Last Updated: 23 January 2007
Catch Richard in E!'s True Hollywood
"In God's Country" premieres
on CTV on Tuesday, January 23rd; Richard plays Bishop Josiah Leavitt
Richard films 3 episodes of NBC's "Las Vegas"
-- likely to air in late Feb and early Mar
Richard joins "Desperate Housewives" cast in
SAG Awards Ensemble nomination
Richard dives into the horror genre with
a part in Eli Roth's "Hostel: Part II," which premieres June 8th
Richard appears in 2007 Desperate Housewives
Write ABC and Desperate Housewives!
"Desperate Housewives" updates and
Richard's Season 3 episodes.
"Shanghai Red" has U.S. premiere at
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Jan 25th - Feb 4th
Catch Richard's "Providence" episode on Lifetime
Real Women, Tuesday, January 23rd
"Torn Apart" to air on Lifetime Movie Network
on February 27th; Richard plays Billy Westin
Canada's SPACE: The Imagination Station now
airing "The Sentinel"
Sentinel creators Danny Bilson & Paul DeMeo
record podcasts for selected Season One episodes
"Fun With Dick and Jane" airs on multiple
Starz channels in January & February; Richard plays Joe Cleeman
Her Shoes" airs on multiple HBO channels in January & February; Richard
plays Jim Danvers
Catch Richard's "Judging Amy" episodes
on TNT's "Primetime in the Daytime"
"The District" has moved to the
A&E Channel, and Richard's episodes are playing!
Got a Burgi fan on your gift list? Amazon.com
has you covered!
Write to Richard through the RBFC
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||[23 Jan 07] *** Richard
mentioned in "The E! True Hollywood Story: 24," airing Tuesday, January
23rd at 9:00am ET ***
E's popular "True Hollywood Story" show takes a look at FOX's groundbreaking
hit series, "24," delving into the show's history and background. "Saving
the world hour by hour, week after week, Kiefer Sutherland has become an
American hero and made 24 an Emmy-winning powerhouse," says E! Online's
Though focused primarily on star Kiefer Sutherland and his character,
Jack Bauer, the show also looks as the steps taken in the creation, production,
and casting process -- and the roads not taken. Richard Burgi was an initial
contender for the role of Jack Bauer, as was Carlos Bernard.
While Richard was one of co-creator Joel Surnow's choices, producers
and the network weren't convinced. When Kiefer Sutherland was chosen
for the role instead, Richard was offered one of the show's pivotal villain
roles -- mercenary Kevin Carroll, alias Alan York. The chilling reveal
of York's true identity and purpose was both gripping and unexpected, and
helped establish one of 24's cornerstones -- that no-one is as they initially
Richard would appear in eleven of the show's first season episodes,
with Kevin Carroll meeting his demise at the hands of a Serbian hit-man
brought in to finish the job bungled by Ira Gaines and his crew.
Visit the E! Online website to learn more about the THS series:
(Thanks to MJ for the scheduling info, and to Mishale for the screengrabs)
||[23 Jan 07] ***
Richard's 2006 film for CTV and Lifetime TV, "In God's Country,"
premieres on CTV on Tuesday, January 23rd*** -- "In God's Country"
premieres at 9:00pm ET on Canada's CTV.
Richard plays Church Bishop Josiah Leavitt, the polygamist husband
of Rowan's character, Judith Joseph. Judith is one of the charismatic
Leavitt's eight wifes, and mother to four of his children in addition to
her own older daughter from a previous marriage. Several traumatic events
spur Judith to do the unthinkable -- flee her small community with her
children. Leavitt, of course, gives pursuit, luring Judith's oldest daughter
back home with promises he doesn't intend to keep. Judith has no choice
but to return home and make a stand.
"In God's Country" is produced by Shaftesbury Films Inc in association
with Colossal Entertainment, Salient Point Productions, and CTV
as part of CTV's "Heroes, Champions, and Villains" series of original features.
