Richard Burgi is an American actor whose career started in the 1980s. He first starred as Chad Rollo on the soap opera Another World. During the ’90s, he first became known for starring as Philip Collier on Days of Our Lives and Lieutenant Mack Wolfe on One West Waikiki. He later gained wider recognition for his role as Jim Ellison on the UPN series The Sentinel. In the 2000s, he had several recurring roles on television. This includes the roles of Captain Vincent Hunter on The District, Alan York/Kevin Carroll on 24, and Michael Cassidy on Judging Amy. It was, however, his role as Karl Mayer on Desperate Housewives that made him a TV staple. His latest role was as Paul Hornsby on General Hospital.