Last Updated: 08 September 2007
"Hostel: Part II" nominated for 6 awards
at Spike TV's Scream 2007 Awards
"Shanghai Red" an official selection
at November's Chinese American Film Festival in Hollywood, CA
Richard serves as celebrity guest
host at first annual Taste of Laguna Niguel charity event
Catch Richard in the 2-hour "Las Vegas" season
premiere on September 28th
Richard films episode of CBS's "Shark"; episode
likely to air October 7th
"The Christmas Cottage" finds
Richard playing father to painter Thomas Kinkade; film premieres December
"Las Vegas" Season Four (with
Richard's first three episodes) comes out on DVD on September 11th
"Hostel: Part II" Unrated DVD to be
released on October 23rd
TBS to air "Cellular" on September 14th and
15th; Richard plays Craig Martin
"Torn Apart" airs September 19th and 20th on
the Lifetime Movie Network; Richard plays Dr. Billy Westin
Sci Fi to air "Decoys" on October 14th;
Richard plays Detective Francis Kirk
"Fun With Dick and Jane" airs on various Starz
Channels in September; Richard plays Joe Cleeman
"In Her Shoes" airs on Cinemax's
More Max channel in September; Richard plays Jim Danvers
"The District" now airing
on the Biography Channel and A&E, and Richard's episodes are playing!
Autographed photos of Richard available for
purchase from the RBFC
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has you covered!
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||[08 Sep 07]*** "Hostel: Part II"
nominated for 6 Scream Awards at Spike TV's 2007 Scream Awards ***
"Hostel: Part II," the sequel to Eli Roth's hit horror film "Hostel,"
has been nominated for the following awards at the upcoming Spike TV
Scream 2007 Awards:
- Best Horror Movie (Hostel: Part II)
- Scream Queen (Bijou Phillips)
- Best Cameo (Jay Hernandez)
- Breakout Performance (Lauren German)
- Most Memorable Mutilation (eaten alive by cannibal)
- Best Director (Eli Roth)
Sadly, neither Richard Burgi nor Roger Bart were nominated
for their work as the film's jaded and bloodthirsty businessmen, Todd and
Online voting, which opened on Friday, September 7th, will continue
through Friday, October 19th. Fans wishing to cast their votes can
do so at the following website:
The Spike TV Scream 2007 Awards -- SCREAM 2007 -- will
be taped on Friday, October 19th at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles
and will be aired on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 23rd at 10:00pm
(Scream 2007 graphics courtesy of Spike TV)
||[08 Sep 07]*** "Shanghai Red"
to be presented at the Chinese American Film Festival 2007 in November***
Burgi spent part of June 2005 in Shanghai, China, filming "Shanghai
Red" with Vivian Wu. He plays Michael Johnson, an expatriate "facilitator"
from Chicago who hires Wu's Meili Zhu as his interpreter.
The film has been chosen as an Official Selected Film of the Chinese
American Film Festival 2007, which takes place from November 1st
- 9th in Hollywood, CA. According to creaders.net, "Shanghai Red" is
one of several recent Chinese films to be included in the Festival's schedule.
Also included are the historical film "Tokyo Trial," Derek Yee's
"Protege," "The Blood of Yingzhou District," "Courthouse
on the Horseback," the China-Poland co-production "Love in the Year
of the Tiger," and "American Fusion," a comedy portraying the
life of Chinese immigrants in the United States.
"Besides enriching the audience's appreciation of the Chinese film culture,
the festival also serves as a platform for international dialogue and collaboration
in the areas of film education, financing and production," said creaders.net
Though "Shanghai Red" has played in theaters in several Chinese-speaking
Pacific Rim markets and has made the Film Festival rounds in North America,
it has yet to enter the commercial theater arena in the U.S.
Information on "Shanghai Red" can be found at the film's official website:
||[08 Sep 07]*** Richard
serves as celebrity guest host for the inaugural Taste of Laguna Niguel
charity event ***
-- Richard was the celebrity guest host at the recent
of Laguna Niguel "evening of fine food, wine, and entertainment".
Held on Friday, August 24 from 5:00 - 10:00pm at Mercedes-Benz of
Laguna Niguel, the inaugural Taste of Laguna Niguel was presented by
Mercedes-Benz of Laguna Niguel and the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce,
with the proceeds benefiting Beta Foster Care and the Laguna Niguel
Chamber of Commerce.
