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Richard Jay Belzer was born on the 4th August 1944, in Bridgeport, Connecticut USA, of Jewish descent. He is a comedian and actor, recognised as John Munch, the character from the television series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (1999 – present), and “Homicide: Life on the Street” (1993 – 1999). Richard Belzer has been accumulating his net worth being active in the entertainment business since 1972.

How rich is the actor? It has been estimated that the overall size of Richard Belzer’s net worth is as much as $16 million, as of the data given in mid-2016.

Richard Belzer Net Worth $16 Million

To begin with, Belzer was born the second child in the family; Belzer’s mother, Francis Belzer, died of cancer when he was 18 years old, his father, Charles Belzer, committed suicide when he was 22 years old, and his elder brother committed suicide too, in 2014.

Getting back to Belzer’s youth, after he matriculated from the Andrew Warde High School in Fairfield, Belzer studied at the Dean Junior College in Franklin (Massachusetts), but from which he was expelled after his participation as a ringleader in student demonstrations. In the 1960s, he worked as a journalist for the Bridgeport Post and briefly as a yoga teacher. Then Richard joined the US Army.

At the end of the 1960s, he moved to New York, where he pursued a career as a stand-up comedian in nightclubs like The Improv, Pips, and Catch a Rising Star; in addition, Belzer was temporarily working for the television show “Saturday Night Live” as a warm-up comedian. In the 1970s, he started his career as an actor, and in the following years he had supporting roles in films such as “Scarface”, “Nightshift” and others. There were also presentations of humorous radio broadcasts as “Brink & Belzer”, and guest appearances in programs like “The Howard Stern Show” and similar. In the 1980s, he hosted the talk show “Hot Properties”; in this show the wrestler Hulk Hogan, once demonstrated his martial art signature movement, and Belzer fell to the ground unconscious, and hit on the head, which resulted in an injury. Belzer subsequently received from Hogan a seven-figure sum for pain and suffering, with which he bought a house in France. As a result, the sum has significantly increased Richard Belzer’s net worth.

In the 1990s, Belzer appeared in numerous television series, and took part as a voice actor in animated series like “South Park”. He also appeared in “Superman – The Adventures of Lois & Clark” (1994). He starred in “Homicide” (1993-1999) and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (1999 – present), respectively, in the role of police detective John Munch. To add more, Belzer often participates in political and humorous television shows like “Real Time with Bill Maher”.

Finally, in the personal life of the actor, Belzer has been married three times – he has been married to Harlee McBride since 1985. Prior to this, he was married to Dalia Danoch from 1976 to 1978, and Gail Susan Ross from 1966 to 1972.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 1999-2016 TV Series John Munch
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt 2015 TV Series John Munch
Santorini Blue 2013 Richard
30 Rock 2011-2013 TV Series Richard Belzer / Sergeant John Munch
Polish Bar 2010 Hershel
The Wire 2008 TV Series John Munch
BelzerVizion 2007 Short Richard Belzer
Copy That 2006 Short Richard
Arrested Development 2006 TV Series Detective Munch Richard Belzer
Minding the Store 2005 TV Series Roast Comic
Law & Order: Trial by Jury 2005 TV Series John Munch
Pat Benatar: Choice Cuts - The Complete Video Collection 2003 Video Artie (segment "Le Bel Age") (uncredited)
3rd Rock from the Sun 2000 TV Series Richard Belzer
South Park 2000 TV Series Loogie
The Beat 2000 TV Series Det. John Munch
Law & Order 1996-2000 TV Series John Munch
Homicide: The Movie 2000 TV Movie Det. John Munch (NYPD)
Man on the Moon 1999 Richard Belzer
Homicide: Life on the Street 1993-1999 TV Series John Munch
Mad About You 1999 TV Series Detective Sharp
Jump 1999 Jerry
The Bar Channel 1998 Short
Species II 1998 U. S. President
The X-Files 1997 TV Series Det. John Munch
Get on the Bus 1996 Rick
A Very Brady Sequel 1996 LAPD Detective
Girl 6 1996 Caller #4 - Beach
Deadly Pursuits 1996 TV Movie Mariano
The Invaders 1995 TV Series Randy Stein
Prince for a Day 1995 TV Movie Bernie Silver
Not of This Earth 1995 Jeremy Pallin
The Puppet Masters 1994 Jarvis
The Larry Sanders Show 1994 TV Series Richard Belzer
North 1994 Barker
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman 1994 TV Series Inspector Henderson
Hart to Hart: Crimes of the Hart 1994 TV Movie Det. Frank Giordano
Bandit: Bandit Bandit 1994 TV Movie Big Bob
Nurses 1994 TV Series Jesse Wilner
Dangerous Game 1993 Cameo appearance
Mad Dog and Glory 1993 M.C. / Comic
Human Target 1992 TV Series Greene
Off and Running 1991 Milt Zoloth
Good Sports 1991 TV Series
The Flash 1990-1991 TV Series Joe Kline Joe Klein
Monsters 1991 TV Series Buzz Hunkle
Missing Pieces 1991 Baldesari
The Bonfire of the Vanities 1990 Television Producer
What a Dummy 1990 TV Series
Mike + The Mechanics: A Closer Look 1989 Video Log Cabin Father (video 'Taken In')
Fletch Lives 1989 Phil
The Big Picture 1989 Video Show Host
Tattinger's 1989 TV Series
Freeway 1988 Dr. David Lazarus
The Wrong Guys 1988 Belz
Flicks 1987 Stoner (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy')
Charlie Barnett's Terms of Enrollment 1986 Video Man Reading Paper
Pat Benatar: The Visual Music Collection 1986 Video Artie the Comic (segment "Le Bel Age")
America 1986 Gypsy Beam
Miami Vice 1986 TV Series Captain Hook
Moonlighting 1985 TV Series Leonard
Pat Benatar: Hit Videos 1984 Video short Arty / Funny Man (song "Le Bel Age")
Likely Stories, Vol. 3 1983 TV Series Richard
Scarface 1983 M.C. at Babylon Club
Café Flesh 1982 Loudmouthed Audience Member (uncredited)
Night Shift 1982 Pig
Author! Author! 1982 Seth Shapiro
Likely Stories, Vol. 1 1981 TV Movie
Saturday Night Live 1975-1980 TV Series Museum Visitor / Chevy Chase / Juror
Fame 1980 M.C.
Sesame Street 1978 TV Series Man in Row Boat #1
The Groove Tube 1974 Rodriguez / Leo Batfish / The President / ...

