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Last Updated: 24 February 2001

Richard's "Twice in a Lifetime" to air February 28th on Pax, March 10th on CTV

USA Network to air Richard's "Veronica's Closet" on March 1st

See Richard on NBC's "Just Shoot Me" on March 8th

Watch for Richard in the ABC telemovie "Bailey's Mistake" on March 18th

New episode for Richard on CBS's "The District" -- *** UPDATE ***

Richard's episode of "Matlock" to air on TBS

Watch Richard's "VIPER" episodes on the USA Network

Treat for German viewers -- Richard's episode of "Providence"

Write to Richard through the RBFC -- *** ADDRESS UPDATE ***

Learn more about Richard's Daytime and Primetime television career

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"Wild Thornberrys" update -- look for Richard's episode this Spring

SciFi Channel puts "The Sentinel" on hiatus until April

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TiaL Banner[02/24/01] *** Watch Richard's episode of "Twice in a Lifetime" on PAX  -- Wednesday, February 28th at 8pm ET/PT  -- and in Canada, on CTV -- Saturday, March 10th at 8pm ET/PT *** Richard appears in the episode titled "The Knockout."  The TVGrid listing has this to say:

Knockout -- a boxing champion (guest star Richard Burgi) who became a homeless alcoholic after killing his adoptive brother in the ring gets another shot -- at life.  With Paul Popowich.

The show itself, an hour-long drama with a redemptive theme, is described by TVGuide in these terms: "An angel [Paul Popowich] ushers people who've just had near-death experiences back in time to revisit a pivotal decision that changed their lives."  What TVguide did not mention is that these ne'er-do-wells die, but are actually given the chance to change their pasts and get a second chance at life -- if they can convince their younger selves to chose a different path when the "pivotal decision" is made.

Both the PAX and the CTV websites list information on "Twice in a Lifetime," with the PAX website offering a more detailed look at the show, the characters, the cast, and the episodes.

PAX logoVisit the PAX website at

CTV logoVisit the CTV -- Canadian Television -- website at

(Thanks to Trish, Ann, and Linda for the information)

RB as Mark[02/22/01] *** Richard's episode of "Veronica's Closet" airing on USA Network  -- Thursday, March 1st at 12 noon ET/PT ***  Catch Richard as "Veronica's Tattooed Man" Mark, Veronica's (Kirstie Alley) new wrestling-coach beau.

Veronica is stunned to learn that old friend and co-worker Olive (Kathy Najimy) was romantically involved with Mark in college. Even more disturbing is the fact that Mark has a pectoral-spanning tattoo of Olive's face on his chest, which preys on Veronica's mind in increasingly outrageous -- and hilarious -- ways.  The tattoo starts taunting Ronnie in Olive's voice, and she almost bids Mark adieu, but relents when she realizes her reaction is foolish.  When a passionate interlude is disrupted by Mark transforming into Olive -- though still speaking with Mark's voice -- Ronnie sends him packing.

Remember to check your local listings to confirm the airdate and time, or visit the USA Network website at

Thanks to Ann for the scheduling information)

[02/24/01] *** Richard on NBC's "Just Shoot Me" -- Thursday, March 8th at 9:30pm ET/PT ***  Richard's episode of Just Shoot Me, titled "Mum's the Word," is scheduled to repeat on March 8th.  Described by creator Steven Levitan as "'Die Hard' in a fashion magazine," the show follows the lives and antics of the people in the editorial offices of the fictional magazine "Blush."

Richard plays Robert Gallatin, Hollywood action hero and star of the popular TV show "The Nomad," and passing fancy for fashion editor Nina Van Horne (Wendie Malick).  Unfortunately, Robert has a close attachment to his mother, which complicates his amorous pursuit of Nina.  The episode has an 'A/B' story-line, which also focuses on Maya (Laura San Giacomo) trying to get to the bottom of Elliot's (Enrico Colantoni ) refusal to take part in the electoral process.

To learn more about "Just Shoot Me," visit the NBC website at, or go directly to the "Just Shoot Me" page.

Remember to e-mail NBC and "Just Shoot Me" to say thanks for Richard's role.

(Thanks to Carla and Kat for the JSM information!)

[02/24/01] *** Look for Richard in ABC telemovie "Bailey's Mistake" -- Sunday, March 18th at 7pm ET/PT ***  The long-awaited broadcast premiere of "Bailey's Mistake" was recently announced in a TVGuide online feature on Linda Hamilton ("Terminator," "Beauty and the Beast").  Richard joined Hamilton,  Joan Plowright ("Dinosaur," "Avalon,") and Kyle Secor ("Homicide: Life on the Street") on the project, which was filmed in Nova Scotia, Canada in June 2000.

