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Robert Duncan McNeill
Robert Duncan McNeill (born November 9, 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina) is an American actor, producer, movie director, and television director who is best known for his role as Lieutenant Tom Paris on the television show, Star Trek: Voyager.
He studied at The Juilliard School in New York City. He enjoyed early success in his acting career, winning the role of Charlie Brent on All My Children and starring in the feature film Masters of the Universe. He also starred in an acclaimed episode of the 1980's version of The Twilight Zone, "A Message from Charity." He then appeared with Stockard Channing in the Broadway production of Six Degrees of Separation before returning to Los Angeles to pursue roles on television. He appeared in featured guest roles on numerous TV series, including Homefront, L.A. Law, Quantum Leap, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Murder, She Wrote and was a featured cast member on the short-lived series, Going to Extremes before winning the role of Tom Paris on Voyager.
McNeill began his directing career with several episodes of Voyager. He then wrote, produced, and directed two award-winning short films, The Battery and 9mm of Love, and began to direct other episodic television. While he has since performed as a guest star on television shows like The Outer Limits and Crossing Jordan, McNeill is now focusing on his directing career, recently helming episodes of Dawson's Creek, Everwood, Star Trek: Enterprise, Dead Like Me, The O.C., Las Vegas, and Summerland.
Robert Duncan McNeill is married and has a daughter and two sons.
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