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Two-week listing of Richard's TV appearances

Last Updated: 27 August 2010



Richard plays with THE NEIGHBORS Friday, Aug 27th at the Sagebrush Cantina in Calabasas, CA

Catch Richard as creepy Todd when "Hostel: Part II" airs on IFC on Saturday, August 28th

Richard plays Robert "The Nomad" Galatin in "Just Shoot Me" -- episode airs on TBS on Saturday, August 28th

HBO airs "Friday the 13th" in August and September -- Richard plays ill-fated Officer Bracke

Richard plays Jim Danvers in "In Her Shoes," airing on FX on Sunday, August 29th

"In God's Country" to air on Lifetime Saturday, September 11th -- Richard plays Bishop Josiah Leavitt

SyFy Channel to air "Sentinel" marathon Thursday, September 23rd

Richard returns to Bulgaria to shoot "Super Eruption" for SyFy -- film likely to premiere in 2011

Richard guests as Randall Hammond on CBS's "NCIS" -- episode aired Tuesday, May 18th

Richard plays Governor Charles Brooks on FOX's "Lie To Me" -- episode aired Monday, July 26th

"Wheelmen" gets Domestic distributor and DVD release date -- available for purchase as of August 17th

"Torn Apart" now available on DVD through the Lifetime / History Channel / AETN online store

"In God's Country" now available on DVD through the Lifetime / History Channel / AETN online store

Autographed photos of Richard available for purchase from the RBFC

Looking for Richard in a Lifetime TV movie? Check out the Lifetime and History Channel online shop!

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

Write to Richard through the RBFC

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Richard plays with The Neighbors at the Sagebrush Cantina [27 Aug 10]*** Richard rediscovers an old love -- playing in a band with friends! *** --  If you're going to be in Los Angeles this weekend, you'll be able to catch Richard playing with THE NEIGHBORS at the Sagebrush Cantina in Calabasas! The band is scheduled to take the stage at 8:00pm PT tonight (Friday, August 27th).

The band's Myspace page gives the following introduction to THE NEIGHBORS:

The Neighbors were originally formed in the Bay Area by Colby Pollard, Randy Brown and Joe Hester. Colby and Randy grew up next door to each other and Joe and Randy are cousins. The band was based on life-long friendship, artistic support, and unbridled fun. New member Rich Dorsi is a friend from way back and a true kindred spirit. The Neighborhood is now complete. Musical influences are wide, ranging from The Beatles, to Bruce, to traditional folk. Their self-titled debut cd is "full of hook-laden music saturated with energy, excitement, and substance". Collectively and individually The Neighbors have played with many artists including Neil Finn, Brian Setzer, Lyle Workman, Terry Reid, Norton Buffalo, Huey Lewis, Steven Stills, The Everly Brothers, and Smash Mouth.

http://www.myspace.com/meettheneighbors/

In addition to great live music, the Sagebrush Cantina offers an extensive menu of traditional Mexican and Southwestern fare along with a well-stocked bar.  Driving directions are available at the Cantina website.

23527 Calabasas Road, Calabasas California 91302
Telephone: (818) 222-6062
Web: www.sagebrushcantina.com

(Thanks to Richard for the heads up)


Catch Richard in Hostel Part 2 on IFC [27 Aug 10] *** Catch Richard Burgi on IFC (Independent Film Channel) when "Hostel: Part II" airs Saturday, August 28th at 12:15am ET*** -- 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 MTV.com 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..."

IFC's current August airdate:
Saturday, August 28th at 12:15am ET

Learn more at the IFC website at:
http://www.ifc.com/movies/352972/Hostel-Part-II

To learn more about "Hostel: Part II," visit the film's IMDb page at http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0498353/

The film's official website can be found at http://www.hostel2.com/

(Thanks to tvguide.com for the scheduling information)


Richard plays Robert Galatin on Just Shoot Me [27 Aug 10]*** Richard's episode of "Just Shoot Me" airs on TBS in August *** -- Richard plays action hero -- and Mama's boy --  Robert "The Nomad" Galatin in "Mum's The Word," airing Saturday, August 28th at 9:00am ET.

