Robert Picardo Filmography
Taxi (1979) (TV) - Starring as Philip Polevoy in "Nardo Loses Her Marbles"
| The show included: Alex Rieger (Judd Hirsch), Tony Banta (Tony Danza), Elaine Nardo (Marilu Henner), Latka Gravas (Andy Kaufman), Louie De Palma (Danny DeVito), and Reverend Jim Ignatowski (Christopher Lloyd). The story takes place in and about their lives and their jobs as cab drivers in New York.|
In this episode, stressed out , poor Elaine finally snaps during a major art-gallery event. Alex offers to drive her home and help her calm down, but Elaine mistakes it as an invitation for sex. But it is only after Elaine agrees to undergo therapy that Alex allows any thoughts of romance himself.
|The Howling (1981) - Starring as Eddie Quist|
| Karen White (Dee Wallace), is a reporter in Los Angeles who helped to capture a killer and has psychological problems because of it. Her psychologist (Patrick Macnee) recommends a retreat to "The Colony". Karen and her husband arrive at the remote retreat and are greeted by very strange residents. Karen stumbles on their secret, that when sexually aroused, they turn into werewolves. Karen tries to escape from the retreat, but in the end there is no escape from their animalistic urges. |
-Eddie Quist is the dangerous serial killer that is killed, but not really dead, with the help of the reporter, is part of "The Colony", and is also a werewolf.
|Alice (1981-1984) - Starring as Officer Maxwell for 9 episodes|
Alice Hyatt and her son head west after she is widowed. Her car breaks down in Phoenix, Arizona, where she takes a job at Mel's diner. There she and the two other waitresses Flo, known for her catch phrase, "Kiss my grits" and Vera worked for the grouchy owner Mel.
|Explorers (1985) - Starring as Starkiller/Wak/Wak and Neek's Father|
| Ben Crandall (Ethan Hawke) is an alien-obsessed kid that dreams of a circuit board one night. Drawing out the circuit, he and his friends Wolfgang (River Phoenix) and Darren (Jason Presson) set it up, and discover they have been given the basis for a starship. Setting off in their ship called the ThunderRoad, they find the aliens Ben hopes they would find, but they may not be what they seem? |
- Starkiller is seen when the boys are flying their spaceship past a drive-in theatre. He is the hero in the movie that is playing on the big screen. Wak is a male child of the alien family the boys meet when they meet their race. Neek's father is the alien that shows up to spoil everything and send the boys home.
|Legend (1985) - Starring as Meg Mucklebones|
The Lord of Darkness (Tim Curry) wishes to kill the last unicorns so darkness falls on the world and he can come out from his cave where he is shielded from the lethal sunlight. The Lord Darkness prepares a wedding ceremony with Princess Lily (Mia Sara) where she will kill the last unicorn, becoming forever corrupted and causing doom for all humanity. So Jack (Tom Cruise) and his friends must enter the cave before night falls forever and face Darkness in a duel where they will need all the help they can get.
- Meg Mucklebones the flesh-eating swamp hag, is first seen when Jack's going through the swamp. Her green body is festooned with rotted vines, her hands are webbed, her knobby fingers ending in long curled black talons and a long hooked nose curving inwards towards a pointed chin.
Amazing Stories (1986) (TV) - Starring as Tony Sepulveda in "Boo!"
Executive producer Steven Spielberg mimics such anthology shows as The Outer Limits, One Step Beyond and The Twilight Zone with these amazing, and sometimes odd stories.
In this episode, Nelson and Evelyn Chumsky (Hollywood legends Bracken and Keyes) are two ghosts that are appalled when the nice family in their house are replaced by an undesirable couple, so they try to scare the new residents away.
