Tip of the ice berg. That's why I selected him. Always looked forward to his surprise visits.Law & Order or Homicide?
Munch has become the only fictional character, played by a single actor, to physically appear on 10 different television series. These shows were on five different networks:
- Homicide: Life on the Street—119 out of 122 episodes in the series
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit—241 out of 324 episodes in the series
- Homicide: The Movie—television movie
- Law & Order—four episodes: "Charm City", "Baby, It's You" (part 1), "Sideshow (Part 1)", and "Entitled (Part 2)"
- Arrested Development—one episode: "Exit Strategy"
- The X-Files—one episode: "Unusual Suspects"
- The Beat—one episode: "They Say It's Your Birthday"
- Law & Order: Trial by Jury—one episode: "Skeleton (Part 2)"
- The Wire—one episode: "Took"
- 30 Rock—two episodes: "¡Qué Sorpresa!", the characters are watching an SVU episode, with dialogue written and action shot specifically for 30 Rock. Richard Belzer also appears as the actor playing Munch in "Last Lunch", part one of 30 Rock's series finale, when Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski) lands a guest role on SVU as a corpse.
- Jimmy Kimmel Live!—one episode: October 7, 2009. Richard Belzer was interviewed as himself, then does an impromptu scene as Munch with Kimmel and Joel McHale.
- Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt—one episode: "Kimmy Goes to the Doctor!", the characters are watching a fictional Law & Order spinoff episode on their television.
- A Muppet version of Munch appeared in the Sesame Street sketch "Law & Order: Special Letters Unit" where he was portrayed by David Rudman.
- Munch makes a cameo appearance on the 1993 Paul Shaffer album The World's Most Dangerous Party.
- An artwork version of Munch appears in the 2016 comic book Spider-Man/Deadpool #6.
- An unseen Munch is mentioned, by Detective Chief Inspector John Luther, as an NYPD SVU contact on episode 5 of the UK crime drama Luther. Notably, DCI Luther is played by Idris Elba, who played Stringer Bell in the HBO drama The Wire, where Munch previously cameoed.
I agree with Norm.Norm Peterson - Cheers
The man loved his beer and that bar. And all those entrances...