Slated for the 2000-2001 season, "Bailey's Mistake" was described on the website as "laced with romantic longing, wistful memories, quirky humor and fantasy." Richard plays Paul Donovan, husband of Linda Hamilton's Liz Donovan, and father of their two children.  Liz is widowed when Paul -- an adventurous soul -- explores a cave while out hiking; he is mysteriously killed, and Liz's heartbreak is compounded a week later when she discovers that Paul had secretly used their savings to buy land on a small Maine island.

Liz, still grieving for Paul and feeling betrayed by him, decides to visit the island and sell the property, taking their two children with her.  Bailey's Mistake, as the island is named, is not what she expects -- nor are the people they encounter, a group which includes an assortment of colorful folk claiming to be Paul's long-lost relatives.

As the death of Richard's character, Paul, sets the movie plot in motion, it is possible he will only be seen early on, and
briefly, unless a number of flashback scenes are used to flesh out Paul's part in the unfolding events of "Bailey's Mistake."

(Air-time will be announced when available)

RB as Captain Hunter

[02/24/01] *** Richard Burgi appearing on CBS's "The District" -- Saturdays at 10pm ET/PT. ***

***UPDATE*** -- Richard to appear in sixth episode of "The District" as Captain Hunter. Richard has been called back to film an additional episode of the hit CBS drama.  Filming is due to start the week of February 26th; at present we do not know the name of this latest episode. Look for the episode to air towards the end of the "first run" season -- late April or May.

For the trivia buffs: Thanks to Linda Maclaren's tireless research, we can now list Hunter's first name -- Vincent.

This would be a great time to send CBS some feedback on "The District" and Captain Hunter -- let them know you've enjoyed seeing Richard on their show and would enjoy seeing even more of him in the Fall 2001 season.  Simply visit the CBS website's "District" page and use the feedback link.

*Richard's episodes to date (Note: the pilot is designated as episode '1.00')

Season One -- 2000-2001

  • "Worst Block" -- episode 1.03 -- Saturday, October 21, 10pm ET/PT (rerun December 30th 2000)
  • "Surveillance" -- episode 1.04 -- Saturday, October 28, 10pm ET/PT (rerun  January 13th 2001)
  • "How They Lived" -- episode 1.06 -- Saturday, November 11, 10pm ET/PT (aired as scheduled)
  • "The Santa Wars" -- episode 1.09 -- Saturday, December 16, 10pm ET/PT (aired as scheduled)
  • "The D.C. Strangler" -- episode 1.10 -- Saturday, January 6,  10pm ET/PT (aired as scheduled)
  • TBA
"The District," new for Fall 2000 on CBS, is set in Washington, DC and focuses on DC's new Police Commissioner Jack Mannion, played by Craig T. Nelson ("Poltergeist," "Coach").  Mannion is, according to the CBS website, "brought in to overhaul an antiquated system ill-equipped to deal with the problems of a sprawling, crime-ridden city.  As much a friend to ordinary citizens as to high-ranking politicians, Mannion has quite a task ahead of him.  He immediately selects the most promising officers around him to become his circle of aids.  Mannion and this group of modern-day "Untouchables" set out to bring order to the District and to clamp down on the crime in America's capital."

Richard joins the cast in the recurring role of Captain Vincent Hunter, a detective working for Internal Affairs.

To learn more about "The District," visit the CBS Website "District" page.

(More information as we receive it - BH)

RB as Roger Straftord[02/24/01]  *** Richard's episode of "Matlock" to air on Cable's TBS Thursday, March 1st at 12pm Eastern***  Watch for Richard in Matlock's "The Dame" as ne'er-do-well piano player and ladies' man Roger Stratford.  "The Dame," set in Ben Matlock's (Andy Griffith) youth, is precipitated by an elegant older woman confronting Ben in a restaurant and slapping him across the face.  As Ben strolls down "memory lane," the picture shifts to black and white.

The story revolves around a young wife of a wealthy but older husband who convinces her young lover -- Roger -- to help her murder the unfortunate husband. Naturally, the lovers' carefully-schemed and orchestrated murder and cover-up begins to fall apart under the unrelenting scrutiny of Matlock Senior, resulting eventually in the calculating widow attempting to save her own neck by setting Stratford up to "take the fall."

Ben Matlock's sleuthing father figures out that Roger and the murderous widow concocted and carried out the murder together, with the widow later setting her hapless lover up for the killing. Stratford's eventual fate is not mentioned, though it is safe to assume he was tried and convicted for his part in the murder scheme.

(Thanks to Rhonda for the scheduling information and to Dianne Force for the screen-grab)

RBinViper02[01/30/01] *** Richard's episodes of "VIPER" to air on Cable's USA Network -- first season begins to air again the week of February 19th at 1:30am ET (late Monday night) ***  Watch for Richard in the first season episodes "Once a Thief," "Ghosts," "Firehawk," and "The Scoop," playing Lane Cassidy -- suave, sophisticated, unscrupulous and amoral business tycoon and head of "The Outfit," Metro City's version of organized crime.

