Last Updated: 14 May 2008
New film role for Richard -- small-town
sheriff in "Friday The 13th" reimagining
Catch Richard as a philandering escapee from
hell on the CW's "Reaper," Tuesday, May 13th at 9:00pm ET
Richard returns to "Desperate Houswives"
on May 4th in "Opening Doors"
Richard films commercial for the 2008
Cadillac DTS DeVille Touring Sedan
"Bailey's Mistake" airs on Lifetime
TV on Saturday, May 10th; Richard plays Paul Donovan
Catch Richard in "In God's Country"
on the Lifetime Channel, Sunday, May 11th at 6pm
"In Her Shoes" to air on the FX Channel
Wednesday, May 14th; Richard plays Jim Danvers
Catch Richard as "The Nomad" when "Just
Shoot Me" airs on TBS May 16th
Look for Richard in SciFi's "Darklight"
at noon on May 22nd
TBS to air "The Hamptons," Richard's
episode of "Seinfeld," on Thursday, May 22nd at 5:30pm ET
"The Sentinel" returns to Canadian airwaves
in April on Space: The Imagination Station
Autographed photos of Richard available for
purchase from the RBFC
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has you covered!
Write to Richard through the RBFC
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||[10 May 08] *** Richard
heads to Austin, Texas to film role in "Friday the 13th"*** -- Richard
joins Jared Padalecki ("Supernatural," "Thomas Kinkade's Home for
Christmas"), Derek Mears ("The Hills have Eyes II"), and Nana
Visitor ("Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"), among others, in the Platinum
Dunes produced reimagining of the 1980's horror hit, "Friday the
Richard plays a sheriff in the movie, which is set between the
events of the first and second "Friday the 13th" films; Pamela (Nana
Visitor) Voorhees, Jason's mad, mad mother and the actual killer of
the first film, is dead and already enshrined in Jason's (Derek Mears)
hovel hideaway, while Jason is all grown up and ready to take up his mother's
Jared Padalecki plays a journalist drawn to Camp Crystal Lake
to chronicle the ghastly events and history of the place; Richard's sheriff
is presumably the long arm of the Law in the Crystal Lake area and may
also be a witness to the gory aftermath of Mother Voorhees' rampage.
As one would expect in a "Friday the 13th" story, the cast is fleshed
out with a selection of young people destined to run afoul of Jason Voorhees
as they snoop about the ramshackle remains of Camp Crystal Lake and engage
in impromptu bawdy romps amidst the ruins.
The film is currently expected to hit theaters on February 13th, 2009.
The Platinum Dunes producers' blog can be found at the Bloody Disgusting
website, which is an invaluable news resource for the horror aficionado.
"Friday the 13th" page: http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/film/701
Platinum Dunes page hosted by Bloody Disgusting: http://www.bloody-disgusting.com/platinumdunes/
The film's IMDb page can be found at:
(Thanks to Richard for the heads up)
||[14 May 08]*** Richard films episode
of the CW's REAPER ***
-- Richard joined the Vancouver-based
cast of "REAPER" in mid-April for episode 1.17, titled "The Leak,"
which airrd on Tuesday, May 13th at 9:00pm ET.
Richard plays Mike Volta, a soul condemned to hell for the sin
of lust, as evidenced by a lifetime of truly epic womanizing and bed-hopping.
Mike seems charming, personable, and funny, and takes reluctant soul-hunter
Sam's (Bret Harrison) capture of him with surprising grace.
What Sam doesn't realize is that Mike doesn't fear being returned to
hell, as he has someone on the inside -- their DMV demon buddy Gladys
-- who's helping him escape. This doesn't sit well with the Devil
(Ray Wise), who wants the leak plugged once and for all, and wants
Sam to find out who the leak is.
At first, Sam doesn't understand why Satan wants Volta back under lock
and key -- other than his ceaseless philandering, he seems harmless enough.
Then Satan shows Sam the aftermath of Volta's dalliances -- relationships
laid waste and people left dead. When cornered, Volta shows his true, unsavory
The show is now available for online viewing / download at the CW website's
"REAPER" page (see link below).
Information on "REAPER" can be found at the CW website's official show
Additional show information can also be found at the IMDb website:
(Thanks to Richard for the confirmation)
||[10 May 08]*** Richard returns to
"Desperate Housewives" for May episode ***
-- Richard returns to Wisteria
Lane for a single Season 4 episode, which aired Sunday, May 4th at 9:00pm
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
(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 ensues, with Karl mixing
news of his good fortune with jabs at Susan.
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.
Their third class finds both Karl and Susan attending solo. Susan, expecting
Karl to gloat and antagonize her, heads him off at the pass by telling
him his life is wonderful while hers is on thin ice. Karl defies expectations
and reassures Susan instead, telling her Mike *will* be there for her in
all the ways he, Karl, never was.
Learn more about "Desperate Housewives" and "Opening Doors" at
the official ABC website show page:
(Thanks to Richard for the appearance confirmation)
||[10 May 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, which is now airing on select network and cable
channels. (The commercial is also available for viewing at the Cadillac
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.
