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Last Updated: 18 August 2008



Richard to surf in the Surfrider Foundation Celebrity Expression Session - Saturday, Sept 6th

The door's still open for Richard at "Desperate Housewives"

Richard's "Reaper" episode to air again on Tuesday, August 19th

"In Her Shoes" airs on the FX Network on August 21st

Catch Richard's "Seinfeld" episode on TBS on August 22nd

"Bailey's Mistake" airs on the Hallmark Channel on August 23rd

Catch Karl and his new wife on "Desperate Housewives" when "Opening Doors" airs on August 24th

"The Sentinel" returns to the Sci Fi Channel for August and September Marathons

"Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage" to premiere on DVD on November 11th

Richard's Season 5 episode of FX's "Nip/Tuck" airs in early 2009

Richard's "Friday The 13th" character named -- Sheriff Bracke

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 surfs in Surfrider Celebrity Expression Session [18 Aug 08] *** Richard signs on for the Surfrider Foundation's Celebrity Expression Session *** -- Richard will join a group of surfing celebs showing off their wave-catching skills during the 45th Anniversary MSA (Malibu Surfing Association) Classic on Saturday, September 6th at First Point, Surfrider Beach, Malibu. A Surfrider Foundation press release gave these details:

"An event like no other, the Surfrider Foundation's Celebrity Expression Session allows celebrities to show off their surfing skills and moves in a free surf format. In addition, celebrities can win prizes for every wave they catch and ride courtesy of Project Blue, a collective between six of the surf industry's top brands to raise funds aimed at supporting the Surfrider Foundation. Celebrities taking part in the surf session include Chad Lowe, Richard Burgi, Flea, Sal Masekela, Peter DiStefano, Brandon Cruz, and David Chokachi.

The MSA Classic -- a two-day longboard competition honoring the association's founding members, 1963 team and the Windansea Surf Club, will host the Surfrider Foundation Celebrity Expression Session. Started in 1962, the MSA Classic is the longest running longboard competition in Southern California."

Surfrider Foundation website: http://www.surfrider.org/

MSA website: http://www.msasurfing.org/

(Thanks to the Surfrider Foundation and the Malibu Surfing Association for the event info)


Richard to return to Desperate Housewives? [18 Aug 08] *** Richard's Karl to return to "Desperate Housewives" for Season 5? *** -- While there do not appear to be any concrete plans as yet, it sounds like Karl may still be around to bedevil Susan after the 5-year jump.

Mary McNamara of Multichannel News sat down for a chat with Teri (Susan Mayer) Hatcher and Bob Daily (DH executive producer) during an ABC bash at the July TCA event and posted the following article on her July 17th blog.

"ABC Network threw a fabulous bash tonight in the ballroom of the Beverly Hilton.  The event was thick with stars including Vanessa Williams, Lucy Liu, Teri Hatcher, Dana Delany, Gale Harold (who joins DH this season), and others.

The press clustered around the accessible and gracious Teri Hatcher (Susan Mayer) of Desperate Housewives.  She was flanked by Desperate Housewives executive producer Bob Daily. 

I scooted in next to her on the sofa and we chatted briefly about her comedic side.  Hatcher hinted that Richard Burgi, who plays her caddish and unpredictable ex-husband Karl, might be returning to the series.

'I can still fall down the stairs like nobody's business,' quipped Hatcher, alluding to the five year time jump in the series this season.

Me: Some of the scenes between you and Richard Burgi were really amazing.

Teri:  So you don't want to lose that?

Me:  You two were really funny.  You made me laugh out loud and I loved it.

Teri:  Thank you! ...made you laugh out loud!  Did we pay all of you people to come over here?  Did that happen?

Me:  Will we see any more of you and Richard perhaps, or is that all over?

Teri gave me a surprised, delighted look, as if she wasn't expecting the question, and said, 'Perhaps!  Yes!  Perhaps!  Perhaps!  Isn't that exciting?  I can admit it.  All the girls on Desperate Housewives think Burgi is hot.'

'Yeah, yeah,' nodded Bob Daily, grinning. (Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry had introduced Daily earlier in the day as the 'guy who's been helping me run the show for the past two seasons.')

'Everyone is a Richard Burgi fan, for sure,' said Hatcher.

'And some of the men!' added Daily. 

'Yeah!' agreed Teri, as Daily nodded yes, yes. 'And some of the men are Richard Burgi fans.  Everyone is big on Richard.  Ever since the 'heart wants what the heart wants.'  Pretty much, yeah - Burgi to the end!'

