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Last Updated: 09 October 2009

**October 19th Update** Richard to attend United Breast Cancer Foundation benefit on October 25th

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

Catch Richard in VisionTV's Unscripted -- now available in online video

Virgin Media's "Dr. Hoo" web series picked up for international marketing

Oxygen channel airing "Cellular" on October 9th and 10th; Richard plays Craig Martin

TNT airing "Fun with Dick and Jane" on October 9th and 10th; Richard plays Joe Cleeman

Hallmark Channel airs Richard's "Touched By an Angel" on October 13th; Richard plays Uncle Frank

Hallmark Channel airs "Bailey's Mistake" on October 29th; Richard plays Paul Donovan

Sci Fi Channel, now SyFy, to air "Sentinel" marathon November 3rd

Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) to air "Torn Apart" on November 7th; Richard plays Billy Westin

LMN  to air "In God's Country" on November 17th; Richard plays Bishop Josiah Leavitt

"Nip/Tuck" Season 5, Part 2 DVD set released Oct 6th; Richard plays Dr. Logan Taper in 5.21, "Allegra Caldarello"

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

"Desperate Housewives" Complete Fifth Season DVD released Sept 1st; Richard appears in six episodes

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

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

Autographed photos of Richard available for purchase from the RBFC

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

Write to Richard through the RBFC

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Richard to attend United Breast Cancer Foundation benefit [19 Oct 09]*** Richard to attend United Breast Cancer Foundation benefit on October 25th *** -- Richard Burgi will join  'Desperate Housewives" costar Doug Savant and a host of other celebrities at the Hair & Makeup Artist Network - sponsored benefit for the United Breast Cancer Foundation.

The event will begin with a "Day of Pampering" for women afflicted with breast cancer, which will be held at the Mothership Salon, 6111 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles on Sunday, October 25th, 2009.  Each participant will receive a massage and a makeover intended to lift their spirits. Later that evening, the celebrity-attended Pink Carpet benefit will begin at 6pm and run through 9:30pm. 

The Pink Carpet will take place from 6-7pm, followed by a cocktail party and silent auction/raffle from 6:30-9:30pm. Proceeds will benefit the United Breast Cancer Foundation.

More information on The Hair & Makeup Artist Network can be found at their website at:

Additional information on the Pink Carpet event and the United Breast Cancer Foundation can be found at their website at:

(Thanks to Jude for the heads up)

Catch Richard in 10 Fall 2009 episodes of Desperate Housewives [09 Oct 09] *** Richard's Karl Mayer returns to "Desperate Housewives" for at least ten episodes of Fall 2009's Season 6 *** -- Karl was gradually reintroduced into the character mix during the last month or so of Season 5, when he turned up at Susan's (Teri Hatcher) school with a young son in tow. After Susan was shocked by wee Evan's bloodthirsty artwork, Karl revealed that he had been dumped by his wife of five years, Marisa, leaving him ill-equipped to deal with his son's abandonment issues.

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

When Karl's surprisingly effective schemes ran aground thanks to Orson's snooping, Bree called off the divorce, which freed Karl to pursue his strengthening romantic interest in his former client. 

When Season 6 picks up the storyline, Karl has been eagerly pursuing Bree for several weeks but has found her reluctant to actually commit adultery in the truest sense of the word; Karl realizes her heart really isn't in it, and that she's someone who would rather be good than be happy.
When Orson makes an ill-timed and irritating comment about their moribund marriage, Bree realizes she has had enough of being good -- she wants to be happy, and for her, for right now, she can be happy with Karl.

Of course, that happiness will not last -- creator Marc Cherry has promised a shocking climax to the Karl/Bree storyline come November sweeps, as well as involvement in the midseason cliffhanger for them both. Will Karls survive to connive another day?  Stay tuned to find out!!

For details on the show, to to ABC's Desperate Housewives pages!

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

Richard appears on VisionTV's Unscripted [09 Oct 09] *** Richard tapes interview for new Canadian documentary series, Unscripted, from VisionTV *** -- Now available online as streaming video, Richard's interview for the new Canadian show, Unscripted, aired on Tuesday, October 6th across Canada.

