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Rex Sikes' Movie Beat Chats With Actor/Director/Author Michael O'Keefe

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Michael O'Keefe, as an actor, has garnered both Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. He's appeared in the films Michael Clayton, Frozen River, The Pledge, Ironweed, The Great Santini and Caddyshack. Television audiences will remember him as "Fred" on Roseanne. Other TV appearances also include The West Wing, Law and Order, House M.D., The Closer and Brothers and Sisters. He's appeared on Broadway in Reckless, Side Man, The Fifth of July and Mass Appeal, for which he received a Theater World Award. As a writer his lyrics were in the Grammy winning song, “Longing in their Hearts”, which was composed and sung by Bonnie Raitt. He's also written with Irish singer songwriter Paul Brady and numerous other composers. His writing has appeared in BOMB, Lake Affect and Chaparral. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Bennington College. Currently, Michael has authored a book of poetry “Swimming From Under My Father” of which the American Poet and editor Ed Ochester says “Michael O'Keefe's poems are agreeably cosmopolitan and witty, and his voice is authentic/contemporary. I'm particularly impressed by a sequence of father poems which is both unusual in its compositional strategies and very moving.” Stay tuned to Rex Sikes Movie Beat for other great archived interviews, cast and crew listings, events, festivals, premieres, and more at http://www.rexsikes.com

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