Last Updated: 19 December 2007
Richard's "The Inside Game of Acting"
performance workshop postponed until early 2008
Richard plays a revealing role in ABC's "Big
Richard attends Grand Opening festivities
for the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on November 17th
Richard plays Joe Cleeman in "Fun With Dick
and Jane," airing on Starz and Encore Channels Dec - Feb
Catch Richard in SciFi's "Darklight" in
the wee hours of December 23rd
Look for Richard in SciFi's "Decoys" in the
early hours of January 11th
"The District" now airing
on the A&E Channel; Season 1 -- and Richard's episodes -- start on
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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||[19 Dec 07]*** Richard Burgi's
performance workshop postponed ***
-- Richard's actor's performance
workshop titled "The Inside Game of Acting" was originally scheduled
to take place on Saturday, November 17th at Danman's Music, Dance and
Acting School in Dana Point, CA and was to run from 10:00 am - 2:00pm.
Due to unanticipated logistical issues, The Inside Game of Acting has
been postponed and will now most likely take place in early 2008. The workshop
will focus on preparation, auditioning, improvisation and performance,
and is best suited to teens and adults.
The original terms were $195 per person, with a gourmet lunch at the
Renaissance Cafe included; as the event is to be rescheduled, these terms
are subject to change. Additional information on the Workshop will
be available through the School's website at www.danmansmusic.com.
Click here to view the Workshop
The Workshop will be held at Danman's Music, Dance and Acting School,
24699 Del Prado, Dana Point, at the corner of Golden Lantern.
(Thanks to Danman's for the Workshop details)
||[19 Dec 07]*** Richard films episode
of ABC's "Big Shots"***
Richard Burgi recently filmed an
episode of ABC's Primetime dramatic comedy "Big Shots," playing wealthy
adrenaline junkie Gavin Carter in "The Way We Weren't." The
episode aired on Thursday, November 29th at 10:00pm ET/PT -- the
last episode of the show to be aired before ABC pulled it from the schedule.
Richard's character, Gavin, owns a large block of shares in Duncan
(Dylan McDermott) Collinsworth's Reveal, the company from which
Duncan has recently been fired. To regain control of Reveal, Duncan needs
According to the ABC press release, "Duncan tests his sense of adventure
as he goes to great lengths to reclaim his title at Reveal." This
consists largely of spending a weekend at Gavin's estate engaged in macho
feats of derring-do including whitewater rafting, rock climbing, and swimming,
with a skydiving session to cap the weekend. Eager to win Gavin's shares,
Duncan takes Gavin's preference for an at-home nudist lifestyle in stride
(Gavin greets Duncan in the driveway wearing nothing but a climbing harness
and gear). Unfortunately, things later go awry during the deal-making
For more information on "Big Shots," visit the show's home-page on the
ABC website: www.abc.go.com/primetime/bigshots/index
(Thanks to Richard for initial information)
||[19 Dec 07]*** Richard attends the
Grand Opening of the Las Vegas Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino ***
Richard joined a host of Hollywood celebrities on hand for day two of the
Grand Opening festivities for the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino,
the newest resort on the famed Las Vegas Strip.
Richard attended the big show of the weekend -- a concert by the incomparable
Barbra Streisand, with comedian Kevin Pollack as opening
act. Richard was also on hand for the ballroom after-party, which featured
a performance by Mark McGrath's Sugar Ray, followed -- after an
introduction by Sylvester Stallone -- by the legendary Earth,
Wind and Fire.
The Grand Opening's celebrity roster included Charlie Sheen, Patrick
Swayze, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Danny Glover, Bruce Willis, Sylvester
Stallone, Pamela Anderson, Jon Stewart, Kevin Spacey, David Spade, Milo
Ventimiglia, Luke Perry, Maggie Grace, Gene Simmons, Edgar Winter, Robin
Leach, Rhea Perlman, David Hasselhoff, Sugar Ray Leonard, Eddie Griffiths,
Mekhi Pfeiffer, Anthony Michael Hall, Tom Arnold, Nelly, and NSync's Joey
Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick.
