Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer


8/4/1944, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA

Birth Name

Richard Belzer



Also Known As

The Belz
out of 10
User Rating
390 votes


Grew up in Connecticut, briefly attended college and after a stint in the Army moved to NYC to begin a career in comedy. His successful stand-up comedy career led to more and more acting roles. Began playing Det. John Munch in 1993 on Homicide: Life on the Street,…more


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  • Funny but serious

    His Detective role is grrrrrrreat. I like that he brings some flair to the show with humor... it's hard to incorporate that in such a serious show, but his role playing does it well. His presence makes the show complete. He is unique to the acting world because he can switch from funny to serious in a few seconds and the outcome would still come off great. His looks add the perfect touch too.moreless
  • No talent azz klown. Gestapo like mind set. Holier-than-thou. One character to his credit. Why does he think he's so great? He's never been funny.

    This guy does one character that he pawns off all over the place. He was never funny as a stand up . . . like an un-funny version of Lewis Black. He hangs out with the likes of Bill Maher to make himself feel better than the rest of us true Americans. He rips the military, but neglects our military's involvement in WWII.

    Apparently he feels it is okay to stifle free speech - he alluded that it is "illegal" to make fun of any ethnicities other than your own. Wow, comedy just went down the drain.

    He claims to be friends with George Carlin (RIP), Richard Pryor, and other comedy greats, but they'll tell you that the 1st Amendment is what lets them live. Belzer would steal it away from you. He also had the audacity to question the nature of another comedian's work. That is a huge no-no.

    Belzer, do us all a favor and stay in your little make believe world where you're a cop, everybody else is less important than you, and you can sit at home with your prosthetic testicle and your stupid little dog and be a brittle bitter little man.

    Arrogant, Ignorant, Unimportant, Unintelligent, Insignificant, No Talent Azz Klown with no respectable body of work. Get a life . . . woah, too late, you're already 60-something. THe next Larry King . . . except not as funny.moreless