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? Amazon.com
has you covered!
Write to Richard through the RBFC
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||[19 Oct 09]*** Richard to attend
United Breast Cancer Foundation benefit on October 25th *** --
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: http://hmartistsnetwork.com/
Additional information on the Pink Carpet event and the United Breast
Cancer Foundation can be found at their website at: http://www.ubcf.info/c/380
(Thanks to Jude for the heads up)
||[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)
||[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
"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.
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
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).
||[09 Oct 09]*** Independent Online Distribution
Alliance (IODA) picks up "Dr. Hoo" for worldwide distribution *** --
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
"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
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
||[09 Oct 09] *** "Cellular"
airs Oct 9th and 10th on Oxygen *** -- 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.
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 TV-now.com for the heads up, to Danny for the screengrabs,
and to Oxygen for the scheduling info)
||[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.
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: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0369441/
(Thanks to TV-now.com for the heads up, to Danny for the screengrabs,
and to TNT for the scheduling info)
||[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.
Burgi (The Sentinel) guest stars as the abusive uncle of the confused
young boxer. Alexis Cruz returns in his recurring role as streetwise
(Thanks to Mishale for the screengrabs)
||[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 zap2it.com website as "laced with romantic longing,
wistful memories, quirky humor and fantasy."
Richard played Paul Donovan, husband of Linda Hamilton's Liz
Donovan, and father of their two children. Liz is widowed when
Paul -- an adventurous soul -- explores a cave while out hiking; he is
mysteriously killed, and Liz's heartbreak is compounded a week later when
she discovers that Paul had secretly used their savings to buy land on
a small Maine island. (When broadcast, this version of Paul's untimely
death had been replaced with a more mundane -- and only mentioned in dialogue
-- death from a heart-attack while out on a two-mile run).
Liz, still grieving for Paul and feeling betrayed by him, decides to
visit the island and sell the property, taking their two children with
her. Bailey's Mistake, as the island is named, is not what she expects
-- nor are the people they encounter, a group which includes an assortment
of colorful folk claiming to be Paul's long-lost Gypsy relatives.
Richard's character, Paul Donovan, was only seen briefly in the movie
in a pair of dream flashbacks and a pair of ghostly visitations to his
son. Though more footage appears to have been shot -- the cave exploration
mentioned in the "zap2it" article features in one of Liz Donovan's dreams
-- Disney/Touchstone apparently decided to pare Paul's on-screen time down
(Thanks to Becky for the screengrabs)
||[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
For further details, go to the SyFy website and enter Sentinel
in the search box at:
(Thanks to Steffi for the screengrabs)
||[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
The film's IMDb page can be found at:
(Thanks to Mishale for the screengrabs)
||[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
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
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)
||[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
"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
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: http://www.fxnetworks.com/
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
com website, where it is currently selling for $24.99.
(Thanks to Richard and Steven for the confirmation)
||[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 Amazon.com 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
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 Amazon.com
(Thanks to Jane and Becky for the screengrabs)
||[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
(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 Amazon.com
(Thanks to Jane for the screengrabs)
||[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
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
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)
||[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.
Jared Padalecki ("Supernatural," "Thomas Kinkade's
Derek Mears ("The Hills have Eyes II"), and
Visitor ("Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"), among others, in the
Dunes produced reimagining of the 1980's horror hit, "Friday the
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
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: http://fridaythe13thmovie.warnerbros.com/
The film's IMDb page can be found at:
(Thanks to Jane for the screengrabs)
||[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 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
10153 1/2 Riverside Drive #494
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
transactions are processed through their website at http://www.paypal.com,
using firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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/
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: 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
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 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) -- $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 One DVD set -- $29.99 (25% discount)
Release date: November 4, 2008. Now available for purchase.
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.
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 (2008) DVD -- $13.99 (30% discount)
Release date: November 11, 2008 (Direct to DVD). Now available for
Richard plays Bill Kinkade, Thomas (Jared Padalecki) and Pat (Aaron
Ashmore) Kinkade's wayward, womanizing, ex-military father.
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,
Las Vegas: Season Four -- $41.99 (30% discount)
Release date: September 11, 2007. Now available for purchase.
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"
1) Desperate Housewives - The Complete Third Season (2006) DVD Set
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
Hostel: Part II (Unrated Widescreen Edition) (2007) DVD -- $19.99
Release date: October 23, 2007. Now available for purchase.
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.
[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.