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Last Updated: 14 May 2008



New film role for Richard -- small-town sheriff in "Friday The 13th" reimagining

Catch Richard as a philandering escapee from hell on the CW's "Reaper," Tuesday, May 13th at 9:00pm ET

Richard returns to "Desperate Houswives" on May 4th in "Opening Doors"

Richard films commercial for the 2008 Cadillac DTS DeVille Touring Sedan

"Bailey's Mistake" airs on Lifetime TV on Saturday, May 10th; Richard plays Paul Donovan

Catch Richard in "In God's Country" on the Lifetime Channel,  Sunday, May 11th at 6pm

"In Her Shoes" to air on the FX Channel Wednesday, May 14th; Richard plays Jim Danvers

Catch Richard as "The Nomad" when "Just Shoot Me" airs on TBS May 16th

Look for Richard in SciFi's "Darklight" at noon on May 22nd

TBS to air "The Hamptons," Richard's episode of "Seinfeld," on Thursday, May 22nd at 5:30pm ET

"The Sentinel" returns to Canadian airwaves in April on Space: The Imagination Station

Autographed photos of Richard available for purchase from the RBFC

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

Write to Richard through the RBFC

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Richard joins cast of Friday the 13th [10 May 08] *** Richard heads to Austin, Texas to film role in "Friday the 13th"*** -- Richard joins Jared Padalecki ("Supernatural," "Thomas Kinkade's Home for Christmas"), Derek Mears ("The Hills have Eyes II"), and Nana Visitor ("Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"), among others, in the Platinum Dunes produced reimagining of the 1980's horror hit, "Friday the 13th."

Richard plays a sheriff in the movie, which is set between the events of the first and second "Friday the 13th" films; Pamela (Nana Visitor) Voorhees, Jason's mad, mad mother and the actual killer of the first film, is dead and already enshrined in Jason's (Derek Mears) hovel hideaway, while Jason is all grown up and ready to take up his mother's machete.

Jared Padalecki plays a journalist drawn to Camp Crystal Lake to chronicle the ghastly events and history of the place; Richard's sheriff is presumably the long arm of the Law in the Crystal Lake area and may also be a witness to the gory aftermath of Mother Voorhees' rampage.

As one would expect in a "Friday the 13th" story, the cast is fleshed out with a selection of young people destined to run afoul of Jason Voorhees as they snoop about the ramshackle remains of Camp Crystal Lake and engage in impromptu bawdy romps amidst the ruins.

The film is currently expected to hit theaters on February 13th, 2009.

The Platinum Dunes producers' blog can be found at the Bloody Disgusting website, which is an invaluable news resource for the horror aficionado. 

"Friday the 13th" page: http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/film/701

Platinum Dunes page hosted by Bloody Disgusting: http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/platinumdunes/

The film's IMDb page can be found at:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758746/

(Thanks to Richard for the heads up)


Catch Richard on the CW's REAPER May 13th [14 May 08]*** Richard films episode of the CW's REAPER  *** -- Richard joined the Vancouver-based cast of "REAPER" in mid-April for episode 1.17, titled "The Leak," which airrd on Tuesday, May 13th at 9:00pm ET.

Richard plays Mike Volta, a soul condemned to hell for the sin of lust, as evidenced by a lifetime of truly epic womanizing and bed-hopping. Mike seems charming, personable, and funny, and takes reluctant soul-hunter Sam's (Bret Harrison) capture of him with surprising grace.

What Sam doesn't realize is that Mike doesn't fear being returned to hell, as he has someone on the inside -- their DMV demon buddy Gladys --  who's helping him escape. This doesn't sit well with the Devil (Ray Wise), who wants the leak plugged once and for all, and wants Sam to find out who the leak is.

At first, Sam doesn't understand why Satan wants Volta back under lock and key -- other than his ceaseless philandering, he seems harmless enough. Then Satan shows Sam the aftermath of Volta's dalliances -- relationships laid waste and people left dead. When cornered, Volta shows his true, unsavory colors.

