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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, ... See full bio »

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

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2012 Carl Anheuser
Lake Placid
Lake Placid Hector Cyr
The Three Musketeers
Bicentennial Man
Bicentennial Man Rupert Burns


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The Pope Clement VII
 2015-2018 Chicago Med (TV Series)
Daniel Charles
 2013-2018 American Experience (TV Series documentary)
 2014-2017 Sofia the First (TV Series)
 2017 Chicago Justice (TV Series)
Daniel Charles
 2015-2017 Chicago Fire (TV Series)
Daniel Charles
 2015-2017 Modern Family (TV Series)
 2015-2016 Chicago P.D. (TV Series)
Daniel Charles
 2016 Rules Don't Apply
 2016/I Shut In
Dr. Wilson
 2016 The 9th Life of Louis Drax
Dr. Perez
 2016 The Ticket
 2016 The Cleanse
Ken Roberts
 2015 Frank and Cindy
 2015 Bessie (TV Movie)
Carl Van Vechten
 2015 The Good Wife (TV Series)
 2015 One More Time
 2015 Ripley: Believe It or Not
Narrator (voice)
 2014 A Merry Friggin' Christmas
Hobo Santa
 2014 Kill the Messenger
Jerry Ceppos
 2014 Cut Bank
Joe Barrett
 2014 Fargo (TV Series)
Stavros Milos
 2014 Chef
Ramsey Michel
 2013 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Lord Minster of the Right Abe (English version, voice)
 2013 Gods Behaving Badly
 2013 Lucky Them
 2013 Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return
Wiser (voice)
 2010-2013 The Big C (TV Series)
Paul Jamison
 2012 Sap ji sang ciu
Lawrence Morgan
 2012 Ginger & Rosa
Mark Two
 2009-2011 Bored to Death (TV Series)
Richard Antrem
 2011 Jake and Amir: Fired (TV Short)
Interviewer (uncredited)
 2011 The Oranges
 2011 X: First Class
Man in Black Suit
 2010 Love & Other Drugs
Bruce Winston
 2010 Letters to Juliet
New Yorker Magazine Editor Bobby (uncredited)
 2010 Please Give
 2009/I 2012
Carl Anheuser
 2009 Year One
High Priest
 2009 Wonder Woman (Video)
Hades (voice)
 2008 Frost/Nixon
Bob Zelnick
 2007-2008 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Freddy Prune
 2007 The Thick of It (TV Movie)
Malcolm Tucker
 2007 Martian Child
 2007 The Bronx Is Burning (TV Mini-Series)
George Steinbrenner
 2007 The Ten
Marc Jacobson
 2006 Scarface: The World Is Yours (Video Game) (voice)
 2004-2006 Huff (TV Series)
Russell Tupper
 2001-2005 The West Wing (TV Series)
White House Counsel Oliver Babish
 2005 Casanova
 2005 The Ice Harvest
Pete Van Heuten
 2005 Loverboy
Mr. Pomeroy
 2004 Kinsey
Herman Wells
 2003 Hope Springs
Doug Reed
 2003 Queens Supreme (TV Series)
Judge Jack Moran
 2003 Pieces of April
Jim Burns
 2002 Ash Wednesday
 2002 Zig Zag
Mr. Walters / 'The Toad'
 2002 Liberty Stands Still
Victor Wallace
 2001 SSX Tricky (Video Game)
Luther-Dwayne Grady (voice)
 2001 Don't Say a Word
Dr. Louis Sachs
 2000-2001 Deadline (TV Series)
Wallace Benton
 2000 Ready to Rumble
Jimmy King
 2000 Gun Shy
Fulvio Nesstra
 1999 Bicentennial Man
Rupert Burns
 1999 Cinderelmo (TV Movie)
Frank / Fairy Godperson
 1999 Three to Tango
Peter Steinberg
 1999 Lake Placid
Hector Cyr
 1998 Simon Birch
Ben Goodrich
 1998 Doctor Dolittle
Dr. Mark Weller
 1998 Bulworth
Dennis Murphy
 1998 The Impostors
 1998 Pras Feat. Ol' Dirty Bastard & Mya: Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are) (Video short)
Oliver Platt ... Dennis Murphy
 1998 Dangerous Beauty
Maffio Venier
 1996 A Time to Kill
Harry Rex Vonner
 1996 Executive Decision
 1995 The Infiltrator (TV Movie)
Yaron Svoray
 1995 Funny Bones
Tommy Fawkes
 1995 Tall Tale
Paul Bunyan
 1993 The Three Musketeers
 1993 Benny & Joon
 1993 Indecent Proposal
 1993 The Temp
Jack Hartsell
 1992 Diggstown
 1992 Beethoven
 1990 Wiseguy (TV Series)
Sy Brenner
 1990 Postcards from the Edge
Neil Bleene
 1990 Flatliners
Randy Steckle
 1988 Working Girl
 1988 Tattinger's (TV Series)
 1988 Married to the Mob
Ed Benitez
 1988 Crusoe
Mr. Newby
 1988 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Speed Stiles
 1987 The Equalizer (TV Series)
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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[on his role in The Ice Harvest (2005)] That is one of my favourite characters that I've ever played in, of course, a typically completely under-watched movie. I was deeply in love with that character, this kind of lost, bumbling soul. See more »


His great-great-grandmother Frances Ellen Work was heir to a maternal pork-packing fortune created in Chillicothe, Ohio, and a paternal dry good and finance fortune created in New York City. Her father Frank's fortune was estimated at $15 million, and he served as stockbroker to Commodore Vanderbilt. See more »


Often plays intelligent and quick-witted characters

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