"Every life tells a story..." says the Unscripted home page.

"You know their names ... You know their work ...
You've just never had them tell you their story in their own words.
Until now.

The point of each episode is to introduce our audience to a celebrity personality in a freshly dynamic manner so that their life-story connects to your life story in an entertaining, engaging, life-affirming and thought-provoking manner.


A half-hour inside the life of someone you've always admired but never had the chance to meet.  Someone who knows that it's not what you have that matters, but what you give."

The show format allows for much greater focus on the guest; in fact, other than a few establishing stock photos, the visual focus of the show is entirely on the person -- in this case, Richard. We get to see Richard answering the questions put to him without hearing or seeing the host; we are given general topics in the form of unobtrusive on-screen text and then left to enjoy Richard's answers and reminiscences.

The scope of the episode is quite impressive, touching on aspects of Richard's New Jersey upbringing through his high school and college years and on into his early acting career -- training, auditioning, finally landing that first big job.

The full interview video is available at the Unscripted website:

(Thanks to VisionTV for the heads up, to Jane for the screengrabs).

Dr Hoo gets international distro deal [09 Oct 09]*** Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA) picks up "Dr. Hoo" for worldwide distribution *** -- Richard Burgi appears as the mysterious Shadow in the tenth webisode of  Virgin Media's "Dr. Hoo." Titled "The Shadow Speaks," the webisode introduces Richard as The Shadow, a disembodied face on a computer monitor who menaces Stephen Lord's Agent Smart.

Originally airing exclusively on the UK's Virgin 1, "Dr. Hoo" is described as a "year-round online only drama," and consists of an initial slate of ten  3-minute webisodes.  According to an October 6th IODA press release,

"IODA, a leading distributor of independent music and film, announced partnerships today with USA for Africa, Upright Citizens Brigade, Lord Entertainment and Fat Wreck Chords for worldwide digital distribution of select video titles. ... The announcement was made today at the 2009 MIPCOM conference in Cannes.

Dr. Hoo, Britain’s latest cult offbeat sci-fi original drama from Lord Entertainment Group stars Ian Hart (Harry Potter), Elaine Cassidy (Harpers Island), and Richard Burgi (Desperate Housewives). The original series launched online in the UK and will now be available worldwide repackaged with exclusive director and cast interviews."

The press release and information on the IODA can be found at their website:

Virgin Media's description of the show can be found ar Virgin 1's website:

(Thanks to Gilly and Sue for the show details, and to Jane for the screengrabs)

Catch Richard as Craig Martin on Cellular [09 Oct 09] *** "Cellular" airs Oct 9th and 10th on Oxygen  *** -- 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.

A previous TBS airing gave 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 October on Oxygen:
Friday, October 9th at 6:30pm ET
Saturday, October 10th at 3:30pm ET

(Thanks to for the heads up, to Danny for the screengrabs, and to Oxygen for the scheduling info)

Catch Richard as Joe Cleeman in Fun With Dick and Jane [09 Oct 09] *** Catch "Fun With Dick and Jane" in October on TNT *** -- "Fun With Dick and Jane" airs twice on TNT over the October 9th weekend -- Friday the 9th at 11:15pm and Saturday the 10th at 3:34pm.

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.

"Fun With Dick and Jane" was released in theaters in late 2005 and on DVD in April 2006 and is now airing on various Cable channels.

For further details on the TNT airings, go to the TNT website at:

Additional information on "Fun With Dick and Jane" can be found at the IMDb website:

(Thanks to for the heads up, to Danny for the screengrabs, and to TNT for the scheduling info)

Catch Richard as Uncle Frank on Touched By an Angel [09 Oct 09] *** Richard's "Touched by an Angel" airs on the Hallmark Channel *** -- Tuesday, October 13th at 10:00pm ET/PT. Watch for Richard in episode 5.22, "Fighting the Good Fight," which originally aired in May 1999 on CBS.  The following episode synopsis was posted on the CBS website.

