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Andrew Patrick O'Keefe AM (born 1 October 1971) is an Australian television presenter and former lawyer. He is best known for being the host of the game shows Deal or No Deal and The Chase Australia . He was also the co-host of Weekend Sunrise from 2005 to 2017.
O'Keefe worked as an intellectual property lawyer with law firm Allens Arthur Robinson.
O'Keefe first started his television career in 2003 in Channel Seven's show Big Bite . Later the same year he began hosting Deal or No Deal .
In 2005, O'Keefe co-hosted the tri-network tsunami appeal Reach Out for relief efforts around Asia. In the same year, he hosted the short-lived Dragons Den and co-hosted the 47th TV Week Logie Awards .[ citation needed ]
From 2005 to 2017, O'Keefe co-hosted Weekend Sunrise on Saturday and Sunday mornings with journalist Monique Wright.He also regularly substituted for David Koch on Sunrise . He 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, O'Keefe hosted the quiz show The Rich List .
On 31 May 2013, O'Keefe commenced playing the role of King Herod in the Australian tour of the Jesus Christ Superstar arena show.However, on 14 June 2013, he was admitted to hospital with a neck injury requiring surgery and was forced to relinquish the role for the rest of the tour. O'Keefe believed the injury was aggravated during a performance of the show.
In 2015, O'Keefe began presenting Seven's new game show, The Chase Australia , which replaced struggling game show Deal or No Deal which he hosted.
In December 2017, O'Keefe announced his resignation as co-host of Weekend Sunrise after 12 years with the show.
O'Keefe's contract with the Seven Network expired at the end of 2020 and was replaced by Larry Emdur for The Chase Australia.
O'Keefe is a past chairman of the White Ribbon Foundation in Australia, an organisation dedicated to the prevention of violence against women.He was one of the founding members of the campaign in Australia and has been an ambassador since 2004.
As a result of his work with the foundation, O'Keefe was appointed to the inaugural national council for the Prevention of Violence Against Women, which drafted the report Time for Action: Australia's National Plan for Reducing Violence Against Women and their Children on behalf of the federal government.
In January 2017 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for his television and charity work.
O'Keefe is one of five children.His father was Barry O'Keefe, a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. He is a nephew of the Australian rock and roll singer Johnny O'Keefe.
He attended Saint Ignatius' College, Riverview, and then studied arts and law at the University of Sydney,
O'Keefe was married and has three children. In 2017 the couple separated and in 2019 they divorced.
On 30 January 2021, O'Keefe was arrested and charged with domestic violence charges and common assault against his partner. An interim apprehended violence order was placed on O'Keefe by NSW Police on behalf of his partner.In June 2021, O'Keefe had the charges dismissed as the community magistrate found that he was in a hypomanic bipolar state when the offending occurred. He was ordered to continue to complete an intensive mental health treatment program.
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