Richard Belzer

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Richard Belzer
Belzer at the White House Correspondents Dinner in 2009
Birth nameRichard Jay Belzer
Born(1944-08-04)August 4, 1944
Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
DiedFebruary 19, 2023(2023-02-19) (aged 78)
Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France
Years active1972–2016
GenresPolitical satire
Observational comedy
Subject(s)American culture
American politics
Current events
Mass media
Gail Susan Ross
(m. 1966; div. 1972)

Dalia Danoch
(m. 1976; div. 1978)

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

Richard Jay Belzer (August 4, 1944 – February 19 2023)[1][2] was an American stand-up comedian and actor. He was also a conspiracy author.[3] He is best known for his role as John Munch,[4] on the NBC police drama series Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.[5]

Belzer believed there was a conspiracy to assassinate President John F. Kennedy.[6] He wrote four books discussing conspiracy theories.

Belzer was a cousin of actor Henry Winkler.[7]

Belzer died at his home in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France on February 19, 2023, at age 78.[8] The cause of death was cardiopulmonary arrest caused by heart and respiratory failure.[8]

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  1. Berman, Marc. "Richard Belzer Dead: The Actor And Comedian Was 78". Forbes. Retrieved 2023-02-19.
  2. "Richard Belzer Biography (1944–)". Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  3. "Richard Belzer's Books".
  4. Belzer, Richard (2013-10-16). "Munch Madness". The Huffington Post.
  5. Locker, Melissa (October 16, 2013). "Farewell, Detective Munch: Richard Belzer's Cop Character Leaves SVU". Time.
  6. Birnbaum, Robert (November 18, 2013). "JFK Is Still Dead: Another Historiographical Moment". Virginia Quarterly Review. Charlottesville, Virginia. Retrieved December 22, 2014.
  7. "Henry Winkler Pictures, Richard Belzer Photos - Photo Gallery: Surprising Celebrity Family Ties". TV Guide. Retrieved October 31, 2014.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Coyle, Jake (February 19, 2023). "Richard Belzer, stand-up comic and TV detective, dies at 78". Associated Press. Retrieved February 19, 2023.

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