Richard Burgi

Richard Burgi

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1958-07-30 (63 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Montclair - New Jersey - USA

36 Movies · 39 TV shows

Also Known As: Richard William Burgi

Biography

Richard William Burgi (, born July 30, 1958) is an American film and television actor best known for the roles of Det. Jim Ellison on The Sentinel and as Karl Mayer on Desperate Housewives.

Personal Life

Burgi married Lori Kahn on November 25, 1995. They have two sons, Jack and Samuel. Jack was born December 8, 1996, and Samuel (Sam) was born August 15, 2000. Burgi married Liliana Lopez in February 2012.

Early Life

Burgi was born in the suburbs of New York City in Montclair, New Jersey. His family was involved in community theatre. His brother, Chuck Burgi, is a well-known rock drummer who has most recently toured with Billy Joel. After high school, Burgi travelled through the US and Europe, taking odd jobs.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 Movie
Final Frequency

Final Frequency

2021
A PhD student ties unusual tremors in Los Angeles to rogue scientists who will cause massive earthquakes if they can only find his lost notebook.

2020.

1 Movie
The 2nd

The 2nd

2020
A secret-service agent is on his way to pick up his estranged son, Sean, from his college campus when he finds himself in the middle of a high-stakes terrorist operation. The daughter of a Supreme Cou...

2019.

1 TV show
TV
Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel

6
2019
Santiago Mendoza is the owner of the last family-owned hotel in multicultural Miami Beach, while his glamorous second wife and their adult children enjoy the spoils of success.

2018.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Oath

The Oath

2018
We have never seen gangs made up of men and women who are sworn to uphold the law. Only select officers make the cut, but once inside, gang members will do what they must to protect each other from en...
ZOUA

ZOUA

2018
Zoua lives in a tree house on a tiny deserted island with his best pal Clody, a parrot. He is great friends with the animals on the island, and as much as he loves them all, Zoua longs more than anyth...

2016.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
No Letting Go

No Letting Go

2016
What would you do to save your child?
TV
Rush Hour

Rush Hour

2016
The series follows Detective Carter, a radical LAPD detective, and Detective Lee, a by-the-book detective from Hong Kong, as they are forced into forming an unlikely partnership.
Decommissioned

Decommissioned

2016
When an ex-CIA agent discovers that his family has been kidnapped, he sets out to rescue them, only to discover that they are being held hostage and won't be released unless he assassinates the Presid...

2015.

1 Movie
Patient Killer

Patient Killer

2015
Years after a patient killed himself under her care, a therapist finds herself reliving the case when a new patient with a similar condition asks for her help. But when her life begins spiraling out o...

2014.

4 Movies
Midnight Masquerade

Midnight Masquerade

2014
Elyse Samford's life takes a turn when she takes over a multi-billion dollar corporation from her father. Rob Carelli, a young, too-nice-for-his-own-good lawyer, is bullied by his boss, firm founder C...
The Green Inferno

The Green Inferno

5
2014
Students travel to the Amazon. They discover that they are not alone when they get to this green landscape.
Fatal Instinct

Fatal Instinct

2014
A police detective follows a trail of evidence that leads to his partner's ex-con brother who he helped put in prison.
Crystal Skulls

Crystal Skulls

2014
A millionaire philanthropist is trying to get the famous Chrystal Skulls to use their powers. When the first 12 skulls are united and wreak havoc on the earth without the control of the 13th skull, it...

2013.

3 Movies
Reaver

Reaver

2013
A brother and sister are confronted.
Christmas Twister

Christmas Twister

2013
In a small Texas town during the holiday season, a meteorology professor is woken in the middle of the night by a call about a tornado. As his team assembles at the lab, he needs to report. A TV news ...
From The Woods

From The Woods

2013
A recently single mother must learn to let go of her fear and obsession about her abusive husband in order to save her son from the hands of a mysterious creature from the woods.

2011.

3 Movies
How They Smiled

How They Smiled

2011
Richard Burgi is not a man of many words. He drinks his tea and eats his toast while walking to Lizzy's coffee shop, where he sits three seats away from the door. The final draft of Henry's last novel...
Super Eruption

Super Eruption

2011
A volcano that threatens to wipe out the United States is being plugged by a scientist and a Ranger.
Committed

Committed

2011
Dr. A man applies for a job at a mental facility. The doctor is famous. She has her papers. After getting the job, she is shown her room. She was told that she was not a doctor and that the papers she...

2010.

3 TV shows
TV
Blue Bloods

Blue Bloods

6.74
2010
A family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement are the focus of a drama. The New York Police Commissioner is Frank Reagan. He runs his department as diplomatically as he runs his family, ...
TV
Hot in Cleveland

Hot in Cleveland

2010
Three fabulous, eccentric, LA best friends of a certain age have their lives changed forever when their plane unexpectedly lands in Cleveland and they rediscover themselves in this new "promised land....
TV
The Glades

The Glades

1
2010
Matt Passmore plays Jim, a Chicago cop who gets kicked off the force after being shot and wrongly accused of having an affair with his wife. Jim decides to join the state police in a small Florida tow...

