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Last Updated: 05 June 2007

Richard dives into the horror genre with a part in Eli Roth's "Hostel: Part II," which premieres June 8th

Catch on-set "Hostel: Part II" interview with Richard at Movieweb!

"The Christmas Cottage" finds Richard playing father to painter Thomas Kinkade; film premieres December '07

Richard will return for the Fall 2007 Season Premiere of  NBC's "Las Vegas"

"In God's Country" premieres in June on Lifetime TV; also airs again on Canada's CTV

"Shanghai Red" up for Jin Jue Award at 10th Annual Shanghai International Film Festival

"Shanghai Red" premieres in US at Newport Beach Film Festival, plays in Cinema Orange program

"Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone" entered for EMMY consideration; Richard up for Lead Actor

Richard films guest spot in ABC pilot "The Call;" ABC opts not to include show in Fall 2007 schedule

Canada's SPACE: The Imagination Station now airing "The Sentinel"

"Torn Apart" airs in June on the Lifetime Movie Network; Richard plays Dr. Billy Westin

TNT to air "Cellular" on June 8th and 10th; Richard plays Craig Martin

"Fun With Dick and Jane" airs on various Starz Channels in June; Richard plays Joe Cleeman

"In Her Shoes" airs on various HBO channels in June; Richard plays Jim Danvers

A&E is cycling through Season 1 of "24;" catch Richard as Alan York / Kevin Carroll

Catch Richard's "Judging Amy" episodes on TNT's "Primetime in the Daytime"

"The District" now airing on the Biography Channel and A&E, and Richard's episodes are playing! 

"Firefly: The Official Companion, Volume 2," which covers Richard's "The Message," now in bookstores

"24: Behind The Scenes" includes Richard in coverage of Season One and the death of Kevin Carroll

"24: The Official Companion, Seasons 1 & 2," covers Richard's 11 episodes as Alan York / Kevin Carroll

Autographed photos of Richard available for purchase from the RBFC

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

Write to Richard through the RBFC

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Catch Richard in Hostel Part 2 in June 2007 [05 Jun 07] *** Richard Burgi dives into the horror genre with a part in Eli Roth's "Hostel: Part II"*** -- Richard finished his work in Prague, Czech Republic in late October on the much-anticipated sequel to writer-director Eli Roth's horror blockbuster, "Hostel."  The movie is now just days away from its June 8th 2007 premiere date.

Eli Roth gave some teasing details on "Hostel: Part II," including an idea of how Richard's character Todd Rogers and his buddy Stuart (Roger Bart) McGenty fit into the overall story.  Said Roth:

"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 of it..."

To learn more about "Hostel: Part II," visit the film's IMDb page at

The film's official website can be found at

Additional news, photos, trailers, and video clips can be found at

(Thanks to Richard for the info, and to Steven for the confirmation)

Watch H2 interview with Richard at Movieweb [05 Jun 07]*** Watch short on-set "Hostel: Part II" interview with Richard at Movieweb site *** -- Movieweb has a number of "Hostel: Part II" videos available, including behind-the-scenes looks at the filming as well as interviews with writer/director Eli Roth and the cast.

Eli Roth and Roger Bart both mention working with Richard in their interviews. Richard's footage deals mostly with his character, Todd, covering aspects of the character himself, as well as insights on the dark and twisted places Todd has allowed himself to go.

Richard's interview can be found here:

The other interviews and clips can be accessed through the video list at the bottom right of the page.

(Thanks to Katherin and Maria for the initial  heads-up)

Richard plays Kinkade Sr in The Christmas Cottage [05 Jun 07]*** Richard appears in "Thomas Kinkade Presents The Christmas Cottage"*** -- Richard Burgi recently returned from the Vancouver, BC area where he spent nearly three weeks of May filming "The Christmas Cottage," a movie based on the early life of famous painter Thomas Kinkade. The film covers a pivotal period in the young Kinkade's life and explores the experiences that led him to a career as an artist.

