Neelix is coming back. Ethan Phillips is looking forward to our big anniversary convention - FedCon 25 - and his German fans.
Ethan Phillips – Neelix in Star Trek: Voyager As an actor, you’re so close to your character that sometimes you’re really not conscious of his or her story arc or where it’s headed.
Playing a character such as Neelix in Star Trek: Voyager, you surely can't prevent yourself from getting rather attached to it. That's what seemed to have happened to Ethan Phillips.
Born on February 8th, 1955 in Garden City, Long Island, he was raised in an Irish Catholic family, the only boy out of six children. He attended Boston University and received a bachelor's degree in English literature and an Master of Fine Arts from Cornell University. As a lot of actors are, he is also an accomplished musician – he plays the tenor saxophone.
In addition to the role of Neelix, for which he is very well known, people also recognize him because he played Pete Downey in Benson. Afterwards, he could be seen in a vast number of TV series, such as Pushing Daisies, Bones, Eli Stone, Criminal Minds, NUMB3RS, Las Vegas, JAG, Law & Order, Boston Legal, Castle and The Mentalist. In a lot these roles, especially as a serial killer in Criminal Minds, he could prove his acting talent – there was no sign of lovely Neelix in the role.
Star Trek, however, has always been a part of his life, as he played a Ferengi called Dr. Farek in Star Trek: The Next Generation and also had a cameo appearance in Star Trek: First Contact.
In 1997, 2003 and 2013, Ethan Phillips has already been a guest at FedCon– now he will be at our FedCon 25 anniversary.