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Last Updated: 27 November 2009


Richard to attend 6th Annual Artivist Film Festival Awards as presenter on December 5th

Richard's "Desperate Housewives" run coming to a close in January

TBS airs Richard's "Seinfeld" episode on Nov 27th as part of "Seinfeld Day After Thanksgiving Stunt"

TNT airs Richard's four episodes of "Las Vegas" December 7th - 8th; Richard plays creepy Vince Peterson

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

SyFy Channel to air "Darklight" on January 16th; Richard plays William Shaw

SyFy Channel to air "Sentinel" marathon January 21st

"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

"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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Richard to attend 6th Annual Artivist Film Festival Awards [27 Nov 09]*** Richard to attend 6th Annual Artivist Film Festival Awards on as presenter December 5th *** -- Richard Burgi will join celebrity presenters and guests such as Maria Bello, Frances Fisher, Kathleen "Bird" York, Benjamin Bratt, Joshua Leonard, Daphne Zuniga, Persia White, Debra Skelton, and Fox 11 news anchor Christine Devine at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood for the December 5th event. This year's Awards will be hosted by actor and comedian Kevin Dunn and will begin at 8:00pm. A catered event in the Theater forecourt will follow.

As per the Nov 24th press release on the event:  "Actress, and activist Olivia Wilde and Actor Hank Azaria both will accept the Artivist Award, honoring those artists whose exemplary work in their community stands out as a shining example of one person's ability to change the world for the better.

Olivia Wilde has helped numerous causes including Power Up Gambia, Artists for Peace and Justice, the ACLU and the Barack Obama campaign. She is well known for her work on the Fox Network’s hit drama “House” ... Four-time Emmy award winning actor Hank Azaria has appeared on over 400 episodes of “The Simpsons” as such beloved characters as Moe the Bartender, Apu the convenience store owner and Cletus. ... He is the founder of Determined to Succeed, an educational non-profit organization dedicated to providing an exceptional group of low socio-economic students with comprehensive year-round support.

Also receiving an Artivist Award will be respected producer and President of Rhino Films Stephen Nemeth. Stephen is well known for his tireless advocacy on behalf of numerous causes including the Wildlife Ecostation, Wheels For Humanity, Children Uniting Nations, Shine On Sierra Leone, OneVoice, the Veggie Van Organization, LACMA, Amnesty International, Rock the Vote and more."

Additional information on the Artivist Awards and the Artivist Collective can be found at: http://www.artivists.org

(Thanks to DebbieLD for the heads up)


Catch Richard in 10 Fall 2009 episodes of Desperate Housewives [27 Nov 09] *** Richard's Season 6  Desperate Housewives run as Karl Mayer likely drawing to a close*** -- Karl, who was gradually reintroduced into the character mix during the last month or so of Season 5, has been busy romancing, bedding, and finally proposing to the increasingly conflicted Bree Van de Kamp Hodge (Marcia Cross) as Season 6 has progressed.

Richard's contracted ten episodes will come to their conclusion along with the ill-starred romance between Karl and Bree in episodes 6.10 and 6.11, when series creator Marc Cherry has promised a shocking climax to the Karl/Bree storyline. 

"Boom Crunch," episode 6.10, serves as the mid-season cliffhanger and revolves around a small plane crashing into Wisteria Lane generally and the Hodge manse specifically, trapping several people. At last report, five people were expected to die in the aftermath. As Cherry has announced that this episode will feature the "shocking conclusion" to the Karl/Bree/Orson triangle, it seems increasingly likely that Karl is not long for this world.

Cherry gave reporter William Keck some hints as to those fated to die in the December 6th episode. Says Keck:

"Exec producer Marc Cherry tells me the plane crashing into Desperate Housewives’ December 6 Christmas party will claim three characters’ lives—one minor, one central and one biggie who’s been on since Season 1.

As for that longtime cast member, Cherry says, “The fans are going to be sad over this one, but it was a good time to end this character’s story line.” (I’d start digging a grave for either Ricardo Chavira’s Carlos or Richard Burgi’s Karl.) The producer praises his fired actor for taking the news “with a lot of class” (unlike a certain blonde who blasted the show after her exit last season). “This person stood up at our table read and told everyone what a joy it was to be a part of the show,” he says."

The cliffhanger will conclude in episode 6.11, which will air when the show returns ito the air in January 2010.

For details on the show, to to ABC's Desperate Housewives pages!
http://www.abc.go.com/shows/desperate-housewives

(Thanks to TWOP for the episode details)


Richard plays Dr. Ben on Seinfeld rerun [27 Nov 09]*** Richard's episode of Seinfeld to air on TBS  *** -- Catch Richard in "The Hamptons" on Friday, November 27th at 2:00pm ET during TBS's "Seinfeld Day After Thanksgiving Stunt."

Richard plays Dr. Ben Feffa in "The Hamptons," where he joins Jerry, Kramer, George, and Elaine at the beachside house of friends who've recently had a baby. Dr. Ben, the couple's pediatrician, has also invited along for the weekend.

