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Edward Platt (I) (1916–1974)


Forever and fondly remembered as Don Adams' foil on the popular Mel Brooks/Buck Henry spy series Get Smart (1965), character actor Ed Platt (also billed as Edward C. Platt) had been around for two decades prior to copping that rare comedy role. Born in Staten Island, New York, he inherited an appreciation of music on his mother's side. He spent a ... See full bio »

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 1974 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
Caldwell
- A Foreigner Among Us (1974) ... Caldwell
 1972 The Snoop Sisters (TV Series)
Julius Nero
- The Female Instinct (1972) ... Julius Nero (as Ed Platt)
 1972 The New Temperatures Rising Show (TV Series)
Bradley
- Operation Fastball (1972) ... Bradley (as Ed Platt)
 1971 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Bill Donnelly
- Oscar's New Life (1971) ... Bill Donnelly (as Ed Platt)
 1970 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Mr. Jenkins (segment "Love and the Man Next Door")
- Love and the Man Next Door (1970) ... Mr. Jenkins (segment "Love and the Man Next Door") (as Ed Platt)
 1970 The Governor & J.J. (TV Series)
Orrin Hacker
- P.S. I Don't Love You (1970) ... Orrin Hacker
- A Day in the Life (1970) ... Orrin Hacker
- The Making of the Governor (1970) ... Orrin Hacker
- Fawcett Is Running (1970) ... Orrin Hacker
 1970 Bewitched (TV Series)
Jennings Booker
- Samantha's Old Man (1970) ... Jennings Booker
 1965-1970 Get Smart (TV Series)
Chief / Chief of Control / Alexei Sebastian
- Do I Hear a Vaults? (1970) ... Chief
- Smartacus (1970) ... Chief
 1965 The Man from Button Willow
The Man In The Black Cape (voice, uncredited)
 1964 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
General Patterson
- The Lost Patrol (1964) ... General Patterson (as Ed Platt)
 1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
Morgan
- Hail to the Chief (1964) ... Morgan (as Edward C. Platt)
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Sam / the 2nd patient
- The Gun (1964) ... Sam / the 2nd patient
 1963-1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
David Hunt / Mr. Terrence / Dean Radcliffe
- Keeper of the Purple Twilight (1964) ... David Hunt (as Edward C. Platt)
- The Special One (1964) ... Mr. Terrence (as Edward C. Platt)
- The Man with the Power (1963) ... Dean Radcliffe (as Edward C. Platt)
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Capt. Frank Metcalfe
- Who Killed the Horne of Plenty? (1964) ... Capt. Frank Metcalfe
 1964 Shock Treatment
District Attorney (uncredited)
 1963-1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Judge / Superior Court Judge / Judge Kenneth W. Browne
- Birds of a Feather (1964) ... Judge
- The Revenge of the Worm (1964) ... Judge
- Onward and Upward (1964) ... Superior Court Judge
- The Quality of Justice (1963) ... Judge (as Ed Platt)
- Whose Little Girl Are You? (1963) ... Judge Kenneth W. Browne (as Edward C. Platt)
 1964 The Virginian (TV Series)
Stuart Brynmar
- The Secret of Brynmar Hall (1964) ... Stuart Brynmar (as Ed Platt)
 1964 Breaking Point (TV Series)
Pat Callahan
- The Tides of Darkness (1964) ... Pat Callahan (uncredited)
 1964 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Lou Gregory
- A Nice, Friendly Game of Cards (1964) ... Lou Gregory (as Edward C. Platt)
 1963 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Bernard Perry
- A Feeling for Friday (1963) ... Bernard Perry
 1963 Temple Houston (TV Series)
 1963 A Ticklish Affair
Captain Haven Hitchcock
 1963 Black Zoo
Chief of Detectives Rivers
 1963 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
Al
- The Ramp (1963) ... Al
 1963 General Hospital (TV Series)
Dr. Miller (1963)
 1960-1963 Bonanza (TV Series)
Will Flanders / Wade Colly / Harvey Bufford
- The Colonel (1963) ... Will Flanders
- The Guilty (1962) ... Wade Colly (as Edward C. Platt)
- The Outcast (1960) ... Harvey Bufford
 1963 Ripcord (TV Series)
Jake Miller
- Million Dollar Drop (1963) ... Jake Miller (as Edward C. Platt)
 1962 G.E. True (TV Series)
Hefarty
- The Amateurs (1962) ... Hefarty
 1962 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
Dr. Gates
- A Night of Horns and Bells (1962) ... Dr. Gates