(Thanks to Richard for the confirmation)
||[19 Dec 07] *** Catch "Fun With
Dick and Jane" on various Stars channels from December to February ***
-- "Fun With Dick and Jane" airs on Starz, Starz Edge, Starz Comedy,
Starz Kids and Family, Encore Love, and Encore Wam! Channels throughout
December, January and February.
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 premium cable's Starz and Encore
group of channels.
For further details, go to the Starz website at:
Additional information on "Fun With Dick and Jane" can be found at the
IMDb website: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0369441/
(Thanks to TV-now.com for the heads up, to Danny for the screengrabs,
and to Starz for the scheduling info)
||[19 Dec 07] *** Catch Richard
when Sci Fi airs "Darklight" on Sunday, December 23rd at 3:00am 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.
*** NOTE: 3:00 am Sunday is considered part of Saturday night's programming
schedule at SciFi ***
The Sci Fi Channel's listing for "Darklight" gave this description:
"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 tv-now and to SciFi for the schedule info, and to Becky
for the screengrabs)
||[19 Dec 07] *** Catch Richard when
"Decoys" airs on The Sci Fi Channel -- Friday, January 11th at 3:00am ET
*** -- Richard plays Det. Francis Kirk in the Canadian-made
tongue-in-cheek blend of sci-fi and horror.
*** NOTE: 3:00 am Friday is considered part of Thursday night's programming
schedule at SciFi ***
Richard made a quick trip to Ottawa, Canada, during March and
April 2003 for his role in Decoys, which director
described as "American Pie meets Species" -- a sci-fi thriller
set on a college campus. According to the script, Richard's Detective Kirk
is "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
yet 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.
Kirk becomes involved when the extraterrestrial temptresses leave
a string of frozen young men in their wake.
(Thanks to tv-now and SciFi for the schedule info, and to Steffi
and Jane for the screengrabs)
||[19 Dec 07] *** "The
District" now airing in repeats on the A&E Channel; Richard appears
in Seasons 1, 3, and 4*** -- A&E is airing the show
at 7:00am ET Monday - Friday. A&E's rotation cycles back to
Season 1 (Richard's most prominent) on December 25th. Remember to check
your local listings or the A&E Channel site for additional information:
Richard's Captain Hunter appeared in seven episodes of Season
1, two episodes of Season 3, and three episodes of Season 4.
A&E's episode rotation is once again in Season 1, with Richard's
episode "The Agony and the Ecstasy" airing Tuesday, Sept 18th at 7:00am
ET and "Running Towards Fire" airing at 7:00am on the 19th.
The Biography Channel is now in Season 2; Richard's next episodes
begin in Season 3 with "The Second Man" and "Good-bye, Jenny".
The show is also airing in syndication in various international markets.
A complete listing of Richard's episodes of "The District" can
be found on the Filmography page,
with an expanded listing and episode details on the District
Richard appeared in three of the show's four seasons in a total
of twelve episodes, playing the recurring role of the prickly and suspicious
Vincent Hunter, head of the DC Police Department's Internal Affairs
Unfortunately, the show did not take maximum advantage of the Hunter
character, though they established an intriguing back-story for him in
the first season episode "The DC Strangler." Ella Farmer (played by
the late Lynn Thigpen) told Chief Mannion (Craig T. Nelson)
a bit about Hunter. He was a highly-decorated officer with a relatively
high solve rate while in Homicide, a department he left after discovering
his wife -- also a police officer -- in bed with his partner.
(Thanks to tv-now and A&E for the schedule info, and to
Becky and Erin for the screengrabs)
||[19 Dec 07] *** Autographed official
RBFC photo of Richard Burgi available for purchase *** -- Anyone
wishing to buy the official autographed RBFC 8x10 photo of Richard
produced for the Return to Cascade convention (see left) should contact
Kat Cole, RBFC President, at WBKat852@aol.com.
The photo can be paid for by check, or by credit card through PayPal, with
the price as follows:
$20 ($23 PayPal) -- includes S&H
If paying by check, please make the check payable (in US funds) to Kathleen
Cole, not to the RBFC, and mail the check to the address
10153 1/2 Riverside Drive #494
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
transactions are processed through their website at http://www.paypal.com,
using firstname.lastname@example.org as the RBFC payment address / account.
