Robert Picardo was born on October 27, 1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He graduated from the William Penn Charter School and Yale University. He wanted to be an actor, but his parents initially were not supportive. This changed when in college he sang in Leonard Bernstein's "Mass", and Bernstein himself saw Picardo and told him he should pursue being an actor. The young Picardo asked Bernstein to tell that to his parents, which the great composer did, thereby changing their minds. Picardo started as a noted stage actor, appearing in "Gemini" on Broadway, among others.IMDb Mini Biography By: James C. Kaufman <email@example.com>
Robert Picardo was born on October 27, 1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, where he spent his whole childhood. He graduated from the William Penn Charter School and attended Yale University. At Yale, he landed a role in Leonard Bernstein's "Mass" and at the age of 19, he played a leading role in the European premiere of "Mass". Later, he graduated with a B.A. in Drama from Yale University. He appeared in the David Mamet play "Sexual Perversity in Chicago and with Diane Keaton in "The Primary English Class". In 1977, he made his Broadway debut in the comedy hit "Gemini" with Danny Aiello and also appeared in Bernard Slade's "Tribute", "Beyond Therapy" as well as "Geniuses" and "The Normal Heart" for which he won a Drama-Logue Award.
Then, he became involved in television, where he soon was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role as Mr. Cutlip on the series "The Wonder Years" (1988). Robert appeared in several series: "Frasier" (1993), "Ally McBeal" (1997), "Home Improvement" (1991), "The Outer Limits" (1995) and "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" (1996). In 1995, he got the role as The Doctor on "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995) where he also directed two episodes. He also got roles in Doubletalk (1975), Star 80 (1983), Get Crazy (1983), Oh, God! You Devil (1984), Innerspace (1987), Munchies (1987), "China Beach" (1988), Samantha (1992), White Mile (1994) (TV), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Small Soldiers (1998), Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey (2010) (aka 2004: A Light Knight's Odyssey), and so on.
He resides in Los Angeles, California with his wife Linda, and their two daughters.
|Linda Pawlik||(21 October 1984 - present) (filed for divorce) 2 children|
From the East Falls section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Graduate of Penn Charter School, class of 1971
Originally attended Yale University as a Pre-Med major.
Is an accomplished singer and has put out a CD of parody songs.
Is the only "Star Trek" regular to have ever written an episode of "Star Trek": the "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995) Season Six episode "Life Line".
Had originally auditioned for the role of Neelix on "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995).
Along with George Takei and Robert Duncan McNeill, he is one of only three "Star Trek" regulars to wear all three "Star Trek" uniform colours. He wore the blue (medical) uniform in every episode of "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995) in which he appears, the "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) episode "Doctor Bashir, I Presume?" and Star Trek: First Contact (1996), the gold (operations/security) uniform in the "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995) episode "The Swarm" and the "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993) episode "Doctor Bashir, I Presume?" and the red (command) uniform in the "Star Trek: Voyager" (1995) episodes "Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy" and "Workforce, Parts 1 & 2".
Is a fan of "Stargate SG-1" (1997) on which he plays the recurring character of Agent Richard Woolsey.
Has two daughters named: Nicollette Arianna (born on March 14, 1989) and Gina Emira (born on November 3, 1991)
The real name of the family was Picardi, changed by his father.
Spoke the final line of the television series "Stargate: Atlantis" (2004).
If Picard can baldly go, why not Picardo?
On how the success of "Stargate SG-1" (1997) has surpassed that of "Star Trek" in recent years: "I am always amazed when I travel abroad that Stargate has become huge. It's huge in Britain. It's far eclipsed Star Trek. It's now huge in Germany. I understand they're making big inroads in other countries."
His thoughts on Star Trek: "I came to the Star Trek franchise a little late. I got into it, I married a woman who's a big Star Trek fan, so, even though I was not into it when I was a kid, in order to court my wife I had to go to Star Trek movies. You know, I think she had a thing for Captain Kirk, right when she was hitting puberty -- which is really when they get you! And, uh, I really grew to understand and appreciate the quality of Star Trek storytelling. And then, when I joined the Voyager franchise, and really became knowledgeable about Star Trek -- and watched more and more of the other shows, that preceded us -- I think that I became a Star Trek fan in my own right, as well as a Star Trek actor." (5-4-2006)
Prosthetic make-up is very constricting to wear. The actors who are most successful in it are willing to be very expressive to make the make-up look real and move real. Working in make-up is more emotional acting than regular acting, like you're singing an aria; you let it invade your whole body.
(March 2008) Beginning his series regular role on "Stargate: Atlantis" (2004), as his previously recurring character, Richard Woolsey.
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