Robert Picardo: I have an admiration for people in the medical profession that goes back to childhood. My pediatrician was a very benign and likable character to me. He was an older Italian gentleman, always had a big smile - very gentle, very friendly. I always remembered that. So, I think my early ambition to be a doctor was specifically based on my impression of him. I thought about being a pediatrician. That is what I thought I wanted to do.