Raymond Peter O'Keefe, Jr.|
April 24, 1955
Mount Vernon, New York, U.S.
Bonnie Raitt (1991–1999)|
Emily Donahoe (2011–present)
Michael O'Keefe (born April 24, 1955) is an American film and television actor, known for his roles as Danny Noonan in Caddyshack and Ben Meechum in The Great Santini — for which he received Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year, as well as a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
O'Keefe was born Raymond Peter O'Keefe, Jr., in Mount Vernon, New York, the oldest of seven children in a devoutly Roman Catholic Irish American family. He is the son of Stephanie (née Fitzpatrick) and Raymond Peter O'Keefe, who was a law professor at Fordham University, and also taught at St. Thomas University. O'Keefe grew up in Larchmont, New York and attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and New York University, and made his acting debut in a 1970 Colgate television commercial.
He is a cousin of playwright Will Eno.
O'Keefe's best-known film role is Danny Noonan in the comedy film Caddyshack. He received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his role as the oldest son of a Marine aviator in The Great Santini, starring Robert Duvall, also nominated for an Academy Award for the film. He played a Marine in 1980 in the miniseries A Rumor of War as the friend of Brad Davis' character, Philip Caputo, and played the lead role in the 1982 film, Split Image, as an all-American college athlete who gets lured into a religious cult by a beautiful girl (Karen Allen). He has also appeared in the thriller film The Glass House, and starred with Tommy Lee Jones in the 1983 pirate adventure Nate and Hayes (also known as Savage Islands). More recently, O'Keefe appeared opposite George Clooney in Michael Clayton. He has appeared twice opposite Jack Nicholson, as his son in Ironweed and as the father of a murdered girl in The Pledge. His film Frozen River was in the competition at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008. He also plays the powerful District Attorney Calvin Beckett in the film American Violet.
O'Keefe's highest-profile television role to date has been his portrayal of Fred, the husband of Jackie Harris (Laurie Metcalf) on the ABC series Roseanne. O'Keefe appeared on the show from 1993 to 1995. After leaving the series, O'Keefe played the husband in the series Life's Work, which aired after Roseanne in its final season. Additional television credits include the lead role of Simon MacHeath in the short-lived Boston-based series Against the Law, which aired on Fox during the 1990–91 season, and the role of Ron Steffey in the short-lived 1992 CBS drama Middle Ages. He has guest starred on Saving Grace, The West Wing, Criminal Minds, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, House, M*A*S*H, Ghost Whisperer, Brothers and Sisters, Leverage, and The Waltons. He can be seen currently in Homeland as CIA agent and former interim station chief John Redmond.
O'Keefe was married to rock/blues singer Bonnie Raitt from April 27, 1991, to November 9, 1999, when they were divorced. He has been a practicing Zen Buddhist since 1981. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Bennington College. He married actress Emily Donahoe in 2011.
|1978||Gray Lady Down||Harris|
|1979||The Great Santini||Ben Meechum|| Nominated – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor|
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture – Male
|1982||Split Image||Danny 'Joshua' Stetson|
|1983||Nate and Hayes||Nathaniel Williamson|
|1984||Finders Keepers||Michael Rangeloff|
|1985||The Slugger's Wife||Darryl Palmer|
|1986||The Whoopee Boys||Jake Bateman|
|1989||The First Year|
|1989||Bridge to Silence|
|1991||Out of the Rain||Frank Reade|
|1993||Me and Veronica||Michael|
|1994||Kangaroo Court||Short film|
|Nina Takes a Lover||Journalist|
|1995||Three Wishes||Adult Tom|
|1996||Edie & Pen||Ken|
|Ghosts of Mississippi||Merrida Coxwell|
|2000||Just One Night||Wayne|
|2001||The Pledge||Duane Larsen|
|Herman U. S. A.||Dennis|
|The Glass House||Dave Baker|
|Prancer Returns||Mr. James Klock||Direct-to-video|
|2002||The Hot Chick||Richard Spencer|
|2003||The Inner Circle||Jack Scott|
|2007||An American Crime||Rev. Bill Collier|
|Cherry Crush||Det. Griffin|
|Michael Clayton||Barry Grissom|
|2008||Frozen River||State Trooper Finnerty|
