Oliver Platt

Oliver Platt

Jan. 12th, 1960
Born in
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
6' 3 1/2"

Oliver Platt's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Fargo TV Show
The Big C TV Show
The Big C
Chicago Med TV Show
Chicago Med
Huff TV Show
Deadline TV Show
The Bronx is Burning TV Show
The Bronx is Burning
Bessie TV Show
Queens Supreme TV Show
Queens Supreme

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Cut Bank
2014 - Lucky Them
2014 - Chef
2014 - Kill the Messenger
2013 - Gods Behaving Badly
2013 - Ginger & Rosa
2013 - Love, Marilyn
2012 - The Oranges
2012 - Dorothy of Oz
2011 - X-Men: First Class
2010 - Please Give
2010 - Letters to Juliet
2009 - Year One
2009 - 2012
2008 - Frost/Nixon
2007 - Martian Child
2007 - The Ten
2006 - Loverboy
2005 - Casanova
2005 - The Ice Harvest
2004 - Kinsey
2003 - Pieces of April
2003 - Hope Springs
2000 - Gun Shy
1999 - Three to Tango
1999 - Bicentennial Man
1999 - Lake Placid
1998 - The Impostors
1998 - Dr. Dolittle
1998 - Bulworth
1998 - Dangerous Beauty
1998 - Simon Birch
1996 - Executive Decision
1996 - A Time to Kill
1995 - Funny Bones
1995 - Tall Tale
1993 - The Temp
1993 - Indecent Proposal
1993 - The Three Musketeers
1993 - Benny & Joon
1992 - Diggstown
1992 - Beethoven
1990 - Flatliners
1990 - Postcards from the Edge
1988 - Crusoe
1988 - Working Girl
1988 - Married to the Mob

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
White House Counsel Oliver Babish
Richard Antrem
Freddy Prune
Dr. Daniel Charles
Norm Jameson
Speed Stiles
Reader (Voiced)
Dr. Daniel Charles
[Complete List]


The son of a career diplomat, he spent his childhood in Washington DC, Asia, and the middle east. Oliver graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Drama in 1983 from Tufts University. He then trained at Shakespeare & Co. with Kristine Linklater.

  • His father, Nicholas Platt, is an ex ambassador to Pakistan, Zambia, & the Phillipines.
  • His mother, Sheila Maynard, was the daughter of Eileen Burden Maynard Robins (October 15, 1910 - March 24, 1970) and a granddaughter of the Hon. Cynthia Burke-Roche (October 4, 1884 - August 12, 1966), who married (1) Arthur Scott Burden (August 11, 1879 - June 15, 1921) in 1906, and (2) Guy Fairfax Cary Sr. (November 14, 1879 - August 27, 1950) in 1922. Cynthia was the sister of Edmund Maurice Burke-Roche, 4th Baron Fermoy in the Peerage of Ireland (of Irish and English extraction and son of the American heiress Frances Ellen Work), who was the maternal grandfather of Diana, Princess of Wales.
  • 'David E. Kelley (I)' (qv) originally wanted him to play the role of Bobby Donnell on the TV show _"The Practice" (1997)_ (qv).
  • He is the son of Nicholas Platt (born October 3, 1936, New York, NY), a career American diplomat, and wife Sheila Maynard.
  • In the 1950s, his great-grandmother Cynthia Burke Roche resided at the famous Elm Court mansion in Newport, Rhode Island.
  • His great-great-grandmother Frances Ellen Work's fortune was based on 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.
  • Was a Boston Red Sox fan, but is now a New York Mets fan because his son likes the team.
  • Since Diana Spencer was the great-granddaughter of the 3rd Baron Fermoy and Platt was his great-great-grandson, this makes him a second-cousin, once-removed, of 'Princess Diana' (qv), Princess of Wales. By extension, he is the third cousin of 'Prince William Windsor' (qv).

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