To learn more about "In God's Country," visit the film's CTV listing:
The film's IMDb page can be found at:
(Thanks to Ruth and Deana for the initial heads-up, and to Steven
for the role confirmation)
||[23 Jan 07] *** Richard films three
back-to-back episodes of NBC's "Las Vegas" *** -- Richard hit
the ground running in 2007 with three back-to-back episodes of "Las Vegas,"
starting work on the first the week of January 8th.
NBC's show page gives the description of "Las Vegas" excerpted below:
From Gary Scott Thompson -- the writer of the hit film “The Fast and
the Furious” -- comes “Las Vegas,” now entering its third season. This
fast-paced, sexy drama follows the elite Las Vegas surveillance team charged
with maintaining the security of one of “Sin City’s” largest resorts and
Oscar and Golden Globe Award nominee James Caan (“The Godfather,” “Misery”)
stars as Ed Deline, the head of the surveillance team for the Montecito
Resort & Casino. With his protégé, Danny McCoy (Josh
Duhamel, “All My Children”) a former U.S. Marine and Las Vegas native,
they deal with card-counting cheaters, costly streaks of random luck and
rival casinos stealing their big-money players.
Richard will appear in "Bare Chested In The Park" (415), "Junk In
The Trunk" (416), and "Heroes" (417), with the first likely to air
in late February.
The NBC show page can be found at: http://www.nbc.com/
(Thanks to R&L Burgi for the info)
||[23 Jan 07] *** Richard joins cast
of "Desperate Housewives" in SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Performance
by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series *** -- This is the third Ensemble
nomination for "Desperate Housewives," and the first for Richard.
The SAG Awards show will air in simulcast on TNT and TBS at 8:00pm ET/PT,
Sunday, January 28th, with a two-hour pre-show "red carpet" special airing
on E! at 6:00pm ET/PT
For more information on the SAG Awards, visit the official page at:
TNT's page can be found at: http://www.tnt.tv/
||[23 Jan 07] *** Richard Burgi
dives into the horror genre with a part in Eli Roth's "Hostel: Part II"***
Richard finished his work in Prague, Czech Republic in late October on
the much-anticipated sequel to writer-director
Eli Roth's horror
blockbuster, "Hostel." The movie is now in post-production
with a June 8th 2007 premiere date.
Eli Roth gave MTV.com some teasing details on "Hostel: Part II,"
including (we assume) an idea of how Richard's character Todd and
Stuart (Roger Bart) fit into the overall story.
"The film is also following two guys who go through this experience
to kill somebody. And we know them really well, and they are very, very
likeable and they're very normal. It seems like there's nothing psycho
about them, except they are looking for some excitement in their life because
they are bored. ... That's going to be a parallel story. We see it
from the girl's perspective and we see it from the client's perspective.
We inter-cut both stories until they all meet in this horrible place. So,
we're going to learn everything about the organization, all the minutiae
To learn more about "Hostel: Part II," visit the film's IMDb page at
The film's official website can be found at http://www.hostel2.com/
Additional news, photos, and a teaser trailer can be found at
(Thanks to Richard for the info, and to Steven for the confirmation)
||[23 Jan 07] *** Richard
and the men of Wisteria Lane join the Desperate Housewives in the 2007
wall calendar from Andrews McMeel Publishing *** -- The 2007 Desperate
Housewives wall calendar also features the men of Wisteria Lane, with Richard
appearing on Nicollette Sheridan's April page.
The calendar, which is printed by Andrews McMeel Publishing, appears
to have at least two different front pages; we assume this resulted from
design changes during successive print runs. Presumably the content of
the calendar itself has not changed. A quick scan of the back cover of
the calendar will show whether Richard is included or not.
The calendar is available through the usual retail outlets as well as
through online companies like Amazon.com, where it is selling for
a 15% discount off the MSRP of $13.99.
Amazon's description of the calendar reads as follows:
"Desperate Housewives, the breakout hit from ABC that single-handedly
brought back the classic prime time soap, is now stronger than ever in
its second season. Its mix of satire, comedy, and mystery is so inventive,
audiences are addicted to, even desperate to watch, each episode. Featuring
stunning images of the women of Wisteria Lane accompanied by actual images
from the show, the Desperate Housewives 2007 Calendar will match the success
of this phenomenal series. And fear not! the men of Wisteria Lane are included
Click here for the calendar listing at Amazon.com.
