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Michael O'Keefe Biography

Birth Name:
Raymond Peter O'Keefe Jr.

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


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


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