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Colm Meaney

Colm MeaneyBorn: 30-May-1953
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: Ireland
Executive summary: Transporter Chief O'Brien in Star Trek: TNG

Colm Meaney began working as an actor in Dublin. In the 1970s, he performed with the leftist 7:84 Theater Company, a troupe presenting plays for "working-class audiences", dealing with "political, social and cultural issues of inequality, prejudice and oppression." He has also performed with the Irish National Theatre.

His first film was an action picture about Neo-Nazis, Omega Syndrome with Ken Wahl and Xander Berkeley. He was briefly a regular on the soap One Life to Live, but his recurring role on the Star Trek shows in the 1990s made him a familiar face. He also had major roles in the art films The Snapper, The Commitments, and The Road to Wellville, and played the tart-tongued FBI agent in Con Air with Nicolas Cage.

On Star Trek: The Next Generation, he played Miles O'Brien, the transporter technician, and on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine he was promoted to Chief of Operations.

Since Star Trek, he has appeared in The Boys from County Clare, Bad Apple, Layer Cake. His performance as Harry in How Harry Became A Tree won Meaney a Best Actor award at the 2003 Newport Beach Film Festival.

Wife: Bairbre Dowling (actress, Zardoz, b. 1953, div. 1993, one daughter)
Daughter: Ada (b. 2004, with a girlfriend not publicly identified)

    Irish Ancestry

    Hell on Wheels Thomas Durant (2011-)
    Stargate: Atlantis Cowen (2004-06)
    The Murdoch Mysteries Inspector Brackeneid (2004)
    Star Trek: Deep Space 9 Miles O'Brien (1993-99)
    Star Trek: The Next Generation Transporter Chief O'Brien (1987-94)
    One Life to Live Patrick London (1987-88)

    Tolkien (3-May-2019)
    The Journey (7-Sep-2016)
    Pelé: Birth of a Legend (23-Apr-2016)
    Norm of the North (14-Jan-2016) [VOICE]
    Childhood's End (14-Dec-2015)
    The Devil's Hand (10-Oct-2014)
    Free Birds (26-Sep-2013) [VOICE]
    One Chance (9-Sep-2013)
    Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (24-Jul-2013)
    Soldiers of Fortune (7-Jun-2012)
    Stand Off (21-Apr-2012)
    The Cold Light of Day (4-Apr-2012)
    Bel Ami (17-Feb-2012) · M. Rousset
    The Hot Potato (2011)
    Alleged (18-Dec-2010)
    The Conspirator (11-Sep-2010) · Gen. Hunter
    Get Him to the Greek (4-Jun-2010) · Jonathan Snow
    Alice (6-Dec-2009)
    Law Abiding Citizen (23-Sep-2009) · Det. Dunnigan
    The Race (Jul-2009) · Frank Kensay
    The Damned United (27-Mar-2009) · Don Revie
    Three and Out (21-Apr-2008) · Tommy Cassidy
    Clean Break (2008)
    A Lobster Tale (21-Oct-2006)
    Five Fingers (1-May-2006) · Gavin
    Covert One: The Hades Factor (9-Apr-2006)
    Caved In (7-Jan-2006)
    Turning Green (11-Jun-2005) · Tom
    Battle of the Brave (19-Nov-2004) · Benjamin Franklin
    Layer Cake (1-Oct-2004) · Gene
    Zenon: Z3 (11-Jun-2004)
    Bad Apple (16-Feb-2004)
    Blueberry (11-Feb-2004)
    The Boys from County Clare (12-Sep-2003)
    Intermission (29-Aug-2003) · Jerry Lynch
    King of Texas (23-Mar-2002)
    Backflash (2001) · Gin
    How Harry Became a Tree (2001)
    Chapter Zero (13-Nov-1999)
    The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns (7-Nov-1999)
    Mystery, Alaska (1-Oct-1999)
    Four Days (12-Sep-1999)
    Money Kings (4-Dec-1998) · Al Sheehan
    This is My Father (14-Jun-1998)
    Claire Dolan (May-1998)
    Monument Ave. (20-Jan-1998) · Jackie O'Hara
    Con Air (6-Jun-1997)
    Owd Bob (1997)
    The Last of the High Kings (6-Dec-1996)
    The Van (11-May-1996)
    The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (12-May-1995)
    Scarlett (13-Nov-1994)
    The Road to Wellville (28-Oct-1994)
    War of the Buttons (1994)
    The Snapper (6-Aug-1993) · Dessie Curley
    Into the West (11-Dec-1992) · Barreller
    Under Siege (9-Oct-1992)
    The Last of the Mohicans (26-Aug-1992) · Maj. Ambrose
    Far and Away (22-May-1992) · Kelly
    The Commitments (14-Aug-1991)
    Come See the Paradise (23-Dec-1990) · Gerry McGurn
    Die Hard 2 (4-Jul-1990) · Pilot
    Dick Tracy (15-Jun-1990) · Cop at Tess'
    The Dead (11-Dec-1987)
    Omega Syndrome (Mar-1987)
    Kenny Rogers as The Gambler, Part III (1987)

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