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Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer
Belzer at the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2009
Personal information
NameRichard Belzer
Birth nameRichard Jay Belzer
Birth dateAugust 4, 1944(age 72)
Birth placeBridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.A.
MediumStand-up, film, television, books, radio
NationalityAmerican
Years active1974-present
GenresPolitical satire, Observational comedy, Deadpan
SubjectAmerican politics, current events, American culture, mass media
SpouseGail Susan Ross (1966 72)
Dalia Danoch (1976 78)
Harlee McBride (1985 present)
Notable works and rolesJohn Munch on Homicide: Life on the Street
John Munch on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

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Richard Jay Belzer (born August 4, 1944) is an American stand-up comedian, author, and actor. He is perhaps best known for his role as John Munch, which he has portrayed as a regular cast member on the NBC police drama series Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, as well as in guest appearances on a number of other series.


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