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Last Updated: 09 December 2005

RBFC Fall 2005 Charity Auction ran Nov 5th-19th; bids and donations totaled $2287.00

Richard appears as Daily Male in October 24th issue of Inside TV

Austria's Kurier interviews Richard on "In Her Shoes"

Extra interviews Richard on Malibu location of  People "Man of the Week" photoshoot

People Magazine picks Richard for November 21st Man of the Week

Richard appears in E! News coverage of  Texas Hold'em celebrity poker tournament at W Hotel

SOAPnet features Richard in Days Of Our Lives 40th Anniversary article

"Darklight" airs on the Sci Fi Channel in December; Richard plays William Shaw

"Fun With Dick and Jane" premieres December 21st; Richard plays Joe 

"Cellular" airs on the Starz Edge and Starz Kids & Family cable channels in December and January; Richard plays Craig Martin

Starship Troopers 2 airs on the Encore and Encore Action Channels in December and January; Richard plays Capt. Dax

Canada's SPACE: The Imagination Station adds "The Sentinel" to its Fall 2005 schedule; show now airing

"Decoys" airs in the Sci Fi Channel in December; Richard plays Det. Kirk

Richard joins "Desperate Housewives" as Series Regular for Fall 2005

Richard's "Desperate Housewives" Season 2 episodes -- that we know of.

Sci Fi Channel now airing Joss Whedon's "Firefly" as part of Friday night lineup; Richard guests in "The Message"

Canada's SPACE: The Imagination Station adds "Firefly" to its Fall 2005 schedule

Richard's episodes of "The District" airing domestically on the USA Network and internationally in Singapore

Catch Richard's "Judging Amy" episodes on TNT's "Primetime in the Daytime"

"In Her Shoes" DVD now available for pre-order with January '06 release date

"Point Pleasant" Complete Series DVD Set now available for purchase!

"Seinfeld" Season 5 DVD set now available for purchase; Richard appears in "The Hamptons"

"The Flash" Complete Series DVD Set now available for pre-order with January '06 release date

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RBFC Fall 2005 Charity Auction opens Nov 5th [09 Dec 05] *** RBFC Fall 2005 Charity Auction brings in $2287.00 for the PMMC *** -- The RBFC Fall 2005 Charity Auction benefitting the Pacific Marine Mammal Center ran from November 5th - 19th and brought in a combined total, auction bids and donations, of $2,287.00.

As in previous years, this was an online auction. To see the final bids and the items that were auctioned, visit the Fall 2005 Auction page.

All proceeds go to our official charity, the Pacific Marine Mammal Center!

Richard is the Daily Male in Inside TV [09 Dec 05] *** Richard is Sunday's "Daily Male" in Inside TV's October 24th issue *** -- The October 24th issue of Inside TV featured Richard in two separate spots, starting with an article on "TV's Blended Families." The article has this to say of the Desperate Housewives contingent:

"When Susan (Teri Hatcher) found out that ex-husband, Karl (Richard Burgi), was moving in with her neighbor Edie (Nicollette Sheridan), she accidentally ran over her nemesis in a fit of anger. But what really hurt was the thought of Edie performing with daughter Julie (Andrea Bowen) at their church's family talent show. Though Susan tried to stop it, she eventually put her daughter's best interests ahead of her own. But who knows what will happen if Karl decides to make Edie the second Mrs. Mayer?"

Richard's page 86 entry as The Daily Male mentions him playing detective with his younger brother:

"My youger brother and I had a detective agency as kids.We had our own lab in the basement. I loved the stealthy nature of protecting and serving, all of that cloak-and-dagger stuff."

Sadly, Inside TV has since decided to cease publication due to limited circulation and increasing postal costs. Presumably the resulting TV coverage 'slack' will be picked up by sister publication, TV Guide.

