Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer

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Age
73
Birthday
Aug. 4th, 1944
Born in
Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
Height
6' 1"

Richard Belzer's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit TV Show
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
The Flash (1990) TV Show
The Flash (1990)
Homicide: Life on the Street TV Show
Homicide: Life on the Street
Later with Bob Costas TV Show
Later with Bob Costas
Celebrity Blackjack TV Show
Celebrity Blackjack
Lords of the Revolution TV Show
Lords of the Revolution
Minding The Store TV Show
Minding The Store
The Beat TV Show
The Beat
 

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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BIOGRAPHY:

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" (Ballantine Books, 1999).


TRIVIA:
  • Friend of 'Richard Lewis (II)' (qv)'.
  • Appeared on the 25 March 1978 episode of _"Saturday Night Live" (1975)_ (qv) with 'Christopher Lee (I)' (qv) as the host and musical guest, 'Meat Loaf' (qv).
  • Has appeared in episodes of three different television series with 'Jesse L. Martin' (qv): _"Law & Order" (1990)_ (qv), _"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999)_ (qv) and _"Law & Order: Trial by Jury" (2005)_ (qv).
  • Played himself in the movie _Fame (1980)_ (qv).
  • Was the audience warm-up comedian for "Saturday Night Live" in its premiere season and made three guest appearances on the show in 1976 and 1978.
  • Became the third person to play the same character in six different prime-time TV series, playing Detective "John Munch" in _"Homicide: Life on the Street" (1993)_ (qv) (originating series), _"Law & Order" (1990)_ (qv) (crossover), _"Law & Order: Trial by Jury" (2005)_ (qv)(crossover), _"The X Files" (1993)_ (qv) (crossover), _"The Beat" (2000)_ (qv) (guest appearance in the short-lived UPN series), and _"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999)_ (qv). He followed 'John Ratzenberger' (qv) and 'George Wendt (I)' (qv), who played "Cliff Clavin" and "Norm Peterson" in _"Cheers" (1982)_ (qv), _"St. Elsewhere" (1982)_ (qv), _"The Tortellis" (1987)_ (qv), _"Wings" (1990)_ (qv), _"The Simpsons" (1989)_ (qv), and _"Frasier" (1993)_ (qv). Belzer upped his record to seven series with a cameo appearance in the 4th-to-last episode of 'David Simon (II)' (qv)'s HBO series _"The Wire" (2002) {Took (#5.7)}_ (qv) (originally airing February 17, 2008); the appearance brought the character of Munch full circle as the character was born out of Simon's first series, Homicide, and in the scene he is hanging out in a police bar commenting on his experience owning a bar, which he did in Homicide.
  • Was born on the same day that 'Anne Frank (I)' (qv) and her family were arrested by the Gestapo.
  • Survived testicular cancer in 1984.


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