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Le viager 2007 Short written by
BelzerVizion 2007 Short segment "1-7"
The Belzer Connection 2003 TV Series documentary writer
Laughing Out Loud: America's Funniest Comedians 2001 Video uncredited
Richard Belzer: Another Lone Nut 1997 TV Movie
When Cars Attack 1997 TV Movie
America 1986 stand-up material - uncredited
The Young Comedians All-Star Reunion 1986 TV Special uncredited
Richard Belzer in Concert 1986 TV Movie
The Richard Belzer Show 1984 TV Series
Belzer Behind Bars 1983 TV Movie stand-up material

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Santorini Blue 2013 executive producer
Le viager 2007 Short producer
BelzerVizion 2007 Short executive producer
Bitter Jester 2003 Documentary executive producer
Richard Belzer: Another Lone Nut 1997 TV Movie executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Homicide: Life on the Street 1993 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Marilyn Monroe: Murder on Fifth Helena Drive 2016 Documentary filming Himself
Where Have You Gone, Lou DiMaggio 2017 Documentary Himself
The Best Democracy Money Can Buy 2016 Documentary Himself
King Kill 63 2015 Documentary Himself
Eccentric Eclectic 2015 Documentary Mr. John Eclectic
DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: The Story of the National Lampoon 2015 Documentary Himself / Actor / Producer
Unsung Hollywood 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Inside Comedy 2014 TV Series Himself
America Declassified 2013 TV Series documentary Himself - Actor, Co-Author 'Hit List'
Tom Green Live 2013 TV Series Himself
Celebrity Wife Swap 2013 TV Series Himself
Cooking with Christopher Walken 2012 Short Himself
Piers Morgan Tonight 2012 TV Series Himself
Iron Chef America: The Series 2012 TV Series Himself - ICA Judge / Actor
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf 2012 TV Series Himself
Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hollywood's Top Ten 2011 TV Series Himself
The Scarface Phenomenon 2011 Video documentary Himself
When Pop Culture Saved America: A 9-11 Story 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Green Room with Paul Provenza 2011 TV Series Himself
Real Time with Bill Maher 2004-2011 TV Series Himself
Bright Day! 2010 Documentary Himself
Back from Hell: A Tribute to Sam Kinison 2010 TV Special Himself
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work 2010 Documentary Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2010 TV Series Himself
Surviving the Holidays with Lewis Black 2009 TV Movie Himself
My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story 2009 Documentary Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2009 TV Series Himself / Detective John Munch
Tavis Smiley 2008-2009 TV Series Himself
VH1 Rock Docs: Lords of the Revolution 2009 TV Series documentary Himself - Narrator
Biography 2008-2009 TV Series documentary Himself - Friend
Make 'Em Laugh: The Funny Business of America 2009 TV Series documentary Himself - Comedian / Actor / Himself
The View 1999-2009 TV Series Himself
11th Annual the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: George Carlin 2008 TV Movie Himself
The Daily Show 1997-2008 TV Series Himself
Godfather World 2008 Video short Himself
The Godfather: Riffing on the Riffing 2008 Video short Himself
Last Comic Standing 2008 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Talent Scout / Himself - Talent Scout (New York City)
Late Show with David Letterman 1999-2008 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The Masterpiece That Almost Wasn't 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Séries express 2008 TV Series Himself
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education 2008 TV Movie Himself
TV Land Confidential 2005-2007 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee / Himself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Paws for Style 2006 TV Movie Himself
The Drug Years 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Howard Stern on Demand 2006 TV Series Himself - Judge
Celebrity Poker Showdown 2005 TV Series Himself
Bill Hicks Live: Satirist, Social Critic, Stand-up Comedian 2004 Video Himself
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments 2004 TV Movie Himself - Commentator
Celebrity Blackjack 2004 TV Series Himself
Shorties Watchin' Shorties 2004 TV Series Himself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2004 TV Mini-Series Himself #64 / Narrator
When Stand-Up Comics Ruled the World 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Homicide: Life at the Start 2003 Video documentary short Himself
SVU: The Beginning 2003 Video short Himself
Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn 2003 TV Series Himself
The Belzer Connection 2003 TV Series documentary Himself - Host
