Richard Belzer

Highest Rated: 95% Gilbert (2017)
Lowest Rated: 9% Species II (1998)
Birthday: Aug 4, 1944
Birthplace: Not Available
Launching his career as a standup comic, American performer Richard Belzer entered the 1970s as a member of an odd New York-based comedy troupe called Channel One. Anticipating the home video explosion by over a decade, Channel One staged satirical, scatological routines lampooning the banalities of television -- and staged them in front of TV cameras, which transmitted the routines to little TV monitors, which in turn were watched by the live audience. Some of the best sketches were assembled into an X-rated comedy feature, The Groove Tube (1970), which featured Belzer, Ken Shapiro, and a brash newcomer named Chevy Chase. For the next decade, Belzer played the comedy-club circuit, popped up as a talkshow guest, and appeared in occasional films like Fame (1982). He joined still another comedy troupe in 1983, which appeared nightly on the syndicated interview program Thicke of the Night. The host was Allan Thicke, and Belzer's comic cohorts included such incipient stars as Charles Fleischer, Chloe Webb and Gilbert Gottfried. Thicke of the Night was one of the more notorious bombs of the 1983-84 season, but it enabled Belzer to secure better guest-star bookings, and ultimately a hosting job on his own program, debuting in 1986 over the Lifetime Cable Service. It was on this series that wrestler Hulk Hogan, demonstrating a stranglehold on Belzer caused the host to lose consciousness -- which prompted a highly publicized lawsuit instigated by Belzer against the Hulkster. In the early 1990s, Richard Belzer could be seen as a non-comic regular on the TV series Homicide. His Homicide character, John Munch, would become one of the longest-running fictional creations on TV appearing in more than a half-dozen other television shows, most notably Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Where Have You Gone, Lou DiMaggio? Actor 2018
95% Gilbert Actor 2017
50% The Best Democracy Money Can Buy Actor $28.8K 2016
No Score Yet Santorini Blue Actor 2013
No Score Yet Polish Bar Actor 2013
No Score Yet Bright Day! Actor 2012
91% Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work Actor $3M 2010
No Score Yet The A.C.L.U. Freedom Files Actor 2006
No Score Yet Bitter Jester Executive Producer Actor 2003
No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents: The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Rob Reiner Actor 2000
86% Homicide: The Movie John Munch 2000
63% Man on the Moon Himself 1999
No Score Yet Jump Actor 1999
9% Species II US President 1998
No Score Yet Sesame Street - Elmopalooza! Actor 1998
88% Get on the Bus Rick 1996
53% A Very Brady Sequel Detective 1996
33% Girl 6 Caller 4 1996
No Score Yet Deadly Pursuits Actor 1996
No Score Yet Prince for a Day Bernie Silver 1995
No Score Yet Not of This Earth Jeremy Palen 1995
26% The Puppet Masters Jarvis 1994
14% North Barker 1994
No Score Yet Bandit, Bandit Big Bob 1994
77% Mad Dog and Glory MC/Comic 1993
31% Dangerous Game Cameo appearance 1993
No Score Yet Flash III: Deadly Nightshade Actor 1992
No Score Yet Missing Pieces Baldesari 1991
No Score Yet The Flash II: Revenge of the Trickster Actor 1991
No Score Yet Off and Running Milt 1991
16% The Bonfire of the Vanities TV Producer 1990
No Score Yet The Flash Kline, Joe 1990
91% The Big Picture Video Show Host 1989
37% Fletch Lives Phil 1989
No Score Yet Freeway Dr. David Lazarus 1988
No Score Yet The Wrong Guys Richard 'Belz' Belzer 1988
No Score Yet Charlie Barnett's Terms of Enrollment Actor 1986
No Score Yet America Gypsy Beam 1986
No Score Yet Flicks Stone 1985
81% Scarface M.C. at Babylon Club $0.7M 1983
92% Night Shift Pig 1982
No Score Yet Author! Author! Seth Shapiro 1982
83% Fame M.C. 1980
13% The Groove Tube Rodriguez/Leo Batfish/The President/The Hooker 1974

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Sgt. John Munch John Munch Det. John Munch
  • 2019
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Iron Chef America
2004-2018
Judge
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Green Room With Paul Provenza
2010-2011
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
Guest Panelist
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Last Comic Standing
2003-2015
Appearing
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2008
96% The Wire
2002-2008
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Performer
  • 2003
No Score Yet 3rd Rock from the Sun
1996-2001
Himself
  • 2000
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Munch John Munch Det. John Munch
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet Mad About You
1992-1999
Det. Sharp
  • 1999
91% Homicide: Life on the Street
1993-1999
Det. John Munch
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
75% The X-Files
1993-2018
Det. Munch
  • 1997
100% The Larry Sanders Show
1992-1998
  • 1997
  • 1994
86% Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
1993-1997
Insp. Henderson
  • 1994
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Captain Hook
  • 1986
97% Moonlighting
1985-1989
Leonard
  • 1985
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • 1976

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