Block, Larry 1942–

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BLOCK, Larry 1942


Full name, Lawrence Joel Block; born October 30, 1942, in New York, NY; son of Harold (in the garment industry) and Sonia (a travel agent; maiden name, Kutcher) Block; married Jolly King (an actress), September 25, 1981; children: Zoe Lenna, Zachary Harold. Education: University of Rhode Island, B.A., English, 1964; trained for the stage with Wynn Handman. Politics: Liberal Democrat. Religion: Ethical Culture.

Addresses: Agent The Gage Group, 315 West 57th St., Ste. 4H, New York, NY 10019.

Career: Actor. Military service: U.S. Army, Special Services, specialist fourth class, 196769; received Commendation Medal, 1969.


Stage Appearances:

(Stage debut) Mercutio's page, Romeo and Juliet, American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, 1965.

Coriolanus, American Shakespeare Festival, 1965.

The Taming of the Shrew, American Shakespeare Festival, 1965.

King Lear, American Shakespeare Festival, 1965.

(Broadway debut) Understudy for the role of Malcolm Scrawdyke, Hail, Scrawdyke, Booth Theatre, 1966.

Boy, La turista, St. Clement's Church Theatre, New York City, 1967.

Eh?, Circle in the Square Theatre, New York City, 1967.

Harry, Noon, and Night, Theatre of the Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1970.

The Recruiting Officer, Theatre of the Living Arts, 1970.

Jesse, Fingernails Blue As Flowers, American Place Theatre, New York City, 19711972.

Lucky, Waiting for Godot, St. Clement's Church Theatre, 1974.

Understudy for the roles of Johann Sebastian Fabiani and Whimsey, Where Do We Go from Here?, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1974.

Dromio of Ephesus, The Comedy of Errors, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, New York City, 1975.

The Last Days of British Honduras, New York Shakespeare Festival, 1976.

Manny Alter, Coming Attractions, Playwrights Horizons, New York City, 19801981.

Gadshill, Henry IV, Part One, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, 1981.

Sir Toby Belch, Twelfth Night, Shakespeare and Company, Lee, MA, 1981.

Leon, The Workroom (also known as L'atelier ), Center Stage, Baltimore, MD, 1981.

Martin Bormann, The Fuehrer Bunker, American Place Theatre, 1981.

Manhattan Love Songs, Actors' Studio, New York City, 1982.

A Tantalizing, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 1983.

Benny Silverman, The Value of Names, Actors Theatre of Louisville, 1983, then Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT, 1984.

The Hotel Manager, Souvenirs, Cubiculo Theatre, New York City, 1984.

OneEyed, The Golem, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, 1984.

Sir Toby Belch, Twelfth Night, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, 1984.

Mr. Fezziwig, A Christmas Carol, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, 1984.

Randolph, Responsible Parties, Vineyard Theatre, New York City, 1985.

Del Bates, The Hit Parade, Manhattan Punch Line, New York City, 1985.

Lada I, Largo Desolato, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, 1986.

Yuri Brushnik, Coup d'etat, Playwrights Horizons, 1986.

Censor, Hunting Cockroaches, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1987.

Elliot Atlas, The Square Root of Three, Jewish Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1987.

Antonio, Two Gentlemen of Verona, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, 1987.

Willis, Moonchildren, Second Stage Theatre, New York City, 1987.

Cecil, The Yellow Dog Contract, Apple Corps Theatre, New York City, 1988.

Augustin Feraillon, A Flea in Her Ear, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1989.

Herbie, The Loman Family Picnic, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1989.

Deputy director, Temptation, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, 1989.

Bernie Weiner, Selling Off, John Houseman Theatre, New York City, 1991.

Lord/Fisherman/Cerimon/Pandar, Pericles, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public/Newman Theatre, 1991.

Alvin, One of the AllTime Greats, Vineyard Theatre, New York City, 1992.

The Last Laugh, Jewish Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Angelo, The Comedy of Errors, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacorte Theatre, 1992.

Director/Fyodor, The Flying Karamazov Brothers in The Brothers Karamazov, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle, WA, 1992, then Arena Stage, Washington, DC, 1993.

Leon, The Workroom, American Jewish Theatre, New York City, 1993.

Title role, Shlemiel the First, American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, MA, 1995, then American Music Theatre Festival, Philadelphia, PA, later Lincoln Center's Serious Fun Festival, New York City, c. 1995.

Mr. Appopolous, Wonderful Town, New York City Opera, 1995.

Him, New York Shakespeare Festival, 1995.

Leporello, Don Juan in Chicago, Primary Stages, New York City, 1996.

Uncle Phillip's Coat (oneman show), American Jewish Theatre, New York City, 1998.