"Fighting the Good Fight"

Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Guest Stars

A young boxer, Tim, and his brother live in desperate poverty in the inner city and are often mistreated by their self-centered uncle. When Tim's elder brothers becomes ill with a serious disease, Tim adopts an aggressive stance against the world in order to appear tough in the face of his brother's illness. He trains as a boxer to escape his troubles, but misuses his boxing skills by initiating a string of fights with local hoodlums that puts him on the road to ruin. Tess and Tim's idol, Muhammad Ali, are called upon to teach the confused young man that violence accomplishes nothing and that his energy should be spent strengthening familial bonds.

Guest Starring: Muhammad Ali guest stars as himself, a legendary boxer who comes to the aid of the youth who is misusing his boxing skills. Richard Burgi (The Sentinel) guest stars as the abusive uncle of the confused young boxer. Alexis Cruz returns in his recurring role as streetwise angel Rafael. 

(Thanks to Mishale for the screengrabs)

Catch Richard as Paul Donovan in Bailey's Mistake [09 Oct 09] *** "Bailey's Mistake" airs October 29th on the Hallmark Channel *** -- Catch Richard in his all-too-fleeting scenes of "Bailey's Mistake" on Thursday, October 29th at 9:00pm ET.

Filmed in Nova Scotia, Canada in June 2000, "Bailey's Mistake" premiered on ABC's "Wonderful World of Disney" in March 2001. "Bailey's Mistake" was described on the website as "laced with romantic longing, wistful memories, quirky humor and fantasy." 

Richard played Paul Donovan, husband of Linda Hamilton's Liz Donovan, and father of their two children.  Liz is widowed when Paul -- an adventurous soul -- explores a cave while out hiking; he is mysteriously killed, and Liz's heartbreak is compounded a week later when she discovers that Paul had secretly used their savings to buy land on a small Maine island. (When broadcast, this version of Paul's untimely death had been replaced with a more mundane -- and only mentioned in dialogue -- death from a heart-attack while out on a two-mile run).

Liz, still grieving for Paul and feeling betrayed by him, decides to visit the island and sell the property, taking their two children with her.  Bailey's Mistake, as the island is named, is not what she expects -- nor are the people they encounter, a group which includes an assortment of colorful folk claiming to be Paul's long-lost Gypsy relatives.

Richard's character, Paul Donovan, was only seen briefly in the movie in a pair of dream flashbacks and a pair of ghostly visitations to his son.  Though more footage appears to have been shot -- the cave exploration mentioned in the "zap2it" article features in one of Liz Donovan's dreams -- Disney/Touchstone apparently decided to pare Paul's on-screen time down considerably.

(Thanks to Becky for the screengrabs)

Next SyFy Sentinel marathon airs Nov 3rd [09 Oct 09]*** "The Sentinel" returns to SyFy, as the Sci Fi Channel is now known, for November 3rd daytime marathon ***-- The Sci Fi Channel -- now known as SyFy -- is airing an 8-episode "Marathon" block of "The Sentinel" from 8:00am to 4:00pm ET on Tuesday, November 3rd.

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

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

(Thanks to Steffi for the screengrabs)

Catch Richard as Billy Westin in Torn Apart [09 Oct 09] *** Richard's 2004 movie "Torn Apart" airs on the Lifetime Movie Network Saturday, November 7th at 8:00am ET *** --  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:

The film's IMDb page can be found at:

(Thanks to Mishale for the screengrabs)

Catch Richard as Bishop Josiah Leavitt in In God's Country [09 Oct 09] *** Richard's 2006 film for CTV and Lifetime TV,  "In God's Country," airs on the Lifetime Novie Network in November *** -- "In God's Country" airs Tuesday, November 17th at 8:00pm ET on Lifetime Movie Network (LMN)

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 Lifetime Movie Network website:

The film's IMDb page can be found at:

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

Richard's NipTuck episode now available on DVD [09 Oct 09]*** Richard's episode of the FX Network's NIP/TUCK now available on the Season 5 Part 2 DVD set *** -- Richard joined the cast of "NIP/TUCK" in mid-June for episode 5.21, titled "Allegra Caldarello." Part of an 8-episode block delayed by the WGA strike, "Allegra Caldarello" and its back 8 brethren began airing in January 2009.

