|Colm Meaney Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||May 30, 1953|
Colm Meaney is an Irish actor, best known for playing the character of Chief Miles O’Brien in Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series from 1987 to 1994, as well as the same character in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, from 1993 to 1999. He also starred in a movie titled Under Siege (1992) as Daumer, alongside Tommy Lee Jones and Steven Seagal, as well as the Con Air film in 1997, with well-known actors such as Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, and Dave Chappelle.
Colm had a notable supporting role in Layer Cake (2004), a movie starring Daniel Craig and Sienna Miller in the lead roles. In 1994, Colm was nominated for the Golden Globe Award in the category “Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture” for The Snapper (1993), where he had a lead role and starred with Brendan Gleeson, another well-known Irish actor. In 2017, he played the character of James Burbage in 10 episodes of Will TV drama series together with a young Hollywood actor Jamie Campbell Bower.
Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland
After he finished his secondary education, he attended Abbey Theatre School in Dublin, Ireland, and studied drama.
- Mother – Kathleen Meaney (Deceased, July 2018)
- Siblings – Liam Meaney (Brother), Padraig Meaney (Brother), Sean Meaney (Brother)
Colm is represented by –
- Troika in London, England, United Kingdom
- ICM Partners in Los Angeles, California, United States
- Liebman Entertainment in New York City, New York, United States
- Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal Laviolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman (Legal Representative)
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
85 kg or 187.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Colm has dated –
- Bairbre Dowling (1977-1994) – He married actress Bairbre Dowling in 1977, and they had a daughter, Brenda Meaney, who was born 1989. Unfortunately, after 17 years, in 1994, the pair split up and got officially divorced.
- Ines Glorian (2007-Present) – Colm married the French costume designer, Ines Glorian on March 15, 2007. They have a daughter together named Ada Meaney (b. 2005).
Race / Ethnicity
He is of Irish descent.
Due to advancing age, his hair has shown signs of ‘Salt and Pepper’ color.
- Curly hair
- Thin, prominent nose
- Wide face
- Salt and pepper-colored facial hair
He appeared in a local Irish TV commercial for Halifax banking in the past.
Best Known For
- Starring in Star Trek: The Next Generation TV series from 1987 to 1994, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from 1993 to 1999 as Chief Miles O’Brien
- Starring in an action-crime film Layer Cake (2004) alongside Daniel Craig
- Having a supporting role in the movie Con Air (1997)
- Appearing in numerous theater plays in Ireland and England throughout his career
As a Singer
Colm had an uncredited performing role of the song The Minstrel Boy in the episode The Wounded in the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1991.
Colm Meaney made his theatrical film debut as Sean in the drama movie Omega Syndrome in 1986.
First TV Show
He made his first TV show appearance as McGlin in an episode titled Pressure of the BBC crime drama show, Z Cars, in 1978.
Colm Meaney Favorite Things
- Personal Quote – “I’m not a big method actor. I’m much more superficial.”
- Piece Of Technology – Hand Blender
- Hand Blender Brand – Braun Turbo 400W
- Car – Mercedes SL 500
- Album – Time Out of Mind by Bob Dylan
Colm Meaney Facts
- He started studying acting when he was 14 years old.
- He was a member of the Irish National Theatre and worked with various theatre companies such as Focus Company in Dublin, Ireland. There, he worked with Gabriel Byrne and Stephen Rea, well-known Irish actors, in the late 1970s.
- When he started out with acting in the Star Trek: The Next Generation pilot episode in 1987, his character was only a nameless, background one. After he got a semi-recurrent, and then a recurrent role, he was given an official name and rank – Transporter Chief Miles Edward O’Brien. His character later became an engineer of the ship in the sequel of the series titled Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in 1993.
- He was the only one of 3 actors that appeared in 2 pilots for 2 different Star Trek series, and also one of the only 4 actors that appeared in 2 finales of 2 different ones as well.
- Colm was the only actor to have appeared in 14 different seasons of Star Trek series.
- He played a character of Cowen, who was a leader of the Genii race in 3 episodes of Stargate: Atlantis between 2004 and 2008, a series Jason Momoa starred in as well.
- He was offered to direct 1 episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993-1999) like the main cast did, but ultimately declined.
- Colm had the role of a younger protestant in the movie Nailed (1981), at the beginning of his film career, and his co-stars were Colin Blakely and Liam Neeson.
- In 2007, he was nominated for the Olivier Award for “Best Performance in a Supporting Role” for the A Moon for the Misbegotten play that was performed at the Old Vic theater in London.
- Colm had guest roles in Law & Order TV series in 2008, The Simpsons in 2009, and starred as George Titac in ZOS: Zone of Separation TV mini-series that same year.
- He had a role of Thomas ‘Doc’ Durant for 52 episodes of the Hell on Wheels TV series between 2011 and 2016.
- He had a notable role as a character named Joe Mullan in a 2007 Irish film Kings. In July 2008, An Post, which is an Irish Post Office, released limited-time post stamps featuring Colm as the character in the movie.
- Colm appeared as Don Revie in the drama film The Damned United (2009) alongside Michael Sheen.
- He starred in the Get Him to the Greek (2010) comedy film as Jonathan Snow, Aldous’ father, where Aldus was played by Russell Brand. Other cast members were Jonah Hill, Elisabeth Moss, Sean Combs, Rose Byrne, Aziz Ansari, and the actress Kristen Bell, who made a small cameo.
- Colm won the IFTA Award for “Best Actor in a Lead Role in Film” in 2017 for the feature-film The Journey (2016). He also won the same award in 2003 for the feature-film How Harry Became a Tree (2001).
- He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award in 1994 for the movie The Snapper (1993) and won the Silver Hugo Award for the same film in 1993.
- Colm played the character of Detective Dunnigan in Law Abiding Citizen (2009) alongside Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx.
- He is not on social media.
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