Robert Picardo

Actor, Director, Screenwriter
This prolific stage-trained character player has been a familiar face since the early 1980s. With his bald head, deep-set eyes, and richly expressive features, Picardo has portrayed a wide range of characters on TV: ... Read more »
Born: 10/27/1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (119)

That Guy Dick Miller 2015 (Movie)

(Himself)

Bones 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Trail Of Blood 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Happy Endings 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hawaii Five-O 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jessie 2013 (Tv Show)

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Perception 2013 (Tv Show)

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The Client List 2013 (Tv Show)

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The Mentalist 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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Atlas Shrugged: Part II -- The Strike 2012 (Movie)

Dr. Robert Stadler (Actor)

Austin & Ally 2012 (Tv Show)

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Body of Proof 2012 (Tv Show)

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Harry's Law 2012 (Tv Show)

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Marvin, Marvin 2012 (Tv Show)

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Quantum Quest 2012 (Movie)

Milton (Voice)

Rock Jocks 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Monsterwolf 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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Morlocks 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

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NTSF:SD:SUV 2011 (Tv Show)

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No Ordinary Family 2011 (Tv Show)

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SGU: Stargate Universe 2011 (Tv Show)

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United States of Tara 2011 (Tv Show)

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Castle 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

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Justified 2010 (Tv Show)

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Supernatural 2010 (Tv Show)

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Chasing the Green 2009 (Movie)

Dave Foxx (Actor)

Chuck 2009 (Tv Show)

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Pushing Daisies 2009 (Tv Show)

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Stargate: Atlantis 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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P.J. 2008 (Movie)

Stan Jamison (Actor)

Smallville 2008 (Tv Show)

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CSI: New York 2007 (Tv Show)

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Cold Case 2007 (Tv Show)

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Stargate SG-1 2004 - 2007 (Tv Show)

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The Closer 2007 (Tv Show)

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Women's Murder Club 2007 (Tv Show)

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A.I. Assault 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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Eve 2006 (Tv Show)

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The O.C. 2006 (Tv Show)

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Universal Remote 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

E-Ring 2005 (Tv Show)

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Masters of Horror 2005 (Tv Show)

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The 4400 2005 (Tv Show)

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Justice League Unlimited 2004 (Tv Show)

Voice

The West Wing 2004 (Tv Show)

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Looney Tunes: Back in Action 2003 (Movie)

Acme VP, Rhetorical Questions (Actor)

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 2003 (Tv Show)

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The Lyon's Den 2003 (Tv Show)

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Crossing Jordan 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Practice 2002 (Tv Show)

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7 Days 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Ally McBeal 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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ER 1994 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Early Edition 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Frasier 2001 (Tv Show)

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Home Improvement 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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L.A. Law 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Star Trek: Voyager 1991 - 2001 (Tv Show)

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1992 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Archibald The Rainbow Painter 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Menno's Mind 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Small Soldiers 1998 (Movie)

Clean Room Technician (Actor)

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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The Second Civil War 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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Women Without Implants 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

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It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Star Trek: First Contact 1996 (Movie)

Holographic Doctor (Actor)

The Science of Star Trek 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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The Pagemaster 1994 (Movie)

Pirate (Actor)

Till Death Do We Part 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Wagons East! 1994 (Movie)

Ben Wheeler (Actor)

Crime & Punishment 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Matinee 1993 (Movie)

Howard the Theater Manager (Actor)

Motorama 1993 (Movie)

Jerry the Policeman (Actor)

Samantha 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Witches of Eastwick 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Two Teens and a Baby 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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China Beach 1987 - 1991 (TV Show)

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Frame Up 1990 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Gremlins 2: The New Batch 1990 (Movie)

Forster (Actor)

Total Recall 1990 (Movie)

--Johnnycab (Voice)

976-EVIL 1989 (Movie)

Mark Dark (Actor)

Loverboy 1989 (Movie)

Reed Palmer (Actor)

The 'Burbs 1989 (Movie)

Garbageman (Actor)

Dead Heat 1988 (Movie)

Lieutenant Herzog (Actor)

Jack's Back 1988 (Movie)

Dr Battera (Actor)

Amazon Women on the Moon 1987 (Movie)

Rick Raddnitz (Actor)

Bates Motel 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Innerspace 1987 (Movie)

The Cowboy (Actor)

Munchies 1987 (Movie)

Bob Marvelle (Actor)

The Man Who Fell to Earth 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

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Back to School 1986 (Movie)

Giorgio (Actor)

Explorers 1985 (Movie)

Starkiller (Actor)

Legend 1985 (Movie)

Meg Mucklebones (Actor)

