Michael O’Keefe Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Born as Raymond Peter O’Keefe, Jr. on the 24th April 1955, in Mount Vernon, New York State USA, and is a film and television actor, perhaps best known to the world as Danny Noonan in the film “Caddyshack” (1980), and as Barry Grissom in the film “Michael Clayton” in 2007, among other differing appearances. His career started in the mid- 1970s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Michael O’Keefe is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that O’Keefe’s net worth is as high as $2 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the entertainment industry, during which he has appeared in more than 100 film and TV titles.

Michael O’Keefe Net Worth $2 Million

Michael is the oldest of seven children born to Raymond Peter O’Keefe, and his wife Stephanie; he is of Irish ancestry, and both of his parents were devout Roman Catholics. Although born in Mount Vernon, Michael grew up in Larchmont, New York, where he went to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and later New York University.

His career started in 1970 when he was selected for a Colgate commercial, and he then joined Joseph Papp’s Public Theater in New York City. Michael made his on-screen debut in a minor role in the TV series “The Texas Wheelers” in 1974, and throughout the ‘70s he made several minor TV appearances, until in 1979 when he was cast as basketball player Ben Meechum in the drama “The Great Santini” (1979), next to Robert Duvall and Blythe Danner, which earned him an Oscar Award nomination, and increased his popularity and net worth.

In 1980 he featured as a golf player in the comedy “Caddyshack”, while in 1982 he portrayed gymnast Danny ‘Joshua’ Stetson in the romantic drama “Split Image”, with Karen Allen and Peter Fonda. As the ‘80s progressed so did his career, since Michael made several more notable appearances, including in the action adventure “Savage Islands” (1983), “The Slugger’s Wife” (1985), and the Oscar Award- nominated drama “Ironweed” (1987), starring Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep and Carroll Baker. Also, in 1989 he starred in the made-for-television romantic drama “Bridge to Silence”, which earned a Primetime Emmy Award- nomination.

Looking forward to the next decade, Michael built on the success from the ‘80s, and cemented his place in the Hollywood scene. New roles came quickly, some of which increased his wealth to a large degree. In 1994 he featured in the romantic comedy “Nina Takes a Lover”, and then two years later he had the role in the Oscar Award- nominated drama “Ghosts of Mississippi”, directed by Rob Reiner and starring Alec Baldwin, James Woods and Whoopi Goldberg.

He started the new century with a role in the mystery thriller “The Glass House” (2001), and the next year appeared in the comedy “The Hot Chick”, starring Rob Schneider. In the next several years, Michael didn’t have any notable roles, until he was cast in the biopic about a young girl who was tortured by her mother and siblings – “An American Crime” in 2007, starring Ellen Page, Hayley McFarland, and Catherine Keener. The same year he appeared next to George Clooney, as Barry Grissom in the thriller “Michael Clayton”, and also portrayed detective Griffin in the thriller “Cherry Crush”.

He quickly moved on to the next successful project, as in 2008 he appeared in the crime drama “Frozen River” (2008), starring Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, and Charlie McDermott, but then had to wait until 2012, when he starred in the thriller “A Thousand Cuts”, and also starred in Tony Glazer’s directorial debut, the thriller “Hostage”, which increased his net worth to a large degree.

In recent years, Michael has been chasing television roles and so far has appeared in such series as “Homeland” (2014), “Masters of Sex” (2015-2016), and in “Sneaky Pete” (2017), all of which also added to his wealth.

