Last Updated: 5 October 2000
[09/19/00] *** 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
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.
[09/19/00] *** Watch for Richard in "Action!" *** -- September 19th and October 10th at 10:30pm EDT. The Cable channel FX is restarting its broadcast rotation of the controversial sitcom with "Pilot." Richard's character, Cole Riccardi, appears in two episodes. The air times and dates are as follows:
When next we see Cole (in "Blowhard"), he's grown his hair out and shaved his moustache. He appears on Dragon's doorstep late one night and drops a bombshell -- he's gay and wants to come out of the closet. Dragon, fearful of the effect the announcement will have on his new movie, talks Cole out of his "coming out" by pretending to be gay -- and closeted -- himself. Cole gets the wrong idea and Peter, trapped by his own connivance, winds up sharing a night of passion with his star.
No sooner has Dragon convinced Riccardi to stay in the closet than his financial backers demand that he ditch Riccardi in favor of a younger actor. Tied to a ten million dollar contract, Dragon must figure out how to convince Cole to voluntarily back out of the project -- which he does by encouraging him to "come out," quit Hollywood and move to New York. Cole turns the tables on Dragon by making his stunning annoucement on E! News Daily, also outing his "lover, Peter Dragon" in the process.
[10/05/00] *** "Action!" comes to Australia *** -- Tuesday nights at 8:30pm on Sydney's Optus -- channel 8. "Action!" premiered on Sydney's Optus channel Tuesday, October 3rd. Richard's first appearance as Cole Riccardi was in the first episode, "Pilot." His final appearance as Cole is in the episode "Blowhard," the fourth of the series. If Optus is running the show in episode order, look for Richard's hilarious performance on October 24th. As always, check your local listings!
(Thanks to Carla and "Mouse" for the scheduling info)
[09/17/00] *** Richard on NBC's "Just Shoot Me" *** -- Richard just finished taping an episode of the NBC sitcom "Just Shoot Me," which moves to Thursday, 9:30pm ET/PT when the Fall 2000 season premieres on October 12th. Described by creator Steven Levitan as "'Die Hard' in a fashion magazine," the show follows the lives and antics of the people in the editorial offices of the fictional magazine "Blush."
Richard plays Robert, a Hollywood action star and passing fancy for fashion editor Nina Van Horne (Wendie Malick). Unfortunately, Robert has a close attachment to his mother, which complicates his amorous pursuit of Nina. The episode has an 'A/B' story-line, which also focuses on Maya (Laura San Giacomo) trying to get to the bottom of Elliot's (Enrico Colantoni ) refusal to take part in the electoral process.
Richard's episode, the fourth filmed thus far, is likely to air the first week of November to coincide with the elections. If the episodes are broadcast in order, look for Richard's episode on Thursday, November 2nd at 9:30pm ET/PT.
As always, check your local listings to make sure you don't miss Richard on "Just Shoot Me," as the episode may air either before or after the elections.
Remember to e-mail NBC and "Just Shoot Me" to say thanks for Richard's role.
(Thanks to Carla and Kat for the JSM information!)
[08/23/00] *** And Baby Makes Four... *** -- The RBFC is delighted and honored to join Richard and Lori Burgi in announcing the birth of their second child, Samuel Bridge Burgi. Samuel was born in the second week of August and joins older brother Jack Charles. Lori and Samuel are both doing well and, according to Richard, the Burgis are "in deep bliss."
Congratulations, Richard and Lori!
Should you wish to send a congratulatory card or letter, please use the RBFC address below.
Mr. Richard Burgi
Remember, no gifts -- though Richard appreciates the generosity and goodwill they represent, he finds them more than a little overwhelming. He would be honored if, instead of gifts, well-wishers made a donation in his name to a children's shelter or literacy program in their home-town.
[08/23/00] *** Get your RBFC Website banners here! *** -- Thanks to the talent and generosity of RBFC member and graphic arts whiz Laura Trout, we have a wonderful assortment of RBFC banners to offer to RBFC members and fans of Richard Burgi in general. The banners come in a variety of sizes and formats, including a selection of animated GIF banners.
Click on the image at left or follow the highlighted link to our RBFC Banners page, then help yourself!
