Last Updated: 14 November 2007
Richard holds "The Inside Game of Acting"
performance workshop on November 17th in Dana Point, CA
Catch Richard in ABC's "Big Shots" on Thursday,
Richard attends Florida gala event benefiting
the Hollywood Boys and Girls Club on October 25th
"Home for Christmas" finds Richard
playing father to painter Thomas Kinkade; film premieres Holiday 2008
"Hostel: Part II" Unrated Director's
Cut DVD now available for purchase
"Las Vegas" Season Four (with
Richard's first three episodes) now available on DVD
TNT and TBS to air "Cellular" in
November; Richard plays Craig Martin
"The District" now airing
on the Biography Channel and A&E; Richard's episodes resume in Season
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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||[14 Nov 07]*** Richard Burgi to
hold acting workshop on November 17th***
-- Richard will hold an actor's
performance workshop titled "The Inside Game of Acting" on Saturday,
November 17th at Danman's Music, Dance and Acting School in Dana
The workshop, which will run from 10:00am - 2:00pm, will focus
on preparation, auditioning, improvisation and performance, and is best
suited to teens and adults.
As seating is limited, early booking is encouraged. The Workshop
package costs $195 per person and includes a gourmet lunch at the
famous Renaissance Cafe.
Tickets may be purchased by phone at 949-496-6556 using a major
credit card. Additional information on the Workshop is available through
the School's website at www.danmansmusic.com.
Click here to view the Workshop
The Workshop will be held at Danman's Music, Dance and Acting School,
24699 Del Prado, Dana Point, at the corner of Golden Lantern.
(Thanks to Danman's for the Workshop details)
||[14 Nov 07]*** Richard films episode
of ABC's "Big Shots"***
Richard Burgi recently filmed an
episode of ABC's Primetime drama "Big Shots," playing wealthy adrenaline
junkie Gavin Carter in "The Way We Weren't." The episode
will air on Thursday, November 29th at 10:00pm ET/PT.
Richard's character, Gavin, is somehow key to deposed Reveal CEO Duncan
(Dylan McDermott) Collinsworth's scheme to regain his position.
According to the ABC press release, "Duncan tests his sense of adventure
as he goes to great lengths to reclaim his title at Reveal." Based
on the episode previews shown on ABC, this means cultivating the otherwise-avoided
Gavin Carter in order to get his job back; as Carter is apparently something
of a macho daredevil, Duncan soon finds himself kitted out in skydiving
gear and crouching at the door of a plane as a similarly-outfitted Gavin
extolls the virtues of their imminent jump.
For more information on "Big Shots," visit the show's home-page on the
ABC website: www.abc.go.com/primetime/bigshots/index
(Thanks to Richard for information)
||[14 Nov 07]*** Richard attended the
15th Annual Hollywood Welcomes the Stars fundraiser in Florida***
Richard joined Loni Anderson, Dyan Cannon, Dee Wallace, Kevin
"Hercules" Sorbo, Lou "The Incredible Hulk" Ferrigno, MTV "Real World"
alum Dan Renzi, comedian Tommy Davidson, Texas Hold 'Em Champion
Gordon, and MLB Superstars Dontrelle Willis, Scott Olsen and
Pierre as Guests of Honor at the 15th Annual Hollywood Welcomes the
Stars Gala benefit for the Marti Huizenga Boys and Girls Club, Hollywood
The benefit was held on Thursday, October 25th 2007 from 5:30
- 8:30pm at the Westin Diplomat Country Club Resort & Spa in
Hallandale Beach, Florida. The event, which included a live auction, raised
roughly $175,000 for the Boys and Girls Club.
According to an article on the Miami
Dolphins website, The Marti Huizenga Hollywood Boys and Girls Club
"gives kids in high-risk areas a positive alternative to the streets for
a fee of $10 a year. The Hollywood Unit is the largest Boys and Girls Club
in Broward County. More than 2,000 children participate in after school
and summer activities, which include scholastic programs, computer education,
organized sports, arts & crafts, cultural events, leadership roles
and community work."
Learn more about the Boys and Girls Club at www.bgcbc.org
(Thanks to Richard for the information)
||[14 Nov 07]*** Richard appears
in "Thomas Kinkade's Home for Christmas"***
-- Richard Burgi spent
nearly three weeks in British Columbia, Canada, in May filming "Thomas
Kinkade's Home for Christmas," a movie based on the early life of famous
Thomas Kinkade. The film covers a pivotal period in the
young Kinkade's life and explores the experiences that led him to a career
as an artist.
Richard plays Kinkade's father, Bill Kinkade, while Oscar winner
Gay Harden plays Kinkade's mother, Maryanne. Thomas Kinkade is played
by Jared Padalecki, brother Pat Kinkade is played by Aaron Ashmore,
and Kinkade's painter mentor, Glen Wessler, is played by multiple Oscar
nominee, Peter O'Toole.
Asked about his father in an interview, Kinkade described him as "a
talented amateur artist," adding "My dad traveled the roads. He was a womanizer,
a World War II veteran, a Frank Sinatra Rat Pack wannabe and was not involved
with the family. He was a civilian employee of the Air Force after the
war and drifted from job to job."
Ken LaZebnick, who wrote the film's screenplay, gave further
details to Kate Taylor of the New York Sun, describing Bill
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 now scheduled for a Holiday
Additional information on the film can be found at the IMDb website:
(Thanks to Richard Burgi for the info)
||[14 Nov 07] *** "Hostel:
Part II" Unrated Director's Cut DVD released on October 23rd***
The much-anticipated sequel to writer-director
blockbuster, "Hostel," which premiered in theaters on June
8th, is now available on DVD.