(Thanks to Pat amd MJ for the heads up and cover information, and to for the article scans)

Richard featured in Austria's Kurier [09 Dec 05] *** Austrian daily The Kurier interviews Richard for article on "In Her Shoes" *** -- The Sunday, November 6th "Kult" insert of The Kurier featured a story on "In Her Shoes," titled "In Bed with Cameron: What the sexy actress tells in the bedroom."  Told from Richard's perspective, the article touches on his interaction with stars Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette.

"Yes, during the shoot I spent the better part of an hour lying on Cameron Diaz," said Richard before continuing with a laugh. "The atmosphere on set was very relaxed and friendly. We talked about life and music and my kids, mostly. And that she'd love to learn how to surf. And then [director] Curtis Hanson interrupted and pulled on my skin-colored slip to show a bit more of my bum... derriere. How do you say "derriere" in German?"

The article is available (in German) online at the Kurier's website:

(Thanks to Ingrid for the article scans and the translation)

Extra interviews Richard in Malibu [09 Dec 05] *** Extra interviews Richard on location of People "Man of the Week" photoshoot in Malibu*** -- The Thursday, November 10th edition of Extra featured an interview with Richard Burgi conducted on the grounds of Gladstone's restaurant on the Malibu shore.  Extra cohost Dayna Devon led into the spot with an interesting take on Richard's increased prominence this season.

"Well, the producers of Desperate Housewives have a breakout new star, and this time it's one of the guys," teased Dayna while a scene of Richard and Teri Hatcher played behind her. "He just made a Sexiest Man list... now we're taking you to Malibu with Richard Burgi."

"Richard Burgi's got it made," Dayna continued, leading into interview quotes from Richard. "His juicy gig on TV's hottest show entails playing ex-husband to Teri Hatcher and boyfriend to Nicollette Sheridan..."

"Better kisser? Teri or Nicollette? Depends on their mood. Depends on my mood, too," Richard deadpanned before Dayna's voiceover played over scenes of him walking on the beach outside Gladstone's.

"After nearly two decades in the Biz, Richard's talking only to Extra about his biggest break yet," said Dayna,  " -- becoming a series regular on  Desperate Housewives."

"In between takes, you know, we make love... ahh... we like to get naked, you know... try out various edible oils," said Richard, tongue firmly in cheek.

The piece went on to detail Richard's selection as People's Man of the Week and his reaction to the recognition (covered below).

(Thanks to Extra for the coverage!)

Richard is People Magazine's Man of the Week [09 Dec 05] *** People Magazine picks Richard Burgi as "Man of the Week" *** -- Richard graces page 106 of the November 21st issue, where his page text gives a brief list of vital statistics before delving into his "sex appeal."

SEX APPEAL: As caddish Karl Mayer, ex-husband of Susan (Teri Hatcher) on Desperate Housewives, Burgi revels in playing a rogue: "Who doesn't like a mischievous little boy?" Especially if he has a manly physique chiseled by surfing, biking and yoga. Not that Burgi doesn't goof off. "I'll drink too many beers or eat a pint of ice cream -- I give myself permission to enjoy life," he says. One shared with wife Lori, 45, a yoga instructor, and sons Jack, 8, and Samuel, 5. So what's his secret to staying sexy? "Not taking myself seriously," says Burgi. "I have a saying: I'm not here for a long time. I'm here for a good time."

Extra was on hand to interview Richard after People's "Man of the Week" announcement. Extra cohost Dayna Devon led into an interview quote with the following:

"The 47 year-old hunk clowned around outside Gladstone's eatery in Malibu when we caught up with him shortly after People Magazine named him Man of the Week."

"It's wild, you know, almost 50 years old and hearing that sort of thing -- it's great!" said Richard, adding "It shows good taste and... tone on the part of the -- ahh -- jurists from People Magazine."

Richard's photo shows him coming out of the sea, surfboard tucked under his arm. "Surfing reminds me of my humble little -- silly thing called my life," Richard told Extra.

(Thanks to Ruth for the issue info and scans,  to Kat for the heads up, and to People Magazine for their refined and exquisite good taste!)