|Chasing 3000||Dr. Stuart|
|2009||American Violet||Calvin Beckett|
|2011||Atlas Shrugged: Part I||Hugh Akston|
|Too Big to Fail||Chris Flowers|
|2012||A Thousand Cuts||Frank|
|2013||The Wait||Ben's Dad|
|1974||The Texas Wheelers||Jeff||Episode: "X-Rated Movie"|
|1974, 1977||M*A*S*H|| Corp. Richard Travis
| Episode: "Mad Dogs and Servicemen"|
Episode: "War of Nerves"
|1975||Lucas Tanner||Brad Patterson||Episode: "A Touch of Bribery"|
|Friendly Persuasion||Josh Birdwell||TV movie|
|The Blue Knight||Episode: "Triple Threat"|
|1975, 1977||The Waltons||Chad Marshall||Episode: "The Competition" and "The Elopement"|
|1976||The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case||Terry Long||TV movie|
|33 Hours in the Life of God||Freddie||Unsold TV pilot|
|Maude||Lee Harrison||Episode: "The Election"|
|1978||The Dark Secret of Harvest Home||Worthy Pettinger||Miniseries|
|1980||A Rumor of War||Lt. Walter Cohen||Miniseries|
|1985||Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Art Toomey||Episode: "The Night Caller"|
|The Hitchhiker||Richard Shepard||Episode: "Man's Best Friend"|
|1988||Unholy Matrimony||Dr. Cassius William 'Bill' Sander||TV movie|
|Disaster at Silo 7||Sgt. Mike Fitzgerald||TV movie|
|1989||Bridge to Silence||Dan||TV movie|
|1990||Too Young to Die?||Mike Medwicki||TV movie|
|In the Best Interest of the Child||Walt Colton||TV movie|
|1990–1991||Against the Law||Simon MacHeath||17 episodes|
|1992||Middle Ages||Ron Steffey||6 episodes|
|1994||Incident at Deception Ridge||Jack Bolder||TV movie|
|1996||The Outer Limits||Eddie Wexler||Episode: "Beyond the Veil"|
|The People Next Door||Garrett James||TV movie|
|1996–1997||Life's Work||Kevin Hunter||18 episodes|
|1999||Swing Vote||TV movie|
|2001||Law & Order||Cally Lonegan/Professor Donald Lonegan||Episode: "Brother's Keeper"|
|The West Wing||Will Sawyer||Episode: "War Crimes"|
|2001, 2007||Law & Order: Criminal Intent|| Father Michael McShale
Dr. Eli Rush
| Episode: "The Faithful"|
|2002, 2004||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit|| Officer Marcosi
| Episode: "Counterfeit"|
|2003||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Daniel Easton||Episode: "Got Murder?"|
|Defending Our Kids: The Julie Posey Story||Mike Harris||TV movie|
|2005||Night Stalker||Doug Panero||Episode: "Burning Man"|
|2006||House||Fletcher Stone||Episode: "Failure to Communicate"|
|The Closer||Agent Tim Hecht||Episode: "Overkill"|
|Vanished||Bob Nagel|| Episode: "Black Box"|
Episode: "Warm Springs"
|2007||State of Mind||Petrovsky||Episode: "Pilot"|
|Saving Grace||Father Lloyd Tierney||Episode: "Bless Me Father, For I Have Sinned"|
|Criminal Minds||Dr. Stanley Howard||Episode: "Scared to Death"|
|2008||Numb3rs||Rev. Joseph Ezra||Episode: "Atomic No. 33"|
|Eleventh Hour||Philip Gifford||Episode: "Resurrection"|
|2008–2009||Brothers & Sisters||Wally Wandell|| Episode: "Prior Commitments"|
Episode: "You Get What You Need"
Episode: "The Wig Party"
|2009||Two Dollar Beer||Dad||TV pilot|
|Ghost Whisperer||Dr. Byrd||Episodes: "Delusions of Grandview" and "Leap of Faith"|
|2013||King & Maxwell||FBI Agent Frank Rigby||Series regular|
|2014||Homeland||John Redmond||Recurring role|
|2015||Masters of Sex||Harry Eshelman||2 episodes|
|2016||Blue Bloods||Lieutenant Tim Harrison||Episode: "Stomping Grounds"|
Awards and nominations
- 1981: Nominated, "Best Actor in a Supporting Role" – The Great Santini
- 1987: Nominated, "Best Actor in a Dramatic Series" – The Hitchhiker
- 1981: Nominated, "New Male Star of the Year in a Motion Picture" – The Great Santini
- "Michael O'Keefe". Yahoo! TV. Retrieved 2014-08-31.
- "Writing". Michael O'Keefe.com. Retrieved 2014-08-31.
- "Death: O'Keefe, Raymond P.". The New York Times. 25 January 2006. Retrieved 2014-08-31.
- LaMarre, Tom (January 30, 2004). "Michael O'Keefe (aka Caddyshack's Danny Noonan): Not just another face in the crowd". Badgolfer.com. Retrieved October 30, 2014.
- "Zen". Michael O'Keefe.com. Retrieved 2014-08-31.
- "Michael O'Keefe". The Nervous Breakdown. Retrieved 2014-08-31.
- "Photos! Stars Align on Opening Night of The Library, Starring Chloë Grace Moretz". Broadway.com. 15 April 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-31.
- Official website
- Michael O'Keefe at the Internet Movie Database
- Michael O'Keefe at the Internet Broadway Database
- Michael O'Keefe at the Internet Off-Broadway Database