McNeill Pilots 'Enterprise', 'One Tree Hill'

By Caillan
July 9, 2003 - 10:49 AM

Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris) has lined up two new directing gigs for the 2003-2004 television season.

The Voyager actor will be calling the shots on a season three episode of Enterprise in August, according to his official web site. McNeill previously directed season one's "Cold Front" and "The Breach" in season two.

After wrapping his work in the 22nd century, McNeill will warp over to Wilmington, North Carolina, where he is slated to direct an episode of the WB midseason series, One Tree Hill. The show stars Chad Michael Murray (Gilmore Girls, Dawson's Creek) and James Lafferty (Once and Again) as two teenagers from very different backgrounds, but who are in fact half-brothers.

Over the summer the actor is working on several "personal projects", including a collaboration with his former Voyager co-star and regular sickbay sparring partner, Robert Picardo (the EMH). The pair are developing a premise for a television series together.

Fans can catch McNeill's latest directing work, an episode of Showtime's Dead Like Me, on Friday, August 8 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time. He will also be attending Creation Entertainment's London covention in January 2004, where he will be performing the play Love Letters with Nana Visitor (Kira Nerys).

Further information is available at, which also has a signed copy of TV Guide up for auction. The proceeds will go to charity.

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