(Thanks to Pam for the heads up)
[23 Jan 07] *** Praise him, praise him
*** -- Though Richard -- and Karl -- will apparently not be as prominent
in the Fall 2006 season of Desperate Housewives as in Season
2, this is still a good time to contact The Powers That Be at ABC
and Desperate Housewives to let them know how much you enjoyed Richard's
work with Karl last season, and how much you look forward to seeing him
continue putting Karl through his paces now that Season 3 is in production.
Richard joined the full-time cast of Desperate Housewives in July
2005 and appeared in 15 of the 2005/06 season's 24 episodes as Karl
Mayer, Susan (Teri Hatcher) Mayer's ex-husband. Described by one TV
Guide correspondent as a "lovable doofus," Karl continued to moon
over Susan while stringing live-in girlfriend Edie (Nicollette Sheridan)
along and working as Bree's (Marcia Cross) lawyer. Richard has earned
repeated kudos from reviewers and columnists for his "impeccable comic
timing" as he's put Karl through his paces. While Karl will be back
to further bedevil Susan in the Fall 2006 season, the number and timing
of his appearances is uncertain..
Quick notes to ABC and the producers of Desperate Housewives are a good
way to remind them that you are watching and enjoying Richard's work on
their network and show. Let them know how much you're enjoying seeing Richard
putting Karl through his paces! Include a bit of demographic information
if you feel so inclined.
The ABC network can be contacted through the ABC website, where
an email "comment" option is provided:
Go to http://www.abc.go.com
Scroll down to the bottom of the page, where you will find a line of text
links; look for the "contact ABC" link.
Click on the "contact ABC" link and fill in the appropriate blanks in the
type in your comments and click the appropriate button at the bottom of
the text window.
The show's producers, The Edestein Company, can be reached
by "snailmail" at the address below. A postcard is a quick and easy option
and is definitely more eye-catching, while a more traditional note allows
you to wax a tad more eloquent.
The Edelstein Company
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA 91608
[23 Jan 07] *** Desperate Housewives
Update *** -- Desperate Housewives is now back in production for second
half of the 2006/07 season (Season 3), which premiered September 24th.
Richard appears in the following Season 3 episodes:
Season Three (2006-2007)
"Children and Art" (12 Nov 06) Prod. #308, episode #3.08
||[23 Jan 07] *** U.S. premiere
of "Shanghai Red" to take place at 22nd Santa Barbara International Film
Festival *** -- "Shanghai Red" will be shown twice at the Metro Theater
during the Santa Barbara International Film Festival: Saturday, January
27th at 9:30am and Wednesday, January 31st at 4:15pm.
Richard worked on "Shanghai Red" in June 2005, traveling to Shanghai,
China to shoot the dramatic film from Mar de Oro Films. Richard
stars with Vivian Wu, who co-produced the film with her husband
Oscar L. Costo, who also wrote and directed the film.
The official "Shanghai Red" website gives the following description
of the film:
"SHANGHAI RED is the dramatic film about a young, contemporary mother,
Meili Zhu (Vivian Wu -- 'The Pillow Book', 'The Joy Luck Club', 'Heaven
and Earth'), in an ever-changing Shanghai.
Meili's guilt over her husband's death leads her into a double life
of murder and deception where she eventually meets Michael Johnson (Richard
Burgi -- 'In Her Shoes', 'Fun With Dick and Jane', '24'), an American expatriate
from Chicago escaping from his own dark past.
Shot in its entirety in Shanghai, China, SHANGHAI RED expores the conflicts
caused within the heart between tradition and modernization."
Information on the "Shanghai Red" and the Santa Barbara International
Film Festival can be found at:
Go here for film
To learn more about the film, visit the "Shanghai Red" website at: http://www.shanghairedmovie.com
To learn more about Mar de Oro Films, visit the Mar de Oro site at:
(Thanks to DebbieLD for the website info)
||[23 Jan 07] *** Richard's "Providence"
airs on the Lifetime Real Women channel*** -- Tuesday, January 23rd at
7:00pm and 10:00pm ET/PT. Watch for Richard in "The Apartment," which
originally aired in February 2000 on NBC as part of the show's second season.
