Colm Meaney

Colm Meaney

Highest Rated: 100% What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Deep Space Nine (2018)

Lowest Rated: 7% Norm of the North (2016)

Birthday: May 30, 1953

Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Curly-haired Irish player Colm Meaney, perhaps best known to American audiences as Chief Engineer Miles O'Brien on the hit syndicated series "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," has had a long and varied career in features, as both a scene-stealing supporting player and a charismatic lead. Determined to be an actor since age 13, Meaney spent some time in a fisherman training program after leaving high school, but soon began his career at the renowned Abbey Theatre, first as an student in its training program and later on the Dublin stage before moving to Great Britain where he joined 7:84, a leftist theater group. He traveled to the USA in 1982, settling in the Hell's Kitchen section of Manhattan, and jetted back-and-forth between the New York and London stages. After four years of continent-hopping, Meaney and his then-wife actress Bairbre Dowling moved to Los Angeles, where he soon made his feature debut in the action thriller "Omega 7/Omega Syndrome" (1986). The following year would bring him back to Ireland for a role in "The Dead," John Huston's final film, an adaptation of James Joyce's short story. Meaney was initially cast in a recurring role of Engineer Miles O'Brien in the syndicated "Star Trek" spin-off "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (from 1987 to 1992), and was later upgraded to regular as Chief Engineer O'Brien, the most accessible and human character, on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (syndicated, 1993-99). While Meaney worked extensively in television during this time, even taking a supporting part in the 1994 CBS miniseries "Scarlett" in addition to his series role, his film career didn't slow down.

Highest rated movies

What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Deep Space Nine
The Snapper
The Dead
The Damned United
Snitch
The Commitments
Alan Partridge
Layer Cake

