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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 '07

"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

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

Write to Richard through the RBFC

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Hostel: Part II nominated for Spike Scream Awards [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 Stuart.

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: http://www.scream.spiketv.com

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 ET/PT.

(Scream 2007 graphics courtesy of Spike TV)


Shanghai Red goes to Hollywood Chinese American Film Festival [08 Sep 07]*** "Shanghai Red" to be presented at the Chinese American Film Festival 2007 in November*** -- Richard 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: http://www.shanghairedmovie.com/


Richard attends the Taste of Laguna Niguel charity event [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 Taste 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 website:  http://www.betafostercare.org/


Richard to appear in Las Vegas Fall 07 season premiere [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 May.

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

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

From Gary Scott Thompson -- the writer of the hit film “The Fast and the Furious” -- comes “Las Vegas,” now entering its 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 casinos.

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

The NBC show page can be found at: http://www.nbc.com/

(Thanks to R&L Burgi for the info)


Richard flms episode of SHARK [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 Jeri 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 company.

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:
http://www.cbs.com/primetime/shark/

(Thanks to Richard and Steven for the info)


Richard plays Bill Kinkade in Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage [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 painter Thomas Kinkade. The film covers a pivotal period in the young Kinkade's life and explores the experiences that led him to a career as an artist.

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

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

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

The film, distributed by Lionsgate, is scheduled for a November 30th 2007 premiere.

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)


Las Vegas Season 4 DVD available in September [08 Sep 07]*** Season 4 of "Las Vegas" to be released on DVD on September 11th *** -- The Fall 2006 season of NBC's "Las Vegas," which introduces and features Richard 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"
- "Heroes"

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.


Hostel 2 DVD due in stores in October [08 Sep 07] *** "Hostel: Part II" to be released on DVD on October 23rd*** -- The much-anticipated sequel to writer-director Eli Roth's 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 buddy Stuart (Roger Bart) McGenty fit into the overall story.  Said Roth:

"The film is also following two guys who go through this experience to kill somebody. And we know them really well, and they are very, very likeable and they're very normal. It seems like there's nothing psycho about them, except they are looking for some excitement in their life because they are bored. ... That's going to be a parallel story. We see it from the girl's perspective and we see it from the client's perspective. We inter-cut both stories until they all meet in this horrible place. So, we're going to learn everything about the organization, all the minutiae of it..."

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

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

Additional news, photos, trailers, and video clips can be found at
http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/film/1058


Richard plays Craig Martin in Cellular [08 Sep 07] *** "Cellular" airs September 14th and 15th on TBS  *** -- Richard plays Craig Martin, the "wrong place at the wrong time" realtor husband of movie heroine Jessica (Kim Basinger) Martin.  Unbeknownst to Jessica, Craig has videotaped crooked cops executing drug dealers -- and the crooked cops are desperate to tidy up loose ends. To get Craig and the camera, they abduct Jessica and the Martin's young son. Jessica has one ace up her sleeve -- she's managed to patch a busted phone together enough to tap out random phone numbers, and the guy on the other end, Ryan (Chris Evans), is willing to help. Problem is, he's on a cellphone, doesn't know where Jessica is... and his battery's running low.

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:
http://www.tbs.com/

(Thanks to TV-now.com for the heads up, to Danny for the screengrabs, and to TBS for the scheduling info)


Richard plays Billy Westin in Torn Apart [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 website: http://www.lmn.tv/

(Thanks to Mishale for the screengrabs)


Richard plays Detective Kirk in DECOYS [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 ET.

Richard made a quick trip to Ottawa, Canada, during March and April 2003 for his role in Decoys, which director Matt Hastings 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.


Catch Richard in Fun With Dick and Jane on Starz Channels in September [08 Sep 07] *** "Fun With Dick and Jane" airs on Starz and Starz Comedy Channels throughout September*** -- Richard plays Joe Cleeman, the upwardly mobile next-door neighbor of Jim Carrey's Dick Harper. Joe and his wife Veronica (Angie Harmon) are the couple Dick and Jane (Tea Leoni)  play "keeping up with the Joneses" with, battling for pecking order supremacy over cars, landscaping, and swimming pools.

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

For further details, go to the Starz website at:
http://www.starz.com/

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)


Catch Richard in In Her Shoes on Cinemax in September [08 Sep 07] *** "In Her Shoes" airs on Cinemax's More Max thoughout September*** -- Richard plays Jim Danvers, the weak-willed boyfriend of Rose (Toni Collette) Feller. Jim sees Rose as the kind of woman he could fall in love and settle down with, but succumbs to temptation in the form of Rose's 'party girl' sister Maggie (Cameron Diaz).

Finding Jim and Maggie en flagrante pushes Rose to the end of her rope, triggering her breakup with Jim and her estrangement from Maggie. Both sisters begin journeys of their own and find inner strengths they didn't know they had -- and in the process, find a grandmother (Ella, played by Shirley MacLaine) and, eventually, each other once more.

For further details, go to the Cinemax website at:
http://www.cinemax.com/

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:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0388125/

(Thanks to TV-now.com for the heads up, to Danny for the screengrabs, and to Encore for the scheduling info)


Richard's episodes of The District airing on the A&E and Biography Channels [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:

http://www.aetv.com   and http://www.biography.com

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 Guide page.

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

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

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


Autographed RB photo available for purchase [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

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).
 


[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 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 pre-order.
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 pre-order.
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.



[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
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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