Last Updated: 07 April 2008
Richard returns to "Desperate Houswives"
on May 4th
Richard attends AFA Illuminations Awards with
DH castmembers Brenda Strong and Marcia Cross on March 15th
Richard films commercial for the 2008
Cadillac DTS DeVille Touring Sedan
Catch Richard as "The Nomad" when "Just
Shoot Me" airs on TVLand April 8th & 9th
Richard plays Joe Cleeman in "Fun With Dick
and Jane," airing on Starz Channel in April
Catch Richard in "Torn Apart" on the Lifetime
Movie Channel, Thursday, April 24th at 6pm
Look for Richard in SciFi's "Darklight" at
noon on May 22nd
"The Sentinel" returns to Canadian airwaves
in April on Space: The Imagination Station
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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||[07 Apr 08]*** Richard returns to
"Desperate Housewives" for May episode ***
-- Richard returns to Wisteria
Lane for a single Season 4 episode, which is expected to air Sunday,
May 4th at 9:00pm ET.
Episode 4.14, titled "Opening Doors," finds Karl (Richard
Burgi) and very pregnant new wife Marisa catching ex-wife
(Teri Hatcher) unawares as they sign up for the same Lamaze class.
Susan is accompanied by daughter Julie (Andrea Bowen) as husband
Mike (Jamie Denton), conspicuous by his absence, has a previous
engagement. As if seemingly having been ditched by her husband wasn't bad
enough, Susan looks at Marisa and feels decidedly underdressed in her comfortable,
but stained, sweats. Verbal sparring between the exes no doubt ensues.
When the next class rolls around, Susan and Mike come swanning in dressed
to impress. When Karl comments that they're rather overdressed for Lamaze,
Susan spins an improbable tale of their hectic and fabulous social life,
which leads Marisa to lament that Karl never takes her anywhere.
Karl, of course, is not fooled, and has to work to hide a smile when
Mike reveals he has recently been in rehab for abusing prescription drugs.
Will this one-off episode be parlayed into additional chances for Karl
to bedevil Susan as they each strive to raise newborns with their new spouses?
Only series creator Marc Cherry knows for sure.
(Thanks to Richard for the appearance confirmation)
||[07 Apr 08]*** Richard attends the American
Fertility Association's Illuminations Gala ***
-- Richard joined "Desperate
Housewives" castmembers Brenda Strong (AFA National Spokseperson)
and Marcia Cross at the AFA's Annual Illuminations Gala Celebrating
the Art of Reproduction, which was held Saturday, March 15th at the
Los Angeles home of Bebe President Manny Mashouf.
The Illuminations Awards is, according to theAFA's official announcement,
"an evening celebrating professionals and patients who have made a difference
in helping build families." The AFA itself "is a national, non-profit
organization serving the United States though its national office in New
York City, and is a leader in providing men and women, health care professionals,
public officials and the media, both nationally and internationally, with
information about infertility treatments, reproductive and sexual health
and family building options including adoption and third-party solutions."
The 2008 honorees were Dr. Joyce M. Vargyas, MD, and Dr. Philip
Werthman, MD. The event started at 6:30pm with a VIP cocktail reception,
followed at 7:30pm by the Illuminations Awards and Cocktail Reception.
(Thanks to Richard for the confirmation)
||[07 Apr 08]*** Richard films commercial
for 2008 Cadillac DTS DeVille Touring Sedan ***
-- Richard spent
part of late January filming a commercial for the 2008 Cadillac DTS
DeVille Touring Sedan. He joins a growing roster of television and
film actors -- Kate Walsh ("Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice"),
and Martin Henderson ("The Ring," "Torque") driving the Cadillac
CTS, and Brian Bloom ("Smokin' Aces," "Drive") driving the Cadillac
Escalade -- who have recently filmed commercials for Cadillac vehicles.
While little is presently known of the commercial, we assume it will
be stylistically similar to those for the Cadillac CTS and Escalade, which
have generally featured exciting night-time shots of the various vehicles
intercut with interior shots of the vehicles and the actors driving while
delivering their lines.
As with the earlier Cadillac commercials, we expect Richard's to be
added to the Cadillac website when it premieres on television.
