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Last Updated: 18 February 2010

Richard attends January 8th 11th Annual Canon USA Customer Appreciation Reception to benefit the NCMEC

Richard guests as Richard Morgan on NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" - episode airs March 2010

Richard guests as  Governor Charles Brooks on FOX's "Lie To Me" - episode airs in late Spring

Oxygen airs "Cellular"  Feb 19th -- Richard plays Craig Martin

Richard's "Las Vegas" episodes air Feb 24th-25th on TNT -- Richard plays creepy Vince Peterson

SyFy Channel to air "Sentinel" marathon March 1st

Lifetime Movie Network to air "Torn Apart" Mar 24th -- Richard plays Dr. Billy Westin

"In God's Country" to air on Lifetime Movie Network Mar 28th -- Richard plays Bishop Josiah Leavitt

"Desperate Housewives" bids Karl Mayer -- and Richard -- Adieu in January's "If..."

Richard's "Touched by an Angel" episode included in "Inspiration Collection - Faith" compilation DVD -- now available

"Wheelmen" gets Domestic distributor and DVD release date -- June 8th 2010

Autographed photos of Richard available for purchase from the RBFC

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

Write to Richard through the RBFC

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Richard attends NCMEC 2010 charity event in Las Vegas [18 Feb 10]*** Richard attends the Eleventh Annual Canon Customer Appreciation Reception and NCMEC Celebrity Golf Tournament *** -- Richard joined a host of Hollywood celebrities on hand in Las Vegas for the Eleventh Annual Canon Customer Appreciation Reception and NCMEC (National Center for Missing & Exploited Children) Celebrity Golf Tournament, held January 8th and 9th. 

The Bellagio Las Vegas hosted the Canon Customer Appreciation Reception on Friday the 8th in the Tower Ballroom. The Reception consisted of a dinner catered by Buffets by Bellagio and a silent auction featuring signed memorabilia donated by various celebrities. A live auction was also held, with dinners, vacation getaways, jewelry and sporting events up for bid. All told, the event generated in excess of  $367,000 in proceeds.

The Celebrity Golf Tournament was held Saturday the 9th at The Tournament Players Club (TPC) - Las Vegas.

John Walsh, co-founder of the NCMEC, was the featured guest speaker, with John Daly serving as Master of Ceremonies. Celebrity guests included Alice Cooper, Cheech Marin, Rick Faugno, Chris and Eva Rich, John Hollins, Gary Mule Deer, Molly Culver, Richard Burgi, Natalie Gulbis, Rudy Gatlin, Grandma Lee, Kevin Dobson, Joe Regalbuto, Paula Trickey, Gordon Clapp, Domenick Allen and Leigh Zimmerman, Taylor Barton, Willie Gault, Rollie Fingers, Angelica Bridges, Steven Root, Michael Storm, Rick Harrison and Kevin Sorbo.

Learn more about the NCMEC at:

Canon's press release on the event can be read at the Canon website:

(Thanks to Richard for the confirmation)

Richard plays Richard Morgan on Law & Order SVU in March [18 Feb 10]*** Richard guests with Lena Olin on March episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit ***-- Richard guests with Lena Olin (Alias, "The Reader") and Russell G. Jones in "Confidential," the 13th episode of the current season. "Confidential" is scheduled to air at 10:00pm ET on Wednesday, March 10th 2010.

Richard plays Richard Morgan, a man described in casting sides as a "Master of the Universe" -- someone who is a "slick, charming, cunning, manipulative and regal billionaire investment banker, skyscraper-owner, Ponzi schemer..." Morgan is also described as "disarming and likeable" at first glance, but a "true sociopath" underneath the facade. He also "enjoys taunting the police when interrogated."

Lena Olin plays Ingrid Block, Morgan's high-powered attorney, while Russell Jones plays Morgan's head of security, James Hopkins. Hopkins is apparently the first to realize a woman has been abducted from Morgan's building.

Presumably Hopkins' discovery leads to Morgan's involvement in the case and eventual investigation by the officers of the Special Victims Unit -- primarily Detectives Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) and Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay).

Full details of NBC's press release can be read at

Information on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit can be found at the NBC website:

(Thanks to Richard for the info and to Jane for the screengrabs)

Richard lands guest spot on Lie To Me [18 Feb 10]*** Richard guests on FOX's Lie To Me, starring Tim Roth ***-- Richard guests  in "Bullet Bump," the 16th episode of the current season. "Bullet Bump" is expected to air later this Spring when the show returns from hiatus.

Richard plays Governor Charles Brooks, who is described in casting sides as "In his 40s, he's the Governor of Virginia, a polished and charismatic dynamo who has the right stuff to go the distance -- all the way to the White House. When a pretty young campaign volunteer is slain in an assassination attempt apparently aimed at him, Brooks is grilled by Lightman about the incident. However, Brooks just may be what he seems, namely, an honest and conscientious man who had no knowledge of the crime. But Brooks also may have deliberately blinded himself to the sleazy and unpleasant shenanigans right under his nose, and when he's finally forced to face the truth, it's a shattering revelation..."

