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Richard Belzer

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Richard Belzer (1944-2023) holds a Glock Non Gun as Detective John Munch in the television series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Richard Belzer (1944-2023) was an American actor/comedian who held the record for appearing in the most television series as the same character. He originated the role of Detective John Munch in the NBC series Homicide: Life on the Street, and would subsequently appear as the character in 14 seasons of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He appeared as Munch in a total of ten television series, including the original Law & Order, Law & Order: Trial by Jury, The X-Files, The Beat, Arrested Development and The Wire, as well as 30 Rock (although in that particular series he was portraying himself portraying the SVU character). His portrayal of Munch for nearly 22 consecutive seasons (7 on Homicide and 14 on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) had Belzer also surpassing the record for the most consecutive seasons portraying the same character on a primetime series (until it was surpassed by his SVU co-star Mariska Hargitay). Belzer also was the cousin of the actor Henry Winkler. He passed away in February of 2023 at the age of 78 following a period of declining health.

Richard Belzer can be seen using the following weapons in the following television series:


Gun Character Title Note Date
Glock 17 Detective John Munch Homicide: Life on the Street 2nd generation 1993-1999
Glock 19 Detective (later Sergeant) John Munch Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2nd generation 1999-2013
Glock 19 Detective John Munch Arrested Development 2nd generation, "Exit Strategy" (S3E12) 2006

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