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Michael O'Keefe



Actor Michael O'Keefe was educated at NYU and trained for a theatrical career at AADA. O'Keefe made his first off-Broadway appearance in 1974's Killdeer, his Broadway debut in Fifth of July, and in 1975 made his TV bow in the small-screen remake of Friendly Persuasion. Within a year of his 1978 film debut, he was Oscar-nominated for his portrayal of Ben Meechum (author Pat Conroy's alter ego) in The Great Santini (1979). He followed that up by starring opposite comedy heavyweights Chevy Chase and Rodney Dangerfield as the caddy Danny Noonan in Caddyshack.



While his subsequent stage credits were consistently praiseworthy -- he won a 1982 Theatre World Award for Mass Appeal, and was a co-founder of the Collanade Theatre Lab -- his screen efforts of the 1980s alternated between brilliant (Ironweed) and lamentable (The Slugger's Wife). On television, O'Keefe was briefly seen as Jackie's (Laurie Metcalf) husband Fred on Roseanne (1988), gonzo attorney Simon MacHeath in Against the Law (1990), suburbanite Ron Steffey in Middle Ages (1992), and also as basketball coach/househusband Kevin Hunter in Life's Work (1996).



O'Keefe continued to work steadily in film and television, in movies like The Hot Chick (2002) and Michael Clayton (2007) and with guest appearances on shows like The West Wing, House, The Closer, Criminal Minds, and Brothers & Sisters. In 2014, he had a recurring role on Homeland's fourth season.



O'Keefe was married to singer Bonnie Raitt from 1991 to 1999, with whom he has co-written two songs, one of them the Grammy-nominated "Longing in Their Hearts".

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
95% Eye In The Sky
  • Ken Stanitzke
2016
25% The Wait
  • Ben's Dad
2014
No Score Yet Junction
  • Walters
2013
No Score Yet Finding Neighbors
  • Sam
2013
0% Emergo (Apartment 143)
  • Dr. Helzer
2012
10% Atlas Shrugged: Part I
  • Hugh Akston
2011
No Score Yet Too Big to Fail
  • Chris Flowers
2011
No Score Yet A Thousand Cuts
  • Frank Bennet
2011
74% American Violet
  • Calvin Beckett
2009
No Score Yet Keith
  • Alan Ascher
2008
88% Frozen River
  • Trooper Finnerty
2008
No Score Yet Chasing 3000
  • Actor
2008
90% Michael Clayton
  • Barry Grissom
2007
23% An American Crime
  • Rev. Bill
2007
No Score Yet Cherry Crush
  • Det. Griffin
2007
No Score Yet Herman USA
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet The People Next Door
  • Garrett James
2006
No Score Yet Defending Our Kids: The Julie Posey Story
  • Mike Harris
2003
22% The Hot Chick
  • Richie
2002
No Score Yet Prancer Returns
  • Klock
2001
21% The Glass House
  • David Anthony Baker
2001
No Score Yet Herman, U.S.A.
  • Dennis
2001
78% The Pledge
  • Duane Larson
2001
No Score Yet Just One Night
  • Wayne
2000
No Score Yet Edie & Pen
  • Ken
1997
45% Ghosts of Mississippi
  • Merrida Coxwell
1996
13% Three Wishes
  • Adult Tom Holman
1995
50% Nina Takes a Lover
  • Journalist
1995
No Score Yet Incident at Deception Ridge
  • Jack Bolder
1994
No Score Yet Disaster at Silo 7
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Me and Veronica
  • Michael
1992
No Score Yet Too Young to Die
  • Mike Medwicki
1990
No Score Yet Fear
  • Jack Hays
1990
No Score Yet Out of the Rain
  • Frank Reade
1990
No Score Yet Bridge to Silence
  • Dan
1989
No Score Yet Disaster at Silo 7
  • Sgt. Mike Fitzgerald
1988
No Score Yet Unholy Matrimony
  • Bill Slader
1988
65% Ironweed
  • Billy Phelan
1987
No Score Yet The Whoopee Boys
  • Jake Bateman
1986
0% The Slugger's Wife
  • Darryl Palmer
1985
No Score Yet Finders Keepers
  • Michael Rangeloff
1984
0% Nate and Hayes
  • Nathaniel Williamson
1983
No Score Yet Split Image
  • Danny
1982
75% Caddyshack
  • Danny Noonan
1980
No Score Yet A Rumor of War
  • Cohen
1980
94% The Great Santini
  • Ben Meechum
1979
60% Gray Lady Down
  • Harris
1978
No Score Yet Panache
  • Actor
1976

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Father McShale
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Cally Lonegan/Donald Lonegan Lonegan
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Guest
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Lt. Tim Harrison
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Ronald McCain Marcosi Father Eugene
No Score Yet The West Wing
1999-2006
  • Will Sawyer
No Score Yet Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
  • Wally Wandell
No Score Yet Eleventh Hour
2008-2009
  • Philip Gifford
18% How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life)
2013
  • Dr. Skrutz
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Fletcher Stone
90% Homeland
2011
  • John Redmond
82% Sleepy Hollow
2013
  • Jack Walters
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
  • Dr. Byrd
42% King & Maxwell
2013
  • Rigby
No Score Yet Criminal Minds
2005
  • Dr. Stan Howard
83% Saving Grace
2007-2010
  • Father Lloyd Tierney
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Mr. Easton Daniel Easton
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Reverend Joseph Ezra
95% Elementary
2012
  • Hudson Wayne Greer

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