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Two-week listing of Richard's TV appearances

THIS is the place to look for the latest news on Richard's current projects -- television, film or personal appearances as well as interviews and articles -- and RBFC-related updates.

Last Updated: 04 May 2011

Catch Richard as Clyde Decker in the season finale of NBC's "CHUCK," airing May 16th

Look for Richard on TV Land's "Hot In Cleveland" this summer; Richard plays conjoined twin Timothy

Richard plays escaped convict Andre Brennan in A&E's "Breakout Kings;" episode airs May 1st, 6th, 7th, and 15th 

Richard plays Dr. Desmond Moore in Lifetime TV's "Committed;" movie airs April 17th, May 4th, and May 5th 

Richard plays Craig Martin in "Cellular," airing on Oxygen May 6th, 7th, 15th and 16th

Catch Richard as Joe Cleeman when TNT airs "Fun With Dick and Jane" on May 14th

"The Sentinel" returns ton SyFy's daytime rotation marathon with 8 Season 1 & 2 episodes on May 16th

Richard plays park ranger Charlie Young in SyFy's "Super Eruption" -- film expected  to premiere in 2011

Autographed photos of Richard available for purchase from the RBFC

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Catch Richard on CHUCK season finale on May 16th [04 May 11]*** Richard joins the cast of NBC's "CHUCK" for Season 4 finale episode ***--  Richard joined the cast of "CHUCK" in early April to film the show's Season 4 finale episode, "Chuck Versus The Cliffhanger"  (episode 4.24), which will air Monday, May 16th at 8:00pm ET on NBC.

Richard plays Clyde Decker, a ruthless and highly efficient CIA "eraser" who is sent in to deal with Chuck and his unruly team.

NBC's official press release gives the following episode information:

"OPERATION BARTOWSKI RACES TO TAKE DOWN VIVIAN VOLKOFF AS SHE THREATENS CHUCK AND SARAH'S WEDDING – LINDA HAMILTON, LAUREN COHAN, MEKENNA MELVIN, RICHARD BURGI AND TIMOTHY DALTON GUEST STAR  -- Before he can kiss the bride, Chuck (Zachary Levi) must enlist his wedding party to take down Vivian Volkoff (guest star Lauren Cohan) and stop her from destroying the big day. When he turns to Alexei Volkoff (guest star Timothy Dalton) for help, the CIA sends its toughest agent, Clyde Decker (guest star Richard Burgi), to stop them. Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Adam Baldwin, Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay, Mark Christopher Lawrence and Bonita Friedericy also star."

Additional information on "CHUCK," and on Richard's episode, can be found at the NBC website:

Spoiler details on the episode are available at the Spoiler TV site:

(Thanks to Richard for the heads up, to NBC for the images, and to TV Guide for the schedule)

Catch Richard in Hot In Cleveland as conjoined twin Timothy [04 May 11] *** Catch Richard in "Hot In Cleveland" when the show's third season premieres in June  *** -- Richard plays conjoined twin Timothy (his twin brother Richard is played by Patrick Fabian). 

When Victoria (Wendie Malick) agrees to a blind date with Timothy, she is unaware of the "two for the price of one" aspects of their evening. Hilarity doubtlessly ensues.

TV Land's website gives the following description of the show:

"Hot in Cleveland revolves around three fabulous L.A. women of a certain age who are best friends (Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves and Wendie Malick). Their lives are changed forever when their plane -- headed to Paris for a girls-only celebration -- unexpectedly lands in Cleveland and they soon rediscover themselves in a new 'promised land'. Loving their new home, the women find themselves living under one roof and battling the sassy caretaker (Betty White) of the property they have rented."

TV Guide's William Keck reported on Richard's role in his March 8th "Keck's Exclusives" column, saying in part:

"TV Land's Hot in Cleveland has cast former Desperate Housewives actor Richard Burgi, who played Susan's ex-husband Karl, as one half of conjoined twin brothers, Timothy and Richard. Burgi will play Timothy, who is set up on a date with Victoria (Wendie Malick). Victoria is, of course, unaware that her date is bringing along a little extra baggage."