Sydney's (Melina Kanakaredes) new neighbor
and love interest, anthropologist
Dr. J.D. Scanlon, in the episode
When Syd decides to move into her own place, Dr. J.D. Scanlon
(Richard Burgi) is the first neighbor she meets. J.D. is an anthropologist
on sabbatical, writing a book on his recent field work in West Africa,
and he is quite taken with Syd. J.D. flirts with and charms Syd into a
series of dinner-dates which are interrupted by minor family problems.
J.D. eventually tells Syd it would be better if they put their prospective
romance on hold until she's ready to assert her independence from family
A bit put off by J.D.'s sudden turnaround, Syd sees her new apartment
in a somewhat less rosy light; the roof leaks and the neighbors are maddening
-- and similar to her own family in some ways. When the whole lot turn
up for a Thursday night pot-luck dinner, Syd realizes that for all his
smooth spiel about independence from family, J.D. is far from independent
-- he has, in fact, created his own family or "tribe" out of the household
of neighbors. "I'm going home," says Syd, bidding J.D. and company adieu.
Visit the Lifetime Real Women listing for "Providence"
(Thanks to Mishale for the screengrabs)
||[23 Jan 07] *** Richard's 2004
movie "Torn Apart" airs on the Lifetime Movie Network*** -- Tuesday, February
27th at 9:51pm ET/PT. Richard plays Dr. Billy Westin, husband of Dr.
Vicki (Tia Carrere) Westin. Filmed in New Orleans in May 2004, the
film follows Vicki Westin's harrowing race against time with her family's
lives in the balance.
Dale Midkiff plays Jerry Bender, a man unhinged by the death
of his son and his wife's vegetative state, both the result of injuries
sustained in a wreck. Though part of the surgical team treating Bender's
wife, Vicki found her hands tied by bureacratic red tape and bean-counting
and thus unable to act quickly enough to save Bender's wife.
Bender, of course, doesn't distinguish between surgeon and administration
and so includes Vicki in his revenge plot. The other players he quickly
disposes of; for Vicki, a different fate awaits -- Bender abducts Billy
and their daughter and gives Vicki a choice -- she can have one or the
other back, but not both, and she has 12 hours to decide.
Following a string of tantalizing clues, Vicki gets closer and closer
to Bender... but not close enough. With time running out, she choses their
daughter, gambling she'll have enough time to rescue Billy before the 12
hour deadline is up.
Additional information is available at the Lifetime Movie Network
(Thanks to Mishale for the screengrabs)
||[23 Jan 07]*** The Sentinel now airing
in original, uncut form on Canada's SPACE: The Imagination Station
***-- SPACE is now airing The Sentinel weeknights at 1:00am
Richard Burgi plays series lead Jim Ellison, a former
Army Ranger now working as a detective for the Cascade PD in his Washington
State hometown. Ellison finds himself almost overwhelmed when his dormant,
and repressed, hyperactive senses are brought back online after a period
of solitude on a remote stakeout. Anthropology doctoral candidate Blair
Sandburg (Garett Maggart), whose chosen field of research is "Sentinels"
-- people with such enhanced senses -- has the answers Ellison needs to
control and work with his powerful and unpredictable abilities. Ellison's
long-suffering captain, Simon Banks (Bruce A. Young) helps Ellison
and Sandburg make the most of Ellison's sensory advantage by watching their
backs and keeping their extrasensory escapades under the radar as much
January 24 - February 14 schedule, Season 2 & 3 episodes:
Wed, Jan 24th -- 1:00am -- "Private Eyes"
Thu, Jan 25th -- 1:00am -- "Disappearing Act"
Fri, Jan 26th -- 1:00am -- "Pennies From Heaven"
Tue, Jan 30th -- 1:00am -- "Survival"
Wed, Jan 31st -- 1:00am -- "His Brother's Keeper"
Thu, Feb 01st -- 1:00am -- "Sleeping Beauty"
Fri, Feb 02nd -- 1:00am -- "Warriors"
Tue, Feb 06th -- 1:00am -- "3 Point Shot"
Wed, Feb 07th -- 1:00am -- "The Girl Next Door"
Thu, Feb 08th -- 1:00am -- "Poachers"
Fri, Feb 09th -- 1:00am -- "The Inside Man"
Tue, Feb 13th -- 1:00am -- "Vendetta"
Wed, Feb 14th -- 1:00am -- "Fool Me Twice"
For further details, go to the website of Space: The Imagination Station:
(Thanks to Laura, Katherin, and Kay Lynne for the SPACE heads up,
and to Steffi for the screengrabs)
||[23 Jan 07]*** Sentinel creators and producers
Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo record Season One episode commentaries***
One of the disappointments of the Sentinel Season One DVD set has been
the lack of episode commentaries. David Gutierrez is working with
Bilson and Paul DeMeo to record commentaries for various episodes
in the DVD set. Bilson and DeMeo are joined on some of the commentaries
by Sentinel writers, directors, and other people associated with the show's
The commentaries are available at the iTunes website (via the podcasts
link below) or through a new Pet Fly blog on MySpace.com.
MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/petflypodcasts
PC users will need to download the free iTunes application and
subscribe to the Pet Fly podcasts at the iTunes site. The initial
"get you started" information can be found at David Gutierrez' website:
(Thanks to David Gutierrez for the info)
||[23 Jan 07] *** "Fun With Dick
and Jane" airs on Starz, Starz Edge, and Starz Comedy Channels throughout
January and February*** -- Richard plays
Joe Cleeman, the upwardly
mobile next-door neighbor of Jim Carrey's Dick Harper. Joe and his
wife Veronica (Angie Harmon) are the couple Dick and Jane (Tea
Leoni) play "keeping up with the Joneses" with, battling for
pecking order supremacy over cars, landscaping, and swimming pools.
Released in theaters in late 2005 and on DVD in April 2006, "Fun With
Dick and Jane" is now available on the premium cable movie channel Starz
with multiple airings throughout November.
For further details, go to the Starz website at:
Additional information on "Fun With Dick and Jane" can be found at the
IMDb website: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0369441/
(Thanks to TV-now.com for the heads up, to Danny for the screengrabs,
and to Starz for the scheduling info)
||[23 Jan 07] *** "In Her Shoes"
airs throughout January and February on HBO, HBO Signature, HBO Comedy,
HBO Family, and HBO Plus channels*** -- Richard plays
the weak-willed boyfriend of Rose (Toni Collette) Feller. Jim sees
Rose as the kind of woman he could fall in love and settle down with, but
succumbs to temptation in the form of Rose's 'party girl' sister Maggie
Finding Jim and Maggie en flagrante pushes Rose to the end of her rope,
triggering her breakup with Jim and her estrangement from Maggie. Both
sisters begin journeys of their own and find inner strengths they didn't
know they had -- and in the process, find a grandmother (Ella, played
by Shirley MacLaine) and, eventually, each other once more.
For further details, go to the Cinemax website at:
Enter "In Her Shoes" in the Search box for airdates.
Information on "In Her Shoes" can be found at the IMDb website:
(Thanks to TV-now.com for the heads up, to Danny for the screengrabs,
and to Encore for the scheduling info)
||[23 Jan 07] *** Look
for Richard's episodes of Judging Amy on TNT's "Primetime in the Daytime"
Richard appeared in six episodes of the CBS Primetime
drama, joining the show in Season 3 and playing Judge Amy (Amy Brenneman)
TNT's rotation is now in Season 5. Season 6, 1, and 2 will have to air
before Richard's first episode -- Season 3's "The Justice League of America"
-- cycles back around.
Judging Amy airs in two-episode blocks weekdays as part of TNT's
"Primetime in the Daytime," where it appears Monday - Friday at 12:00noon
and 1:00pm ET/PT.
A complete list of Richard's Judging Amy episodes can be found at the
Page, with an expanded listing and episode details on the Judging
Amy Guide page.
Visit the TNT website for further information, and check your local
listings, as well as the TVNow website.
