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Richard Belzer


A social misfit, was kicked out of every school he ever attended, due to his uncontrollable wit. His mother (Frances) died of breast cancer when Richard was 18. His father (Charles) committed suicide when he was 22. A dedication is written to him in Richard Belzer's "UFO's, JFK, and Elvis: Conspiracies You Don't Have To Be Crazy To Believe" (... See full bio »

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Known For

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
(1999-2016)
Homicide: Life on the Street
(1993-1999)
Scarface
Scarface M.C. at Babylon Club
(1983)
Man on the Moon
Man on the Moon Richard Belzer
(1999)

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 2015 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (TV Series)
John Munch
- Kimmy Goes to the Doctor! (2015) ... John Munch (uncredited)
 2011-2013 30 Rock (TV Series)
Richard Belzer / Sergeant John Munch
- ¡Qué Sorpresa! (2011) ... Sergeant John Munch
 2008 The Wire (TV Series)
John Munch
- Took (2008) ... John Munch
 2006 Arrested Development (TV Series)
Detective Munch / Richard Belzer
- S.O.B.s (2006) ... Richard Belzer (uncredited)
 2005 Minding the Store (TV Series)
Roast Comic
- Roast Series Special (2005) ... Roast Comic
 2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury (TV Series)
John Munch
- Skeleton (2005) ... John Munch
 2000 South Park (TV Series)
Loogie
- The Tooth Fairy's Tats 2000 (2000) ... Loogie (voice)
 1996-2000 Law & Order (TV Series)
John Munch
- Entitled (2000) ... John Munch
- Sideshow (1999) ... John Munch
- Baby, It's You (1997) ... John Munch
- Charm City (1996) ... John Munch
 1999 Mad About You (TV Series)
Detective Sharp
- Stealing Burt's Car (1999) ... Detective Sharp
 1996 Deadly Pursuits (TV Movie)
Mariano
 1995 The Invaders (TV Series)
Randy Stein
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Randy Stein
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Randy Stein
 1995 Prince for a Day (TV Movie)
Bernie Silver
 1994 Hart to Hart: Crimes of the Hart (TV Movie)
Det. Frank Giordano
 1994 Bandit: Bandit Bandit (TV Movie)
Big Bob
 1994 Nurses (TV Series)
Jesse Wilner
- Fly the Friendly Skies (1994) ... Jesse Wilner
 1992 Human Target (TV Series)
Greene
- Unaired Pilot (1992) ... Greene
- Pilot (1992) ... Greene
 1991 Good Sports (TV Series)
 1991 Monsters (TV Series)
Buzz Hunkle
- Werewolf of Hollywood (1991) ... Buzz Hunkle
 1990 What a Dummy (TV Series)
 1989 Tattinger's (TV Series)
- Ex-Appeal (1989)
 1986 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Captain Hook
 1985 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Leonard
- Twas the Episode Before Christmas (1985) ... Leonard
 1983 Likely Stories, Vol. 3 (TV Series)
Richard
 1981 Likely Stories, Vol. 1 (TV Movie)
 1975-1980 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Museum Visitor / Chevy Chase / Juror
- Buck Henry/Andrew Gold/Andrae Crouch & Voices of Unity (1980) ... Museum Visitor (uncredited)
- George Carlin/Billy Preston/Janis Ian (1975) ... Juror (uncredited)
 1978 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Man in Row Boat #1
- Episode #10.1 (1978) ... Man in Row Boat #1
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Other Works:

Appeared in a speaking role in Pat Benatar's "Le Bel Age" music video. In the video, both Benatar and Belzer work at a 1960s-era nightclub - Benatar as a lounge singer and Belzer as a stand-up comic. His character was based on Lenny Bruce. See more »

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his long-running character, Detective John Munch] Munch is the guy who says what a lot of people wouldn't dare say. See more »

Trivia:

Was going to appear in Chevy Chase's movie, Modern Problems (1981), but scheduling conflicts could not be worked out. The date for the shooting of his scene was postponed twice and the day his scene was supposed to be shot, Belzer had a lucrative club date in New York, which was postponed at the last minute. See more »

Nickname:

The Belz

Star Sign:

Leo

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