2009.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Castle

Castle

6.85
2009
After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle gets permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigati...
Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th

5.78
2009
On Friday the 13th, a group of teenage camp counselors open Camp Crystal Lake, ignoring the warnings of the locals, and raising the ire of a masked, homicidal maniac.
TV
Celebrity Ghost Stories

Celebrity Ghost Stories

2009
The Biography Channel has a show called Celebrity Ghost Stories. The pilot for the series was aired on September 26, 2009. A spin-off, The Haunting Of, features footage from this series as celebrities...

2008.

1 Movie
Christmas Cottage

Christmas Cottage

2008
The Christmas Cottage is a semi-autobiographical tale of how a young boy is propelled to launch a career as an artist after he learns that his mother is in danger of losing the family home.

2007.

3 Movies · 3 TV shows
Shanghai Red

Shanghai Red

2007
A murder mystery about a beautiful woman who is caught in a web of vengeance and deception.
TV
Big Shots

Big Shots

2007
Four friends are at the top of their game until the women in their lives enter the room. When CEOs take refuge in their friendship, discussing business, confiding secrets, seeking advice and supportin...
TV
Reaper

Reaper

6
2007
Sam has to repay his parents' debt by becoming the Devil's bounty hunter, retrieving souls that have somehow escaped from Hell, because his parents sold his soul to the devil before he was born.
In God's Country

In God's Country

2007
In God's Country is a modern day story of slavery. Young women ignored by the police and protected by "freedom of religion" are trapped in polygamous communities. One of them is Judith Joseph. Despite...
TV
Chuck

Chuck

6.17
2007
Chuck Bartowski becomes the CIA's most important secret when he downloads a database of government information and deadly fighting skills into his head. Chuck is on a path to become a spy.
Hostel: Part II

Hostel: Part II

5.29
2007
Three American college students are lured to a Slovakian hostel, where they discover the grim reality behind it.

2006.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone

Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone

2006
The perfect conditions for the largest forest fire in American history were created by a hot summer. Look out!
TV
Shark

Shark

7
2006
After his successful defense of a wife-abuser resulted in her death, Sebastian Stark became dissatisfied with his career. After more than a month trying to come to grips with his situation, he is invi...

2005.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Point Pleasant

Point Pleasant

6
2005
A series of supernatural events begin in a small coastal New Jersey town after the arrival of a mysterious teenage girl, who is believed to have the ability to influence the people and events around h...
Wheelmen

Wheelmen

2005
Two limo drivers want to make money by escorting an executive. They get caught up in a sabotage plot to kill the Vice President of the United States.
In Her Shoes

In Her Shoes

6
2005
Irresponsible party girl,Maggie, is kicked out of her father's and stepmother's home, where she lives for free, and is taken in by her hard-working sister, Philadelphia lawyer, Rose. Rose's sister's l...
Fun with Dick and Jane

Fun with Dick and Jane

5.53
2005
Dick and his wife, Jane, turned to crime in order to handle the massive debt they now face after Dick lost his job at Globodyne. Dick and Jane get good at robbing people and even enjoy it, but they ha...

2004.

5 Movies · 1 TV show
Darklight

Darklight

2004
Captured by a secret society known as the Faith and mentally controlled with a powerful spell, ancient demoness Lilith now lives as a young woman with no memory of her agless past. However, the terrif...
Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation

Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation

5.21
2004
In the sequel to Paul Verhoeven's loved/reviled sci-fi film, a group of troopers taking refuge in an abandoned outpost after fighting alien bugs, failing to realize that more danger lays in wait.
TV
Desperate Housewives

Desperate Housewives

6.71
2004
Mary Alice Young doesn't like to look down on her friends and family. It's a way of death. Mary Alice ended it all in her perfect house. She's taking us into the lives of her family, friends and neigh...
Torn Apart

Torn Apart

2004
Dr. Westin doesn't know that losing a patient will ruin her life. Vicki's father kidnapped her husband and daughter.
Cellular

Cellular

2004
An older woman calls a young man on his cell phone. She claims to have been kidnapped and her husband and child are next in line.
Decoys

Decoys

8
2004
A few college guys are trying to lose their virginity. He starts to suspect that the girls on the campus are not human when he sees something strange.

2003.

3 TV shows
TV
One Tree Hill

One Tree Hill

6.66
2003
Set in the fictional small town of Tree Hill, North Carolina, this teen-driven drama tells the story of two half brothers, who share a last name and nothing else. Brooding, blue-collar Lucas is a tale...
TV
NCIS

NCIS

6.16
2003
Any crime that has a shred of evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel is investigated by a team of special agents.
TV
Las Vegas

Las Vegas

5.86
2003
Ed Deline is a strict ex-CIA officer who went from being Head of Security to being President of Operations of the Montecito, whose job is to run the day-to-day operations of the casino. Danny McCoy, E...

2002.

1 TV show
TV
Firefly

Firefly

5.54
2002
After the arrival of humans in a new star system, follow the adventures of the crew of the "Firefly-class" spaceship. Nine characters are portrayed in the ensemble cast.

