27 Facts About Andrew O'Keefe


Andrew Patrick O'Keefe AM was born on 1 October 1971 and is an Australian former television presenter and lawyer.


Andrew O'Keefe co-hosted the weekend edition of breakfast program Weekend Today from as well as the localised versions of game shows Deal or No Deal and The Chase Australia.


Andrew O'Keefe first started his television career in 2003 in Channel Seven's show Big Bite.


In 2005, Andrew O'Keefe co-hosted the tri-network tsunami appeal Reach Out for relief efforts around Asia.


From 2005 to 2017, Andrew O'Keefe co-hosted Weekend Sunrise on Saturday and Sunday mornings with journalist Monique Wright.


Andrew O'Keefe presented the program for two weeks whilst Koch was on holidays during the summer period of 2013 alongside his former Weekend Sunrise co-host Samantha Armytage.


From 2007 to 2009, Andrew O'Keefe hosted the quiz show The Rich List.

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On 31 May 2013, Andrew O'Keefe commenced playing the role of King Herod in the Australian tour of the Jesus Christ Superstar arena show.


Andrew O'Keefe believed the injury was aggravated during a performance of the show.


In 2015, Andrew O'Keefe began presenting Seven's new game show, The Chase Australia.


In December 2017, Andrew O'Keefe announced his resignation as co-host of Weekend Sunrise after 12 years with the show.


Andrew O'Keefe's father was Barry O'Keefe, a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.


Andrew O'Keefe is a nephew of the Australian rock and roll singer Johnny O'Keefe.


Andrew O'Keefe attended Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview, and then studied arts and law at the University of Sydney.


Andrew O'Keefe is a former chairman of the White Ribbon Australia, an organisation dedicated to the prevention of violence against women.


Andrew O'Keefe was one of the founding members of the campaign in Australia and was an ambassador from 2004, prior to the organisation's dissolution in 2019.


In January 2021, Andrew O'Keefe was arrested and charged with domestic violence and common assault against his partner.


In June 2021, Andrew O'Keefe had the charges dismissed as the community magistrate found that he was in a hypomanic bipolar state when the offending occurred.


Andrew O'Keefe was ordered to complete an intensive mental health treatment program.


On 27 January 2022, Andrew O'Keefe was arrested after he allegedly grabbed a woman by the throat, pushed her to the ground, and punched and kicked her at his unit in Sydney.


Andrew O'Keefe was later refused bail a week after his arrest.


Andrew O'Keefe has a long history of drug abuse, including cocaine and methamphetamine.


On 4 May 2022, Andrew O'Keefe was denied bail and served five months in jail after failing a drug test.


Justice Hulme said Andrew O'Keefe had long struggled with mental health issues and that rehabilitation was a "good opportunity" for him.


Andrew O'Keefe was scheduled to appear before the Downing Centre Local Court in June 2022 for sentencing after earlier pleading guilty to one charge of possessing 1.6 grams of cannabis.

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On 24 November 2022, after months on bail, Andrew O'Keefe was arrested again at his Vaucluse home for allegedly breaching his bail conditions.


On 6 April 2023 Andrew O'Keefe was arrested for drug driving.