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Sergeant John Munch: 10 Different Shows


I had a brief Twitter debate last night about which series is better: Homicide: Life on the Street or The Wire.  The fact is they're both great shows, and Richard Belzer appeared in both as John Munch.

If you didn't follow Homicide: Life on the Street, you likely know Munch best from his appearances on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.  Detective / Sargeant John Munch has actually appeared on ten different television programs:

  • 30 Rock
  • Arrested Development
  • The Beat
  • Homicide: Life on the Street
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • Law & Order
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Law & Order: Trial by Jury
  • The Wire
  • The X-Files

That, my friends, is a record.


By the way, prior to becoming Munch, Belzer was a damn funny comedian.  Here he is in 1978.

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