Richard Belzer is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and author. He is famous for his role as John Munch in the NBC police drama series Homicide: Life on the street and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He is also notable for his small roles in the films Fame, Night Shift, and Scarface. As an author, he has published many books until now.
Richard Belzer was born Richard Jay Belzer on August 4, 1944, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the U.S. under the birth sign of Leo. He holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
Belzer was born to Frances and Charles Belzer, a tobacco and candy retailer. He grew up in Bridgeport along with his brother Leonard Belzer. Furthermore, he attended and graduated from Fairfield Warde High School.
Later, he attended Dean College, which was then known as Dean Junior College in Franklin, Massachusetts. However, he was expelled from there.
Richard Belzer is a married man. Furthermore, he has married thrice in his lifetime. Richard first married Gail Susan Ross in 1966. However, their relationship ended in 1972. The reason behind their divorce is still unknown.
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Richard has kept his personal life private from the media so it is hard to keep track of his relationship. After he got divorced, he moved on his life and met Dalia Domcoh. Dating for years, they got married in 1976, however, his marriage with Daila could not last for long and got separated in 1978.
Later in 1985, he married an actress Harlee McBride, a divorcee with two daughters. He is living his happy married life with his spouse and two daughters.
Richard Belzer has an estimated net worth of $16 million, as of March 2019. As a successful actor, he was able to collect a good amount of money.
According to PayScale, the average salary of an actor is around $50,427 with a median bonus of $1,032. And as an actor, he also earns around the same range.
Besides acting, he has also landed his career as an author and has published many books.
He began his stand-up career after he moved to New York City and began working at Pips, The Improv, and Catch a Rising Star. He was also the audience warm-up comedian for Saturday Night Live.
Furthermore, he has also made three guest appearance on the show between 1975 and 1980.
After working as a stand-up comedian he was able to land his role on movies. In the 1970s and 1980s, he became an occasional film actor. He has also played his minor roles in Fame, Cafe Flesh, Night Shift, and Scarface.
Until now he has appeared on numerous movies including The Wrong Guys, Fletch Lives, Off and Running, North, The Puppet Masters, Not of this Earth, and many more.
He began his television acting in the 1990s by appearing in The Flash as a news anchor and reporter. later in 1991, he appeared as Buzz Hinkle in a TV series Monsters.
Furthermore, he has portrayed his role in many TV series including American Declassified, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Wire, Law & Order: Trial by Jury, and many more.
Besides acting, he has also landed his career as an Author. Until now, he has written many books among which some his notable works were UFOs, JFK, and Elvis: Conspiracies You Don’t Have to Be Crazy to Believe, Dead Wrong: Straight Facts on the Country’s Most Controversial Cover-Ups, and Hit List: An In-Depth Investigation into the Mysterious Deaths of Witnesses to the JFK Assassination.