[08/14/00] *** Richard joins the cast of CBS's "The District" *** -- Fall 2000, slated for 10pm Eastern on Saturdays. "The District," new for Fall 2000 on CBS, is set in Washington, DC and focuses on DC's new Police Commissioner Jack Mannion, played by Craig T. Nelson ("Poltergeist," "Coach"). Mannion is, according to the CBS website, "brought in to overhaul an antiquated system ill-equipped to deal with the problems of a sprawling, crime-ridden city. As much a friend to ordinary citizens as to high-ranking politicians, Mannion has quite a task ahead of him. He immediately selects the most promising officers around him to become his circle of aids. Mannion and this group of modern-day "Untouchables" set out to bring order to the District and to clamp down on the crime in America's capital."
Richard joins the cast in the recurring role of Captain Hunter.
To learn more about "The District," visit the CBS Website at www.cbs.com and follow the links to the Fall 2000 schedule information.
***UPDATE*** -- Watch for Richard in the third, fourth, and sixth episodes of "The District," which premieres Saturday, October 7th at 10:00pm Eastern. Richard's character, Captain Hunter, is an Internal Affairs detective.
Estimated airdates for Richard's episodes (Note: the pilot is designated as episode '00')
[06/21/00] *** New role for Richard -- Paul Donovan on ABC TV movie "Bailey's Mistake" *** -- Richard is currently in Nova Scotia, Canada, filming "Bailey's Mistake," a two-hour TV movie for ABC. Richard joins Linda Hamilton ("Terminator," "Terminator 2," "Beauty and the Beast,") Joan Plowright ("Dinosaur," "Avalon,") and Kyle Secor ("Homicide: Life on the Street") on the project.
Slated for the 2000-2001 season, "Bailey's Mistake" is "laced with romantic longing, wistful memories, quirky humor and fantasy."Richard plays 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.
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 relatives.
As the death of Richard's character, Paul, sets the movie plot in motion, it is possible he will only be seen early on, and briefly, unless a number of flashback scenes are used to flesh out Paul's part in the unfolding events of "Bailey's Mistake."
To learn more about "Bailey's Mistake," visit the zap2it website at www.zap2it.com. The ABC.com website will, presumably, also list information about the movie as the Fall season and airdate draw closer.
(More info as it becomes available)
[08/14/00] ** "Wild Thornberrys" update ** -- Look for Richard's episode of the popular Nickelodeon animated series this Fall. Richard -- who took the part because "Wild Thornberrys" is one of his son's favorite shows -- voices a nefarious poacher who tangles with Eliza Thornberry and her eccentric family.
To learn more about "Wild Thornberrys," visit their page on Nickelodeon's website at www.nick.com.
(Thanks to Carla for the update)
[09/17/00] *** The Sci-Fi Channel's Sentinel schedule *** -- With the third cycle of episodes came a new time-slot -- 5pm Eastern, Monday - Friday. The current schedule remains in effect until September 25th, when The Sentinel moves to 2am Eastern. October 2nd sees a second airing added each day -- 9am Eastern -- just in time for The Sentinel to begin its fourth cycle on October 5th.
[10/05/00] The current Sentinel schedule is as follows:
October 2 - 6 *** NOTE: Additional timeslot added -- 9:00 am Eastern ***
[10/05/99]The SciFi Channel has an excellent Sentinel page at its scifi.com website. The page, which can be found at www.scifi.com/sentinel/, contains cast and character bios, a selection of downloadable JPEG images of the cast, episode guides for all four seasons, a bulletin-board devoted to The Sentinel, and a downloadable Sentinel screen-saver in both MAC and Windows formats.
[09/17//00] *** "I Married a Monster" available on video *** -- Though apparently currently priced (at US$60) for the video rental market, Richard's 1998 outing as alien-possessed Nick Farrell should soon be available for the retail video market. For further information and a sneak peek at the tape box artwork, visit the "IMAM" page at Paramount's website -- homevideo.paramount.com/boximam.html
Remember to check the sale racks at your local branch of Blockbuster Video or a similar video rental company -- apparently used rental copies of "IMAM" are now available for sale at a considerably lower price.
(Thanks to Debbie for the URL and information).
[02/28/00] *** The Sentinel returns to the air in Germany *** -- Starting on March 4th, The Sentinel will air on Germany's SciFi Channel, which is part of the Premiere World pay TV package. Episodes will air at 18:50 (6:50pm) Saturdays and Sundays with a repeat later each evening and again on Thursday and Friday.
(Thanks to Steffi for the scheduling information)
[09/17/00] Thanks to Steffi, we also have the attractive new navigation bars you see immediately below. Each bar is color-keyed to the page or section it represents. Thankyou, Steffi!
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