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Also Known As: Died:
Born: August 4, 1944 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA Profession: actor, comedian, talk show host, author, dock worker, jewelry salesman, teacher, reporter, paper boy, census taker

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Though best known to television audiences as John Munch, the sharp-tongued detective from "Homicide: Life On the Street" (NBC, 1993-99) and "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ), Richard Belzer's career included a lengthy and respected stint as a stand-up comic, as well as stints as a television and radio talk show host, author, and producer. He was also a favorite guest on numerous TV talk shows for his acerbic and occasionally controversial statements, as well as for his noteworthy status as one of the most best known of all conspiracy buffs.

Though best known to television audiences as John Munch, the sharp-tongued detective from "Homicide: Life On the Street" (NBC, 1993-99) and "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC, 1999- ), Richard Belzer's career included a lengthy and respected stint as a stand-up comic, as well as stints as a television and radio talk show host, author, and producer. He was also a favorite guest on numerous TV talk shows for his acerbic and occasionally controversial statements, as well as for his noteworthy status as one of the most best known of all conspiracy buffs.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Polish Bar (2010)
2.
 Homicide: The Movie (2000) Detective John Munch
3.
 Man on the Moon (1999) Himself
4.
 Species II (1998) Us President
5.
 Girl 6 (1996) Caller No 4
6.
 Very Brady Sequel, A (1996) Detective
7.
 Deadly Pursuits (1996) Mariano
9.
 Get on the Bus (1996) Rick
10.
 Prince For a Day (1995) Bernie Silver
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Milestones close milestones

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Worked as a reporter for the <i>Bridgeport Post</i>
1974:
Feature film debut in starring role, "The Groove Tube"
:
Off-Broadway debut, "The National Lampoon Show" opposite Gildna Radner, Bill Murray, and Jim Belushi
:
Co-hosted WNBC morning drive-time radio show "Brink and Belzer" in late 1970s
1982:
TV debut on a comedy special, "The Fact"
1983:
Debut as regular on TV series, "Thicke of the Night"
1986:
Starred on HBO comedy special "Richard Belzer in Concert"
1986:
Made guest appearance on first HBO benefit telecast for the homeless "Comic Relief"
1988:
Served as rotating host for Fox's "The Late Show"
1990:
Played recurring role of Joe Kline on CBS superhero adventure series "The Flash"
1992:
Starred on Showtime special "Belzer on Broadway"
1993:
Played signature role of acerbic Detective John Munch on police drama "Homicide: Life on the Street" (NBC)
1993:
TV-movie debut, " Bandit: Bandit Bandit"
1994:
Played recurring role of Inspector Henderson on ABC's romantic superhero series "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman"
1996:
Reprised Detective Munch on NBC's "Law & Order"
1997:
Guest starred as Detective Munch on Fox's "The X-Files," a rare case where a character from one network was allowed to appear on a rival
1998:
Signed deal with HBO for weekly, late-night animated series "Belzer's Conspiracy Chronicles"
1999:
Reprised role of Detective John Munch on NBC spin-off "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
2000:
Appeared as Detective Munch on an episode of the Tom Fontana/Barry Levinson police series "The Beat" (UPN)
2006:
Made a cameo as Munch on comedy series "Arrested Development" (Fox)
2009:
Narrated VH1 documentary series "VH1 Rock Docs: Lords of the Revolution"
2009:
Appeared in documentary "My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story"
2011:
Guest starred on "30 Rock" (NBC) as John Munch
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Education

Dean Junior College: -

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wife:
Gail Susan Ross. Divorced.
wife:
Dalia Danoch. Divorced.
wife:
Harlee Belzer. Actor. Appeared on "Homicide"; met in 1981 married c. 1983; had two children from a previous relationship.

Bibliography close complete biography

"How To Be a Stand-Up Comic" Random House
"UFOs, JFK and Elvis: Conspiracies You Don't Have to Be Crazy to Believe" Ballantine

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