Michael O'Keefe

Actor, Manager, Songwriter
This tall, slim actor is one of those rare performers who manages to divide his time equally between stage, film and TV work, though his regular stint in "Roseanne" has taken up much of his time since the early 1990s ... Read more »
Born: 04/23/1955 in Paulland, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (77)

Cherry Crush 2014 (Movie)

Detective Griffin (Actor)

Homeland 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inner Circle 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Royal Pains 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wait 2014 (Movie)

Ben's Dad (Actor)

Junction 2013 (Movie)

Walters (Actor)

King & Maxwell 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Apartment 143 2012 (Movie)

Dr. Helzer (Actor)

A Thousand Cuts 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Atlas Shrugged Part One 2011 (Movie)

Hugh Akston (Actor)

Leverage 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Violet 2009 (Movie)

Calvin Beckett (Actor)

Brothers & Sisters 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ghost Whisperer 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Eleventh Hour 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Frozen River 2008 (Movie)

Trooper Finnerty (Actor)

Keith 2008 (Movie)

Alan Ascher (Actor)

Numb3rs 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Criminal Minds 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2001, 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Michael Clayton 2007 (Movie)

Barry Grissom (Actor)

Saving Grace 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

House 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Closer 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Vanished 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Night Stalker 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2002, 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Hot Chick 2002 (Movie)

Richie (Actor)

The Outer Limits 1994 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Herman U.S.A. 2001 (Movie)

Dennis (Actor)

Law & Order 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Glass House 2001 (Movie)

Dave Baker (Actor)

The Pledge 2001 (Movie)

Duane Larson (Actor)

The West Wing 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Just One Night 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Mao Game 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Life's Work 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The People Next Door 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Ghosts of Mississippi 1996 (Movie)

Merrida Coxwell (Actor)

Nina Takes a Lover 1995 (Movie)

Journalist (Actor)

Roseanne 1993 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Three Wishes 1995 (Movie)

Adult Tom (Actor)

Kangaroo Court 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Me & Veronica 1993 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Middle Ages 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Against the Law 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Out of the Rain 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ironweed 1987 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

The Whoopee Boys 1986 (Movie)

Jake Bateman (Actor)

The Slugger's Wife 1985 (Movie)

Darryl Palmer (Actor)

Finders Keepers 1984 (Movie)

Michael Rangeloff (Actor)

M*A*S*H 1972 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Nate and Hayes 1983 (Movie)

Nathaniel Williamson (Actor)

Split Image 1982 (Movie)

Danny (Actor)

Caddyshack 1980 (Movie)

Danny Noonan (Actor)

The Great Santini 1979 (Movie)

Ben Meechum (Actor)

Gray Lady Down 1978 (Movie)

Harris (Actor)

The Oath: 33 Hours in the Life of God 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Actor

Friendly Persuasion 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

A Rumor of War (TV Show)

Actor

An American Crime (TV Show)

Actor

Bridge to Silence (TV Show)

Actor

Disaster at Silo 7 (TV Show)

Actor

Edie & Pen (TV Show)

Actor

Fear (TV Show)

Actor

Incident at Deception Ridge (TV Show)

Actor

Panache (TV Show)

Actor

Prancer Returns (TV Show)

Actor

Swing Vote (TV Show)

Actor

Too Big to Fail (TV Show)

Actor

Too Young to Die? (TV Show)

Actor

Unholy Matrimony (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Shabby Chic 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Segment Producer

The Look For Less 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Assistant Producer
Music (1)

Bonnie Raitt: Road Tested 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Song
Director (1)

Raising the Ashes 1997 (Movie)

(Director)
Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

The List 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Video Playback

Biography

This tall, slim actor is one of those rare performers who manages to divide his time equally between stage, film and TV work, though his regular stint in "Roseanne" has taken up much of his time since the early 1990s. One of seven children born into a wealthy Irish-American family, O'Keefe was a baseball star for his parochial school team. He began acting in his teens, and by the early 1980s had amassed an impressive theater resume including "Fifth of July", "Streamers", "Mass Appeal" and "Short Eyes".

Relationships

Alma O'Keefe

Wife
divorced

James O'Keefe

Brother

Mary O'Keefe

Sister

Bonnie Raitt

Wife
born on September 8, 1949 married April 27, 1991 Grammy-winner separated in early 1999 announced plans to divorce in November 1999

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

New York , New York

Milestones

2002

Portrayed the father of Rachel McAdam's character in "The Hot Chick"

2001

Cast in the action thriller "The Glass House"

1999

Assumed role of the jazz musician father in the award-winning Broadway play "Side Man"

1990

Starred in TV drama series "Against the Law" (Fox)

1979

Received nomination for Best Supporting Actor Oscar for breakthrough film role in "The Great Santini"

1977

Film debut in supporting role, "Gray Lady Down"

1975

TV-movie debut in "Friendly Persuasion/Except for Me and Thee"

1974

Stage debut in New York Shakespeare Festival production of "Killdeer" (billed as Michael Raymond O'Keefe)

1969

Acting debut in Colgate toothpaste commercial

Played Fred in ABC sitcom "Roseanne"

Co-starred with Lisa Ann Walter in the ABC sitcom "Life's Work"

Co-founded Colannades Theatre Lab in NYC with voice coaches Arthur and Michael Lessac; acted with company for three years

Bonus Trivia

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In 1995, O'Keefe co-wrote the song "Longing in Their Hearts" with wife Bonnie Raitt.

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