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Richard Belzer


Born - 4 August 1944, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
Died - 19 February 2023

Tall, slim, laconic, dark-haired, thin-lipped, owlish, instantly recognisable American character actor and comedian, often with tinted shades on and with lined features, who made much of his career out of playing Detective John Munch through seven TV series and a movie. The cousin of the slightly similar actor Henry Winkler, he made a few films in between stints as Munch in a busy TV schedule: The Groove Tube (1974), Fame (1980), Night Shift (1982), Author! Author! (1982), Scarface (1983), America (1986), Freeway (1988), The Wrong Guys (1988), Fletch Lives (1989), The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990), Missing Pieces (1991), Mad Dog and Glory (1993), North (1994), Not of This Earth (1995), A Very Brady Sequel (1996), Species II (1998), Man on the Moon (1999), Copy That (2006), Polish Bar (2010), Santorini Blue (2013) and The Comedian (2016), his last. Survived by his (third) wife, actress Harlee McBride, he died in France from multiple circulatory and respiratory issues.