Richard Belzer Net Worth 2024 – Bio, Career, stand-up comic and TV detective, dies at 78

Richard Belzer Net Worth: Actor Richard Belzer, known for his role as police detective John Munch on Law & Order has died at the age of 78, according to news and several close friends and colleagues of the actor. Richard Belzer who began his career as a comedian but in recent years aligned himself with conspiracy theories, died Sunday 19 February 2023 in his home in the south of France after an illness, his long-time friend Bill Scheft stated to the media.

His death was confirmed by Bill Scheft, a friend of Richard Belzar. Bill Scheft, who has been working on a documentary about Mr. Belzer’s life and career, said that Richard Belzar had suffered from circulatory and respiratory issues for years.

Who was Richard Belzer?

Richard Jay Belzer was born on August 4, 1944, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and grew up in a Jewish family. He attended Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts, before moving to Northeastern University in Boston to study journalism. He was an American actor, comedian, and author and began his career as a stand-up comedian and later transitioned into acting.

Richard was best known for his role as Detective John Munch on the TV show “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” Richard also appeared in several movies, including “Scarface,” “Night Shift,” and “The Bonfire of the Vanities.” Richard Jay Belzer was a well-known conspiracy theorist and wrote several books on the subject.

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Richard Jay Belzer 2024 Bio

 NameRichard Jay Belzer
Date of BirthAugust 4, 1944
Place of BirthBridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.
OccupationComedian, actor, author
Net Worth$16 million 
SpouseHarlee McBride (m. 1985–2016)
ChildrenOne daughter, Jessica Belzer
Notable Works“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”
 “The Richard Belzer Show”
 “Homicide: Life on the Street”

Richard Belzer Net Worth 2024

At the time of death, Richard Belzer’s net worth is estimated to be around $16 million. His primary source of income was from his work as an actor and comedian, as well as from the sales of his books. He had a long and successful career, spanning several decades, and has worked on numerous films, TV shows, and comedy specials. Richard Belzer’s iconic portrayal of Detective John Munch has made him a recognizable face in the entertainment industry and has contributed significantly to his net worth.

Richard Belzer Net Worth 2023 - Bio, Career, stand-up comic and TV detective, dies at 78

Richard Belzer – Career

In 1972, After his first divorce, he moved to New York City and moved in with singer Shelley Ackerman. He started working as a stand-up comic at Pips, The Improv, and Catch a Rising Star. Later on, Belzer also tried his hand at some small movie roles and he can be found on Sesame Street and in movies like Fame, Café Flesh, Night Shift, and Scarface.

He has been a frequent guest on The Howard Stern Show, he guest-hosted the afternoon program on Air America Radio, following the departure of Randi Rhodes from the network. Richard Belzer’s character detective John Munch became a fan favourite on Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999) and the New York-based Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999–2013) and his last appearance on “SVU” was in 2016 as he retired from acting at age 71 in 2016.

Richard Belzer- Wife, Personal Life

Richard Belzer was married thrice in his lifetime. He was married to Gail Susan Ross from 1966–72, and boutique manager Dalia Danoch from 1976 – 1978. In 1981 in Los Angeles he met 31-year-old Harlee McBride who was appearing in TV commercials for Ford and acting in the free theater when she met Belzer at the suggestion of a friend and they got married in 1985. He had no biological children though he has two stepdaughters from his current marriage to McBride.

Richard Belzer- stand-up comic and TV detective, dies at 78

The famous American Actor Richard Belzer has passed away at the age of 78, according to several reports online, including the bug media houses. He died at his home in Beaulieu-sur-Mer on February 19, 2023, at age 78, from complications of unspecified circulatory and respiratory conditions.

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Richard Belzer- Film Career

1974The Groove TubeRodriguez, Leo Batfish, The President, The Hooker
1982Café FleshLoud-mouthed audience member
Author! Author!Seth Shapiro 
Night ShiftPig 
1983ScarfaceM.C. at Babylon Club
Likely Stories, Vol. 3Richard 
1986AmericaGypsy Beam
Charlie Barnett’s Terms of EnrollmentMan Reading Paper 
1988The Wrong GuysRichard ‘Belz’ Belzer
FreewayDr. David Lazarus 
1989The Big PictureVideo Show Host
Fletch LivesPhil 
1990The Bonfire of the VanitiesTelevision Producer
1991The Flash II: Revenge of the TricksterJoe Kline
Missing PiecesBaldesari 
Off and RunningMilt Zoloth 
1992Flash III: Deadly NightshadeJoe Kline
1993Mad Dog and GloryM.C./Comic
Dangerous GameHimself 
The Puppet MastersJarvis 
1995Not of this EarthJeremy Pallin
1996Girl 6Caller #4 – Beach
A Very Brady SequelLAPD Detective 
Get on the BusRick 
1998The Bar Channel
Species IIU.S. President 
2006Copy ThatRichard
2009Polish BarHershel
2010Santorini BlueRichard
2016The ComedianHimself
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