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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 27 October 1953Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Nickname Bob
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 age 19, he played a leading role in the European premiere of "Mass". Later, he graduated with a Bachelor's degree 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 Coach Cutlip on the series The Wonder Years (1988). Robert appeared in several other series: China Beach (1988), Frasier (1993), Ally McBeal (1997), Home Improvement (1991), The Outer Limits (1995) and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996). In 1995, he got the role of the holographic doctor on Star Trek: Voyager (1995) where he also directed two episodes. He also got roles in The Howling (1981), Star 80 (1983), Get Crazy (1983), Oh, God! You Devil (1984), Innerspace (1987), Munchies (1987), Samantha (1992), White Mile (1994), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Small Soldiers (1998), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003), Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey (2010), and so on.

He resides in Los Angeles, California with his wife Linda, and their two daughters.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

Spouse (1)

Linda Pawlik (21 October 1984 - present) (filed for divorce) (2 children)

Trivia (18)

Comes from the East Falls section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Attended and graduated from William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1971.
Originally attended Yale University as a Pre-Med major, but later received his Bachelor's degree in Drama.
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) episode Star Trek: Voyager: Life Line (2000).
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 and 2".
Has appeared in episodes of two different series entitled "Prototype": Star Trek: Voyager (1995) and Stargate SG-1 (1997).
Has appeared in episodes of two different series entitled "The Gift" and "One Small Step": China Beach (1988) and Star Trek: Voyager (1995).
Is a huge fan of Stargate SG-1 (1997) on which he plays the recurring character of Agent Richard Woolsey.
Has two daughters with his wife Linda Picardo: Nicollette Arianna (born March 14, 1989) and Gina Emira (born November 3, 1991).
The real name of the family was Picardi, changed by his father.
Italian-American.
Spoke the final line of the television series Stargate: Atlantis (2004).
Has played the same character (Richard Woolsey) on three television series: Stargate SG-1 (1997), Stargate: Atlantis (2004) and SGU Stargate Universe (2009).
Best known as the holographic doctor on Star Trek: Voyager (1995), he also played a doctor on The Golden Girls (1985) episode "The Operation".
Has worked with voice actor Frank Welker in four films: Explorers (1985), Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), The Pagemaster (1994) and Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003).
Currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

Personal Quotes (4)

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. (May 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.

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