BROOKLYN COLLEGE
DEPARTMENT OF THEATER

 

Mark Blum
Adjunct Assistant Professor,
Contemporary Scene Study,
Chekhov, Shaw, and Ibsen
Scene Study

Mark Blum (Brooklyn College)

 

MFA, Acting, University of Minnesota
BA, Theater, University of Pennsylvania

As an actor, Mark Blum currently appears as Union Bob in the Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle. He has appeared on Broadway in Richard Greenberg’s The Assembled Parties, both the 2000 revival and the 2012 revival of Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Twelve Angry Men, The Graduate, A Thousand Clowns, Lost In Yonkers, My Thing of Love, and The Merchant. Off-Broadway appearances include Rancho Viejo, The Model Apartment, The Good Mother, Lonely I’m Not, We Live Here, Picked, After The Revolution, The Singing Forest, Mourning Becomes Electra, The Long Christmas Ride Home, The Waverly Gallery, Mizlanski Zilinski, Little Footsteps, It's Only A Play, Gus and Al (for which he was awarded an Obie), Key Exchange, Table Settings, and Say Goodnight Gracie. His films include Blumenthal, I Don’t Know How She Does It, Shattered Glass, Desperately Seeking Susan, Crocodile Dundee, The Presidio, Blind Date, Worth Winning, Lovesick, and Miami Rhapsody.  On TV, he has appeared in the HBO movie Indictment: The McMartin Trial, the Showtime movie The Defenders, the NBC mini-series The Judge, and the CBS Jesse Stone Mystery, Innocents Lost. He has been a regular on Capital News and Sweet Surrender, and made guest appearances on, among others, The Blacklist, The Good Wife, Damages, Mercy, Fringe, The Sopranos, The West Wing, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: SVU, CSI: Miami, NYPD Blue, Frasier, The Practice, Judging Amy, Roseanne, Wings, Miami Vice, and St. Elsewhere. He has written several screenplays, rewritten several others, and has produced the independent films Search and Destroy, and The Lowlife. He teaches at the HB Studio, and in the graduate training program at Brooklyn College. He has also taught at Manhattan School of Music, Manhattan Theater Club, Lincoln Center, Primary Stages, NYU Grad Acting, NYU Undergrad Acting, and Fordham University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MFA in Acting from the University of Minnesota.