Richard plays Dr. Logan Taper, a highly-qualified plastic surgeon Dr. Christian Troy (Julian McMahon) interviews and hires for a position at McNamara/Troy.  Qualified though he may be, Dr. Taper comes with some unusual personal baggage in the form of a more obscure paraphilia which, paired with his obsessive-compulsive behavior, leads to his tenure at McNamara/Troy being short-lived.

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

Information on "NIP/TUCK" can be found at the FX website's official show page:

Additional show information can also be found at the IMDb website:

Information on the Nip/Tuck Season 5 Part 2 DVD set can be found at the Amazon com website, where it is currently selling for $24.99.

(Thanks to Richard and Steven for the confirmation)

HARPER'S ISLAND DVD set release date announced [09 Oct 09]*** Catch Richard in first five episodes of HARPER'S ISLAND Complete Series DVD set *** -- HARPER'S ISLAND: The DVD Edition arrived in stores and online retailers on September 8th. The 4-disc set sells at for $34.49 (ASIN B001G0MFE2)

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

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

Learn more about the HARPER'S ISLAND DVD set at the website.

(Thanks to Jane and Becky for the screengrabs)

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

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

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

The 7-disc DVD set, which premiered September 1st, is now available online and in stores and is currently selling at for $41.49

(Thanks to Jane for the screengrabs)

Catch Richard as Jack Hurst on KNIGHT RIDER DVD set [09 Oct 09]*** Catch Richard as Jack Hurst in  KNIGHT RIDER Season 1 DVD set *** -- The KNIGHT RIDER - Season One DVD set hit the market on July 28th and is now available at various retailers and online merchants. (The 4-disc DVD set is currently selling at for $39.49 -- ASIN B0024FAD7Y)

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

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

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

(Thanks to Jane and Becky for the screengrabs)

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

Richard joined Jared Padalecki ("Supernatural," "Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage"), Derek Mears ("The Hills have Eyes II"), and Nana Visitor ("Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"), among others, in the Platinum Dunes produced reimagining of the 1980's horror hit, "Friday the 13th."

Richard plays Officer Bracke in the movie, which is set between the events of the first and second "Friday the 13th" films; Pamela (Nana Visitor) Voorhees, Jason's mad, mad mother and the actual killer of the first film, is dead and already enshrined in Jason's (Derek Mears) hovel hideaway, while Jason is all grown up and ready to take up his mother's machete.

Jared Padalecki plays Clay Miller, a journalist drawn to Camp Crystal Lake in search of his missing sister; Richard's Bracke represents the long arm of the Law in the Crystal Lake area and, while sympathetic, cannot offer Clay further help with the unsubstantiated disappearances.

As one would expect in a "Friday the 13th" story, the cast is fleshed out with a selection of young people destined to run afoul of Jason Voorhees as they scramble about the ramshackle remains of Camp Crystal Lake and engage in impromptu bawdy romps at their host's nearby lakeside manse.

The film premiered in theaters on Friday, February 13th, 2009, and launched on DVD in June. It is now available at retailers and online through, where it currently sells for $11.49  (ASIN B001NPD9LS)

Official website:

The film's IMDb page can be found at:

(Thanks to Jane for the screengrabs)

Autographed RB photo available for purchase [09 Oct 09] *** Autographed official RBFC photo of Richard Burgi available for purchase ***  -- Anyone wishing to buy the official autographed RBFC 8x10 photo of Richard produced for the Return to Cascade convention (see left) should contact Kat Cole, RBFC President, at The photo can be paid for by check, or by credit card through PayPal, with the price as follows:

$20 ($23 PayPal) -- includes S&H

If paying by check, please make the check payable (in US funds) to Kathleen Cole, not to the RBFC, and mail the check to the address below:

10153 1/2 Riverside Drive #494
Toluca Lake, CA 91602

PayPal logoPayPal transactions are processed through their website at, using as the RBFC payment address / account.  The process is fairly simple -- new PayPal customers must first register with PayPal, which takes about five minutes.  (Instructions are provided on the PayPal website).

