Welcome to our Appearances & Events Pages!
In an earlier incarnation, this page and its subsections were simply
called the RBFC Photo Album; accurate, in the broadest terms, but not particularly
descriptive. With a few exceptions, the events listed hereunder have all
involved situations where Richard met and interacted with his fans, and
most of the photos have been shared with us by fans present at the events.
Though mostly comprised of photos taken by fans at Richard's public
appearances, our Appearances & Events albums are supplemented with
material used courtesy of official event photographers and websites. Thanks
go to these organizations, and to the generous Burgi fans who share their
photos with us, along with an ongoing entreaty -- as little Oliver
Twist said of his porridge, "Please Sir, can I have some more, Sir?" The
RBFC gladly accepts photos for inclusion on this page -- with a proviso
We accept photos in a variety of image formats as e-mail attachments
(with the details in the e-mail) and can scan photos if the sender cannot.
to the RBFC Info Page for further
Richard should be in the photo (well, obviously). Photos of Richard with
his cast-mates are fine.
Ideally, Richard's family should not be in the photo (for everyone's peace
of mind), though if they are, we reserve the right to protect their privacy
by blurring them digitally.
Whenever possible, everyone in a photo should be identified for us and
willing to appear on the 'net.
Photography credits and details -- by who, where, and when -- allow us
to properly thank the contributors and label the pictures, so please include
this information if at all possible.
The RBFC reserves the right not to add a picture to this page or to hold
it for a later page update.
Again, thankyou to all our contributors, and a hearty bon apetit!
Richard Burgi's Public Appearances and Events
Planet Hollywood, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, circa 1996-7
Attended by Richard Burgi, Garett Maggart, Bruce A. Young, and various
members of the cast and crew of The Sentinel. Pet Fly Productions
and The Sentinel donated wardobe items and memorabilia for the Planet Hollywood
Richard and Garett played with the evening's band (Richard on drums,
Garett on guitar) and were interviewed for both local interest and national
entertainment television news spots.
Continue on to Planet Hollywood album (under construction)
The Sentinel -- circa 1997-98. Visits to the Pet Fly Productions
studio and to area location shoots in Vancouver, BC, Canada
The Sentinel was one of a small number of television shows with an "open
set" policy -- that is, a policy which allowed small groups of visitors
(fans or otherwise) to visit the set and location shoots while scenes were
being filmed for the show. This policy was a reflection of the generosity
and hospitality of the Sentinel family, who were proud of their work and
excited to share it with visitors.
No less than a half-dozen fan groups of various sizes visited the studio
and location shoots during the production life of The Sentinel.
Continue on to The Sentinel album
(Photo: Bert Hayling)
SentinelCon '98 -- April 3-5 1998, the Renaissance Hotel, Vancouver,
Sentinel Con '98, the first Sentinel convention, was held over the weekend
of April 3-5, 1998. The event took place at the Vancouver Renaissance Hotel,
site of several Sentinel location shoots (Love Kills; Foreign Exchange;
Vendetta) and was attended by guests of honor Richard Burgi, Garett Maggart,
Bruce A. Young, Anna Galvin, Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo. Accompanying
them were a large contingent of cast, crew and production staff, all eager
to share their pride and joy -- The Sentinel -- with an appreciative audience.
The proceeds of the convention and its charity auctions were donated
to the Vancouver Ronald McDonald House.
Continue on to the SentinelCon
Couver Con '98 -- October 23-25, 1998, the Westin Bayshore Hotel,
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Couver Con '98 took place after The Sentinel had returned to production
for its abbreviated fourth and final season. As with the earlier convention,
fans came from around the globe to attend Couver Con and to celebrate their
favorite television show and actors. Guests of honor once again included
Richard Burgi, Garett Maggart, Anna Galvin, and Bruce A.Young, along with
with other supporting cast members and a selection of memorable guest stars,
such as Leigh "Naomi Sandburg" Taylor-Young and Tim Thomerson.
The cast were once again joined by a wide selection of production staff
and crew, led by Executive Producers and series creators Danny Bilson and
Paul DeMeo and directors Bruce Bilson and John Connor.
The proceeds of Couver Con were donated to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric
Continue on to the Couver Con
"The Rally" -- January 10, 1999, at the Pasadena Ritz-Carlton Hotel,
What came to be known as "The Rally" started out as a plan to catch
the eye of reporters attending the Television Critics' Association Winter
Press Tour for the UPN sessions. Fans were to gather outside the venue
with colorful banners and decorations celebrating The Sentinel's return
to the UPN schedule. Once it became obvious to the organizers that the
numbers of fans would far outstrip the limited sidewalk capacity, word
was passed on to the various publicity and studio Powers That Be.
