Oliver Platt

Actor, Producer
The definitive scene-stealing supporting player, Oliver Platt built a steady acting career with his knack for taking unappealing characters, like Russell Tupper on "Huff" (Showtime, 2004-06) and making them funny and ... Read more »
Born: 01/12/1960 in Windsor, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Actor (75)

Chicago Med 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Cut Bank 2015 (Movie)

Joe Barret (Actor)

Fargo 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Frank and Cindy 2015 (Movie)

Frank Garcia (Actor)

Modern Family 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Voice

A Merry Friggin' Christmas 2014 (Movie)

Hobo Santa (Actor)

American Experience: JFK 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Narrator

Chef 2014 (Movie)

Ramsey Michel (Actor)

Kill the Messenger 2014 (Movie)

Jerry Ceppos (Actor)

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return 2014 (Movie)

Wiser (Voice)

Lucky Them 2014 (Movie)

Giles (Actor)

Master Cleanse 2014 (Movie)

Ken (Actor)

Chinese Zodiac 2013 (Movie)

Lawrence Morgan (Actor)

Ginger and Rosa 2013 (Movie)

Mark Two (Actor)

The Big C 2009 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Gods Behaving Badly 2012 (Movie)

Apollo (Actor)

Love, Marilyn 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Prohibition 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Voice

The Oranges 2012 (Movie)

Terry Ostroff (Actor)

X-Men: First Class 2011 (Movie)

Man in Black Suit (Actor)

Letters to Juliet 2010 (Movie)

Bobby (Actor)

Love and Other Drugs 2010 (Movie)

Bruce Winston (Actor)

Please Give 2010 (Movie)

Alex (Actor)

2012 2009 (Movie)

Carl Anheuser (Actor)

The 63rd Annual Tony Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Year One 2009 (Movie)

High Priest (Actor)

Frost/Nixon 2008 (Movie)

Bob Zelnick (Actor)

Nip/Tuck 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Martian Child 2007 (Movie)

Jeff (Actor)

The Bronx Is Burning 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ten 2007 (Movie)

Marc Jacobson (Actor)

Huff 2004 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Loverboy 2006 (Movie)

Mr. Pomeroy (Actor)

Casanova 2005 (Movie)

Papprizzio (Actor)

Ice Harvest 2005 (Movie)

Pete Van Heuten (Actor)

The West Wing 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kinsey 2004 (Movie)

Herman Wells (Actor)

Hope Springs 2003 (Movie)

Doug Reed (Actor)

Pieces of April 2003 (Movie)

Jim Burns (Actor)

Queens Supreme 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Ash Wednesday 2002 (Movie)

Moran (Actor)

Liberty Stands Still 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

ZigZag 2002 (Movie)

Toad (Actor)

Deadline 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Don't Say A Word 2001 (Movie)

Doctor Louis Sachs (Actor)

CinderElmo 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Gun Shy 2000 (Movie)

Fulvio Nesstra (Actor)

Ready to Rumble 2000 (Movie)

Jimmy King (Actor)

Bicentennial Man 1999 (Movie)

Rupert Burns (Actor)

Lake Placid 1999 (Movie)

Hector Cyr (Actor)

Three to Tango 1999 (Movie)

Peter Steinberg (Actor)

Bulworth 1998 (Movie)

Dennis Murphy (Actor)

Dangerous Beauty 1998 (Movie)

Maffio Venier (Actor)

Dr. Dolittle 1998 (Movie)

Dr Mark Weller (Actor)

Simon Birch 1998 (Movie)

Ben Goodrich (Actor)

The Impostors 1998 (Movie)

Maurice (Actor)

A Time to Kill 1996 (Movie)

Harry Rex Vonner (Actor)

Executive Decision 1996 (Movie)

Cahill (Actor)

Funny Bones 1995 (Movie)

Tommy Fawkes (Actor)

Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill 1995 (Movie)

Paul Bunyon (Actor)

Benny & Joon 1993 (Movie)

Eric (Actor)

Indecent Proposal 1993 (Movie)

Jeremy (Actor)

The Temp 1993 (Movie)

Jack Hartsell (Actor)

The Three Musketeers 1993 (Movie)

Porthos (Actor)

Beethoven 1992 (Movie)

Harvey (Actor)

Diggstown 1992 (Movie)

Fitz (Actor)

Flatliners 1990 (Movie)

Randy Steckle (Actor)

Postcards From the Edge 1990 (Movie)

Neil Bleene (Actor)

Crusoe 1989 (Movie)

Mr Newby (Actor)

Married to the Mob 1988 (Movie)

Ed Benitez (Actor)

Working Girl 1988 (Movie)

Lutz (Actor)

Bessie (TV Show)

Actor

The Infiltrator (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Big Night 1996 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Biography

The definitive scene-stealing supporting player, Oliver Platt built a steady acting career with his knack for taking unappealing characters, like Russell Tupper on "Huff" (Showtime, 2004-06) and making them funny and unexpectedly empathetic. Platt's large frame, expressive face, and booming, gravelly voice were leveraged to great effect in countless roles as attorneys and other educated professionals, with the actor earning acclaim for guest stints on TV's "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006) and "Nip/Tuck" (FX, 2003-10). On the movie screen, he made pompous, amoral scoundrels his calling card in "A Time to Kill" (1996), "Bulworth,"(1999) and "Frost/Nixon" (2008), while occasionally getting the chance to steal the spotlight in the madcap comedy "Impostors" (1997) and on Broadway with his Tony-nominated performance in "Shining City." Platt's unique talent for balancing imposing physical presence with subtle wit, while hinting at the vulnerable side of the over-confident blowhard made him one of the most interesting, craft-oriented actors on stage and screen.