[09 Oct 09]*** Check out the Burgi Bonanza at *** -- All the items listed below are available at either or its subsidiary,, and all feature Richard Burgi in some capacity. **NOTE** Always verify the current prices at, as they do fluctuate with market forces.

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

Amazon in the USA:

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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.

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.

Harper's Island complete series DVD set available Sept 8th

Harper's Island: The DVD Edition -- $29.99 (30% discount)
Release date: September 8, 2009. Now available for pre-order.

Richard appears in the first five episodes of the series -- six, if you count a brief glimpse of his mortal remains -- playing wealthy real estate mogul (and Father of the Bride) Thomas Wellington. His daughter Trish's (Katie Cassidy) destination wedding brings the ill-fated family and wedding guests back to Harper's Island, where they summered during her childhood.

Depserate Housewives Season 5 DVD set available Sept 1st

Desperate Housewives: The Complete Fifth Season -- $38.99 (35% discount)
Release date: September 1, 2009. Now available for pre-order.

Richard appears in five of the season's episodes (six, if you count the 2-hour finale). The bulk of those episodes run back-to-back at the end of the season, with Karl brought back into the mix as Bree's take-no-prisoners divorce lawyer. Their fire and ice relationship develops into mutual attraction and, by the finale, Bree has fired Karl as her lawyer and the pair have kissed, laying the ground for a Season 6 romance.

Knight Rider Season 1 DVD set available July 28th

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

Richard appears in Episode 1.12, titled "Knight to King's Pawn," in which he plays Jack Hurst. Hurst is a "bad-ass" NSA commander with intimate knowledge of the SSC and the KITT program. Hurst storms in and closes down the SSC, making off with KITT and his CPU to further his own ends -- the reactivation of the earlier, and deadlier, KARR.

Friday the 13th Extended Killer Cut DVD available June 16th

Friday the 13th (Extended Killer Cut) -- $17.49 (40% discount)
Release date: June 16, 2009. Now available for purchase.

Richard plays Crystal Lake's long arm of the Law, Officer Bracke. While not unsympathetic, Bracke refuses to reopen his investigation of the supposed disappearance of Clay's (Jared Padalecki) sister. Bracke later runs afoul of Jason (Derek Mears) Voorhees and is quickly dispatched in a typically gruesome manner. Look for extra Burgi footage in the DVD's deleted scenes.

Reaper Season 1 DVD set available November 4

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

Richard appears in Episode 1.17, titled "The Leak," in which he plays Mike Volta. Volta was an unrepentant womanizer and adulterer in life, and as a condemned soul, he puts his Casanova moves on Gladys, the DMV demon, conning her into letting him slip repeatedly out the 'back door' of hell. 

Sci Fi Channel's Darklight available on DVD December 16

Darklight(2004) DVD -- $12.99 (13% discount)
Release date: December 16, 2008 (DVD). Now available for pre-order.

Richard plays William Shaw, operative of The Faith whose duty it is to 'reactivate' Lilith -- a powerful demon captured and brainwashed and living out her life as a young woman named Elle -- and train her to battle a plague-spawning entity known as the Demonicos.

Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage DVD available November 11

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

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

Desperate Housewives Season 4 DVD set available

1) Desperate Housewives - The Complete Fourth Season (2007) DVD Set -- $38.99 (21% discount)
Release date: September 2, 2008. Now available for purchase.

Richard appears in "Opening Doors," turning up at ex-wife Susan's (Teri Hatcher) Lamaze class with a new -- and very pregnant -- wife of his own, Marisa. 

Las Vegas Season 4 DVD set available September 11

Las Vegas: Season Four -- $41.99 (30% discount)
Release date: September 11, 2007. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B000T28PU6 

Richard appears in three consecutive episodes at the end of the season, playing charismatic yet creepy hedge-fund billionaire Vince Peterson. 
Richard's episodes are:
- "Bare Chested In The Park"
- "Junk In the Trunk"
- "Heroes"

Desperate Housewives Season 3 DVD set available

1) Desperate Housewives - The Complete Third Season (2006) DVD Set -- $39.99
Release date: September 4, 2007. Now available for purchase.