Arrangements were quickly made by UPN to host a reception in one of
the hotel ballrooms, where fans were treated to lunch, a screening of a
new episode, and a visit from the actors and producers. Meanwhile, reporters
had a chance to learn more about the show from the fan perspective.
Continue on to the Rally album
(Photo: Laura Peck)
Santa Anita Park, Santa Anita, CA, circa early 1999
Richard Burgi and his family were guests of honor at the Santa Anita
Race Track where they were treated to a horse and buggy ride around the
track. Richard had this to say of the event during a subsequent AOL/People
"I enjoyed the experience. They were very gracious to me. The jockey
of the day gave his goggles to my son. That was a highlight. I can see
becoming a permanent fixture there on a semi-permanent basis. They were
all very nice."
(Sadly, we currently have no photos of Richard at the event)
Presentation of RBFC Fall 2001 Charity Auction proceeds to The Friends
of the Sea Lion Marine Mammal Center (FSLMMC) -- Saturday, October 27,
2001, the FSLMMC, Laguna Beach, CA
Richard recommended the FSLMMC to us as our official RBFC charity in
time for the Fall 2001 Charity Auction, which offered a selection of memorabilia
from The Sentinel and Richard's other projects.
Combined with cash donations, the auction proceeds totaled $4,817, and
the check was presented to the FSLMMC by RBFC President Kathleen Cole at
a small ceremony attended by Richard Burgi and his family.
The FSLMMC, which recently changed its name to The Pacific Marine
Mammal Center, continues to be the official RBFC charity.
Continue on to our FSLMMC Check Presentation album (under construction)
(Photo: Bert Hayling)
"Johnny On The Spot" -- May 25 - July 20, 2002, The Matrix Theatre,
7657 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, CA
Richard played two credited roles -- Fred and Sy -- and one uncredited
(the doctor) in the Neil Landau-written "comedy-drama about the fear
of responsibility and missed opportunities as a young man journeys through
the past, present and future."
Directed by Jules Aaron, the play was staged at the Matrix Theatre in
Hollywood. "Johnny on the Spot" (JOTS) ran from Saturday, May 25th through
Saturday, July 20th, with four shows per week -- Thursday, Friday and Saturday
at 8pm and Sunday at 2pm. During its eight-week run, JOTS garnered its
fair share of critical acclaim, including Los Angeles Times Critics' Choice,
where the Theater Beat review titled "Johnny Takes a Seriocomic Journey
to Maturity," (by David C. Nichols) included the words "inspired,"
"superb," and "immensely satisfying," with the cast described
Continue on to our JOTS album (under construction)
(Photo: M.J. Lipshie)
Alpine Wildlife Celebration -- Saturday, June 1, 2002, Moonridge
Animal Park, Big Bear Lake, CA
Richard was slated to attend the Second Annual Celebrities and Wildlife
Event with Sentinel costar Garett Maggart from 10am - 4pm, but encountered
heavier than expected traffic and didn't arrive until midafternoon.
Though most of the fans attending had already departed, a few stalwarts
were still on-site when Richard arrived with his sons and got to visit
with him for a while before he headed back down the mountain for that evening's
performance of "Johnny On The Spot."
Continue on the Moonridge '02 album (under construction)
(Photo: M.J. Lipshie)
The 42nd Annual Monte Carlo Television Festival -- July 1 - 6, 2002,
Monte Carlo, Monaco
Long seen as Monaco's answer to France's prestigious Cannes Film Festival,
the 2002 event was held in July for the first time in '02 in an effort
to make the event more accessible to television actors and producers.
As an official guest of the Festival, Richard took part in a number
of events, starting with the "black tie" Opening Ceremony (which he attended
with wife Lori). He was also one of the guests honored at a Special Evening
presentation dedicated to "TV Detective Series," and attended the Independence
Day Party hosted by HSH Prince Albert of Monaco with his wife and sons.
He joined Tori Spelling in presenting the award for Best Male Performance
at the black-tie Gold Nymph Awards Ceremony (photo at left), and was present
for the Closing Ceremony.
Continue on to the Monte Carlo TV Festival album (under construction)
The First Annual Marine Mammal Masquerade -- Saturday, October 26,
2002, The Richard MacDonald Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Richard served as Master of Ceremonies for the "casual, funky, and fun"
charity event, which benefitted the Friends of the Sea Lion Marine Mammal
Center. Attendees were feted with music, wine, and spirits, hors d'oeuvres,
a dinner buffet, fortune tellers, belly dancers, and a veritable treasure-trove
of swag at the event's silent auction.