Richard plays Kinkade's father, Bill Kinkade, while Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden plays Kinkade's mother, Maryanne. Thomas Kinkade is played by Jared Padalecki, brother Pat Kinkade is played by Aaron Ashmore, and Kinkade's painter mentor, Glen Wessler, is played by multiple Oscar nominee, Peter O'Toole.

Asked about his father in an interview, Kinkade described him as "a talented amateur artist," adding "My dad traveled the roads. He was a womanizer, a World War II veteran, a Frank Sinatra Rat Pack wannabe and was not involved with the family. He was a civilian employee of the Air Force after the war and drifted from job to job."

Ken LaZebnick, who wrote the film's screenplay, gave further details to Kate Taylor of the New York Sun, describing Bill Kinkade as larger than life. "He was this guy who had vast dreams and ended up being an assistant manager at a pizza parlor in Sacramento. he took his sons on these crazy trips, and he was an inveterate womanizer."

The film, distributed by Lionsgate, is scheduled for a December 14th 2007 premiere.

Additional information on the film can be found at the IMDb website:

(Thanks to Richard Burgi for the info)

Richard to appear in Las Vegas Fall 07 season premiere [05 Jun 07] *** Richard's three back-to-back episodes of NBC's  "Las Vegas" lead to a return in the Fall 2007 premiere *** -- Richard's  three episodes of "Las Vegas," which aired February 23rd - March 2nd, will be followed by at least one more appearance for the creepy billionaire Vince Peterson, who returns in "A Hero Ain't Nothing But A Sandwich." Richard filmed his scenes in the episode in early May.

Peterson, a New York hedge-fund billionaire and high-stakes gambler with a taste for the Vegas lifestyle, was introduced in "Bare Chested in the Park," with "Junk in the Trunk" setting up his obsession with and abduction of Sam (Vanessa Marcil), and "Heroes" creating a multiple-thread cliffhanger which includes Vince flying the coop with Sam trussed up in a steamer trunk. The Fall '07 premiere picks up the cliffhanger threads of "Heroes" and follows the plotlines to their conclusions.

NBC's show page gives the description of "Las Vegas" excerpted below:

From Gary Scott Thompson -- the writer of the hit film “The Fast and the Furious” -- comes “Las Vegas,” now entering its third season. This fast-paced, sexy drama follows the elite Las Vegas surveillance team charged with maintaining the security of one of “Sin City’s” largest resorts and casinos.

Oscar and Golden Globe Award nominee James Caan (“The Godfather,” “Misery”) stars as Ed Deline, the head of the surveillance team for the Montecito Resort & Casino. With his protégé, Danny McCoy (Josh Duhamel, “All My Children”) a former U.S. Marine and Las Vegas native, they deal with card-counting cheaters, costly streaks of random luck and rival casinos stealing their big-money players. 

The NBC show page can be found at:

(Thanks to R&L Burgi for the info)

Richard plays Bishop Josiah Leavitt in In God's Country [05 Jun 07] *** Richard's 2006 film for CTV and Lifetime TV,  "In God's Country," premieres on Lifetime TV in June*** -- "In God's Country" premieres Monday, June 11th at 9:00pm ET on Lifetime TV, with a repeat airing on Sunday, June 24th at 4:00pm. The film also airs again on CTV on Friday, June 8th at 8:00pm ET

Richard plays Church Bishop Josiah Leavitt, the polygamist husband of Rowan's character, Judith Joseph. Judith is one of the charismatic Leavitt's eight wifes, 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:

The film's IMDb page can be found at:

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

Shanghai Red up for Jin Jue Award [05 Jun 07]*** Richard's "Shanghai Red" up for Jin Jue Award at the 10th Annual Shanghai Film Festival *** -- Richard Burgi spent part of June 2005 in Shanghai, China, filming "Shanghai Red" with Vivian Wu. The film has been chosen as an Official Selection of the 10th Annual Shanghai International Film Festival, which takes place from June 16th - 24th.