The Unrated Director's Cut DVD includes an assortment of bonus features,
such as extended scenes, deleted scenes, a gag reel, a "blood and guts
montage," four featurettes ("The Next Level" Behind the Scenes, The
Art of KNB Effects, Set Design, and an International TV Special), and three
separate audio commentary tracks, one of which features writer/director
Eli Roth, Richard Burgi, Lauren German, and Vera Jordanova.
To learn more about "Hostel: Part II," visit the film's IMDb page at
The film's official website can be found at http://www.hostel2.com/
Additional news, photos, trailers, and video clips can be found at
||[14 Nov 07]*** Season
4 of "Las Vegas" now available on DVD***
-- The Fall 2006 season of
NBC's "Las Vegas," which introduces and features
creepy New York hedge-fund billionaire Vince Peterson in its last
three episodes, is now available for purchase after its September 11th
Richard appears in the following episodes:
- "Bare Chested in the Park"
- "Junk in the Trunk"
The 4-disk DVD set, which lists at $59.98, is available through Amazon.com
for the discounted price of $41.99.
ASIN number: B000T28PU6
The "Las Vegas: Season 4" DVD is, of course, available at your local
electronics, music, and video retailers.
||[14 Nov 07] *** "Cellular"
airs November 16th and 17th on TNT, November 25th on TBS *** -- Richard
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" in November on TNT and TBS:
TNT -- Friday, November 16th at 11:35pm ET
TNT -- Saturday, November 17th at 3:35am ET
TBS -- Monday, November 26th at 12:00 am and 9:00am ET
Cellular on TNT: http://www.tnt.tv/title/?oid=451174
Cellular on TBS: http://www.tbs.com/
(Thanks to TV-now.com for the heads up, to Danny for the screengrabs,
and to TNT and TBS for the scheduling info)
||[14 Nov 07] ***
"The District" now airing in repeats on A&E and on the Biography Channel;
Richard appears in Seasons 1, 3, and 4*** -- A&E is
airing the show at 7:00am ET Monday - Friday, while the Biography
Channel appears to be shifting the show to a weekends-only rotation
-- a repeat-performance airing of an episode at 11:00am ET Saturday
and again at 4:00am Sunday. Remember to check your local listings
or the Biography Channel site for additional information:
Richard's Captain Hunter appeared in seven episodes of Season
1, two episodes of Season 3, and three episodes of Season 4.
A&E's episode rotation is once again in Season 1, with Richard's
episode "The Agony and the Ecstasy" airing Tuesday, Sept 18th at 7:00am
ET and "Running Towards Fire" airing at 7:00am on the 19th.
The Biography Channel is now in Season 2; Richard's next episodes
begin in Season 3 with "The Second Man" and "Good-bye, Jenny".
The show is also airing in syndication in various international markets.
A complete listing of Richard's episodes of "The District" can
be found on the Filmography page,
with an expanded listing and episode details on the District
Richard appeared in three of the show's four seasons in a total
of twelve episodes, playing the recurring role of the prickly and suspicious
Vincent Hunter, head of the DC Police Department's Internal Affairs
Unfortunately, the show did not take maximum advantage of the Hunter
character, though they established an intriguing back-story for him in
the first season episode "The DC Strangler." Ella Farmer (played by
the late Lynn Thigpen) told Chief Mannion (Craig T. Nelson)
a bit about Hunter. He was a highly-decorated officer with a relatively
high solve rate while in Homicide, a department he left after discovering
his wife -- also a police officer -- in bed with his partner.
(Thanks to Debbie for the USA info, to Becky and Erin for the District
screengrabs, and to the Epguides website for production details)
||[14 Nov 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
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).
[14 Nov 07]*** Check out the Burgi Bonanza
at amazon.com *** -- All the items listed below are available at either
amazon.com or its subsidiary, amazon.ca, and all feature Richard Burgi
in some capacity. **NOTE** Always verify the current prices at Amazon.com,
as they do fluctuate with market forces.
Your amazon.com account information will work equally well with the
Amazon in the USA: http://www.amazon.com/
Amazon in Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/
Las Vegas: Season Four -- $41.99 (30% discount)
Release date: September 11, 2007. Now available for 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"
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.
[14 Nov 07] *** Write to Richard care of
the RBFC! *** -- Richard has asked us to encourage anyone interested in
sending cards or letters to him to use the RBFC mailing address, which
is listed below. This allows Richard to better handle
his incoming mail, which he certainly enjoys receiving, provided it comes
through appropriate channels.
Mr. Richard Burgi
10153 1/2 Riverside Drive, #494
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
We cannot emphasize strongly enough that mail should not be
sent to Richard's home address! Receiving fan mail through his
home address is a disquieting experience and cause for concern, especially
from the standpoint of privacy and safety. If you have come across
what you believe may be his home address, please, do NOT use it! We
-- and Richard -- would greatly appreciate it if you would let us
know where you came across the address by using this e-mail
link to the RBFC.
While postcards, letters, and cards will be promptly forwarded
to Richard, we cannot forward packages; he has asked that no gifts
be sent to him. Though Richard appreciates the goodwill and generosity
those gifts represent, he finds them a little overwhelming. Richard
would be honored if, instead, wellwishers made a donation in his name to
a local children's shelter or literacy program, or to the Pacific
Marine Mammal Center .