Fast Facts

  • Studied at Dublin's Abbey School of Music & Drama, and later joined the theatre's stock company.
  • Made his TV debut in 1978 on the BBC crime drama Z Cars.
  • Best known for playing Miles O'Brien on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from 1987 to '99.
  • Made the leap to the big screen in the late '80s, appearing in John Huston's The Dead (1987), as well as 1990's Dick Tracy and Die Hard 2.
  • Has shown up on numerous TV series since Star Trek, including Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Stargate: Atlantis.


  • 1994, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee


  • Brenda Meaney — Daughter
  • Ines Glorian — Wife
  • Bairbre Dowling — Ex-wife
  • Ada — Daughter

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  • Birth Place: Dublin, Ireland
  • Profession: Actor

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