Richard shown in E! News coverage, 30 Nov 05 [09 Dec 05] *** Richard appears in E! News coverage of Texas Hold'em tournament party at W Hotel *** -- Part of the November 30th  E! News coverage featured a "no limits" celebrity poker tournament and party sponsored by Celebrity Living and Harrison & Shriftman, party-planning gurus. The "star-studded" party, which feted poker pro Annie Duke,  was held poolside at the W Hotel in Los Angeles on November 10th.

Though presumably not sitting in on any poker games, Richard hung out poolside with "Desperate Housewives" costars Ricardo Chavira and Mark Moses and fellow Jersey kid, Camryn Manheim of "The Practice."

The event was also covered in the December 12th issue of Celebrity Living magazine (pp.70-71).

(Thanks to MJ and JoAnn for the screengrabs and information)

Richard featured in Days article [09 Dec 05] *** Richard featured in SOAPnet "Days of Our Lives" 40th Anniversary special  *** -- SOAPnet correspondent Jason Bonderoff leads his "Famous DAYS Grads" article with several paragraphs on Richard's post-DAYS career.

"Richard Burgi's career is anything but Desperate these days!" says the the caption accompanying the "In Her Shoes" premiere photo, with the article itself covering Richard's present work on Desperate Housewives, his past work on DAYS, and some of his latest film work.  Says Bonderoff in closing:

Since exiting DAYS in 1993, Richard Burgi has starred in two primetimes series, The Sentinel and Point Pleasant, and recently he played Toni Collette's easily distracted boyfriend in director Curtis Hanson's chick flick, In Her Shoes. His next film, slated to be released in 2006, is Shanghai Red, which showcases him as a dramatic leading man. Burgi stars as Michael Johnson, an American expatriate drawn to a grieving Chinese widow under strange circumstances. Add the 48-year-old actor's weekly role on Desperate Housewives to the mix, and Burgi's career is definitely going full throttle. 

To read the article, visit the SOAPnet website at:

Darklight airs on SciFi Channel in October [09 Dec 05] *** Catch Richard when Sci Fi airs  "Darklight" on Saturday, December 10th at 1:00pm ET *** -- Richard headed off to Sofia, Bulgaria in late July '03 to join the cast of UFO Films' "Darklight," a Sci Fi Channel Original Production for the 2004-05 broadcast season. Richard played William Shaw and was joined by Shiri Appleby ("Roswell's" Liz) as Lilith. Star Trek's John de Lancie and Stargate: Atlantis' David Hewlett also star in "Darklight." Principal photography began on July 28th and wrapped  the week of August 18th. 

Richard's Shaw is an operative of a shadowy organization called The Faith, whose responsibility it has been to keep tabs on and take down Lilith (Appleby), the mythical first wife of Adam who was cursed and turned into a demon for her disobedience. Though Shaw is instrumental in her capture, he's conflicted by her continued existence as a spellbound, amnesiac young woman -- after all, she killed his only son.

Shaw's superior, played by DeLancie, hopes to hasten the coming of Judgement Day by allowing an unscrupulous scientist (Hewlett) to inject himself with Darklight, the essence of Lilith's blood. When the resulting Demonicos begins its rampage, Shaw is forced to team up with Lilith and help her regain her lost memories in order to battle -- and hopefully destroy -- the demon. Can Shaw conquer his hatred and mistrust of Lilth? Can Lilith overcome her evil and violent history? Tune in to find out!

Sci Fi website page:

Richard plays Joe in Fun With Dick & Jane [09 Dec 05] *** "Fun with Dick and Jane" premieres nationally on December 21st*** -- Jim Carrey and Tea Leoni headline this update of the 1977 original, which starred Jane Fonda and George Segal. Carrey and Leoni play Dick and Jane Harper, a couple who find themselves on the verge of financial collapse when Dick loses his job. The Harpers turn to a life of crime to pay the bills, cooking up madcap schemes and wild heists to support them in the manner to which they have become accustomed. Richard plays their next-door neighbor Joe.

