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Last Updated: 12 December 2006

Richard dives into the horror genre with a part in Eli Roth's "Hostel: Part II," now filming in Prague

Desperate Housewives drops Richard to recurring character status for Season 3; Richard's first episode airs Nov 12th

Richard featured in TV Guide Reader's Jeer of the Week

Richard appears in 2007 Desperate Housewives wall calendar

Write ABC and Desperate Housewives!

"Desperate Housewives" updates and Richard's Season 3 episodes.

"Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone" now available on DVD 

Richard shoots second summer hiatus film -- "In God's Country," with Kelly Rowan

Official "Shanghai Red" website now online, features bios, photos, and a trailer with lots of Richard

Sci Fi channel airs Firefly mini-marathon Tuesday, Dec 12th; Richard's "The Message" airs at 1:00pm

Hallmark Channel airs Richard's Touched by an Angel episode, "Fighting the Good Fight," on Dec 13th at 12:00pm

Canada's SPACE: The Imagination Station now airing "The Sentinel" 

Sentinel creators Danny Bilson & Paul DeMeo record podcasts for selected Season One episodes

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

"The District" has moved to the A&E Channel, and Richard's episodes are playing! 

"Cellular" airs on the Encore and Encore Action cable channels in December; Richard plays Craig Martin

"Fun With Dick and Jane" airs on Starz Comedy and Starz Kids and Family channels in December; Richard plays Joe Cleeman

"In Her Shoes" airs on Cinemax's WMax and More Max cable channels in December; Richard plays Jim Danvers

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Catch Richard in Hostel Part 2 in June 2007 [12 Dec 06] *** Richard Burgi dives into the horror genre with a part in Eli Roth's "Hostel: Part II"*** -- Richard finished his work in Prague, Czech Republic in late October on the much-anticipated sequel to writer-director Eli Roth's horror blockbuster, "Hostel."  The movie is now in post-production with a June 8th 2007 premiere date.

Eli Roth gave some teasing details on "Hostel: Part II," including (we assume) an idea of how Richard's character Todd and his buddy Stuart (Roger Bart) fit into the overall story.  Said Roth:

"The film is also following two guys who go through this experience to kill somebody. And we know them really well, and they are very, very likeable and they're very normal. It seems like there's nothing psycho about them, except they are looking for some excitement in their life because they are bored. ... That's going to be a parallel story. We see it from the girl's perspective and we see it from the client's perspective. We inter-cut both stories until they all meet in this horrible place. So, we're going to learn everything about the organization, all the minutiae of it..."

To learn more about "Hostel: Part II," visit the film's IMDb page at

The film's official website can be found at

Additional news, photos, and a teaser trailer can be found at

(Thanks to Richard for the info, and to Steven for the confirmation)

Richard returns to Wisteria Lane in Children and Art [12 Dec 06] *** Richard, now on Recurring status with Desperate Housewives, makes first Season 3 appearance on November 12th*** -- As first reported by E! Online's Kristin Veitch in her June 29th "Watch with Kristin" column, Richard was dropped from series regular back to his Season 1 recurring guest status.

No particular reason was announced  for the decision to drop Richard as a series regular. As Richard told TV Guide's Tracy Phillips in the magazine's September 4th issue, "They did not pick up my contract." He continued with "It is what it is. They changed the writers and one of the main producers, you know, and I think it came down to just a change from the top down."

Thus far, Richard has been called back for one episode of the new season -- episode 3.08, "Children and Art," which went before the cameras the week of October 9th and aired November 12th during Sweeps. Though memorable, Richard's scene was on the short side, with airtime roughly comparable to his Season 1 scenes.

Hopefully Richard, and kooky, caddish Karl, will be brought back for additional episodes as the season progresses; his charisma, chemistry, spark, and wonderful comedic timing are assets too good to let lie fallow.

