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Michael O'Keefe

Michael O'Keefe

Michael O'Keefe trained for his theatrical career at New York University and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He made his Broadway debut in The Fifth of July and his first television appearance in Friendly Persuasion. O'Keefe received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Robert Duvall's troubled son in The Great Santini.

On the small screen, he starred for three seasons as Roseanne's brother-in-law on the hit television series Roseanne. He has also appeared in series such as Against the Law, starring as off-the-wall attorney Simon MacHeath, and most recently portrayed basketball coach/househusband Kevin Hunter in Life's Work. Other notable television credits include Swing Vote, The People Next Door, Incident at Deception Ridge and In the Best Interest of the Child.

O'Keefe counts among his feature film credits Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Ironweed, The Usual Suspects and the Sean Penn-directed drama The Indian Runner. O'Keefe can also be seen in Columbia's upcoming film, The Glass House, co-starring Rita Wilson.

O'Keefe is an accomplished songwriter and earned a Grammy nomination for Longing In Their Hearts, a song he co-wrote with Bonnie Raitt.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Michael O'Keefe Facts

Birth Name Michael Raymond O'Keefe
BirthdayApril 24, 1955 (67)
BirthplaceMount Vernon, New York, USA
Height6' 1" (1m85)  How tall is Michael O'Keefe compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Michael Clayton
The Avenger
Merchants Of Doubt
The Faithful
The Great Santini
Apartment 143
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