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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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 2013 Tom Green Live (TV Series)
 2013 Santorini Blue
Richard
 2010 Polish Bar
Hershel
 2008 The Wire (TV Series)
John Munch
- Took (2008) ... John Munch
 2007 BelzerVizion (Short)
Richard Belzer
 2006 Copy That (Short)
Richard
 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
 2003 Pat Benatar: Choice Cuts - The Complete Video Collection (Video)
Artie (segment "Le Bel Age") (uncredited)
 2000 South Park (TV Series)
Loogie
- The Tooth Fairy's Tats 2000 (2000) ... Loogie (voice)
 1999 Mad About You (TV Series)
Detective Sharp
- Stealing Burt's Car (1999) ... Detective Sharp
 1999 Jump
Jerry
 1998 The Bar Channel (Short)
 1998 Species II
U. S. President
 1996 Get on the Bus
Rick
 1996 A Very Brady Sequel
LAPD Detective
 1996 Girl 6
Caller #4 - Beach
 1996 Deadly Pursuits (TV Movie)
Mariano
 1995 The Invaders (TV Movie)
Randy Stein
 1995 Prince for a Day (TV Movie)
Bernie Silver
 1994 The Puppet Masters
Jarvis
 1994 North
Barker
 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
 1993 Snake Eyes
Cameo appearance
 1993 Mad Dog and Glory
M.C. / Comic
 1992 Human Target (TV Series)
Greene
- Pilot (1992) ... Greene
 1992 Missing Pieces
Baldesari
 1991 Off and Running
Milt Zoloth
 1991 Good Sports (TV Series)
 1991 Monsters (TV Series)
Buzz Hunkle
- Werewolf of Hollywood (1991) ... Buzz Hunkle
 1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities
Television Producer
 1990 What a Dummy (TV Series)
 1989 Mike + The Mechanics: A Closer Look (Video)
Log Cabin Father (video 'Taken In')
 1989 Fletch Lives
Phil
 1989 The Big Picture
Video Show Host
 1989 Tattingers (TV Series)
- Ex-Appeal (1989)
 1988 Freeway
Dr. David Lazarus
 1987 Flicks
Stoner (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy')
 1986 Pat Benatar: The Visual Music Collection (Video)
Artie the Comic (segment "Le Bel Age")
 1986 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Captain Hook
 1985 Moonlighting (TV Series)
Leonard
- Twas the Episode Before Christmas (1985) ... Leonard
 1984 Pat Benatar: Hit Videos (Video short)
Arty / Funny Man (song "Le Bel Age")
 1983 Likely Stories, Vol. 3 (TV Series)
Richard
 1983 Scarface
M.C. at Babylon Club
 1982 Café Flesh
Loudmouthed Audience Member (uncredited)
 1982 Night Shift
Pig
 1982 Author! Author!
Seth Shapiro
 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)
 1980 Fame
M.C.
 1978 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Man in Row Boat #1
- Episode #10.1 (1978) ... Man in Row Boat #1
 1974 The Groove Tube
Rodriguez / Leo Batfish / The President / ...
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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:

[2010 - on making The Wrong Guys (1988)] Richard Lewis, Tim Thomerson, Louie Anderson. We had more laughs on that movie than legally allowed. We were slowing the filming, just laughing hysterically. That's all I remember. Really having a great time. Of course, the movie wasn't considered the Citizen Kane of comedy, but I thought it was a sweet movie. More of a kids' movie, but marketed as an ... See more »

Trivia:

Became the third person to play the same character in six different prime-time series, playing Detective John Munch in Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) (originating series), Law & Order (1990) (crossover), Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005) (crossover), The X-Files (1993) (crossover), The Beat (2000) (guest appearance in the short-lived UPN series), and Law & Order: Special Victims ... See more »

Nickname:

The Belz

Star Sign:

Leo

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