Colm Meaney

 

Date Of Birth

May 30, 1953
 

Biography

Born on May 30, 1953 in Dublin, Ireland, Colm Meaney is an actor best known for his role as Miles O’Brien in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Growing up in Dublin, he started to study acting when he turned 14, eventually entering the Abbey Theater School of Acting after he was done with secondary school. He decided to pursue acting professionally by becoming a member of the Irish National Theater, spending the next eight years in England while touring with several theater companies.

Meaney made his television debut on BBC1’s Z-Cars in 1978. He then guest-starred on the NBC detective comedy series series Remington Steele, with Pierce Brosnan as a roguish former white-collar thief and con man in the titular role. He was also in Moonlighting, before he took on mostly movie roles, where he earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor for his role in the Irish television movie The Snapper.

However, it was in 1987 when Meaney earned widespread popularity when he bagged the role of Miles O’Brien on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He left the series six years later in 1993 only to be cast on its spin-off Star Trek: Deep Space Nine up to its final episode in 1999. Next to Michael Dorn, Meaney holds the distinction of making the most appearances on the franchise than any other actor. He has also appeared in two Star Trek pilot episodes, something only Patrick Stewart and Armin Shimerman has done.

Meaney’s other roles include a recurring one as Cowen, leader of the Genii on the sci-fi series STargate Atlantis, guest spot on Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and the ABC series Men in Trees. He was also in the three film versions of The Barrytown Trilogy, and the Old Vic production of Eugene O’Neill’s A Moon for the Misbegotten.

He continued appearing on films, such as the British comedy Three and Out and the drama Kings. He was also on 2009’s Law Abiding Citizen and Soldiers of Fortune. On television, he was seen in the miniseries Alice and on AMC’s Hell on Wheels in 2011.
 

Place of Birth

Dublin, Ireland
 

Birth Name

Colm J. Meaney
 

Gender

Male
 

Filmography

2011: Hell on Wheels (TV series) - Thomas 'Doc' Durant
2011: The Hot Potato - Harry
2011: Whole Lotta Sole - Weller
2011: Soldiers of Fortune - Mason
2011: El perfecto desconocido - Mark O'Reilly
2011: Bel Ami - Rousset
2011: The Flight of the Swan - Giannopolus
2010: Parked - Fred Daly
2010: The Conspirator - David Hunter
2010: Get Him to the Greek - Jonathan Snow
2010: Alleged - H.L. Mencken
2009: Alice (TV mini-series) - King of Hearts
2009: Mercy (TV series) - Dr. Parks
2009: Law Abiding Citizen - Detective Dunnigan
2009: The Race - Frank Kensay
2009: The Damned United - Don Revie
2009: The Simpsons (TV series) - Tom O'Flanagan (voice)
2009: ZOS: Zone of Separation (TV mini-series) - George Titac
2008: Law & Order (TV series) - Wyatt Landon
2008: Life on Mars (TV movie) - Detective Gene Hunt
2008: Clean Break - Trevor Jones
2008: A Deal Is a Deal - Tommy Cassidy
2007: Men in Trees (TV series) - Bob O'Donnell
2007: The Metrosexual - The Mayor
2007: Kings - Joe Mullan
2006: A Lobster Tale - Cody
2006: Five Fingers - Gavin
2006: The Unit (TV series) - Charge D'Affaires
2006: Covert One: The Hades Factor (TV series) - Peter Howell
2004-2006: Stargate: Atlantis (TV series) - Cowen
2006: Caved In (TV movie) - Vincent
2006: Sixty Minute Man (TV movie) - Charlie
2005: Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV series) - Judge Harold Garrett
2005: Turning Green - Tom
2005: Briar & Graves (TV movie) - Father Alister McSweeney
2004: Battle of the Brave - Benjamin Franklin
2004: Layer Cake - Gene
2004: The Murdoch Mysteries (TV series) - Inspector Brackenreid
2004: Zenon: Z3 (TV movie) - Commander Plank
2004: Bad Apple (TV movie) - Gibbons
2004: Renegade - Jimmy McClure
2003: The Boys & Girl from County Clare - Jimmy
2003: Intermission - Jerry Lynch
2002: King of Texas (TV movie) - Mr. Tumlinson
2002: Random Passage (TV mini-series) - Thomas Hutchings
2002: Backflash (video) - Gin O'Malley
2002: R.U.S./H. (TV movie) - Capt. Mike Gunnison
2001: How Harry Became a Tree - Harry
1999: Chapter Zero - Frank Lazaras
1999: The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (TV movie) - Seamus Muldoon
1999: Mystery, Alaska - Mayor Scott Pitcher
1999: Four Days - Fury
1993-1999: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV series) - Chief O'Brien/Smiley/Albert Macklin/…
1999: Most Important - Dan O'Neill
1998: Vig (TV movie) - Al Sheehan
1998: October 22 - Steve
1998: This Is My Father - Seamus
1998: Claire Dolan - Roland Cain
1998: Owd Bob - Keith Moore
1998: Monument Ave. - Jackie O'Hara
1997: Con Air - Duncan Malloy
1996: The Last of the High Kings - Jim Davern
1996: The Van - Larry
1996: Gargoyles (TV series) - Mr. Dugan (voice)
1995: The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain - Morgan the Goat
1995: Ripple (short) - Nathan
1994: Scarlett (TV mini-series) - Father Colum O'Hara
1994: The Road to Wellville - Dr. Lionel Badger
1994: War of the Buttons - Geronimo's Dad
1987-1994: Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV series) - Chief Miles O'Brien/Battle Bridge Conn/O'Brien/…
1993: The Snapper (TV movie) - Dessie Curley - Rabbitte
1993: Brooklyn Bridge (TV series) - Mr. Kramer
1993: Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (TV series) - Jake Slicker
1992: Into the West - Barreller
1992: Under Siege - Doumer
1992: The Last of the Mohicans - Maj. Ambrose
1992: Far and Away - Kelly
1991: MacGyver (TV series) - Dr. Irwin Malcolm
1991: The Commitments - Jimmy Rabbitte, Sr.
1991: Adam 12 (TV series) - Father
1990: Father Dowling Mysteries (TV series) - Ernie
1990: Come See the Paradise - Gerry McGurn
1990: Die Hard 2 - Pilot (Windsor Plane)
1990: Dick Tracy - Cop at Tess'
1990: Equal Justice (TV series) - Nucchi
1989: Perfect Witness (TV movie) - Meagher
1987-1989: One Life to Live (TV series) - Alf
1987: Tales from the Darkside (TV series) - Constable
1987: The Dead - Mr. Bergin
1987: Remington Steele (TV series) - Man in Tavern
1987: Omega Syndrome - Sean
1987: Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III: The Legend Continues (TV movie) - Tinkerer
1986: Moonlighting (TV series) - Katharina Suitor
1984: The Hidden Curriculum (TV movie) - David Dunn
1983: Playboy of the Western World (TV movie) - Shawn
1982: Strangers (TV series) - Peter Smolett
1982: Play for Tomorrow (TV series) - Kevin Murphy
1981: Les roses de Dublin (TV mini-series) - Michael Kavanaugh
1981: Nailed - Younger Protestant
1978: Z Cars (TV series) - McGlin

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