Robert Duncan McNeill is the actor best known for portraying Tom Paris in every episode of Star Trek: Voyager. He had previously appeared as Cadet Nicholas Locarno in the Star Trek: The Next Generation fifth season episode “The First Duty”. He has also directed episodes of Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise.
McNeill attended high school in Atlanta, Georgia after moving around with his parents frequently as a child. While in high school, he performed in many regional theaters and eventually decided to pursue an acting career. He auditioned for and won a place at the acting conservatory at The Julliard School in New York.
McNeill’s first true break came when he won the role of Charlie Brent on the popular daytime soap opera All My Children in 1986. Soon after he was cast in a critically praised episode of the 1980s edition of The Twilight Zone, A Message from Charity, co-starring with James Cromwell.
He joined the cast of the short-lived television series Going to Extremes and performed again on Broadway before winning the role of Tom Paris on Star Trek: Voyager. It was during his time on Voyager that McNeill began a career behind the camera. Beginning with the Voyager episode “Sacred Ground” in 1996, McNeill has made an impressive turn as a director for episodic television. He would go on to direct three more episodes of Voyager.
Since Star Trek: Voyager came to an end in 2001, McNeill has worked primarily as a director. However, he did co-star in the independent horror movie Infested in 2002. He was a producer and director on the NBC series Chuck, McNeill is the only actor to have worked with Ray Walston in all three of Walston’s Star Trek episodes, “The First Duty” on TNG and “In the Flesh” and “The Fight” on Voyager.
Source: Memory Alpha