Last Updated: 04 May 2011
Catch Richard as Clyde Decker in the season
finale of NBC's "CHUCK," airing May 16th
Look for Richard on TV Land's "Hot
In Cleveland" this summer; Richard plays conjoined twin Timothy
Richard plays escaped convict Andre Brennan
in A&E's "Breakout Kings;" episode airs May 1st, 6th, 7th, and 15th
Richard plays Dr. Desmond Moore in Lifetime
TV's "Committed;" movie airs April 17th, May 4th, and May 5th
Richard plays Craig Martin in "Cellular,"
airing on Oxygen May 6th, 7th, 15th and 16th
Catch Richard as Joe Cleeman when TNT airs
"Fun With Dick and Jane" on May 14th
"The Sentinel" returns ton SyFy's daytime
rotation marathon with 8 Season 1 & 2 episodes on May 16th
Richard plays park ranger Charlie Young
in SyFy's "Super Eruption" -- film expected to premiere in 2011
Autographed photos of Richard available for
purchase from the RBFC
Looking for Richard in a Lifetime TV movie?
Check out the Lifetime and History Channel online shop!
Got a Burgi fan on your gift list? Amazon.com
has you covered!
Write to Richard through the RBFC
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||[04 May 11]*** Richard joins the cast
of NBC's "CHUCK" for Season 4 finale episode ***-- Richard joined
the cast of "CHUCK" in early April to film the show's Season 4 finale episode,
Versus The Cliffhanger" (episode 4.24), which will air Monday,
May 16th at 8:00pm ET on NBC.
Richard plays Clyde Decker, a ruthless and highly efficient CIA
"eraser" who is sent in to deal with Chuck and his unruly team.
NBC's official press release gives the following episode information:
"OPERATION BARTOWSKI RACES TO TAKE DOWN VIVIAN VOLKOFF AS SHE THREATENS
CHUCK AND SARAH'S WEDDING – LINDA HAMILTON, LAUREN COHAN, MEKENNA MELVIN,
RICHARD BURGI AND TIMOTHY DALTON GUEST STAR -- Before he can kiss
the bride, Chuck (Zachary Levi) must enlist his wedding party to take down
Vivian Volkoff (guest star Lauren Cohan) and stop her from destroying the
big day. When he turns to Alexei Volkoff (guest star Timothy Dalton) for
help, the CIA sends its toughest agent, Clyde Decker (guest star Richard
Burgi), to stop them. Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Adam Baldwin, Sarah
Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay, Mark Christopher Lawrence
and Bonita Friedericy also star."
Additional information on "CHUCK," and on Richard's episode, can be
found at the NBC website: http://www.nbc.com/chuck/
Spoiler details on the episode are available at the Spoiler TV site:
(Thanks to Richard for the heads up, to NBC for the images, and to
TV Guide for the schedule)
||[04 May 11] *** Catch
Richard in "Hot In Cleveland" when the show's third season premieres in
June *** -- Richard plays conjoined twin Timothy (his twin brother
Richard is played by Patrick Fabian).
When Victoria (Wendie Malick) agrees to a blind date with Timothy,
she is unaware of the "two for the price of one" aspects of their evening.
Hilarity doubtlessly ensues.
TV Land's website gives the following description of the show:
"Hot in Cleveland revolves around three fabulous L.A. women of a certain
age who are best friends (Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick).
Their lives are changed forever when their plane -- headed to Paris for
a girls-only celebration -- unexpectedly lands in Cleveland and they soon
rediscover themselves in a new 'promised land'. Loving their new home,
the women find themselves living under one roof and battling the sassy
caretaker (Betty White) of the property they have rented."
TV Guide's William Keck reported on Richard's role in his March
8th "Keck's Exclusives" column, saying in part:
"TV Land's Hot in Cleveland has cast former Desperate Housewives actor
Richard Burgi, who played Susan's ex-husband Karl, as one half of conjoined
twin brothers, Timothy and Richard. Burgi will play Timothy, who is set
up on a date with Victoria (Wendie Malick). Victoria is, of course, unaware
that her date is bringing along a little extra baggage."