Regarding his personal life, Michael has been married to Emily Donahoe since 2011, with whom he has one child. Previously, he was married to musician Bonnie Raitt from 1991 until 2000, and for whom Michael wrote several songs, including “Longing in Their Hearts” for which Bonnie received a Grammy Award.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 24, 1955
Birth place: Mount Vernon, New York, United States
Height:1.85 m
Profession:Actor
Education:American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Emily Donahoe (m. 2011), Bonnie Raitt (m. 1991–1999)
Parents:Stephanie O'Keefe, Raymond Peter O'Keefe
Siblings:Mary O'Keefe
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1He is of Irish, and a smaller amount of French-Canadian, ancestry.
2While at Mamaroneck High School Michael was cast in The Fantastics at a young age. An old HS friend cast him against Terry Davis as Matt and Luisa. Shortly after High School he attended The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC and was cast in a Crest Commercial.
3Was a very shy kid growing up.
4Brother-in law of actor Michael O'Neill, who is married to his sister Mary.
5Has herniated discs in his neck from playing golf and doesn't play the game anymore.
6Ex-brother-in-law of David Raitt and Steven Raitt.
7Ex-son-in-law of John Raitt.
8Began his acting career in Colgate TV commercials and at Joseph Papp's Public Theater in New York City.
9Tends to play athletes in movies: he's a basketball player in The Great Santini (1979), a golfer in Caddyshack (1980), a gymnast in Split Image (1982), and a baseball player in The Slugger's Wife (1985).
10In the same branch of Buddhism as Peter Matthiessen, Leonard Cohen, Gary Snyder, Peter Coyote, Bernie Glassman, Reb Anderson, Philip Whalen, Richard Baker, Pat O'Hara, Soe Roshi, and Daido Loori.
11Has written lyrics for a number of songs and artists, including two for his ex-wife Bonnie Raitt, one of which, "Longing in Their Hearts," won a Grammy for Raitt. The other song was from Raitt's "Luck of the Draw" album and was entitled "One Part be My Lover."
12Lost to Peter MacNicol for the part of Stingo in Sophie's Choice (1982).
13Other ordained Zen priests include Leonard Cohen, Bernie Glassman, Pat O'Hara, and Peter Matthiessen.
14Student of the Zen Master Bernie Glassman.
15Announced plans to divorce Bonnie Raitt on November 9, 1999.
16Graduate of Mamaroneck (NY) High School.
17Enjoys hiking.
18Joined a sect called The Way when he was 15.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1997Silver PlaqueChicago International Film FestivalBest Documentary ShortRaising the Ashes (1997)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesHomeland (2011)· Numan Acar
· Nazanin Boniadi
· Claire Danes
· Rupert Friend
· Raza Jaffrey
· Nimrat Kaur
· Tracy Letts
· Mark Moses
· Mandy Patinkin
· Laila Robins
· Maury Sterling
1987ACECableACE AwardsActor in a Dramatic SeriesThe Hitchhiker (1983)
1981OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actor in a Supporting RoleThe Great Santini (1979)
1981Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USANew Star of the Year in a Motion Picture - MaleThe Great Santini (1979)


