Actor Richard Belzer has made television history - his character DETECTIVE JOHN MUNCH has now appeared in 10 different shows, following the recent taping of an upcoming episode of The Wire. Munch was created by writer David Simon for Homicide: Life On The Street in 1993, and the wise-cracking cop character has now notched up his 10th TV programme in the fifth season of The Wire, another Simon creation. Belzer's Munch has also featured in Law + Order, Law + Order: Trial By Jury, Law + Order: Special Victims Unit, The Simpsons, Arrested Development, The Beat, The X-Files and Sesame Street.