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Two-week listing of Richard's TV appearances

Last Updated: 07 February 2011



Richard plays escaped convict Andre Brennan in "Breakout Kings," new A&E series premiering in March 2011

Richard plays Desmond in Lifetime TV's "Committed," expected to air April 12th

Catch Richard as Jim Danvers when FX airs "In Her Shoes" in February

Catch Richard as Joe Cleeman when TBS airs "Fun With Dick and Jane" in February and March

Richard plays Craig Martin in "Cellular," airing on TBS in February and March

Richard's "Matlock" episode now available on DVD in Matlock Season Six DVD box set

Richard takes part in November literary performance benefit in Laguna Beach

Richard returns to Bulgaria to shoot "Super Eruption" for SyFy -- film likely to premiere in 2011

Autographed photos of Richard available for purchase from the RBFC

Looking for Richard in a Lifetime TV movie? Check out the Lifetime and History Channel online shop!

Got a Burgi fan on your gift list? Amazon.com has you covered!

Write to Richard through the RBFC

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Richard appears in episode 'Jailhouse Rock' airing in late March [07 Feb 11]*** Richard films episode of new A&E crime drama "Breakout Kings"*** --  Richard joined the cast of A&E's new series "Breakout Kings" at their Toronto, ON studio for a mid-October ten-day shoot on the show's fourth episode, "Jailhouse Rock." The series premieres on Sunday, March 6th, with Richard's episode likely to air in late March.

A casting breakdown gave the following description of Richard's character:

[ANDRE BRENNAN] A handsome, smooth con man, 45 to 50 (think George Clooney), Andre is a prison escapee and notorious high-end thief associated with numerous multi-million dollar heists. He is the only thief doing time for a jewelry store heist suspected to be carried out by a ring of thieves known as The Bad Elvises. Andre is a womanizer and lived the high life on Park Avenue before being sent to prison. He escapes from prison to join his fellow Elvises for a final jewel robbery. GUEST STAR.  BREAKOUT KINGS, Ep. 104, "Jailhouse Rock"

A June 2010 A&E press release had this to say of the new series:

A&E Network has picked up the new original drama series, “Breakout Kings” from Fox 21 and Chernin Entertainment.  The network has ordered 13 one-hour episodes which will go into production this fall in Toronto for a 2011 premiere on A&E. From Matt Olmstead and Nick Santora, creators of the hit series “Prison Break,” comes “Breakout Kings,” a new action-packed ensemble drama following an unconventional partnership between the U.S. Marshals’ office and a group of convicts as they work to catch fugitives on the run.

Driven by the fact that there are few things more dangerous than a prisoner who has just escaped, and tired of following protocol and resorting to outdated methods of law enforcement, veteran U.S. Marshals Charlie Duchamp (Laz Alonso) and Ray Zancanelli (Domenick Lombardozzi) are taking an unorthodox approach to their work: using former fugitives to catch fugitives. Charlie and Ray form a special task force composed of the three most elusive convicts Ray ever captured: a former child prodigy and behaviorist/psychiatric expert who dabbles in psychoanalysis (Jimmi Simpson); an ex-gang-banger who knows how to work the system – both in prison and on the street (Malcolm Goodwin); and a sexy expert in breaking and entering (the role, played in the pilot by Nicole Steinwadell, is being recast). Charlie and Ray also employ the services of a civilian who acts as the “funnel” for the group – all information, tips and data go through her (Brooke Nevin).  With each fugitive they apprehend, the closer they get to earning their own freedom. 

"Breakout Kings" at A&E: http://www.aetv.com/breakout-kings/index.jsp

(Thanks to Richard for the heads up)


Richard plays Desmond in COMMITTED, airing 12 April 2011 [07 Feb 11] *** Catch Richard Burgi April 12th in "Committed"on Lifetime TV*** -- Richard wrapped out 2010 with a late-December shoot on "Committed," a thriller for Lifetime Television.  The film was shot in and around Cruickston Park, Cambridge, Ontario.