Richard appears in "Children and Art," joining Susan (Teri Hatcher) in a parental game of "good cop, bad cop" with daughter Julie and bad-boy boyfriend Austin... until Austin fills him in on Susan's new beau, Ian (Dougray Scott).

Hostel 2 DVD available October 23

Hostel: Part II (Unrated Widescreen Edition) (2007) DVD -- $19.99 (31% discount)
Release date: October 23, 2007. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B000UJ48P4 

Richard plays Todd, a jaded, thrill-seeking bachelor who thinks killing someone for sport may just be the ultimate rite of passage.

Richard's Lt. Womack featured in coverage of The Message

Firefly: The Official Companion: Volume Two -- $16.47 (34% discount)
Published: May 8, 2007. Titan Books. Now available.
ISBN-10: 1845763726 

Richard appears in coverage of "The Message," where he plays unscrupulous Alliance officer Lt. Womack. (Had the show remained in production, Womack would have become a recurring character).

Richard features in coverage of Season One

24: Behind The Scenes -- $18.87 (37% discount)
Published: October 24, 2006. Insight Editions; Pap/DVD edition. Now available.
ISBN-10: 1933784075

Richard features in coverage of the show's groundbreaking first season, in a double-page-spread which looks at the startling demise of Kevin Carroll and his van-load of henchmen.

Richard's episodes are covered in Season One material

24: The Official Companion Seasons 1 & 2 -- $11.53 (32% discount)
Published: September 1, 2006. Titan Books. Now available.
ISBN-10: 1845763130

Richard appears in coverage of the show's groundbreaking first season. His character -- mercenary Kevin Carroll, who for a time masquerades as concerned father Alan York -- appears in eleven of the season's episodes. 

RB appears in 2007 Desperate Housewives calendar

Desperate Housewives 2007 Wall Calendar -- $11.89 (15% discount)
Published: July 1, 2006. Andrews McMeel Publishing. Now available.
ISBN: 0740758535

Richard appears on Nicollette Sheridan's April page in a publicity photo shot during the restaurant scene in season two's "Thank You So Much."

Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone DVD announced

1) Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone (2006) DVD -- $14.95 (25% discount)
Release date: November 28, 2006. Now available for purchase.

Richard appears as Yellowstone National Park firefighter Richard Danville. Danville must learn to overcome his distrust of forest-fire expert Clay Harding (Scott Foley) and work with him to save their Yellowstone community and families from the ravening inferno consuming the Park.

Desperate Housewives Season 2 DVD set announced

1) Desperate Housewives - The Complete Second Season (2004) DVD Set -- $42.65 (29% discount)
Release date: August 29, 2006. Now available for purchase.

Richard appears in 16 of the season's 24 episodes, still carrying a torch for his ex-wife Susan (Teri Hatcher) while shacking up with neightborhood sex-pot Edie (Nicollette Sheridan).

Fun With Dick and Jane DVD available for pre-order

1) Fun With Dick and Jane (Widescreen?) (2005) DVD -- $14.46 (50% discount)
Release date: April 11, 2006. Now available.
ASIN: B000E8N8H0

2) Fun With Dick & Jane [SOUNDTRACK] -- $17.98 (no discount)
Release date: January 24, 2006. Now available.

Richard plays Joe Cleeman, Dick Harper's next-door neighbor and nemesis in the "keeping up with the Joneses" arena. One of the film's first scenes finds Joe and Dick engaged in a game of "my car's better than your car."

The Sentinel Complete First Season DVD available for pre-order

1) The Sentinel - The Complete First Season (3pc) (Full) (1996) DVD Set -- $33.96 (15% discount)
Release date: April 18, 2006. Now available for purchase.