Stylistically similar to those for the Cadillac CTS and Escalade, Richard's
30-second commercial features exciting night-time shots of the DTS (apparently
filmed on roads in the general area of Los Angeles International Airport)
intercut with interior shots of the vehicle and driver. Richard's
dialog is as follows:
"So let me get this straight... I have a comfortable house in the suburbs;
comfortable job with a comfortable office right on the glass; and what,
I'm supposed to squeeze myself into an uncomfortable little car on way
back and forth to my comfortable life? I think... not!"
Richard's commercial is titled "Comfortable" and is available on the
Cadillac website's downloads page at the DTS tab/thumbnail:
Learn more about the 2008 Cadillac DTS at the Cadillac website:
(Thanks to Richard for the heads up)
||[10 May 08] *** "Bailey's
Mistake" airs May 10th on the Hallmark Channel *** -- Catch Richard
in his all-too-fleeting scenes of "Bailey's Mistake" on Saturday, May
10th at 11:00am ET.
Filmed in Nova Scotia, Canada in June 2000, "Bailey's Mistake" premiered
on ABC's "Wonderful World of Disney" in March 2001. "Bailey's Mistake"
was described on the zap2it.com website as "laced with romantic longing,
wistful memories, quirky humor and fantasy."
Richard played Paul Donovan, husband of Linda Hamilton's Liz
Donovan, and father of their two children. Liz is widowed when
Paul -- an adventurous soul -- explores a cave while out hiking; he is
mysteriously killed, and Liz's heartbreak is compounded a week later when
she discovers that Paul had secretly used their savings to buy land on
a small Maine island. (When broadcast, this version of Paul's untimely
death had been replaced with a more mundane -- and only mentioned in dialogue
-- death from a heart-attack while out on a two-mile run).
Liz, still grieving for Paul and feeling betrayed by him, decides to
visit the island and sell the property, taking their two children with
her. Bailey's Mistake, as the island is named, is not what she expects
-- nor are the people they encounter, a group which includes an assortment
of colorful folk claiming to be Paul's long-lost Gypsy relatives.
Richard's character, Paul Donovan, was only seen briefly in the movie
in a pair of dream flashbacks and a pair of ghostly visitations to his
son. Though more footage appears to have been shot -- the cave exploration
mentioned in the "zap2it" article features in one of Liz Donovan's dreams
Disney/Touchstone apparently decided to pare Paul's on-screen time down
(Thanks to Becky for the screengrabs)
||[10 May 08] ***
Richard's 2006 film for CTV and Lifetime TV, "In God's Country,"
airs on Lifetime TV in May *** -- "In God's Country" airs
May 11th at 6:00pm ET on Lifetime TV.
Richard plays Church Bishop Josiah Leavitt, the polygamist husband
of Rowan's character, Judith Joseph. Judith is one of the charismatic
Leavitt's eight wives, 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.
To learn more about "In God's Country," visit the film's CTV listing:
The film's IMDb page can be found at:
(Thanks to Ruth and Deana for the initial heads-up, and to Steven
for the role confirmation)
||[10 May 08] *** "In Her Shoes"
airs May 14th on the FX Channel *** -- Richard plays
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
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.
Scheduling and film information can be found at the FX Channel website:
Information on "In Her Shoes" can be found at the IMDb website:
(Thanks to TV-now.com for the heads up and shceduling info,and
to Danny for the screengrabs)
||[10 May 08]*** Richard's episode
of "Just Shoot Me" airs on TBS in May ***
-- Richard plays action hero
-- and Mama's boy -- Robert "The Nomad" Galatin in "Mum's
The Word," airing Friday, May 16th at 2:30pm ET.
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 hand. 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 drops
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.
Visit the show's page at the TBS website to learn more:
(Thanks to tv-now for the listing)
||[10 May 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)
||[10 May 08]*** Richard's episode
of "Seinfeld" to air on TBS ***
-- Catch Richard in "The
Hamptons" on Thursday, May 22nd at 5:30pm ET.
Richard plays Dr. Ben Feffa in "The Hamptons," where he joins
Jerry, Kramer, George, and Elaine at the beachside house of friends who've
recently had a baby. Dr. Ben, the couple's pediatrician, has also invited
along for the weekend.
When Ben describes Elaine as "breathtaking," she is quite flattered,
and soon taken with the handsome doctor. Then she, Jerry, Kramer, and George
get a good look at the baby Dr. Ben has also described as "breathtaking"
-- and realize the child is breathtakingly ugly.
Confused and more than a little alarmed to be described with the same
word as the hideous infant, Elaine frets and kvetches until she finally
works up the nerve to ask Ben exactly what "breathtaking" means to him.
Of course, the conversation does not go well, and Elaine's potential romance
with the good doctor dies a-borning.
Meanwhile, George also manages to derail a potential romance by
fixating on what he perceives as his girlfriend's disappointment with his
impedimenta -- seems a swim in the ocean has resulted in some unfortunate
degree of "shrinkage."
To learn more about "Seinfeld" on TBS, visit the show's home page on
the TBS website: http://www.tbs.com/shows/seinfeld/
(Thanks to tv-now for the listing)
||[10 May 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 began its "Sentinel" run with Season 1's "Switchman," the
series pilot episode. The broadcast roster then follows the show's original
UPN run and continues to air the episodes in original UPN airing order.
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)
||[10 May 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
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on the PayPal website).
[10 May 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.
[10 May 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 .