Oliver Platt has enjoyed success in film, television and on stage. He can currently be seen on the acclaimed Showtime series “The Big C” starring Laura Linney, and on the HBO series “Bored to Death.” His recent film credits include “X- Men: First Class,” “Love and Other Drugs,” “2012,” Ron Howard’s “Frost/Nixon,” “Year One,” and opposite Catherine Keener in Nicole Holofcener’s “Please Give,” which won critical acclaim at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival. Other notable 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 Word,” and “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 miniseries “The Bronx is Burning,” which earned him a SAG nomination. 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.
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 Tempest” and 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.