Fast Facts

  • Trained with the American Academy of Dramatic Arts teen program and with the Colonnades Theatre Lab.
  • First job was in a Colgate commercial in 1970.
  • Made his Broadway debut as a replacement in the play Fifth of July in 1980, opposite Kathy Bates.
  • Played Kaffee in the national tour of A Few Good Men in 1992.
  • Released his first book of poetry, Swimming From Under My Father, in 2009.
  • Appeared in The Library, a play directed by Steven Soderbergh, with Chloë Grace Moretz in 2014.


  • 1980, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1981, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actor: Nominee
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee


  • William O'Keefe — Brother
  • John O'Keefe — Brother
  • Mary — Sister
  • Stephanie O'Keefe — Mother
  • Bonnie Raitt — Ex-wife
  • Ann — Sister
  • Emily Donahoe — Wife
  • Kevin O'Keefe — Brother
  • Raymond O'Keefe — Father
  • James O'Keefe — Brother


  • Attended New York University, New York, New York, United States; Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, United States (MFA in Creative Writing)

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  • Birth Name: Raymond Peter O'Keefe Jr.
  • Birth Place: Not Available
  • Profession: Actor

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