Several weeks of last-minute reshoots took place in September, apparently to allow for more of "Carrey doing his normal schtick."  Richard was called back for roughly a week's work on rewritten or new scenes, so presumably his character, Joe, and Carrey's Dick Harper will be playing "keeping up with the Joneses" to a much greater, and wackier, degree. 

The reshoots do not appear to have hindered either the film's December 14th Los Angeles "red carpet" premiere at the Mann Village Theater  in Westwood or its nationwide premiere a week later.

Trailers for "Fun with Dick and Jane" are now playing  in cinemas across the country and at various online sources. Richard appears in two scenes of the original trailer as the Harper's next door neighbor, Joe, and in a shorter version of the "red shirt" scene in the newer, office-based trailer.

The trailer is available at the following online locations:

The official site:

The Apple QuickTime Trailers site:

(Thanks to Richard and Kat for the initial info and to Deborah for the online sleuthing)

Cellular airs on Starz channels in December and January [09 Dec 05] *** "Cellular" airs throughout December and January on the Starz Edge (Dec)  and Starz Kids & Family (Jan)  Channels ***

Richard plays Craig Martin, the "wrong place at the wrong time" realtor husband of movie heroine Jessica (Kim Basinger) Martin.  Unbeknownst to Jessica, Craig has videotaped crooked cops executing drug dealers -- and the crooked cops are desperate to tidy up loose ends. To get Craig and the camera, they abduct Jessica and the Martin's young son. Jessica has one ace up her sleeve -- she's managed to patch a busted phone together enough to tap out random phone numbers, and the guy on the other end, Ryan (Chris Evans), is willing to help. Problem is, he's on a cellphone, doesn't know where Jessica is... and his battery's running low.

Various Starz Channel listings for "Cellular"
Starz Edge: Dec 6th - Dec 31st
Starz Kids & Family: Jan 1st - 30th

For further details, go to the Starz website at:

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

Troopers 2 airs on Encore and Encore Action in December and January [09 Dec 05] *** "Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation" airs in December and January on the Encore and Encore Action Channels *** -- The Encore and Encore Action Channels, part of the Starz Entertainment Group, will air "Starship Troopers 2"  throughout December and January.

Richard plays Captain V.J. Dax, the hero mentioned in the film's title. When we -- and the besieged troopers -- first meet Captain Dax, he is the last man at an otherwise abandoned and desolate outpost on planet Zulu Angel. Disgraced and imprisoned in the outpost's incinerator for killing his commanding officer, he is somewhat the worse for wear -- dirty, torn, unshaven, and more than a little war-weary. When the rapacious arachnids threaten to once again overrun the makeshift defenses of the old outpost, Dax is called upon to rally the rag-tag band of Troopers to fend off the marauding Bugs. Unfortunately for Dax and the Troopers, the arachnids have other things in mind for the unsuspecting humans...

Various Encore Channel listings for "Starship Troopers 2" 
Encore Channel: Dec 7th & 28th
Encore Action Channel: Jan 1st - 27th

For further details, go to the Starz website at:

(Thanks to for the ST2 heads up, to Danny for the ST2 screengrabs, and to Encore for the scheduling info)

The Sentinel comes to Canada's SPACE: The Imagination Station [09 Dec 05] *** The Sentinel now airing in original, uncut form  on Canada's SPACE: The Imagination Station ***-- SPACE is now airing The Sentinel on Tuesdays, at 10:00pm ET with the episode repeating the following morning at 10:00am.

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.

December schedule, Season 2 episodes:
Dec 13th - "Payback"
Dec 20th - "True Crime"
Dec 27th - "Iceman"

For further details, go to the website of Space: The Imagination Station:

(Thanks to Laura, Katherin, and Kay Lynne for the SPACE heads up, and to Steffi for the screengrabs)

Richard plays Det. Kirk in Decoys [09 Dec 05] *** Catch Richard when "Decoys" airs on The Sci Fi Channel on Friday, December 30th at 11:00pm ET *** -- Richard plays Det. Francis Kirk in the Canadian-made tongue-in-cheek blend of sci-fi and horror.