While plot details are sketchy, the film is described as a "thriller," with Richard playing Desmond, the male lead. (Given the name of the film, it seems a likely assumption that someone winds up squirrelled away at a local looney bin where Deeds Most Unsavory are perpetrated).

Richard's castmates include Andrea Roth (Rescue Me) as Celeste Dupont, Peter MacNeill as Dr. Quilley, Liisa Repo-Martell as Donneymeade, David Patrick Green as "Jones," Sebastian Pigott as Bobby Gow, and Linda Thorson as Isadora. 

The IMDb website lists an April 12th 2011 premiere date for the film, though not a specific time Lifetime channel.

Production information on "Committed" can be found at IMDb.com:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1787120/

(Thanks to Richard for the heads up and to IMDb for the scheduling information)



 
Catch Richard in In Her Shoes on FX in February [07 Feb 11] *** "In Her Shoes" airs February 14th and 15th on the FX Channel *** -- 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).

Catch the film on FX on Monday, February 14th at 10:30am ET and on Tuesday. Feb 15th at 8:00am ET.

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.

Scheduling and film information can be found at the FX Channel website: http://www.fxchannel.com

Information on "In Her Shoes" can be found at the IMDb website:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0388125/

(Thanks to TV-now.com for the heads up and shceduling info,and  to Danny for the screengrabs)


Catch Richard on TBS in Fun With Dick and Jane [07 Feb 11]*** Catch "Fun With Dick and Jane" in February and March on TBS *** -- "Fun With Dick and Jane" airs on TBS on February 17th and March 12th.

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.

"Fun With Dick and Jane" was released in theaters in late 2005 and on DVD in April 2006 and is now airing on various Cable channels.

For further details on the TBS airings, go to the TBS website at:
http://www.tbs.com/

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 TBS for the scheduling info)


Catch Richard in Cellular on TBS in Feb and Mar [07 Feb 11] *** "Cellular" airs February 28th and March 1st on TBS  *** -- Richard plays Craig Martin, the "wrong place at the wrong time" realtor husband of movie heroine Jessica (Kim Basinger) Martin.  Unbeknownst to Jessica, Craig has videotaped crooked cops executing drug dealers -- and the crooked cops are desperate to tidy up loose ends. To get Craig and the camera, they abduct Jessica and the Martin's young son. Jessica has one ace up her sleeve -- she's managed to patch a busted phone together enough to tap out random phone numbers, and the guy on the other end, Ryan (Chris Evans), is willing to help. Problem is, he's on a cellphone, doesn't know where Jessica is... and his battery's running low.

TBS gives the following description for the film: "A random wrong number on his cell phone sends a young man (Chris Evans) into a high-stakes race against time to save a woman's life (Kim Basinger). With no knowledge of Jessica Martin other than her hushed, panicked voice on the other end of the tenuous cell phone connection, Ryan is quickly thrown into a world of deception and murder on his frantic search to find and save her."

"Cellular" airdates on TBS:
Monday, February 28th at 3:00am ET
Tuesday, March 1st at 3:00am ET

For further details on the TBS airings, go to the TBS website at:
http://www.tbs.com/

(Thanks to TV-now.com for the heads up, to Danny for the screengrabs, and to TBS for the scheduling info)


Matlock Season 6 DVD set now available; Richard in episode 6.06 [07 Feb 11] *** Richard's episode of "Matlock" now available in DVD boxed set*** -- "Matlock: Sixth Season" was released on DVD on January 26th, 2011. Richard appears in "The Dame," episode 6.06. 

Richard plays Roger Stratford, the rather gullible boyfriend of Claire (Sheree J. Wilson) Mayfield. Claire wants to be rid of her old and stodgy husband and woos Roger into her bed and her murderous scheme, all the while fully intending to let Roger take the fall for the crime.

Richard's part of the episode are filmed in black and white to convey the 1950's feel of the story, which takes place when Ben Matlock is a young man.

