Dan O'Keefe (writer)

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Dan O'Keefe (born 1968) is an American television writer and producer, who has worked on such shows as Seinfeld, The Drew Carey Show, The League, Silicon Valley, and Veep.

As a television writer, O'Keefe was responsible for popularizing the holiday Festivus on the 1997 Seinfeld episode "The Strike".[1] Festivus had been invented in the 1960s by O'Keefe's father, editor and author Daniel O'Keefe (1928–2012).

In 2005, Dan O'Keefe published an official book about the holiday and its history, titled The Real Festivus.[2]

He lives in Los Angeles.[3] He is the brother of composer Laurence O'Keefe.[3]


  1. ^ "Festivus 2009: Holiday creator Dan O'Keefe takes your questions". The Washington Post. December 21, 2009.
  2. ^ O'Keefe, Dan. The Real Festivus. Perigee, 2005.
  3. ^ a b "DANIEL L. O'KEEFE's Obituary on New York Times". New York Times.

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