When Ben describes Elaine as "breathtaking," she is quite flattered, and soon taken with the handsome doctor. Then she, Jerry, Kramer, and George get a good look at the baby Dr. Ben has also described as "breathtaking" -- and realize the child is breathtakingly ugly.

Confused and more than a little alarmed to be described with the same word as the hideous infant, Elaine frets and kvetches until she finally works up the nerve to ask Ben exactly what "breathtaking" means to him.  Of course, the conversation does not go well, and Elaine's potential romance with the good doctor dies a-borning.

Meanwhile, George also manages to derail a potential romance by  fixating on what he perceives as his girlfriend's disappointment with his impedimenta -- seems a swim in the ocean has resulted in some unfortunate degree of "shrinkage."

To learn more about Seinfeld on TBS, visit the show's home page on the TBS website: http://www.tbs.com/shows/seinfeld/

(Thanks to TV-now for the listing)



 
Richard plays creepy Vince Peterson on Las Vegas [27 Nov 09]*** Richard's Season 4 & 5 episodes of NBC's Las Vegas to air in December on TNT *** -- Richard's four back-to-back Season 4 & 5 episodes of Las Vegas will air on TNT in a "two by two" 2-day span, with "Bare Chested in The Park" and "Junk in The Trunk" airing on Monday, December 7th at 12:00 noon and 1:00pm ET respectively, and "Heroes" and "A Hero Ain't Nothing But A Sandwich airing at 12:00 noon and 1:00pm on Tuesday, December 8th.  Originally airing on NBC in early 2007, the four episodes set up scenarios that lead into (and out of) the cliffhanger season finale.

"Bare Chested in the Park" introduced us to one of the Bellagio Hotel's regular "whales," Vince (Richard Burgi) Peterson, a hedge-fund billionaire with a taste for high-stakes gambling. Sam (Vanessa Marcil) schemes to woo Peterson away from the Bellagio and sees to it that he is coddled, cosseted, and carefully cultivated at the Montecito.

"Junk in the Trunk" finds Sam the new owner of the Montecito, and one saddled with an overwhelming tax debt. Peterson wines, dines, and woos Sam, going so far as to propose marriage on bended knee. Lured to his suite for a romantic dinner, Sam learns Peterson has known all along of her financial situation. Of course, she's been sipping on a drugged flute of champagne the whole while and passes out, allowing Vince to truss her up and stuff her into a padded steamer trunk.

"Heroes" finds Sam in dire straits, still locked away in the cramped trunk. The depth of Peterson's depravity becomes increasingly evident as he gleefully taunts and torments her -- seems he's done this before, this abduction of young women, and gotten away with it. Sam is promised a hell on earth as Vince checks out of the Montecito and heads for his private jet, Sam in tow in her tiny trunk. Their chapter ends with Vince's jet soaring into the night.

"A Hero Ain't Nothing but a Sandwich" opens seconds after "Heroes" ends and finds Peterson dragging Sam out of the trunk in order to terrify and abuse her sexually. Sam manages to pull the handle on the jet's emergency exit and Vince makes an impromptu exit and fall to earth sans parachute.

To learn more about LAS VEGAS on TNT, visit the show's home page on the TNT website:  http://www.tnt.tv/

(Thanks to TV-now and TNT for the information)


Richard appears on VisionTV's Unscripted [27 Nov 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 and recently repeated on networks carrying the VisionTV show.

"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.

Unscripted… 

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:
http://unscripted.ca/episodes/show/64

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


Catch Richard in DARKLIGHT as William Shaw [27 Nov 09]*** Catch Richard as William Shaw in  DARKLIGHT, airing on SyFy on Saturday, January 16th, 2010 *** -- -- Richard spent several weeks of summer 2003 in Sofia, Bulgaria working on "Darklight," part of SciFi's 2004-2005 movie lineup. Though still airing on SyFy, the film is also available on DVD. (Amazon purchase info at bottom of News page).

SyFy's original blurb gives the following description of the film:

"A secret society fights evil with evil in this atmospheric original thriller.

Shiri Appleby (TV's Roswell), Richard Burgi (The Sentinel, SCI FI Pictures' Decoys), John de Lancie (Q from the Star Trek franchise) and David Hewlett (Stargate Atlantis, SCi Fi Pictures' Boa vs. Python, the indie hit Cube) star in this tale of an ancient demoness named Lilith, who has been captured by a secret society known as The Faith.

Her true nature concealed by a powerful spell, Lilith lives as a 24-year-old woman with no memory of her ageless past -- until William Shaw (Burgi) of The Faith recruits her to help him stop the Demonicos, a rampaging monster that is spreading a lethal plague across the Earth and whose only vulnerability is to Lilith's unique mystical power, known as Darklight.

As the duo race to slay the creature, they unwittingly expose a treacherous conspiracy within The Faith itself. Lilith has the power to set things right -- but now she has been reawakened to her true nature, will she resume her own evil ways? Trusting her is a life-or-death gamble for humanity, but it's one that William Shaw has no choice but to take."