Read the full article at the TV Guide website:

Additional information on "Hot In Cleveland" can be found at the show's official web page:

(Thanks to for the heads up, to Danny for the screengrabs, and to Oxygen for the scheduling info)

Richard plays Andre Brennan in One For The Money [04 May 11]*** Richard's episode of new A&E crime drama "Breakout Kings"premieres Sunday, May 1st*** --  Richard joined the cast of A&E's new series "Breakout Kings" at their Toronto, ON studio for a mid-October ten-day shoot on the show's fourth filmed episode, "One For The Money." The episode, which was originally titled "Jailhouse Rock," was moved down the schedule and aired as 1.09, which premiered on May 1st. Additional A&E airdates have been announced and the episode is available in streaming video through the A&E website.

A casting breakdown gave the following description of Richard's character:

[ANDRE BRENNAN] A handsome, smooth con man, 45 to 50 (think George Clooney), Andre is a prison escapee and notorious high-end thief associated with numerous multi-million dollar heists. He is the only thief doing time for a jewelry store heist suspected to be carried out by a ring of thieves known as The Bad Elvises. Andre is a womanizer and lived the high life on Park Avenue before being sent to prison. He escapes from prison to join his fellow Elvises for a final jewel robbery. GUEST STAR.  BREAKOUT KINGS, Ep. 104, "Jailhouse Rock"

This information was revised somewhat by the time the episode was ready to air, with the following description offered at the A&E "Breakout Kings" web page:

"A handsome, rich, and cunning jewel thief, Andre, escapes from prison leaving all the prison guards scratching their heads and he breaks out just in time to make the biggest score of his career. I'ts up to the Breakout Kings to track him down and figure out just what he's been plotting and stop him before it's too late..."

Airdates for "One For The Money" 
Sunday, May 1st at 10:00pm ET (premiere) 
Friday, May 6th at 11:00pm ET 
Saturday, May 7th at 3:00am ET 
Sunday, May 15th at 12:00pm ET

"Meet The Fugitives" profile for Richard's character Andre:

"One For The Money" episode breakdown and production details:

(Thanks to Richard for the heads up)

Richard plays Dr. Desmond Moore in COMMITTED [04 May 11] *** Catch Richard Burgi  in "Committed"on Lifetime TV*** -- Richard wrapped out 2010 with a late-December shoot on "Committed," a thriller for Lifetime Television and the Lifetime Movie Network  The film was shot in and around Cruickston Park, Cambridge, Ontario.

Richard's castmates include Andrea Roth (Rescue Me) as Celeste Dupont, Peter MacNeill as Dr. Quilley, Liisa Repo-Martell as Donneymeade, David Patrick Green as "Jones," Sebastian Pigott as Bobby Gow, and Linda Thorson as Isadora. 

The Lifetime Television website gives the following story details:

"Having recently lost her fiancé, clinical psychologist Celeste DuPont (Andrea Roth) decides to accept a staff position at New England’s Milburn Institute, a remote psychiatric facility for the criminally insane. Under the careful guidance of her mentor, Dr. Quilley (Peter MacNeill), Celeste subscribes to his method of therapy, allowing the patients to consider themselves 'guests' and letting each create a persona of their choice. But to her horror, Celeste learns that she has actually been committed to the facility as a patient and that she’s trapped in the institution. After several attempts to escape, strange visions and her relationship with Dr. Desmond Moore (Richard Burgi) begin to make her doubt her own sanity. Celeste must now uncover the truth before she becomes a permanent guest."

