Fun With Dick and Jane -- premieres 21 Dec 05
Jim Carrey and Tea Leoni headline this update of the 1977
original, which starred Jane Fonda and George Segal. Carrey
and Leoni play Dick and Jane Harper, a couple who find themselves on the
verge of financial collapse when Dick loses his job. The Harpers turn to
a life of crime to pay the bills, apparently preying on their wealthy neighbors
Richard plays their next-door neighbor Joe, and based on the
trailer footage, Dick and Joe wage a constant battle for "king of the hill."
Official web page: http://www.funwithdickandjane.com/
In Her Shoes -- premieres 07 Oct 05
In Her Shoes stars Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette as sisters
Maggie and Rose, and Shirley MacLaine as their grandmother Ella.
plays Rose's boyfriend Jim Danvers, who triggers a calamitous falling
out between the sisters by sleeping with Maggie. According to the
character breakdown, Danvers is "a handsome, suave attorney at the law
firm of Lewis, Dommel and Fenick. He's also a cold-hearted ladies man who
dumps women without thinking twice."
Official web page: http://www.inhershoesmovie.com/
Cellular -- premiered 10 Sep 04; now available on DVD
Cellular stars Kim Basinger as Jessica Martin, with Richard
Burgi as Craig Martin, Chris Evans as Ryan Hewitt, William
H. Macy as Bob Mooney, Jason Statham as Greer, and Jessica
Biel as Chloe.
The IMDb gives the following plot summary: "A young man
(Evans) receives a call on his cellular phone from a woman (Basinger) who
says she's been kidnapped, and thinks she's going to be killed soon, along
with her husband and son who the kidnappers have gone after next. The catch?
She doesn't know where she is... and his cell phone battery might go dead
Official web page: http://www.cellularthemovie.com/
Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation
Richard spent much of May and June 2003 working on the Jon
Davison-produced sequel to Starship Troopers, titled Starship
Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation. Principal photography ran from
May 14th through June 20th, shooting at the Manhattan Beach Studios
and in the Santa Clarita "canyon country" outside Los Angeles. The film
was directed by Phil Tippett, from a screenplay by Ed Neumeier.
plays Captain Dax, Hero of the Federation.
Starship Troopers 2 is available for purchase on DVD and can
be seen on various Cable movie channels.
Studio website listing: http://www.sonypictures.com/
Decoys -- premiered 27 Feb 04; now available on DVD
Richard made a quick trip to Ottawa, Canada, in early 2003 for
a role in a tongue-in-cheek science fiction movie titled Decoys,
Matt Hastings describes as "American Pie meets
-- a sci-fi thriller set on a college campus. Richard plays
Francis Kirk. According to the script, "He's a young cop who knows
that he won't be in this small town busting college students for party
pranks for much longer. He thinks he belongs somewhere between
Blue and the cover of GQ."
After a short stint in Canadian theaters, Decoys premiered on Cable
TV and is now available on DVD.
To learn more about Decoys, visit the Official Decoys website at: http://www.decoysthemovie.com/
Torn Apart -- premiered 27 Sep 04 on Lifetime TV
The Lifetime TV website gave the following description of Torn
Apart: "A doctor's [Carrere] life is turned upside down when the
father [Midkiff] of a patient she couldn't save kidnaps her husband [Burgi]
and daughter. The kidnapper forces her to choose which of the two hostages
he should spare. Starring: Tia Carrere, Dale Midkiff, Richard Burgi, Zoe
The film was written and directed by Stuart Alexander and produced
by Mark Bacino, Jim Green, and Albert J. Salzer. Tia
Carrere plays Dr. Vicki Westin. Richard plays Billy Westin, the
husband of Carrere's Vicki Westin. Dale Midkiff plays Jerry
Lifetime TV's listing: http://www.lifetimetv.com/
Darklight -- premiered 18 Sep 04 on The Sci Fi Channel
Richard plays William Shaw and is joined by Shiri Appleby
("Roswell") as Lilith. "Star Trek's" John de Lancie and David
Hewlett of "Stargate Atlantis" also star in Darklight.
Lilith is the mythical first wife of Adam, cursed because she refused
to submit to her husband. Captured by The Faith after centuries of savage
rampaging, Lilith has been stripped of her memories and powers and lives
in closely-watched obscurity until a fanatical leader of the Faith (de
Lancie) decides to hasten the Apocalypse by tricking an unbalanced scientist
(Hewlett) into becoming a plague-spewing Demonicos. Shaw, who lost his
son to Lilith, is prevailed upon to reawaken Lilith to her true nature
and train her to battle the Demonicos.
