Richard Belzer is an American actor, comedian, and author widely popular for playing the role of John Much in the television series Homicide: Life on the Street and movies like The Puppet Masters (1994), A Very Brady Sequel (1996), Species II (1998), and many others. He, however, is also known as American actress Harlee McBride's husband.
Raised Along With Brother Leonard Belzer Who Committed Suicide
Richard was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut on August 4th, 1944 to father Frances Belzer and mother Charles Belzer(candy and tobacco retailer). As per his nationality, he is American and belongs to the white ethnic background.
Talking about his family, his older brother, Leonard Belzer killed himself on 30th July 2014, by jumping from the roof of the New York City apartment. His father took his own life when he was 22 years old in 1968 and mother died due to cancer when he was just 18.
Regarding educational background, he studied at Fairfield Warde High School. After the completion of high school, she started working as a reporter for Bridgeport Post. Later, he got enrolled at Dean College but was expelled due to being involved in student demonstrations. After that, he started working in several places.
Career; Movies, Television Series, And Books
Before starting professional acting and comedian career. Belzer had worked a variety of jobs like sales and census taker. He also worked as a reported for Bridgeport Post.
The 75 years old actor started his acting career with a small role as Juror in the television series Saturday Night Live which was aired on 1975. His second series appearances landed in 1978 as Man in Row Boat in Sesame Street.
Since then, Belzer has starred in several series including, Miami Vice (19986), The Flash (1990-1991), Human Target (1992), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015), and others.
Richard debuted in the movie The Groove Tube (1974) as Rodriguez alongside Buzzy Linhart, Chevy Chase, and Ken Shapiro. He has acted in movies such as Fame (1980), Cafe Flesh (1982), The Puppet Masters (1994), and A Very Brady Sequel (1996).
Besides acting and comedian career, Belzer has written four books where he openly discussed conspiracy theories; Someone Is Hiding Something: What Happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?, UFOs, JFK, and Elvis: Conspiracies You Don’t Have to Be Crazy to Believe, Hit List: An In-Depth Investigation into the Mysterious Deaths of Witnesses to the JFK Assa s sination, and Dead Wrong: Straight Facts on the Country’s Most Controversial Cover-Ups.
Estimated Net Worth Of $16 million
Richard Belzer, who has been working in numerous fields like acting, comedian, and author, has earned a high of money. As of September 2019, his net worth is $16 million. He mostly made his wealth through his professional acting career. Besides this, endorsements, advertisements, and books are another major sources of income.
Richard has also ama s sed a huge sum of wealth from his appearances in the film industry. His films and earnings made are listed below:
|Fame||1980||Eddie Barth, Irene Cara, Lee Curreri||$21,202,829|
|Night Shift||1982||Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton, Shelley Long||$21,095,638|
|Fletch Lives||1989||Chevy Chase, Hal Holbrook, Cleavon Little||$39,450,960|
|The Puppet Masters||1994||Gerry Bamman, Sam Anderson, Benjamin Mouton||$8,647,042|
|A Very Brady Sequel||1996||Shelley Long, Gary Cole, Christine Taylor||$21,440,752|
|Get on the Bus||1996||Andre Braugher, Albert Hall, Hill Harper||$5,754,249|
|Species II||1998||Natasha Henstridge, James Cromwell, Justin Lazard||$19,221,939|
Living Happily With Third Wife Harlee McBride
Talking about Richard Belzer personal life, he has been married thrice. He was first married to Gail Susan Ross in 1966 and later got divorced in 1972.
Four years later, he got married to Dalia Danoch, a boutique manager in 1976. Just after being married for two years, the couple separated and got divorced.
Later, in 1981 Belzer met beautiful actress Harlee McBride and eventually started dating. Four years after, they tied the knot in an intimate wedding ceremony. Since then, the pair enjoys a healthy conjugal life with no issues of divorce.
In 1983, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer which he later on overcome and survived.
by ab-basanta, 15 Sep, 2019