Nina Van Horn (Wendie Malick) is returning to the Blush offices when she literally walks into famed action hero Robert Galatin, who is filming an episode of "The Nomad" on the sidewalk outside.

Each is immediately smitten with the other and Robert is soon eagerly pursuing Nina, appearing in the Blush offices with flowers in hand. Nina accepts Robert's invitation to an evening of romance, never expecting to be joined by Robert's diminutive, yet domineering, mother.

Natually, the two women are almost immediately at odds, and Nina tells Robert he must send the aged materfamilias packing if he expects to win her affections.  Robert quickly gives Mother her marching orders and turns his eye towards the approving Nina. Unfortunately, Mother's hold on her son is strong, and the sight of her shawl sends Robert reeling, becoming increasingly frantic and filled with doubt until he is bawling.

When an insistent tapping on the door proves to be Mother, Robert drops to his knees and wraps his arms around her, crying "Oh, Mother, Mother, never leave me, never-never!"

Nina takes one look at the shocking tableau and quits the scene in disgust while Mother Victorious smirks at her.

Visit the show's page at the TBS website to learn more:
http://www.tbs.com/shows/justshootme/

(Thanks to tvguide.com for the listing)


Catch Richard as Officer Bracke in Friday the 13th on HBO [27 Aug 10] *** Catch Richard as Officer Bracke when "Friday the 13th" airs on various HBO channels *** -- "Friday the 13th" will air from August 21st - September 2010 on both East and West Coast feeds of HBO, HBO2, HBO Zone and HBO Latino premium cable channels

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 is usually the case with the Crystal Lake constabulary, Bracke soon crosses paths with Jason and is quickly -- and cringe-inducingly -- dispatched.

Information on the HBO, HBO2, HBO Zone and HBO Latino airings can be found at the HBO website: 
http://www.hbo.com/

The film premiered in theaters on Friday, February 13th, 2009, and launched on DVD in June.

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

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

(Thanks to Jane for the screengrabs and to tvguide.com for the listing)


Catch Richard in In Her Shoes on FX in August [27 Aug 10] *** "In Her Shoes" airs August 29th at 11:00am 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 tvguide.com for the heads up and scheduling info, and  to Danny for the screengrabs)


Richard plays Bishop Josiah Leavitt in In God's Country [27 Aug 10] *** Richard's 2006 film for CTV and Lifetime TV,  "In God's Country," airs on the Lifetime channel in September *** -- "In God's Country" airs Saturday, September 11th at 11:00am ET on Lifetime

Richard plays Church Bishop Josiah Leavitt, the polygamist husband of Rowan's character, Judith Joseph. Judith is one of the charismatic Leavitt's eight wives, and mother to four of his children in addition to her own older daughter from a previous marriage. Several traumatic events spur Judith to do the unthinkable -- flee her small community with her children. Leavitt, of course, gives pursuit, luring Judith's oldest daughter back home with promises he doesn't intend to keep. Judith has no choice but to return home and make a stand.

"In God's Country" is produced by Shaftesbury Films Inc in association with Colossal Entertainment, Salient Point Productions, and CTV as part of CTV's "Heroes, Champions, and Villains" series of original features.

Additional information is available at the My Lifetime website: http://www.mylifetime.com

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

(Thanks to MyLifetime for the scheduling information)


Next SyFy Sentinel marathon airs September 23rd [27 Aug 10]*** The Sentinel returns to SyFy for September 23rd, 2010 daytime marathon ***--  SyFy is airing an 8-episode Season 4 & 1 "Marathon" block of The Sentinel from 8:00am to 4:00pm ET on Thursday, September 23rd, 2010.

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

For further details, go to the SyFy website and enter Sentinel in the search box at:
http://www.syfy.com/schedule/index.php

(Thanks to Steffi for the screengrabs and to SyFy for the schedule)


Richard joins Juliet Aubrey in Super Eruption for SyFy [27 Aug 10]*** Richard's new SyFy film SUPER ERUPTION now in post-production for 2011 premiere ***-- Richard returned to his "Darklight" stomping-grounds in Sofia, Bulgaria in May to film "Super Eruption" for SyFy.  He was joined by Juliet Aubrey (Helen Cutter of BBC's "Primeval") in the mega-disaster epic, with Matt Codd ("Epoch," Shark Hunter," "Dragon Dynasty") at the helm as director.

