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Belzer and friend, from a 2006 ad shoot for the Little Shelter Animal Adoption Center.

Richard Belzer (born August 4, 1944 in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is an American actor best known for playing the character John Munch. He is otherwise best known as a stand-up comedian (look for his 1997 album/HBO comedy special Another Lone Nut) and author (among the titles he's written are How to Be a Stand-Up Comic and the fiction novels I am Not a Cop and I am Not a Psychic).

He is Henry Winkler's cousin.

We would show you a page of stuff he's done, which doesn't just include playing John Munch in fifty different shows over the course of several decades, but we don't have such a page prepared yet so you might as well go to the John Munch page instead.


Some of the non-John Munch acting roles include:

  • Saturday Night Live. First appeared in a 1975 episode.
  • Sesame Street. First appeared in a 1978 episode.
  • Scarface (1983). Plays the nightclub emcee.
  • Moonlighting. First appeared in a 1985 episode.
  • Miami Vice. First appeared in a 1986 episode.
  • Tattingers. First appeared in a 1989 episode.
  • The Flash. Regular cast member from 1990 to 1991.
  • Monsters. Appeared in a 1991 episode.
  • Good Sports. First appeared in a 1991 episode.
  • Human Target. First appeared in a 1992 episode.
  • Lois & Clark. Semi-regular cast member in 1994.
  • Nurses (1991). First appeared in a 1994 episode.
  • Get on the Bus. Plays Rick.
  • Mad About You. First appeared in a 1999 episode.
  • The Beat. First appeared in a 2000 episode.
  • South Park. Voice actor. First appeared in a 2000 episode.
  • Minding the Store. First appeared in a 2005 episode.
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  • Arrested Development. First appeared in a 2006 episode.
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live!. First appeared in a 2009 episode.
  • 30 Rock. First appeared in a 2011 episode.