Ethan Phillips was born on February 8, 1955. Phillips began his acting career in Broadway and off-Broadway roles, as well as several other theater performances. In 1980 Phillips joined the cast of Benson and stayed with the show until 1985.
In 1990 Phillips appeared as the Ferengi Farek in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Ménage à Troi". In 1995, Phillips was cast as Neelix on Star Trek: Voyager, a role he played from 1995 to 2001. In 1996 Phillips also had a small uncredited cameo appearance in Star Trek: First Contact and a guest appearance as Ulis in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Acquisition" in 2002.
Following the end of Voyager, Phillips had guest appearances on numerous television shows and continued performing on stage, as well as writing plays. He also appeared in the fan film Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, directed by Voyager co-star Tim Russ.
Star Trek Online
Ethan Phillips appears in-game as part of the expansion Delta Rising, which was released on 14 October 2014. His character, Neelix, still lives with the Talaxian colonists seen in the Voyager episode "Homestead".
- “Reunion” (as Neelix)
- “All That Glitters” (as Neelix)
- “Alliances” (as Neelix)
- “Takedown” (as Neelix)
- Q's Winter Wonderland, as Winter chef
- The mission “Alliances” reunites Ethan Phillips with his Voyager co-star Tim Russ. Their respective characters share much of their bickering that has been a trademark of Tuvok's and Neelix's love-hate relationship during their time aboard U.S.S. Voyager.
- Ethan Phillips on Wikipedia
- Ethan Phillips on Memory Alpha
- Ethan Philips audio interview for Star Trek Online