The film premiered Sunday, April 17th on the Lifetime Movie Network (LMN), with several encore showings, including May 4th and 5th. The film is also available in streaming video format:

Learn more about "Committed" at the My Lifetime website:

Production information on "Committed" can be found at

(Thanks to Richard for the heads up and to MyLifetime and TV Guide for the scheduling information)

Catch Richard as Craig Martin on Cellular [04 May 11] *** "Cellular" airs in May on Oxygen  *** -- Richard plays Craig Martin, the "wrong place at the wrong time" realtor husband of movie heroine Jessica (Kim Basinger) Martin.  Unbeknownst to Jessica, Craig has videotaped crooked cops executing drug dealers -- and the crooked cops are desperate to tidy up loose ends. To get Craig and the camera, they abduct Jessica and the Martin's young son. Jessica has one ace up her sleeve -- she's managed to patch a busted phone together enough to tap out random phone numbers, and the guy on the other end, Ryan (Chris Evans), is willing to help. Problem is, he's on a cellphone, doesn't know where Jessica is... and his battery's running low.

A previous TBS airing gave the following description for the film: "A random wrong number on his cell phone sends a young man (Chris Evans) into a high-stakes race against time to save a woman's life (Kim Basinger). With no knowledge of Jessica Martin other than her hushed, panicked voice on the other end of the tenuous cell phone connection, Ryan is quickly thrown into a world of deception and murder on his frantic search to find and save her."

"Cellular" schedule for May:
Friday, May 6th at 7:00pm ET
Saturday, May 7th at 4:00pm ET
Sunday, May 15th at 8:00am ET
Monday, May 16th at 1:00am ET

(Thanks to for the heads up, to Danny for the screengrabs, and to Oxygen for the scheduling info)

Catch Richard as Joe Cleeman in Fun With Dick and Jane [04 May 11]*** Catch "Fun With Dick and Jane" in May on TNT *** -- "Fun With Dick and Jane" airs on TNT on Saturday, May 14th at 1:00pm ET.

Richard plays Joe Cleeman, the upwardly mobile next-door neighbor of Jim Carrey's Dick Harper. Joe and his wife Veronica (Angie Harmon) are the couple Dick and Jane (Tea Leoni)  play "keeping up with the Joneses" with, battling for pecking order supremacy over cars, landscaping, and swimming pools.

"Fun With Dick and Jane" was released in theaters in late 2005 and on DVD in April 2006 and is now airing on various Cable channels.

For further details on the TNT airings, go to the TNT website at:

Additional information on "Fun With Dick and Jane" can be found at the IMDb website:

(Thanks to for the heads up, to Danny for the screengrabs, and to TBS for the scheduling info)

Next SyFy Sentinel marathon airs May 16th [04 May 11*** The Sentinel returns to SyFy for May 16th, 2011 daytime marathon ***--  SyFy is airing an 8-episode Season 1 & 2 "Marathon" block of The Sentinel from 8:00am to 4:00pm ET on Monday, May 16th, 2010.

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 as possible.

For further details, go to the SyFy website and enter Sentinel in the search box at:

(Thanks to Steffi for the screengrabs and to SyFy for the schedule)

Richard plays Charlie Young in Super Eruption [04 May 11]*** Richard's new SyFy film SUPER ERUPTION on schedule for 2011 premiere ***-- Richard returned to his "Darklight" stomping-grounds in Sofia, Bulgaria in May 2010 to film "Super Eruption" for SyFy.  He was joined by Juliet Aubrey (Helen Cutter of BBC's "Primeval") in the mega-disaster epic, with Matt Codd ("Epoch," Shark Hunter," "Dragon Dynasty") at the helm as director.

Set in Yellowstone National Park, "Super Eruption" revolves around an eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano and inevitable horrific high-stakes aftermath. Richard plays Yellowstone park ranger Charlie Young, who teams with Aubrey's vulcanologist Kate to try to save lives.

