Richard Belzer is one of America’s best stand-up comedian known for his work as the John Munch that features regularly in the NBC drama series. This talented actor has portrayed this role for more than 20 years in his career. Now, let’s take a close look at the Richard Belzer’s net worth in 2019.
Belzer was born on 4th August 1944 in the beautiful city of Bridgeport in the home of father Charles & mother Frances Belzer. His parents were a tobacco & candy retailer. According to Richard, his mother was physically abusive & he starts comedy to let her smile so that she gets distracted & don’t abuse him.
Belzer completed his schooling at the Fairfield Warde High School. After completing his schooling, he worked some months as a reporter for the Bridgeport Post. Then, he starts studying in the Dean Junior College that is located in Franklin. However, Richard was terminated from the school after some months. Belzer then worked at many different types of jobs that include census taker & sales men.
After getting divorced with his first wife, Richard moves to the New York City with Shelley Ackerman. He starts his career by working as a stand-up comedian for Pips followed by Catch a Rising Star & The Improv. This artist gave the audience for the Saturday Night Live & made three appearances in the show.
In the early 1980s, Richard starts to work as an occasional actor & bagged small roles in Scarface, Café Flesh, Fame, & Night Shift. Additionally, he was featured in the music videos of songs, such as “Can’t Cry Anymore”, “Le Bel Age”, & “Taken In”.
Apart from having a pretty successful film & stand-up comedy career, he has given many amazing performances on radio & television. In the radio industry, Belzer has worked on the National Lampoon Radio Hour, Brink & Belzer & Air America Radio. When it comes to television, he has played the role of Munch in many different television series, such as Law & Order: Trial by Jury, The Beat, Homicide: Life on the Street, Arrested Development, The Wire, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Belzer has been married three times in his life. Firstly, he married Gail Susan Ross in 1966, but the marriage only last 6 years & the couple divorced in 1972. He married second time Dalia Danoch in 1976, but it took off in two years when they divorced in 1978. However, he found his true love Harlee McBride later & the couple married in 1985. Since then he has enjoyed a happy married life.
Awards & Achievements
Despite having a pretty successful career, Richard Belzer hasn’t bagged too many awards in his career. Some of the biggest achievements of his career are the nominations in the Hoboken International Film Festival & People’s Choice Awards USA in the years of 2010 & 2008 respectively.
Net Worth of Richard Belzer
Richard Belzer’s current net worth is $17.5 million. He has made all his fortune by working as a stand-up comedian & a TV actor in the past three decades. Additionally, he receives a compensation of US$ 400,000 for the case that he filed against the Hulk Hogan, who is a retired professional wrestler in 2006.
Belzer still doesn’t lack energy & dedication at an old age of 73 years. Our team wishes he continues doing good work & stays in a great health for the upcoming future. We wish him luck for the upcoming projects.