February 19, 2023 Mary Scott 4434
Beloved comedian and actor Richard Belzer passed away at the age of 78. He was best known for his role as Detective John Munch in the television series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” which he played for over 20 years. He was also a successful stand-up comedian and appeared in numerous films and TV shows throughout his career.
Belzer was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in 1944 and began his career as a stand-up comedian in the 1970s. He quickly gained recognition for his unique style and sharp wit, which led to appearances on “The Tonight Show” and “Saturday Night Live.” He also appeared in films such as “Scarface” and “The Bonfire of the Vanities.”
Belzer’s career reached new heights in 1993 when he was cast as Detective John Munch in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” He played the role for over 20 years, making him the longest-running character in the “Law & Order” franchise. Belzer’s character was known for his dry sense of humor and his penchant for conspiracy theories.
Belzer will be remembered as a comedic icon and a trailblazer in the entertainment industry. He will be greatly missed by his fans and colleagues alike.
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