As described in the official press release, the "region's finest chefs
and winemakers" were on call to "tempt and tantalize with a dynamic assortment
of divine flavors," with attendees also being "treated to an enchanting
evening of live jazz, and entertainment."
The press release went on to describe Richard's participation in the
evening's festivities. "Famed Desperate Housewives' Actor Richard
Burgi is the celebrity guest host who will share thoughts on 'Fine Tastes
for Fine Causes' and introduce the event's beneficiaries Beta Foster Care
and the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce".
According to the press release, "Beta Foster Care is a private non-profit
foster family agency licensed by the State of California Department of
Social Services Community Care Licensing that trains and certifies qualified
adults for foster care under state regulations and manages the appropriate
placement of children into these foster homes. They also provide continuing
therapy for the children and on-going support for the foster parents."
Additional information on Beta Foster Care can be found at the organization's
||[08 Sep 07] *** Richard's fourth
episode of NBC's "Las Vegas" -- the Fall 2007 premiere -- will air
September 28th *** -- Richard's three episodes of "Las Vegas,"
which aired February 23rd - March 2nd, will be followed by at least one
more appearance for the creepy billionaire Vince Peterson, who returns
on September 28th in the two-hour season premiere, "A Hero Ain't Nothing
But A Sandwich." Richard filmed his scenes in the episode in early
Peterson, a New York hedge-fund billionaire and high-stakes gambler
with a taste for the Vegas lifestyle, was introduced in "Bare Chested
in the Park," with "Junk in the Trunk" setting up his obsession
with and abduction of Sam (Vanessa Marcil), and "Heroes"
creating a multiple-thread cliffhanger which includes Vince flying the
coop with Sam trussed up in a steamer trunk. The Fall '07 premiere picks
up the cliffhanger threads of "Heroes" and follows the plotlines to their
NBC's show page gives the description of "Las Vegas" excerpted below:
From Gary Scott Thompson -- the writer of the hit film “The Fast and
the Furious” -- comes “Las Vegas,” now entering its fourth season. This
fast-paced, sexy drama follows the elite Las Vegas surveillance team charged
with maintaining the security of one of “Sin City’s” largest resorts and
Oscar and Golden Globe Award nominee James Caan (“The Godfather,” “Misery”)
stars as Ed Deline, the head of the surveillance team for the Montecito
Resort & Casino. With his protégé, Danny McCoy (Josh
Duhamel, “All My Children”) a former U.S. Marine and Las Vegas native,
they deal with card-counting cheaters, costly streaks of random luck and
rival casinos stealing their big-money players.
The NBC show page can be found at: http://www.nbc.com/
(Thanks to R&L Burgi for the info)
||[08 Sep 07]*** Richard films episode of
CBS legal drama "Shark"for Fall 2007 season ***
-- Richard will appear
in "The Eye of the Beholder" (episode 2.03) as Dr. Neil Fuller,
a distinguished Beverly Hills plastic surgeon.
Fuller runs afoul of the Shark team ( led by James Woods and
Ryan) when he becomes a murder suspect. Seems Dr. Fuller has been exchanging
sex with starlets for plastic surgery and then filing bogus insurance claims
on them. One of those starlets winds up dead shortly after confronting
Fuller about the falsified insurance claims being investigated by her insurance
With the Fall '07 season premiering on Sunday, September 23rd, Richard's
episode will most likely air on Sunday, October 7th at 10:00pm ET.
Droll trivia point -- Richard has worked with Jeri Ryan previously
on "The Flash" and "The Sentinel," and with Sam Page
on "Point Pleasant."
More information on "Shark" can be found at the CBS website:
(Thanks to Richard and Steven for the info)
||[08 Sep 07]*** Richard
appears in "Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage"***
-- Richard Burgi
spent nearly three weeks in British Columbia, Canada, in May filming "Thomas
Kinkade's Christmas Cottage," a movie based on the early life of famous
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
Gay Harden plays Kinkade's mother, Maryanne. Thomas Kinkade is played
by Jared Padalecki, brother Pat Kinkade is played by Aaron Ashmore,
and Kinkade's painter mentor, Glen Wessler, is played by multiple Oscar
nominee, Peter O'Toole.
