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Mark Blum


Miami Vice Character
May 14, 1950, Newark, New Jersey
March 26, 2020, Manhattan, New York (age 69, complications from COVID-19 virus)

Mark Blum (May 14, 1950 - March 26, 2020) was an American stage/screen actor who appeared as Sid Shenker, lawyer for mob boss Frank Mosca in the episode "Contempt of Court" of the series Miami Vice.


Blum was born in Newark New Jersey, and began his career on the stage, appearing in several plays, including The Merchant, Lost In Yonkers, and Gus and Al, which won Blum an Obie Award in 1989. His screen career began in 1983 with a role in the movie Lovesick, followed by appearances in Desperately Seeking Susan (with Madonna, John Turturro, Jose Angel Santana, Anne Carlyle, and Giancarlo Esposito), "Crocodile" Dundee, Blind Date (with Bruce Willis), You Can Thank Me Later (with Amanda Plummer), Down To You, No Pay, Nudity (with Nathan Lane), Coin Heist, and his final movie appearance, in The Pleasure of your Presence.

His television appearances include his debut in St. Elsewhere, later appearing in New York Undercover (with Michael DeLorenzo and Patti D'Arbanville), Wings (with David Schramm), The Sopranos (with Tony Sirico and John Heard), CSI: Miami, Law and Order and Law and Order: SVU (with Richard Belzer), The Good Wife, Jesse Stone: Innocents Lost (with Stephen McHattie), Pan Am (with Jay O. Sanders), Mozart in the Jungle, Succession (with Peter Friedman), You, and his final TV appearance, in Billions.

Personal Life and Death

He was married to actress Janet Zarish (One Life to Live, As The World Turns). Blum died from complications related to the COVID-19 coronavirus on March 26, 2020 at the age of 69. [1][2]