Last Updated: 30 July 2009
Richard returns to "Desperate Housewives"
for 10-episode Season Six story arc
Richard's CBS series, "Harper's Island,"
finales on July 11th -- Richard plays Thomas Wellington in first 5 episodes
"Hostel: Part II" to air on various Showtime channels
in July and August -- Richard plays Todd
Sci Fi Channel, now SyFy, to air "Sentinel"
marathons in July and August
SyFy to air "Darklight" on August 21st
-- Richard plays "Faith" operative William Shaw
"Friday the 13" now available in Extended Killer
Cut DVD -- extra Burgi scenes included
NBC's "Knight Rider" remake series now available
on DVD -- Richard plays Jack Hurst in "Knight to King's Pawn"
Catch Richard in six episodes of the "Desperate
Housewives" Complete Fifth Season DVD set available in September
"Harper's Island" DVD Edition due to be released
Sept 8th; Richard plays Thomas Wellington
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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||[30 Jul 09] *** Richard's Karl
returns to "Desperate Housewives" for at least ten episodes of Fall 2009's
Season 6 *** -- Burgi and Karl fans got some good news this summer;
turns out Wisteria Lane's favorite cad is returning for at least ten episodes
of the new Fall 2009 season!
Karl was gradually reintroduced into the character mix during the last
month or so of Season 5, when he turned up at Susan's (Teri Hatcher) school
with a young son in tow. After Susan was shocked by wee Evan's bloodthirsty
artwork, Karl revealed that he had been dumped by his wife of five years,
Marisa, leaving him ill-equipped to deal with his son's abandonment issues.
Shortly thereafter, Susan let slip to Bree (Marcia Cross) that Karl
was the most cut-throat and successful divorce lawyer she knew of -- music
to the desperate Goody Van de Kamp - Hodge, who wanted to divest herself
of her increasingly flaky hubby Orson (Kyle McLachlan) while holding onto
all her assets.
True to Susan's word, Karl quickly cooks up a scheme to get Orson out
of Bree's life with an absolute minimum of her assets. The madcap shenanigans
include film noiresque rendezvouses, ski-mask outfitted breakins, secret
storage lockers crammed with nicked objets d'art, and a contretemps
with a hired thug to spur old Orson along.
Through it all, Karl finds himself increasingly drawn to Bree, a woman
he suddenly finds intriguing and intoxicating, and Bree is likewise drawn
to Karl -- surely a major case of "opposties attract."
Naturally, the divorce proceedings run aground when Orson catches wind
of the storage unit full of household wares. Bree, unwilling to push
the issue any further, sacks Karl, which frees them both of any issues
of client-lawyer legal impropriety. As Season 5 comes to a close,
we see Karl and Bree sharing seductive glances at yet another Delfino (Jamie
Season 6, now in production at Universal Studios, will see Karl and
Bree's unlikely romance continue to blossom across at least 10 episodes.
(Thanks to Richard for the heads up and to TWOP for the episode details)
||[30 Jul 09] *** Richard
plays father of the bride in limited-run CBS series "Harper's Island" ***
-- Richard joined the cast of the 13-episode CBS midseason series "Harper's
Island" in early August 2008, playing Thomas Wellington. Real
estate mogul Wellington is the father of bride-to-be
Katie Cassidy), whose "destination wedding" brings the characters together
on picturesque Harper's Island, where the wealthy Wellingtons spent her
The show premiered at 10:00pm ET on Thursday, April 9th and later
moved to a Saturday evening berth, where it remained until the show's July
11th 2-hour finale.
Also featured in the cast are Jim Beaver ("Supernatural"), Elaine
Cassidy, Christopher Gorham ("Ugly Betty"), Cameron Richardson ("Point
Pleasant"), and Harry Hamlin ("L.A. Law," "Veronica Mars"). "Harper's
Island" was created by Ari Schlossberg and executive produced by
Jon Turteltaub, with Jeffrey Bell serving as showrunner.
