(born October 27, 1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American actor. Picardo graduated from William Penn Charter School in 1971 and originally entered Yale University as a pre-med student, but opted to act instead. He is probably best known for his portrayals of Dr. Dick Richards on ABC's China Beach and the Emergency Medical Hologram, one version of which became known as The Doctor, on UPN's Star Trek: Voyager.
In addition to being an actor, since his appearance on Star Trek: Voyager, Mr. Picardo has expanded into directing and writing. In 2002, Mr. Picardo authored the book The Hologram's Handbook, which was published by Pocket Books.
Other career highlights include performing in Leonard Bernstein's Mass in D during its European debut tour, performing with the Yale University Society of Orpheus & Bacchus a cappella signing group as an undergraduate, and appearing in dozens of other television and film roles.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
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