Continue on to the Marine Mammal Masquerade album (under construction)
Alpine Wildlife Celebration -- Saturday, July 24, 2004, Moonridge
Animal Park, Big Bear Lake, CA
Richard attended the '04 event with his family, arriving at the Park
at 10:30 that morning and remaining until the event ended at 5:00pm. He
and Sentinel costar Garett Maggart were the event's Guests of Honor, with
Richard taking part in both an animal and a memorabilia auction and a marathon
autograph and photo op session.
The Alpine Wildlife Celebration is part of an ongoing drive to raise
the funds needed to finance the Park's move from its current location --
on which the long-term lease is soon to expire -- to a new, bigger
facility on the other side of Big Bear Lake.
Continue on to the Moonridge '04 album (under construction)
(Photo: Bert Hayling)
Motion Picture Industry Charitable Alliance (MPICA) "Lights, Camera,
Auction - Take 7" -- October 22 - 24, 2004, Sheraton Gateway Hotel LAX.
Los Angeles, CA
Richard and son Sam joined Sentinel costar Garett Maggart and Desperate
Housewives costar Steven Culp for one of the Saturday afternoon sessions,
taking part in a Q&A and a charity auction.
The MPICA charity auction is held on a yearly basis, with each event
benefiting a pair of children's charities, one in the Los Angeles area,
and one in Canada. The LCA Take 7 event benefited the Canuck Place Children's
Hospice in Canada and Hollygrove Children and Family Services in Hollywood,
Continue on to the LCA Take 7 album (under construction)
Return to Cascade Convention -- February 26 - 27, 2005, LAX Westin
Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
Richard joined Sentinel costars Garett Maggart and Bruce A. Young, Creators
and Executive Producers Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo, directors Bruce Bilson
and John Connor, writer Harold Apter, and several other members of the
creative team behind The Sentinel, for the Saturday slate of events.
Richard and his fellow Guests of Honor took part in a Q&A session
and subsequent autograph session, after which came a rousing auction of
increasingly rare Sentinel memorabilia. His day was rounded off with an
For Richard and his old Sentinel coworkers, the event was both a chance
to celebrate their work on the show and to reconnect with one another,
making the Return to Cascade Convention an event thoroughly enjoyed by
all in attendance.
Continue on to the Return to Cascade album (under construction)
(Photo: Bert Hayling)
NIFF Spring Benefit in NYC -- April 20th, 2006, STEREO, New York,
Richard appeared at the Newport International Film Festival's Spring
Benefit in NYC to help launch the NIFF fundraiser auction, which featured
two Burgi packages, and to announce his attendance at the June 2006 Film
The Spring Benefit was held Thursday, April 20th, from 8 to 11
pm at New York hot-spot STEREO, located at 512 West 29th Street. Richard
was hosted at the event by old high school chum and NIFF Executive Director
Kirby (pictured at left). While there, Richard mingled with NIFF supporters
and members of the Entertainment industry and press.
Continue on to the NIFF Spring Benefit in NYC album (under construction)
(Photo: Joe Ruggeri / NIFF)
Newport International Film Festival -- June 6 - 11, 2006, Newport,
Richard joined other celebrity guests and film aficionados in Newport
for the annual Newport International Film Festival, where he headlined
one of the Festival's panel discussions. His panel, titled "Inside Hollywood
with Richard Burgi," attracted a group of 30 or so and was held at
the Newport Blues Cafe.
Richard's panel gained some press attention when he jokingly replied
to a question on his on-screen dalliances that kissing his costars Teri
Hatcher and Nicollette Sheridan was "like sheetrocking" -- in other words,
part of their work routine.
Richard also joined the winners of one of the Festival's auction prizes
-- Lunch With Richard Burgi -- for a meal and chat at Newport's Moorings
Continue on to the Newport International Film Festival album (under
(Photo: Ruth Crenshaw)
Northern Rock All*Star Cup charity golf tournament -- August 26
- 28, 2006, The Celtic Manor Hotel and Golf Club, Newport, Wales, UK
Richard played for Team USA at the All*Star Cup tournament. The event
is an annual competition between European and American celebrities -- musicians,
actors, sportsmen, models, television personalities -- with each player's
designated charity receiving a donation.
Team USA was composed of notable actors, musicians, and sportsmen, with
Richard being teamed with Jane Seymour on the first day of competition
and Meat Loaf on the second.
Though Team USA eventually lost to Team Europe, Richard and his fellow
players had fun and kept the audience well entertained.
The event received extensive television coverage from the UK's ITV1
and ITV2 and was available to viewers across Europe.
Continue on to the All*Star Cup album (under construction)