The process is fairly simple -- new PayPal customers must first register
with PayPal, which takes about five minutes. (Instructions are provided
on the PayPal website).
[19 Dec 07]*** Check out the Burgi Bonanza
at amazon.com *** -- All the items listed below are available at either
amazon.com or its subsidiary, amazon.ca, and all feature Richard Burgi
in some capacity. **NOTE** Always verify the current prices at Amazon.com,
as they do fluctuate with market forces.
Your amazon.com account information will work equally well with the
Amazon in the USA: http://www.amazon.com/
Amazon in Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/
Las Vegas: Season Four -- $41.99 (30% discount)
Release date: September 11, 2007. Now available for purchase.
Richard appears in three consecutive episodes at the end of the season,
playing charismatic yet creepy hedge-fund billionaire Vince Peterson.
Richard's episodes are:
- "Bare Chested In The Park"
- "Junk In the Trunk"
Hostel: Part II (Unrated Widescreen Edition) (2007) DVD -- $19.99
Release date: October 23, 2007. Now available for purchase.
Richard plays Todd, a jaded, thrill-seeking bachelor who thinks killing
someone for sport may just be the ultimate rite of passage.
Firefly: The Official Companion: Volume Two -- $16.47 (34% discount)
Published: May 8, 2007. Titan Books. Now available.
Richard appears in coverage of "The Message," where he plays unscrupulous
Alliance officer Lt. Womack. (Had the show remained in production, Womack
would have become a recurring character).
24: Behind The Scenes -- $18.87 (37% discount)
Published: October 24, 2006. Insight Editions; Pap/DVD edition.
Richard features in coverage of the show's groundbreaking first season,
in a double-page-spread which looks at the startling demise of Kevin Carroll
and his van-load of henchmen.
24: The Official Companion Seasons 1 & 2 -- $11.53 (32% discount)
Published: September 1, 2006. Titan Books. Now available.
Richard appears in coverage of the show's groundbreaking first season.
His character -- mercenary Kevin Carroll, who for a time masquerades as
concerned father Alan York -- appears in eleven of the season's episodes.
Desperate Housewives 2007 Wall Calendar -- $11.89 (15% discount)
Published: July 1, 2006. Andrews McMeel Publishing. Now available.
Richard appears on Nicollette Sheridan's April page in a publicity photo
shot during the restaurant scene in season two's "Thank You So Much."
1) Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone (2006) DVD -- $14.95 (25%
Release date: November 28, 2006. Now available for purchase.
Richard appears as Yellowstone National Park firefighter Richard Danville.
Danville must learn to overcome his distrust of forest-fire expert Clay
Harding (Scott Foley) and work with him to save their Yellowstone community
and families from the ravening inferno consuming the Park.
1) Desperate Housewives - The Complete Second Season (2004) DVD
Set -- $42.65 (29% discount)
Release date: August 29, 2006. Now available for purchase.
Richard appears in 16 of the season's 24 episodes, still carrying a
torch for his ex-wife Susan (Teri Hatcher) while shacking up with neightborhood
sex-pot Edie (Nicollette Sheridan).
1) Fun With Dick and Jane (Widescreen?) (2005) DVD -- $14.46 (50%
Release date: April 11, 2006. Now available.
2) Fun With Dick & Jane [SOUNDTRACK] -- $17.98 (no discount)
Release date: January 24, 2006. Now available.
Richard plays Joe Cleeman, Dick Harper's next-door neighbor and nemesis
in the "keeping up with the Joneses" arena. One of the film's first scenes
finds Joe and Dick engaged in a game of "my car's better than your car."
1) The Sentinel - The Complete First Season (3pc) (Full) (1996)
DVD Set -- $33.96 (15% discount)
Release date: April 18, 2006. Now available for purchase.
2) The Sentinel: Original Soundtrack (1996 Television Series) [SOUNDTRACK]
-- used & new from $14.50
Release date: February 24, 1998
Richard plays Jim Ellison, a former Army Ranger now working in his Washington
State hometown as a detective in the Major Crime unit. Ellison is genetically
blessed -- or cursed -- with enhanced senses; sight, hearing, smell, taste,
and touch are all far more acute than the norm. With the aid of graduate
student Blair Sandburg, Jim learns those like him are called Sentinels,
and in ages past, they served as watchmen and protectors of their communities.