TNT's website -- http://www.tnt.tv/
TVNow listing -- www.tv-now.com/
(Thanks to Becky and Erin for the Judging Amy screengrabs, to TNT
for the scheduling info, and to the Epguides website for production details)
||[23 Jan 07] *** "The
District" airing in repeats on the A&E (Arts & Entertainment) Channel;
Richard appears in Seasons 1, 3, and 4*** -- A&E is
currently airing the show daily at 7:00am ET. Remember to
check your local listings or the A&E site for additional information:
A&E's episode rotation is now in Season 2, which does not feature
any of Richard's episodes. Captain Hunter returns for two episodes
of Season 3 and three episodes of Season 4.
The show is also airing in syndication in Singapore.
A complete listing of Richard's episodes of "The District" can
be found on the Filmography page,
with an expanded listing and episode details on the District
Richard appeared in three of the show's four seasons in a total
of twelve episodes, playing the recurring role of the prickly and suspicious
Vincent Hunter, head of the DC Police Department's Internal Affairs
Unfortunately, the show did not take maximum advantage of the Hunter
character, though they established an intriguing back-story for him in
the first season episode "The DC Strangler." Ella Farmer (played by
the late Lynn Thigpen) told Chief Mannion (Craig T. Nelson)
a bit about Hunter. He was a highly-decorated officer with a relatively
high solve rate while in Homicide, a department he left after discovering
his wife -- also a police officer -- in bed with his partner..
(Thanks to Debbie for the USA info, to Gerri for the Singapore broadcast
info, to Becky and Erin for the District screengrabs, and to the Epguides
website for production details)
[23 Jan 07]*** Check out the Burgi Bonanza
at amazon.com *** -- All the items listed below are available at either
amazon.com or its subsidiary, amazon.ca, and all feature Richard Burgi
in some capacity. **NOTE** Always verify the current prices at Amazon.com,
as they do fluctuate with market forces.
Your amazon.com account information will work equally well with the
Amazon in the USA: http://www.amazon.com/
Amazon in Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/
Desperate Housewives 2007 Wall Calendar -- $11.89 (15% discount)
Published: July 1, 2006. Andrews McMeel Publishing. Now available.
Richard appears on Nicollette Sheridan's April page in a publicity photo
shot during the restaurant scene in season two's "Thank You So Much."
1) Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone (2006) DVD -- $14.95 (25%
Release date: November 28, 2006. Now available for pre-order.
Richard appears as Yellowstone National Park firefighter Richard Danville.
Danville must learn to overcome his distrust of forest-fire expert Clay
Harding (Scott Foley) and work with him to save their Yellowstone community
and families from the ravening inferno consuming the Park.
1) Desperate Housewives - The Complete Second Season (2004) DVD
Set -- $42.65 (29% discount)
Release date: August 29, 2006. Now available for purchase.
Richard appears in 16 of the season's 24 episodes, still carrying a
torch for his ex-wife Susan (Teri Hatcher) while shacking up with neightborhood
sex-pot Edie (Nicollette Sheridan).
1) Fun With Dick and Jane (Widescreen?) (2005) DVD -- $14.46 (50%
Release date: April 11, 2006. Now available.
2) Fun With Dick & Jane [SOUNDTRACK] -- $17.98 (no discount)
Release date: January 24, 2006. Now available.
Richard plays Joe Cleeman, Dick Harper's next-door neighbor and nemesis
in the "keeping up with the Joneses" arena. One of the film's first scenes
finds Joe and Dick engaged in a game of "my car's better than your car."
1) The Sentinel - The Complete First Season (3pc) (Full) (1996)
DVD Set -- $33.96 (15% discount)
Release date: April 18, 2006. Now available for purchase.
2) The Sentinel: Original Soundtrack (1996 Television Series) [SOUNDTRACK]
-- used & new from $14.50
Release date: February 24, 1998
Richard plays Jim Ellison, a former Army Ranger now working in his Washington
State hometown as a detective in the Major Crime unit. Ellison is genetically
blessed -- or cursed -- with enhanced senses; sight, hearing, smell, taste,
and touch are all far more acute than the norm. With the aid of graduate
student Blair Sandburg, Jim learns those like him are called Sentinels,
and in ages past, they served as watchmen and protectors of their communities.