Asked about his father in an interview, Kinkade described him as "a
talented amateur artist," adding "My dad traveled the roads. He was a womanizer,
a World War II veteran, a Frank Sinatra Rat Pack wannabe and was not involved
with the family. He was a civilian employee of the Air Force after the
war and drifted from job to job."
Ken LaZebnick, who wrote the film's screenplay, gave further
details to Kate Taylor of the New York Sun, describing Bill
Kinkade as larger than life. "He was this guy who had vast dreams and ended
up being an assistant manager at a pizza parlor in Sacramento. he took
his sons on these crazy trips, and he was an inveterate womanizer."
The film, distributed by Lionsgate, is scheduled for a November
30th 2007 premiere.
Additional information on the film can be found at the IMDb website:
(Thanks to Richard Burgi for the info)
||[08 Sep 07]*** Season
4 of "Las Vegas" to be released on DVD on September 11th ***
Fall 2006 season of NBC's "Las Vegas," which introduces and features
Burgi's creepy New York hedge-fund billionaire Vince Peterson
in its last three episodes, is now available for pre-order in anticipation
of its September 11th release.
Richard appears in the following episodes:
- "Bare Chested in the Park"
- "Junk in the Trunk"
The 4-disk DVD set, which lists at $59.98, is available through Amazon.com
for the discounted price of $41.99.
ASIN number: B000T28PU6
The "Las Vegas: Season 4" DVD set will, of course, be available as of
September 11th at your local electronics, music, and video retailers.
||[08 Sep 07] *** "Hostel:
Part II" to be released on DVD on October 23rd***
-- The much-anticipated
sequel to writer-director
horror blockbuster, "Hostel,"
premiered in theaters on June 8th and is now available for pre-order in
anticipation of its October 23rd release.
Eli Roth gave MTV.com some teasing details on "Hostel: Part II,"
including an idea of how Richard's character Todd Rogers and his
Stuart (Roger Bart) McGenty fit into the overall story.
"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
To learn more about "Hostel: Part II," visit the film's IMDb page at
The film's official website can be found at http://www.hostel2.com/
Additional news, photos, trailers, and video clips can be found at
||[08 Sep 07] *** "Cellular" airs
September 14th and 15th on TBS *** -- Richard plays
Martin, the "wrong place at the wrong time" realtor husband of movie
heroine Jessica (Kim Basinger) Martin. Unbeknownst to Jessica,
Craig has videotaped crooked cops executing drug dealers -- and the crooked
cops are desperate to tidy up loose ends. To get Craig and the camera,
they abduct Jessica and the Martin's young son. Jessica has one ace up
her sleeve -- she's managed to patch a busted phone together enough to
tap out random phone numbers, and the guy on the other end, Ryan (Chris
Evans), is willing to help. Problem is, he's on a cellphone, doesn't
know where Jessica is... and his battery's running low.
TBS gives the following description for the film: "A random wrong
number on his cell phone sends a young man (Chris Evans) into a high-stakes
race against time to save a woman's life (Kim Basinger). With no knowledge
of Jessica Martin other than her hushed, panicked voice on the other end
of the tenuous cell phone connection, Ryan is quickly thrown into a world
of deception and murder on his frantic search to find and save her."
"Cellular" will play twice in September on TBS:
Friday, September 14th at 11:40pm ET
Saturday, September 15th at 12:55pm ET
For further details on the TBS airings, go to the TBS website at:
(Thanks to TV-now.com for the heads up, to Danny for the screengrabs,
and to TBS for the scheduling info)
||[08 Sep 07] *** Richard's 2004
movie "Torn Apart" airs on the Lifetime Movie Network in September*** --
Wednesday, September 19th at 4:18pm ET/PT and Thursday, September 20th
at 5:45am. Richard plays Dr. Billy Westin, husband of Dr.
Vicki (Tia Carrere) Westin. Filmed in New Orleans in May 2004, the
film follows Vicki Westin's harrowing race against time with her family's
lives in the balance.
Dale Midkiff plays Jerry Bender, a man unhinged by the death
of his son and his wife's vegetative state, both the result of injuries
sustained in a wreck. Though part of the surgical team treating Bender's
wife, Vicki found her hands tied by bureacratic red tape and bean-counting
and thus unable to act quickly enough to save Bender's wife.
Bender, of course, doesn't distinguish between surgeon and administration
and so includes Vicki in his revenge plot. The other players he quickly
disposes of; for Vicki, a different fate awaits -- Bender abducts Billy
and their daughter and gives Vicki a choice -- she can have one or the
other back, but not both, and she has 12 hours to decide.
