Well-known for his role as Mls O’Brien within the series, Superstar Trek: ANOTHER Generation. His initial TV experience is at 1978 for the BBC present, Z-Cars. He visitor starred on the tv screen series, Rules & Purchase. He lives in Majorcan along with his second wife, Ines Glorian. He performed Detective Dunnigan within the film, Rules Abiding Resident (2009), which highlighted Jamie Foxx.
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role
Movies Con Air, Law Abiding Citizen, The Snapper, The Damned United, The Commitments, Layer Cake, The Journey, Under Siege, Get Him to the Greek, The Van, Die Hard 2, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Far and Away, The Englishman Who Went up a Hill but Came down a Mountain, Intermission, Bel Ami, Pelé: Birth of a Legend, The Last of the Mohicans, One Chance, Mystery, Alaska, Norm of the North, Monument Ave., The Conspirator, War of the Buttons, Into the West, The Boys from County Clare, The Road to Wellville, Three and Out, This Is My Father, Dick Tracy, Soldiers of Fortune, The Devil's Hand, The Dead, How Harry Became a Tree, Come See the Paradise, Free Birds, Parked, Chapter Zero, Turning Green, Whole Lotta Sole, Omega Syndrome, Backflash, Five Fingers, A Lobster Tale, The Last of the High Kings, New France, Owd Bob, King of Texas, Blueberry, Caved In: Prehistoric Terror, The Perfect Stranger
TV Shows Hell on Wheels, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns, Covert One: The Hades Factor, Childhood's End, Random Passage, ZOS: Zone of Separation, Scarlett, Alice, Will, The Driver, Life on Mars, The Murdoch Mysteries (2004), Boom! Boom! The Explosion of Irish Comedy
Star Sign Gemini
Currently starring alongside Kevin Spacey in "Eugene O'Neill''s "A Moon for the Misbegotten" at the Old Vic Theatre in London, UK. [October 2006]
Colm Meaney has appeared in 3 different movies in which hijackings were major plot components: Die Hard 2 (1990), Under Siege (1992), and Con Air (1997).
In 2007 he was nominated for a Olivier award for Best performance in a supporting role for his role in " A Moon for the Misbegotten " at the Old Vic.
Daughter Ada born in 2004.
Also has a daughter named Brenda.
Was offered the chance to direct an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine like his DS9 co stars Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Alexander Siddig, Michael Dorn and Andrew Robinson, but declined.
Both he and his Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) co-star Rene Auberjonois, appeared in "Stargate" series, each playing the leader of a human civilization on another planet whose population lived under the surface. In both cases, the main characters of the series in question attempted to form an alliance and arrange an exchange of technology before learning that this civilization could not be trusted. Meaney played Cowen, leader of the Genii in three episodes of Stargate: Atlantis (2004); Auberjonois played Alar, leader of the Eurondans, in one episode of Stargate SG-1 (1997).
His role and rank in the Star Trek series took several years to evolve. Beginning as a crewman in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) the character of Miles O'Brien then graduated to the transporter room and was briefly a lieutenant before being made a chief petty officer, thus joining one of the very few recurring enlisted roles in Star Trek (Mr Leslie and Yeoman Rand being two others from the original series). Transferring to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), the O'Brien character mutated the first two seasons between a warrant officer and an chief warrant officer before again becoming enlisted as a senior chief petty officer around the fourth season. In the last seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), the rank of senior chief was once and for all confirmed and O'Brien became the first-ever Star Trek enlisted character to be given an enlisted rank insignia collar pin.
Was a background character on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)'s pilot episode, Encounter at Farpoint (1987). He had a semi-recurring role as "Battle Bridge Conn." His character was eventually given a name and rank (transporter chief Miles Edward O'Brien). He was made the engineer of DS9 on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) in 1993.