More importantly, he learns how to use his senses to his advantage as a
Action: The Complete Series (2pc) (Full) (1999) DVD Set -- $15.99
Release date: February 21, 2006. Now available.
Richard plays Cole Riccardi in two episodes of the controversial and
short-lived Fox series. "Pilot" introduces us to Peter Dragon and his production
company, and to Cole Riccardi, Dragon's action movie leading man of choice.
"Blowhard" finds Dragon backing himself into a corner when he scrambles
to convince closeted Cole that coming out as a gay man isn't a prudent
"In Her Shoes" (Widescreen Edition) (2005) DVD -- $19.36 (35%
Release date: January 31, 2006. Now available.
Richard plays Jim Danvers, a senior partner at the law firm where Rose
Feller (Toni Collette) works. Jim, something of a cad, strives to mend
his ways while involved with Rose, and all is well until Rose's floozyish
sister Maggie (Cameron Diaz) takes up temporary residence on her sister's
couch. Rose catches Jim and Maggie en flagrante in her bed, which launches
the film's major character odysseys for the Feller sisters.
Seinfeld Season Five (1990) DVD Set -- $36.99 (25% discount)
Release date: November 22, 2005. Now available for purchase.
Richard appears on Disc 4 in "The Hamptons," playing Dr. Ben, the handsome
pediatrician Elaine takes a shining to. Elaine is quite pleased to be described
as "breathtaking" by Ben, until she realizes he uses the same word to describe
their hosts' spectacularly ugly baby. Meanwhile, George suffers cold water
induced "shrinkage" and is seen naked by Jerry's girlfriend.
The Flash - The Complete Series (1990) DVD Set -- $44.66 (25% discount)
Release date: January 10, 2006. Now available for purchase.
Richard appears in "Deadly Nightshade," playing handsome, wealthy, and
mentally unbalanced Curtis Bohannan. Tormented by the deeds of his deceased
father, Bohannan takes up the persona of a hero of yesteryear, a vigilante
known as the Deadly Nightshade. Unfortunately, Bohannan is considerably
more reckless and violent than the original, and soon crosses swords with
The Scarlet Speedster himself.
Point Pleasant - The Complete Series (2005) DVD Set -- $19.97 (50%
Release date: October 25, 2005. Now available for purchase.
Richard appears in all 13 episodes of the short-lived FOX dramatic supernatural
series, playing Dr. Ben Kramer, patriarch of the Kramer family. Ben and
his family -- wife Meg (Susan Walters) and daughter Judy (Aubrey Dollar)
-- take the mysterious Christina (Elisabeth Harnois)into their home as
she strives to find out who she is and where she comes from.
1) Desperate Housewives - The Complete First Season (2004) DVD Set
-- $59.99 (no discount)
Release date: September 20, 2005. Now available for purchase.
2) Desperate Housewives: Behind Closed Doors (Paperback; first season
companion book) -- $11.67 (34% discount)
Release date: September 28, 2005. Now available for purchase.
Richard appears in 3 episodes of the first season of ABC's blockbuster
satirical drama series. The third episode introduces him as Karl Mayer,
flaky midlife-crisis-ing ex-husband of Susan (Teri Hatcher) Mayer. Karl
remains a part of Susan's life as the father of their teenage daughter,
and pops up to bedevil Susan at the most inopportune times.
Both the series and Teri Hatcher earned Golden Globes for this season.
24 Season One (2001) DVD Set -- $34.66 (42% discount)
Richard appears in 11 episodes of the first season of FOX's ground-
and record-breaking drama series. The first episode introduces him as Alan
York, concerned father of a missing daughter. As the series unfolds, we
discover Alan is not who he appears -- he is, in fact, Kevin Carroll, a
cold-blooded assassin and mercenary.
The series and series lead Kiefer Sutherland would go on to earn Golden
Globes for this season.
