BIOGRAPHY – COLM MEANEY as Chief Operations Officer Miles O’Brien
Colm Meaney reprised his role from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” as Miles O’Brien, now Chief Operations Officer on STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE. “This position serves as a promotion for Miles, and despite the precarious condition of the space station, he is excited and challenged. Although his work may be overwhelming at times, Miles is happy to be there,” say Colm.
During the show’s second season hiatus, Colm filmed the CBS miniseries “Scarlett” in which he portrays Father Colum. Colm also appeared as Morgan the Goat in the Miramax feature film “The Englishman That Went Up A Hill And Came Down A Mountain” starring Hugh Grant. Additionally, he starred in the feature film “The Van” which recently had a very successful world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival ’96. Colm’s critically acclaimed performance in the 1994 Miramax Film “The Snapper,” earned him a much deserved Silver Hugo Award for “Best Actor” at the Chicago International Film Festival.
As his feature film career continues to flourish, Colm manages to maintain a successful balance between his hectic STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE production schedule and his many motion pictures. He appeared with Anthony Hopkins as Badger in the Columbia Pictures release, “The Road To Wellville.” Colm found time in his fourth season hiatus to work on the feature film entitled “Con Air” starring Nicholas Cage and John Cusack.
Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Colm began studying acting at the age of 14. After high school, Colm entered the Abby Theatre School of Acting, part of the Irish National Theatre, and later joined the company as a professional actor. He spent 8 years in England, touring with several theater companies. It was then that Colm made his first television appearances in the BBC production of “Z Cars” and the independent British production of “Strangers,” before moving to New York.
In addition to his role as Miles O’Brien on “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE, he has appeared in such feature films as “The Dead,” “Dick Tracy,” “Die Hard II,” and with Tom Cruise in “Far and Away.” Colm also appeared in the impactful role of the father, Jimmy Rabbite, Sr. in “The Commitments.” In addition, he appeared in the box-office hit “Under Siege” with Steven Segal.