3x12 Exit Strategy (42)

John Munch is a federal agent conning Tobias
Actor: Richard Belzer — First Appearance: "S.O.B.s" — Last Appearance: "Exit Strategy"

"Professor" John Munch teaches Tobias Fünke a scrapbooking class in a con hoping to get Bluth family secrets out of him.

Detective John Munch, portrayed by Richard Belzer, first appeared in television in 1993's Homicide: Life on the Street and was a regular on Law & Order: SVU. The character has appeared in episodes of over ten TV series including The Beat, The Wire, The X-Files, and Law & Order.

As several series, including Homicide: Life on the Street, and Law & Order, were designed to take place in the same fictional world, it is possible to consider Arrested Development (as well as Munch's other appearances) as also taking place in the shared universe. Due to the connections however, this would also include Oz, despite it specifically being mentioned as a fictional show within Arrested Development's world, seen by George Michael in "Visiting Ours".

Character history

3x09 S.O.B.s (64)

Munch in "S.O.B.s"

Season three

Munch appears at the Bluth family's "S.O.B.s" party. ("S.O.B.s")

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. ("Exit Strategy")


→ See 5 pictures of John Munch at Images of John Munch.

Character appearances

Season One
Season Two
Season Three
"Exit Strategy"
Season Four
Season Five