Sci Fi Channel listing: http://www.scifi.com/darklight/
Wheelmen -- premiered in 2004 on DVD in overseas markets
Richard plays Nick Torino, a former hotshot ambulance driver
now riding herd on an unorthodox assortment of drivers for a Los Angeles
limo company. A dream assignment -- ferrying the US Vice President
and his entourage around the city -- proves to be anything but as the Venture
Limousine drivers find themselves embroiled in a kidnap attempt.
Production began in Culver City, on October 10, 2001, shooting
for nineteen days. Locations ranged from downtown Los Angeles to Lancaster
in the desert.
To learn more about Wheelmen, visit the Official website
Desperate Housewives at the ABC Website
Richard guested as caddish Karl Mayer, ex-husband of Susan
(Teri Hatcher) Mayer, in three episodes of Season One. He's back as
a Series Regular for Season Two and will most probably divide his time
between bedeviling his ex and her new beau, Mike (James Denton) Delfino,
and courting the racy divorcee, Edie (Nicollette Sheridan) Britt.
The new season of Desperate Housewives premieres on ABC on Sunday, September
25th, in its usual 9:00pm ET/PT timeslot.
Desperate Housewives at ABC:
Point Pleasant at the 20th Century Fox TV Distribution website
Richard played Dr. Ben Kramer on this short-lived supernatural
dramatic series from "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" alumna Marti Noxon.
Point Pleasant aired on FOX from January through March and aired 8 of
the show's 13 episodes, which are now all available in the Complete Series
DVD Set coming out in October.
Series listings at FoxNow site:
Firefly at the 20th Century Fox TV Distribution website
Richard guest-starred on what proved to be the very last episode
filmed of Joss Whedon's "Sci-fi Western," Firefly, playing
Lt. Womack in "The Message."
The short-lived series aired on FOX and, as with Point Pleasant, was
canceled before all the produced episodes could be aired. The show, a cult
favorite, is now available on DVD and is currently airing on the Sci Fi
Series listings at FoxNow site:
24 in first run on the Fox Network; syndication information at 20th
Century TV Distribution
Richard appeared in eleven episodes of the groundbreaking hit
series' first season, playing two roles in one -- Alan York, the
increasingly anxious father searching for his missing daughter, and the
ruthless mercenary Kevin Carroll who had killed the real York and
assumed his identity.
Season One is now available on DVD and is airing in syndication on various
24 listing at Fox Network site: http://www.fox.com/24/
Series listings at FoxNow site:
The Sentinel listings at Space: The Imagination Station
Canada's Space: The Imagination Station is the first North American
Cable channel to air The Sentinel since its roughly three-year run on the
Sci Fi Channel wound down. A coup for Canadian viewers -- Space is airing
the episodes in their original, uncut UPN form.
For scheduling and episode information, visit Space's Sentinel page
The Sentinel web page at the Sci Fi Channel site
"Intriguing storylines, one-of-a-kind cop partners, witty dialog, and
movie-sized action pieces have combined to make The Sentinel a favorite
among fans of all ages ... The Sentinel, which is set in the fictional
city of Cascade, Washington, stars Richard Burgi as Lt. Detective
Jim Ellison. A buddy cop drama, the action-adventure series focuses on
a veteran police detective, the lone survivor of a Special Forces helicopter
crash in Peru, who after surviving 18 months in the hostile jungle comes
to find that he has developed incredibly heightened sensory powers."
The Sentinel was produced by Pet Fly Productions in association
with Paramount Network Television, a division of Paramount Pictures,
and aired on the United Paramount Network (UPN) from Spring 1996
to Summer 1999. Though not presently scheduled on Sci Fi, the channel's
website page for The Sentinel is still accessible.
Visit the Sci Fi Channel's Sentinel web page at: http://www.scifi.com/sentinel/
The UPNcyclopedia -- entries for The Sentinel
As described at the site, the "UPNcyclopedia started several years ago
as a personal project to create a database of information about the United
Paramount Network. Originally started for personal use it was opened up
to the public in the form of upn11tv.com. With the vast collection of information
on the internet facts were collected and gathered about every show, movie
and star on the network."
The entry for The Sentinel includes a well-researched and detailed overview
of the show, along with a season-by-season listing of the episodes.
Visit the UPNcyclopedia at:
The Pacific Marine Mammal Center is a non-profit organization
staffed by dedicated volunteers and funded by donations. Its mission is
The PMMC website -- http://www.pacificmmc.org/
rescue, medically treat and rehabilitate seals and sea lions
that are stranded along Orange County, California beaches due to injury
release healthy animals back to their natural habitat; and
increase public awareness of the marine environment through education
Pacific Marine Mammal Center
20612 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, California 92651
Telephone: (949) 494-3050 -:- Fax: (949) 494-2802
American Red Cross
The mission of American Red Cross Disaster Services is to ensure nationwide
disaster planning, preparedness, community disaster education, mitigation,
and response that will provide the American people with quality services
delivered in a uniform, consistent, and responsive manner.