Information on Lie To Me can be found at the FOX website:

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

Catch Richard as Craig Martin on Cellular [18 Feb 10] *** "Cellular" airs February 19th on Oxygen  *** -- 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.

A previous TBS airing gave 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" will play twice on February 19th:
Friday, February 19th at 8:00am ET
Friday, February 19th at 7:00pm ET

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

Richard plays creepy Vince Peterson on Las Vegas [18 Feb 10]*** Richard's Season 4 & 5 episodes of NBC's Las Vegas to air in February on TNT *** -- Richard's four back-to-back Season 4 & 5 episodes of Las Vegas will air on TNT in a "two by two" 2-day span, with "Bare Chested in The Park" and "Junk in The Trunk" airing on Wednesday, February 24th at 12:00 noon and 1:00pm ET respectively, and "Heroes" and "A Hero Ain't Nothing But A Sandwich" airing at 12:00 noon and 1:00pm on Thursday, February 25th.  Originally airing on NBC in early 2007, the four episodes set up scenarios that lead into (and out of) the cliffhanger season finale.

"Bare Chested in the Park" introduced us to one of the Bellagio Hotel's regular "whales," Vince (Richard Burgi) Peterson, a hedge-fund billionaire with a taste for high-stakes gambling. Sam (Vanessa Marcil) schemes to woo Peterson away from the Bellagio and sees to it that he is coddled, cosseted, and carefully cultivated at the Montecito.

"Junk in the Trunk" finds Sam the new owner of the Montecito, and one saddled with an overwhelming tax debt. Peterson wines, dines, and woos Sam, going so far as to propose marriage on bended knee. Lured to his suite for a romantic dinner, Sam learns Peterson has known all along of her financial situation. Of course, she's been sipping on a drugged flute of champagne the whole while and passes out, allowing Vince to truss her up and stuff her into a padded steamer trunk.

"Heroes" finds Sam in dire straits, still locked away in the cramped trunk. The depth of Peterson's depravity becomes increasingly evident as he gleefully taunts and torments her -- seems he's done this before, this abduction of young women, and gotten away with it. Sam is promised a hell on earth as Vince checks out of the Montecito and heads for his private jet, Sam in tow in her tiny trunk. Their chapter ends with Vince's jet soaring into the night.

"A Hero Ain't Nothing but a Sandwich" opens seconds after "Heroes" ends and finds Peterson dragging Sam out of the trunk in order to terrify and abuse her sexually. Sam manages to pull the handle on the jet's emergency exit and Vince makes an impromptu exit and fall to earth sans parachute.

To learn more about LAS VEGAS on TNT, visit the show's home page on the TNT website:

(Thanks to TV-now and TNT for the information)

Next SyFy Sentinel marathon airs March 1st [18 Feb 10]*** The Sentinel returns to SyFy for March 1st, 2010 daytime marathon ***--  SyFy is airing an 8-episode Season 3  "Marathon" block of The Sentinel from 8:00am to 4:00pm ET on Monday, March 1st, 2010.

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.

For further details, go to the SyFy website and enter Sentinel in the search box at:

(Thanks to Steffi for the screengrabs and to SyFy for the schedule)

Catch Richard in Torn Apart on Lifetime Movie Network [18 Feb 10] *** Richard's 2004 movie "Torn Apart" airs on the Lifetime Movie Network Wednesday, Match 24th at 6:00am ET *** --  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:

The film's IMDb page can be found at:

(Thanks to Mishale for the screengrabs)

Catch Richard in In God's Country on Lifetime Movie Network [18 Feb 10] *** Richard's 2006 film for CTV and Lifetime TV,  "In God's Country," airs on the Lifetime Movie Network in March *** -- "In God's Country" airs Sunday, March 28th at 6:00pm ET on Lifetime Movie Network (LMN)

Richard plays Church Bishop Josiah Leavitt, the polygamist husband of Rowan's character, Judith Joseph. Judith is one of the charismatic Leavitt's eight wives, 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.

Additional information is available at the Lifetime Movie Network website:

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)

Desperate Housewvies bids adieu to Karl Mayer [18 Feb 10] *** Richard's Desperate Housewives run as Karl Mayer draws to a close*** -- Karl, who was gradually reintroduced into the character mix during the last month or so of Season 5, had been busy romancing, bedding, and finally proposing to the increasingly conflicted Bree Van de Kamp Hodge (Marcia Cross) as Season 6 progressed.

Richard's contracted ten episodes came to their conclusion along with the ill-starred romance between Karl and Bree in episodes 6.10 and 6.11, when series creator Marc Cherry promised a shocking climax to the Karl/Bree storyline. 