Filmed in Calgary, Canada in 1993, and starring James McCaffrey as Joe Astor, driver of Metro City's secret "Defender" supercar, the first season's 13 episodes were produced for NBC.  When the series was revived for first-run syndication in 1996, it was moved to Vancouver and eventually joined Pet Fly Productions stablemate "The Sentinel" at Paramount's Bentall Street facility.

Richard's airdates are as follows:

  • Once a Thief -- Thursday, February 22nd at 1:30am ET (late Thursday night)
  • Ghosts -- Tuesday, February 27th at 1:30am ET (late Tuesday night)
  • Firehawk -- Thursday, March 1st at 1:30am ET (late Thursday night)
  • The Scoop -- Wednesday March 14th, 1:30am ET (late night)
NOTE: The SciFi Channel is also running VIPER in one of their daily marathon spots; Richard's "Firehawk" will air on March 15th at 11am ET/PT

(Thanks to Rhonda for the schedule information)

RB as J.D. Scanlon[11/06/00] *** "Providence" to air in Germany *** -- German fans will soon be able to watch (and record) Richard's episode of "Providence" on German television.

"Providence" begins airing on RTL on November 5th.  Richard appears in "Providence" in the episode "The Apartment," (episode #2.14) playing Dr. J.D. Scanlon, Syd Hansen's (Melina Kanakaredes) new neighbor and love interest.

When Syd decides she needs to strike out on her own by moving into her own place, one of the first people she meets at her seemingly idyllic new home is Dr. J.D. Scanlon, a handsome and charismatic professor of Anthropology.  J.D. easily sweeps Syd off her feet and enchants her with tales of his many experiences doing field research in Africa.  Along the way, J.D. strives to convince Syd she needs a mentor -- him -- and that she needs to break away from her family.  Unfortunately, Syd's family has other ideas, derailing a romantic interlude planned by J.D.

J.D. gives Syd an ultimatum of sorts -- he won't date her as long as she is so tightly bound to her family.  When Syd realizes J.D., for all his talk of independence from family, is just as tightly bound to his new family -- the building's other tenants -- she calls him on it and moves back home.

To learn more about "Providence," visit the "Providence" page of the NBC website.

(Thanks to Steffi for the updates)

[01/30/01] *** 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.

[08/14/00] ** "Wild Thornberrys" update ** -- Look for Richard's episode of the popular Nickelodeon animated series this Fall.  Richard -- who took the part because "Wild Thornberrys" is one of his son's favorite shows -- voices a nefarious poacher who tangles with Eliza Thornberry and her eccentric family.

To learn more about "Wild Thornberrys," visit their page on Nickelodeon's website at

(Thanks to Carla for the update)

[02/22/01] *** Changes to the Sci-Fi Channel's Sentinel schedule *** --  The SciFi Channel has placed "The Sentinel" on hiatus until April. While a reason for the decision has not been announced, it is not unusual for SciFi to place a show on temporary hiatus.  Support Out Sentinel -- SOS -- contacted their liaison at SciFi and were assured that "The Sentinel" would return to the air in April in its regular timeslot.

As soon as "The Sentinel" returns to the SciFi schedule, we will upload the schedule information to this page.

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Additional information regarding The Sentinel broadcast schedule on SciFi can be found on the SciFi Website's Schedulebot pages.

(Visit SciFi's website for information on the network and its schedule or e-mail SciFi at or with comments on Richard Burgi and The Sentinel).

[10/05/99]The SciFi Channel has an excellent Sentinel page at its website. The page, which can be found at, contains cast and character bios, a selection of downloadable JPEG images of the cast, episode guides for all four seasons, a bulletin-board devoted to The Sentinel, and a downloadable Sentinel screen-saver in both MAC and Windows formats.

(Remember to e-mail SciFi at or with comments on Richard Burgi, The Sentinel, and their very nice Sentinel web page).

[12/20/00] ** Updated RBFC Archive pages now active ** -- Thanks to the generosity of Ursula of SOS and Steffi of SOS2, we now have an extensively renovated and enhanced Archive of "Sentinel"-era material available on the RBFC website!  To visit the Archive pages, simply scroll to the navbar section at the foot of the page and click on the "archive" button.

Thanks also to the generosity -- not to mention hard work -- of Linda "Mackie" Maclaren, the history of Richard's Daytime TV career, as seen through the eyes of Soap Opera Digest, is now available on the RBFC Archive.  Links to the "Burgi Bits" pages can be found on both the 1985-89 and 1990-94 Archive pages.

(Thanks to Ursula, Steffi,Mackie, and everyone who shared their collections with us!)

[08/23/00] *** Get your RBFC Website banners here! *** -- Thanks to the talent and generosity of  RBFC member and graphic arts whiz Laura Trout, we have a wonderful assortment of RBFC banners to offer to RBFC members and fans of Richard Burgi in general.  The banners come in a variety of sizes and formats, including a selection of animated GIF banners.

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