Michael Nesmith in Television Parts 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Get Crazy 1983 (Movie)

O'Connell (Actor)

Star 80 1983 (Movie)

Interviewer (Actor)

The Other Woman 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

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The Howling 1981 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

Ben 10: Race Against Time (TV Show)

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Deadly Matrimony (TV Show)

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Dixie: Changing Habits (TV Show)

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Hard Knocks (TV Show)

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Out There (TV Show)

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Paul Reiser: Out on a Whim (TV Show)

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Roses Are For the Rich (TV Show)

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Runaway Daughters (TV Show)

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She Says She's Innocent (TV Show)

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Steambath (TV Show)

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The Cover Girl and the Cop (TV Show)

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The Dream Merchants (TV Show)

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White Mile (TV Show)

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Biography

This prolific stage-trained character player has been a familiar face since the early 1980s. With his bald head, deep-set eyes, and richly expressive features, Picardo has portrayed a wide range of characters on TV: most notably, a cold-hearted junior high school gym coach--the dreaded Coach Cutlip in a recurring role on "The Wonder Years" (ABC, 1988-91); a dedicated and sympathetic military surgeon (and the beloved of nurse Dana Delany) in wartime Vietnam on "China Beach" (ABC, 1988-91); and a somewhat testy but supremely competent holographic ship's doctor on the spin-off "Star Trek: Voyager" (UPN, 1995-2001). The latter gig would appear to be the actor's best shot at pop culture immortality. Picardo's prior roster of guest shots and short runs included "Benson", "Dinosaurs", "21 Jump Street" and "L.A. Law".

Relationships

Linda Picardo

Wife

Gina Picardo

Daughter
born on November 3, 1991

Nicollette Picardo

Daughter
born on March 14, 1989

EDUCATION

William Penn Charter School

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania

Yale College, Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1974
began as a pre-med student; switched from biology to drama in his junior year

Circle in the Square Professional Theater School

New York , New York 1974
classmates included Kevin Bacon and Ken Olin

Milestones

1995

Hosted the syndicated TV special "Inside the New Adventure--Star Trek: Voyager"

1994

First TV-movie collaboration with Dante, "Runaway Daughters", an installment of Showtime's "Rebel Highway" series

1993

Played a recurring role on the hit sitcom "Home Improvement" (ABC)

1990

Provided the voice for the Johnnycab that takes Arnold Schwarzenegger for a ride in "Total Recall"

1988

Played Dr. Dick Richard, a regular character on the war drama series "China Beach"

1986

First TV collaboration with Dante, "Boo", an episode of the Steven Spielberg-produced fantasy anthology series "Amazing Stories"

1985

First appearance in a TV special "Michael Nesmith in Television Parts"

1984

Debut as a TV series regular, "Steambath", a Showtime fantasy based on the off-Broadway play set in a steambath in the hereafter

1980

Feature acting debut, "The Howling"; first of numerous collaborations with director Joe Dante

1980

TV miniseries debut, "The Dream Merchants" (syndicated)

1979

Reprised his role in the L.A. production of "Tribute" caught the attention of director Joe Dante

1978

Played opposite Jack Lemmon in the Broadway production of "Tribute"

1977

Broadway debut, a lead in "Gemini" with Danny Aiello

1976

Acted on stage with Diane Keaton in "The Primary English Class"

1976

Professional acting debut, off-Broadway production of David Mamet's "Sexual Perversity in Chicago"

1974

Moved to NYC at age 20; enrolled at the Circle in the Square Professional Theater Workshop

1972

While a pre-med student at Yale College, played a lead in the European production of Leonard Bernstein's "Mass" at age 19

Bernstein informed Picardo's mother that her son was switching his major from biology to drama

Portrayed the initially unnamed holographic doctor on the hit spin-off "Star Trek: Voyager" (UPN); also directed two episodes and scripted one

Played the recurring role of Coach Cutlip on "The Wonder Years", the popular sitcom set in the late 1960s; received 1989 Emmy nomination as Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Provided various voices for "Dinosaurs", a children's puppet show from Jim Henson Productions

Urged by Bernstein to study acting in New York

Bonus Trivia

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Some sources give 1954 as Mr. Picardo's birthyear

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Picardo was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Coach Cutlip in "Loosiers", a 1989 episode of "The Wonder Years".

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"'Does the prognosis look good to me?' muses Picardo, sounding like the doctor he plays. 'Yes, it does. I am definitely looking forward to the possibility that these characters could go beyond television. As an actor, I've never had a job like this, where you think in terms of something lasting that long.'"--From Entertainment Weekly, January 20, 1995.

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