A social misfit, was kicked out of every school he ever attended, due to his uncontrollable wit. His mother (Frances) died of breast cancer when Richard was 18. His father (Charles) committed suicide when he was 22. A dedication is written to him in Richard Belzer's "UFO's, JFK, and Elvis: Conspiracies You Don't Have To Be Crazy To Believe" (Ballantine Books, 1999).See full bio »
Appeared in a speaking role in Pat Benatar's "Le Bel Age" music video. In the video, both Benatar and Belzer work at a 1960s-era nightclub - Benatar as a lounge singer and Belzer as a stand-up comic. His character was based on Lenny Bruce.
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