On the television shows "Homicide: Life on the Street" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," Detective John Munch, played by American stand-up comedian, actor, and author Richard Belzer, is perhaps best known. Belzer, who was born in 1944 in Connecticut, started his stand-up comedy career in the 1970s. Also, he has appeared in many movies and TV shows, such as "Scarface," "The Flash," and "The X-Files." Belzer has written many books in addition to his acting profession, including a compilation of his own funny writings and a historical mystery series with him as the main character. Belzer is well known for his sarcastic humor, deadpan delivery, and blunt political opinions.