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Who Plays Dr. Beverly Crusher in Star Trek Picard Season 3?


After the first two seasons of Picard were controversial, Season 3 is being praised as a great way to honor fans by bringing back beloved Next Generation characters and continuing their stories.

Jonathan Frakes is back as Will Riker, Marina Sirtis is back as Deanna Troi, Michael Dorn is back as Worf, LeVar Burton is back as Geordi La Forge, and Brent Spiner is back as Lore.

They join Jeri Ryan, who played Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager in Season 2, Michelle Hurd, who played Raffi Musiker, and Todd Stashwick as Liam Shaw

Dr. Beverly Crusher is also in the show. He shows up at the beginning of the first episode. In this article, we’ll talk about “Who Plays Dr. Beverly Crusher in Star Trek Picard Season 3?”

Who is Dr. Beverly Crusher?

Commander Beverly Cheryl Crusher, MD was the chief medical officer on the USS Enterprise-D and its successor, the USS Enterprise-E. Both ships were led by Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

She left her job as CMO of the Enterprise-D for a short time to become the head of Starfleet Medical, but she soon came back. She was a member of the Starfleet Surgeons Academy.

Dr. Beverly Crusher in Star Trek Picard Season 3

Crusher was born Beverly Howard on October 13, 2324, in Copernicus City, which is on the moon of Earth. Her ancestors came from North America, but some of them came from Scotland in the past. Both of Beverly’s parents died when she was still a young child.

She was raised by her grandmother, Felisa Howard, whom Beverly called “Nana.” Felisa Howard was from a noble family called the Howards, who were related to the English Dukes of Norfolk.

Who Plays Dr. Beverly Crusher in Star Trek Picard Season 3?

Cheryl Gates McFadden has played Beverly Crusher, MD, in most episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, in the four Next Generation Star Trek movies, and in the third season of Star Trek: Picard.

McFadden also directed the Next Generation episode “Genesis” in the seventh season and choreographed the dance routine in the fourth season episode “Data’s Day.” The latter was easy for her because she has also worked as a professional choreographer.

At the end of the first season, McFadden left the show. In the second season, Diana Muldaur took over as Doctor Katherine Pulaski.

An official statement says that McFadden quit the show to pursue other work opportunities. McFadden’s agent called her to tell her that the producers had decided to take the character in a different direction. McFadden was as surprised as the rest of the cast.

Know a Bit about Cheryl Gates McFadden’s Career!

McFadden’s birth date isn’t clear. Paramount Pictures’ official promotional materials say she was born on August 28, 1953, but the IMDb says it was March 2, 1949.

The public records say that a person named “Cheryl G. McFadden” was born in 1949. McFadden has said that she makes updates because she doesn’t want to say when she was born. She probably was born before 1953 because she graduated from Brandeis University in 1970.

Dr. Beverly Crusher in Star Trek Picard Season 3

McFadden taught at the University of Pittsburgh, Harvard University, and George Washington University for most of the 1970s after she graduated from Brandeis.

During that time, she started a theatre company called The New York Theatre Commotion. In 1975, she toured with a clown act called “Commedia Dell Pinky,” which was made up of only women.

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