Last Updated: 13 April 2009
Richard's episode of "Touched By an Angel" airs
on Hallmark Channel April 13th
Catch Richard on "Just Shoot Me!" on TBS
on April 14th
Richard returns to "Desperate Housewives"
for late-season story arc
Richard's new CBS series, "Harper's Island,"
premieres April 9th -- Richard plays Thomas Wellington
Richard guests on Virgin 1's "Dr. Hoo" online
"Hostel: Part II" to air on The Movie Channel in
April -- Richard plays Todd
Sci Fi Channel to air "Sentinel" marathons
April 27th and May 26th
Autographed photos of Richard available for
purchase from the RBFC
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has you covered!
Write to Richard through the RBFC
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||[13 Apr 09] *** Richard's "Touched by
an Angel" airs on the Hallmark Channel *** -- Monday, April 13th at 11:00am
ET/PT. Watch for Richard in 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"
Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Guest Stars
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.
Burgi (The Sentinel) guest stars as the abusive uncle of the confused
young boxer. Alexis Cruz returns in his recurring role as streetwise
(Thanks to Mishale for the screengrabs)
||[13 Apr 09]*** Richard's episode
of "Just Shoot Me" airs on TBS in April ***
-- Richard plays action
hero -- and Mama's boy -- Robert "The Nomad" Galatin in "Mum's
The Word," airing Tuesday, April 14th at 2:00pm ET.
Nina Van Horn (Wendie Malick) is returning to the Blush offices
when she literally walks into famed action hero Robert Galatin, who is
filming an episode of "The Nomad" on the sidewalk outside.
Each is immediately smitten with the other and Robert is soon eagerly
pursuing Nina, appearing in the Blush offices with flowers in hand. Nina
accepts Robert's invitation to an evening of romance, never expecting to
be joined by Robert's diminutive, yet domineering, mother.
Natually, the two women are almost immediately at odds, and Nina tells
Robert he must send the aged materfamilias packing if he expects to win
her affections. Robert quickly gives Mother her marching orders and
turns his eye towards the approving Nina. Unfortunately, Mother's hold
on her son is strong, and the sight of her shawl sends Robert reeling,
becoming increasingly frantic and filled with doubt until he is bawling.
When an insistent tapping on the door proves to be Mother, Robert drops
to his knees and wraps his arms around her, crying "Oh, Mother, Mother,
never leave me, never-never!"
Nina takes one look at the shocking tableau and quits the scene in disgust
while Mother Victorious smirks at her.
Visit the show's page at the TBS website to learn more:
(Thanks to tv-now for the listing)
||[13 Apr 09] *** Richard's Karl
returns to "Desperate Housewives" for new arc of episodes, starting with
Spring Sweeps *** -- Turns out even after the 5-year jump, Karl is
still around to perplex and bedevil his ex! Richard returned on Sunday,
March 22nd at 9:00pm ET in the eighteenth episode of Season Five, "A
Spark. To Pierce the Dark" (episode 5.18), which filmed in February.
Karl's new storyline has several facets, the first of which is introduced
in "A Spark. To Pierce the Dark." Susan gets an unexpected surprise when
Karl enrolls his 5-year-old son Evan at the private school where Susan
works as an art teacher. The surprise takes on more ominous tones when
she discovers that young Evan is harboring dark and angry feelings which
he is expressing through gruesome artwork.
Karl eventually reveals that six weeks prior, his wife Marisa left him
on the grounds that she was overwhelmed by parenthood. Obviously Evan is
not handling the abandonment well, and Karl is afraid he's doing a poor
job as a single parent. Rather than gloat in the "turnabout is fair play"
aspect of Karl's situation, Susan finds she feels nothing but sorrow for
his current dire straits.
While this turn of events would seem to indicate that a new romance
between Susan and Karl might be in the cards, it turns out Karl is instead
destined for a romance of sorts with Bree. This unlikely match is
born out of Bree's desperation to successfully divorce Orson while keeping
control of her company; apparently she has decided that the best way to
secure the services of the best lawyer she can find -- Karl Mayer -- is
to woo and bed him.
Thus far, Richard is working on several late-season episodes leading
up to the season finale, and may possibly be back on a more regular basis
for the show's sixth season. The remaining new episodes of Season 5
will begin airing on April 19th, with Richard appearing in an as yet unascertained
number of episodes.
(Thanks to Richard for the heads up and to TWOP for the episode details)
||[13 Apr 09] *** Richard plays
father of the bride in new CBS series "Harper's Island" *** -- Richard
joined the cast of the 13-episode CBS midseason series "Harper's Island"
in early August, playing the part of Thomas Wellington. Wellington
is the patriarch of an Island blue-blood family and the father of bride-to-be
("Supernatural's" Katie Cassidy), whose "destination wedding" brings
the characters together on picturesque Harper's Island.