Read the full article at the TV Guide website:
Additional information on "Hot In Cleveland" can be found at the show's
official web page:
(Thanks to TVguide.com for the heads up, to Danny for the screengrabs,
and to Oxygen for the scheduling info)
||[04 May 11]*** Richard's episode
of new A&E crime drama "Breakout Kings"premieres Sunday, May 1st***
Richard joined the cast of A&E's new series "Breakout Kings"
at their Toronto, ON studio for a mid-October ten-day shoot on the show's
fourth filmed episode,
"One For The Money." The episode, which was
originally titled "Jailhouse Rock," was moved down the schedule and aired
as 1.09, which premiered on May 1st. Additional A&E airdates have been
announced and the episode is available in streaming video through the A&E
A casting breakdown gave the following description of Richard's character:
[ANDRE BRENNAN] A handsome, smooth con man, 45 to 50 (think George
Clooney), Andre is a prison escapee and notorious high-end thief associated
with numerous multi-million dollar heists. He is the only thief doing time
for a jewelry store heist suspected to be carried out by a ring of thieves
known as The Bad Elvises. Andre is a womanizer and lived the high life
on Park Avenue before being sent to prison. He escapes from prison to join
his fellow Elvises for a final jewel robbery. GUEST STAR. BREAKOUT
KINGS, Ep. 104, "Jailhouse Rock"
This information was revised somewhat by the time the episode was ready
to air, with the following description offered at the A&E "Breakout
Kings" web page:
"A handsome, rich, and cunning jewel thief, Andre, escapes from prison
leaving all the prison guards scratching their heads and he breaks out
just in time to make the biggest score of his career. I'ts up to the Breakout
Kings to track him down and figure out just what he's been plotting and
stop him before it's too late..."
Airdates for "One For The Money"
Sunday, May 1st at 10:00pm ET (premiere)
Friday, May 6th at 11:00pm ET
Saturday, May 7th at 3:00am ET
Sunday, May 15th at 12:00pm ET
"Meet The Fugitives" profile for Richard's character Andre:
"One For The Money" episode breakdown and production details:
(Thanks to Richard for the heads up)
||[04 May 11] *** Catch Richard
Burgi in "Committed"on Lifetime TV***
-- Richard wrapped out
2010 with a late-December shoot on "Committed," a thriller for Lifetime
Television and the Lifetime Movie Network The film was shot in and
around Cruickston Park, Cambridge, Ontario.
Richard's castmates include Andrea Roth (Rescue Me) as Celeste
Dupont, Peter MacNeill as Dr. Quilley, Liisa Repo-Martell
as Donneymeade, David Patrick Green as "Jones," Sebastian Pigott
as Bobby Gow, and Linda Thorson as Isadora.
The Lifetime Television website gives the following story details:
"Having recently lost her fiancé, clinical psychologist Celeste
DuPont (Andrea Roth) decides to accept a staff position at New England’s
Milburn Institute, a remote psychiatric facility for the criminally insane.
Under the careful guidance of her mentor, Dr. Quilley (Peter MacNeill),
Celeste subscribes to his method of therapy, allowing the patients to consider
themselves 'guests' and letting each create a persona of their choice.
But to her horror, Celeste learns that she has actually been committed
to the facility as a patient and that she’s trapped in the institution.
After several attempts to escape, strange visions and her relationship
with Dr. Desmond Moore (Richard Burgi) begin to make her doubt her own
sanity. Celeste must now uncover the truth before she becomes a permanent
The film premiered Sunday, April 17th on the Lifetime Movie Network
(LMN), with several encore showings, including May 4th and 5th. The film
is also available in streaming video format:
Learn more about "Committed" at the My Lifetime website:
Production information on "Committed" can be found at IMDb.com:
(Thanks to Richard for the heads up and to MyLifetime and TV Guide
for the scheduling information)
||[04 May 11] *** "Cellular"
airs in May on Oxygen *** -- Richard plays
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" schedule for May:
Friday, May 6th at 7:00pm ET
Saturday, May 7th at 4:00pm ET
Sunday, May 15th at 8:00am ET
Monday, May 16th at 1:00am ET
(Thanks to TVguide.com for the heads up, to Danny for the screengrabs,
and to Oxygen for the scheduling info)
||[04 May 11]*** Catch "Fun With Dick
and Jane" in May on TNT *** -- "Fun With Dick and Jane" airs on
TNT on Saturday, May 14th at 1:00pm ET.
