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Last Updated: 30 July 2009

Richard turns 51 on July 30th

Richard returns to "Desperate Housewives" for 10-episode Season Six story arc

Richard's CBS series, "Harper's Island," finales on July 11th -- Richard plays Thomas Wellington in first 5 episodes

"Hostel: Part II" to air on various Showtime channels in July and August -- Richard plays Todd

Sci Fi Channel, now SyFy, to air "Sentinel" marathons in July and August

SyFy to air "Darklight" on August 21st -- Richard plays "Faith" operative William Shaw

"Friday the 13" now available in Extended Killer Cut DVD -- extra Burgi scenes included

NBC's "Knight Rider" remake series now available on DVD -- Richard plays Jack Hurst in "Knight to King's Pawn"

Catch Richard in six episodes of the "Desperate Housewives" Complete Fifth Season DVD set available in September

"Harper's Island" DVD Edition due to be released Sept 8th; Richard plays Thomas Wellington

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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Richard returns to DH for Fall 2009's Season 6! [30 Jul 09] *** Richard's Karl returns to "Desperate Housewives" for at least ten episodes of Fall 2009's Season 6 *** -- Burgi and Karl fans got some good news this summer; turns out Wisteria Lane's favorite cad is returning for at least ten episodes of the new Fall 2009 season!

Karl was gradually reintroduced into the character mix during the last month or so of Season 5, when he turned up at Susan's (Teri Hatcher) school with a young son in tow. After Susan was shocked by wee Evan's bloodthirsty artwork, Karl revealed that he had been dumped by his wife of five years, Marisa, leaving him ill-equipped to deal with his son's abandonment issues.

Shortly thereafter, Susan let slip to Bree (Marcia Cross) that Karl was the most cut-throat and successful divorce lawyer she knew of -- music to the desperate Goody Van de Kamp - Hodge, who wanted to divest herself of her increasingly flaky hubby Orson (Kyle McLachlan) while holding onto all her assets.

True to Susan's word, Karl quickly cooks up a scheme to get Orson out of Bree's life with an absolute minimum of her assets. The madcap shenanigans include film noiresque rendezvouses, ski-mask outfitted breakins, secret storage lockers crammed with nicked objets d'art, and  a contretemps with a hired thug to spur old Orson along.

Through it all, Karl finds himself increasingly drawn to Bree, a woman he suddenly finds intriguing and intoxicating, and Bree is likewise drawn to Karl -- surely a major case of "opposties attract."

Naturally, the divorce proceedings run aground when Orson catches wind of the storage unit full of household wares.  Bree, unwilling to push the issue any further, sacks Karl, which frees them both of any issues of client-lawyer legal impropriety.  As Season 5 comes to a close, we see Karl and Bree sharing seductive glances at yet another Delfino (Jamie Denton) wedding.

Season 6, now in production at Universal Studios, will see Karl and Bree's unlikely romance continue to blossom across at least 10 episodes.

(Thanks to Richard for the heads up and to TWOP for the episode details)

Richard's limited-run series HARPER'S ISLAND concludes in July [30 Jul 09] *** Richard plays father of the bride in limited-run CBS series "Harper's Island" *** -- Richard joined the cast of the 13-episode CBS midseason series "Harper's Island" in early August 2008, playing Thomas Wellington. Real estate mogul Wellington is the father of bride-to-be Trish ("Supernatural's" Katie Cassidy), whose "destination wedding" brings the characters together on picturesque Harper's Island, where the wealthy Wellingtons spent her childhood summers.

The show premiered at 10:00pm ET on Thursday, April 9th and later moved to a Saturday evening berth, where it remained until the show's July 11th 2-hour finale.

Also featured in the cast are Jim Beaver ("Supernatural"), Elaine Cassidy, Christopher Gorham ("Ugly Betty"), Cameron Richardson ("Point Pleasant"), and Harry Hamlin ("L.A. Law," "Veronica Mars"). "Harper's Island" was created by Ari Schlossberg and executive produced by Jon Turteltaub, with Jeffrey Bell serving as showrunner.

CBS gave the following brief description of the show:

"The new drama, HARPER'S ISLAND, is a murder mystery that unfolds as friends and family attend week-long festivities at a destination wedding on a secluded and picturesque island off the coast of Seattle, infamous for a homicidal maniac's rampage seven years ago."

The show's IMDB listing:

(Thanks to Richard Burgi for the heads up and character info)

Catch Richard in Hostel Part 2 on various Showtime channels [30 Jul 09] *** Catch Richard Burgi on SHO Networks when  "Hostel: Part II" plays on various Showtime channels in July and August*** -- Richard worked in Prague, Czech Republic in late October 2006 on the much-anticipated sequel to writer-director Eli Roth's horror blockbuster, "Hostel." 

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..."