"Boom Crunch," episode 6.10, served as the mid-season cliffhanger and revolved around a small plane crashing into Wisteria Lane's outdoor Christmas party generally and a small "Santa's Workshop" specifically, trapping Bree, Karl, and Orson in the wreckage. The episode ended with  a closeup of a limp and bloody hand hanging from the window of the ruined workshop.

Cherry gave reporter William Keck some hints as to those fated to die in the December 6th episode. Said Keck:

"Exec producer Marc Cherry tells me the plane crashing into Desperate Housewives’ December 6 Christmas party will claim three characters’ lives -- one minor, one central and one biggie who’s been on since Season 1.

As for that longtime cast member, Cherry says, “The fans are going to be sad over this one, but it was a good time to end this character’s story line.” (I’d start digging a grave for either Ricardo Chavira’s Carlos or Richard Burgi’s Karl.) The producer praises his fired actor for taking the news “with a lot of class” (unlike a certain blonde who blasted the show after her exit last season). “This person stood up at our table read and told everyone what a joy it was to be a part of the show,” he says."

As was revealed in the cliffhanger conclusion -- episode 6.11, titled "If..." which aired  January 3rd -- Karl died on the operating table as a result of his injuries. 

Sadly, the show chose to bid Karl adieu by presenting him in Susan and Bree's "what if?" daydreams as the rather despicable character introduced in Season One's "Pretty Little Picture" instead of  the more complex and sympathetic character he had evolved into after six seasons. 

For details on the show, to to ABC's Desperate Housewives pages!

(Thanks to TWOP for the episode details)

Catch Richard's TBAA episode in the Faith DVD collection [18 Feb 10] *** Richard's Touched By An Angel episode now available on DVD  *** -- Released in January 2010, the Faith installment of the Touched By An Angel "Inspiration Collection" DVD includes Richard's episode -- episode 5.22, "Fighting the Good Fight," which originally aired in May 1999 on CBS.  The following episode synopsis was posted on the CBS website.

"Fighting the Good Fight"

A young boxer, Tim, and his brother live in desperate poverty in the inner city and are often mistreated by their self-centered uncle. When Tim's elder brothers becomes ill with a serious disease, Tim adopts an aggressive stance against the world in order to appear tough in the face of his brother's illness. He trains as a boxer to escape his troubles, but misuses his boxing skills by initiating a string of fights with local hoodlums that puts him on the road to ruin. Tess and Tim's idol, Muhammad Ali, are called upon to teach the confused young man that violence accomplishes nothing and that his energy should be spent strengthening familial bonds.

Guest Starring: Muhammad Ali guest stars as himself, a legendary boxer who comes to the aid of the youth who is misusing his boxing skills. Richard Burgi (The Sentinel) guest stars as the abusive uncle of the confused young boxer. Alexis Cruz returns in his recurring role as streetwise angel Rafael. 

(Thanks to Susan for the DVD info, and to Mishale for the screengrabs)

Wheelmen comes to Region 1 DVD in June [18 Feb 10] *** Phase 4 Films secures Domestic distribution rights to "Wheelmen," announces planned DVD release in June 2010 *** -- Look for the long-awaited release of "Wheelmen" in Region 1 DVD format to take place on Jun 8th, 2010

Richard plays Nick Torino, a former hotshot ambulance driver now running Venture Limousine, a floundering Los Angeles limousine company. With an absentee boss and a crew of eccentric chauffeurs, Nick has his hands full, and a pair of seemingly unconnected jobs complicates his life in ways only imagined in nightmares. Nick and ne'er-do-well Andy wind up squiring a flaky and paranoid ex-Secret Service agent around and soon become embroiled in his attempt to prevent a bizarre kidnapping of the U.S. Vice President. The fact that Venture Limousine has been awarded the contract to chauffeur the V.P. and his party around Los Angeles further complicates the imbroglio.

As if putting up with his colleagues wasn't enough, Nick comes to work the morning of the Vice Presidential three-ring circus and discovers a little boy from his past named Arthur waiting patiently for him in his office. After noticing several bruises on Arthur's neck, Nick drops the boy off at Social Services where he meets Gwen, a loving social worker assigned to Arthur's case. Things get complicated as Nick falls for Gwen, and little Arthur feels the rush of jealously as he too has a crush on her. 

Phase 4 Films' YouTube page and "Wheelmen" trailer to learn more:

Visit the official "Wheelmen" website to learn more about the film:

(Thanks to Gerri for the Cinemax Asia heads up)

Autographed RB photo available for purchase [18 Feb 10] *** 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 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:

11155 Aqua Vista St., #101
Studio City, CA 91602-3700

PayPal logoPayPal transactions are processed through their website at, using 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).

[18 Feb 10]*** 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:
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.

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.

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.

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.

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) -- $17.49 (40% discount)
Release date: June 16, 2009. Now available for purchase.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

[18 Feb 10] *** 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
c/o Kathleen Cole
11155 Aqua Vista St., #101
Studio City, CA 91602-3700

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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