Richard made a quick trip to Ottawa, Canada, during March and April 2003 for his role in Decoys, which director Matt Hastings described as "American Pie meets Species" -- a sci-fi thriller set on a college campus. Richard plays Detective Francis Kirk. According to the script, "He's a young cop who knows that he won't be in this small town busting college students for party pranks for much longer. He thinks he belongs somewhere between NYPD Blue and the cover of GQ."

The Species connection comes into play in the form of the beautiful and -- let us say -- otherworldy young women who descend upon the college campus in search of healthy and libidinous young men. Much as in Richard's 1998 version of I Married a Monster, alien beings come to Earth in search of mates -- only this time, it's the Outer Space womenfolk who are eager to reproduce. Unlike their Monster counterparts, these alien "femmes" are quite literally "fatales," as their reproductive process leaches the body-heat right out of their unfortunate paramours.

Richard's Detective Kirk becomes involved when the extraterrestrial temptresses leave a string of frozen young men in their wake.

(Thanks to for the sheduling info)

Richard now a Series Regular on Desperate Housewives [09 Dec 05] *** Richard Burgi joins Desperate Housewives as a Series Regular for Fall 2005 *** -- Richard Burgi returns to Desperate Housewives as a Series Regular for the hit show's second season. The series went back into production in late July, picking up where the previous season finale left off.

Richard  plays Karl Mayer, Susan (Teri Hatcher) Mayer's cad of an ex-husband on ABC's award-winning hit series.  Previously seen in "Pretty Little Picture" and "Move On," Karl was back to bedevil his ex in "One Wonderful Day," the highly-anticipated season finale. 

As had been hinted at by Nicollette Sheridan (whose neighborhood vixen Edie Britt has been Susan's nemesis), Karl becomes romantically involved with Edie in Season Two. The legitimacy of Edie or Karl's affection for the other is, of course, open for debate, as Edie may be motivated by a desire to get back at Susan by romancing someone "near and dear to Susan's heart."  Karl himself may be motivated by a desire to make Susan jealous, which may lead to some competitive behavior between Karl and Mike (Jamie Denton) Delfino -- who Karl disparagingly calls "the Plumber."

Thus far Richard has appeared in the second, third, and seventh episodes of the Fall 2005 season ("You Could Drive a Person Crazy," "You'll Never Get Away From Me," and "Color and Light") and is slated to appear in the next (eleventh) episode to be broadcast, which is as yet unnamed.

Karl is coming across as a more sympathetic character this season, and he and Edie are looking more and more like the most "normal" and straightforward residents of Wisteria Lane -- though considering the neighbors they're being compared to...

To learn more about the show, visit the "Desperate Housewives" page at the ABC website, which has been updated for Fall 2005.

(Thanks to Kat for the confirmation, to Deborah and JoAnn for additional  info, to Becky for the screengrabs, and to 

[09 Dec 05] *** Desperate Housewives Update *** -- Thus far, we have confirmed that Richard appears in the second, third, seventh and eleventh episodes of the new season.  As always, we advise viewers to watch every Sunday to catch any mentions of or appearances by caddish Karl.

Richard plays Lt. Womack in Firefly's The Message [09 Dec 05] *** Firefly leads the Sci Fi Channel's Friday night lineup, airing at 7:00pm ET -- catch Richard in "the Message" *** -- The Sci Fi Channel has secured rerun rights to all fifteen episodes of Firefly, Joss Whedon's short-lived "Western in space," and has incorporated the show into its Friday night lineup, where it serves as the lead-in to Sci Fi's popular Stargate: SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Battlestar Galactica.

