Daniel Meehan
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Meehan as seen in his Crime Flashback
First appearance "Variety" (episode 5.06)
Last appearance "Dead Man Talking" (episode 6.01)
Reason/Cause Died of an Aneurysm
Prisoner No. 02N535
Aliases None
Gender Male
Age 71 (Deceased)
Date of Conviction February 9, 2002
Date of Death January 5, 2003
Affiliations Ryan O'Reily The Irish
Spouse None
Relatives None
Kill Count 0
Episode Count 4 Episodes
Portrayed by Malachy McCourt

Father Daniel Meehan was an Irish Catholic inmate featured in Oz. Portrayed by Malachy McCourt.

Character Summary[edit | edit source]

Prisoner #02N535. Convicted February 9, 2002 - Destruction of property, assaulting an officer of the law. Sentence: 15 years, up for parole in 5.

Meehan was an ordained Catholic priest convicted for a violent disruption of a protest against Amicus Chemicals Corporation that he took part in. During the protest he assaulted a police officer that was arresting him and the others. Meehan, along with others were attempting to overturn one of the delivery trucks owned by the chemical company. Other than Ryan O'Reily, Meehan has very little interaction with any of the other inmates. O'Reily himself grew up Catholic but left the church because his priests refused to help him. Father Meehan tries to convince O'Reily that all priests are different and that O'Reily should come back to the church.

Plot Summary[edit | edit source]

Season 5[edit | edit source]

The relationship between Meehan and O'Reily is rocky initially which is ironic considering that Meehan tries to help get Cyril off of death row. Meehan asks O'Reily many times for O'Reilly to pray with him but to no avail.

Season 6[edit | edit source]

However, Meehan dies of an aneurysm and O'Reily regrets the way he treated Father Meehan when Meehan was nothing but kind to him. O'Reily asks that he be allowed to wash Meehan's body, which Dr. Nathan allows.

The Irish

Ryan O'Reily - Cyril O'Reily - Timmy Kirk - Liam Meaney - Patrick Keenan - Daniel Meehan - Padraig Connolly - Seamus O'Reily - Philip Featherstone

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