The show premiered at 10:00pm ET on Thursday, April 9th and will
remain in the post-CSI berth throughout its 13-episode run, which ends
on July 2nd.
Also featured in the cast are Jim Beaver ("Supernatural"), Elaine
Cassidy, Christopher Gorham ("Ugly Betty"), Cameron Richardson ("Point
Pleasant"), and Harry Hamlin ("L.A. Law," "Veronica Mars"). "Harper's
Island" is created by Ari Schlossberg and executive produced by
Jon Turteltaub, with Jeffrey Bell serving as showrunner.
CBS gave the following brief description of the show:
"The new drama, HARPER'S ISLAND, is a murder mystery that unfolds as
friends and family attend week-long festivities at a destination wedding
on a secluded and picturesque island off the coast of Seattle, infamous
for a homicidal maniac's rampage seven years ago."
The show's IMDB listing: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1232320/
(Thanks to Richard Burgi for the heads up and character info)
||[13 Apr 09]*** Richard guests on Virgin
Media's new online drama, "Dr. Hoo" *** -- Richard appears as the mysterious
Shadow in the tenth episode, "The Shadow Speaks." Airing on the
UK's Virgin 1, "Dr. Hoo" is described as a "year-round online only drama,"
and consists of an initial slate of ten 3-minute webisodes.
(Sadly, the show is only available to UK residents at present).
Virgin 1's website gives the following description of the show:
Welcome to the world of Mr. Hugh - or Dr. Hoo as he prefers to be known.
A manic depressive from Wales with a multi-personality disorder, he
pronounces his surname Hoo. His real name is actually David Raymond Hugh.
Hoo is a strict vegetarian. He's ecologically conscious and his primary
concern is to save himself and the world around him. However, time is running
His assistant is the sexy bombshell Zara. She's obsessed with the "other
world" and is always seeking Hoo's help to find herself in the modern world.
The relationship between Dr. Hoo and Zara is complex to say the least
- especially as Zara appears to live in Hoo's head. As their lives unfold
inside a garage in Borehamwood on the outskirts of central London, we're
left wondering whether they will ever get out.
Dr. Hoo is played by Ian Hart (Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone).
Zara is played by Elaine Cassidy, one of the leads of Richard's
new CBS series, "Harper's Island." "Dr. Hoo" is created, written
and directed by Stephen Lord, Cassidy's husband. (Lord also plays
Agent Smart in "Dr. Hoo").
As his character is seen only in close-up on a video screen, it is likely
Richard's scenes were shot while he was in Vancouver working with Cassidy
on "Harper's Island" -- his scenes are shared with Lord's Agent Smart,
who is initially filmed in front of a backdrop of the Vancouver skyline.
(Thanks to Gilly and Sue for the show details, and to Jane for the
||[13 Apr 09] *** Catch Richard Burgi
on SHO Networks when "Hostel: Part II" plays on The Movie Channel
on April 27th***
-- Richard worked in Prague, Czech Republic in late
October 2006 on the much-anticipated sequel to writer-director
horror blockbuster, "Hostel."
Eli Roth gave MTV.com some teasing details on "Hostel: Part II,"
including an idea of how Richard's character Todd Rogers and his
Stuart (Roger Bart) McGenty fit into the overall story.
"The film is also following two guys who go through this experience
to kill somebody. And we know them really well, and they are very, very
likeable and they're very normal. It seems like there's nothing psycho
about them, except they are looking for some excitement in their life because
they are bored. ... That's going to be a parallel story. We see it
from the girl's perspective and we see it from the client's perspective.
We inter-cut both stories until they all meet in this horrible place. So,
we're going to learn everything about the organization, all the minutiae
Showtime's late April airdates are as follows:
The Movie Channel
- Sunday, April 12th at 10:05pm ET
- Monday, April 27th at 10:00pm ET
Learn more at the SHOWTIME website at http://www.sho.com/
To learn more about "Hostel: Part II," visit the film's IMDb page at
The film's official website can be found at http://www.hostel2.com/
(Thanks to MJ for the info, and to SHO.com for the confirmation)
||[13 Apr 09]*** "The Sentinel" returns
to the Sci Fi Channel for April 27th and May 26th daytime marathons ***--
The Sci Fi Channel is airing an 8-episode, third- and fourth-season "Marathon"
block of "The Sentinel" from 8:00am to 4:00pm ET on Monday, April
27th, with an additional 8-episode fourth- and first-season marathon
block airing from 8:00am to 4:00pm ET on Tuesday, May 26th.
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
For further details, go to the Sci Fi Channel website and enter
The Sentinel in the search box at:
(Thanks to MJ for the Sci Fi heads up, and to Steffi for the screengrabs)
||[13 Apr 09] *** 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
10153 1/2 Riverside Drive #494
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
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The process is fairly simple -- new PayPal customers must first register
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on the PayPal website).