Learn more about the 2008 Cadillac DTS at the Cadillac website:
(Thanks to Richard for the heads up)
||[07 Apr 08]*** Richard's episode
of "Just Shoot Me" airs on TVLand cable channel ***
-- Richard plays
action hero -- and Mama's boy -- Robert "The Nomad" Galatin
in "Mum's The Word," airing Tuesday, April 8th at 8:30am and Wednesday,
April 9th at 3:30am.
Nina Van Horn (Wendie Malick) is returning to the Blush offices
when she literally walks into famed action hero Robert Galatin, who is
filming an episode of "The Nomad" on the sidewalk outside.
Each is immediately smitten with the other and Robert is soon eagerly
pursuing Nina, appearing in the Blush offices with flowers in tow. Nina
accepts Robert's invitation to an evening of romance, never expecting to
be joined by Robert's diminutive, yet domineering, mother.
Natually, the two women are almost immediately at odds, and Nina tells
Robert he must send the aged materfamilias packing if he expects to win
her affections. Robert quickly gives Mother her marching orders and
turns his eye towards the approving Nina. Unfortunately, Mother's hold
on her son is strong, and the sight of her shawl sends Robert reeling,
becoming increasingly frantic and filled with doubt until he is bawling.
When an insistent tapping on the door proves to be Mother, Robert crops
to his knees and wraps his arms around her, crying "Oh, Mother, Mother,
never leave me, never-never!"
Nina takes one look at the shocking tableau and quits the scene in disgust
while Mother Victorious smirks at her.
For more information on "Just Shoot Me," visit the show's home-page
on the TVLand website: http://www.tvland.com/shows/justshootme/
(Thanks to tv-now for the listing)
||[07 Apr 08] *** Catch "Fun With
Dick and Jane" on Starz in April *** -- "Fun With Dick and Jane" airs
on the Starz Channel Thursday, April 10th at 1:45pm and 9:00pm
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:
And to the Encore 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 and Encore for the scheduling info)
||[07 Apr 08] *** Richard's 2004
movie "Torn Apart" airs on the Lifetime Movie Network Thursday, April 24th
at 6:00pm ET *** -- Richard plays Dr. Billy Westin, husband
of Dr. Vicki (Tia Carrere) Westin. Filmed in New Orleans in May
2004, the film follows Vicki Westin's harrowing race against time with
her family's lives in the balance.
Dale Midkiff plays Jerry Bender, a man unhinged by the death
of his son and his wife's vegetative state, both the result of injuries
sustained in a wreck. Though part of the surgical team treating Bender's
wife, Vicki found her hands tied by bureacratic red tape and bean-counting
and thus unable to act quickly enough to save Bender's wife.
Bender, of course, doesn't distinguish between surgeon and administration
and so includes Vicki in his revenge plot. The other players he quickly
disposes of; for Vicki, a different fate awaits -- Bender abducts Billy
and their daughter and gives Vicki a choice -- she can have one or the
other back, but not both, and she has 12 hours to decide.
Following a string of tantalizing clues, Vicki gets closer and closer
to Bender... but not close enough. With time running out, she choses their
daughter, gambling she'll have enough time to rescue Billy before the 12
hour deadline is up.
Additional information is available at the Lifetime Movie Network
(Thanks to Mishale for the screengrabs)
||[07 Apr 08] *** Catch Richard
when Sci Fi airs "Darklight" on Thursday, May 22rd at 12:00pm 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.
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.
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)
||[07 Apr 08]*** The Sentinel now airing
in original, uncut form on Canada's SPACE: The Imagination Station
***-- SPACE is now airing The Sentinel Monday-Friday at 6:00pm
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
Space begins its "Sentinel" run with Season 1's "Switchman," the series
pilot episode. The broadcast roster then follows the show's original UPN
run, with "Siege," "The Killers," "The Debt," and "Cyper" rounding out
the first week's schedule.
For further details, go to the website of Space: The Imagination Station:
(Thanks to Maria for the SPACE heads up, and to Steffi for the screengrabs)
||[07 Apr 08] *** 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).
[07 Apr 08]*** 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.
[07 Apr 08] *** 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 .