2001.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
24

24

6.24
2001
24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network and syndicated worldwide. The real time method of narration is used in each season of Bauer.
Bailey's Mistake

Bailey's Mistake

2001
"Bailey's Mistake" is a cold, dreary island that a bitter widow finds herself stuck on. Liz was left out of her husband's will because he spent all of his money on a New England island. Liz gets to kn...

2000.

2 TV shows
TV
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

6.83
2000
A Las Vegas team of forensic investigators are trained to solve criminal cases by combing the crime scene, collecting irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that solve the mystery.
TV
The District

The District

2000
The District aired on CBS from 2000 to 2004. The police chief in Washington, D.C. was the focus of the show.

1999.

3 TV shows
TV
Providence

Providence

4.75
1999
Providence is a television show.
TV
Twice in a Lifetime

Twice in a Lifetime

1999
From 1999 to 2001 Twice in a Lifetime was a Canadian drama series. The series was broadcasted in Canada and the US.
TV
Judging Amy

Judging Amy

5.74
1999
Judging Amy is an American television drama that was telecast from September 19, 1999, through May 3, 2005, on CBS-TV. This TV series starred Amy Brenneman and Tyne Daly. Its main character is a judge...

1998.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
I Married a Monster

I Married a Monster

1998
The movie 'I Married a Monster From Outer Space' has been re-made.
TV
The Wild Thornberrys

The Wild Thornberrys

6.2
1998
The Wild Thornberrys was an American animated television series. It was aired in the United States on Nicktoons. The show returned to The '90s Are All That on March 21st. In the United Kingdom, the sh...

1997.

1 TV show
TV
Just Shoot Me!

Just Shoot Me!

8
1997
Steven Levitan is the show's executive producer.

1996.

1 TV show
TV
The Sentinel

The Sentinel

1996
The series is produced in Canada. The fight for survival made him feel better. The fight for justice is being led by Detective Jim Ellison. Jim works with Blair to develop his senses.

1995.

1 Movie
Payback

Payback

1995
Oscar told the dying prisoner that he would kill the guard who killed him. Oscar was told a lot of money. Oscar is eventually released from prison but when he goes to get revenge, he gets caught in th...

1994.

3 TV shows
TV
One West Waikiki

One West Waikiki

1994
The TV show One West Waikiki was set in Hawaii. It was nominated for an award.
TV
Touched by an Angel

Touched by an Angel

8
1994
Touched by an Angel was an American drama series that ran for nine seasons on CBS and ended on April 27, 2003 The series stars Roma Downey as an angel named Monica, and Della Reese as her supervisor. ...
TV
Viper

Viper

1994
In the fictional city of Metro City, California, a special task force set up by the federal government to fight crime is constantly under siege from one crime wave after another. The weapon used by th...

1992.

1 Movie · 2 TV shows
TV
Love & War

Love & War

1992
Love & War is an American television sitcom, which aired on CBS from September 21, 1992 to February 1, 1995. Created by Diane English, the series originally starred Susan Dey as Wally Porter, a Chica...
TV
Mann & Machine

Mann & Machine

1992
There were nine episodes of Mann & Machine on NBC from April 5, 1992 to July 14, 1992.
The Flash III: Deadly Nightshade

The Flash III: Deadly Nightshade

1992
The Nightshade was the city's previous superhero and he was joined by the Scarlet Speedster in two adventures.

1991.

1 TV show
TV
Nurses

Nurses

1991
Nurses is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from 1991 to 1994, developed and produced by Susan Harris as a spin-off of Empty Nest.

1990.

1 TV show
TV
The Flash

The Flash

7.8
1990
When a bolt of lightening crashes through a police crime lab, a mix of charged substances bathes chemist Barry Allen, transforming him into the fastest man alive.

1989.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Chameleons

Chameleons

1989
Shelley, a slightly-crazy heiress, discovers that her eccentric millionaire uncle Jason Carr was rather more eccentric than even she had thought--he was a costumed superhero in his spare time, half of...
TV
Seinfeld

Seinfeld

5.99
1989
In New York City in the '90s, a stand-up comedian and his three offbeat friends deal with the pitfalls and payoffs of life. It's a show about nothing.

1987.

1 TV show
TV
Jake and the Fatman

Jake and the Fatman

1987
Jake and the Fatman is a television crime drama starring William Conrad as prosecutor J. L. "Fatman" McCabe and Joe Penny as investigator Jake Styles. The series ran on CBS for five seasons from 1987...

1986.

1 TV show
TV
Matlock

Matlock

6
1986
Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock. The show, produced by The Fred Silverman Company, Dean Hargrove Produc...

1984.

1 TV show
TV
Who's the Boss?

Who's the Boss?

6.03
1984
A former professional baseball player and his daughter move into a New York advertising executive's house to be a father figure to her young son. Tony has a laid-back personality.

1964.

1 TV show
TV
Another World

Another World

1964
Another World is an American television soap opera that ran on NBC for 35 years from May 4, 1964 to June 25, 1999. Set in the fictional town of Bay City, the show in its early years opens with announc...

Unknown Year.

1 Movie
Nothingman

Nothingman

A homeless alcoholic on Skid Row works as a private investigator to solve cases for other homeless people.
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