Edward Platt

Actor
Edward Platt first studied at Princeton University and then at the Juilliard School in New York. Later he sang with Paul Whiteman's Orchestra and in New York's Mozart Opera Company. When he'd returned from a stint as a ... Read more »
Born: 02/14/1916 in Staten Island, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (37)

General Hospital 1962 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Snoop Sisters 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Actor

Get Smart 1965 - 1970 (TV Show)

Actor

The Outer Limits 1963 - 1965 (TV Show)

Actor

A Ticklish Affair 1963 (Movie)

Capt Haven Hitchcock (Actor)

Amos Burke: Who Killed Julie Greer? 1961 - 1962 (TV Show)

Actor

Cape Fear 1962 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

The Fiercest Heart 1961 (Movie)

Madrigo (Actor)

Atlantis, the Lost Continent 1960 (Movie)

Azor (Actor)

Cash McCall 1960 (Movie)

Harrison Glenn (Actor)

Pollyanna 1960 (Movie)

Ben Tarbell (Actor)

The Explosive Generation 1960 (Movie)

Mr Morton (Actor)

North By Northwest 1959 (Movie)

Victor Larabee (Actor)

Damn Citizen! 1958 (Movie)

Joseph Kosta (Actor)

Inside the Mafia 1958 (Movie)

Dan Regent (Actor)

Summer Love 1958 (Movie)

Dr Thomas Daley (Actor)

The Gift of Love 1958 (Movie)

Dr Miller (Actor)

The High Cost of Loving 1958 (Movie)

Eli Cave (Actor)

The Rebel Set 1958 (Movie)

Mr Tucker (Actor)

They Came to Cordura 1958 (Movie)

Colonel DeRose (Actor)

Designing Woman 1957 (Movie)

Martin J Daylor (Actor)

Gunman's Walk 1957 (Movie)

Purcell Avery (Actor)

House of Numbers 1957 (Movie)

Warden (Actor)

Omar Khayyam 1957 (Movie)

Jayhan (Actor)

The Great Man 1957 (Movie)

Dr O'Connor (Actor)

The Helen Morgan Story 1957 (Movie)

Haggerty (Actor)

Serenade 1956 (Movie)

Carter (Actor)

Storm Center 1956 (Movie)

Reverend Wilson (Actor)

Written on the Wind 1956 (Movie)

Dr Paul Cochrane (Actor)

Illegal 1955 (Movie)

Ralph Ford (Actor)

Rebel Without a Cause 1955 (Movie)

Ray (Actor)

Sincerely Yours 1955 (Movie)

Dr Eubank (Actor)

The Lieutenant Wore Skirts 1955 (Movie)

Mario Dunning (Actor)

The McConnell Story 1955 (Movie)

Medical Corps Instructor (Actor)

The Private War of Major Benson 1955 (Movie)

Monsignor Collins (Actor)

The Shrike 1954 (Movie)

Harry Downs (Actor)

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Edward Platt first studied at Princeton University and then at the Juilliard School in New York. Later he sang with Paul Whiteman's Orchestra and in New York's Mozart Opera Company. When he'd returned from a stint as a radio operator in World War II, Platt brought his deep baritone to Broadway, making his debut in the doomed Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Allegro." After years on the New York stage, he moved to Texas, where his brother lived, and where he anchored the local news. He later pursued Hollywood, appearing in a string of "Four Star Playhouse" episodes and the James Dean classic "Rebel Without a Cause" in 1955. Film and television roles flooded in after this, and Platt popped up on numerous shows, including the science fiction anthology "The Outer Limits" and the western drama "Bonanza." In a long list of TV appearances, his career was defined by his role as Chief to Don Adams's Maxwell Smart in the classic comedy series "Get Smart." Sporadic work followed in the early 1970s, including guest spots on "Bewitched" and "The Odd Couple." Platt died unexpectedly in 1974. While early reports blamed a heart attack for the actor's death, his son later admitted Platt had committed suicide after a long struggle with untreated depression. Platt was 58 years old.

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