Mostly Credited As: Oliver Platt
Birth Name: Oliver James Platt
Date Of Birth: January 12, 1960 (Age 56)
Country Of Birth: Canada
Birth Place: Windsor, Ontario
Height: 6' 3 ½" (1.91 m)
Oliver Platt stars as Dr. Daniel Charles, the Chief of Psychiatry who possesses remarkable insight into his patients and is off-the-charts intelligent in all subjects but his personal life, in NBC’s drama “Chicago Med.”
Platt has enjoyed success in film, television and stage. A graduate from Tufts University, Platt immediately began working in regional theater, as well as off-Broadway, in such productions as “The Tempest” and John Guare’s “Moon Over Miami.” He also starred in the Lincoln Center production of “Ubu,” Jules Feiffer’s “Elliot Loves,” directed by Mike Nichols, and received rave reviews for his turn as Sir Toby Belch in “Twelfth Night.”
He recently wrapped production on Farren Blackburn’s “Shut In,” opposite Naomi Watts. Recent projects include G.J. Echternkamp’s “Frank and Cindy,” opposite Rene Russo; Robert Edwards’ “When I Live My Life Over Again,” alongside Amber Heard and Christopher Walken; Alexandra Aja’s “The Ninth Life of Louis Drax,” opposite Jamie Dornan and Aaron Paul; Lee Tamahori’s “Emperor,” opposite Adrien Brody; “Chef,” opposite Jon Favreau and Dustin Hoffman; Michael Cuesta’s “Kill the Messenger,” opposite Jeremy Renner; and “Cut Bank,” with Teresa Palmer and Billy Bob Thornton.
He was previously in Sally Potter’s “Ginger & Rosa,” with Elle Fanning; the fifth installment of the blockbuster series “X-Men: First Class,” alongside James McAvoy; Ed Zwick’s “Love and Other Drugs,” with Jake Gyllenhaal; Ron Howard’s “Frost/Nixon,” opposite Frank Langella; and the Harold Ramis comedy “Year One,” opposite Jack Black. He also starred in Nicole Holofcener’s “Please Give,” which won critical acclaim at the Sundance and Tribeca film festivals. Other credits include “2012,” “The Oranges,” “Casanova,” “The Ice Harvest,” “Bulworth,” “Married to the Mob,” “Working Girl,” “Flatliners,” “Postcards from the Edge,” “Indecent Proposal,” “The Three Musketeers,” “A Time to Kill,” “Doctor Dolittle,” “Simon Birch,” “Lake Placid” and “Pieces of April.”
Platt was featured in the HBO documentary “Love, Marilyn” and the telepic “Bessie,” where he plays legendary American writer and artistic photographer Carl Van Vechten. He also starred in Showtime’s “The Big C,” starring Laura Linney. Previosly, Platt played George Steinbrenner on the ESPN miniseries “The Bronx Is Burning,” opposite John Turturro. His performance earned him a SAG nomination.Platt made his producing debut on the indie film “Big Night,” which was co-directed by Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott. He would later reteam with Tucci in “The Impostors.”
Born in Windsor, Ontario, Platt is married and has three children. When not shooting in Chicago, he resides in New York.