More importantly, he learns how to use his senses to his advantage as a
Action: The Complete Series (2pc) (Full) (1999) DVD Set -- $15.99
Release date: February 21, 2006. Now available.
Richard plays Cole Riccardi in two episodes of the controversial and
short-lived Fox series. "Pilot" introduces us to Peter Dragon and his production
company, and to Cole Riccardi, Dragon's action movie leading man of choice.
"Blowhard" finds Dragon backing himself into a corner when he scrambles
to convince closeted Cole that coming out as a gay man isn't a prudent
"In Her Shoes" (Widescreen Edition) (2005) DVD -- $19.36 (35%
Release date: January 31, 2006. Now available.
Richard plays Jim Danvers, a senior partner at the law firm where Rose
Feller (Toni Collette) works. Jim, something of a cad, strives to mend
his ways while involved with Rose, and all is well until Rose's floozyish
sister Maggie (Cameron Diaz) takes up temporary residence on her sister's
couch. Rose catches Jim and Maggie en flagrante in her bed, which launches
the film's major character odysseys for the Feller sisters.
Seinfeld Season Five (1990) DVD Set -- $36.99 (25% discount)
Release date: November 22, 2005. Now available for purchase.
Richard appears on Disc 4 in "The Hamptons," playing Dr. Ben, the handsome
pediatrician Elaine takes a shining to. Elaine is quite pleased to be described
as "breathtaking" by Ben, until she realizes he uses the same word to describe
their hosts' spectacularly ugly baby. Meanwhile, George suffers cold water
induced "shrinkage" and is seen naked by Jerry's girlfriend.
The Flash - The Complete Series (1990) DVD Set -- $44.66 (25% discount)
Release date: January 10, 2006. Now available for purchase.
Richard appears in "Deadly Nightshade," playing handsome, wealthy, and
mentally unbalanced Curtis Bohannan. Tormented by the deeds of his deceased
father, Bohannan takes up the persona of a hero of yesteryear, a vigilante
known as the Deadly Nightshade. Unfortunately, Bohannan is considerably
more reckless and violent than the original, and soon crosses swords with
The Scarlet Speedster himself.
Point Pleasant - The Complete Series (2005) DVD Set -- $19.97 (50%
Release date: October 25, 2005. Now available for purchase.
Richard appears in all 13 episodes of the short-lived FOX dramatic supernatural
series, playing Dr. Ben Kramer, patriarch of the Kramer family. Ben and
his family -- wife Meg (Susan Walters) and daughter Judy (Aubrey Dollar)
-- take the mysterious Christina (Elisabeth Harnois)into their home as
she strives to find out who she is and where she comes from.
1) Desperate Housewives - The Complete First Season (2004) DVD Set
-- $59.99 (no discount)
Release date: September 20, 2005. Now available for purchase.
2) Desperate Housewives: Behind Closed Doors (Paperback; first season
companion book) -- $11.67 (34% discount)
Release date: September 28, 2005. Now available for purchase.
Richard appears in 3 episodes of the first season of ABC's blockbuster
satirical drama series. The third episode introduces him as Karl Mayer,
flaky midlife-crisis-ing ex-husband of Susan (Teri Hatcher) Mayer. Karl
remains a part of Susan's life as the father of their teenage daughter,
and pops up to bedevil Susan at the most inopportune times.
Both the series and Teri Hatcher earned Golden Globes for this season.
24 Season One (2001) DVD Set -- $34.66 (42% discount)
Richard appears in 11 episodes of the first season of FOX's ground-
and record-breaking drama series. The first episode introduces him as Alan
York, concerned father of a missing daughter. As the series unfolds, we
discover Alan is not who he appears -- he is, in fact, Kevin Carroll, a
cold-blooded assassin and mercenary.
The series and series lead Kiefer Sutherland would go on to earn Golden
Globes for this season.
