Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer

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Aug. 4th, 1944
Born in
Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
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

2010 - Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
1999 - Man on the Moon
1998 - Species II
1996 - A Very Brady Sequel
1996 - Get on the Bus
1994 - The Puppet Masters
1994 - North
1993 - Mad Dog and Glory
1993 - Mad Dog and Glory
1990 - The Bonfire of the Vanities
1989 - Fletch Lives
1989 - The Big Picture
1988 - The Wrong Guys
1983 - Scarface
1982 - Author! Author!
1982 - Night Shift
1980 - Fame
1974 - The Groove Tube
1974 - The Groove Tube
1974 - The Groove Tube
1974 - The Groove Tube

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
John Munch
Museum Visitor
Himself - Talent Scout (New York City)
Detective Munch
Richard Belzer
[Complete List]


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).

  • As of 2007, he is the only actor to play the same character in nine different series. He has played Detective John Munch in _"Homicide: Life on the Street" (1993)_ (qv), _"Law & Order" (1990)_ (qv), _"The X Files" (1993)_ (qv), _"Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999)_ (qv), _"The Beat" (2000)_ (qv), _"Law & Order: Trial by Jury" (2005)_ (qv), _"Arrested Development" (2003)_ (qv), _"The Wire" (2002)_ (qv), and _"Paris enquêtes criminelles" (2007)_ (qv). He followed 'John Ratzenberger' (qv) and 'George Wendt (I)' (qv), who played Cliff Clavin and Norm Peterson respectively in six series: _"Cheers" (1982)_ (qv), _"St. Elsewhere" (1982)_ (qv), _"The Tortellis" (1987)_ (qv), _"Wings" (1990)_ (qv), _"The Simpsons" (1989)_ (qv) and _"Frasier" (1993)_ (qv).
  • Has appeared in episodes of four different series with 'Sam Waterston' (qv): _"Law & Order" (1990)_ (qv), _"Homicide: Life on the Street" (1993)_ (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.
  • Is a frequent guest on _"The Howard Stern Radio Show" (1998)_ (qv).
  • Auditioned for the role of 'Groucho Marx' (qv) in the 'Tommy Tune' (qv) production "A Day in Hollywood, a Night in the Ukraine." Belzer taught himself two songs from the 1930s ("Satin Doll" and "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?"), but did not get the part.
  • 'Robert De Niro' (qv) studied Belzer for his role in _The King of Comedy (1982)_ (qv).
  • His aunt and uncle ('Henry Winkler' (qv)'s parents) were survivors of the Holocaust.

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