Showtime's late July and early August airdates are as follows:

Showtime Beyond -- Thursday, Jul 30th at 2:24am ET
TMC Xtra -- Friday, Jul 31st at 1:35am ET
Showtime Extreme -- Tuseday, Aug 4th at 11:45pm ET
Showtime 2 -- Saturday, Aug 8th at 10:25pm ET
Showtime -- Thursday, Aug 13th at 12:30am ET
Showtime On Demand -- Aug 12th - Sep 8th

Learn more at the SHOWTIME website at

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

The film's official website can be found at

(Thanks to MJ for the info, and to for the confirmation)

The Sentinel airs on SyFy in July and August [30 Jul 09]*** "The Sentinel" returns SyFy, as the Sci Fi Channel is now known, for July 30th and August 26th daytime marathons ***-- The Sci Fi Channel -- now known as SyFy -- is airing an 8-episode, second-season "Marathon" block of "The Sentinel" from 8:00am to 4:00pm ET on Thursday, July 30th, with an additional 8-episode second-season marathon block airing from 8:00am to 4:00pm ET on Wednesday, August 26th.

Richard Burgi plays series lead Jim Ellison, a former Army Ranger now working as a detective for the Cascade PD in his Washington State hometown. Ellison finds himself almost overwhelmed when his dormant, and repressed, hyperactive senses are brought back online after a period of solitude on a remote stakeout. Anthropology doctoral candidate Blair Sandburg (Garett Maggart), whose chosen field of research is "Sentinels" -- people with such enhanced senses -- has the answers Ellison needs to control and work with his powerful and unpredictable abilities. Ellison's long-suffering captain, Simon Banks (Bruce A. Young) helps Ellison and Sandburg make the most of Ellison's sensory advantage by watching their backs and keeping their extrasensory escapades under the radar as much as possible.

For further details, go to the SyFy website and enter Sentinel in the search box at:

(Thanks to Steffi for the screengrabs)

Catch Richard in DARKLIGHT as William Shaw [30 Jul 09]*** Catch Richard as William Shaw in  DARKLIGHT, airing on SyFy on August 21st *** -- -- Richard spent several weeks of summer 2003 in Sofia, Bulgaria working on "Darklight," part of SciFi's 2004-2005 movie lineup. Though still airing on SyFy, the film is also available on DVD. (Amazon purchase info at bottom of News page).

SyFy's original blurb gives the following description of the film:

"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 Becky for the screengrabs)

Friday the 13th now available on DVD [30 Jul 09] *** Catch Richard as Officer Bracke on "Friday the 13th Extended Killer Cut" DVD *** -- Look for some additional Burgi footage in the "Extended Killer Cut" DVD, which was released on June 16th.  Richard appears in at least one deleted scene, set in the Crystal Lake Sheriff's office.

Richard joined Jared Padalecki ("Supernatural," "Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage"), 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 Officer Bracke 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 Clay Miller, a journalist drawn to Camp Crystal Lake in search of his missing sister; Richard's Bracke represents the long arm of the Law in the Crystal Lake area and, while sympathetic, cannot offer Clay further help with the unsubstantiated disappearances.

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 scramble about the ramshackle remains of Camp Crystal Lake and engage in impromptu bawdy romps at their host's nearby lakeside manse.

The film premiered in theaters on Friday, February 13th, 2009, and launched on DVD in June. It is now available at retailers and online through, where it currently sells for $17.49  (ASIN B001NPD9LS)

Official website:

The film's IMDb page can be found at:

(Thanks to Jane for the screengrabs)

Catch Richard as Jack Hurst on KNIGHT RIDER DVD set [30 Jul 09]*** Catch Richard as Jack Hurst in  KNIGHT RIDER Season 1 DVD set *** -- The KNIGHT RIDER - Season One DVD set hit the market on July 28th and is now available at various retailers and online merchants. (The 4-disc DVD set is currently selling at for $41.99 -- ASIN B0024FAD7Y)

Richard spent a long weekend in late October '08 in Hawaii working on "Knight to King's Pawn," the 12th episode of NBC's now-canceled "Knight Rider" series. Based on the hit 1980's original, the new series followed the exploits of Michael Traceur (Justin Bruening) and the latest version of KITT, this time embodied in a hot Ford Mustang and voiced by Val Kilmer.

In addition to Bruening, the cast included Deanna Russo (Sarah), Paul Campbell (Billy), Smith Cho (Zoe), Sydney Poitier, Yancey Arias, and Bruce Davison.  However, Poitier, Arias, and Davison all left the show at the end of the initial 13-episode order; while NBC commissioned a full season's worth of episodes, the "back eight" or so featured a trimmed-down cast and storylines which were to cleave closer to the spirit of the 1980's original.

Richard's episode, "Knight to King's Pawn" -- Episode 1.12 -- featured Richard as Jack Hurst, an NSA commander with intimate knowledge of the KITT program. Hurst storms in and shuts down the SSC, removing KITT's chip and stealing his 'body' for his own unsavory purposes.  Also referred to as "The KARR episode," "Knight to King's Pawn" features the return of KITT's nemesis, the amoral and murderous KARR first featured in the original series.

(Thanks to Jane and Becky for the screengrabs)

Richard appears in fiver Season 5 episodes of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES [30 Jul 09]*** Catch Richard in six episodes of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES on the Complete Fifth Season DVD Set *** -- Beginning with "We're So Happy You're So Happy," Richard also appears in "A Spark. To Pierce the Dark," "Bargaining," "Marry Me a Little," "Everybody Says Don't," and "If It's Only In Your Head."

