Robert Picardo as The Doctor on Star Trek
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Star Trek’s Robert Picardo Didn’t Really Want To Play Voyager’s Doctor
Star Trek’s Robert Picardo talked to in 2022, explaining that he was reluctant to take the role of the Doctor because he was a hologram.
Picardo felt he would be stuck playing the part as stiff, computerized, and android-like, which wouldn't have been very interesting as a performer.
Given the choice, Picardo revealed he would have preferred to play Neelix, the jolly hobbit-like chef on the U.S.S. Voyager.
Ethan Phillips, landed the role of Neelix instead. Only after constant pressure from friends and a pushy agent, Picardo went back into the audition room for the Doctor.