The American Red Cross responds to disasters such as hurricanes, floods,
earthquakes, and fires, or other situations that cause human suffering
or create human needs that those affected cannot alleviate without assistance.
It is an independent, humanitarian, voluntary organization, not a government
All Red Cross assistance is given free of charge, made possible by the
generous contribution of people's time, money, and skills.
American Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org/
Moonridge Animal Park & Zoo "Home for Life" program
The lives of more than 150 wild animals and birds are at stake as Moonridge
Animal Park is forced to relocate due to an expiring land lease.
The Home For Life Campaign is an urgent, nationwide appeal to raise the
$15 million needed to secure a permanent site, and build a new wildlife
facility in the San Bernardino National Forest in Southern California.
The park's animals have already cheated death once, and are among the more
than 8,000 injured, abandoned, or endangered wildlife rescued and rehabilitated
at Moonridge Animal Park since it opened in 1959. Ironically, the animals
are in danger again, as their home itself is now fighting for survival.
Moonridge Animal Park: http://www.moonridgezoo.org/
Motion Picture Industry Charitable Alliance
The Motion Picture Industry Charitable Alliance® is an entertainment
industry-based non-profit organization that hosts charity auctions featuring
items donated by studios, theatres, actors, directors, producers and crew
members of popular movies, television series and stage productions. At
these auctions, the fans of the shows are given the opportunity to collect
special memorabilia while simultaneously generating funds for noteworthy
causes. The selected charities benefit from both the generosity of the
donations and from the enthusiasm and support of the fans. Each yearly
event benefits one US and one Canadian charity, with different charities
selected for each event.
MPICA website: http://www.mpica.org/
Orange County Bird of Prey Center
The Orange County Bird of Prey Center was formed to:
* Educate the community about raptors
* Rehabilitate injured raptors
* Release recuperated (recovered) raptors back into
OCBPC website: http://www.geocities.com/...
The National Audubon Society
"The mission of the National Audubon Society is to conserve and
restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife for the
benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. Founded in 1905,
National Audubon Society is named for John James Audubon (1785-1851),
famed ornithologist, explorer, and wildlife artist."
The Surfrider Foundation
Surfrider Foundation is a grassroots-based, non-profit environmental
organization that works to protect the coast. Founded in 1984, Surfrider
now has 43 Surfrider chapters located along the East, West, Gulf, Puerto
Rican, and Hawaiian coasts. The Surfrider National USA headquarters
are in San Clemente, California. Surfrider has over 25,000 members
in the U.S.; in addition, International Surfrider chapters and affiliates
have been established in 4 foreign countries, Japan, Brazil, France and
(Richard, an avid surfer, is especially supportive of Surfrider's
Laguna Beach Chapter: http://www.surfrider.org/lagunabeach/
Notable Instructors and Actors
Richard holds Robert X. Modica in very high regard, as
a man and as a teacher. "Robert X. Modica is one of the greatest influences
in my life," he says in his testimonial at Modica's site.
"Robert X. Modica helped forge an iron will in me to endure the difficult
task of this life journey, to assiduously explore the essence of this great
art form. However, it was his sense of humor, honesty and irony, and his
intolerance for bullshit that did it for me. There are many teachers, he
is one of a kind. If you want to do the work there is no better guide,
and if I have seen farther it is because I have stood on the shoulders
of the Robert X. Modicas of the world."
Robert X. Modica's website: http://www.robertxmodica.com/
Though not as prolific as his Sentinel costar, Richard Burgi, Garett
Maggart has worked on a feature film -- Demon Under Glass --
and has appeared in an episode of the long-running hit NBC series,
Most recently he has performed in several plays and has also appeared in
a limited run of episodes of Days of Our Lives. He has also worked
with the Moonridge Animal Park and Zoo, taking part in their annual
To learn more about Garett Maggart and his career, visit his official
website at: http://www.garettmaggart.net
Leigh Taylor-Young is a vibrant and vivacious lady. She is also
a talented and versatile actor with an extensive and varied resume with
highlights including Peyton Place, I Love You, Alice B. Toklas, Dallas,
Picket Fences, Sunset Beach, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and The Sentinel.
Leigh is best known to Sentinel viewers as the free-spirited Naomi
Sandburg, mother of Blair Sandburg. Leigh has described her time on the
set of The Sentinel as one of the happiest work experiences of her
life, and her time spent with Richard Burgi and Garett Maggart
as a joy.
(Leigh very kindly agreed to be interviewed for the premiere
issue of the RBFC Newsletter, which is available to RBFC
To learn more about Leigh Taylor-Young, her life, and her career, visit
her website at: http://www.lty.com
General Interest, Reference and Research
Google's mission is to organize the world's information and
make it universally accessible and useful.
