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Know Your “That Guy”: Colm Meaney

By Zach

Colm Meaney

Born: May 30, 1953

Number of Roles: 101

Best Known for Playing: Chief O’Brien on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, pissed off FBI/Govt. Agents

First Appearance: McGlin on Z Cars (1978)

Most Recent Appearance: Thomas “Doc” Durant on Hell on Wheels (2011)

Can Be Seen/Heard in:

  • Con Air
  • Law Abiding Citizen
  • The Conspirator
  • Under Siege
  • ZOS: Zone of Separation
  • Kings
  • The Unit
  • Stargate: Atlantis
  • Law and Order: Criminal Intent
  • Mystery, Alaska
  • The Commitments
  • Die Hard 2
  • Dick Tracy
  • Omega Syndrome

Fun Facts:

  • His character on Star Trek started out as a background character on Next Generation but was expanded upon until he was the chief engineer on Deep Space Nine.
  • Even though they had different names, he played the same character in The Commitments, The Snapper and The Van

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