Richard Burgi

updated 11/21/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/21/2005 AT 01:00 AM EST

20TH ANNIVERSARY
SEXIEST MAN ALIVE
ON SALE November 18

AGE: 47
HOMETOWN: Montclair, NJ.
STATS: 6'1", 185 lbs., blue eyes
SIGN: Leo
SEX APPEAL: As caddish Karl Mayer, ex-husband of Susan (Teri Hatcher) on Desperate Housewives, Burgi revels in playing a rogue: "Who doesn't like a mischievous little boy?" Especially if he has a manly physique chiseled by surfing, biking and yoga. Not that Burgi doesn't goof off. "I'll drink too many beers or eat a pint of ice cream—I give myself permission to enjoy life," he says. One shared with wife Lori, 45, a yoga instructor, and sons Jack, 8, and Samuel, 5. So what's this dad's secret to staying sexy? "Not taking myself seriously," says Burgi. "I have a saying: I'm not here for a long time. I'm here for a good time."

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