Set in Yellowstone National Park, "Super Eruption" revolves around an eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano and inevitable horrific high-stakes aftermath. Richard plays Yellowstone park ranger and firefighter Charlie Young, who teams with Aubrey's vulcanologist Kate to try to save lives -- in some ways, not unlike his role in "Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone," in which he played a Yellowstone firefighter battling a voracious inferno. 

Aubrey's Kate appears to be a love interest for Charlie in addition to her role as vulcanologist. Joining them in the core cast are MyAnna Buring as Charlie's daughter Claire and Alex Wyndham (ROME) as Josh, a fellow park ranger.

The film is intended for SyFy's Saturday night movie lineup and, given post-production requirements of effects-heavy films, will most likely premiere in 2011.

For more production information, visit the SUPER ERUPTION page at the IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1697075/

(Thanks to Richard for the info)


Richard appeared on NCIS in Patriot Down on May 18th [27 Aug 10]*** Richard guests on CBS's hit series NCIS,  starring Mark Harmon ***-- Richard appeared in "Patriot Down," the 23rd episode of the show's seventh season and first part of the 2-part season finale. "Patriot Down" aired on Tuesday, May 18th at 8:00pm ET.

Richard plays Randall Hammond, father of Tyler. When first we meet the Hammonds, Tyler has been beaten by a pair of Navy men and Randall is reading all and sundry the "entitled rich man" riot act. We soon discover that Tyler was beaten because he date-raped the sailors' female crewmate, Petty Officer 2nd Class Caylen Burroughs. As the case unfolds, we learn both Tyler and his father raped Caylen.

The Burroughs/Hammond investigation provides a reason for Special Agent Lara Macy to have returned from overseas in time to meet her demise, which is the entree to the Hammond appetizer. Her gruesome murder is a message to Special Agent Gibbs (Mark Harmon) from a group of old enemies eager to see Gibbs brought down.

"Gibbs makes shocking discoveries while investigating a respected colleague's murder on the next episode of NCIS," said the CBS website, which the episode press release expanded upon:

"Patriot Down" - When a colleague's murder sends shockwaves through the team, Gibbs uncovers a surprising link to the crime, on NCIS, Tuesday, May 18 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Rena Sofer ("24") reprises her role as attorney Margaret Allison Hart.  Marco Sanchez reprises his role as Alejandro Rivera, a Mexican justice department official. Richard Burgi ("Harper's Island") guest stars as Randall Hammond, a suspect's father.  Dylan Bruno ("Numb3rs") guest stars as Jason Paul Dean, a disgraced ex-Army Ranger.

Information on NCIS can be found at the CBS website:
http://www.cbs.com/primetime/ncis/

(Thanks to  Richard for the initial information an to Jane for the screengrabs)


Richard appeared on Lie To Me on July 26th [27 Aug 10]*** Richard guests on FOX's Lie To Me, starring Tim Roth ***-- Richard appeared  in "Bullet Bump," the 17th episode of the show's second season. "Bullet Bump" aired on Monday, July 26th at 8:00pm ET.

Richard plays Governor Charles Brooks, who is described in casting sides as "In his 40s, he's the Governor of Virginia, a polished and charismatic dynamo who has the right stuff to go the distance -- all the way to the White House. When a pretty young campaign volunteer is slain in an assassination attempt apparently aimed at him, Brooks is grilled by Lightman about the incident. However, Brooks just may be what he seems, namely, an honest and conscientious man who had no knowledge of the crime. But Brooks also may have deliberately blinded himself to the sleazy and unpleasant shenanigans right under his nose, and when he's finally forced to face the truth, it's a shattering revelation..."

Information on Lie To Me can be found at the FOX website:
http://www.fox.com/lietome/

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


Wheelmen comes to Region 1 DVD in August [27 Aug 10] *** Phase 4 Films secures Domestic distribution rights to "Wheelmen," announces planned DVD release in August 2010 *** -- The long-awaited Region 1 DVD of "Wheelmen" is now available for purchase or rental at your local and online retailer or rental outlets.

