Meaney reprises 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," says Meaney.
and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Meaney began studying acting at the age
of 14. After high school, Meaney
entered the Abby Theater School of Acting, part of the Irish National Theater, and later joined the company as
a professional actor. He spent eight years in England, touring with several theater companies. It was then that
Meaney made his first television appearances in the BBC production of "Z Cars" and the independent British
production of "Strangers," before moving to New York.
recently appeared in the summer blockbuster "Con Air" with Nicholas Cage
and John Cusack.
Additionally, he starred in the feature film "The Van" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival '96 and was
released this summer. During the breaks from the fifth season of Deep Space Nine, Meaney starred in a
number of independent feature films including "OWD BOB" with James Cromwell, Ted Demme's "Noose"
with Denis Leary, "This is My Father" with Aidan Quinn and James Caan and an untitled Lodge Kerrigan film
which co-stars Katrin Cartridge and Vincent D'Onofrio.
his feature film career continues to flourish, Meaney manages to maintain
a successful balance with his
hectic Star Trek: Deep Space Nine production schedule. He appeared with Anthony Hopkins as Badger in the
Columbia Pictures release, "The Road To Wellville" and as Morgan the Goat in the Miramax feature film "The
Englishman That Went Up A Hill And Came Down A Mountain" starring Hugh Grant. He had also starred in
such feature films as "The Dead," "The Commitments," "Dick Tracy," "Die Hard II," "Under Siege" with
Steven Segal, and "Far and Away" with Tom Cruise. Meaney's critically acclaimed performance in the 1994
Miramax Film "The Snapper," earned him Golden Globe nomination for "Best Actor." He has appeared in the
box office hit feature films "The Last of the Mohicans," and "Con air."
He also appeared in shows as Remington Steele, Moonlighting, and Tales From The Darkside.