Richard Belzer

Richard Belzer Leaving Law & Order: SVU as John Munch Character Retires

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Richard Belzer is leaving “Law & Order: SVU.”

The actor, who has played cop John Munch on the show since it began in 1999, originated the role for “Homicide: Life on the Street” in 1993.

On Wednesday’s episode of “SVU,” it was revealed that Munch had filed his retirement papers.

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