"Shanghai Red" is one of sixteen films contending for the coveted Golden Goblet, or Jin Jue Award. The Award is given in eight categories -- Best Feature Film, Jury Grand Prix, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, and Best Music.

Additional information on the Shanghai  international Film Festival (SIFF) can be found at the Festival's official website:

Information on "Shanghai Red" can be found at the film's official website:

(Thanks to JoAnn for the info)

Shanghai Red featured in OCMA screenings [05 Jun 07]*** Richard's "Shanghai Red" to be showcased by Free Cinema Orange in July *** -- The 2007 Newport Beach Film Festival , which ran from April 19th - 29th, hosted the U.S. Premiere of "Shanghai Red." 

After two presentations at the Newport Beach Film Festival, "Shanghai Red" was selected for inclusion in Free Cinema Orange, a joint program between the Orange County Museum of Art and the Newport Beach Film Festival

According to the OCMA website, Cinema Orange "showcases an eclectic slate of feature-length narrative, documentary, short and animated films from the recent 2007 Newport Beach Film Festival. Dedicated to championing the works of aspiring and established filmmakers from around the world, the Orange County Museum of Art and the Newport Beach Film Festival celebrate the creative vision of these talented artists ... For the summer months, all films are free and presented outdoors 9weather permitting)."

"Shanghai Red" will be presented at 8:30pm on Thursday, July 12th.

Additional information on the Free Cinema Orange program can be found at the OCMA website at

(Thanks to DebbieLD for the info)

Richard, Firestorm up for EMMY consideration [05 Jun 07]*** "Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone," Richard, and Scott Foley up for consideration for Primetime EMMy Awards in TV Movie category*** -- According to The Envelope / The Awards Insider at the Los Angeles Times website, "Firestorm: Last Stand At Yellowstone" has been submitted for consideration for the 59th Primetime EMMY Awards in the  Outstanding Made For Television Movie category.

In addition to the film's submission, Richard Burgi and Scott Foley are both up for the EMMY in the Outstanding Lead Actor in A Miniseries or A Movie category.

Nominations for the 59th Primetime EMMY Awards will be announced Thursday, July 19th, with the Awards show airing on FOX on Sunday, September 16th at 8:00pm ET/PT.

Further information on the 59th Primetime EMMY Awards can be found at the official EMMY website at

(Thanks to Kay Lynne for the info)

Richard films guest spot in ABC pilot The Call [05 Jun 07]*** Richard films guest spot in new ABC pilot titled The Call*** -- Richard Burgi recently filmed a guest spot as Frank on a new series pilot for ABC. Titled "The Call," the comedy from Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran of "24" and Dave Hemingston of "Kitchen Confidential," follows paramedics Nick Adams (Danny Comden) and Ian Wode (Kal Penn) in "24"-style real-time as they work to save a life each episode while wreaking havoc with each other's. Kali Rocha of "Grey's Anatomy" plays their boss Wendy "the Wolf" Wolfram.

ABC won the series after a bidding war with Fox Television, according to Variety, and committed to a six-episode order. 

Sadly, ABC decided not to add The Call to the Fall 2007 schedule after all. Depending on the nature of the order commitment, ABC most likely opted to forego production of the six episodes.

(Thanks to Richard Burgi for the info)

The Sentinel airs on Canada's SPACE: The Imagination Station [05 Jun 07]*** The Sentinel now airing in original, uncut form  on Canada's SPACE: The Imagination Station ***-- SPACE is now airing The Sentinel weeknights at 1:00am 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.