Production company Marvista gives the following description of the film:

"Under Yellowstone, America's first national park, lies the Yellowstone Caldera, a giant hot spot for volcanic activity. What scientists call a supervolcano. Now after hundreds of thousands of years lying dormant it threatens to erupt. This eruption could wipe out much of the United States killing millions. Suddenly, without warning, a small part of the caldera bursts. Temperatures plummet and the sky fills with dirty, black clouds of volcanic ash and destructive lightning. Lava erupts from the earth, boils over the crater rims, and rushes across the country side at speeds over 100 miles per hour vaporizing forests, animals, and tourists. As the rest of the caldera puffs and steams and threatens to explode, it's up to Yellowstone's top scientist and an adrenaline junkie Park Ranger to halt the erupting caldera. They must plug the lava, as well as stop the poisonous volcano clouds from spreading before the sky turns black and the entire world is frozen in a permanent, apocalyptic volcano winter."

Aubrey's Kate appears to be a love interest for Charlie in addition to her role as vulcanologist. Joining them in the core cast are MyAnna Buring as Charlie's daughter Claire and Alex Wyndham (ROME) as Josh, a fellow park ranger.

The film is intended for SyFy's Saturday night movie lineup and while no SyFy airdate has been announced, the film premiered in the UK several months ago.

Cast information, story synopsis and trailer video are available at the Marvista website:

For more production information, visit the SUPER ERUPTION page at the IMDb:

(Thanks to Richard for the info)

Autographed RB photo available for purchase [04 May 11] *** 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 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 below:

c/o Kathleen Cole
11155 Aqua Vista St., #302
Studio City, CA 91602-3700

PayPal logoPayPal transactions are processed through their website at, using as the RBFC payment address / account.  The process is fairly simple -- new PayPal customers must first register with PayPal, which takes about five minutes.  (Instructions are provided on the PayPal website).

[04 May 11]*** Can't find a Burgi film at Try MyLifetime! *** -- Richard has appeared in two films made for the various Lifetime channels -- "Torn Apart" and "In God's Country" -- and until recently, neither were available for purchase in the domestic Region 1 DVD market. We're pleased to be able to pass on ordering information for these two films, which are now available through the website! **NOTE** Always verify the current prices and availability at, as they do fluctuate with market forces.

Main movie store page at
Torn Apart now available at Lifetime Store online

Torn Apart (2004) DVD -- $19.95 
Now available for purchase at the Lifetime / History Channel / AETN online store at
SKU ID #261848

Richard plays Dr. Billy Westin, kidnapped husband of Dr. Vicki Westin (Tia Carrere). When Jerry Bender (Dale Midkiff), the distraught and mentally unbalanced husband of a former patient, kidnaps Vicki's husband and daughter, she must race against time to find them before she is forced to chose which one will live, and which one will die.

In God's Country now available at Lifetime Store online

1) In God's Country (2007) DVD -- $19.95 
Now available for purchase at the Lifetime / History Channel / AETN online store at
SKU ID #261775

Richard plays Bishop Josiah Leavitt, local head of a fundamentalist, polygamous religious sect. Several traumatic events spur wife Judith (Kelly Rowan) 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.

[04 May 11]*** Check out the Burgi Bonanza at *** -- All the items listed below are available at either or its subsidiary,, and all feature Richard Burgi in some capacity. **NOTE** Always verify the current prices and availability at, as they do fluctuate with market forces.

Your account information will work equally well with the Canadian subsidiary.

Amazon in the USA:

Amazon in Canada:
Matlock Season 6 available on DVD as of January 2011

Matlock: Sixth Season -- $38.99 (22% discount)
Release date: January 25th, 2011. Now available for purchase.

Richard appears in episode 6.06, "The Dame," playing Roger Stratford, a nightclub piano-man who falls under the spell of the beautiful -- and deadly -- Claire Mayfield (Sheree J. Wilson). Claire sets Roger up to help kill and dispose of her elderly husband and makes sure he takes the fall for the crime.