The show's IMDb listing can be found here:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090481/

Purchasing information can be found at the amazon.com website.

(Thanks to tvguide.com for the heads up and scheduling info, and  to Danny for the screengrabs)


Richard attends the Nov 14th  WordTheatre LA performance in Laguna Beach [07 Feb 11] *** Richard performs "impeccably" at November  WordTheatreLA event in Laguna Beach *** -- Richard was part of a group of "accomplished actors" who took part in the November 14th literary performance, which was held at the Forum Theater in Laguna Beach. Each actor read a story which fit the event's "Stories of Home" theme.

Stories of Home was produced by WordTheatre, a literary non-profit organization dedicated to "keeping the love of language and literature alive through the ancient tradition of oral storytelling." The event benefitted Laguna Beach's non-profit Friendship Shelter, which "helps homeless adults achieve self-sufficiency and become more productive members of our community."

Richard, the first actor to commit to the event, was joined by Justin Chambers, Gary Dourdan, Christopher McDonald, Tess Harper, John Heard, and Kate Levering.  Richard read Jonathan Safran Foer's "Here We Aren't, So Quickly." 

Jennifer Erickson of the Laguna Beach Independent had this to say of Richard's participation:

"Though he admitted being more comfortable with memorized lines, Burgi read impeccably in his first production with WordTheatre, tenderly conveying the alternating compassion and angst of a couple's life in Jonathan Safran Foer's 'Here We Aren't, So Quickly.'"

Barring a small production fee paid to WordTheatre, the event proceeds all benefitted Friendship Shelter. There were two ticket options -- $65 for the show itself, or $125 for the show and a brunch at Nirvana Grille which was attended by the actors.

Learn more about WordTheatre at their website:
http://www.wordtheatre.com/

Learn more about Friendship Shelter at their website:
http://www.friendshipshelter.org/index.php

(Thanks to The Laguna Beach Independent for initial event and scheduling information)


Richard joins Juliet Aubrey in Super Eruption for SyFy [07 Feb 11]*** Richard's new SyFy film SUPER ERUPTION on schedule for 2011 premiere ***-- Richard returned to his "Darklight" stomping-grounds in Sofia, Bulgaria in May to film "Super Eruption" for SyFy.  He was joined by Juliet Aubrey (Helen Cutter of BBC's "Primeval") in the mega-disaster epic, with Matt Codd ("Epoch," Shark Hunter," "Dragon Dynasty") at the helm as director.

Set in Yellowstone National Park, "Super Eruption" revolves around an eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano and inevitable horrific high-stakes aftermath. Richard plays Yellowstone park ranger and firefighter Charlie Young, who teams with Aubrey's vulcanologist Kate to try to save lives -- in some ways, not unlike his role in "Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone," in which he played a Yellowstone firefighter battling a voracious inferno. 

Aubrey's Kate appears to be a love interest for Charlie in addition to her role as vulcanologist. Joining them in the core cast are MyAnna Buring as Charlie's daughter Claire and Alex Wyndham (ROME) as Josh, a fellow park ranger.

The film is intended for SyFy's Saturday night movie lineup and, given post-production requirements of effects-heavy films, will most likely premiere in 2011.

For more production information, visit the SUPER ERUPTION page at the IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1697075/

(Thanks to Richard for the info)


Autographed RB photo available for purchase [07 Feb 11] *** Autographed official RBFC photo of Richard Burgi available for purchase ***  -- Anyone wishing to buy the official autographed RBFC 8x10 photo of Richard produced for the Return to Cascade convention (see left) should contact Kat Cole, RBFC President, at WBKat852@aol.com. The photo can be paid for by check, or by credit card through PayPal, with the price as follows:

$20 ($23 PayPal) -- includes S&H

If paying by check, please make the check payable (in US funds) to Kathleen Cole, not to the RBFC, and mail the check to the address below:

The RBFC
c/o Kathleen Cole
11155 Aqua Vista St., #101
Studio City, CA 91602-3700
U.S.A.