Visit the Sci Fi Channel's Firefly page at:

Richard Burgi appears as Lt. Womack in "The Message," the shows' 13th episode. Written by executive producers Joss Whedon and Tim Minear, and filmed in mid-December 2002, "The Message" was one of the last of 14 episodes (15 with the pilot split in half) ordered by FOX, and the last episode filmed. According to a brief description of the episode, "the crew must deliver the corpse of an old war comrade home, but things are not as they seem."

The script had this to say of Alliance Enforcement officer Womack: "He's been around the block, and likely beaten up everybody on it."  Womack was intended to be a recurring character -- a shady lawman who would undoubtedly cross paths with the Serenity at the most inconvenient times. 

"The Message" will air next as part of a Firefly marathon at 5:00pm ET on Friday, January 6th 2006.

(Thanks to Debbie for the heads up, and to Becky and Earthgrazer for the screengrabs)

Richard Burgi plays Lt. Womack in The Message [09 Dec 05] *** Firefly now airing on Canada's Space: The Imagination Station, airing Wednesdays at 10:00am ET -- catch Richard in "the Message" *** -- The Space: The Imagination Stationl has secured rerun rights to all fifteen episodes of Firefly, Joss Whedon's short-lived "Western in space," and has incorporated the show into its Wednesday daytime lineup.

Visit Space: The Imagination Station's Firefly page at:

Richard Burgi appears as Lt. Womack in "The Message," the shows' 13th episode. Written by executive producers Joss Whedon and Tim Minear, and filmed in mid-December 2002, "The Message" was one of the last of 14 episodes (15 with the pilot split in half) ordered by FOX, and the last episode filmed. According to a brief description of the episode, "the crew must deliver the corpse of an old war comrade home, but things are not as they seem."

The script had this to say of Alliance Enforcement officer Womack: "He's been around the block, and likely beaten up everybody on it."  Womack was intended to be a recurring character -- a shady lawman who would undoubtedly cross paths with the Serenity at the most inconvenient times. 

"The Message" will most likely air on Feb 1st 2006

(Thanks to Becky and Earthgrazer for the screengrabs)

Richard's episodes of The District airing on the USA Network [09 Dec 05] *** Richard's episodes of "The District" airing in repeats on the USA Network***  -- With CBS having dropped "The District"  from the Fall 2004 schedule, the USA Network  has picked the show up for syndicated broadcast.

USA is currently airing the show on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at either 11:00am or 11:30am ET, depending on the day of the week. Remember to check your local listings or the USA Network site for additional information:

The show is also airing in syndication in Singapore, where at last report Season 4 was being broadcast. Assuming the broadcast cycle has started over with Season 1, viewers are enjoying Richard's heaviest season -- seven episodes.

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 Guide page.

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 Captain Vincent Hunter, head of the DC Police Department's Internal Affairs Division.

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 Gerri for the Singapore broadcast info, to Becky and Erin for the District screengrabs, and to the Epguides website for production details)

Catch Richard in Judging Amy on TNT [09 Dec 05] *** Look for Richard's episodes of Judging Amy on TNT's "Primetime in the Daytime" ***-- Richard appeared in six episodes of the recently canceled CBS Primetime drama, playing Judge Amy (Amy Brenneman) Grey's ex-husband, Michael Cassidy

Judging Amy airs in two-episode blocks weekdays as part of TNT's "Primetime in the Daytime," where it appears Monday - Friday at 12:00noon and 1:00pm ET/PT.

Richard's last episode of the series, "Marry, Marry Quite Contrary," aired on Dec 1st. In all probability it take a month or two to cycle back through to Richard's first appearance in Season 3's "Justice League of America."

A complete list of Richard's Judging Amy episodes can be found at the Filmography Page, with an expanded listing and episode details on the Judging Amy Guide page.

Visit the TNT website for further information, and check your local listings, as well as the TVNow website.