Wheelmen DVD available Aug 17th

Wheelmen (2002) DVD -- $26.99 (10% discount)
Release date: August 17, 2010. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B003M05KW8 

Richard plays Nick Torino, a former ambulance driver now running a limousine service. His past and present collide when a little boy named Arthur comes looking for him, much to his -- and social worker Gwen's (Erin Daniels) consternation. Turns out the little boy is the baby Nick delivered after a frantic rule-breaking ambulance drive across the city. As Gwen and Nick work together to sort out Arthur's unfortunate situation, Venture Limousine is hired to drive the U.S. Vice President around during a visit to Los Angeles. A kidnapping plot is revealed by Rainn Wilson's flaky Barney which catapults Nick, Arthur, Barney, and the motley Venture Limo crew into a series of hijinks and narrow escapes. 

Nip/Tuck Season 5 Part 2 DVD set available Oct 6th

Nip/Tuck - Season 5, Part 2 -- $24.99 (37% discount)
Release date: October 6, 2009. Now available for purchase.

Richard appears in episode 5.21, "Allegra Caldarello," playing Dr. Logan Taper, a plastic surgeon hired to replace the ailing Dr. Christian Troy (Julian McMahon). An unfortunate predilection for office furniture, courtesy of a rare paraphilia, all too quickly leads to Taper's dismissal -- but not before he has his way with both Troy's sofa and the practice's shiny, and expensive, new operating table.

Touched By An ANgel Inspiration Collection - Faith available on DVD

Touched by an Angel: Inspiration Collection - Faith  -- $14.98
Release date: January 26, 2010. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B002UPQ232

Richard appears in "Fighting the Good Fight, " where he plays Uncle Frank, a rough-around-the-edges underachiever woefully unprepared to raise his two nephews. Fortunately for Frank and the boys, the Angels -- with a timely assist from Muhammad Ali -- step in and guide them onto more productive, affirming, and loving paths.

Harper's Island complete series DVD set available Sept 8th

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 her childhood.

Depserate Housewives Season 5 DVD set available Sept 1st

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.

Knight Rider Season 1 DVD set available July 28th

Knight 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 DVD available June 16th

Friday the 13th (Extended Killer Cut) DVD -- $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 1 DVD set available November 4

Reaper: Season One DVD set -- $29.99 (25% discount)
Release date: November 4, 2008. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B001EN513Q 

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. 

Sci Fi Channel's Darklight available on DVD December 16

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 DVD available November 11

Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage (2008) DVD -- $13.99 (30% discount)
Release date: November 11, 2008 (Direct to DVD). Now available for purchase.

Richard plays Bill Kinkade, Thomas (Jared Padalecki) and Pat (Aaron Ashmore) Kinkade's wayward, womanizing, ex-military father.

Desperate Housewives Season 4 DVD set available

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, Marisa. 

Las Vegas Season 4 DVD set available September 11

Las Vegas: Season Four -- $41.99 (30% discount)
Release date: September 11, 2007. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B000T28PU6 

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"
- "Heroes"

Desperate Housewives Season 3 DVD set available

1) Desperate Housewives - The Complete Third Season (2006) DVD Set -- $39.99
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 (Dougray Scott).

Hostel 2 DVD available October 23

Hostel: Part II (Unrated Widescreen Edition) (2007) DVD -- $19.99 (31% discount)
Release date: October 23, 2007. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B000UJ48P4 

Richard plays Todd, a jaded, thrill-seeking bachelor who thinks killing someone for sport may just be the ultimate rite of passage.

Richard's Lt. Womack featured in coverage of The Message

Firefly: The Official Companion: Volume Two -- $16.47 (34% discount)
Published: May 8, 2007. Titan Books. Now available.
ISBN-10: 1845763726 

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).

Richard features in coverage of Season One

24: Behind The Scenes -- $18.87 (37% discount)
Published: October 24, 2006. Insight Editions; Pap/DVD edition. Now available.
ISBN-10: 1933784075

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.