Following a string of tantalizing clues, Vicki gets closer and closer
to Bender... but not close enough. With time running out, she choses their
daughter, gambling she'll have enough time to rescue Billy before the 12
hour deadline is up.
Additional information is available at the Lifetime Movie Network
(Thanks to Mishale for the screengrabs)
||[08 Sep 07]*** Catch Richard
in October as Detective Francis Kirk in "Decoys" ***
-- Richard plays
Det. Francis Kirk in the Canadian-made tongue-in-cheek blend of sci-fi
and horror, which airs on the Sci Fi Channel on October 14th at 11:00pm
Richard made a quick trip to Ottawa, Canada, during March and
April 2003 for his role in Decoys, which director
described as "American Pie meets Species" -- a sci-fi thriller
set on a college campus. Richard plays Detective Francis Kirk. According
to the script, "He's a young cop who knows that he won't be in this small
town busting college students for party pranks for much longer. He thinks
he belongs somewhere between NYPD Blue and the cover of GQ."
The Species connection comes into play in the form of the beautiful
and -- let us say -- otherworldy young women who descend upon the college
campus in search of healthy and libidinous young men. Much as in Richard's
1998 version of I Married a Monster, alien beings come to Earth
in search of mates -- only this time, it's the Outer Space womenfolk who
are eager to reproduce. Unlike their Monster counterparts, these alien
"femmes" are quite literally "fatales," as their reproductive process leaches
the body-heat right out of their unfortunate paramours.
Richard's Detective Kirk becomes involved when the extraterrestrial
temptresses leave a string of frozen young men in their wake.
||[08 Sep 07] *** "Fun With Dick and
Jane" airs on Starz and Starz Comedy Channels throughout September*** --
Joe Cleeman, the upwardly mobile next-door neighbor
of Jim Carrey's Dick Harper. Joe and his wife
Harmon) are the couple Dick and Jane (Tea Leoni) play
"keeping up with the Joneses" with, battling for pecking order supremacy
over cars, landscaping, and swimming pools.
Released in theaters in late 2005 and on DVD in April 2006, "Fun With
Dick and Jane" is now available on the premium cable movie channel Starz
with multiple airings throughout November.
For further details, go to the Starz website at:
Additional information on "Fun With Dick and Jane" can be found at the
IMDb website: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0369441/
(Thanks to TV-now.com for the heads up, to Danny for the screengrabs,
and to Starz for the scheduling info)
||[08 Sep 07] *** "In Her
Shoes" airs on Cinemax's More Max thoughout September*** -- Richard
Jim Danvers, the weak-willed boyfriend of Rose (Toni Collette)
Feller. Jim sees Rose as the kind of woman he could fall in love and
settle down with, but succumbs to temptation in the form of Rose's 'party
girl' sister Maggie (Cameron Diaz).
Finding Jim and Maggie en flagrante pushes Rose to the end of her rope,
triggering her breakup with Jim and her estrangement from Maggie. Both
sisters begin journeys of their own and find inner strengths they didn't
know they had -- and in the process, find a grandmother (Ella, played
by Shirley MacLaine) and, eventually, each other once more.
For further details, go to the Cinemax website at:
Enter "In Her Shoes" in the Search box for airdates. (Be sure to change
the "browse by" drop-down box to "month" and the time to "all day").
Information on "In Her Shoes" can be found at the IMDb website:
(Thanks to TV-now.com for the heads up, to Danny for the screengrabs,
and to Encore for the scheduling info)
||[08 Sep 07] ***
"The District" now airing in repeats on A&E and on the Biography Channel;
Richard appears in Seasons 1, 3, and 4*** -- A&E is
airing the show at 7:00am ET Monday - Friday, while the Biography
Channel appears to be shifting the show to a weekends-only rotation
-- a repeat-performance airing of an episode at 11:00am ET Saturday
and again at 4:00am Sunday. Remember to check your local listings
or the Biography Channel site for additional information:
Richard's Captain Hunter appeared in seven episodes of Season
1, two episodes of Season 3, and three episodes of Season 4.
A&E's episode rotation is once again in Season 1, with Richard's
episode "The Agony and the Ecstasy" airing Tuesday, Sept 18th at 7:00am
ET and "Running Towards Fire" airing at 7:00am on the 19th.
