Oliver Platt

Oliver Platt

Age
54
Birthday
Jan. 12th, 1960
Born in
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Height
6' 3 1/2"

Oliver Platt's Main TV Roles

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

Main Movie Roles

2010 - Letters to Juliet
2010 - Love and Other Drugs
2010 - Please Give
2009 - 2012
2009 - Year One
2008 - Frost/Nixon
2007 - The Ten
2007 - Martian Child
2005 - Casanova
2005 - The Ice Harvest
2004 - Kinsey
2003 - Pieces of April
2003 - Hope Springs
2002 - Liberty stands still
2002 - ZigZag
2001 - Don't Say A Word
2000 - Gun Shy
2000 - Ready to Rumble
1999 - Lake Placid
1999 - Three to Tango
1999 - Bicentennial Man
1998 - Dr. Dolittle
1998 - The Impostors
1998 - Simon Birch
1998 - Bulworth
1998 - Dangerous Beauty
1996 - A Time to Kill
1996 - Executive Decision
1995 - Funny Bones
1993 - The Three Musketeers
1993 - Indecent Proposal
1993 - Benny & Joon
1993 - The Temp
1992 - Beethoven
1992 - Diggstown
1990 - Postcards from the Edge
1990 - Flatliners
1988 - Working Girl
1988 - Married to the Mob
1988 - Crusoe

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
White House Counsel Oliver Babish
8
Richard Antrem
6
Freddy Prune
4
Norm Jameson
1
Speed Stiles
1
Rupert Burns in 'Bicentennial Man'
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

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.


TRIVIA:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In the 1950s, his great-grandmother Cynthia Burke Roche resided at the famous Elm Court mansion in Newport, Rhode Island.
  • 'David E. Kelley (I)' (qv) originally wanted him to play the role of Bobby Donnell on the TV show _"The Practice" (1997)_ (qv).
  • His father, Nicholas Platt, is an ex ambassador to Pakistan, Zambia, & the Phillipines.
  • Has an older brother, Adam Platt and a younger brother, Nicholas Platt Jr.
  • He is the son of Nicholas Platt (born October 3, 1936, New York, NY), a career American diplomat, and wife Sheila Maynard.
  • High school graduate from the Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale, Colorado (near Aspen). The school's main curriculum is based on the "Outward Bound" education program, which teaches wilderness survival and expedition courses.


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