Robert Duncan McNeill Biography

Robert Duncan McNeill is an American director, producer, and occasional actor. Check out this biography to know about his birthday, childhood, family life, achievements, and fun facts about him.

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Birthday: November 9, 1964

Nationality: American

Famous: Actors Directors

Age: 55 Years, 55 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Scorpio

Also Known As: Robbie Duncan McNeill

Born Country: United States

Born in: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Famous as: Film Director

Height: 6'0" (183 cm), 6'0" Males


Spouse/Ex-: Carol Seder (m. 1988)

children: Carter Jay McNeill, Kyle McNeill, Taylor McNeill

U.S. State: North Carolina

City: Raleigh, North Carolina

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education: The Juilliard School

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Robert Duncan McNeill is an American director, producer, and occasional actor. As a director, he has contributed to the TV dramas 'Las Vegas', 'Dawson's Creek', 'Chuck' and 'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce'. As an actor, he is best known for playing Lieutenant Tom Paris on ‘Star Trek: Voyager’. Born in North Carolina, McNeill grew up in Washington, D.C. and later settled along with his family in Atlanta. He started his career acting in local productions, with his first role being in a studio production of ‘The Wizard of Oz’. McNeill later studied at New York City’s Juilliard School before pursuing a professional acting career. He enjoyed early success as an actor, winning the role of Charlie Brent on the soap opera ‘All My Children’. He eventually ventured into production and direction as well. His first major success as a director came with the action-comedy drama series 'Chuck,' in which he directed 73 episodes. Behind the screen, the actor is a father of three. He was previously married to Carol Seder.

  • Robert Duncan McNeill started his professional acting career in 1981 with an uncredited role in the film ‘Sharky's Machine’. His first success as an actor came in 1987 when he featured in two episodes of ‘All My Children’. That year, he also starred in the feature flick ‘Masters of the Universe’. From 1992 to 1993, he played Colin Midford in the drama ‘Going to Extremes’. Soon after the show ended, McNeill appeared in a few episodes of ‘Second Chances’.
  • His big break as an actor came in 1995 when he was cast in the sci-fi TV series ‘Star Trek: Voyager’. His role as Tom Paris made him a household name. Three years later, McNeill served as a director and executive producer of the short film ‘The Battery’. Then in 2001, he began directing the shows ‘Dawson's Creek’ and ‘Star Trek: Enterprise’. In the ensuing years, he directed several television dramas, such as ‘Dead Like Me', 'One Tree Hill', 'Las Vegas' and 'Desperate Housewives', to name a few.
  • The year 2007 elevated McNeill’s directing career further when he started directing the action spy comedy TV drama ‘Chuck’. He also served as the executive producer for the same. Also in 2007, he directed seven episodes of 'What About Brian' and two episodes of 'The Knights of Prosperity'. After working on a few episodes of ‘666 Park Avenue’, McNeill directed ‘Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce’ from 2014 to 2018. The series, starring Lisa Edelstein, revolves around a self-help author who finds comfort in her new friends as she faces an impending divorce.
  • In recent times, he has limited his work to directing only a few episodes of certain TV series, including 'Red Band Society', 'Salvation', 'The Orville', 'The Gifted' and 'The Resident'.
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Family & Personal Life
  • Robert Duncan McNeill was born on November 9, 1964, in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. He has attended New York City’s Juilliard School.
  • From April 1988 to October 2015, McNeill was married to Carol Seder. He has three kids with Seder, Taylor, Kyle, and Carter Jay.
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