Richard Belzer Net Worth
Richard Belzer Net Worth: Richard Belzer is an American stand-up comedian and actor who has a net worth of $16 million. He is best-known for playing the role of 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". He portrayed the character on 22 consecutive seasons of television over 23 years, from 1993 to 2016). That broke a record that was previously held as a tie between James Arness and Kelsey Grammer. Arness played Marshall Matt Dillon on 20 consecutive seasons of "Gunsmoke". Grammer played Dr. Frasier Crane for 20 consecutive seasons across "Cheers" and "Frasier". Belzer appeared in 122 episodes of Homicide and 325 episodes of SVU. Belzer portrayed the character in episodes on several other series, including "The X-Files", "The Wire" and "30 Rock".
Richard Belzer was born August 4, 1944 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Belzer was the audience warm-up comedian for "Saturday Night Live" in its premiere season and made three guest appearances on the show in the '70s. He opened for musician Warren Zevon in who was touring to support his album "Excitable Boy". In the late '70s and early '80s, Belzer became an occasional film actor, noted for small roles in "Fame", "Café Flesh", "Night Shift" and "Scarface".
He appeared in the music videos for the Mike + The Mechanics song "Taken In" and for the Pat Benatar song "Le Bel Age", as well as the Kansas video "Can't Cry Anymore".
He appeared in "A Very Brady Sequel" as an LAPD detective. In addition to his film career, Belzer was a featured player on the National Lampoon Radio Hour with co-stars John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, and Harold Ramis, a half-hour comedy program aired on 600 plus U.S. stations (1973-75). During the '80s and '90s,
Belzer survived testicular cancer in 1983 and went on to poke fun at his own plight in his HBO special and comedy CD "Another Lone Nut".
|Net Worth:||$16 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Aug 4, 1944 (77 years old)|
|Height:||6 ft (1.85 m)|
|Profession:||Comedian, Talk show host, Actor, Stand-up comedian, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Author, Journalist, Radio personality, Presenter|
|Nationality:||United States of America|