24: The House Subcommittee's Findings at CTU by Marc Cerasini and
Alice Alfonsi -- $11.02 (35% discount)
This book is set within the world of 24, providing background information
on the characters involved in the unfolding story. Richard's character,
the murderous mercenary Kevin Carroll, is shown to be an ex-Fed with an
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation- The Complete Third Season
(2001) DVD Set -- $67.99 (19% discount)
Richard appears in the episode "High and Low" as paragliding instructor
Rick Weston. (Trivia note: "Starship Troopers 2" costar Colleen Porch also
appears in "High and Low").
Cellular (2004) DVD, Widescreen, Region 1 encoding -- $12.99
Richard plays Craig Martin, husband of Kim Basinger's Jessica Martin.
Craig, a realtor, finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time
and observes -- and videotapes -- crooked cops executing hoodlums. Craig
secures the camera in his safety deposit box, and calls to warn Jessica.
Unfortunately, the crooked cops get to the Martin home before Jessica gets
1) Cellular (novelization by Pat Cadigan) -- $7.99 (no discount)
2) Cellular (Score) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $16.98 (no discount)
The novelization will be an interesting read, especially if it delves
a little deeper into the character of Craig Martin (Richard's role in "Cellular")
"Cellular" is also available on DVD.
Decoys (2003) DVD [US market version] -- $12.99 (13% discount)
Richard plays Detective Francis Kirk in this tongue-in-cheek take on
the "aliens need humans to reproduce" sci-fi theme. Director Matt Hastings
has described "Decoys" as a meeting of "American Pie" and "Species."
There are two versions of the DVD currently available. The US-market
version available through amazon.com does not include the deleted
scenes and bloopers included in the Canadian-market version (see next entry).
Canadian-market version from amazon.ca
Decoys (2003) DVD -- CDN $13.46 (10% discount)
New release: 07 June 2005
The Canadian-market DVD includes an assortment of deleted scenes, the
bloopers, a "making of" special, and a photo gallery. The deleted scenes
help explain some aspects of the film which are confusing or vague in the
theatrical release, and Richard's scenes and bloopers are hilarious.
1) Firefly - The Complete Series (2002) DVD -- $24.96 (50% discount)
2) Firefly (Original Television Soundtrack) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $12.98
Richard appears in the episode "The Message" as Lt. Womack, an unscrupulous
Alliance Enforcement officer. Womack is after an old war buddy of Malcolm
and Zoe's and is quite determined to get what he's after.
Had the series continued, Womack would probably have become a recurring
1) Starship Troopers 2 - Hero of the Federation (2004) DVD -- $12.99
New release: 07 July 2005
2) Starship Troopers 2 (Score) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $17.98 (no discount)
Richard plays Captain V.J. Dax in "Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the
Federation." The DVD includes the widescreen movie, a "making of" featurette
which includes interviews with the cast and behind the scenes footage,
a photo gallery, and look at the animation process.
The soundtrack CD presents the entire "Troopers 2" suite, which includes
the haunting Dax's Theme.
[23 Jan 07] *** Write to Richard care of
the RBFC! *** -- Richard has asked us to encourage anyone interested in
sending cards or letters to him to use the RBFC mailing address, which
is listed below. This allows Richard to better handle
his incoming mail, which he certainly enjoys receiving, provided it comes
through appropriate channels.
Mr. Richard Burgi
10153 1/2 Riverside Drive, #494
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
We cannot emphasize strongly enough that mail should not be
sent to Richard's home address! Receiving fan mail through his
home address is a disquieting experience and cause for concern, especially
from the standpoint of privacy and safety. If you have come across
what you believe may be his home address, please, do NOT use it! We
-- and Richard -- would greatly appreciate it if you would let us
know where you came across the address by using this e-mail
link to the RBFC.
While postcards, letters, and cards will be promptly forwarded
to Richard, we cannot forward packages; he has asked that no gifts
be sent to him. Though Richard appreciates the goodwill and generosity
those gifts represent, he finds them a little overwhelming. Richard
would be honored if, instead, wellwishers made a donation in his name to
a local children's shelter or literacy program, or to the Pacific
Marine Mammal Center .