Michael O’Keefe is an American actor. He had his career beginnings in the 1970s. He made his film debut in 1978’s Gray Lady Down. The following year, he starred as Ben in the film The Great Santini. For his role, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In the ’80s, he starred in the movies Caddyshack, Split Image, Nate and Hayes, and Finders Keepers, and many others. In the following decade, he starred in the short-lived series Against the Law, as well as starred as Fred in the sitcom Roseanne. He also starred in the show Life’s Work. At the same time, he had performances in the films The Hot Chick, An American Crime, and Michael Clayton. In the 2010s, he had recurring roles in Homeland, Masters of Sex, Sleepy Hollow, and Sneaky Pete.