(Thanks to Becky and Cap_it for the screengrabs)

Richard featured in TV Guide's Cheers & Jeers section [12 Dec 06] *** Richard's drop from Desperate Housewives series regular status makes Reader's Jeer of the Week*** -- Richard's unexpected drop from the full-time cast of Desperate Housewives made the Reader's Jeer of the Week in the Cheers & Jeers section of the November 20-27th TV Guide.

The jeer from reader Linda Stewart of Louisville reads as follows:

"Jeers to Desperate Housewives for downgrading Richard Burgi's Karl to an occasional guest appearance. Karl is always fun to watch and is usually the highlight of every episode he's in. He can be tender and sweet one minute and a total cad the next. But you can't help but like him. Burgi is one of the few people on the show who looks like he's actually enjoying himself."

The Reader's Jeer of the Week is set off in its own highlighted box and Richard's is further highlighted with a photo of Richard and Nicollette Sheridan from last season's "Thank You So Much." The photo caption reads "Burgi's been MIA on DH."

(Thanks to MJ and Deana for the scans, and to JoAnn for the heads up)

Richard appears in 2007 Desperate Housewives calendar [12 Dec 06] *** Richard and the men of Wisteria Lane join the Desperate Housewives in the 2007 wall calendar from Andrews McMeel Publishing *** -- The 2007 Desperate Housewives wall calendar also features the men of Wisteria Lane, with Richard appearing on Nicollette Sheridan's April page.

The calendar, which is printed by Andrews McMeel Publishing, appears to have at least two different front pages; we assume this resulted from design changes during successive print runs. Presumably the content of the calendar itself has not changed. A quick scan of the back cover of the calendar will show whether Richard is included or not.

The calendar is available through the usual retail outlets as well as through online companies like, where it is selling for $11.89, a 15% discount off the MSRP of $13.99.

Amazon's description of the calendar reads as follows:

"Desperate Housewives, the breakout hit from ABC that single-handedly brought back the classic prime time soap, is now stronger than ever in its second season. Its mix of satire, comedy, and mystery is so inventive, audiences are addicted to, even desperate to watch, each episode. Featuring stunning images of the women of Wisteria Lane accompanied by actual images from the show, the Desperate Housewives 2007 Calendar will match the success of this phenomenal series. And fear not! the men of Wisteria Lane are included too."

Click  here for the calendar listing at

(Thanks to Pam for the heads up)

[12 Dec 06] *** Praise him, praise him *** -- Though Richard -- and Karl -- will apparently not be as prominent in the Fall 2006 season of  Desperate Housewives as in Season 2, this is still a good time to contact The Powers That Be at ABC and Desperate Housewives to let them know how much you enjoyed Richard's work with Karl last season, and how much you look forward to seeing him continue putting Karl through his paces now that Season 3 is in production.

Richard joined the full-time cast of  Desperate Housewives in July 2005 and appeared in 15 of the 2005/06 season's 24 episodes as Karl Mayer, Susan (Teri Hatcher) Mayer's ex-husband. Described by one TV Guide correspondent as a "lovable doofus," Karl continued to moon over Susan while stringing live-in girlfriend Edie (Nicollette Sheridan) along and working as Bree's (Marcia Cross) lawyer. Richard has earned repeated kudos from reviewers and columnists for his "impeccable comic timing" as he's put Karl through his paces. While Karl will be back to further bedevil Susan in the Fall 2006 season, the number and timing of his appearances is uncertain..

Quick notes to ABC and the producers of Desperate Housewives are a good way to remind them that you are watching and enjoying Richard's work on their network and show. Let them know how much you're enjoying seeing Richard putting Karl through his paces! Include a bit of demographic information if you feel so inclined.

The ABC network can be contacted through the ABC website, where an email "comment" option is provided:

  • Go to
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page, where you will find a line of text links; look for the "contact ABC" link.
  • Click on the "contact ABC" link and fill in the appropriate blanks in the comment form
  • type in your comments and click the appropriate button at the bottom of the text window.

The show's producers, The Edestein Company, can be reached by "snailmail" at the address below. A postcard is a quick and easy option and is definitely more eye-catching, while a more traditional note allows you to wax a tad more eloquent.