Joe Cleeman, the upwardly mobile next-door
neighbor of Jim Carrey's Dick Harper. Joe and his wife Veronica
(Angie Harmon) are the couple Dick and Jane (Tea Leoni)
play "keeping up with the Joneses" with, battling for pecking order supremacy
over cars, landscaping, and swimming pools.
"Fun With Dick and Jane" was released in theaters in late 2005 and on
DVD in April 2006 and is now airing on various Cable channels.
For further details on the TNT airings, go to the TNT website at:
Additional information on "Fun With Dick and Jane" can be found at the
IMDb website: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0369441/
(Thanks to TV-now.com for the heads up, to Danny for the screengrabs,
and to TBS for the scheduling info)
||[04 May 11*** The Sentinel returns
to SyFy for May 16th, 2011 daytime marathon ***-- SyFy
airing an 8-episode Season 1 & 2 "Marathon" block of The Sentinel
from 8:00am to 4:00pm ET on Monday, May 16th, 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
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)
||[04 May 11]*** Richard's new
SyFy film SUPER ERUPTION on schedule for 2011 premiere ***-- Richard
returned to his "Darklight" stomping-grounds in Sofia, Bulgaria in May
2010 to film "Super Eruption" for SyFy. He was joined
by Juliet Aubrey (Helen Cutter of BBC's "Primeval") in the mega-disaster
epic, with Matt Codd ("Epoch," Shark Hunter," "Dragon Dynasty")
at the helm as director.
Set in Yellowstone National Park, "Super Eruption" revolves around
an eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano and inevitable horrific high-stakes
aftermath. Richard plays Yellowstone park ranger Charlie Young,
who teams with Aubrey's vulcanologist Kate to try to save lives.
Production company Marvista gives the following description of
"Under Yellowstone, America's first national park, lies the Yellowstone
Caldera, a giant hot spot for volcanic activity. What scientists call a
supervolcano. Now after hundreds of thousands of years lying dormant it
threatens to erupt. This eruption could wipe out much of the United States
killing millions. Suddenly, without warning, a small part of the caldera
bursts. Temperatures plummet and the sky fills with dirty, black clouds
of volcanic ash and destructive lightning. Lava erupts from the earth,
boils over the crater rims, and rushes across the country side at speeds
over 100 miles per hour vaporizing forests, animals, and tourists. As the
rest of the caldera puffs and steams and threatens to explode, it's up
to Yellowstone's top scientist and an adrenaline junkie Park Ranger to
halt the erupting caldera. They must plug the lava, as well as stop the
poisonous volcano clouds from spreading before the sky turns black and
the entire world is frozen in a permanent, apocalyptic volcano winter."
Aubrey's Kate appears to be a love interest for Charlie in addition
to her role as vulcanologist. Joining them in the core cast are MyAnna
Buring as Charlie's daughter Claire and Alex Wyndham (ROME)
as Josh, a fellow park ranger.
The film is intended for SyFy's Saturday night movie lineup and while
no SyFy airdate has been announced, the film premiered in the UK several
Cast information, story synopsis and trailer video are available at
the Marvista website:
For more production information, visit the SUPER ERUPTION page at the
(Thanks to Richard for the info)
||[04 May 11] *** Autographed official
RBFC photo of Richard Burgi available for purchase *** -- Anyone
wishing to buy the official autographed RBFC 8x10 photo of Richard
produced for the Return to Cascade convention (see left) should contact
Kat Cole, RBFC President, at WBKat852@aol.com.
The photo can be paid for by check, or by credit card through PayPal, with
the price as follows:
$20 ($23 PayPal) -- includes S&H
If paying by check, please make the check payable (in US funds) to Kathleen
Cole, not to the RBFC, and mail the check to the address
c/o Kathleen Cole
11155 Aqua Vista St., #302
Studio City, CA 91602-3700
transactions are processed through their website at http://www.paypal.com,
using firstname.lastname@example.org 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).