TNT's website --

TVNow listing  --

(Thanks to Becky and Erin for the Judging Amy screengrabs, to TNT for the scheduling info, and to the Epguides website for production details)

In Her Shoes DVD release announced [09 Dec 05] *** "In Her Shoes" DVD release announced for late January '06 ***  -- With the domestic premiere of "In Her Shoes" now two months behind us, and the film well into its International run, 20th Century Fox has announced the release of the film's Region 1 DVD.  Presently slated for a January 31st release, the DVD is available for pre-order at and similar retailers.

The original QuickTime trailer is available at the  Apple website, as well as the official movie website at while the longer international trailer can be found at in a variety of formats and sizes.  Richard  is featured in the trailer in scenes with Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette

"In Her Shoes" stars Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, and Shirley MacLaine. Richard plays Jim Danvers, Rose's (Collette) cheating boyfriend.  According to the character breakdown, Danvers is "a handsome, suave attorney at the law firm of Lewis, Dommel and Fenick. He's also a cold-hearted ladies man who dumps women without thinking twice." Based on the Jennifer Weiner book of the same title, "In Her Shoes" was screenwritten by Susannah Grant and is directed by Curtis Hanson. 

The official "In Her Shoes" website:

To learn more about "In Her Shoes," visit author Jennifer Weiner's website at

Production details on "In Her Shoes" can be found at the IMDb website at

(Thanks to Richard, Kat, and Deborah for the information and the subsequent sleuthing, and to MJ and Deborah for the screengrabs)

Point Pleasant DVD set now available! [09 Dec 05] *** 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment release of thePoint Pleasant Compete Series DVD set now available*** -- Although the FOX Network officially cancelled the struggling supernatural drama as of March 24th (with the March 17th episode being the last one aired), 20th Century Fox decided to compete the 13-episode order, with production wrapping in mid-April '05.

Completing the production run allowed 20th Century Fox to honor its international broadcast contracts and to offer a complete DVD package to the Home Video market. 

Earlier in the year 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment announced an official release date of October 25th, 2005 for the 3-disc set,  which was soon available for pre-order at various online retailers such as The DVD set initially listed at $39.95, with a discounted pre-order price of $27.99.

Further information can be found at both and at

Point Pleasant went into production in November '04 at the San Diego studios of Stu Segall Productions with a 13-episode order and wrapped production on April 14th 2005 .

Episodes and US broadcast status:
"Pilot" (premiere part 1) -- aired 19 Jan
"Human Nature" (premiere part 2) -- aired 20 Jan
"Who's Your Daddy?" -- aired 27 Jan
"The Lonely Hunter" -- aired 03 Feb
"Last Dance" -- aired 10 Feb
"Secrets and Lies" -- aired 17 Feb
"Unraveling" -- aired 10 Mar
"Swimming With Boyd" -- aired 17 Mar
"Waking The Dead" -- aired 19 Jun in Sweden
"Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Choked" -- aired 26 Jun in Sweden
"Missing" AKA "When the Cat's Away" -- aired 03 Jul in Sweden
"Mother's Day" -- unaired in US
"Family Style" -- unaired in US

(Thanks to Kat and Deborah for info on "Point Pleasant," to Sweens for the DVD release news, and to Becky and Danny for the screengrabs)

Richard appears in Seinfeld's Season 5 DVD set [09 Dec 05] *** Seinfeld's Season 5 joining the ranks of DVD boxed sets on the retail market *** -- With the November release of Seinfeld's fifth and sixth seasons, Richard's hilarious turn as the "breathtaking" Dr. Ben is now available in the Season 5 DVD set.

Richard appears in "The Hamptons" on Disc 4 of the boxed set. Jerry & Co. head to the Hamptons for a weekend at the beach. As it happens, their hosts have recently had a happy event and their pediatrician has also been invited along for the weekend. Elaine is quite taken with the dashing and handsome Dr. Ben, especially when he refers to her as "breathtaking." However, her confidence in her understanding of Ben's usage of the word is severely shaken when he refers to the family's unspeakably ugly baby as "breathtaking." Naturally, Elaine cannot leave well enough alone, and pursues the issue to its inevitable and embarrassing conclusion.