June 5th - 22nd schedule, Season 3 episodes:
Tue, June 5th -- 1:00am -- "Poachers"
Wed, June 6th -- 1:00am -- "The Inside Mant"
Thu, June 7th -- 1:00am -- "Vendetta"
Fri, June 8th -- 1:00am -- "Fool Me Twice"
Tue, June 12th -- 1:00am -- "Storm Warning"
Wed, June 13th -- 1:00am -- "Red Ice"
Thu, June 14th -- 1:00am -- "Dead Certain"
Fri, June 15th -- 1:00am -- "Breaking Ground"
Tue, June 19th -- 1:00am -- "Prisoner X"
Wed, June 20th -- 1:00am -- "The Trance"
Thu, June 21st -- 1:00am -- "Mirror Image"
Fri, June 22nd -- 1:00am -- "Finkelman's Folly"

For further details, go to the website of Space: The Imagination Station:

(Thanks to Laura, Katherin, and Kay Lynne for the SPACE heads up, and to Steffi for the screengrabs)

Richard plays Dr Billy Westin in Torn Apart [05 Jun 07] *** Richard's 2004 movie "Torn Apart" airs on the Lifetime Movie Network*** -- Catch the film on Sunday, June 24th at 8:00pm ET. Richard plays Dr. Billy Westin, husband of Dr. Vicki (Tia Carrere) Westin. Filmed in New Orleans in May 2004, the film follows Vicki Westin's harrowing race against time with her family's lives in the balance.

Dale Midkiff plays Jerry Bender, a man unhinged by the death of his son and his wife's vegetative state, both the result of injuries sustained in a wreck. Though part of the surgical team treating Bender's wife, Vicki found her hands tied by bureacratic red tape and bean-counting and thus unable to act quickly enough to save Bender's wife.

Bender, of course, doesn't distinguish between surgeon and administration and so includes Vicki in his revenge plot. The other players he quickly disposes of; for Vicki, a different fate awaits -- Bender abducts Billy and their daughter and gives Vicki a choice -- she can have one or the other back, but not both, and she has 12 hours to decide.

Following a string of tantalizing clues, Vicki gets closer and closer to Bender... but not close enough. With time running out, she choses their daughter, gambling she'll have enough time to rescue Billy before the 12 hour deadline is up.

Additional information is available at the Lifetime Movie Network website:

(Thanks to Mishale for the screengrabs)

Catch Cellular on TNT June 8th and 10th [05 Jun  07] *** "Cellular" airs June 8th and 10th on TNT  *** -- Richard plays Craig Martin, 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.

TNT gives 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" will play four times this weekend on TNT:

Friday, June 8th at 8:00pm and 10:00pm ET
Sunday, June 10th at 9:00pm and 11:00pm ET

For further details on the TNT airings, go to the TNT website at:

(Thanks to for the heads up, to Danny for the screengrabs, and to TNT for the scheduling info)

Catch Richard in Fun With Dick and Jane on Starz Channels in June [05 Jun 07] *** "Fun With Dick and Jane" airs on Starz, Starz Comedy, and Starz Kids and Family Channels throughout May and June*** -- Richard plays 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.

Released in theaters in late 2005 and on DVD in April 2006, "Fun With Dick and Jane" is now available on the premium cable movie channel Starz with multiple airings throughout November.

For further details, go to the Starz website at:

Additional information on "Fun With Dick and Jane" can be found at the IMDb website:

(Thanks to for the heads up, to Danny for the screengrabs, and to Starz for the scheduling info)

Catch Richard in In Her Shoes on HBO in June [05 Jun 07] *** "In Her Shoes" airs thoughout May and June on HBO and Cinemax channels*** -- 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.

For further details, go to the HBO website at:

Enter "In Her Shoes" in the Search box for airdates. (Be sure to change the "browse by" drop-down box to "month" and the time to "all day").

Information on "In Her Shoes" can be found at the IMDb website:

(Thanks to for the heads up, to Danny for the screengrabs, and to Encore for the scheduling info)

Richard's episodes of 24 playing on A&E [05 Jun 07] *** Richard's episodes of "24" airing in repeats on the A&E Channel***  -- While Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) and his compatriots are now in their sixth season on FOX, A&E -- the Arts & Entertainment Channel -- is now cycling through the show's first season episodes.

