Fast Facts

  • Entered Yale University as a pre-med student before becoming interested in acting his sophomore year.
  • After graduating from college, he studied acting at the Circle in the Square Theater School in New York.
  • Made Broadway debut in the 1977 production of Gemini.
  • Is the only Star Trek regular to have written an episode (Star Trek: Voyager's sixth season episode "Life Line").
  • In the late 1980s, appeared simultaneously on two ABC series: the war drama China Beach and the ABC coming-of-age classic Wonder Years.
  • Released a CD of parody songs in 2001.
  • Is a member of the Planetary Society, a not-for-profit astronomy organization.


  • 1989, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee


  • Nicolette Picardo — Daughter
  • Gina Picardo — Daughter
  • Linda Pawlik — Wife (separated)


  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (BA in Drama, 1974)


  • Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Birthday: October 27, 1953, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor
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