On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
OLIVER PLATT has enjoyed success in film, television and on stage. Most recently, Platt appeared in Roland Emmerich’s 2012 opposite John Cusack and Amanda Peet; Ron Howard’s Frost/Nixonopposite Frank Langella, Kevin Bacon and Sam Rockwell; and in the Harold Ramis comedy Year One, opposite Jack Black and Michael Cera. He also recently appeared opposite Catherine Keener in Nicole Holofcener’s Please Give, which won critical acclaim at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival. Other film credits include Casanova, The Ice Harvest, Funny Bones,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, Don’t Say a Wordand Pieces of April. Platt made his producing debut on the indie film Big Night, which was co-directed by Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott. He would later re-team with Tucci in The Impostors. On television, Platt was seen playing the role of George Steinbrenner on the hit ESPN miniseriesThe Bronx is Burning, opposite John Turturro and Daniel Sunjata. His performance earned him a SAG nomination. Platt 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 Tempestand John Guare’s Moon Over Miami. He also starred in the Lincoln Center production of Ubu and Jules Feiffer’s Elliot Loves, directed by Mike Nichols, and received rave reviews for his performance as Sir Toby Belch in Brian Kulick’s Twelfth Night. Platt received a Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor for his work on Broadway in Conor McPherson’s Shining City, which was also nominated for Best Play. Other accolades include a Golden Globe® and back-to-back Emmy® nominations for his portrayal of Russell Tupper in Showtime’s Huff, as well as an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal as White House Counsel Oliver Babish on the popular political drama The West Wing. He was also nominated again for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his recurring role on Nip/Tuck playing the flamboyant TV producer Freddy Prune.