Richard appeared in eleven of the show's twenty-four first season episodes (see image at left for episodes). At first introduced as Alan York, father of the missing teen Janet, Richard's character was actually a cold-blooded mercenary by the name of Kevin Carroll. 

Carroll, after doing away with the real Alan York, was assigned the task of misleading and eventually abducting Jack's wife Teri.

A&E's upcoming schedule inclides the following Burgi episodes: 

Fri, Jun 8th -- 8am & 2pm -- "10:00am - 11:00am"
Mon, Jun 11th -- 8am & 2pm -- "11:00am - 12:00pm"
Tues, Jun 12th -- 8am & 2pm -- "12:00pm - 1:00pm"
Wed, Jun 13th -- 8am & 2pm -- "1:00pm - 2:00pm"

Remember to check your local listings or the A&E site for additional information:

A complete listing of Richard's episodes of "24" can be found on the Filmography page, with an expanded listing and episode details on the  24 Guide page.

(Thanks to MJ for the A&E info, to Becky for the screengrabs, and to the Epguides website for production details)

Catch Richard in Judging Amy on TNT [05 Jun 07] *** Look for Richard's episodes of Judging Amy on TNT's "Primetime in the Daytime" ***-- Richard appeared in six episodes of the CBS Primetime drama, joining the show in Season 3 and playing Judge Amy (Amy Brenneman) Grey's ex-husband, Michael Cassidy.

TNT's rotation is now in Season 1 out of a total six seasons. Richard's episodes appear in Season 3 and 4 and may possibly begin airing in late June.

Judging Amy airs in two-episode blocks weekdays as part of TNT's "Primetime in the Daytime," where it appears Monday - Friday at 12:00noon and 1:00pm ET/PT.

A complete list of Richard's Judging Amy episodes can be found at the Filmography Page, with an expanded listing and episode details on the Judging Amy Guide page.

Visit the TNT website for further information, and check your local listings, as well as the TVNow website.

TNT's website --

TVNow listing  --

(Thanks to Becky and Erin for the Judging Amy screengrabs, to TNT for the scheduling info, and to the Epguides website for production details)

Richard's episodes of The District airing on the A&E and Biography Channels [05 Jun 07] *** "The District" now airing in repeats on A&E and on the Biography Channel; Richard appears in Seasons 1, 3, and 4***  -- A&E is airing the show at 7:00am ET Monday - Friday, while the Biography Channel appears to be shifting the show to a weekends-only rotation -- two episodes, airing at  10:00am and 11:00am Saturday.  Remember to check your local listings or the  Biography Channel site for additional information:   and

Richard's Captain Hunter appeared in seven episodes of Season 1, two episodes of Season 3, and three episodes of Season 4.

A&E's episode rotation is now in Season 2, with Richard's next episode, Season 3's "The Second Man," likely to air in late June or July

The Biography Channel is now in Season 1, with Richard's episodes 
"The Santa Wars" and "The D.C. Strangler" due to air on Saturday, June 16th at 10:00 and 11:00am ET respectively. 

NOTE: At present, Biography appears to be shifting "The District" to Saturday airings rather than Monday-Friday.

The show is also airing in syndication in various international markets.

A complete listing of Richard's episodes of "The District" can be found on the Filmography page, with an expanded listing and episode details on the  District Guide page.

Richard appeared in three of the show's four seasons in a total of twelve episodes, playing the recurring role of the prickly and suspicious Captain Vincent Hunter, head of the DC Police Department's Internal Affairs Division.

Unfortunately, the show did not take maximum advantage of the Hunter character, though they established an intriguing back-story for him in the first season episode "The DC Strangler." Ella Farmer (played by the late Lynn Thigpen) told Chief Mannion (Craig T. Nelson) a bit about Hunter. He was a highly-decorated officer with a relatively high solve rate while in Homicide, a department he left after discovering his wife -- also a police officer --  in bed with his partner.

