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Robert Picardo

American,  Actor
Total Quotes : 26
Always Dramas Had

I've always had a particular affinity for father-son dramas.

- Robert Picardo

Better Better Future Trek

'Star Trek' posited a better future.

- Robert Picardo

Belong Like Movie

'Twin Peaks' is like a movie; 'China Beach' is like a movie. These are two of the most cinematic shows on television, and they belong together.

- Robert Picardo

Star Being Trek

Being on 'Star Trek,' you have a funny relationship with fame.

- Robert Picardo

Other Go About

As an actor, you're never supposed to complain about being too busy because it can go the other way real fast.

- Robert Picardo

Horror Gothic Vein

I'm not a futurist, and my taste in science fiction was sort of in the gothic horror vein, not space movies and futuristic stuff.

- Robert Picardo

Doing Star Meant

Doing 'Star Trek,' I got to learn about it from the inside out. I got to learn what appealed to them, why sci-fi meant so much to people, why 'Star Trek' meant so much to people.

- Robert Picardo

Like Audience Convention

I'll never forget my first moment of looking out on a convention audience with my mouth open like they were kidding me.

- Robert Picardo

Play Courageous Could

I could not play a straight-ahead courageous hero. It's not what I do.

- Robert Picardo

Rock Star Other Maybe

I can walk down the street, and 85 percent of the people on the block are really quite oblivious to me. They either think I'm probably an actor or else I installed their storm windows two years ago, or I work at their bank, or maybe I'm their cousin Marie's gynecologist. Then, to the other 15 percent of those people on the street, I'm a rock star.

- Robert Picardo

Broadway Role Roles

For two consecutive Broadway seasons, I had probably the best juvenile roles there were for an actor. Then I moved to California to recreate my role in the film version of 'Tribute.' I started working in film and television after that, and 38 years blew by!

- Robert Picardo

Generation Doctors Part

I was part of the generation that was supposed to become doctors.

- Robert Picardo

Data Star Natural

I didn't realize it at first, but the Doctor is in the same spirit as those natural 'outsider' characters 'Star Trek' series have, like Spock and Data.

- Robert Picardo

Leading Some Perfectly

I have played some wonderful leading roles on stage and had the whole 'China Beach' years where I really played a leading man on that. That was a fun change for a character actor. But I'm perfectly happy going back to building my gallery of memorable character roles.

- Robert Picardo

College Generation Still

We were second-generation immigrants, and it was luxury enough to go to college. The luxury of the arts was still a generation away.

- Robert Picardo

Shy Really

I'm not really shy.

- Robert Picardo

Movie Very Larger

Sometimes I have little movies that I've made that I wish would be seen by a larger audience. I have a horror movie called 'Sensored' which I'm very creepy and disgusting in, and then I have a family drama called 'The Legends of Nethiah' which has a science-fiction B-story.

- Robert Picardo

Say Why Like

Why wouldn't I like to walk into a room full of people who are dying to hear everything I say?

- Robert Picardo

Which Could Ideal

For me, the ideal job as an actor would be something that is intrinsically a drama but to which I could bring in as much humor as possible.

- Robert Picardo

Brilliant Original Theme

Jerry Goldsmith's 'Voyager' theme is a brilliant reworking of the original material.

- Robert Picardo