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Also Known As: Robbie Mcneill, Robert Duncan Mcneil Died:
Born: November 9, 1964 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA Profession: actor, director, screenwriter, producer

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The young McNeill first gained a following and a Daytime Emmy nod on ABC's "All My Children" as Charlie Brent, a likable if somewhat awkward teen romantic. He entered films as the juvenile lead in the minor superhero outing "Masters of the Universe" (1987). McNeill's career was better served playing Jack (of beanstalk fame) in the national touring company of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods" in 1988. He continued to alternate between the stage and small screen, appearing in telefilms, miniseries, specials, and guest shots before spending a year on Broadway in John Guare's "Six Degrees of Separation" as Rick, the kid from Utah who commits suicide. He left for a promised feature starring role in "School Ties" but lost out to Brendan Fraser. McNeill returned to TV on two ABC series as a recurring character on "Homefront", the WWII-era serial, and a regular on "Going to Extremes", a comedy-drama about a medical school in Jamaica. He found a greater measure of job security playing the rakish Lt. Tom Paris on "Star Trek: Voyager" (UPN, 1995-2001).

The young McNeill first gained a following and a Daytime Emmy nod on ABC's "All My Children" as Charlie Brent, a likable if somewhat awkward teen romantic. He entered films as the juvenile lead in the minor superhero outing "Masters of the Universe" (1987). McNeill's career was better served playing Jack (of beanstalk fame) in the national touring company of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods" in 1988. He continued to alternate between the stage and small screen, appearing in telefilms, miniseries, specials, and guest shots before spending a year on Broadway in John Guare's "Six Degrees of Separation" as Rick, the kid from Utah who commits suicide. He left for a promised feature starring role in "School Ties" but lost out to Brendan Fraser. McNeill returned to TV on two ABC series as a recurring character on "Homefront", the WWII-era serial, and a regular on "Going to Extremes", a comedy-drama about a medical school in Jamaica. He found a greater measure of job security playing the rakish Lt. Tom Paris on "Star Trek: Voyager" (UPN, 1995-2001).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Frighteners, The (1996) Passerby
2.
 One More Mountain (1994) Milt Eliot
3.
 Mothers, Daughters and Lovers (1989) Wylie Holt
4.
 Masters Of The Universe (1987) Kevin
7.
 Flour Babies (1990) Richard
8.
 Jackie Collins' "Lucky/Chances" (1990) Craven Richmond
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Born in North Carolina
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Raised in Washington, DC
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Settled with family in Atlanta, Georgia
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Moved to NYC after high school
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Appeared in a number of chorus roles and small parts before enrolling at Juilliard
1985:
After studying for two years at Juilliard, cast as teen romantic lead Charlie Brent on the ABC daytime soap "All My Children"; received Daytime Emmy nomination for the role
1985:
Produced and starred in the NYC premiere of Sam Shepard's "The Four-H Club"
1987:
Feature acting debut, "Masters of the Universe"
1988:
Appeared in the Off-Broadway play "Palace of Amateurs"
1988:
Featured as Jack (as in Jack and the beanstalk) in the national touring company of "Into the Woods", Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical
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With wife Carol, founded Real Play Productions, an organization devoted to providing inner-city school children with creative ways of dealing with their problems
1989:
TV-movie debut, "Mothers, Daughters and Lovers"; also an unsold pilot
1990:
First TV special, "Flour Babies" on "CBS Schoolbreak Specials"
1990:
TV miniseries debut, "Jackie Collins' 'Lucky/Chances'"
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Appeared on Broadway in John Guare's "Six Degrees of Separation"
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Left "Six Degrees..." after one year when cast by then-producer Stanley Jaffe to star in the feature "School Ties"; lost role to Brendan Fraser when Jaffe became president of Paramount
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Did guest shot as a cadet squad leader in "The First Duty", a memorable episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
1992:
Played a recurring role on "Homefront", a primetime ABC serial set during WWII
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Debut as a series regular, "Going to Extremes", an ABC medical comedy-drama filmed in Jamaica, West Indies
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Played Lt. Tom Paris on "Star Trek: Voyager" (UPN); also directed episodes "Sacred Ground" and "Unity" (both 1996) and "Someone to Watch Over Me" (1998)
1997:
Co-wrote, produced and directed the short "The Battery", starring Ethan Phillips and Joshua Jackson
1999:
Helmed an episode of "The Journey of Allen Strange" (Nickelodeon)
1999:
Shot second shory "9mm of Love"
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Education

The Juilliard School: New York , New York -

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wife:
Carol McNeill. Married c. 1998.

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daughter:
Taylor McNeill. Born on June 11, 1990.
son:
Kyle McNeill. Born on April 12, 1994.
son:
Carter Jay McNeill. Born on January 21, 1998.

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