(Thanks to Debbie for the USA info, to Becky and Erin for the District screengrabs, and to the Epguides website for production details)

Richard's episode, The Message, is covered in Vol 2 of The Official Firefly Companion [05 Jun 07] *** Richard's "Firefly" episode covered in "Firefly: The Official Companion, Volume Two" *** -- Richard's episode of the short-lived Joss Whedon sci-fi series, "The Message," is one of the episodes included in Volume Two of the Official Firefly Companion.

The last episode filmed before FOX pulled the plug on the show, "The Message" never aired on FOX. Fans had to wait for the DVD set, or for the show to be picked up in their markets in syndication, to see it.

As with Volume One, this second volume contains complete and uncut shooting scripts for the final eight episodes of the show, along with "rare and previously unseen imagery" and "exclusive commentary from the cast and crew," as well as the second half of an "in-depth interview with Joss Whedon."

The book is available through, as well as at most major book retailers -- Barnes & Noble, Borders, and the like. 

The ISBN number is 1845763726, and the list price is $24.95.

Richard features in Season One material in 24 Behind The Scenes [05 Jun 07] *** Richard appears in Jon Cassar's new book, "24: Behind The Scenes" *** -- Richard Burgi's role in the first season of "24" set the pace for "no-one is what that they seem" characters. When first we meet him, he is Alan York, father of an errant teenage daughter, Janet.  Over the span of nearly a dozen episodes, we learn he is actually Kevin Carroll, a mercenary working with Ira Gaines who dispatched the real Alan York and assumed his identity in order to get close to Teri (Leslie Hope) Bauer.  Eventually Gaines' plan falls apart and Kevin Carroll becomes a loose end to be tied up permanently by a Drazen family hit-man.

Carroll's dramatic end is featured in the Season One coverage of Cassar's book, where a double-page spread details the setup and filming of the explosion that stuns Carroll and kills the rest of Gaines' team.

"24: Behind The Scenes" is available through and can be found at most major book retailers, such as Barnes & Noble and Borders.

The book's ISBN number is 1933784075, and the list price is $29.95.

Richard's episodes are covered in Season 1 of The Official 24 Companion [05 Jun 07]*** Richard's Season 1 episodes of "24" covered in "24: The Official Companion, Seasons 1 & 2" *** -- Richard Burgi's role in the first season of "24" set the pace for "no-one is what that they seem" characters. When first we meet him, he is Alan York, father of an errant teenage daughter, Janet.  Over the span of nearly a dozen episodes, we learn he is actually Kevin Carroll, a mercenary working with Ira Gaines who dispatched the real Alan York and assumed his identity in order to get close to Teri (Leslie Hope) Bauer.  Eventually Gaines' plan falls apart and Kevin Carroll becomes a loose end to be tied up permanently by a Drazen family hit-man.

Richard appeared in eleven of the show's first season episodes -- just shy of half the season's episodes. The character's transition from concerned parent to cold-blooded mercenary was as shocking as it was unexpected.

"24: The Official Companion, Seasons 1 & 2" is available through, as well as at retail stores like Barnes & Noble and Borders

The ISBN number is 1845763130, and the book lists for $16.95

Autographed RB photo available for purchase [05 Jun 07] *** 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 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:

10153 1/2 Riverside Drive #494
Toluca Lake, CA 91602

PayPal logoPayPal transactions are processed through their website at, using 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).

[05 Jun 07]*** Check out the Burgi Bonanza at *** -- All the items listed below are available at either or its subsidiary,, and all feature Richard Burgi in some capacity. **NOTE** Always verify the current prices at, as they do fluctuate with market forces.

Your account information will work equally well with the Canadian subsidiary.

Amazon in the USA:

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

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 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
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.

Richard appears as Womack in The Message

1) Firefly - The Complete Series (2002) DVD -- $24.96 (50% discount)

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

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)

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.

[05 Jun07] *** 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 .
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