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Richard Belzer

Highest Rated:   100% Homicide: The Movie (2000)
Lowest Rated:   9% Species II (1998)
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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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Where Have You Gone, Lou DiMaggio
  • 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
100% 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
52% 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
15% North
  • Barker
1994
No Score Yet Bandit, Bandit
  • Big Bob
1994
78% Mad Dog and Glory
  • MC/Comic
1993
29% 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
82% Scarface
  • M.C. at Babylon Club
$0.7M 1983
95% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Sgt. John Munch John Munch Det. John Munch
  • 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 The Green Room With Paul Provenza
2010-2011
  • Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Panelist
  • Guest
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
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
  • Actor
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Performer
  • 2003
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Munch John Munch Det. John Munch
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1997
  • 1996
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993-2016
  • Det. Munch
  • 1997
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Actor
  • 1976

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