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Richard Belzer
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Belzer at the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2009
Birth name Richard Jay Belzer
Born August 4, 1944 (1944-08-04) (age 76)
Bridgeport, Connecticut
Medium Stand-up
Film
Television
Books
Radio
Nationality American
Years active 1972–present
Genres Political satire
Observational comedy
Deadpan
Subject(s) American culture
American politics
Current events
Mass media
Spouse
Gail Susan Ross
(m. 1966; div. 1972)

Dalia Danoch
(m. 1976; div. 1978)

Harlee McBride (m. 1985)
Notable works and roles John Munch on Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

Richard Jay Belzer (born August 4, 1944) is an American stand-up comedian, conspiracy author, and actor. He is best known for his role as John Munch, whom 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.

Belzer believes there was a conspiracy to assassinate President John F. Kennedy and has written four books discussing conspiracy theories.

Belzer is a cousin of actor Henry Winkler.

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