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Detective Munch from Law & Order: SVU has appeared on 10 other TV shows, including The Wire and Sesame Street!


This makes Richard Belzer the only actor to portray the same character on that many different TV programs. The character originally appeared on Homicide: Life on the Streets, but upon the series’ cancellation, he was transplanted into Law & Order: SVU. He has survived around 19 years and 20 seasons. 

He was part of 112 episodes and 1 TV movie of Homicide and 295 episodes of SVU. Additionally, Detective Munch has also travelled to Arrested Development, The X-Files, 30 Rock, and even Jimmy Kimmel Live. 

A Muppet representation of him appeared in the Sesame Street sketch “Law&Order: Special Letters Unit.” Munch even made a brief cameo on the 1993 Paul Shaffer album The World’s Most Dangerous Party. This guy sure gets around. 

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