As a first step to fulfilling that mission, Google's founders Larry
Page and Sergey Brin developed a new approach to online search that took
root in a Stanford University dorm room and quickly spread to information
seekers around the globe. Google is now widely recognized as the world's
largest search engine -- an easy-to-use free service that usually returns
relevant results in a fraction of a second.
Google website: http://www.google.com/
The Internet Movie Database
As described on the IMDb home page, the IMDb is "the biggest, best,
most award-winning movie site on the planet." It is also a valuable
research resource for information on actors' filmographies, as each actor's
IMDb entry provides a highly detailed listing of their roles in film, television,
or stage along with basic biographical information.
IMDb website: http://www.imdb.com/
Richard Burgi's listing: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0121404/
The TV-now website offers television viewers an invaluable tool for
keeping up with favorite actors -- a cross-referencing of those actors
and any movie or show in which they have appeared, updated and listed on
a monthly basis.
In addition to its listing of more than 5,300 actors, TV-now also
offers monthly listings of specific movie genres.
TV-now website: http://www.tv-now.com/
Richard Burgi's listing: http://www.tv-now.com/stars/ricburgi.html
According to Amazon.com's mission statement, "Our vision is to be
earth's most customer centric company; to build a place where people can
come to find and discover anything they might want to buy online."
Amazon.com has certainly become the premiere online retailer, offering
a mind-boggling catalog of products. Of particular interest to admirers
of Richard Burgi would be the ever-growing portion of Richard's filmography
now available on DVD through Amazon.com and its international subsidiaries.
Amazon.com website: http://www.amazon.com/
Amazon Canada: http://www.amazon.ca/
The Futon Critic
The Futon Critic website describes itself as "the web's best television
resource," and the site is indeed an invaluable research tool in our
ongoing search for the latest news and information on Richard's television
roles and appearances.
The Futon Critic website: http://www.thefutoncritic.com/
E! Entertainment TV is a round-the-clock Cable network which
focuses primarily on the Entertainment industry and those associated with
it. Hollywood news, gossip, fashion, talk shows; hot TV shows, hotter movies,
the hottest celebrities; features on celebrities past and present, their
homes, their fashion sense, their favorite vacation spots and activities
are all explored. (Richard
has been featured in several E! shows
(E! News Daily, Wild on the Rocks, and E!'s Celebrity Homes) the
latter two repeating periodically at E!'s discretion. Check E! Online for
As described at the show's website, Access Hollywood is a "daily
entertainment newsmagazine currently in its ninth season of providing the
most comprehensive coverage of entertainment news and personalities on
Richard has been featured in years past in Access Hollywood coverage
on The Sentinel and will hopefully appear in future features on
Desperate Housewives now that he is a Series Regular on the show.
Access Hollywood website: http://www.accesshollywood.com/
According to the ET website, Entertainment Tonight is the "#1 syndicated
entertainment newsmagazine in the world," and "the world's #1 source
for news on celebrities, show business, and Hollywood happenings."
Richard has been featured in years past in Entertainment Tonight
coverage on The Sentinel and will hopefully appear in future features
on Desperate Housewives now that he is a Series Regular on the show.
Entertainment Tonight Online: http://et.tv.yahoo.com/
"Extra" will kick off its 12th season in national syndication with
a fresh new approach to breaking and covering entertainment news. This
season, "Extra" Takes You There, as the popular series breaks new ground
by taking the show on the road and bringing viewers to the exact location
where the hot news is happening. With a team of correspondents stationed
at newly established posts around the globe, "Extra" Takes You There by
being first on the scene, reporting news as it happens. From films to fashion,
television to music, "Extra" has an all access pass to the entertainment
world – and along with the dynamic duo of co-hosts, Dayna Devon and Mark
McGrath – "Extra" offers the ultimate, inside look at the entertainment
Richard will hopefully appear in future features on Desperate
Housewives now that he is a Series Regular on the show.
Extra website: http://extratv.warnerbros.com/
The Epguides.com website provides an invaluable research resource
to aficionados of television shows past and present and the actors who
appear in them.
Working in close partnership with the TV.com website, Epguides
provides an overview of each TV series in the database, with a list of
cast regulars, production details, and chronological listings of episodes.
Epguides website: http://www.epguides.com/
If Epguides is the initial lookup index, then TV.com
is the accompanying encyclopedia.
Epguides.com and TV.com work hand in hand, with Epguides providing the
basic information on shows and TV.com offering the more detailed descriptions
of shows and episodes, along with character details and actor biographies.
TV.com website: http://www.tv.com/
Richard Burgi's listing: http://www.tv.com/...
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