Actor Mark Blum, who appeared in “Desperately Seeking Susan,” “Crocodile Dundee” and the TV series “You,” has died due to complications from coronavirus. He was 69.

The Playwrights Horizons theatre group and SAG-AFTRA executive vice president Rebecca Damon confirmed the news on Thursday.

Blum played the husband of Rosanna Arquette’s character, Roberta Glass, in 1985’s “Desperately Seeking Susan” and Paul Hogan’s rival in 1986’s “Crocodile Dundee.” His other feature credits include “Lovesick,” “Just Between Friends,” “Blind Date” and “The Presidio.”

He’s also appeared on Broadway in Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers,” Gore Vidal’s “The Best Man” and Richard Greenberg’s “The Assembled Parties.”


“This is a painful loss to our SAG-AFTRA family,” said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris. Mark will be deeply missed, and our hearts go out to his wife, Janet Zarish, his friends and all of his loved ones.

Blum served on the Screen Actors Guild and SAG-AFTRA national boards between 2007 and 2013.