The show is now available for online viewing / download at the CW website's "REAPER" page (see link below).

Information on "REAPER" can be found at the CW website's official show page: http://cwtv.com/shows/reaper

Additional show information can also be found at the IMDb website:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0955322/

(Thanks to Richard for the confirmation)


Richard returns to Desperate Housewives in Opening Doors [10 May 08]*** Richard returns to "Desperate Housewives" for May episode *** -- Richard returns to Wisteria Lane for a single Season 4 episode, which aired Sunday, May 4th at 9:00pm ET.

Episode 4.14, titled "Opening Doors," finds Karl (Richard Burgi) and very pregnant new wife Marisa catching ex-wife Susan (Teri Hatcher) unawares as they sign up for the same Lamaze class. Susan is accompanied by daughter Julie (Andrea Bowen) as husband Mike (Jamie Denton), conspicuous by his absence, has a previous engagement. As if seemingly having been ditched by her husband wasn't bad enough, Susan looks at Marisa and feels decidedly underdressed in her comfortable, but stained, sweats. Verbal sparring between the exes ensues, with Karl mixing news of his good fortune with jabs at Susan. 

When the next class rolls around, Susan and Mike come swanning in dressed to impress. When Karl comments that they're rather overdressed for Lamaze, Susan spins an improbable tale of their hectic and fabulous social life, which leads Marisa to lament that Karl never takes her anywhere. Karl, of course, is not fooled, and has to work to hide a smile when Mike reveals he has recently been in rehab for abusing prescription drugs.

Their third class finds both Karl and Susan attending solo. Susan, expecting Karl to gloat and antagonize her, heads him off at the pass by telling him his life is wonderful while hers is on thin ice. Karl defies expectations and reassures Susan instead, telling her Mike *will* be there for her in all the ways he, Karl, never was.

Learn more about "Desperate Housewives" and "Opening Doors" at the official ABC website show page:
http://abc.go.com/primetime/desperate/index?pn=index

(Thanks to Richard for the appearance confirmation)


Richard films commercial for 2008 Cadillac DTS [10 May 08]*** Richard films commercial for 2008 Cadillac DTS DeVille Touring Sedan  *** -- Richard spent part of late January filming a commercial for the 2008 Cadillac DTS DeVille Touring Sedan, which is now airing on select network and cable channels. (The commercial is also available for viewing at the Cadillac website). 

He joins a growing roster of television and film actors -- Kate Walsh ("Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice"), and Martin Henderson ("The Ring," "Torque") driving the Cadillac CTS, and Brian Bloom ("Smokin' Aces," "Drive") driving the Cadillac Escalade -- who have recently filmed commercials for Cadillac vehicles.

Stylistically similar to those for the Cadillac CTS and Escalade, Richard's 30-second commercial features exciting night-time shots of the DTS (apparently filmed on roads in the general area of Los Angeles International Airport) intercut with interior shots of the vehicle and driver.  Richard's dialog is as follows:

"So let me get this straight... I have a comfortable house in the suburbs; comfortable job with a comfortable office right on the glass; and what, I'm supposed to squeeze myself into an uncomfortable little car on way back and forth to my comfortable life? I think... not!"

Richard's commercial is titled "Comfortable" and is available on the Cadillac website's downloads page at the DTS tab/thumbnail:
http://www.cadillac.com/cadillacjsp/footer/downloads.jsp

Learn more about the 2008 Cadillac DTS at the Cadillac website:
http://www.cadillac.com/

(Thanks to Richard for the heads up)


Catch Richard in Bailey's Mistake in May on the Hallmark Channel [10 May 08] *** "Bailey's Mistake" airs May 10th on the Hallmark Channel *** -- Catch Richard in his all-too-fleeting scenes of "Bailey's Mistake" on Saturday, May 10th at 11:00am ET.