CBS gave the following brief description of the show:
"The new drama, HARPER'S ISLAND, is a murder mystery that unfolds as
friends and family attend week-long festivities at a destination wedding
on a secluded and picturesque island off the coast of Seattle, infamous
for a homicidal maniac's rampage seven years ago."
The show's IMDB listing: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1232320/
(Thanks to Richard Burgi for the heads up and character info)
||[30 Jul 09] *** Catch Richard Burgi
on SHO Networks when "Hostel: Part II" plays on various Showtime
channels in July and August***
-- Richard worked in Prague, Czech Republic
in late October 2006 on the much-anticipated sequel to writer-director
horror blockbuster, "Hostel."
Eli Roth gave MTV.com some teasing details on "Hostel: Part II,"
including an idea of how Richard's character Todd Rogers and his
Stuart (Roger Bart) McGenty fit into the overall story.
"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
Showtime's late July and early August airdates are as follows:
Showtime Beyond -- Thursday, Jul 30th at 2:24am ET
TMC Xtra -- Friday, Jul 31st at 1:35am ET
Showtime Extreme -- Tuseday, Aug 4th at 11:45pm ET
Showtime 2 -- Saturday, Aug 8th at 10:25pm ET
Showtime -- Thursday, Aug 13th at 12:30am ET
Showtime On Demand -- Aug 12th - Sep 8th
Learn more at the SHOWTIME website at http://www.sho.com/
To learn more about "Hostel: Part II," visit the film's IMDb page at
The film's official website can be found at http://www.hostel2.com/
(Thanks to MJ for the info, and to SHO.com for the confirmation)
||[30 Jul 09]*** "The Sentinel" returns
SyFy, as the Sci Fi Channel is now known, for July 30th and August 26th
daytime marathons ***-- The Sci Fi Channel -- now known as SyFy
is airing an 8-episode, second-season "Marathon" block of "The Sentinel"
from 8:00am to 4:00pm ET on Thursday, July 30th, with an additional
8-episode second-season marathon block airing from 8:00am to 4:00pm
ET on Wednesday, August 26th.
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
For further details, go to the SyFy website and enter Sentinel
in the search box at:
(Thanks to Steffi for the screengrabs)
||[30 Jul 09]*** Catch Richard as
William Shaw in DARKLIGHT, airing on SyFy on August 21st *** -- --
Richard spent several weeks of summer 2003 in Sofia, Bulgaria working
on "Darklight," part of SciFi's 2004-2005 movie lineup. Though still airing
on SyFy, the film is also available on DVD. (Amazon purchase info at bottom
of News page).
SyFy's original blurb gives the following description of the film:
"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 Becky for the screengrabs)
||[30 Jul 09] *** Catch Richard as
Officer Bracke on "Friday the 13th Extended Killer Cut" DVD *** --
Look for some additional Burgi footage in the "Extended Killer Cut" DVD,
which was released on June 16th. Richard appears in at least
one deleted scene, set in the Crystal Lake Sheriff's office.
Jared Padalecki ("Supernatural," "Thomas Kinkade's
Derek Mears ("The Hills have Eyes II"), and
Visitor ("Star Trek: Deep Space Nine"), among others, in the
Dunes produced reimagining of the 1980's horror hit, "Friday the
Richard plays Officer Bracke 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 Clay Miller, a journalist drawn to Camp
Crystal Lake in search of his missing sister; Richard's Bracke represents
the long arm of the Law in the Crystal Lake area and, while sympathetic,
cannot offer Clay further help with the unsubstantiated disappearances.
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 scramble about the ramshackle remains of Camp Crystal Lake and
engage in impromptu bawdy romps at their host's nearby lakeside manse.