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unwelcome Whelan (Character) - 2022
75% 56% Pixie Dermot O'Brien (Character) - 2020
79% 100% The Banker Patrick Barker (Character) - 2020
67% 88% The Last Right Detective Donall Crowley (Character) - 2019
36% 51% Seberg Frank Ellroy (Character) $413.8K 2019
51% 71% Tolkien Father Francis (Character) $4.5M 2019
100% 91% What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Deep Space Nine Unknown (Character) - 2018
43% 58% Halal Daddy Martin Logan (Character) - 2017
68% 64% The Journey Martin McGuinness (Character) $152.5K 2016
No Score Yet 13% The Secrets of Emily Blair Father Avital (Character) - 2016
33% 69% Pelé George Raynor (Character) $42.9K 2016
7% 22% Norm of the North Grandfather (Voice) $17.0M 2016
No Score Yet 14% Dangerous Arrangement Leslie (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet 19% Where the Devil Hides Elder Beacon (Character) $4.2K 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Not So Irish Bride Unknown (Character) - 2014
14% 34% A Belfast Story Detective (Character) - 2013
63% 64% One Chance Roland Potts (Character) $89.7K 2013
87% 73% Alan Partridge Pat Farrell (Character) $153.3K 2013
20% 44% Free Birds Myles Standish (Voice) $55.7M 2013
No Score Yet 50% The Yank Fintan McGuire (Character) - 2012
14% 9% Soldiers of Fortune Mason (Character) $38.8K 2012
27% 29% Bel Ami Rousset (Character) $119.9K 2012
No Score Yet 53% The Perfect Stranger Mark O'Reilly (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 25% The Hot Potato Harry (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 32% Stand Off Detective Weller (Character) - 2011
64% 71% Parked Fred Daly (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 20% Alleged H.L. Mencken (Character) - 2010
56% 62% The Conspirator Gen. David Hunter (Character) $11.5M 2010
72% 62% Get Him to the Greek Jonathan Snow (Character) $60.9M 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Flight of the Swan Giannopolus (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 60% The Race Frank Kensay (Character) - 2009
26% 75% Law Abiding Citizen Det. Dunnigan (Character) $73.3M 2009
92% 85% The Damned United Don Revie (Character) $449.6K 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Unnatural Causes Trevor Jones (Character) - 2008
17% 40% Three and Out Tommy Cassidy (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 65% Kings Joe Mullan (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Metrosexual The Mayor (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 55% Five Fingers Gavin (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 17% A Lobster Tale Cody Brewer (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 10% Caved In: Prehistoric Terror Vincent (Character) - 2006
42% 42% Turning Green Tom (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder 19C: Detective Murdoch Mysteries -- Except the Dying Inspector Brackenreid (Character) - 2004
17% 38% New France Benjamin Franklin (Character) - 2004
22% 49% Blueberry Jimmy McClure (Character) - 2004
80% 84% Layer Cake Gene (Character) $2.3M 2004
No Score Yet 12% Bad Apple Gibbons (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder 19C: Detective Murdoch Mysteries -- Poor Tom Is Cold Inspector Brackenreid (Character) - 2004
73% 75% Intermission Jerry Lynch (Character) $889.9K 2003
46% 61% The Boys From County Clare Jimmy (Character) $139.3K 2003
50% 42% King of Texas Mr. Tumlinson (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 15% Backflash Gin O'Malley (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 62% How Harry Became a Tree Harry (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chapter Zero Frank Lazaras (Character) - 1999
37% 66% Mystery, Alaska Mayor Scott Pitcher (Character) $8.9M 1999
No Score Yet 67% Four Days Fury (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 80% The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns Unknown (Character) - 1999
75% 81% This Is My Father Seamus, Owner of the Bed-and-Breakfast (Character) $1.1M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet October 22 Steve (Character) - 1998
90% 67% Snitch Jackie O'Hara (Character) $332.4K 1998
No Score Yet 36% Vig Al Sheehan (Character) - 1998
25% 56% Claire Dolan Roland Cain (Character) $9.5K 1998
No Score Yet 50% Owd Bob Keith Moore (Character) - 1997
56% 75% Con Air DEA Agent Duncan Malloy (Character) $101.1M 1997
38% 71% The Van Larry (Character) $621.1K 1996
No Score Yet 59% The Last of the High Kings Jim Davern (Character) $5.6K 1996
58% 54% The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill but Came Down a Mountain Morgan (Character) $7.9M 1995
41% 44% The Road to Wellville Dr. Lionel Badger (Character) $6.5M 1994
No Score Yet 91% War of the Buttons Geronimo's Dad (Character) $4.7K 1994
97% 86% The Snapper Dessie Curley (Character) $674.8K 1993
50% 62% Far and Away Kelly (Character) $58.2M 1992
77% 79% Into the West Barreller (Character) $3.7M 1992
89% 90% The Commitments Jimmy Rabbitte, Sr. (Character) $13.9M 1991
64% 73% Come See the Paradise Gerry McGurn (Character) $850.6K 1990
No Score Yet 33% Omega Syndrome Sean (Character) $13.3K 1987
93% 78% The Dead Mr. Bergin (Character) $766.4K 1987

TV

Credit
91% 90% Gangs of London Finn Wallace (Character) 2020
17% No Score Yet The Singapore Grip Major Brendan Archer (Character) 2020
56% 83% Will James Burbage (Character) 2017
73% 89% Hell on Wheels Thomas "Doc" Durant (Character) 2011-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Childhood's End Unknown (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2015
No Score Yet 60% The Driver The Horse (Character) 2014-2015
25% 75% Mercy Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
85% 75% The Simpsons Tom O'Flanagan (Guest Voice) 2009
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
56% No Score Yet Men in Trees Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hades Factor Unknown (Character) 2006
84% 80% The Unit Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 84% Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
91% 87% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Chief Miles O'Brien (Character) 1993-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scarlett Father Colum O'Hara (Guest Star) 1994
91% 89% Star Trek: The Next Generation Chief Miles O'Brien (Character),
Miles O'Brien (Guest Star),
Unknown (Guest Voice)
1987-1992 1994
No Score Yet 100% Dr. Quinn Unknown (Character) 1993
No Score Yet 93% MacGyver Unknown (Guest Star) 1991