Desperate Housewives
The Edelstein Company
100 Universal City Plaza
Building 2128B
Suite G
Universal City, CA  91608

[12 Dec 06] *** Desperate Housewives Update *** -- Desperate Housewives is now back in production for the 2006/07 season (Season 3) and premiered September 24th. Richard will appear in the following Season 3 episodes:

Season Three (2006-2007)

  • "Children and Art" (12 Nov 06 estimated) Prod. #308, episode #3.08

Firestorm available on DVD in November; Richard plays Richard Danville [12 Dec 06] *** Richard Burgi's "Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone" now available on DVD *** -- Richard spent several weeks in late Spring in Vancouver, BC, working on "Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone," a TV movie for A&E Television Networks

"Firestorm" premiered on A&E on Labor Day -- Monday, September 4th  at 9:00pm ET -- and aired multiple times throughout the month.

Drawing inspiration from the situations and events of the record-breaking 1988 wildfires which scorched Yellowstone National Park, and from co-producer Rocky Barker's book "Scorched Earth," "Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone"  focuses on a present-day Yellowstone firefighter and his team as they battle a similarly monstrous inferno erupting over the July 4th holiday weekend.

Richard plays firefighter Richard Danville and costars with Scott Foley (Scrubs' Sean Kelly; Felicity's Noel), who plays Clay Harding. Canadian Provincial Parks and areas including Squamish,Princeton, and E.C. Manning Park provided look-alike locations for Yellowstone National Park.

Filming on the Vancouver-based production ran from May 8th to June 5th, with John Lafia directing from a script by John Fasano and Mark Wheaton.  "Firestorm" was produced by Cypress Point Productions in association with Jaffe/Braunstein Films Ltd.

To learn more about "Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone," visit the film's IMDb page at

The "Firestorm" DVD is available through both the A&E website and A&E lists a release date in late October and a price of $19.95, while Amazon lists a release date in late November and a discounted price of $14.99.

DVD at A&E --

DVD at Amazon --

(Thanks to Kat and Debbie for the research)

Richard films movie with Kelly Rowan, titled In God's Country [12 Dec 06] *** Richard films "In God's Country" for CTV and Lifetime TV *** -- Hot on the heels of his appearance at the Newport International Film Festival, Richard was off to Toronto, Ontario to work with The OC's Kelly Rowan on "In God's Country," a TV movie for Canada's CTV and Lifetime TV in the US.

CTV's Susanne Boyce, President of Programming, gave this opening description of the film:  "In God's Country is a powerful, revealing story of how one woman's unwavering determination gave her the strength to fight a life-time of submission to save the lives of her children."

"Across North America, there are communities whose citizens adhere to the nineteenth century Mormon belief that a man must have at least three wives and as many children as possible in order to reach the highest level of Heaven. A woman's role is to serve her husband and be submissive to his needs," continued Boyce. 

Richard plays Church Bishop Josiah Leavitt, the polygamist husband of Rowan's character, Judith Joseph. Judith is one of the charismatic Leavitt's six wifes, and mother to four of his children in addition to her own older daughter from a previous marriage. Several traumatic events spur Judith to do the unthinkable -- flee her small community with her children. Leavitt, of course, gives pursuit, luring Judith's oldest daughter back home with promises he doesn't intend to keep. Judith has no choice but to return home and make a stand.

"In God's Country" is produced by Shaftesbury Films Inc in association with Colossal Entertainment, Salient Point Productions, and CTV as part of CTV's "Heroes, Champions, and Villains" series of original features. The film will most likely air on CTV in Canada and on Lifetime TV in the States in 2007.

To learn more about "In God's Country," visit the film's IMDb page at

(Thanks to Ruth and Deana for the initial heads-up, and to Steven for the role confirmation)

Shanghai Red official website now open [12 Dec 06] *** Official website for "Shanghai Red" now online *** -- Richard worked on "Shanghai Red" in June 2005, traveling to Shanghai, China to shoot the dramatic film from Mar de Oro Films. Richard stars with Vivian Wu, who co-produced the film with her husband Oscar L. Costo, who also wrote and directed the film.