The film premiered in theaters on Friday, February 13th, 2009, and launched
on DVD in June. It is now available at retailers and online through
Amazon.com, where it currently sells for $17.49 (ASIN B001NPD9LS)
Official website: http://fridaythe13thmovie.warnerbros.com/
The film's IMDb page can be found at:
(Thanks to Jane for the screengrabs)
||[30 Jul 09]*** Catch Richard as Jack Hurst
in KNIGHT RIDER Season 1 DVD set *** -- The KNIGHT RIDER - Season
One DVD set hit the market on July 28th and is now available at various
retailers and online merchants. (The 4-disc DVD set is currently selling
at Amazon.com for $41.99 -- ASIN B0024FAD7Y)
Richard spent a long weekend in late October '08 in Hawaii working
on "Knight to King's Pawn," the 12th episode of NBC's now-canceled
"Knight Rider" series. Based on the hit 1980's original, the new series
followed the exploits of Michael Traceur (Justin Bruening) and the
latest version of KITT, this time embodied in a hot Ford Mustang and voiced
by Val Kilmer.
In addition to Bruening, the cast included Deanna Russo (Sarah),
Paul Campbell (Billy), Smith Cho (Zoe), Sydney Poitier, Yancey Arias,
and Bruce Davison. However, Poitier, Arias, and Davison all
left the show at the end of the initial 13-episode order; while NBC commissioned
a full season's worth of episodes, the "back eight" or so featured a trimmed-down
cast and storylines which were to cleave closer to the spirit of the 1980's
Richard's episode, "Knight to King's Pawn" -- Episode 1.12 -- featured
Richard as Jack Hurst, an NSA commander with intimate knowledge
of the KITT program. Hurst storms in and shuts down the SSC, removing KITT's
chip and stealing his 'body' for his own unsavory purposes. Also
referred to as "The KARR episode," "Knight to King's Pawn" features the
return of KITT's nemesis, the amoral and murderous KARR first featured
in the original series.
(Thanks to Jane and Becky for the screengrabs)
||[30 Jul 09]*** Catch Richard in six episodes
of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES on the Complete Fifth Season DVD Set *** -- Beginning
with "We're So Happy You're So Happy," Richard also appears in "A Spark.
To Pierce the Dark," "Bargaining," "Marry Me a Little," "Everybody Says
Don't," and "If It's Only In Your Head."
While the first episode is just a quick scene showing Karl needling
Susan (Teri Hatcher) about Jackson (Gale Harold), the later
five episodes are meatier and begin by presenting Karl as a recently-separated
father whose young son's maternal abandonment issues lead to dark and bloodthirsty
artwork. Wee Evan's plight leads into the more long-term Karl story
arc wherein Karl's profession -- cut-throat and effective divorce lawyer
-- brings fiery and spontaneous Karl together with cool and reserved Bree
(Marcia Cross), who is eager to be rid of her increasingly difficult
husband, Orson (Kyle MacLachlan).
While Karl's "whatever it takes to win" approach divorce immediately
conflicts with Bree's ideas of propriety, they find themselves drawn irresistably
to each other. Orson's discovery of the plot and Bree's decision to halt
the divorce proceedings frees Karl to pursue her romantically, setting
the groundwork for their impending Season Six affair.
The 7-disc DVD set is currently available online for pre-order and is
due to be released on September 1st. The list price of $59.99 is
currently discounted to a pre-order price $38.99 at Amazon.com.
(Thanks to Jane for the screengrabs)
||[30 Jul 09]*** Catch Richard in first five
episodes of HARPER'S ISLAND Complete Series DVD set *** -- HARPER'S ISLAND:
The DVD Edition is due to hit stores and online retailers on September
8th. The 4-disc set will sell at Amazon.com for $29.99 (ASIN B001G0MFE2)
Richard plays Thomas Wellington, real estate mogul and Father
of the Bride (Trish, played by Katie Cassidy). He appears in the
show's first five episodes (six, if you count a quick glimpse of
his bloodied corpse) and, it turns out, was the only cast-member besides
Hamlin who knew from the start of production how long his tenure would
be. (Richard worked on the Vancouver, BC-based series from August
through October of 2008).
Executive Producer Karim Zreik revealed an interesting Wellington
character detail in his TWOP blog; it turns out that Thomas Wellington
was broke, in financial ruin, and that seeming trophy wife Katherine
(Claudette Mink) was actually funding the wedding. This detail
is possibly one of many regarding the Wellington clan that never made it
into an aired episode; based on descriptive information on son-in-law Richard
(David Lewis), it seems likely he harbored great animosity towards
the domineering Wellington paterfamilias and may have somehow engineered
the financial fall from grace.