Relationships

Mary Campbell

Wife
Married Sept. 12, 1992

Helen Choate

Grandfather
Paternal grandmother

Nicholas Platt

Father
Born 1936; served as U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, Zambia, and the Philippines

Sheila Platt

Mother
Born 1936

Claire Platt

Daughter
Born 1999; mother, Camilla Campbell

Lily Platt

Daughter
Born 1995; mother, Camilla Campbell

George Platt

Son
Born 1997; mother, Camilla Campbell

Adam Platt

Brother
Born 1958; restaurant critic for New York Magazine

Nicholas Platt

Brother
Born 1964; published financial journals

Geoffrey Platt

Grandfather
Paternal grandfather; prominent American society architect

EDUCATION

Shakespeare & Co.

Lenox , Massachusetts
Studied acting under Kristine Linklater

The American School

Attended at least 12 different schools before age 16, including The Sheridan School (Washington, DC) and The Potomac School (McLean, VA)

Colorado Rocky Mountain School

Carbondale , Colorado 1978
Attended for his final three years of high school

Tufts University

Medford , Massachusetts 1984

Milestones

2012

Cast opposite Elle Fanning and Alice Englert in 1960s drama "Ginger & Rosa"

2011

Portrayed a CIA agent and head of Division X in prequel to the "X-Men" film series titled "X-Men: First Class"

2010

Played a magazine editor in romantic drama "Letters to Juliet"

2010

Co-starred as Laura Linney's husband on Showtime series "The Big C"

2009

Played the President's Chief of Staff in Roland Emmerich's disaster film "2012"

2009

Appeared as a High Priest in Harold Ramis' biblical comedy "Year One"

2009

Acted opposite Lauren Graham in Broadway revival of "Guys And Dolls"

2008

Portrayed Bob Zelnick in Peter Morgan's feature adaption of "Frost/Nixon"

2007

Played recurring guest role on FX drama, "Nip/Tuck" as a TV producer

2007

Portrayed George Steinbrenner, owner of the NY Yankees in "The Bronx is Burning" (ESPN)

2006

Played the haunted husband in Broadway production of "Shining City"

2006

Co-starred with Kyra Sedgwick in Kevin Bacon directed "Loverboy"

2005

Competed with Heath Ledger to marry Sienna Miller's Francesca in Lasse Hallström's "Casanova"

2005

Cast opposite John Cusack in Harold Ramis' "Ice Harvest"

2004

Cast as Hank Azaria's best friend on Showtime drama, "Huff"

2004

Cast opposite Liam Neeson in Bill Condon's "Kinsey"

2003

Played the patriarch of a highly dysfunctional family in "Pieces of April"

2001

Landed recurring role as White House counsel on several episodes of "The West Wing" (NBC)

2000

Cast as a tabloid newspaper reporter on short-lived series "Deadline" (NBC)

1999

Delivered scene-stealing performance as a caustic gay architect working alongside Matthew Perry in "Three to Tango"

1998

Garnered praise for his turn as Warren Beatty's manic campaign manager in "Bulworth"

1998

Co-starred with Stanley Tucci as deadbeat Depression-era actors in Tucci's "The Impostors"

1998

Offered a fine turn as Ashley Judd's suitor in "Simon Birch"

1996

Produced first film "Big Night," co-directed by Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott

1996

Played Matthew McConaughey's friend in "A Time to Kill"

1995

Starred oppopsite Jerry Lewis in "Funny Bones"

1995

Portrayed a journalist who exposes a group of neo-Nazis in HBO movie "The Infiltrator"

1993

Played Porthos, one of the titular characters in "The Three Musketeers" alongside Charlie Sheen and Kiefer Sutherland

1993

Played the attorney who draws up agreement between Demi Moore and Robert Redford in "Indecent Proposal"

1992

First film with Stanley Tucci, "Beethoven"

1990

First film with director Joel Schumacher, "Flatliners"

1989

Starred as Père Ubu in Lincoln Center production of "Ubu"

1989

Acted opposite Tony Shalhoub and Stanley Tucci in "Moon Over Miami" at Yale Repertory Theatre

1988

First film released in the U.S., Jonathan Demme's "Married to the Mob"

1988

First feature film "Crusoe" screened at Cannes

1987

Made TV debut on an episode of "The Equalizer" (CBS)

1987

Acted onstage in Manhattan Punch Line productions

1986

After moving to NYC, appeared onstage with New York Shakespeare Festival, Lincoln Center Theatre, and Manhattan Theatre Club

1983

Spent three years working in theatre in Boston, MA

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