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hot Chick2002Richie
Prancer Returns2001VideoMr. James Klock
The West Wing2001TV SeriesWill Sawyer
The Glass House2001Dave Baker
Law & Order2001TV SeriesCally Lonegan / Professor Donald Lonegan
Herman U.S.A.2001Dennis
The Pledge2001/IDuane Larsen
Just One Night2000Wayne
Swing Vote1999TV Movie
Life's Work1996-1997TV SeriesKevin Hunter
Ghosts of Mississippi1996Merrida Coxwell
The People Next Door1996TV MovieGarrett James
Edie & Pen1996Ken
The Outer Limits1996TV SeriesEddie Wexler
Roseanne1993-1995TV SeriesFred
Three Wishes1995Adult Tom
Kangaroo Court1994Short
Incident at Deception Ridge1994TV MovieJack Bolder
Nina Takes a Lover1994Journalist
Me and Veronica1993Michael
Middle Ages1992TV SeriesRon Steffey
Out of the Rain1991Frank Reade
Against the Law1990-1991TV SeriesSimon MacHeath
Fear1990Jack Hays
In the Best Interest of the Child1990TV MovieWalt Colton
Too Young to Die?1990TV MovieMike Medwicki
The First Year1989
Bridge to Silence1989TV MovieDan
Disaster at Silo 71988TV MovieSgt. Mike Fitzgerald
Unholy Matrimony1988TV MovieDr. Cassius William 'Bill' Sander
Ironweed1987Billy Phelan
The Whoopee Boys1986Jake Bateman
The Hitchhiker1985TV SeriesRichard Shepard
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1985TV SeriesArt Toomey
The Slugger's Wife1985Darryl Palmer
Finders Keepers1984Michael Rangeloff
Nate and Hayes1983Nathaniel Williamson
Split Image1982Danny 'Joshua' Stetson
Caddyshack1980Danny Noonan
A Rumor of War1980TV Mini-SeriesLt. Walter Cohen
The Great Santini1979Ben Meechum
Gray Lady Down1978Harris
The Dark Secret of Harvest Home1978TV Mini-SeriesWorthy Pettinger
M*A*S*H1974-1977TV SeriesTom / Corporal Richard Travis
The Waltons1975-1977TV SeriesChad Marshall
Maude1976TV SeriesLee Harrison
33 Hours in the Life of God1976TV MovieFreddie
Panache1976TV MovieHorseman
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case1976TV MovieTerry Long
The Blue Knight1975TV SeriesScooter
Police Story1975TV SeriesOfficer Tolivar
Phyllis1975TV SeriesTony
Friendly Persuasion1975TV MovieJosh Birdwell
Lucas Tanner1975TV SeriesBrad Patterson
The Texas Wheelers1974TV SeriesJeff
Sneaky Pete2017TV SeriesDet. Winslow
Masters of Sex2015-2016TV SeriesHarry Eshelman
Falling Water2016TV SeriesMr. Jones
Sleepy Hollow2015-2016TV SeriesJack Walters
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2002-2016TV SeriesFather Eugene O'Hannigan / Ronald McCain / Officer Marcosi
Blue Bloods2016TV SeriesLt. Tim Harrison
Elementary2016TV SeriesHarris Waylon Greer
Eye in the Sky2015Ken Stanitzke
Homeland2014TV SeriesJohn Redmond
Royal Pains2014TV SeriesDave
Finding Neighbors2013Sam
King & Maxwell2013TV SeriesFBI Agent Frank Rigby
How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)2013TV SeriesDr. Skrutz
The Wait2013/IBen's Dad
Junction2012Walters
Daybreak2012TV SeriesProfessor Aaron Wilkins
A Thousand Cuts2012Frank
Apartment 1432011Dr. Helzer
Burn Notice2011TV SeriesWallace
Too Big to Fail2011TV MovieChris Flowers
Atlas Shrugged: Part I2011Hugh Akston
Sarina's Song2011ShortCharles Berkeley
Outlaw2010TV SeriesDr. Damon
Chasing 30002010Dr. Stuart
Leverage2010TV SeriesDarren Hoffman
Brothers & Sisters2008-2009TV SeriesWally Wandell
Ghost Whisperer2009TV SeriesDr. Byrd
Two Dollar Beer2009TV MovieDad
Eleventh Hour2008TV SeriesPhilip Gifford
American Violet2008Calvin Beckett
Numb3rs2008TV SeriesReverend Joseph Ezra
Keith2008/IAlan Ascher
Frozen River2008Trooper Finnerty
Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show2007TV SeriesOfficer Parker
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2001-2007TV SeriesDr. Eli Rush / Father Michael McShale
Criminal Minds2007TV SeriesDr. Stan Howard
Michael Clayton2007Barry Grissom
Saving Grace2007TV SeriesFather Lloyd Tierney
State of Mind2007TV SeriesPetrovsky
Cherry Crush2007Detective Griffin
An American Crime2007Reverend Bill Collier
Vanished2006TV SeriesBob
The Closer2006TV SeriesAgent Tim Hecht
House M.D.2006TV SeriesFletcher Stone
Night Stalker2005TV SeriesDoug Panero
The Inner Circle2005Jack Scott
Delusion2003ShortMagritte
Defending Our Kids: The Julie Posey Story2003TV MovieMike Harris
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2003TV SeriesDaniel Easton

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Raising the Ashes1997Documentary

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Waltons1977TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Argo2006Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
White Buffalo: An American Prophecy2015Documentary
Showing Up2014DocumentaryHimself
Caddyshack: The Inside Story2009TV MovieHimself
Inside the Inner Circle2003ShortHimself
60 Minutes Wednesday1999TV Series documentaryHimself - Bonnie's Husband (segment "Bonnie")
Lauren Hutton and...1996TV SeriesHimself
The 53rd Annual Academy Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
60 Minutes Wednesday1999TV Series documentaryHimself - Bonnie's Husband (segment "Bonnie")
Roseanne1995TV SeriesFred

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