PayPal logoPayPal transactions are processed through their website at http://www.paypal.com, using wbkat852@aol.com as the RBFC payment address / account.  The process is fairly simple -- new PayPal customers must first register with PayPal, which takes about five minutes.  (Instructions are provided on the PayPal website).
 


[07 Feb 11]*** Can't find a Burgi film at amazon.com? Try MyLifetime! *** -- Richard has appeared in two films made for the various Lifetime channels -- "Torn Apart" and "In God's Country" -- and until recently, neither were available for purchase in the domestic Region 1 DVD market. We're pleased to be able to pass on ordering information for these two films, which are now available through the MyLifetime.com website! **NOTE** Always verify the current prices and availability at mylifetime.com, as they do fluctuate with market forces.

Main movie store page at MyLifetime.com: http://shop.history.com/?v=lifetime_movie&nvbar=Movies:View+All+Movies
 
Torn Apart now available at Lifetime Store online

Torn Apart (2004) DVD -- $19.95 
Now available for purchase at the Lifetime / History Channel / AETN online store at http://shop.history.com/
SKU ID #261848

Richard plays Dr. Billy Westin, kidnapped husband of Dr. Vicki Westin (Tia Carrere). When Jerry Bender (Dale Midkiff), the distraught and mentally unbalanced husband of a former patient, kidnaps Vicki's husband and daughter, she must race against time to find them before she is forced to chose which one will live, and which one will die.
 

In God's Country now available at Lifetime Store online

1) In God's Country (2007) DVD -- $19.95 
Now available for purchase at the Lifetime / History Channel / AETN online store at http://shop.history.com/
SKU ID #261775

Richard plays Bishop Josiah Leavitt, local head of a fundamentalist, polygamous religious sect. Several traumatic events spur wife Judith (Kelly Rowan) 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.


[07 Feb 11]*** 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 and availability at Amazon.com, as they do fluctuate with market forces.

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

Amazon in the USA: http://www.amazon.com/

Amazon in Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/
 
Matlock Season 6 available on DVD as of January 2011

Matlock: Sixth Season -- $38.99 (22% discount)
Release date: January 25th, 2011. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B004DCM5RC 

Richard appears in episode 6.06, "The Dame," playing Roger Stratford, a nightclub piano-man who falls under the spell of the beautiful -- and deadly -- Claire Mayfield (Sheree J. Wilson). Claire sets Roger up to help kill and dispose of her elderly husband and makes sure he takes the fall for the crime.
 

Wheelmen DVD available Aug 17th

Wheelmen (2002) DVD -- $26.99 (10% discount)
Release date: August 17, 2010. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B003M05KW8 

Richard plays Nick Torino, a former ambulance driver now running a limousine service. His past and present collide when a little boy named Arthur comes looking for him, much to his -- and social worker Gwen's (Erin Daniels) consternation. Turns out the little boy is the baby Nick delivered after a frantic rule-breaking ambulance drive across the city. As Gwen and Nick work together to sort out Arthur's unfortunate situation, Venture Limousine is hired to drive the U.S. Vice President around during a visit to Los Angeles. A kidnapping plot is revealed by Rainn Wilson's flaky Barney which catapults Nick, Arthur, Barney, and the motley Venture Limo crew into a series of hijinks and narrow escapes. 
 

Nip/Tuck Season 5 Part 2 DVD set available Oct 6th

Nip/Tuck - Season 5, Part 2 -- $24.99 (37% discount)
Release date: October 6, 2009. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B001PQZYQI 

Richard appears in episode 5.21, "Allegra Caldarello," playing Dr. Logan Taper, a plastic surgeon hired to replace the ailing Dr. Christian Troy (Julian McMahon). An unfortunate predilection for office furniture, courtesy of a rare paraphilia, all too quickly leads to Taper's dismissal -- but not before he has his way with both Troy's sofa and the practice's shiny, and expensive, new operating table.
 