(Thanks to Jane and Becky for the screengrabs)
||[30 Jul 09] *** 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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The process is fairly simple -- new PayPal customers must first register
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on the PayPal website).
[30 Jul 09]*** 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/
Harper's Island: The DVD Edition -- $29.99 (30% discount)
Release date: September 8, 2009. Now available for pre-order.
Richard appears in the first five episodes of the series -- six, if
you count a brief glimpse of his mortal remains -- playing wealthy real
estate mogul (and Father of the Bride) Thomas Wellington. His daughter
Trish's (Katie Cassidy) destination wedding brings the ill-fated family
and wedding guests back to Harper's Island, where they summered during
Desperate Housewives: The Complete Fifth Season -- $38.99 (35% discount)
Release date: September 1, 2009. Now available for pre-order.
Richard appears in five of the season's episodes (six, if you count
the 2-hour finale). The bulk of those episodes run back-to-back at the
end of the season, with Karl brought back into the mix as Bree's take-no-prisoners
divorce lawyer. Their fire and ice relationship develops into mutual attraction
and, by the finale, Bree has fired Karl as her lawyer and the pair have
kissed, laying the ground for a Season 6 romance.
Kinght Rider - Season One -- $41.99 (30% discount)
Release date: July 28, 2009. Now available for purchase.
Richard appears in Episode 1.12, titled "Knight to King's Pawn," in
which he plays Jack Hurst. Hurst is a "bad-ass" NSA commander with intimate
knowledge of the SSC and the KITT program. Hurst storms in and closes down
the SSC, making off with KITT and his CPU to further his own ends -- the
reactivation of the earlier, and deadlier, KARR.
Friday the 13th (Extended Killer Cut) -- $17.49 (40% discount)
Release date: June 16, 2009. Now available for purchase.
Richard plays Crystal Lake's long arm of the Law, Officer Bracke. While
not unsympathetic, Bracke refuses to reopen his investigation of the supposed
disappearance of Clay's (Jared Padalecki) sister. Bracke later runs afoul
of Jason (Derek Mears) Voorhees and is quickly dispatched in a typically
gruesome manner. Look for extra Burgi footage in the DVD's deleted scenes.
Reaper: Season One DVD set -- $29.99 (25% discount)
Release date: November 4, 2008. Now available for purchase.
Richard appears in Episode 1.17, titled "The Leak," in which he plays
Mike Volta. Volta was an unrepentant womanizer and adulterer in life, and
as a condemned soul, he puts his Casanova moves on Gladys, the DMV demon,
conning her into letting him slip repeatedly out the 'back door' of hell.
Darklight(2004) DVD -- $12.99 (13% discount)
Release date: December 16, 2008 (DVD). Now available for pre-order.
Richard plays William Shaw, operative of The Faith whose duty it is
to 'reactivate' Lilith -- a powerful demon captured and brainwashed and
living out her life as a young woman named Elle -- and train her to battle
a plague-spawning entity known as the Demonicos.
Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage (2008) DVD -- $13.99 (30% discount)
Release date: November 11, 2008 (Direct to DVD). Now available for
Richard plays Bill Kinkade, Thomas (Jared Padalecki) and Pat (Aaron
Ashmore) Kinkade's wayward, womanizing, ex-military father.
1) Desperate Housewives - The Complete Fourth Season (2007) DVD
Set -- $38.99 (21% discount)
Release date: September 2, 2008. Now available for purchase.
Richard appears in "Opening Doors," turning up at ex-wife Susan's (Teri
Hatcher) Lamaze class with a new -- and very pregnant -- wife of his own,
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"
1) Desperate Housewives - The Complete Third Season (2006) DVD Set
Release date: September 4, 2007. Now available for purchase.
Richard appears in "Children and Art," joining Susan (Teri Hatcher)
in a parental game of "good cop, bad cop" with daughter Julie and bad-boy
boyfriend Austin... until Austin fills him in on Susan's new beau, Ian
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.
[30 Jul 09] *** 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 .