 1961-1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Detective Joe Nolan
- Who Killed Julie Greer? (1961) ... Detective Joe Nolan
 1962 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Sen. Jim Borden
- The Assailants (1962) ... Sen. Jim Borden
 1958-1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Doc Bell
- Doc Bell (1958) ... Doc Bell
 1959-1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Cyrus Bolton / Spinoza de Costa / Matthew Sinclair
- The Frank Carter Story (1962) ... Cyrus Bolton
- The Maidie Brant Story (1960) ... Spinoza de Costa
- The Duke Le May Story (1959) ... Matthew Sinclair
 1962 Cape Fear
Judge
 1962 Bronco (TV Series)
Ben Lockwood
- Ride the Whirlwind (1962) ... Ben Lockwood
 1961 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Tom Paulson
- Hit and Run (1961) ... Dr. Tom Paulson
 1961 The Explosive Generation
Mr. Morton
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series)
Sheriff Sam Aikens
- The Hemp Reeger Case (1961) ... Sheriff Sam Aikens
 1961 Snow White and the Three Stooges
Villager (uncredited)
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Phil Molloy
- An Overdose of Justice (1961) ... Phil Molloy
 1961 Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Doctor
- A Hundred Yards Over the Rim (1961) ... Doctor (as Ed Platt)
 1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mr. Henshaw
- Museum Piece (1961) ... Mr. Henshaw
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
James Weeks
- Late Date (1961) ... James Weeks
 1961 The Deputy (TV Series)
Noah Harper
- Cherchez La Femme (1961) ... Noah Harper (as Edward C. Platt)
 1961 The Fiercest Heart
Madrigo
 1961 Laramie (TV Series)
Judge Orin Chase
- Killer Without Cause (1961) ... Judge Orin Chase
 1960 Dante (TV Series)
Paul Horgan
- The Jolly Roger Cocktail (1960) ... Paul Horgan
 1960 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Frank Graves
- A Girl Named Virginia (1960) ... Frank Graves
 1960 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Tom Stratton / Cmdr. Driscoll
- The Case of the Larcenous Lady (1960) ... Tom Stratton
- The Case of the Slandered Submarine (1960) ... Cmdr. Driscoll
 1960 The Best of the Post (TV Series)
Fogarty
- Suicide Flight (1960) ... Fogarty
 1958-1960 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Marshall Mays / Sheriff Galt
- The Ox (1960) ... Marshall Mays
- Trial by Fear (1958) ... Sheriff Galt (as Ed Platt)
 1959-1960 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Steve Jennings / Mr. Jacobin
- Sierra (1960) ... Steve Jennings
- A Check Will Do Nicely (1959) ... Mr. Jacobin
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
James Crawford
- The Semi-Private Eye (1960) ... James Crawford (as Edward C. Platt)
 1960 Pollyanna
Ben Tarbell
 1960 Men Into Space (TV Series)
Dr. Luraski
- From Another World (1960) ... Dr. Luraski
 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series)
Dr. John Manderly aka Jacob Bronson
- Westbound Stage (1960) ... Dr. John Manderly aka Jacob Bronson
 1960 Cash McCall
Harrison Glenn (as Edward C. Platt)
 1959 Destination Space (TV Movie)
Dr. Easton (as Edward C. Platt)
 1959 The Lawless Years (TV Series)
Nick Sarecki
- The Joe Angelo Story (1959) ... Nick Sarecki
 1959 Mr. Lucky (TV Series)
Henry Praiswater
- Bugsy (1959) ... Henry Praiswater
 1959 Rawhide (TV Series)
Jason Clark
- Incident of the 13th Man (1959) ... Jason Clark (as Edward C. Platt)
 1959 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Dr. Wallace Oliver
- Second Day of Infamy (1959) ... Dr. Wallace Oliver
 1959 Inside the Mafia
Dan Regent
 1959 They Came to Cordura
Colonel DeRose
 1959 Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Will Denning
- The Burning Girl (1959) ... Will Denning
 1958-1959 Trackdown (TV Series)
Adam Madson / George Mason / Sheriff Harper
- The Eyes of Jerry Kelso (1959) ... Adam Madson (as Ed Platt)
- Every Man a Witness (1958) ... George Mason (as Ed Platt)
- Right of Way (1958) ... Sheriff Harper (as Edward C. Platt)
 1959 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Roy Evens
- Incident in Leadville (1959) ... Roy Evens
 1957-1959 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Henry / Sutter
- This Is the Moment (1959) ... Sutter
- Royal Partners: Part 2 (1957) ... Henry
- Royal Partners: Part 1 (1957) ... Henry
