Neelix character jug produced in Indonesia for Applause of Woodland Hills, California, in 1994. Neelix is a character in the science fiction television series "Star Trek: Voyager", played by actor Ethan Phillips since the series' inception. Neelix is an alien native to the far side of the galaxy, who joins the crew of the United Federation of Planets starship USS Voyager after it is captured and flung to the Delta Quadrant by a mysterious shockwave. He serves as a cook, morale officer, and eventual ambassador for the crew. Neelix is from Rinax, a moon of the planet Talax, located in the Delta Quadrant of the show's fictional representation of the Milky Way galaxy. His entire family was killed in a conflict with the Haakonian race. Neelix's hair forms the handle of the jug.