^Robert Picardo was in most of Joe Dante's movies. He was one of Dante's regular repertory players, along with William Schallert ("The Trouble With Tribbles," DS9: "Sanctuary") and Dick Miller (DS9: "Past Tense"). Perhaps his most notable Dante role was the Cowboy in Innerspace, though he also had a major role in Gremlins 2.
Nah, his biggest Dante part by far was Eddie Quist, the murderous werewolf in THE HOWLING. His big transformation scene was ground-breaking at the time, although it's been eclipsed somewhat by AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, which came out shortly thereafter. Picardo is almost unrecognizable as a greasy, long-haired serial killer who turns out to be a werewolf.
"I'd like to give you a piece of my mind," he says, before yanking out a chunk of his own brain and giving it to Dee Wallace . . ..