Richard plays Nick Torino, a former hotshot ambulance driver now running Venture Limousine, a floundering Los Angeles limousine company. With an absentee boss and a crew of eccentric chauffeurs, Nick has his hands full, and a pair of seemingly unconnected jobs complicates his life in ways only imagined in nightmares. Nick and ne'er-do-well Andy wind up squiring a flaky and paranoid ex-Secret Service agent around and soon become embroiled in his attempt to prevent a bizarre kidnapping of the U.S. Vice President. The fact that Venture Limousine has been awarded the contract to chauffeur the V.P. and his party around Los Angeles further complicates the imbroglio.

As if putting up with his colleagues wasn't enough, Nick comes to work the morning of the Vice Presidential three-ring circus and discovers a little boy from his past named Arthur waiting patiently for him in his office. After noticing several bruises on Arthur's neck, Nick drops the boy off at Social Services where he meets Gwen, a loving social worker assigned to Arthur's case. Things get complicated as Nick falls for Gwen, and little Arthur feels the rush of jealously as he too has a crush on her. 

Purchasing information is available at Amazon.com:
http://www.amazon.com/

Learn more about Phase 4 Film's DVD release at:
http://www.phase4films.com

View the "Wheelmen" trailer at Phase 4 Films' YouTube page:
http://www.youtube.com/user/Phase4FilmsInc#p/u/1/XLJ-hXf7mbk

Visit the official "Wheelmen" website to learn more about the film: http://www.wheelmenthemovie.com/

(Thanks to Dirk Hagen for the DVD release updates)


Catch Richard as Billy Westin in Torn Apart DVD [27 Aug 10] *** Richard's 2004 Lifetime TV movie "Torn Apart" now available on DVD *** --  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.

The movie recently joined the joint History Channel / Lifetime Channel / AETN  DVD library, which can be accessed directly through the link below. The DVD sells for $19.95 and the relevant SKU ID is #261848

Purchasing information is available at the My Lifetime online store:
http://shop.history.com/

The film's IMDb page can be found at:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0413385/

(Thanks to Mishale for the screengrabs)


Catch Richard as Bishop Josiah Leavitt in In God's Country DVD [27 Aug 10] *** Richard's 2006 film for CTV and Lifetime TV,  "In God's Country," now available on DVD*** -- Richard plays Church Bishop Josiah Leavitt, the polygamist husband of Rowan's character, Judith Joseph. Judith is one of the charismatic Leavitt's eight wives, and mother to four of his children in addition to her own older daughter from a previous marriage. Several traumatic events spur Judith to do the unthinkable -- flee her small community with her children. Leavitt, of course, gives pursuit, luring Judith's oldest daughter back home with promises he doesn't intend to keep. Judith has no choice but to return home and make a stand.

"In God's Country" is produced by Shaftesbury Films Inc in association with Colossal Entertainment, Salient Point Productions, and CTV as part of CTV's "Heroes, Champions, and Villains" series of original features.

The movie recently joined the joint History Channel / Lifetime Channel / AETN DVD library, which can be accessed directly through the link below. The DVD sells for $19.95 and the relevant SKU ID is #261775

Purchasing information is available at the My Lifetime online store:
http://shop.history.com/

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

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


Autographed RB photo available for purchase [27 Aug 10] *** 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
c/o Kathleen Cole
11155 Aqua Vista St., #101
Studio City, CA 91602-3700
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).
 


[27 Aug 10]*** Can't find a Burgi film at amazon.com? Try MyLifetime! *** -- Richard has appeared in two films made for the various Lifetime channels -- "Torn Apart" and "In God's Country" -- and until recently, neither were available for purchase in the domestic Region 1 DVD market. We're pleased to be able to pass on ordering information for these two films, which are now available through the MyLifetime.com website! **NOTE** Always verify the current prices and availability at mylifetime.com, as they do fluctuate with market forces.

