Robert Picardo is the actor best known to Star Trek fans for playing Starfleet's Emergency Medical Hologram, or simply, The Doctor, on Star Trek: Voyager.
Picardo was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 27 October 1953. He attended William Penn Charter School, graduating in 1971, after which he attended Yale University. While attending Yale, he performed in several University productions and graduated with a BA in Drama in 1975.
In 1977, he made his Broadway debut in a production of Gemini, and in 1981, made his feature film debut in the contemporary horror classic, The Howling. His other film credits include Innerspace, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Wagons East!, and more. In addition to his role on Voyager, he is also known for playing Dr. Dick Richard on China Beach, Coach Cutlip on The Wonder Years, and for his role as Agent Richard Woolsey in the Stargate television franchise.
Star Trek is mentioned in the New York Times as one of seven one-hour pilots currently under consideration by NBC. Other pilots under consideration are I Spy, Convoy, Indictment, The Ghost Breakers, The Mayor, and The Wackiest Ship In The Army.