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Oliver Platt was born in Windsor, Ontario, to American parents, Sheila Maynard, a social worker, and Nicholas Platt, a career diplomat. His parents were both from upper-class families, and his maternal great-grandmother, Cynthia Roche, was the sister of Princess Diana's maternal grandfather, Maurice Roche. Platt spent his childhood in Washington DC... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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X-Men: First Class
X-Men: First Class Man in Black Suit
2012 Carl Anheuser
Love & Other Drugs
Love & Other Drugs Bruce Winston
Doctor Dolittle
Doctor Dolittle Dr. Mark Weller


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 2016 Shut In (completed)
 2016 Rules Don't Apply (completed)
 2016 The 9th Life of Louis Drax
Dr. Perez
 2016 The Ticket
 2016 The Master Cleanse
Ken Roberts
 2012-2015 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
- Walt Disney - Part 2 (2015) ... Narrator (voice)
- Walt Disney - Part 1 (2015) ... Narrator (voice)
- Klansville U.S.A. (2015) ... Narrator (voice)
- Ripley: Believe It or Not (2015) ... Narrator (voice)
- 1964 (2014) ... Narrator (voice)
 2015 Frank and Cindy
 2015 Bessie (TV Movie)
Carl Van Vechten
 2015 The Good Wife (TV Series)
- The Deconstruction (2015) ... R.D.
- Loser Edit (2015) ... R.D.
- Red Meat (2015) ... R.D.
 2015 Modern Family (TV Series)
- Knock 'Em Down (2015) ... Martin
 2014 Sofia the First (TV Series)
- The Curse of Princess Ivy (2014) ... Everburn (voice)
 2014 Kill the Messenger
Jerry Ceppos
 2014 Chef
Ramsey Michel
 2013 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Lord Minster of the Right Abe (English version, voice)
 2013 Lucky Them
 2013 Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
Wiser (voice)
 2012 Chinese Zodiac
Lawrence Morgan
 2011 Jake and Amir: Fired (TV Short)
Interviewer (uncredited)
 2011 The Oranges
 2010 Please Give
 2009/I 2012
Carl Anheuser
 2009 Wonder Woman (Video)
Hades (voice)
 2007-2008 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Freddy Prune
 2007 The Thick of It (TV Movie)
Malcolm Tucker
 2006 Scarface: The World Is Yours (Video Game) (voice)
 2005 Casanova
 2005 Loverboy
Mr. Pomeroy
 2004 Kinsey
Herman Wells
 2003 Hope Springs
Doug Reed
 2002 Ash Wednesday
 2002 Liberty Stands Still
Victor Wallace
 2001 SSX Tricky (Video Game)
Luther-Dwayne Grady (voice)
 1999 Cinderelmo (TV Movie)
Frank / Fairy Godperson
 1995 The Infiltrator (TV Movie)
Yaron Svoray
 1995 Funny Bones
Tommy Fawkes
 1993 Benny & Joon
 1993 The Temp
Jack Hartsell
 1992 Diggstown
 1992 Beethoven
 1990 Postcards from the Edge
Neil Bleene
 1990 Wiseguy (TV Series)
- Changing Houses (1990)
 1988 Tattinger's (TV Series)
- Pilot (1988) ... Burke
 1988 Married to the Mob
Ed Benitez
 1988 Crusoe
Mr. Newby
 1988 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Speed Stiles
- Baseballs of Death (1988) ... Speed Stiles
 1987 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Norm Jameson
- In the Money (1987) ... Norm Jameson
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Other Works:

: Played Nathan Detroit in "Guys and Dolls" musical by Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, based on story and characters of Damon Runyon (Nederlander Theater, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


6' 3½" (1.92 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on filming The Three Musketeers (1993)] That was a really fun shoot. We were in Vienna and all over Europe in these glamorous locations, and you were getting to be in The Three Musketeers. Riding around on horses with pipes and going wrenching-I got nothing bad to say. See more »


David E. Kelley originally wanted him to play the role of Bobby Donnell on the TV show The Practice (1997). See more »


Often plays intelligent and quick-witted characters

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