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Richard Belzer

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Richard Belzer
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...as Det. John Munch (Season 1)
Character
John Munch
Date of birth
4 August 1944
Place of birth
Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
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Richard Jay Belzer is an American stand-up comedian, writer and actor, best known for his work as Detective John Munch on several television shows.

He first appeared as Munch in all seven seasons of Homicide: Life on the Street. His character later transferred from Baltimore to New York City to work in the Special Victims Unit. He has been a regular cast member on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit for fourteen seasons, and his character Munch has recently been promoted to the rank of sergeant.

He appeared in the Law & Order episodes "Charm City", "Baby, It's You", "Sideshow", and "Entitled". He also appeared in the Law & Order: Trial by Jury episode "Skeleton".

Other television series that Belzer appeared in as John Munch are The X-Files (episode "Unusual Suspects"), The Beat (episode "They Say It's Your Birthday"), Arrested Development (episode "Exit Strategy"; Belzer also appeared in episode "S.O.B.s", but as himself), and The Wire (episode "Took").

Munch is the only fictional character played by a single actor to appear on eight different television shows. These shows were on four different networks: NBC (Homicide: Life on the Street, the Law & Order shows), FOX (The X-Files, Arrested Development), UPN (The Beat), and HBO (The Wire).

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