Ted Danson (Cheers) stars as Dr. John Becker , a dedicated and talented physician with a gruff exterior. Unfortunately, his interior isn't warm and fuzzy either. Becker often unleashes his views at the local diner run by Reggie (Terry Farrell, Star Trek Deep Space Nine). Jake (Alex Desert, The Heights) is the blind proprietor of the local newsstand. He's used to John and does his best to explain the " Becker phenomenon" to others, including Bob (Saverio Guerra, Temporarily Yours). His head nurse, Margaret (Hattie Winston, Homefront), makes order out of his chaotic office and deals with both Becker and Linda (Shawnee Smith, Arsenio).