Well, ladies (and gentlemen), we can all only hope."

McNamara's article can be found here:
http://www.multichannel.com/blog/1300000330/post/1700030170.html

(Thanks to Mary McNamara of Multichannel News for the heads up)


Catch Richard on the CW's REAPER Aug 19th [18 Aug 08]*** Catch Richard's episode of the CW's REAPER this week! *** -- Richard's episode, "The Leak," will air on the CW at 9:00pm ET on Tuesday, August 19th. 

Richard joined the Vancouver-based cast of "REAPER" in mid-April for episode 1.17, titled "The Leak." He 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 tv-now for the schedule info)


Catch Richard in In Her Shoes on FX in August [18 Aug 08] *** "In Her Shoes" airs August 21st at 5:00pm ET 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 scheduling info,and  to Danny for the screengrabs)


Richard plays Dr. Ben on Seinfeld rerun [18 Aug 08]*** Richard's episode of "Seinfeld" to air on TBS  *** -- Catch Richard in "The Hamptons" on Friday, August 22nd at 5:00pm 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)


Catch Richard in Bailey's Mistake in August on the Hallmark Channel [18 Aug 08] *** "Bailey's Mistake" airs August 23rd on the Hallmark Channel *** -- Catch Richard in his all-too-fleeting scenes of "Bailey's Mistake" on Saturday, August 23rd 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 returns to Desperate Housewives in Opening Doors [18 Aug 08]*** Catch Richard's Season 4 episode of "Desperate Housewives" on August 24th *** -- Richard returned to Wisteria Lane for a single Season 4 episode titled "Opening Doors," which is scheduled to air again on Sunday, August 24th at 10:00pm ET.

"Opening Doors," episode 4.14, 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 tv-now for the schedule info)


The Sentinel airs on Sci Fi in August and September Marathons [18 Aug 08]*** "The Sentinel" returns to the Sci Fi Channel for multiple daytime marathons in August and September ***-- The Sci Fi Channel is airing 8-episode "Marathon" blocks of "The Sentinel" from 8:00am to 4:00pm ET on Friday, August 15th; Monday, August 25th; Tuesday, September 2nd; and Thursday, September 18th.

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.

At present, the episodes to be aired in the Marathons have yet to be identified by Sci Fi.

For further details, go to the Sci Fi Channel website and enter The Sentinel in the search box at:
http://www.scifi.com/schedulebot/index.php3

(Thanks to Jude for the Sci Fi heads up, and to Steffi for the screengrabs)


Richard plays Bill Kinkade in Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage [18 Aug 08]*** Richard appears in "Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage," now premiering on DVD on November 11th*** -- Richard Burgi spent nearly three weeks in British Columbia, Canada, in May '07 filming "Thomas Kinkade's 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 now scheduled to premiere on DVD in November 11th 2008.

Official website:
http://www.thechristmascottagemovie.com/

Additional information on the film can be found at the IMDb website:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0999872/

(Thanks to Richard Burgi for the info)


Richard plays Logan Ayers in NIP/TUCK [18 Aug 08]*** Richard's episode of the FX Network's NIP/TUCK to air in early 2009 *** -- Richard joined the cast of "NIP/TUCK" in mid-June for episode 5.21, titled "Allegra Calderella." Part of an 8-episode block delayed by the WGA strike, "Allegra Calderella" and its "back 8" bretheren will most likely begin airing in January 2009.

Richard plays Dr. Logan Ayers, a plastic surgeon and apparent acquaintance of Drs. Troy and McNamara (series leads Julian McMahon and Dylan Walsh). 

The casting breakdown for Ayers has this to say of the character: "35-45, extremely attractive and refined, James Bond, after a martini. He is a plastic surgeon with impeccable style and taste whose obessive-compulsive behavior is just one symptom of his extreme sexual compulsion."  The breakdown goes on to specify that the actor cast in the role must be comfortable with sexual situations and rear nudity.

Information on "NIP/TUCK" can be found at the FX website's official show page: http://www.fxnetworks.com/

Additional show information can also be found at the IMDb website:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0361217/

(Thanks to Richard and Steven for the confirmation)


Richard joins cast of Friday the 13th [18 Aug 08] *** Richard films role in "Friday the 13th" in Austin, TX*** -- 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 Sheriff 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 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 Friday, February 13th, 2009.

Official website: http://fridaythe13thmovie.warnerbros.com/

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)


Autographed RB photo available for purchase [18 Aug 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).
 


[18 Aug 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.



[18 Aug 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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