More Oliver Platt Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for The Ice Harvest)Oliver Platt has enjoyed great success in film and television and on stage. Most recently, he garnered Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations for his work on the critically acclaimed Showtime series Huff, the second season of which is in production.
Soon to be seen on-screen in Lasse Hallström's Casanova, Mr. Platt recently wrapped production on Menno Meyjes' The Martian Child, again starring with John Cusack of The Ice Harvest.
He made his producing debut on the independent feature Big Night, which was co-directed by Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott. Mr. Platt would later reteam with the former director on The Impostors, in which they starred opposite each other.
His other film credits include Jonathan Demme's Married to the Mob, Mike Nichols' Working Girl and Postcards from the Edge, Joel Schumacher's Flatliners and A Time to Kill, Adrian Lyne's Indecent Proposal, Stephen Herek's The Three Musketeers, Peter Chelsom's Funny Bones, Warren Beatty's Bulworth, Betty Thomas' Doctor Dolittle, Mark Steven Johnson's Simon Birch, Gary Fleder's Don't Say a Word, Peter Hedges' award-winning Pieces of April, and Bill Condon's Kinsey.
Mr. Platt's guest-starring role as White House Counsel Oliver Babish on NBC's popular The West Wing earned him an Emmy Award nomination.
He graduated from Tufts University with a degree in drama and immediately began working in regional theater and off-Broadway. Notable productions he has starred in include the Lincoln Center staging of Ubu, Shakespeare's The Tempest, John Guare's Moon over Miami, and Jules Feiffer's Elliot Loves, directed by Mike Nichols. He most recently received rave reviews for his portrayal of Sir Toby Belch in Brian Kulick's staging of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.
The son of a career diplomat, Mr. Platt was born in Washington, D.C., and spent part of his childhood in Asia and the Middle East. He now resides in New York City.
Bio courtesy Focus Features for "The Ice Harvest" (18-Dec-2005)
Biography #3 (for Pieces of April)Oliver Platt, the son of a career diplomat, was born in Washington, D.C., and spent part of his childhood in Asia and the Middle East. He graduated from Tufts University with a degree in drama and immediately began working in regional theater as well as off-Broadway in such productions as The Tempest, Moon Over Miami, Sparks in the Park, and Urban Blight. He starred in the Lincoln Center production of Ubu and the Mike Nichols-produced Elliot Loves.
For years audiences have enjoyed Platt in such films as Executive Decision, A Time to Kill, Indecent Proposal, Married to the Mob, Postcards from the Edge, Working Girls, Flatliners, Benny and Joon, Tall Tales, Adventures of Pecos Bill, Crusoe and The Three Musketeers. He also received a great deal of acclaim for his starring role in the dark comedy Funny Bones opposite Jerry Lewis and Lee Evans.
Platt gave a critically acclaimed performance as Warren Beatty's political advisor in the controversial political drama Bulworth. Directly after that he starred as a villain in Eddie Murphy's hit comedy Dr. Doolittle. Platt also starred in Simon Birch and opposite Stanley Tucci in the Tucci-directed The Imposters with Isabella Rosellini, Lili Taylor and Steve Buscemi. Platt's other movie credits include Lake Placid, Three to Tango, Gun Shy opposite Liam Neeson and Sandra Bullock, and Bicentennial Man opposite Robin Williams.
Platt starred in the action thriller Don't Say a Word opposite Michael Douglas. He also recently starred in Ash Wednesday, directed by Ed Burns.
Platt received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role on the hit show The West Wing.