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Michael O'Keefe
Name Raymond Peter O'Keefe, Jr.
Birth Date April 24, 1955
Birth Place Mount Vernon, New York
Family Stephanie O'Keefe (mother)
Raymond Peter O'Keefe, Sr. (father)
Mary O'Keefe (sister)
Michael O'Neill (brother-in-law)
Five unnamed siblings
Bonnie Raitt (ex-wife)
Emily Donahoe (wife)
Unnamed child (fathered with Emily Donahoe)
Will Eno (cousin)
Years Active 1974-present

Michael O'Keefe (born Raymond Peter O'Keefe, Jr.) is an American actor.


O'Keefe was born as Raymond Peter O'Keefe, Jr., on April 24, 1955, in Mount Vernon, New York. He was the oldest of seven children and raised in a devoutly Roman Catholic Irish American family. He was of Irish and partial French-Canadian descent. His parents were Stephanie O'Keefe and Raymond Peter O'Keefe, Sr.; the senior O'Keefe taught at Fordham University and St. Thomas University. O'Keefe was raised in Larchmont and became a graduate of Mamaroneck High School. Early on during his time there, O'Keefe was cast in The Musicals. At the age of fifteen, he joined a sect called The Way for an unknown period of time.

After high-school graduation, he attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and New York University. He made his acting debut in a 1970 TV commercial for Colgate. O'Keefe has since garnered notable roles in the feature film Caddyshack and the ABC-produced series Roseanne. He also guest-starred on Saving Grace, The West Wing, Criminal Minds, Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, House M.D., M*A*S*H, Ghost Whisperer, Brothers and Sisters, Leverage, and The Waltons.

In his personal life, O'Keefe was married to rock/blues singer Bonnie Raitt from April 27, 1991 to November 9, 1999. Afterwards, they divorced for undisclosed reasons. He has been a practicing Zen Buddhist since 1981. O'Keefe holds an MFA in Creative Writing, awarded from Bennington College. He married actress Emily Donahoe in 2011 and had one child with her.

On Criminal MindsEdit

O'Keefe portrayed Doctor Stanley Howard, a psychiatrist-turned-serial killer who appeared in the Season Three episode Scared to Death.


For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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