Filmed in Nova Scotia, Canada in June 2000, "Bailey's Mistake" premiered on ABC's "Wonderful World of Disney" in March 2001. "Bailey's Mistake" was described on the zap2it.com website as "laced with romantic longing, wistful memories, quirky humor and fantasy." 

Richard played 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. (When broadcast, this version of Paul's untimely death had been replaced with a more mundane -- and only mentioned in dialogue -- death from a heart-attack while out on a two-mile run).

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 Gypsy relatives.

Richard's character, Paul Donovan, was only seen briefly in the movie in a pair of dream flashbacks and a pair of ghostly visitations to his son.  Though more footage appears to have been shot -- the cave exploration mentioned in the "zap2it" article features in one of Liz Donovan's dreams -- Disney/Touchstone apparently decided to pare Paul's on-screen time down considerably.

(Thanks to Becky for the screengrabs)


Richard plays Bishop Josiah Leavitt in In God's Country [10 May 08] *** Richard's 2006 film for CTV and Lifetime TV,  "In God's Country," airs on Lifetime TV in May *** -- "In God's Country" airs Sunday, May 11th at 6:00pm ET on Lifetime TV

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.

To learn more about "In God's Country," visit the film's CTV listing:
http://www.ctv.ca/

The film's IMDb page can be found at:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0814150/

(Thanks to Ruth and Deana for the initial heads-up, and to Steven for the role confirmation)


Catch Richard in In Her Shoes on FX in June [10 May 08] *** "In Her Shoes" airs May 14th on the FX Channel *** -- Richard plays Jim Danvers, the weak-willed boyfriend of Rose (Toni Collette) Feller. Jim sees Rose as the kind of woman he could fall in love and settle down with, but succumbs to temptation in the form of Rose's 'party girl' sister Maggie (Cameron Diaz).

Finding Jim and Maggie en flagrante pushes Rose to the end of her rope, triggering her breakup with Jim and her estrangement from Maggie. Both sisters begin journeys of their own and find inner strengths they didn't know they had -- and in the process, find a grandmother (Ella, played by Shirley MacLaine) and, eventually, each other once more.

Scheduling and film information can be found at the FX Channel website: http://www.fxchannel.com

Information on "In Her Shoes" can be found at the IMDb website:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0388125/

(Thanks to TV-now.com for the heads up and shceduling info,and  to Danny for the screengrabs)


Richard plays Robert Galatin on Just Shoot Me [10 May 08]*** Richard's episode of "Just Shoot Me" airs on TBS in May *** -- Richard plays action hero -- and Mama's boy --  Robert "The Nomad" Galatin in "Mum's The Word," airing Friday, May 16th at 2:30pm 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:
http://www.tbs.com/shows/justshootme/

(Thanks to tv-now for the listing)


Catch Richard in Darklight on SciFi in May [10 May 08] *** Catch Richard when Sci Fi airs "Darklight" on Thursday, May 22rd at 12:00pm ET *** -- Richard headed off to Sofia, Bulgaria in late July '03 to join the cast of UFO Films' "Darklight," a Sci Fi Channel Original Production for the 2004-05 broadcast season. Richard played William Shaw and was joined by Shiri Appleby (Roswell's Liz) as Lilith. Star Trek's John de Lancie and Stargate: Atlantis' David Hewlett also star in Darklight. Principal photography began on July 28th and wrapped  the week of August 18th. 

The Sci Fi Channel's listing for "Darklight" gave this description:

"A secret society fights evil with evil in this atmospheric original thriller.

Shiri Appleby (TV's Roswell), Richard Burgi (The Sentinel, SCI FI Pictures' Decoys), John de Lancie (Q from the Star Trek franchise) and David Hewlett (Stargate Atlantis, SCi FI Pictures' Boa vs. Python, the indie hit Cube) star in this tale of an ancient demoness named Lilith, who has been captured by a secret society known as The Faith.

