a celebrity chef, and Imogen, a talented artist, become smitten the second they lay eyes on one another at a bar. However, the road to happiness is not a smooth one. Outside forces, including a predatory porn star who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kris Isacsson
CAST:  Freddie Prinze Jr.  •  Julia Stiles  •  Selma Blair  •  Shawn Hatosy

Denise Calls Up (1995)

A group of friends in New York, working away at their PCs and laptops, keep in touch exclusively by phone and fax. They are all too busy to meet face to face. Gale plays matchmaker, by phone, to Jerry and Barbara who, in turn, hit it off beautifully – via phone and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Salwen
CAST:  Tim Daly  •  Caroleen Feeney  •  Dan Gunther  •  Dana Wheeler-Nicholson

A group of friends in New York, working away at their PCs and laptops, keep in touch exclusively by phone and fax. They are all too busy to meet face to face. Gale plays matchmaker, by phone, to Jerry and Barbara who, in turn, hit it off beautifully – via phone and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Salwen
CAST:  Tim Daly  •  Caroleen Feeney  •  Dan Gunther  •  Dana Wheeler-Nicholson

Getting to Know You (1999)

A chance encounter alters a teenage girl's perception of herself and her outlook on life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lisanne Skyler
CAST:  Heather Matarazzo  •  Mark Blum  •  Zach Braff  •  Leo Burmester

A chance encounter alters a teenage girl's perception of herself and her outlook on life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lisanne Skyler
CAST:  Heather Matarazzo  •  Mark Blum  •  Zach Braff  •  Leo Burmester

I Don't Know How She Does It (2011)

A comedy centered on the life of Kate Reddy, a finance executive who is the breadwinner for her husband and two kids.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas McGrath
CAST:  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  Sarah Shahi  •  Busy Philipps

A comedy centered on the life of Kate Reddy, a finance executive who is the breadwinner for her husband and two kids.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Douglas McGrath
CAST:  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Pierce Brosnan  •  Sarah Shahi  •  Busy Philipps

Blumenthal (2013)

A comedy that follows the relatives of Harold Blumethal, a legendary playwright who made his career parodying his family in his work and died laughing at his own joke.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seth Fisher
CAST:  Seth Fisher  •  Laila Robins  •  Mark Blum  •  Fred Melamed

A comedy that follows the relatives of Harold Blumethal, a legendary playwright who made his career parodying his family in his work and died laughing at his own joke.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Seth Fisher
CAST:  Seth Fisher  •  Laila Robins  •  Mark Blum  •  Fred Melamed

The Judge (2001)

When a key witness in a case of corruption is killed in courts all suspicion falls on Judge Armando Acosta. Now the judge Madiani will defend his innocence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Garris
CAST:  Chris Noth  •  Edward James Olmos  •  Lolita Davidovich  •  Charles Durning

When a key witness in a case of corruption is killed in courts all suspicion falls on Judge Armando Acosta. Now the judge Madiani will defend his innocence.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mick Garris
CAST:  Chris Noth  •  Edward James Olmos  •  Lolita Davidovich  •  Charles Durning

The Green (2011)

Michael Gavin and his partner Daniel trade the rat race of New York City for the idyllic charm of the Connecticut shoreline, with hopes of a simpler life and time for Michael to finish his first novel. All that changes when one of Michael's high school students ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Williford
CAST:  Jason Butler Harner  •  Cheyenne Jackson  •  Julia Ormond  •  Illeana Douglas

Michael Gavin and his partner Daniel trade the rat race of New York City for the idyllic charm of the Connecticut shoreline, with hopes of a simpler life and time for Michael to finish his first novel. All that changes when one of Michael's high school students ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Williford
CAST:  Jason Butler Harner  •  Cheyenne Jackson  •  Julia Ormond  •  Illeana Douglas

Sudden Manhattan (1996)

Twenty-something Donna is jobless, single and broke. On a fateful day, reality turns itself upside down, and she is suddenly faced with one absurdity after another.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrienne Shelly
CAST:  Adrienne Shelly  •  Tim Guinee  •  Roger Rees  •  Louise Lasser

Twenty-something Donna is jobless, single and broke. On a fateful day, reality turns itself upside down, and she is suddenly faced with one absurdity after another.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adrienne Shelly
CAST:  Adrienne Shelly  •  Tim Guinee  •  Roger Rees  •  Louise Lasser

Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (2011)

Jesse investigates the suspicious death of a young friend while the police force deals with the arrogant new police chief who is the son-in-law of a town councilman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dick Lowry
CAST:  Tom Selleck  •  Kathy Baker  •  Kohl Sudduth  •  William Devane

Jesse investigates the suspicious death of a young friend while the police force deals with the arrogant new police chief who is the son-in-law of a town councilman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dick Lowry
CAST:  Tom Selleck  •  Kathy Baker  •  Kohl Sudduth  •  William Devane

Worth Winning (1989)

Taylor is a man who has no problems with women. So confident is he that he accepts a challenge from his friends: he has to secure proposals of marriage from three women of their choice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Will Mackenzie
CAST:  Mark Harmon  •  Madeleine Stowe  •  Lesley Ann Warren  •  Maria Holvoe

Taylor is a man who has no problems with women. So confident is he that he accepts a challenge from his friends: he has to secure proposals of marriage from three women of their choice.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Will Mackenzie
CAST:  Mark Harmon  •  Madeleine Stowe  •  Lesley Ann Warren  •  Maria Holvoe

Step Up 3D (2010)

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A tight-knit group of New York City street dancers, including Luke and Natalie, team up with NYU freshman Moose, and find themselves pitted against the world's best hip hop dancers in a high-stakes showdown that will change their lives forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon M. Chu
CAST:  Rick Malambri  •  Adam Sevani  •  Sharni Vinson  •  Joe Slaughter

A tight-knit group of New York City street dancers, including Luke and Natalie, team up with NYU freshman Moose, and find themselves pitted against the world's best hip hop dancers in a high-stakes showdown that will change their lives forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jon M. Chu
CAST:  Rick Malambri  •  Adam Sevani  •  Sharni Vinson  •  Joe Slaughter

The Low Life (1995)

Yale graduate John has come to Hollywood to catch his big break. It hasn't happened yet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Rory Cochrane  •  Sean Astin  •  Ron Livingston  •  Kyra Sedgwick

Yale graduate John has come to Hollywood to catch his big break. It hasn't happened yet.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Hickenlooper
CAST:  Rory Cochrane  •  Sean Astin  •  Ron Livingston  •  Kyra Sedgwick

Stag (1997)

An accidental death at a bachelor party spurs a night of shooting, kidnapping and murder in the host's home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin Wilding
CAST:  Mario Van Peebles  •  Jerry Stiller  •  Kevin Dillon  •  William McNamara

An accidental death at a bachelor party spurs a night of shooting, kidnapping and murder in the host's home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gavin Wilding
CAST:  Mario Van Peebles  •  Jerry Stiller  •  Kevin Dillon  •  William McNamara

Just Between Friends (1986)

Holly and Sandy strike up an instant friendship; they don't know however that they have more in common than they'd like. When tragedy strikes, their relationship is tested.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allan Burns
CAST:  Mary Tyler Moore  •  Ted Danson  •  Christine Lahti  •  Sam Waterston

Holly and Sandy strike up an instant friendship; they don't know however that they have more in common than they'd like. When tragedy strikes, their relationship is tested.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Allan Burns
CAST:  Mary Tyler Moore  •  Ted Danson  •  Christine Lahti  •  Sam Waterston
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