Ordering information can be found at

(Thanks to Becky and Steffi for the screengrabs)

The Flash DVD set comes out in January [09 Dec 05] *** The Flash joining the ranks of DVD boxed sets on the retail market *** -- As announced earlier by the TVShowsonDVD website,  a complete series DVD set of The Flash will hit the shelves in January 2006. (The complete series boxed set is already available for pre-order at

The Flash is, in some ways, an older sibling to The Sentinel -- both are Pet Fly Productions brought to the screen by Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo, and both featured several of the same actors and creative forces -- Richard Burgi and Jeri Ryan being two familiar faces seen in both shows.

In fact, Richard and Jeri appeared in the same episode, "Deadly Nightshade" -- Richard as the unbalanced copycat vigilante, Curtis Bohannan, and Jeri as the kidnapped socialite.

For further details, go to the TVShowsonDVD website:

Pre-ordering information can be found at

(Thanks to Steffi for the screengrabs)

[09 Dec 05]*** Check out the Burgi Bonanza at *** -- All the items listed below are available at either or its subsidiary,, and all feature Richard Burgi in some capacity. **NOTE** Always verify the current prices at, as they do fluctuate with market forces.

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

Amazon in the USA:

Amazon in Canada:
In Her Shoes Widescreen DVD available for pre-order

"In Her Shoes" (Widescreen Edition) (2005) DVD -- $16.98 (43% discount)
Release date: January 31, 2006. Now available for pre-order.

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 -- $32.47 (35% discount)
Release date: November 22, 2005. Now available for purchase.

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

The Flash complete series DVD available for pre-order

The Flash - The Complete Series (1990) DVD Set -- $41.99 (30% discount)
Release date: January 10, 2006. Now available for pre-order.

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 -- $27.99 (30% discount)
Release date: October 25, 2005. Now available for purchase.

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

Desperate Housewives Season 1 DVD set and companion book available

1) Desperate Housewives - The Complete First Season (2004) DVD Set -- $38.99 (35% discount)
Release date: September 20, 2005. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B00079FU16

2) Desperate Housewives: Behind Closed Doors (Paperback; first season companion book) -- $12.21 (32% 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 (2002) DVD Set -- $44.99 (25% discount)
ASIN: B00005JLF2

Richard appears in 12 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 -- $11.53 (32% 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 on DVD -- $67.49 (25% 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 -- $13.46  (10% discount)

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


Cellular novelization may offer additional insights into Craig Martin

1) Cellular (novelization by Pat Cadigan) -- $7.99
ISBN: 1844161048

2) Cellular (Score) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $16.98 
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 (2004) DVD [US market version] -- $22.46 (10% discount)
ASIN: B0002J4X3O

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

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

Canadian-market Decoys DVD has deleted scenes and bloopers

Canadian-market version from
Decoys (2004) DVD -- CDN $13.46 (10% discount)

New release: 07 June 2005

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

Richard appears as Womack in The Message

1) Firefly - The Complete Series (2002) DVD -- $29.98 (40% discount)
ASIN: B0000AQ50F

2) Firefly (Original Television Soundtrack) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $13.49 (25% discount)

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

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

Starship Troopers 2 DVD and Soundtrack available at Amazon

1) Starship Troopers 2 - Hero of the Federation (2004) DVD -- $13.45 (10% discount)

New release: 07 July 2005

2) Starship Troopers 2 (Score) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $17.98
ASIN: B00028HOC2

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

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

[09 Dec 05] *** Write to Richard care of the RBFC! *** -- Richard has asked us to encourage anyone interested in sending cards or letters to him to use the RBFC mailing address, which is listed below.  This allows Richard to better handle his incoming mail, which he certainly enjoys receiving, provided it comes through appropriate channels.

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

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

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