 1959 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Arnold Oaklin
- The Taffeta Mayor (1959) ... Arnold Oaklin
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Colonel Simmons
- Trial at Devil's Canyon (1959) ... Colonel Simmons (as Edward C. Platt)
 1958 Flight (TV Series)
- Escape ... (as Ed Platt)
 1958 Gunman's Walk
Purcell Avery
 1958 The High Cost of Loving
Eli Cave
 1958 The Last of the Fast Guns
Sam Grypton (as Edward C. Platt)
 1958 Damn Citizen
Joseph Kosta (as Edward C. Platt)
 1957 Oregon Passage
Roland Dane
 1957 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
Larkin
- Death Rides the 12:15 (1957) ... Larkin (as Ed Platt)
 1957 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Lietuenant
- Hurricane (1957) ... Lietuenant
 1955-1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
- Goodbye Joe (1957)
 1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
 1957 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Capt. R. C. Benitez
- The Last Dive (1957) ... Capt. R. C. Benitez
 1957 The Helen Morgan Story
Johnny Haggerty
 1957 House of Numbers
The Warden
 1957 Omar Khayyam
Jayhan
 1957 Designing Woman
Martin J. Daylor
 1957 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Harry Conlon / Mike Condoni
- Gun Runners (1957) ... Harry Conlon / Mike Condoni
 1957 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
Bascomb
- The Ghost of Devil's Island (1957) ... Bascomb
 1957 The Tattered Dress
Ralph Adams, Reporter (as Edward C. Platt)
 1956-1957 State Trooper (TV Series)
John Wilbur Mason / Stanley Andrews
- Who Killed Doc. Robbins (1957) ... John Wilbur Mason (as Ed Platt)
- One Way to Tahoe (1956) ... Stanley Andrews (as Ed Platt)
 1957 West Point (TV Series)
- The Command (1957) ... (as Edward C. Platt)
 1957 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Warden Horner
- Hostage (1957) ... Warden Horner
 1957 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
Yusef
- Pipeline to Danger (1957) ... Yusef
 1956 Written on the Wind
Doctor Paul Cochrane (as Edward C. Platt)
 1956 Rock, Pretty Baby
Thomas Daley Sr. M.D. (as Edward C. Platt)
 1956 The Great Man
Dr. O'Connor (as Edward C. Platt)
 1956 Wire Service (TV Series)
Palmer
- Until I Die (1956) ... Palmer
 1956 The Unguarded Moment
Attorney Briggs (as Edward C. Platt)
 1956 Reprisal!
Neil Shipley
 1956 Storm Center
Rev. Wilson
 1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
Sparks
- Plague Ship (1956) ... Sparks
 1956 The Proud Ones
Dr. Barlow
 1956 Crusader (TV Series)
Chief Harmon
- Rookie Cop (1956) ... Chief Harmon
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
- That's the Man! (1956)
 1956 Backlash
Sheriff J.C. Marson (as Edward C. Platt)
 1956 Serenade
Everett Carter
 1956 The Steel Jungle
Judge Wahller
 1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Dr. Banner
- The Prison Within (1956) ... Dr. Banner
 1956 The Lieutenant Wore Skirts
Major Dunning - Psychiatrist
 1955 Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal (TV Series)
Doctor
- Molly McGuire ... Doctor
 1955 Big Town (TV Series)
- Sleeping Pills (1955)
 1955 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Mr. Burgess
- Smoking Out the Nolans (1955) ... Mr. Burgess (as Ed Platt)
 1955 Sincerely Yours
Dr. Eubank (uncredited)
 1955 Illegal
Ralph Ford
 1955 The McConnell Story
Medical Corps Instructor (uncredited)
 1955 The Shrike
Harry Downs
 1955 Cult of the Cobra
Lamian Threatening Death (uncredited)
 1954-1955 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
Dr. Fain / Chief of Police / Freddie
- With All My Heart (1955) ... Dr. Fain (as Edward C. Platt)
- Fair Trial (1955) ... Chief of Police
- Bourbon Street (1954) ... Freddie (as Ed Platt)
 1949 I Was a Male War Bride
Lieutenant in Gates' Office (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (3 credits)
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Hosted a Texas children's TV program called "Uncle Eddie's Birthday Party." Also worked around this time as a news anchorman. See more »

Alternate Names:

Edward C. Platt | Ed Platt

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Best remembered by the public for his starring role as the CONTROL Chief in Get Smart (1965). See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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