In addition to the cast and crew biographical information and story synopsis, the website features several galleries of production stills and a trailer which whets the appetite and intrigues rather than giving away the story.

(NOTE: The site requires Marcromedia Flash for proper access, and may not open on browsers other than MSIE).

The "Shanghai Red" website gives the following description of the film:

"SHANGHAI RED is the dramatic film about a young, contemporary mother, Meili Zhu (Vivian Wu -- 'The Pillow Book', 'The Joy Luck Club', 'Heaven and Earth'), in an ever-changing Shanghai.

Meili's guilt over her husband's death leads her into a double life of murder and deception where she eventually meets Michael Johnson (Richard Burgi -- 'In Her Shoes', 'Fun With Dick and Jane', '24'), an American expatriate from Chicago escaping from his own dark past.

Shot in its entirety in Shanghai, China, SHANGHAI RED expores the conflicts caused within the heart between tradition and modernization."

To learn more about the film, visit the "Shanghai Red" website at:

To learn more about Mar de Oro Films, visit the Mar de Oro site at:

(Thanks to DebbieLD for the website info)

Richard Burgi plays Lt. Womack in The Message [12 Dec 06] *** Sci Fi Channel airs Firefly mini-marathon on Tuesday, December 12th -- catch Richard in "the Message" at 1:00pm ET *** --  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. 

(Thanks to Becky and Earthgrazer for the screengrabs)

Richard plays Uncle Frank in Touched by an Angel [12 Dec 06] *** Richard's "Touched by an Angel" airs on the Hallmark Channel *** -- Wednesday, December 13th at 12:00pm (noon) ET/PT. Watch for Richard in "Fighting the Good Fight," which originally aired in May 1999 on CBS.  The following episode synopsis was posted on the CBS website.

"Fighting the Good Fight"

Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Guest Stars

A young boxer, Tim, and his brother live in desperate poverty in the inner city and are often mistreated by their self-centered uncle. When Tim's elder brothers becomes ill with a serious disease, Tim adopts an aggressive stance against the world in order to appear tough in the face of his brother's illness. He trains as a boxer to escape his troubles, but misuses his boxing skills by initiating a string of fights with local hoodlums that puts him on the road to ruin. Tess and Tim's idol, Muhammad Ali, are called upon to teach the confused young man that violence accomplishes nothing and that his energy should be spent strengthening familial bonds.

Guest Starring: Muhammad Ali guest stars as himself, a legendary boxer who comes to the aid of the youth who is misusing his boxing skills. Richard Burgi (The Sentinel) guest stars as the abusive uncle of the confused young boxer. Alexis Cruz returns in his recurring role as streetwise angel Rafael. 

(Thanks to Mishale for the screengrabs)

The Sentinel comes to Canada's SPACE: The Imagination Station [12 Dec 06]*** The Sentinel now airing in original, uncut form  on Canada's SPACE: The Imagination Station ***-- SPACE is now airing The Sentinel weekdays at 4:00pm ET.

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 1 & 2 episodes:
Wed, Dec 13th -- 4:00pm -- "Killers"
Thu, Dec 14th -- 4:00pm -- "The Debt"
Fri, Dec 15th -- 4:00pm -- "Cypher"
Mon, Dec 18th -- 4:00pm -- "Night Train"
Tue, Dec 19th -- 4:00pm -- "Rogue"
Wed, Dec 20th -- 4:00pm -- "Love and Guns"
Thu, Dec 21st -- 4:00pm -- "Attraction"
Fri, Dec 22nd -- 4:00pm -- "Vow of Silence"
Wed, Dec 27th -- 4:00pm -- "Flight"
Thu, Dec 28th -- 4:00pm -- "Out of the Past"
Fri, Dec 29th -- 4:00pm -- "Deep Water"

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)

Bilson & DeMeo record Sentinel podcasts [12 Dec 06]*** Sentinel creators and producers Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo record Season One episode commentaries*** -- One of the disappointments of the Sentinel Season One DVD set has been the lack of episode commentaries. David Gutierrez is working with Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo to record commentaries for various episodes in the DVD set. Bilson and DeMeo are joined on some of the commentaries by Sentinel writers, directors, and other people associated with the show's production.