Reb Eli, God of Vengeance, Adams Memorial Theater, Williamstown, MA, 2002.

Storyteller, Evolution, Urban Empire Company, Bleecker Street Theatre, New York City, 2002.

Also appeared in Young Playwrights Festival; Festival of One Acts; The Faithful Brethren of Pitt Street; and voice of police and judge, The Exonerated.

Major Tours:

2 1/2 Jews, U.S. cities, 19982001.

Uncle Phillip's Coat (oneman show), New England cities, 2003.

Film Appearances:

Springy, Shamus (also known as Passion for Danger ), Columbia, 1973.

Peterboro referee, Slap Shot, Universal, 1977.

Ted Peters, Heaven Can Wait, Paramount, 1978.

Detective Burrows, Hardcore (also known as The Hardcore Life ), Columbia, 1979.

Taxi driver, After Hours, Warner Bros., 1985.

Bar owner, Cocktail, Touchstone, 1988.

Julius Enderby, Robots, 1988.

Harvey, High Stakes (also known as Melanie Rose ), 1989.

Routed (short film), Izar, 1989.

Barber, Betsy's Wedding, Buena Vista, 1990.

Defense attorney, My Blue Heaven, 1990.

Man in restaurant, Big Night, Samuel Goldwyn, 1996.

Andy, The Electric Urn, 1996.

Dr. Butler, Dangerous Proposition, IFM, 1998.

Herbie, Isn't She Great (also known as Ist sie nicht grossartig? ), MCA/Universal, 2000.

Customer, Bait (also known as Piege ), Warner Bros., 2000.

Doorman, Don't Say a Word, Twentieth CenturyFox, 2001.

Discount store manager, Garmento, Spanish Moss, 2002.

Harry, Book of Danny, 2002.

Also appeared in First Family.

Television Appearances; Series:

Mickey Potter, The Secret Storm, CBS, 1971.

Tom, Sesame Street, PBS, 19711972.

Cal Jamison, General Hospital, ABC, 1978.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Lasie, "Roanoak," American Playhouse, PBS, 1986.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Harry, Rosetti and Ryan: Men Who Love Women, NBC, 1977.

Private Arnold Fleck, Space Force, NBC, 1978.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Gerry Erskine, "Dark Sunday," Kojak, CBS, 1973.

"Set Up City," Baretta, ABC, 1975.

Floor director, "The Adventure of the HardHearted Huckster," Ellery Queen, NBC, 1976.

Eddie Hendrix, "Images," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1977.

Arlo Spinner, "Game, Set, Death," Charlie's Angels, ABC, 1978.

Cimoli, "Dear Comrade," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1978.

Russell Schuman, "Evaluation," Barney Miller, ABC, 1978.

"Heroes of the Revolution," Miami Vice, NBC, 1987.

Clerk, Tattingers, NBC, 1988.

Al Henderson, "But First a Word from Our Sponsor," Murphy Brown, CBS, 1989.

Mr. Seeger, "Two Income Family," Family Matters, ABC, 1989.

Feldman, "His Hour upon the Stage," Law & Order, NBC, 1991.

Slater, "Cruel and Unusual," Law & Order, NBC, 1995.

Stan, "Divorce," Law & Order, NBC, 1998.

Helmut Kaiser, "Officer Involved," Third Watch, NBC, 2000.

Podiatrist, "Foot," The Job, ABC, 2001.

Lonnie, "Wrath," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: S.V.U. ), NBC, 2001.

Frank Kastner, "Blink," Law & Order: Criminal Intent, NBC, 2003.

Also appeared in New York Undercover, Fox; One Life to Live, ABC; CHiPs, NBC; and Police Story, NBC.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Springy, A Matter of Wife ... and Death, NBC, 1976.

Barney Fayne, The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case, NBC, 1976.

Leroy Keenan, The Last Ride of the Dalton Gang, NBC, 1979.

Kleinfeld, Dead Man Out (also known as Dead Man Walking ), HBO, 1989.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Hardcore TV, HBO, 1993.

Voices of Yaacov Baror, Judge Moshe Landau, and Gavriel Bach, The Trial of Adolf Eichmann, PBS, 1997.

Narrator, "The Zodiac," Case Reopened (documentary), The Learning Channel, 1999.

Mr. Giapetto, Kenny the Shark, The Discovery Channel, 2000.

Radio Appearances; Series:

Appeared in Work in Progress.

Radio Appearances; Episodic:

Appeared in pilot episode of National Public Radio Playhouse, National Public Radio; "Prairie du Chien," Earplay, National Public Radio; Under the Gun, WBAI (New York).