Touched By An ANgel Inspiration Collection - Faith available on DVD

Touched by an Angel: Inspiration Collection - Faith  -- $14.98
Release date: January 26, 2010. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B002UPQ232

Richard appears in "Fighting the Good Fight, " where he plays Uncle Frank, a rough-around-the-edges underachiever woefully unprepared to raise his two nephews. Fortunately for Frank and the boys, the Angels -- with a timely assist from Muhammad Ali -- step in and guide them onto more productive, affirming, and loving paths.
 

Harper's Island complete series DVD set available Sept 8th

Harper's Island: The DVD Edition -- $29.99 (30% discount)
Release date: September 8, 2009. Now available for pre-order.
ASIN: B001G0MFE2 

Richard appears in the first five episodes of the series -- six, if you count a brief glimpse of his mortal remains -- playing wealthy real estate mogul (and Father of the Bride) Thomas Wellington. His daughter Trish's (Katie Cassidy) destination wedding brings the ill-fated family and wedding guests back to Harper's Island, where they summered during her childhood.
 

Depserate Housewives Season 5 DVD set available Sept 1st

Desperate Housewives: The Complete Fifth Season -- $38.99 (35% discount)
Release date: September 1, 2009. Now available for pre-order.
ASIN: B001VPJYZK 

Richard appears in five of the season's episodes (six, if you count the 2-hour finale). The bulk of those episodes run back-to-back at the end of the season, with Karl brought back into the mix as Bree's take-no-prisoners divorce lawyer. Their fire and ice relationship develops into mutual attraction and, by the finale, Bree has fired Karl as her lawyer and the pair have kissed, laying the ground for a Season 6 romance.
 

Knight Rider Season 1 DVD set available July 28th

Knight Rider - Season One -- $41.99 (30% discount)
Release date: July 28, 2009. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B0024FAD7Y 

Richard appears in Episode 1.12, titled "Knight to King's Pawn," in which he plays Jack Hurst. Hurst is a "bad-ass" NSA commander with intimate knowledge of the SSC and the KITT program. Hurst storms in and closes down the SSC, making off with KITT and his CPU to further his own ends -- the reactivation of the earlier, and deadlier, KARR.
 

Friday the 13th Extended Killer Cut DVD available June 16th

Friday the 13th (Extended Killer Cut) DVD -- $17.49 (40% discount)
Release date: June 16, 2009. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B001NPD9LS 

Richard plays Crystal Lake's long arm of the Law, Officer Bracke. While not unsympathetic, Bracke refuses to reopen his investigation of the supposed disappearance of Clay's (Jared Padalecki) sister. Bracke later runs afoul of Jason (Derek Mears) Voorhees and is quickly dispatched in a typically gruesome manner. Look for extra Burgi footage in the DVD's deleted scenes.
 

Reaper Season 1 DVD set available November 4

Reaper: Season One DVD set -- $29.99 (25% discount)
Release date: November 4, 2008. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B001EN513Q 

Richard appears in Episode 1.17, titled "The Leak," in which he plays Mike Volta. Volta was an unrepentant womanizer and adulterer in life, and as a condemned soul, he puts his Casanova moves on Gladys, the DMV demon, conning her into letting him slip repeatedly out the 'back door' of hell. 
 

Sci Fi Channel's Darklight available on DVD December 16

Darklight (2004) DVD -- $12.99 (13% discount)
Release date: December 16, 2008 (DVD). Now available for pre-order.
ASIN: B001FRNB8K 

Richard plays William Shaw, operative of The Faith whose duty it is to 'reactivate' Lilith -- a powerful demon captured and brainwashed and living out her life as a young woman named Elle -- and train her to battle a plague-spawning entity known as the Demonicos.
 

Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage DVD available November 11

Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage (2008) DVD -- $13.99 (30% discount)
Release date: November 11, 2008 (Direct to DVD). Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B001F0TT6A 

Richard plays Bill Kinkade, Thomas (Jared Padalecki) and Pat (Aaron Ashmore) Kinkade's wayward, womanizing, ex-military father.
 

Desperate Housewives Season 4 DVD set available

1) Desperate Housewives - The Complete Fourth Season (2007) DVD Set -- $38.99 (21% discount)
Release date: September 2, 2008. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B0018CWEYO

Richard appears in "Opening Doors," turning up at ex-wife Susan's (Teri Hatcher) Lamaze class with a new -- and very pregnant -- wife of his own, Marisa. 
 

Las Vegas Season 4 DVD set available September 11

Las Vegas: Season Four -- $41.99 (30% discount)
Release date: September 11, 2007. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B000T28PU6 

Richard appears in three consecutive episodes at the end of the season, playing charismatic yet creepy hedge-fund billionaire Vince Peterson. 
Richard's episodes are:
- "Bare Chested In The Park"
- "Junk In the Trunk"
- "Heroes"
 

Desperate Housewives Season 3 DVD set available

1) Desperate Housewives - The Complete Third Season (2006) DVD Set -- $39.99
Release date: September 4, 2007. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B000P6YNTI

Richard appears in "Children and Art," joining Susan (Teri Hatcher) in a parental game of "good cop, bad cop" with daughter Julie and bad-boy boyfriend Austin... until Austin fills him in on Susan's new beau, Ian (Dougray Scott).
 

Hostel 2 DVD available October 23

Hostel: Part II (Unrated Widescreen Edition) (2007) DVD -- $19.99 (31% discount)
Release date: October 23, 2007. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B000UJ48P4 

Richard plays Todd, a jaded, thrill-seeking bachelor who thinks killing someone for sport may just be the ultimate rite of passage.
 

Richard's Lt. Womack featured in coverage of The Message

Firefly: The Official Companion: Volume Two -- $16.47 (34% discount)
Published: May 8, 2007. Titan Books. Now available.
ISBN-10: 1845763726 

Richard appears in coverage of "The Message," where he plays unscrupulous Alliance officer Lt. Womack. (Had the show remained in production, Womack would have become a recurring character).
 

Richard features in coverage of Season One

24: Behind The Scenes -- $18.87 (37% discount)
Published: October 24, 2006. Insight Editions; Pap/DVD edition. Now available.
ISBN-10: 1933784075

Richard features in coverage of the show's groundbreaking first season, in a double-page-spread which looks at the startling demise of Kevin Carroll and his van-load of henchmen.
 

Richard's episodes are covered in Season One material

24: The Official Companion Seasons 1 & 2 -- $11.53 (32% discount)
Published: September 1, 2006. Titan Books. Now available.
ISBN-10: 1845763130

Richard appears in coverage of the show's groundbreaking first season. His character -- mercenary Kevin Carroll, who for a time masquerades as concerned father Alan York -- appears in eleven of the season's episodes. 
 

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 purchase.
ASIN: B000IB0DDA

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.
ASIN: B000FIMG4U

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.
ASIN: B000CQQHEU

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.
ASIN: B000E1NXCM

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.
ASIN: B000CQQ18K

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.
ASIN: B000CCW2P2

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.
ASIN: B000BBOUEU

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.
ASIN: B000BPL2EM

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.
ASIN: B000A9QKT6

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)
ASIN: B0006D3HGA

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 amazon.com 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 amazon.ca
Decoys (2003) DVD -- CDN $13.46 (10% discount)
ASIN: B00029QQRK

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)
ASIN: B0000AQS0F

2) Firefly (Original Television Soundtrack) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $12.98 (28% discount)
ASIN: B000BL14PQ

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)
ASIN: B0001XAOQ6

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.



[07 Feb 11] *** 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
RBFC
c/o Kathleen Cole
11155 Aqua Vista St., #101
Studio City, CA 91602-3700
USA

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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