Hunt Block (born February 16, 1954) is an American actor.[1] Block graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Hunt Block
Born
Huntington MacDonald Block

(1954-02-16) February 16, 1954 (age 66)
Washington D.C.
Years active1981-present

CareerEdit

Block's first big break was selling Buick Century automobiles at the Chicago Auto Show. He made numerous TV commercials, short films, and experimental theater pieces. He has appeared on stages from Off-Off to Broadway (for Arthur Laurents, Edward Albee, Robert Smith, Doric Wilson...) in As You Like It, Forever After, A Loss Of Memory, Provicante di Saliva, Bald Soprano, Make Mine Kafka!, and others. Has worked in film for directors including Arthur Hiller, Peter Medak, Lee Katzin, Alvin Rakoff, and Phillip Noyce. U.S. President Howard Lewis in the film Salt, Sebastian Weinberg in My Best Day, Walter Hill in Only I..., and more.

Block portrayed U.S. Olympian Robert Garrett (1875-1961), a young real-life scion of a wealthy Baltimore railroad and financier family in the NBC TV miniseries The First Olympics: Athens 1896, about the beginnings of the Olympic movement, and the American team's trip to Athens, Greece, broadcast in America in May 1984. Block had as well as starring roles in several other TV movies and pilots. He has appeared steadily in lead roles in several dramatic serials, such as Knots Landing, and numerous TV soap opera daytime dramas: Guiding Light, All My Children, As the World Turns, and One Life to Live. He has voiced multiple commercial and digital campaigns, performed with the Indonesian poetry forum Yang Mengatakan, the Balinese Shadow Theatre, and the Norwegian Arctic Rights Group Vakne Opp's aerial production of "Ballong", and is a regular contributor to Sweet Dreams, an audio series of bedtime stories.

FilmographyEdit

MoviesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1981 Waitress! Bill Credited as David Hunt
1984 The Lonely Guy Louise's Date - in Bar
2010 Salt U.S. President Lewis
2012 My Best Day Sebastian
Young(ish) Middle Aged Man Short
2015 Only I... Walter Hill

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1983 Summer Girl Peter Mitchell TV Movie
1984 Hill Street Blues Tony Heedlock 1 Episode: Lucky Ducks
The First Olympics: Athens 1896 Robert Garrett
1985 Secret Weapons Jack Spaulding TV Movie
Otherworld Captain Valdor 1 Episode, Princess Metra
1985-87 Knots Landing Peter Hollister 53 Episodes
1988 The Equalizer Steiner 1 Episode: Video Games
The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission Joseph Stern TV Movie
Some Kinda Woman Elliot TV Movie
She Was Marked for Murder Eric Chandler TV Movie
1989-92 Murder, She Wrote Dr. Jonas Beckwith / Reuben Stoltz / Father Donald Barnes 3 Episodes: Programmed for Murder, Murder, Plain and Simple, Seal of the Confessional
1990 Project: Tinman The Man TV Movie
1991 Bloodlines: Murder in the Family TV Movie
1993 Baywatch Simon 1 Episode: Sky Rider
1997-2000 Guiding Light Ben Warren
2000 All My Children Guy Donohue
2000-05 As the World Turns Craig Montgomery
2007-08 One Life to Live Lee Ramsey
2011 Suits Rival Attorney 1 Episode: Pilot

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