Fare-thee-well, Munch. After more than two decades as Detective John Munch, actor Richard Belzer is retiring from his portrayal on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" on October 16. Here's a look back at the character who holds the record for appearing on the most TV shows, starting with "Homicide: Life on the Street" in 1993. See where else Munch has popped up. ...
" border="0" height="360" width="640"/>Here Munch, left, appears on an episode of the original "Law & Order" series in 1999 opposite Detective Lennie Briscoe (played by the late Jerry Orbach).
Belzer, left, as Munch investigates a crime in "Homicide's" hometown of Baltimore in a 1997 episode of "The X-Files" called "Unusual Suspects," which "Breaking Bad's" Vince Gilligan wrote.
Detective Odafin Tutuola (played by Ice T) has been partnered up with Belzer's Munch since 1999 on "Law & Order: SVU."