24: The House Subcommittee's Findings at CTU by Marc Cerasini and
Alice Alfonsi -- $11.02 (35% discount)
This book is set within the world of 24, providing background information
on the characters involved in the unfolding story. Richard's character,
the murderous mercenary Kevin Carroll, is shown to be an ex-Fed with an
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation- The Complete Third Season
(2001) DVD Set -- $67.99 (19% discount)
Richard appears in the episode "High and Low" as paragliding instructor
Rick Weston. (Trivia note: "Starship Troopers 2" costar Colleen Porch also
appears in "High and Low").
Cellular (2004) DVD, Widescreen, Region 1 encoding -- $12.99
Richard plays Craig Martin, husband of Kim Basinger's Jessica Martin.
Craig, a realtor, finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time
and observes -- and videotapes -- crooked cops executing hoodlums. Craig
secures the camera in his safety deposit box, and calls to warn Jessica.
Unfortunately, the crooked cops get to the Martin home before Jessica gets
1) Cellular (novelization by Pat Cadigan) -- $7.99 (no discount)
2) Cellular (Score) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $16.98 (no discount)
The novelization will be an interesting read, especially if it delves
a little deeper into the character of Craig Martin (Richard's role in "Cellular")
"Cellular" is also available on DVD.
Decoys (2003) DVD [US market version] -- $12.99 (13% discount)
Richard plays Detective Francis Kirk in this tongue-in-cheek take on
the "aliens need humans to reproduce" sci-fi theme. Director Matt Hastings
has described "Decoys" as a meeting of "American Pie" and "Species."
There are two versions of the DVD currently available. The US-market
version available through amazon.com does not include the deleted
scenes and bloopers included in the Canadian-market version (see next entry).
Canadian-market version from amazon.ca
Decoys (2003) DVD -- CDN $13.46 (10% discount)
New release: 07 June 2005
The Canadian-market DVD includes an assortment of deleted scenes, the
bloopers, a "making of" special, and a photo gallery. The deleted scenes
help explain some aspects of the film which are confusing or vague in the
theatrical release, and Richard's scenes and bloopers are hilarious.
1) Firefly - The Complete Series (2002) DVD -- $24.96 (50% discount)
2) Firefly (Original Television Soundtrack) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $12.98
Richard appears in the episode "The Message" as Lt. Womack, an unscrupulous
Alliance Enforcement officer. Womack is after an old war buddy of Malcolm
and Zoe's and is quite determined to get what he's after.
Had the series continued, Womack would probably have become a recurring
1) Starship Troopers 2 - Hero of the Federation (2004) DVD -- $12.99
New release: 07 July 2005
2) Starship Troopers 2 (Score) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $17.98 (no discount)
Richard plays Captain V.J. Dax in "Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the
Federation." The DVD includes the widescreen movie, a "making of" featurette
which includes interviews with the cast and behind the scenes footage,
a photo gallery, and look at the animation process.
The soundtrack CD presents the entire "Troopers 2" suite, which includes
the haunting Dax's Theme.
[19 Dec 07] *** Write to Richard care of
the RBFC! *** -- Richard has asked us to encourage anyone interested in
sending cards or letters to him to use the RBFC mailing address, which
is listed below. This allows Richard to better handle
his incoming mail, which he certainly enjoys receiving, provided it comes
through appropriate channels.
Mr. Richard Burgi
10153 1/2 Riverside Drive, #494
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
We cannot emphasize strongly enough that mail should not be
sent to Richard's home address! Receiving fan mail through his
home address is a disquieting experience and cause for concern, especially
from the standpoint of privacy and safety. If you have come across
what you believe may be his home address, please, do NOT use it! We
-- and Richard -- would greatly appreciate it if you would let us
know where you came across the address by using this e-mail
link to the RBFC.
While postcards, letters, and cards will be promptly forwarded
to Richard, we cannot forward packages; he has asked that no gifts
be sent to him. Though Richard appreciates the goodwill and generosity
those gifts represent, he finds them a little overwhelming. Richard
would be honored if, instead, wellwishers made a donation in his name to
a local children's shelter or literacy program, or to the Pacific
Marine Mammal Center.