- Tony Sepulveda is a sleazy husband of a supposedly porn queen and one half of the new undesirable residents that the ghosts eventually scare the living daylights out of.
|Scarecrow and Mrs. King (1987) - Starring as Randall Skylar in "Three Little Spies"|
| Mrs. King (Kate Jackson) is a housewife that is handed a package by secret agent, Lee Stetson (Bruce Boxleitner), who is being pursued by bad guys and ends up working for the agency on his cases. She is not really accepted by the other agents because she has no training and a ditsy style.|
In this episode, Lee, Amanda, and the Soviet/Chinese agents join forces to track down an arms dealer responsible for smuggling nuclear detonators from the U.S. into the mideast through a rock star's hunger-relief organization.
- Randall Skylar is the rock star that's being taken advantage of.
|Back to School (1986) - Starring as Giorgio|
| A self-made millionare Thornton Melon (Rodney Dangerfield) decides to join his son Jason Melon (Keith Gordon) at college. He also falls for the English professor there, Dr. Diane Turner (Sally Kellerman). He performs the "Triple Lindy" at the swim meet, and the commencement address all the while making Dr. Diane Turner's current boyfriend, Dr. Phillip Barbay look like an oafish baffoon. In the end Thornton connects with his son, gets the girl, and end up happily ever after.|
- Giorgio shows up at the beginning of the movie when Thronton's new wife, Vanessa (Adrienne Barbeau) walks out on her party because she gets caught in a comprimising position with Giorgio, but blames it on Thornton.
|Munchies (1987) - Starring as Bob Marvalle|
The protagonist of Munchies, space archaeologist Simon Watterman (Harvey Korman), discovers a "Munchie" in a cave in Peru. His son and girlfriend name it Arnold. Cecil Watterman, Simon's evil twin brother and snack food entrepreneur, kidnaps Arnold while Cindy (Nadine Van der Velde) and Paul are making out.When Arnold is hurt by his kidnappers, it becomes aggressive and attacks Cecil's adopted son. Attempting to kill Arnold, they chop him in half, but instead of dying, Arnold multiplies into four munchies. The quartet of creatures develop a love of women, beer, attacking people, and junk food in the process.
|21 Jump Street (1987) TV - Starring as Ralph Buckley in "Gotta Finish the Riff"|
| The series was about a group of young-looking cops, working undercover as high school students. Johnny Depp played Officer Tom Hanson, and other regulars include Holly Robinson as Judy Hoff, Dustin Nguyen as Ioki, and Peter DeLuise as Penhall. Frederic Forrest is also on hand as the obligatory authority figure-himself an unreconstructed flower child. |
In this episode, Jenko is killed by a drunk driver and is replaced by Captain Fuller who has his hands full dealing with a vengeful gang leader whom has taken his principal and several others hostage, including an undercover Hanson.
|Innerspace (1987) - Starring as The Cowboy|
| Tuck Pendleton (Dennis Quaid) is a pilot, who is taking part in a miniaturization experiment. A scientist is shot, but he manages to inject Tuck into Jack Putter (Martin Short), a hypochondriac. They are told that unless they retrieve the material that was stolen earlier and they won't be able to restore Tuck before his oxygen is depleted. Tuck and Jack go out and find the thieves. They enlist the aid of Tuck's old girlfriend, Lydia (Meg Ryan), who is a reporter. And it's fortunate for them that she has a lead that pans out. |
- The Cowboy is an Arab who fences stolen technology. Jack Putter transforms into The Cowboy. Lydia also goes into the bathroom and finds the Cowboy in the tub in his skivvies.
|Bates Motel (1987) (TV) - Starring as Doctor Goodman|
| Alex West (Bud Cort) is a man whom roomed with Norman Bates at the state lunatic asylum for nearly 20 years. After the death of Bates, Alex finds that he's in Norman's will as the inheritor of the Bates Motel, which has been vacant since the time of Norman's arrest. Alex travels to Fairview, California and with a little help from a teenage runaway, named Willie (Lori Perty), Alex struggles to re-open the motel for business, only to have strange things happen.|