Her true nature concealed by a powerful spell, Lilith lives as a 24-year-old woman with no memory of her ageless past -- until William Shaw (Burgi) of The Faith recruits her to help him stop the Demonicos, a rampaging monster that is spreading a lethal plague across the Earth and whose only vulnerability is to Lilith's unique mystical power, known as Darklight.

As the duo race to slay the creature, they unwittingly expose a treacherous conspiracy within The Faith itself. Lilith has the power to set things right -- but now she has been reawakened to her true nature, will she resume her own evil ways? Trusting her is a life-or-death gamble for humanity, but it's one that William Shaw has no choice but to take."

(Thanks to tv-now and to SciFi for the schedule info, and to Becky for the screengrabs)


Richard plays Dr. Ben on Seinfeld rerun [10 May 08]*** Richard's episode of "Seinfeld" to air on TBS  *** -- Catch Richard in "The Hamptons" on Thursday, May 22nd at 5:30pm ET.

Richard plays Dr. Ben Feffa in "The Hamptons," where he joins Jerry, Kramer, George, and Elaine at the beachside house of friends who've recently had a baby. Dr. Ben, the couple's pediatrician, has also invited along for the weekend.

When Ben describes Elaine as "breathtaking," she is quite flattered, and soon taken with the handsome doctor. Then she, Jerry, Kramer, and George get a good look at the baby Dr. Ben has also described as "breathtaking" -- and realize the child is breathtakingly ugly.

Confused and more than a little alarmed to be described with the same word as the hideous infant, Elaine frets and kvetches until she finally works up the nerve to ask Ben exactly what "breathtaking" means to him.  Of course, the conversation does not go well, and Elaine's potential romance with the good doctor dies a-borning.

Meanwhile, George also manages to derail a potential romance by  fixating on what he perceives as his girlfriend's disappointment with his impedimenta -- seems a swim in the ocean has resulted in some unfortunate degree of "shrinkage."

To learn more about "Seinfeld" on TBS, visit the show's home page on the TBS website: http://www.tbs.com/shows/seinfeld/

(Thanks to tv-now for the listing)


The Sentinel airs on Canada's SPACE: The Imagination Station [10 May 08]*** The Sentinel now airing in original, uncut form  on Canada's SPACE: The Imagination Station ***-- SPACE is now airing The Sentinel Monday-Friday at 6:00pm ET.

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.

Space began its "Sentinel" run with Season 1's "Switchman," the series pilot episode. The broadcast roster then follows the show's original UPN run and continues to air the episodes in original UPN airing order.

For further details, go to the website of Space: The Imagination Station:
http://www.spacecast.com

(Thanks to Maria for the SPACE heads up, and to Steffi for the screengrabs)


Autographed RB photo available for purchase [10 May 08] *** 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 below:

The RBFC
10153 1/2 Riverside Drive #494
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
U.S.A.

PayPal logoPayPal transactions are processed through their website at http://www.paypal.com, using wbkat852@aol.com 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).
 


[10 May 08]*** 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 Canadian subsidiary.

Amazon in the USA: http://www.amazon.com/

Amazon in Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/
 
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"
 

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.
ASIN: B000IB0DDA

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.
ASIN: B000FIMG4U

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.
ASIN: B000CQQHEU

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.
ASIN: B000E1NXCM

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.
ASIN: B000CQQ18K

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.
ASIN: B000CCW2P2

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.
ASIN: B000BBOUEU

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.
ASIN: B000BPL2EM

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.
ASIN: B000A9QKT6

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)
ASIN: B0006D3HGA

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 amazon.com 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 amazon.ca
Decoys (2003) DVD -- CDN $13.46 (10% discount)
ASIN: B00029QQRK

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)
ASIN: B0000AQS0F

2) Firefly (Original Television Soundtrack) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $12.98 (28% discount)
ASIN: B000BL14PQ

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)
ASIN: B0001XAOQ6

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.



[10 May 08] *** 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
RBFC
10153 1/2 Riverside Drive, #494
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
USA

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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