[04 May 11]*** Can't find a Burgi film
at amazon.com? Try MyLifetime! *** -- Richard has appeared in two films
made for the various Lifetime channels -- "Torn Apart" and "In God's Country"
-- and until recently, neither were available for purchase in the domestic
Region 1 DVD market. We're pleased to be able to pass on ordering information
for these two films, which are now available through the MyLifetime.com
website! **NOTE** Always verify the current prices and availability
at mylifetime.com, as they do fluctuate with market forces.
Main movie store page at MyLifetime.com: http://shop.history.com/?v=lifetime_movie&nvbar=Movies:View+All+Movies
Torn Apart (2004) DVD -- $19.95
Now available for purchase at the Lifetime / History Channel / AETN
online store at http://shop.history.com/
SKU ID #261848
Richard plays Dr. Billy Westin, kidnapped husband of Dr. Vicki Westin
(Tia Carrere). When Jerry Bender (Dale Midkiff), the distraught and mentally
unbalanced husband of a former patient, kidnaps Vicki's husband and daughter,
she must race against time to find them before she is forced to chose which
one will live, and which one will die.
1) In God's Country (2007) DVD -- $19.95
Now available for purchase at the Lifetime / History Channel / AETN
online store at http://shop.history.com/
SKU ID #261775
Richard plays Bishop Josiah Leavitt, local head of a fundamentalist,
polygamous religious sect. Several traumatic events spur wife Judith (Kelly
Rowan) to do the unthinkable -- flee her small community with her children.
Leavitt, of course, gives pursuit, luring Judith's oldest daughter back
home with promises he doesn't intend to keep. Judith has no choice but
to return home and make a stand.
[04 May 11]*** Check out the Burgi Bonanza
at amazon.com *** -- All the items listed below are available at either
amazon.com or its subsidiary, amazon.ca, and all feature Richard Burgi
in some capacity. **NOTE** Always verify the current prices and availability
at Amazon.com, as they do fluctuate with market forces.
Your amazon.com account information will work equally well with the
Amazon in the USA: http://www.amazon.com/
Amazon in Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/
Matlock: Sixth Season -- $38.99 (22% discount)
Release date: January 25th, 2011. Now available for purchase.
Richard appears in episode 6.06, "The Dame," playing Roger Stratford,
a nightclub piano-man who falls under the spell of the beautiful -- and
deadly -- Claire Mayfield (Sheree J. Wilson). Claire sets Roger up to help
kill and dispose of her elderly husband and makes sure he takes the fall
for the crime.
Wheelmen (2002) DVD -- $26.99 (10% discount)
Release date: August 17, 2010. Now available for purchase.
Richard plays Nick Torino, a former ambulance driver now running a limousine
service. His past and present collide when a little boy named Arthur comes
looking for him, much to his -- and social worker Gwen's (Erin Daniels)
consternation. Turns out the little boy is the baby Nick delivered after
a frantic rule-breaking ambulance drive across the city. As Gwen and Nick
work together to sort out Arthur's unfortunate situation, Venture Limousine
is hired to drive the U.S. Vice President around during a visit to Los
Angeles. A kidnapping plot is revealed by Rainn Wilson's flaky Barney which
catapults Nick, Arthur, Barney, and the motley Venture Limo crew into a
series of hijinks and narrow escapes.
Nip/Tuck - Season 5, Part 2 -- $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 -- $14.98
Release date: January 26, 2010. Now available for purchase.
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: 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
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 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 -- $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 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.
[04 May 11] *** Write to Richard care of
the RBFC! *** -- Richard has asked us to encourage anyone interested in
sending cards or letters to him to use the RBFC mailing address, which
is listed below. This allows Richard to better handle
his incoming mail, which he certainly enjoys receiving, provided it comes
through appropriate channels.
Mr. Richard Burgi
c/o Kathleen Cole
11155 Aqua Vista St., #302
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
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 .