While the first episode is just a quick scene showing Karl needling Susan (Teri Hatcher) about Jackson (Gale Harold), the later five episodes are meatier and begin by presenting Karl as a recently-separated father whose young son's maternal abandonment issues lead to dark and bloodthirsty artwork.  Wee Evan's plight leads into the more long-term Karl story arc wherein Karl's profession -- cut-throat and effective divorce lawyer -- brings fiery and spontaneous Karl together with cool and reserved Bree (Marcia Cross), who is eager to be rid of her increasingly difficult husband, Orson (Kyle MacLachlan).

While Karl's "whatever it takes to win" approach divorce immediately conflicts with Bree's ideas of propriety, they find themselves drawn irresistably to each other. Orson's discovery of the plot and Bree's decision to halt the divorce proceedings frees Karl to pursue her romantically, setting the groundwork for their impending Season Six affair.

The 7-disc DVD set is currently available online for pre-order and is due to be released on September 1st.  The list price of $59.99 is currently discounted to a pre-order price $38.99 at

(Thanks to Jane for the screengrabs)

HARPER'S ISLAND DVD set release date announced [30 Jul 09]*** Catch Richard in first five episodes of HARPER'S ISLAND Complete Series DVD set *** -- HARPER'S ISLAND: The DVD Edition is due to hit stores and online retailers on September 8th. The 4-disc set will sell at for $29.99 (ASIN B001G0MFE2)

Richard plays Thomas Wellington, real estate mogul and Father of the Bride (Trish, played by Katie Cassidy). He appears in the show's first five episodes (six, if you count a quick glimpse of his bloodied corpse) and, it turns out, was the only cast-member besides Harry Hamlin who knew from the start of production how long his tenure would be.  (Richard worked on the Vancouver, BC-based series from August through October of 2008).

Executive Producer Karim Zreik revealed an interesting Wellington character detail in his TWOP blog; it turns out that Thomas Wellington was broke, in financial ruin, and that seeming trophy wife Katherine (Claudette Mink) was actually funding the wedding.  This detail is possibly one of many regarding the Wellington clan that never made it into an aired episode; based on descriptive information on son-in-law Richard (David Lewis), it seems likely he harbored great animosity towards the domineering Wellington paterfamilias and may have somehow engineered the financial fall from grace.

(Thanks to Jane and Becky for the screengrabs)

Autographed RB photo available for purchase [30 Jul 09] *** Autographed official RBFC photo of Richard Burgi available for purchase ***  -- Anyone wishing to buy the official autographed RBFC 8x10 photo of Richard produced for the Return to Cascade convention (see left) should contact Kat Cole, RBFC President, at 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).

[30 Jul 09]*** 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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Harper's Island complete series DVD set available Sept 8th

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 her childhood.

Depserate Housewives Season 5 DVD set available Sept 1st

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 1 DVD set available July 28th

Kinght 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 available June 16th

Friday the 13th (Extended Killer Cut) -- $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 1 DVD set available November 4

Reaper: Season One DVD set -- $29.99 (25% discount)
Release date: November 4, 2008. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B001EN513Q 

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. 

Sci Fi Channel's Darklight available on DVD December 16

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 DVD available November 11

Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage (2008) DVD -- $13.99 (30% discount)
Release date: November 11, 2008 (Direct to DVD). Now available for purchase.

Richard plays Bill Kinkade, Thomas (Jared Padalecki) and Pat (Aaron Ashmore) Kinkade's wayward, womanizing, ex-military father.

Desperate Housewives Season 4 DVD set available

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, Marisa. 

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"

Desperate Housewives Season 3 DVD set available

1) Desperate Housewives - The Complete Third Season (2006) DVD Set -- $39.99
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 (Dougray Scott).

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.

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.

[30 Jul 09] *** Write to Richard care of the RBFC! *** -- Richard has asked us to encourage anyone interested in sending cards or letters to him to use the RBFC mailing address, which is listed below.  This allows Richard to better handle his incoming mail, which he certainly enjoys receiving, provided it comes through appropriate channels.

Mr. Richard Burgi
10153 1/2 Riverside Drive, #494
Toluca Lake, CA 91602

We cannot emphasize strongly enough that mail should not be sent to Richard's home address!  Receiving fan mail through his home address is a disquieting experience and cause for concern, especially from the standpoint of privacy and safety.  If you have come across what you believe may be his home address, please, do NOT use it! We -- and Richard -- would greatly appreciate it if you would let us know where you came across the address by using this e-mail link to the RBFC.

While postcards, letters, and cards will be promptly forwarded to Richard, we cannot forward packages; he has asked that no gifts be sent to him.  Though Richard appreciates the goodwill and generosity those gifts represent, he finds them a little overwhelming.  Richard would be honored if, instead, wellwishers made a donation in his name to a local children's shelter or literacy program, or to the Pacific Marine Mammal Center .
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