Richard Belzer Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 30 Sep, 2019
Facts of Richard Belzer
Date of Birth: 1944 , August-4
Age: 75 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Richard Belzer
Father Frances Belzer
Mother Charles Belzer
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Bridgeport, Connecticut
Religion Christianity
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor, Comedian
Working For TV show, Movie
Net Worth $16 million
Married Harlee McBride
Married to Harlee McBride
Education Dean College
Online Presence Instagram, Twitter
Movies The Puppet Masters (1994), A Very Brady Sequel (1996), Species II (1998)
TV Show Miami Vice (19986), The Flash (1990-1991), Human Target (1992), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015)
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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. 

Belzer posing for photoshoot SOURCE: Smashing Interviews

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 Assassination, 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 amassed a huge sum of wealth from his appearances in the film industry. His films and earnings made are listed below:

Film Year Castmates Earnings
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.

CAPTION: Richard with his wife, Harlee McBride SOURCE:  Sherwood Park News

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.

Health Issue

In 1983, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer which he later on overcome and survived.

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