Richard's episodes are covered in Season One material

24: The Official Companion Seasons 1 & 2 -- $11.53 (32% discount)
Published: September 1, 2006. Titan Books. Now available.
ISBN-10: 1845763130

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. 

RB appears in 2007 Desperate Housewives calendar

Desperate Housewives 2007 Wall Calendar -- $11.89 (15% discount)
Published: July 1, 2006. Andrews McMeel Publishing. Now available.
ISBN: 0740758535

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."

Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone DVD announced

1) Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone (2006) DVD -- $14.95 (25% discount)
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.

Desperate Housewives Season 2 DVD set announced

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).

Fun With Dick and Jane DVD available for pre-order

1) Fun With Dick and Jane (Widescreen?) (2005) DVD -- $14.46 (50% discount)
Release date: April 11, 2006. Now available.
ASIN: B000E8N8H0

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."

The Sentinel Complete First Season DVD available for pre-order

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
ASIN: B00000636Q

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 modern-day crime-fighter.

Action: Complete Series DVD now available

Action: The Complete Series (2pc) (Full) (1999) DVD Set -- $15.99  (35% discount)
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 career move.

In Her Shoes Widescreen DVD now available

"In Her Shoes" (Widescreen Edition) (2005) DVD -- $19.36  (35% discount)
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 DVD now available

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 complete series DVD now available

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.

Richard appears in all 13 episodes

Point Pleasant - The Complete Series (2005) DVD Set -- $19.97 (50% discount)
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.

Desperate Housewives Season 1 DVD set and companion book available

1) Desperate Housewives - The Complete First Season (2004) DVD Set -- $59.99 (no discount)
Release date: September 20, 2005. Now available for purchase.
ASIN: B00079FU16

2) Desperate Housewives: Behind Closed Doors (Paperback; first season companion book) -- $11.67 (34% discount) 
Release date: September 28, 2005. Now available for purchase.
ISBN: 1401308260

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.

Richard appears in 12 episodes of Season 1

24 Season One (2001) DVD Set -- $34.66 (42% discount)
ASIN: B00005JLF2

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.

Richard's character mentioned in book on 24's Season One

24: The House Subcommittee's Findings at CTU by Marc Cerasini and Alice Alfonsi -- $11.02 (35% discount)
ISBN: 0060535504 

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 unsavory past.


Richard appears in Season 3's High and Low

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation- The Complete Third Season  (2001) DVD Set -- $67.99 (19% discount)
ASIN: B0001906X6

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 DVD now available

Cellular (2004) DVD, Widescreen, Region 1 encoding -- $12.99  (13% discount)

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 the message.

Cellular novelization may offer additional insights into Craig Martin

1) Cellular (novelization by Pat Cadigan) -- $7.99 (no discount)
ISBN: 1844161048

2) Cellular (Score) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $16.98 (no discount) 
ASIN: B00049QLC8

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. 

The US-market DVD doesn't include bloopers or deleted scenes

Decoys (2003) DVD [US market version] -- $12.99 (13% discount)
ASIN: B0002J4X3O

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 does not include the deleted scenes and bloopers included in the Canadian-market version (see next entry).

Canadian-market Decoys DVD has deleted scenes and bloopers

Canadian-market version from
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.

Richard appears as Womack in The Message

1) Firefly - The Complete Series (2002) DVD -- $24.96 (50% discount)

2) Firefly (Original Television Soundtrack) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $12.98 (28% discount)

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 character.

Starship Troopers 2 DVD and Soundtrack available at Amazon

1) Starship Troopers 2 - Hero of the Federation (2004) DVD -- $12.99 (13% discount)

New release: 07 July 2005

2) Starship Troopers 2 (Score) [SOUNDTRACK] -- $17.98 (no discount)
ASIN: B00028HOC2

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.

[04 May 11] *** 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
c/o Kathleen Cole
11155 Aqua Vista St., #302
Studio City, CA 91602-3700

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 .
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