Last Updated: 13 March 2001
** RERUN UPDATE ** -- "How They Lived" to repeat on CBS March 17th at 10pm ET/PT. One of Richard's more prominent appearances as IA Captain Hunter. TVGuide has this to say:
"Mannion's harsh discipline of several officers caught stealing on the job leads to a massive case of 'blue flu' among the rest of the force. Unfortunately, they are needed for riot control because Fidel Castro is visiting the city along with a Cuban admiral who bombed a flotilla of exiles. Also, Ella's custody case comes to an end."
For the trivia buffs: Thanks to Linda Maclaren's tireless research, we can now list Hunter's first name -- Vincent.
***NEW EPISODE 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.
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
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. Thanks to Becky for the screen-grabs.)
[03/12/01] *** Look for Richard in "Bailey's Mistake," the Wonderful World of Disney feature on ABC -- Sunday, March 18th at 7pm ET/PT *** The long-awaited broadcast premiere of "Bailey's Mistake" was recently
announced on the ABC and Disney websites. Disney's writeup on the made-for-tv movie can be found at the following web address: http://disney.go.com/wwod/features/baileysmistake/index.html
Richard joined Linda Hamilton ("Terminator," "Beauty and the Beast"), 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 zap2it.com 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
(Thanks to Rhonda for the Disney URL)
[03/13/01] *** Richard's "I Married A Monster" to air in March on Australia's Foxtel *** -- Check your local listings for date and time. Richard plays insurance salesman Nick Farrell in the 1998 made-for-tv remake of the fifties cult classic, "I Married a Monster From Outer Space."
"I Married a Monster" helped launch UPN's Fall 1998 "movie Thursday." The general idea was to feature UPN series lead actors in made-for-tv movies; "Star Trek: Voyager's" Kate (Kathryn Janeway) Mulgrew also appeared in a Thursday night feature. Richard's outing as Nick Farrell was filmed in early summer of 1998 in San Diego, California.
On the eve of his wedding to hometown sweetheart Kelly Drummond (Susan Walters), Nick Farrell runs afoul of a glowing ball of energy which hides a ship-load of aliens desperate to repopulate their species. To carry out their repopulation program, the aliens need the women of Blue Falls -- which means they first have to waylay the men.
Kelly is confused and upset by Nick's inexplicable behavior, at first attributing it to wedding jitters. When other men begin acting strangely as well, Kelly realizes something sinister is going on and decides to get to the bottom of it. Question is, can she do so, and find out what has happened to Nick and their friends, before the aliens complete their scheme?
(Thanks to Amanda for the information )
[03/12/01] *** Watch for Richard's episode of "Twice in a Lifetime" when it repeats on PAX in the USA and CTV in Canada -- date and time TBA *** Richard appears in the episode titled "Knockout." The TVGrid listing had 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. (Photo -- Paul Popowich and Richard Burgi).
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.
Visit the PAX website at www.pax.tv/twice/
Visit the CTV -- Canadian Television -- website at www.ctv.ca/Primetime/pent_twice.asp
(Thanks to Trish, Ann, and Linda for the information, and to Becky for the screen-grab)
[03/12/01] *** Only one of Richard's episodes left in this airing cycle! *** Catch Richard in "The Scoop," airing late Wednesday night, March 14th, at 1:301m ET/PT.
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:
(Thanks to Rhonda for the schedule information)
"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
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 www.nick.com.
(Thanks to Carla for the update)
[03/12/01] *** Changes to the Sci-Fi Channel's Sentinel schedule *** -- The SciFi Channel has placed "The Sentinel" on hiatus until April, when the show returns to the schedule.
"The Sentinel" will also be featured in another SciFi Channel 5-episode mini-marathon as the featured show on "Superheroland Monday," April 23rd, starting at 11am ET/PT.
"Sentinel" schedule, April 2001
April 2 - 6
[10/05/99]The SciFi Channel has an excellent Sentinel page at its scifi.com website. The page, which can be found at www.scifi.com/sentinel/, 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.
[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.
Click on the image at left or follow the highlighted link to our RBFC Banners page, then help yourself!
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