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
"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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||[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
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
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)
||[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!
(Thanks to TWOP for the episode details)
||[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)
||[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
To learn more about LAS VEGAS on TNT, visit the show's home page on
the TNT website:
(Thanks to TV-now and TNT for the information)
||[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.
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).
||[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
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)
||[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
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 and to SyFy for the schedule)
||[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
"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
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)
||[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
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)
||[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
(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
(Thanks to Jane for the screengrabs)
||[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.
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)
||[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
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).
[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
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.
[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
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 .