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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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North by Northwest
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Rebel Without a Cause
Rebel Without a Cause Ray Fremick
Atlantis: The Lost Continent
Atlantis: The Lost Continent Azor the High Priest
Get Smart
Get Smart Chief / Chief of Control


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 1974 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series)
 1972 The Snoop Sisters (TV Series)
Julius Nero
 1972 The New Temperatures Rising Show (TV Series)
Sen. Bradley
 1971 The Odd Couple (TV Series)
Bill Donnelly
 1970 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Mr. Jenkins (segment "Love and the Man Next Door")
 1970 The Governor & J.J. (TV Series)
Orrin Hacker
 1970 Bewitched (TV Series)
Jennings Booker
 1965-1970 Get Smart (TV Series)
Chief / Chief of Control
 1968 CBS Playhouse (TV Series)
 1958-1965 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Lease Harris / General Thomas / Judge
 1965 The Man from Button Willow
The Man In The Black Cape (voice, uncredited)
 1964 Petticoat Junction (TV Series)
General Patterson
 1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series)
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series)
Sam, 2nd patient
 1963-1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
David Hunt / Mr. Terrence / Dean Radcliffe
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Capt. Frank Metcalfe
 1964 Bullet for a Badman
Tucker (as Edward C. Platt)
 1964 Shock Treatment
District Attorney (uncredited)
 1963-1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series)
Judge / Superior Court Judge / Judge Kenneth W. Browne
 1964 The Virginian (TV Series)
Stuart Brynmar
 1964 Breaking Point (TV Series)
Pat Callahan
 1964 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Lou Gregory
 1963 Ripcord (TV Series)
Jake Miller
 1963 Mr. Novak (TV Series)
Bernard Perry
 1963 Temple Houston (TV Series)
 1963 A Ticklish Affair
Captain Haven Hitchcock
 1963 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Thorne Masterson
 1963 Black Zoo
Chief of Detectives Rivers
 1963 The Lloyd Bridges Show (TV Series)
 1963 General Hospital (TV Series)
Dr. Miller
 1960-1963 Bonanza (TV Series)
Will Flanders / Wade Colly / Harvey Bufford
 1962 G.E. True (TV Series)
 1962 Saints and Sinners (TV Series)
Dr. Gates
 1961-1962 The Dick Powell Theatre (TV Series)
Pelan / Joe Nolan
 1962 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Sen. Jim Borden
 1958-1962 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Doc Bell
 1959-1962 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Cyrus Bolton / Spinoza de Costa / Matthew Sinclair
 1962 Cape Fear
 1962 Bronco (TV Series)
Ben Lockwood
 1961 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Dr. Tom Paulson
 1961 The Explosive Generation
Mr. Morton
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series)
Sheriff Sam Aikens
 1961 Snow White and the Three Stooges
Villager (uncredited)
 1961 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Phil Molloy
 1961 Atlantis: The Lost Continent
Azor the High Priest
 1961 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
 1961 Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series)
Mr. Henshaw
 1961 Thriller (TV Series)
James Weeks
 1961 The Deputy (TV Series)
Noah Harper
 1961 The Fiercest Heart
 1961 Laramie (TV Series)
Judge Orin Chase
 1960 Dante (TV Series)
Paul Horgan
 1960 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Frank Graves
 1960 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Tom Stratton / Cmdr. Driscoll
 1960 The Best of the Post (TV Series)
 1958-1960 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Marshall Mays / Sheriff Galt
 1959-1960 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Steve / Mr. Jacobin
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
James Crawford
 1960 Pollyanna
Ben Tarbell
 1960 Men Into Space (TV Series)
Dr. Luraski
 1960 Overland Trail (TV Series)
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
 1959 Mr. Lucky (TV Series)
Henry Praiswater
 1959 Rawhide (TV Series)
Jason Clark
 1959 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Dr. Wallace Oliver
 1959 Inside the Mafia
Dan Regent
 1959 They Came to Cordura
Colonel DeRose
 1959 North by Northwest
Victor Larrabee
 1959 The Rebel Set
Mr. Tucker / Mr. T
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
 1959 One Step Beyond (TV Series)
Will Denning
 1958-1959 Trackdown (TV Series)
Adam Madson / George Mason / Sheriff Harper
 1959 Bat Masterson (TV Series)
Roy Evens
 1957-1959 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Henry / Sutter
 1959 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Arnold Oaklin
 1959 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series)
Colonel Simmons
 1958 Flight (TV Series)
 1958 The Last of the Fast Guns
Samuel Grypton (as Edward C. Platt)
 1958 Gunman's Walk
Purcell Avery
 1958 Summer Love
Dr. Thomas Daley
 1958 The High Cost of Loving
Eli Cave
 1958 Damn Citizen
Joseph Kosta (as Edward C. Platt)
 1958 The Gift of Love
Dr. Jim Miller
 1957 Oregon Passage
Maj. Roland Dane
 1957 Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre (TV Series)
 1957 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
 1955-1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
 1957 Telephone Time (TV Series)
 1957 The Silent Service (TV Series)
Lt. Cmdr. Benitez
 1957 The Helen Morgan Story
Johnny Haggerty
 1957 House of Numbers
The Warden
 1957 Omar Khayyam
 1957 Designing Woman
Martin J. Daylor
 1957 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series)
Harry Conlon / Mike Condoni
 1957 The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial (TV Series)
 1957 The Tattered Dress
Ralph Adams - Reporter (as Edward C. Platt)
 1956-1957 State Trooper (TV Series)
John Wilbur Mason / Stanley Andrews
 1957 West Point (TV Series)
Cadet John Bellman
 1957 Whirlybirds (TV Series)
Warden Horner
 1957 Soldiers of Fortune (TV Series)
 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 Reprisal!
Neil Shipley
 1956 Wire Service (TV Series)
 1956 Written on the Wind
Doctor Paul Cochrane (as Edward C. Platt)
 1956 The Unguarded Moment
Attorney Briggs (as Edward C. Platt)
 1956 Storm Center
Rev. Wilson
 1956 The Proud Ones
Dr. Barlow
 1956 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1956 Crusader (TV Series)
Chief Harmon
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
 1956 Serenade
Everett Carter
 1956 The Steel Jungle
Judge Wahller
 1956 Backlash
Sheriff J.C. Marson (as Edward C. Platt)
 1956 Cavalcade of America (TV Series)
Dr. Banner
 1956 The Lieutenant Wore Skirts
Major Dunning - Psychiatrist
 1955 Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal (TV Series)
 1955 Big Town (TV Series)
 1955 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Mr. Burgess
 1955 The Millionaire (TV Series)
Inspector Vince Bradley
 1955 Sincerely Yours
Dr. Eubank (uncredited)
 1955 Rebel Without a Cause
Ray Fremick
 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
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Texas Li'l Darlin'. Muscial comedy. Music by Robert Emmett Dolan. Book by John Whedon and Sam Moore. Lyrics by Johnny Mercer. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett. Musical Director: Will Irwin. Choreographed by Al White, Jr. Scenic Design by Theodore Cooper. Directed by Paul Crabtree. Mark Hellinger Theatre: 25 Nov 1949... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Edward C. Platt | Ed Platt


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