Things that you didn't know about Lt. Hawk.

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--- Lt. Hawk was the new officer that appeared in 'First Contact'. His first name wasn't established, though fans call him Neal, like the actor who plays him.

--- A Starfleet officer assigned to the crew of the Starship Enterprise-E in 2373. Hawk operated the conn position on the vessel's bridge. Hawk was assimilated by the Borg during the Borg attack of 2373 and was later killed by Worf, first being shot, and then being knocked off the ships outer hull.

--- Neal McDonough (Lt. Hawk) has been named as one of this year's [2002] 'Actors To Watch' by trade paper 'Variety'.

--- In 1996, he was rumoured to be the first openly gay character on Star Trek. The gay community had great hopes of this, fueled by Patrick Stewart's endorsement of the idea in the '1995 Advocate Interview', and by rumors on the internet that Neal McDonough frequented gay bars. The British Newspaper 'The Daily Mail' published a report that he would be a gay character, but nothing in the film ever suggests this at all. However, in Andy Mangels' and Michael Martin's novel 'Section 31: Rogue', Lt Hawk is established as being gay.

--- In 'Section 31: Rogue', a family backstory was provided for Lieutenant Hawk that included some intriguing exposition of the history of the Martian colonies, and a brief notation of the role that latter-day religious pilgrims played in key Martian events. It also speculates hauntingly on the final fate of Lieutenant Sean Liam Hawk, the full name that they give him.

--- Neal was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA on February 13, 1966. Neal McDonough was trained at the London Academy of Dramatic Arts and Sciences. He graduated Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1988.

--- He won a 1991 Best Actor Dramalogue Award for 'Away Alone'.

--- McDonough has been a 'Star Trek' fan since he was a kid. Playing Lieutenant Hawk in 'Star Trek First Contact' was a life-long dream. McDonough has three pictures on his bedroom wall. One is a picture of his mom, the other is the Holy Virgin Mary, and the third is William Shatner as Captain Kirk.

--- He has numerous television credits including 'Band of Brothers', 'NYPD Blue', 'Quantum Leap', 'X-Files' as Agent Robert Comer, 'Murphy Brown', 'VR5', 'JAG', 'Just Shoot Me', 'Profiler' and the voice of Bruce Banner in the animated series 'The Incredible Hulk' among others. He was 'Fletcher' in the recent Speilberg SciFi film 'Minority Report' (2002), and will be in 'Timeline' due to be released in 2003.
 
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