Richard Belzer

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Birth Name: Richard Jay Belzer

Date of Birth: August 4, 1944

Place of Birth: Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Death: 19 February, 2023

Place of Death: Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Richard Belzer was an American comedian, author, and actor. He was known for his roles on the series Homicide: Life on the Street and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and in the films Author! Author!, The Wrong Guys, The Puppet Masters, Not of This Earth, Get on the Bus, and Species II.

Richard was the son of Frances and Charles Belzer. He was married to actress Harlee McBride, until his death.

Richard’s paternal grandfather was named Max W. Belzer (the son of Alter Belzer and Sabena). Max was born in Romania.

Richard’s paternal grandmother was named Etta/Ella Horowitz (the daughter of Lena). Etta was born in Russia.

Richard’s maternal grandfather was Nathan Gurfein (the son of Eliezer/Fuzer Gurfein and Beile Reich). Nathan was born in Bezirk Sanok, Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Poland, in Galicia.

Richard’s maternal grandmother was Esther Susswein (the daughter of Salamen Susfein and Malye Fangsun). Esther was born in Galicia.


Genealogies of Richard Belzer –

Richard’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

1 Response

  1. Mr. Postman says:

    “Blazer” is an error, right?

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