Richard Belzer, Actor: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. A social misfit, was kicked out of every school he ever attended, due to his uncontrollable wit. His mother (Frances) died of breast cancer when Richard was 18. His father (Charles) committed suicide when he was 22. A dedication is written to him in Richard Belzer's "UFO's, JFK, and Elvis: Conspiracies You Don't Have To Be Crazy To Believe" (Ballantine Books, 1999).
Wednesday's episode of "Law & Order: SVU" was an unexpected farewell to actor Richard Belzer, who has played Sergeant John Munch on the series since its beginning. "Munch put in his papers," Capt. Cragen told the surprised Olivia Benson.