The commentaries are available at the iTunes website (via the podcasts link below) or through a new Pet Fly blog on

MySpace page:

PC users will need to download the free iTunes application and subscribe to the Pet Fly podcasts at the iTunes site. The initial "get you started" information can be found at David Gutierrez' website:

(Thanks to David Gutierrez for the info)

Catch Richard in Judging Amy on TNT [12 Dec 06] *** Look for Richard's episodes of Judging Amy on TNT's "Primetime in the Daytime" ***-- Richard appeared in six episodes of the CBS Primetime drama, joining the show in Season 3 and playing Judge Amy (Amy Brenneman) Grey's ex-husband, Michael Cassidy.

TNT's rotation is now in Season 3. Richard's first episode is Season 3's "The Justice League of America," which is scheduled to air on Friday, December 15th at 12:00noon ET.

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.

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)

Richard's episodes of The District airing on the A&E Channel [12 Dec 06] *** "The District" airing in repeats on the A&E (Arts & Entertainment) Channel; Richard appears in Seasons 1, 3, and 4***  -- A&E is currently airing the show daily at 7:00am ET.  Remember to check your local listings or the A&E site for additional information: 

A&E's episode rotation is now in Season 1, which contains seven of Richard's episodes. Though not in Season 2, Richard's Captain Hunter returned for two episodes of Season 3 and three episodes of Season 4.

The show is also airing in syndication in Singapore.

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 Cellular on Encore,  Encore Action, and  Starz Edge Channels in  October [12 Dec  06] *** "Cellular" airs throughout October on the Encore Wam!, Encore Action, and Starz Edge 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.

For further details on the Encore airings, go to the Encore website at:

Details on the Starz airings canbe found at the Starz website:

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

Catch Richard in Fun With Dick and Jane on Starz in December [12 Dec 06] *** "Fun With Dick and Jane" premieres  October 28th on the Starz Channel and repeats throughout November*** -- Richard plays Joe Cleeman, the upwardly mobile next-door neighbor of Jim Carrey's Dick Harper. Joe and his wife Veronica (Angie Harmon) are the couple Dick and Jane (Tea Leoni)  play "keeping up with the Joneses" with, battling for pecking order supremacy over cars, landscaping, and swimming pools.

Released in theaters in late 2005 and on DVD in April 2006, "Fun With Dick and Jane" is now available on the premium cable movie channel Starz with multiple airings throughout November.

For further details, go to the Starz website at:

Additional information on "Fun With Dick and Jane" can be found at the IMDb website:

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

Catch Richard in In Her Shoes on MoreMax and WMax in December [12 Dec 06] *** "In Her Shoes" airs throughout December on Cinemax's More Max and WMax channels*** -- Richard plays Jim Danvers, the weak-willed boyfriend of Rose (Toni Collette) Feller. Jim sees Rose as the kind of woman he could fall in love and settle down with, but succumbs to temptation in the form of Rose's 'party girl' sister Maggie (Cameron Diaz).

Finding Jim and Maggie en flagrante pushes Rose to the end of her rope, triggering her breakup with Jim and her estrangement from Maggie. Both sisters begin journeys of their own and find inner strengths they didn't know they had -- and in the process, find a grandmother (Ella, played by Shirley MacLaine) and, eventually, each other once more.

For further details, go to the Cinemax website at:

Enter "In Her Shoes" in the Search box for airdates.

Information on "In Her Shoes" can be found at the IMDb website:

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

[12 Dec 06]*** 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:
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 pre-order.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 -- $11.02 (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)

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 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 (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.

Richard appears as Womack in The Message

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

2) Firefly (Original Television Soundtrack) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $12.98 (28% 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 -- $12.99 (13% discount)

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.

[12 Dec 06] *** 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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