Heroes of Jewish Comedy 2003 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994-2003 TV Series Himself
Imagine New York 2003 Documentary short Himself
The Caroline Rhea Show 2003 TV Series Himself
Bitter Jester 2003 Documentary Himself
I Love the '80s 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Chevy Chase 2002 TV Movie Himself - Roaster
On Stage at the Kennedy Center: The Mark Twain Prize 2002 TV Movie Himself
Saturday Night Live: TV Tales 2002 TV Special Himself
The Mark Twain Prize: Celebrating the Humor of Carl Reiner 2001 TV Movie Himself
The 15th Annual American Comedy Awards 2001 Himself
E! Mysteries & Scandals 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Robert Klein: Child in His 50's 2000 TV Movie Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Hollywood Squares 1998-2000 TV Series Himself
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Rob Reiner 2000 TV Movie Himself
Crime Stories 1999-2000 TV Series documentary Himself - Host
The 14th Annual American Comedy Awards 2000 Himself
The Mark Twain Prize: Jonathan Winters 2000 TV Movie Himself
The 20th Century: Yesterday's Tomorrows 1999 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Mark Twain Prize: Richard Pryor 1999 TV Movie Himself
Howard Stern 1996-1999 TV Series Himself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 1998-1999 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1994-1999 TV Series Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1999 TV Series Himself
Today 1999 TV Series Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 1997-1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Elmopalooza! 1998 TV Special Himself
Crook & Chase 1997 TV Series Himself
Richard Belzer: Another Lone Nut 1997 TV Movie Himself
Richard Belzer's Town Hall 1997 TV Series Himself - Host
When Cars Attack 1997 TV Movie Himself - Host
The 10th Annual American Comedy Awards 1996 TV Special Himself
Comedy Club Superstars 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
A Comedy Salute to Andy Kaufman 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Totally Bill Hicks 1994 Video documentary Himself
Comic Relief VI 1994 TV Special documentary Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1982-1993 TV Series Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1993 TV Series Himself
Later with Bob Costas 1993 TV Series Himself
Night After Night 1992 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Please Watch the Jon Lovitz Special 1992 TV Movie Himself
The Howard Stern Show 1990 TV Series Himself
The More You Know 1989 TV Series Himself (2001)
The Tommy Chong Roast 1989 TV Movie Himself
The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
Negligee and Underpants Party 1988 TV Movie Himself
Comic Relief '87 1987 TV Special Himself
Funny, You Don't Look 200: A Constitutional Vaudeville 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Late Show 1986 TV Series Himself / Host (1988)
Comic Relief 1986/I TV Special Himself
The Young Comedians All-Star Reunion 1986 TV Special Himself
Richard Belzer in Concert 1986 TV Movie Himself
Hot Properties 1985 TV Series Himself - Host
The Richard Belzer Show 1984 TV Series Himself
Belzer Behind Bars 1983 TV Movie Himself
Thicke of the Night 1983 TV Series Himself
Friday Night 1983 TV Series Himself (1990-93)
Catch a Rising Star's 10th Anniversary 1982 TV Special Himself / Comedian (vignettes with Pat Benatar)
Everything Goes 1981 TV Series Himself - Panelist
The Alan Thicke Show 1981 TV Series Himself
The Midnight Special 1980-1981 TV Series Himself
Make Me Laugh 1979 TV Series Regular
The Mike Douglas Show 1978 TV Series Himself - Comedian / Himself - Actor / Comedian
Saturday Night Live 1978 TV Series Himself
Rock Concert 1978 TV Series Himself
On Location: Freddie Prinze and Friends 1976 TV Special documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Improv: 50 Years Behind the Brick Wall 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Candid Camera: 5 Decades of Smiles 2005 Video Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: The Best of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog 2004 Video Himself (uncredited)
Laughing Out Loud: America's Funniest Comedians 2001 Video Himself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 1999 TV Series Himself
Anatomy of a 'Homicide: Life on the Street' 1998 TV Movie documentary Det. John Munch
Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television 1996 TV Special documentary Himself
Flash III: Deadly Nightshade 1992 Video Joe Kline
The Flash II: Revenge of the Trickster 1991 Video Joe Kline
More Laughing Room Only 1986 Video Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Festival Award Hoboken International Film Festival Best Supporting Actor Santorini Blue (2013)
2008 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Scene Stealing Star Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)