[13 Apr 09]*** 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 at Amazon.com,
as they do fluctuate with market forces.
Your amazon.com account information will work equally well with the
Amazon in the USA: http://www.amazon.com/
Amazon in Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/
Reaper: Season One DVD set -- $29.99 (25% discount)
Release date: November 4, 2008. Now available for purchase.
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.
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 (2008) DVD -- $13.99 (30% discount)
Release date: November 11, 2008 (Direct to DVD). Now available for
Richard plays Bill Kinkade, Thomas (Jared Padalecki) and Pat (Aaron
Ashmore) Kinkade's wayward, womanizing, ex-military father.
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,
Las Vegas: Season Four -- $41.99 (30% discount)
Release date: September 11, 2007. Now available for purchase.
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"
1) Desperate Housewives - The Complete Third Season (2006) DVD Set
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
Hostel: Part II (Unrated Widescreen Edition) (2007) DVD -- $19.99
Release date: October 23, 2007. Now available for purchase.
Richard plays Todd, a jaded, thrill-seeking bachelor who thinks killing
someone for sport may just be the ultimate rite of passage.
Firefly: The Official Companion: Volume Two -- $16.47 (34% discount)
Published: May 8, 2007. Titan Books. Now available.
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).
24: Behind The Scenes -- $18.87 (37% discount)
Published: October 24, 2006. Insight Editions; Pap/DVD edition.
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.
24: The Official Companion Seasons 1 & 2 -- $11.53 (32% discount)
Published: September 1, 2006. Titan Books. Now available.
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.
Desperate Housewives 2007 Wall Calendar -- $11.89 (15% discount)
Published: July 1, 2006. Andrews McMeel Publishing. Now available.
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."
1) Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone (2006) DVD -- $14.95 (25%
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.
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).
1) Fun With Dick and Jane (Widescreen?) (2005) DVD -- $14.46 (50%
Release date: April 11, 2006. Now available.
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."
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
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
Action: The Complete Series (2pc) (Full) (1999) DVD Set -- $15.99
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
"In Her Shoes" (Widescreen Edition) (2005) DVD -- $19.36 (35%
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 (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 - 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.
Point Pleasant - The Complete Series (2005) DVD Set -- $19.97 (50%
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.
1) Desperate Housewives - The Complete First Season (2004) DVD Set
-- $59.99 (no discount)
Release date: September 20, 2005. Now available for purchase.
2) Desperate Housewives: Behind Closed Doors (Paperback; first season
companion book) -- $11.67 (34% discount)
Release date: September 28, 2005. Now available for purchase.
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.
24 Season One (2001) DVD Set -- $34.66 (42% discount)
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.
24: The House Subcommittee's Findings at CTU by Marc Cerasini and
Alice Alfonsi -- $11.02 (35% discount)
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
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation- The Complete Third Season
(2001) DVD Set -- $67.99 (19% discount)
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 (2004) DVD, Widescreen, Region 1 encoding -- $12.99
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
1) Cellular (novelization by Pat Cadigan) -- $7.99 (no discount)
2) Cellular (Score) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $16.98 (no discount)
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.
Decoys (2003) DVD [US market version] -- $12.99 (13% discount)
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 version from amazon.ca
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.
1) Firefly - The Complete Series (2002) DVD -- $24.96 (50% discount)
2) Firefly (Original Television Soundtrack) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $12.98
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
1) Starship Troopers 2 - Hero of the Federation (2004) DVD -- $12.99
New release: 07 July 2005
2) Starship Troopers 2 (Score) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $17.98 (no discount)
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.
[12 Apr 09] *** Write to Richard care of
the RBFC! *** -- Richard has asked us to encourage anyone interested in
sending cards or letters to him to use the RBFC mailing address, which
is listed below. This allows Richard to better handle
his incoming mail, which he certainly enjoys receiving, provided it comes
through appropriate channels.
Mr. Richard Burgi
10153 1/2 Riverside Drive, #494
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
We cannot emphasize strongly enough that mail should not be
sent to Richard's home address! Receiving fan mail through his
home address is a disquieting experience and cause for concern, especially
from the standpoint of privacy and safety. If you have come across
what you believe may be his home address, please, do NOT use it! We
-- and Richard -- would greatly appreciate it if you would let us
know where you came across the address by using this e-mail
link to the RBFC.
While postcards, letters, and cards will be promptly forwarded
to Richard, we cannot forward packages; he has asked that no gifts
be sent to him. Though Richard appreciates the goodwill and generosity
those gifts represent, he finds them a little overwhelming. Richard
would be honored if, instead, wellwishers made a donation in his name to
a local children's shelter or literacy program, or to the Pacific
Marine Mammal Center .