Dr. Crane is a wealthy psychiatrist, with a expensive tastes and snobbish, uptight demeanour. His large ego and Harvard education makes him believe he is an extremely qualified advice-giver, and often meddles in other people's relationships, much to the chagrin of his family and friends. Though he can often be overbearing and annoying, Dr. Crane's pompous demeanour hides an inner desire to please everyone around him. As a child he was frequently an outcast, so his adult life has been marked by a strong desire to be included and loved by everyone.
Dr. Crane's personal life has been quite unstable, leading some to argue he does not always practice the same high morals that he preaches. While he lived in Boston, Massachusetts, he was married three times, with each marriage ending in a disastrous divorce. Hoping to re-start his life he moved back with his father in Seattle, Washington, but this new life has been equally plagued with a series of troubled relationships.