The Biography Channel is now in Season 2; Richard's next episodes
begin in Season 3 with "The Second Man" and "Good-bye, Jenny".
The show is also airing in syndication in various international markets.
A complete listing of Richard's episodes of "The District" can
be found on the Filmography page,
with an expanded listing and episode details on the District
Richard appeared in three of the show's four seasons in a total
of twelve episodes, playing the recurring role of the prickly and suspicious
Vincent Hunter, head of the DC Police Department's Internal Affairs
Unfortunately, the show did not take maximum advantage of the Hunter
character, though they established an intriguing back-story for him in
the first season episode "The DC Strangler." Ella Farmer (played by
the late Lynn Thigpen) told Chief Mannion (Craig T. Nelson)
a bit about Hunter. He was a highly-decorated officer with a relatively
high solve rate while in Homicide, a department he left after discovering
his wife -- also a police officer -- in bed with his partner.
(Thanks to Debbie for the USA info, to Becky and Erin for the District
screengrabs, and to the Epguides website for production details)
||[08 Sep 07] *** Autographed official
RBFC photo of Richard Burgi available for purchase *** -- Anyone
wishing to buy the official autographed RBFC 8x10 photo of Richard
produced for the Return to Cascade convention (see left) should contact
Kat Cole, RBFC President, at 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
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on the PayPal website).
[08 Sep 07]*** 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
Amazon in the USA: http://www.amazon.com/
Amazon in Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/
Las Vegas: Season Four -- $41.99 (30% discount)
Release date: September 11, 2007. Now available for pre-order.
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"
Hostel: Part II (Unrated Widescreen Edition) (2007) DVD -- $19.99
Release date: October 23, 2007. Now available for pre-order.
Richard plays Todd, a jaded, thrill-seeking bachelor who thinks killing
someone for sport may just be the ultimate rite of passage.
Firefly: The Official Companion: Volume Two -- $16.47 (34% discount)
Published: May 8, 2007. Titan Books. Now available.
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).
24: Behind The Scenes -- $18.87 (37% discount)
Published: October 24, 2006. Insight Editions; Pap/DVD edition.
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.
24: The Official Companion Seasons 1 & 2 -- $11.53 (32% discount)
Published: September 1, 2006. Titan Books. Now available.
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.
Desperate Housewives 2007 Wall Calendar -- $11.89 (15% discount)
Published: July 1, 2006. Andrews McMeel Publishing. Now available.
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."
1) Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone (2006) DVD -- $14.95 (25%
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.
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).
1) Fun With Dick and Jane (Widescreen?) (2005) DVD -- $14.46 (50%
Release date: April 11, 2006. Now available.
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."
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
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
Action: The Complete Series (2pc) (Full) (1999) DVD Set -- $15.99
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
"In Her Shoes" (Widescreen Edition) (2005) DVD -- $19.36 (35%
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 (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 - 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.
Point Pleasant - The Complete Series (2005) DVD Set -- $19.97 (50%
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.
1) Desperate Housewives - The Complete First Season (2004) DVD Set
-- $59.99 (no discount)
Release date: September 20, 2005. Now available for purchase.
2) Desperate Housewives: Behind Closed Doors (Paperback; first season
companion book) -- $11.67 (34% discount)
Release date: September 28, 2005. Now available for purchase.
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.
24 Season One (2001) DVD Set -- $34.66 (42% discount)
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.
24: The House Subcommittee's Findings at CTU by Marc Cerasini and
Alice Alfonsi -- $11.02 (35% discount)
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
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation- The Complete Third Season
(2001) DVD Set -- $67.99 (19% discount)
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 (2004) DVD, Widescreen, Region 1 encoding -- $12.99
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
1) Cellular (novelization by Pat Cadigan) -- $7.99 (no discount)
2) Cellular (Score) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $16.98 (no discount)
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.
Decoys (2003) DVD [US market version] -- $12.99 (13% discount)
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 version from amazon.ca
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.
1) Firefly - The Complete Series (2002) DVD -- $24.96 (50% discount)
2) Firefly (Original Television Soundtrack) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $12.98
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
1) Starship Troopers 2 - Hero of the Federation (2004) DVD -- $12.99
New release: 07 July 2005
2) Starship Troopers 2 (Score) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $17.98 (no discount)
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.
[08 Sep 07] *** 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 .