(Thanks to Becky for the screengrabs and to SyFy for the schedule)


Next SyFy Sentinel marathon airs January 21st [27 Nov 09]*** The Sentinel returns to SyFy for January 21, 2010 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 Thursday, January 21st, 2010.

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:
http://www.syfy.com/schedule/index.php

(Thanks to Steffi for the screengrabs and to SyFy for the schedule)


Richard's NipTuck episode now available on DVD [27 Nov 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: http://www.fxnetworks.com/

Additional show information can also be found at the IMDb website:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0361217/

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 [27 Nov 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 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 Amazon.com website.

(Thanks to Jane and Becky for the screengrabs)


Richard appears in fiver Season 5 episodes of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES [27 Nov 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 to 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 for $41.49

(Thanks to Jane for the screengrabs)


Friday the 13th now available on DVD [27 Nov 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 Amazon.com, where it currently sells for $11.49  (ASIN B001NPD9LS)

Official website: http://fridaythe13thmovie.warnerbros.com/

The film's IMDb page can be found at:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0758746/

(Thanks to Jane for the screengrabs)


Autographed RB photo available for purchase [27 Nov 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 below:

The RBFC
10153 1/2 Riverside Drive #494
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
U.S.A.

PayPal logoPayPal transactions are processed through their website at http://www.paypal.com, using wbkat852@aol.com as the RBFC payment address / account.  The process is fairly simple -- new PayPal customers must first register with PayPal, which takes about five minutes.  (Instructions are provided on the PayPal website).
 


[27 Nov 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 Canadian subsidiary.

Amazon in the USA: http://www.amazon.com/

Amazon in Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/
 
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.
ASIN: B001PQZYQI 

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.
ASIN: B001G0MFE2 

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.
ASIN: B001VPJYZK 

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.
ASIN: B0024FAD7Y 

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.
ASIN: B001NPD9LS 

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.
ASIN: B001FRNB8K 

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.
ASIN: B001F0TT6A 

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.
ASIN: B0018CWEYO

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.
ASIN: B000P6YNTI

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.
ASIN: B000IB0DDA

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

Desperate Housewives Season 2 DVD set announced

1) Desperate Housewives - The Complete Second Season (2004) DVD Set -- $42.65 (29% discount)
Release date: August 29, 2006. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B000FIMG4U

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

Fun With Dick and Jane DVD available for pre-order

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

2) Fun With Dick & Jane [SOUNDTRACK] -- $17.98 (no discount)
Release date: January 24, 2006. Now available.
ASIN: B000CQQHEU

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

The Sentinel Complete First Season DVD available for pre-order

1) The Sentinel - The Complete First Season (3pc) (Full) (1996) DVD Set -- $33.96 (15% discount)
Release date: April 18, 2006. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B000E1NXCM

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

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

Action: Complete Series DVD now available

Action: The Complete Series (2pc) (Full) (1999) DVD Set -- $15.99  (35% discount)
Release date: February 21, 2006. Now available.
ASIN: B000CQQ18K

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

In Her Shoes Widescreen DVD now available

"In Her Shoes" (Widescreen Edition) (2005) DVD -- $19.36  (35% discount)
Release date: January 31, 2006. Now available.
ASIN: B000CCW2P2

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

Seinfeld Season Five DVD now available

Seinfeld Season Five (1990) DVD Set -- $36.99 (25% discount)
Release date: November 22, 2005. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B000BBOUEU

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

The Flash complete series DVD now available

The Flash - The Complete Series (1990) DVD Set -- $44.66 (25% discount)
Release date: January 10, 2006. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B000BPL2EM

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

Richard appears in all 13 episodes

Point Pleasant - The Complete Series (2005) DVD Set -- $19.97 (50% discount)
Release date: October 25, 2005. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B000A9QKT6

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

Desperate Housewives Season 1 DVD set and companion book available

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

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

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

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

Richard appears in 12 episodes of Season 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Richard appears in Season 3's High and Low

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

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

 

Cellular DVD now available

Cellular (2004) DVD, Widescreen, Region 1 encoding -- $12.99  (13% discount)
ASIN: B0006D3HGA

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

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

Cellular novelization may offer additional insights into Craig Martin

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

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

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

"Cellular" is also available on DVD. 
 

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

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

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

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

Canadian-market Decoys DVD has deleted scenes and bloopers

Canadian-market version from amazon.ca
Decoys (2003) DVD -- CDN $13.46 (10% discount)
ASIN: B00029QQRK

New release: 07 June 2005

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

Richard appears as Womack in The Message

1) Firefly - The Complete Series (2002) DVD -- $24.96 (50% discount)
ASIN: B0000AQS0F

2) Firefly (Original Television Soundtrack) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $12.98 (28% discount)
ASIN: B000BL14PQ

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

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

Starship Troopers 2 DVD and Soundtrack available at Amazon

1) Starship Troopers 2 - Hero of the Federation (2004) DVD -- $12.99 (13% discount)
ASIN: B0001XAOQ6

New release: 07 July 2005

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

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

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



[27 Nov 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
RBFC
10153 1/2 Riverside Drive, #494
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
USA

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

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


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