Robert Duncan McNeill stars as Starfleet Lieutenant Tom Paris, a man descended from a proud family of Starfleet legends, on UPN's popular "Star Trek: Voyager."
McNeill has most recently added "director" to his list of credits, having made his directorial debut on a "Star Trek: Voyager" episode entitled "Sacred Ground" - the first of the series' ensemble cast to step behind the camera as an episodic director. His effort was so successful that he was subsequently chosen to direct "Unity," a momentous episode which introduced the Borg on "Star Trek: Voyager."
Born in North Carolina and raised in Washington, D.C., McNeill's family finally settled in Atlanta, GA. After attending a local high school, McNeill decided to move to New York City to become an actor. After a number of chorus roles and small parts, he enrolled in The Juilliard School, where he spent two years studying the trade.
While attending Juilliard, McNeill was cast as Charlie Brent on the popular daytime drama "All My Children." From 1984 through 1986, McNeill became a favorite in the world of daytime soaps, his efforts earning him a Daytime Emmy nomination. During this time, he also produced and starred in an off-Broadway play, and starred in the science fiction feature film "Masters Of The Universe," alongside Dolph Lundgren, Courteney Cox and Frank Langella.
After leaving "All My Children," McNeill landed a starring role in the national touring production of Stephen Sondheim's hit Broadway musical "Into The Woods." He returned to New York to appear in numerous on and off-Broadway productions. While there, he and his wife, Carol founded Real Play Productions, an organization that provides inner-city school children with creative ways of dealing with crises.
His favorite and perhaps most memorable performance was in Lincoln Center's production of "Six Degrees of Separation." McNeill played the role of Rick, a kid from Utah whose suicide is the turning point of the play.
McNeill's television credits include guest starring roles on "Star Trek: The Next Generation"; "L.A. Law"; "Quantum Leap"; and "Murder, She Wrote" - and a starring role in "Going To Extremes." He was also cast as a recurring character on "Homefront," and then won a role on "Second Chances," with Connie Sellecca. He appeared as Romeo in "Romeo and Juliet" at the Ford Theater and earned a Drama-Logue Award as Best Actor for that performance.
In addition to his work on "Star Trek: Voyager," McNeill continues to pursue his interests behind the scenes and is developing television and film projects to produce and direct.
McNeill and his wife Carol reside in Los Angeles with their three children, eight-year-old daughter Taylor, four-year-old son Kyle and newborn son Carter.
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