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#Fact
1 Along with Kyle Secor, Clark Johnson, Yaphet Kotto and Sharon Ziman, he is one of only five actors to appear in both the first and last episodes of Homicide: Life on the Street (1993): Homicide: Life on the Street: Gone for Goode (1993) and Homicide: Life on the Street: Forgive Us Our Trespasses (1999).
2 Has appeared in 119 of the 122 episodes of Homicide: Life on the Street (1993), more than anyone else. The only episodes in which he does not appear are Homicide: Life on the Street: The Damage Done (1996), Homicide: Life on the Street: The Subway (1997) and Homicide: Life on the Street: Lines of Fire (1999).
3 During one week in November 1997, he played the same character (Detective John Munch) on three different series: Law & Order: Baby, It's You: Part 1 (1997) on 12 November 1997, Homicide: Life on the Street: Baby, It's You: Part 2 (1997) on 14 November 1997 and The X-Files: Unusual Suspects (1997) on 16 November 1997.
4 Has appeared with Andre Braugher and Zeljko Ivanek on three different series: Law & Order (1990), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999).
5 Second husband of Harlee McBride.
6 Is the only actor in television history to play the same character (Detective John Munch) in ten different live action series: Homicide: Life on the Street (1993), Law & Order (1990), The X-Files (1993), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), The Beat (2000), Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005), Arrested Development (2003), The Wire (2002), Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003) and 30 Rock (2006).
7 Divides his time between New York City and his home in France.
8 Was considered for the role of Clark Griswold in National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), which went to Chevy Chase.
9 Friends with George Carlin, Richard Lewis and Chevy Chase.
10 Is a supporter of the North Shore Animal League. However his poodle fox terrier, Bebe, was adopted in France when he followed Belz home one day. Bebe is his near-constant companion, especially at public events.
11 A paper boy in his youth in Bridgeport, Connecticut, he later worked as a reporter for the Bridgeport Post and several other newspapers around the country. Other jobs included teacher, census-taker, jewelry salesman and dockworker.
12 Survived testicular cancer in 1984.
13 Was the audience warm-up comedian for Saturday Night Live (1975) in its premiere season and made three guest appearances on the show in 1976 and 1978.
14 He lives in France and speaks French fluently.
15 Was one of the original emcees at Rick Newman's Catch a Rising Star, along with Elayne Boosler, in the mid to late 1970s.
16 Appears on the cover of Billy Joel's album "Turnstiles" (1976).
17 Was an assistant emcee for the Comedy Central Presents: The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Rob Reiner.
18 Stepfather of Bree Benton and Jessica Benton.
19 Has appeared in episodes of four different series with Sam Waterston: Law & Order (1990), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005).
20 Was born on the same day that Anne Frank and her family were arrested by the Gestapo.
21 His character Detective John Munch, whom he has played continuously on Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) since January 1993, is currently the longest-running character on U.S. prime-time drama television.
22 Has appeared in episodes of three different series with Jesse L. Martin: Law & Order (1990), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005).
23 Has appeared in episodes of three different series with Jerry Orbach: Law & Order (1990), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993), and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999).
24 Cousin of Henry Winkler.
25 Testified on behalf of a low-level criminal who ran onto the set of Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) while fleeing actual Baltimore police and surrendered to the actors; Belzer said the look on the guy's face was sufficient punishment.
26 Was going to appear in Chevy Chase's movie, Modern Problems (1981), but scheduling conflicts could not be worked out. The date for the shooting of his scene was postponed twice and the day his scene was supposed to be shot, Belzer had a lucrative club date in New York, which was postponed at the last minute.
27 Auditioned for the role of Groucho Marx in the Tommy Tune production "A Day in Hollywood, a Night in the Ukraine". Belzer taught himself two songs from the 1930s ("Satin Doll" and "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?"), but did not get the role.
28 Has played himself in the musical drama movie Fame (1980).
29 Has appeared on the October 2, 1976 episode of Saturday Night Live (1975) with Eric Idle as the host and musical guests George Harrison, Joe Cocker and Stuff.
30 Has appeared on the March 25, 1978 episode of Saturday Night Live (1975) with Christopher Lee as the host and musical guest Meat Loaf.
31 Became the third person to play the same character in six different prime-time series, playing Detective John Munch in Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) (originating series), Law & Order (1990) (crossover), Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005) (crossover), The X-Files (1993) (crossover), The Beat (2000) (guest appearance in the short-lived UPN series), and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999). He followed John Ratzenberger and George Wendt, who played Cliff Clavin and Norm Peterson in Cheers (1982), St. Elsewhere (1982), The Tortellis (1987), Wings (1990), The Simpsons (1989), and Frasier (1993). Belzer upped his record to seven series with a cameo appearance in the 4th-to-last episode of David Simon's HBO series The Wire: Took (2008) (originally airing February 17, 2008); the appearance brought the character of Munch full circle as the character was born out of Simon's first series, Homicide, and in the scene he is hanging out in a police bar commenting on his experience owning a bar, which he did in Homicide.
32 Is a frequent guest on The Howard Stern Radio Show (1998).
33 Wrestler Hulk Hogan hurt him while demonstrating a wrestling move on a television show called Hot Properties (1985). He was knocked unconscious and required stitches on his head. He sued Hogan for $5 million, but later settled out of court.