2) The Sentinel: Original Soundtrack (1996 Television Series) [SOUNDTRACK] -- used & new from $14.50
Release date: February 24, 1998
ASIN: B00000636Q

Richard plays Jim Ellison, a former Army Ranger now working in his Washington State hometown as a detective in the Major Crime unit. Ellison is genetically blessed -- or cursed -- with enhanced senses; sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch are all far more acute than the norm. With the aid of graduate student Blair Sandburg, Jim learns those like him are called Sentinels, and in ages past, they served as watchmen and protectors of their communities. More importantly, he learns how to use his senses to his advantage as a modern-day crime-fighter.

Action: Complete Series DVD now available

Action: The Complete Series (2pc) (Full) (1999) DVD Set -- $15.99  (35% discount)
Release date: February 21, 2006. Now available.

Richard plays Cole Riccardi in two episodes of the controversial and short-lived Fox series. "Pilot" introduces us to Peter Dragon and his production company, and to Cole Riccardi, Dragon's action movie leading man of choice. "Blowhard" finds Dragon backing himself into a corner when he scrambles to convince closeted Cole that coming out as a gay man isn't a prudent career move.

In Her Shoes Widescreen DVD now available

"In Her Shoes" (Widescreen Edition) (2005) DVD -- $19.36  (35% discount)
Release date: January 31, 2006. Now available.

Richard plays Jim Danvers, a senior partner at the law firm where Rose Feller (Toni Collette) works. Jim, something of a cad, strives to mend his ways while involved with Rose, and all is well until Rose's floozyish sister Maggie (Cameron Diaz) takes up temporary residence on her sister's couch. Rose catches Jim and Maggie en flagrante in her bed, which launches the film's major character odysseys for the Feller sisters.

Seinfeld Season Five DVD now available

Seinfeld Season Five (1990) DVD Set -- $36.99 (25% discount)
Release date: November 22, 2005. Now available for purchase.

Richard appears on Disc 4 in "The Hamptons," playing Dr. Ben, the handsome pediatrician Elaine takes a shining to. Elaine is quite pleased to be described as "breathtaking" by Ben, until she realizes he uses the same word to describe their hosts' spectacularly ugly baby. Meanwhile, George suffers cold water induced "shrinkage" and is seen naked by Jerry's girlfriend.

The Flash complete series DVD now available

The Flash - The Complete Series (1990) DVD Set -- $44.66 (25% discount)
Release date: January 10, 2006. Now available for purchase.

Richard appears in "Deadly Nightshade," playing handsome, wealthy, and mentally unbalanced Curtis Bohannan. Tormented by the deeds of his deceased father, Bohannan takes up the persona of a hero of yesteryear, a vigilante known as the Deadly Nightshade. Unfortunately, Bohannan is considerably more reckless and violent than the original, and soon crosses swords with The Scarlet Speedster himself.

Richard appears in all 13 episodes

Point Pleasant - The Complete Series (2005) DVD Set -- $19.97 (50% discount)
Release date: October 25, 2005. Now available for purchase.

Richard appears in all 13 episodes of the short-lived FOX dramatic supernatural series, playing Dr. Ben Kramer, patriarch of the Kramer family. Ben and his family -- wife Meg (Susan Walters) and daughter Judy (Aubrey Dollar) -- take the mysterious Christina (Elisabeth Harnois)into their home as she strives to find out who she is and where she comes from.

Desperate Housewives Season 1 DVD set and companion book available

1) Desperate Housewives - The Complete First Season (2004) DVD Set -- $59.99 (no discount)
Release date: September 20, 2005. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B00079FU16

2) Desperate Housewives: Behind Closed Doors (Paperback; first season companion book) -- $11.67 (34% discount) 
Release date: September 28, 2005. Now available for purchase.
ISBN: 1401308260

Richard appears in 3 episodes of the first season of ABC's blockbuster satirical drama series. The third episode introduces him as Karl Mayer, flaky midlife-crisis-ing ex-husband of Susan (Teri Hatcher) Mayer. Karl remains a part of Susan's life as the father of their teenage daughter, and pops up to bedevil Susan at the most inopportune times.

Both the series and Teri Hatcher earned Golden Globes for this season.

