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Last Updated: 23 January 2007

Catch Richard in E!'s True Hollywood Story: 24

"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 wall calendar

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

"In 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? has you covered!

Write to Richard through the RBFC

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Richard mentioned on E!'s THS look at 24 [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 descriptive blurb.

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 appear.

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)

Richard plays Bishop Josiah Leavitt in In God's Country [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)

Richard appears in three Las Vegas episodes [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 casinos.

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:

(Thanks to R&L Burgi for the info)

Richard nominated for 2007 Comedy Ensemble SAG Award [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:

Catch Richard in Hostel Part 2 in June 2007 [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 some teasing details on "Hostel: Part II," including (we assume) an idea of how Richard's character Todd and his buddy Stuart (Roger Bart) fit into the overall story.  Said Roth:

"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 of it..."

To learn more about "Hostel: Part II," visit the film's IMDb page at

The film's official website can be found at

Additional news, photos, and a teaser trailer can be found at

(Thanks to Richard for the info, and to Steven for the confirmation)

Richard appears in 2007 Desperate Housewives calendar [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, where it is selling for $11.89, 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 too."

Click  here for the calendar listing at

(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
  • 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 comment form
  • 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.

Desperate Housewives
The Edelstein Company
100 Universal City Plaza
Building 2128B
Suite G
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

Shanghai Red US premiere at Santa Barbara Film Festival [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 specifics

To learn more about the film, visit the "Shanghai Red" website at:

To learn more about Mar de Oro Films, visit the Mar de Oro site at:

(Thanks to DebbieLD for the website info)

Richard plays J.D. Scanlon on Providence [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. 

Richard played Sydney's (Melina Kanakaredes) new neighbor and love interest, anthropologist Dr. J.D. Scanlon, in the episode "The Apartment".

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 ties.

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)

Richard plays Dr Billy Westin in Torn Apart [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 website:

(Thanks to Mishale for the screengrabs)

The Sentinel comes to Canada's SPACE: The Imagination Station [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 ET.

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 as possible.

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)

Bilson & DeMeo record Sentinel podcasts [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 Danny 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 production.

The commentaries are available at the iTunes website (via the podcasts link below) or through a new Pet Fly blog on

MySpace page:

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)

Catch Richard in Fun With Dick and Jane on Starz in Jan & Feb [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:

(Thanks to for the heads up, to Danny for the screengrabs, and to Starz for the scheduling info)

Catch Richard in In Her Shoes on HBO channels in Jan & Feb [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 Jim Danvers, 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 (Cameron Diaz).

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 for the heads up, to Danny for the screengrabs, and to Encore for the scheduling info)

Catch Richard in Judging Amy on TNT [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) Grey's ex-husband, Michael Cassidy.

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 Filmography 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 --

TVNow listing  --

(Thanks to Becky and Erin for the Judging Amy screengrabs, to TNT for the scheduling info, and to the Epguides website for production details)

Richard's episodes of The District airing on the A&E Channel [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 Guide page.

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 Captain Vincent Hunter, head of the DC Police Department's Internal Affairs Division.

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 *** -- All the items listed below are available at either or its subsidiary,, and all feature Richard Burgi in some capacity. **NOTE** Always verify the current prices at, as they do fluctuate with market forces.

Your account information will work equally well with the Canadian subsidiary.

Amazon in the USA:

Amazon in Canada:
RB appears in 2007 Desperate Housewives calendar

Desperate Housewives 2007 Wall Calendar -- $11.89 (15% discount)
Published: July 1, 2006. Andrews McMeel Publishing. Now available.
ISBN: 0740758535

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."

Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone DVD announced

1) Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone (2006) DVD -- $14.95 (25% discount)
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.

Desperate Housewives Season 2 DVD set announced

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).

Fun With Dick and Jane DVD available for pre-order

1) Fun With Dick and Jane (Widescreen?) (2005) DVD -- $14.46 (50% discount)
Release date: April 11, 2006. Now available.
ASIN: B000E8N8H0

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."

The Sentinel Complete First Season DVD available for pre-order

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
ASIN: B00000636Q

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 modern-day crime-fighter.

Action: Complete Series DVD now available

Action: The Complete Series (2pc) (Full) (1999) DVD Set -- $15.99  (35% discount)
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 career move.

In Her Shoes Widescreen DVD now available

"In Her Shoes" (Widescreen Edition) (2005) DVD -- $19.36  (35% discount)
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 DVD now available

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 complete series DVD now available

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.

Richard appears in all 13 episodes

Point Pleasant - The Complete Series (2005) DVD Set -- $19.97 (50% discount)
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.

Desperate Housewives Season 1 DVD set and companion book available

1) Desperate Housewives - The Complete First Season (2004) DVD Set -- $59.99 (no discount)
Release date: September 20, 2005. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B00079FU16

2) Desperate Housewives: Behind Closed Doors (Paperback; first season companion book) -- $11.67 (34% discount) 
Release date: September 28, 2005. Now available for purchase.
ISBN: 1401308260

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.

Richard appears in 12 episodes of Season 1

24 Season One (2001) DVD Set -- $34.66 (42% discount)
ASIN: B00005JLF2

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.

Richard's character mentioned in book on 24's Season One

24: The House Subcommittee's Findings at CTU by Marc Cerasini and Alice Alfonsi -- $11.02 (35% discount)
ISBN: 0060535504 

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 unsavory past.


Richard appears in Season 3's High and Low

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation- The Complete Third Season  (2001) DVD Set -- $67.99 (19% discount)
ASIN: B0001906X6

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 DVD now available

Cellular (2004) DVD, Widescreen, Region 1 encoding -- $12.99  (13% discount)

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 the message.

Cellular novelization may offer additional insights into Craig Martin

1) Cellular (novelization by Pat Cadigan) -- $7.99 (no discount)
ISBN: 1844161048

2) Cellular (Score) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $16.98 (no discount) 
ASIN: B00049QLC8

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. 

The US-market DVD doesn't include bloopers or deleted scenes

Decoys (2003) DVD [US market version] -- $12.99 (13% discount)
ASIN: B0002J4X3O

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 does not include the deleted scenes and bloopers included in the Canadian-market version (see next entry).

Canadian-market Decoys DVD has deleted scenes and bloopers

Canadian-market version from
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.

Richard appears as Womack in The Message

1) Firefly - The Complete Series (2002) DVD -- $24.96 (50% discount)

2) Firefly (Original Television Soundtrack) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $12.98 (28% discount)

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 character.

Starship Troopers 2 DVD and Soundtrack available at Amazon

1) Starship Troopers 2 - Hero of the Federation (2004) DVD -- $12.99 (13% discount)

New release: 07 July 2005

2) Starship Troopers 2 (Score) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $17.98 (no discount)
ASIN: B00028HOC2

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 .
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