Main movie store page at MyLifetime.com: http://shop.history.com/?v=lifetime_movie&nvbar=Movies:View+All+Movies
 
Torn Apart now available at Lifetime Store online

Torn Apart (2004) DVD -- $19.95 
Now available for purchase at the Lifetime / History Channel / AETN online store at http://shop.history.com/
SKU ID #261848

Richard plays Dr. Billy Westin, kidnapped husband of Dr. Vicki Westin (Tia Carrere). When Jerry Bender (Dale Midkiff), the distraught and mentally unbalanced husband of a former patient, kidnaps Vicki's husband and daughter, she must race against time to find them before she is forced to chose which one will live, and which one will die.
 

In God's Country now available at Lifetime Store online

1) In God's Country (2007) DVD -- $19.95 
Now available for purchase at the Lifetime / History Channel / AETN online store at http://shop.history.com/
SKU ID #261775

Richard plays Bishop Josiah Leavitt, local head of a fundamentalist, polygamous religious sect. Several traumatic events spur wife Judith (Kelly Rowan) to do the unthinkable -- flee her small community with her children. Leavitt, of course, gives pursuit, luring Judith's oldest daughter back home with promises he doesn't intend to keep. Judith has no choice but to return home and make a stand.


[27 Aug 10]*** Check out the Burgi Bonanza at amazon.com *** -- All the items listed below are available at either amazon.com or its subsidiary, amazon.ca, and all feature Richard Burgi in some capacity. **NOTE** Always verify the current prices and availability at Amazon.com, as they do fluctuate with market forces.

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

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

Amazon in Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/
 
Wheelmen DVD available Aug 17th

Wheelmen (2002) DVD -- $26.99 (10% discount)
Release date: August 17, 2010. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B003M05KW8 

Richard plays Nick Torino, a former ambulance driver now running a limousine service. His past and present collide when a little boy named Arthur comes looking for him, much to his -- and social worker Gwen's (Erin Daniels) consternation. Turns out the little boy is the baby Nick delivered after a frantic rule-breaking ambulance drive across the city. As Gwen and Nick work together to sort out Arthur's unfortunate situation, Venture Limousine is hired to drive the U.S. Vice President around during a visit to Los Angeles. A kidnapping plot is revealed by Rainn Wilson's flaky Barney which catapults Nick, Arthur, Barney, and the motley Venture Limo crew into a series of hijinks and narrow escapes. 
 

Nip/Tuck Season 5 Part 2 DVD set available Oct 6th

Nip/Tuck - Season 5, Part 2 -- $24.99 (37% discount)
Release date: October 6, 2009. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B001PQZYQI 

Richard appears in episode 5.21, "Allegra Caldarello," playing Dr. Logan Taper, a plastic surgeon hired to replace the ailing Dr. Christian Troy (Julian McMahon). An unfortunate predilection for office furniture, courtesy of a rare paraphilia, all too quickly leads to Taper's dismissal -- but not before he has his way with both Troy's sofa and the practice's shiny, and expensive, new operating table.
 

Touched By An ANgel Inspiration Collection - Faith available on DVD

Touched by an Angel: Inspiration Collection - Faith  -- $14.98
Release date: January 26, 2010. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B002UPQ232

Richard appears in "Fighting the Good Fight, " where he plays Uncle Frank, a rough-around-the-edges underachiever woefully unprepared to raise his two nephews. Fortunately for Frank and the boys, the Angels -- with a timely assist from Muhammad Ali -- step in and guide them onto more productive, affirming, and loving paths.
 

Harper's Island 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.
ASIN: B001G0MFE2 

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.
ASIN: B001VPJYZK 

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

Knight Rider - Season One -- $41.99 (30% discount)
Release date: July 28, 2009. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B0024FAD7Y 

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) DVD -- $17.49 (40% discount)
Release date: June 16, 2009. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B001NPD9LS 

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.
ASIN: B001FRNB8K 

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.
ASIN: B001F0TT6A 

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.
ASIN: B0018CWEYO

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.
ASIN: B000P6YNTI

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.
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.



[27 Aug 10] *** 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
c/o Kathleen Cole
11155 Aqua Vista St., #101
Studio City, CA 91602-3700
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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