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Michael O'Keefe

Full / Real Name: Raymond Peter O'Keefe Jr.
Born: 24 April 1955 (65 years old)
Gender: Male

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Michael O'Keefe is an American actor best known for his film roles as Danny Noonan in Caddyshack and as Ben Meechum in The Great Santini, for which he received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for his role, as well as a Golden Globe nomination.

On television, he is best known for his role as Fred in Roseanne and as FBI Agent Frank Rigby in King & Maxwell.

Over the span of his career, O'Keefe has appeared in a number of critical and commercial hit films, such as Michael Clayton, Frozen River, Apt 143, Junction, The Pledge, Ironweed, Caddyshack and The Great Santini.

Television audiences will remember him as Fred on Roseanne, or from his other appearances on The West Wing, Law and Order, House M.D., The Closer and Brothers & Sisters.

On Broadway, Michael has appeared in productions of Reckless, Side Man, The Fifth of July and Mass Appeal, for which he received a Theater World Award.

In addition to acting, Michael also enjoys writing in a variety of forms. In 2009, he wrote and published a book of poems entitled Swimming from Under My Father, which was very well received and reviewed.

He penned the lyrics for the Grammy-winning song Longing in their Hearts, which was composed and sung by Bonnie Raitt.

His work with Bonnie included writing the lyrics for Marriage Made in Hollywood, composed by Paul Bradythat appeared on her album Slipstream, which won the Grammy for best Americana Record 2013.

His writing has also appeared in BOMB, Lake Affect and Chaparral, and he holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Bennington College.


Television Roles

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Character

Lt. Tim Harrison

Wally Wandell

Wally Wandell

Wally Wandell

Wallace

Dr. Stan Howard

Daniel Easton

Harris Waylon Greer

Philip Gifford

Dr. Byrd

John Redmond

Fletcher Stone

Dr. Skrutz

FBI Agent Frank Rigby

Cally Lonegan/Prof Donald Lonegan

Father Michael McShale

Dr. Eli Rush

Officer Marcosi

Ronald McCain

Father Eugene O'Hannigan

Darren Hoffman

Corporal Richard Travis

Tom

Harry Eshelman

Doug Panero

Reverend Joseph Ezra

Dr. Damon

Dave

Father Lloyd Tierney

FBI Director

Petrovsky

Nominee - Himself

Mr. Deavers

Agent Tim Hecht

Nominee - Himself

Eddie Wexler

Will Sawyer

Bob

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