Richard Belzer

  • Birth Place: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Author

Fast Facts

  • Worked as the original warm-up comedian for Saturday Night Live in 1975, and appeared in several early episodes.
  • Appears briefly in the 1980 film Fame.
  • Had roles in two Spike Lee movies, Get on the Bus and Girl 6.
  • An avid conspiracy theorist, authored 1999's UFOs, JFK and Elvis: Conspiracies You Don't Have to Be Crazy to Believe.
  • His best-known character, Det. John Munch, has made an appearance on more than six different series, including Homicide: Life on the Street, three Law & Order franchises, The X-Files and UPN's short-lived The Beat.
  • Resides in France when not working in the U.S.


  • Charles Belzer — Father
  • Gail Susan Ross — Ex-wife
  • Frances Belzer — Mother
  • Dalia Danoch — Ex-wife
  • Harlee McBride — Wife
  • Bree Benton — Stepdaughter
  • Len Belzer — Brother


  • Attended Dean Junior College, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States