Richard appears in 12 episodes of Season 1

24 Season One (2001) DVD Set -- $34.66 (42% discount)
ASIN: B00005JLF2

Richard appears in 11 episodes of the first season of FOX's ground- and record-breaking drama series. The first episode introduces him as Alan York, concerned father of a missing daughter. As the series unfolds, we discover Alan is not who he appears -- he is, in fact, Kevin Carroll, a cold-blooded assassin and mercenary.

The series and series lead Kiefer Sutherland would go on to earn Golden Globes for this season.

Richard's character mentioned in book on 24's Season One

24: The House Subcommittee's Findings at CTU by Marc Cerasini and Alice Alfonsi -- $11.02 (35% discount)
ISBN: 0060535504 

This book is set within the world of 24, providing background information on the characters involved in the unfolding story. Richard's character, the murderous mercenary Kevin Carroll, is shown to be an ex-Fed with an unsavory past.


Richard appears in Season 3's High and Low

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation- The Complete Third Season  (2001) DVD Set -- $67.99 (19% discount)
ASIN: B0001906X6

Richard appears in the episode "High and Low" as paragliding instructor Rick Weston. (Trivia note: "Starship Troopers 2" costar Colleen Porch also appears in "High and Low").


Cellular DVD now available

Cellular (2004) DVD, Widescreen, Region 1 encoding -- $12.99  (13% discount)

Richard plays Craig Martin, husband of Kim Basinger's Jessica Martin.

Craig, a realtor, finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time and observes -- and videotapes -- crooked cops executing hoodlums. Craig secures the camera in his safety deposit box, and calls to warn Jessica. Unfortunately, the crooked cops get to the Martin home before Jessica gets the message.

Cellular novelization may offer additional insights into Craig Martin

1) Cellular (novelization by Pat Cadigan) -- $7.99 (no discount)
ISBN: 1844161048

2) Cellular (Score) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $16.98 (no discount) 
ASIN: B00049QLC8

The novelization will be an interesting read, especially if it delves a little deeper into the character of Craig Martin (Richard's role in "Cellular")

"Cellular" is also available on DVD. 

The US-market DVD doesn't include bloopers or deleted scenes

Decoys (2003) DVD [US market version] -- $12.99 (13% discount)
ASIN: B0002J4X3O

Richard plays Detective Francis Kirk in this tongue-in-cheek take on the "aliens need humans to reproduce" sci-fi theme. Director Matt Hastings has described "Decoys" as a meeting of "American Pie" and "Species."

There are two versions of the DVD currently available. The US-market version available through does not include the deleted scenes and bloopers included in the Canadian-market version (see next entry).

Canadian-market Decoys DVD has deleted scenes and bloopers

Canadian-market version from
Decoys (2003) DVD -- CDN $13.46 (10% discount)

New release: 07 June 2005

The Canadian-market DVD includes an assortment of deleted scenes, the bloopers, a "making of" special, and a photo gallery. The deleted scenes help explain some aspects of the film which are confusing or vague in the theatrical release, and Richard's scenes and bloopers are hilarious.

Richard appears as Womack in The Message

1) Firefly - The Complete Series (2002) DVD -- $24.96 (50% discount)

2) Firefly (Original Television Soundtrack) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $12.98 (28% discount)

Richard appears in the episode "The Message" as Lt. Womack, an unscrupulous Alliance Enforcement officer. Womack is after an old war buddy of Malcolm and Zoe's and is quite determined to get what he's after.

Had the series continued, Womack would probably have become a recurring character.

Starship Troopers 2 DVD and Soundtrack available at Amazon

1) Starship Troopers 2 - Hero of the Federation (2004) DVD -- $12.99 (13% discount)

New release: 07 July 2005

2) Starship Troopers 2 (Score) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $17.98 (no discount)
ASIN: B00028HOC2

Richard plays Captain V.J. Dax in "Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation." The DVD includes the widescreen movie, a "making of" featurette which includes interviews with the cast and behind the scenes footage, a photo gallery, and look at the animation process. 

The soundtrack CD presents the entire "Troopers 2" suite, which includes the haunting Dax's Theme.

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

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

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

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