#Quote
1 If you tell a lie that's big enough, and you tell it often enough, people will believe you're telling the truth, even if what you're saying is total crap.
2 [on his reduced screen time in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)]: It's mystifying to me. And I have to admit my feelings are slightly hurt. But I do feel flattered my fans miss me!
3 [2010 - on making The Wrong Guys (1988)] Richard Lewis, Tim Thomerson, Louie Anderson. We had more laughs on that movie than legally allowed. We were slowing the filming, just laughing hysterically. That's all I remember. Really having a great time. Of course, the movie wasn't considered the Citizen Kane of comedy, but I thought it was a sweet movie. More of a kids' movie, but marketed as an adult comedy, which was the problem. A lot of good memories, though, I'll tell ya that. Richard Lewis and I were very close friends. We started hanging out in the early '70s, Catch A Rising Star and Improv. We were very close. And Tim was a good friend. Louie was a friend, I didn't know him that well, but I knew him. It was wild. One day, we literally almost died, laughing so hard. We were working on the side of the mountain, we started rolling down the side of the mountain as we were laughing. I have to say Tim Thomerson is one of the funniest people I've ever met.
4 [on landing his small role in Scarface (1983)] I was asked to audition. Oliver Stone wrote the screenplay and Brian De Palma directed. I went to audition for the producer, and the producer said "Okay, Richard, do your act." And I said, "No, I don't work in offices, I work at clubs. If you guys want to come down to one of the clubs and see me, then I'd be glad to." And then they gave me a script, like an MC script that they wanted me to ad-lib off of, and I refused to do that, and I could see that the producer was getting angry. I think Oliver was a bit amused, because I know 20 other comedians had gone in and done stuff for them, and I didn't. So I got the part. But the producer knew who I was and had seen me work, so he just said, "Make sure it's funny. We want the audience in the theater to laugh the way the audience in a club would." So, they let me write my own stuff, and I felt good about that. Let me make the coke jokes I wanted.
5 [on United States soldiers serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom] You think everyone over there is a college graduate? They're 19- and 20-year-old kids who couldn't get a job.
6 It's this patronizing thing that people have about if you're against the war everyone's lumped together. You know, the soldiers are not scholars, they're not war experts.
7 [on his long-running character, Detective John Munch] Munch is the guy who says what a lot of people wouldn't dare say.
8 Anybody who thinks there's not a vast right-wing conspiracy in this country must also think that Ken Starr should be our next ambassador to Luxembourg.
9 I've known Chevy Chase for so long, I actually knew him when he was funny!


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