John Munch Biography

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In Film
  • Unusual Suspects (X-Files)

    Unusual Suspects (X-Files)
    The episode opens in medias res in 1989, when a SWAT team conducts a raid on a Baltimore warehouse. Inside, they find a naked and disoriented Fox Mulder in a box, shouting, "They're here!" Three men attempt to flee the scene and are captured; they are revealed to be the Lone Gunmen. As they sit in a city jail, they begin blaming each other for the predicament they have found themselves in. Detective John Munch interrogates John Fitzgerald Byers, who tries to explain what happened.
  • Homicide: Life on the Street

    Homicide: Life on the Street
    .Munch first appeared as a central character in the TV series Homicide: Life on the Street, as a homicide detective in the Baltimore Police Department's fictionalized homicide unit, which debuted January 31, 1993.
  • Law and Order: Special Victim Unit

    Law and Order: Special Victim Unit
    Munch appeared as a regular character in every season, and in almost every episode, of Homicide. After Homicide: Life on the Street concluded its seventh season in May 1999, the character transferred into the Law & Order universe as a regular character on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (both Homicide and the original Law & Order had crossed-over numerous times before, and Munch had featured centrally in each crossover). It is explained that Munch had retired from the Baltimore Police Departme
  • Homicide: The Movie

    Homicide: The Movie
    Det. John Munch returns to his old unit to solve the murder of his lieutenant with his old partners
  • The Beat

    The Beat
    This short lived series had a gues appereance by Detective Munch from the Special Victims Unit who shows up at the scene of a DOA because he's 'nostalgic for a good homicide'
  • Arrested Development

    Arrested Development
    Munch appears at the Bluth family's "S.O.B.s" party
  • Sesame Street

    Sesame Street
    Detective John Munch is seen on Sesame Street.
  • The Wire

    The Wire
    Detective John Munch appears in this episode. He is seen on a bar saying “I used to run a bar”.
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live!

    Jimmy Kimmel Live!
    Detective Munch makes an appearance on this show in which Richard Belzer is also one of the guests. Belzer of course is famous for playing a fictionalized detective based on Munch.
  • Luther

    Luther
    Luther says to his young officer, "Contact Detective Munch in New York; he works in the Special Victims Unit."
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    Homicide

    The character was primarily based on Jay Landsman, a central figure in David Simon's true crime book Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets, a documentary account of the homicide unit's operation over one year. However, Munch's storyline also touched on the book's depiction of the relationship between real-life detectives Donald Worden and David Brown,
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    Law and Order: Special Victim unit

    LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT--In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories. Detective John Munch is one of the Unit detectives, having previously worked for Baltimore HOMICIDE.
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    Arrested Development

    Munch appears at the Bluth family's "S.O.B.s" party.
    He later led a fake scrapbooking class that Tobias took. The class was a sting CIA operation to elicit family secrets about the Bluth family.vMunch appears at the Bluth family's "S.O.B.s" party. He later led a fake scrapbooking class that Tobias took. The class was a sting CIA operation to elicit family secrets about the Bluth family.