OLIVER PLATT (Bob Zelnick) has enjoyed great success in film, on television
and on stage. He received his first 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 Award and back-toback
Emmy Award 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 of White House Counsel Oliver Babish on the popular political drama The West
Wing. This year, he was 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 can be seen in the following upcoming films: the Harold Ramis comedy The
Year One, opposite Jack Black and Michael Cera; an untitled Nicole Holofcener film,
opposite Catherine Keener; and Roland Emmerich's epic 2012, opposite John Cusack,
Thandie Newton and Amanda Peet.
Platt's recent features include Casanova, directed by Lasse HallstrÃ¶m, and The
Ice Harvest, with John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton. Other film credits include 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 actors Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott. He would later reteam with Tucci in The
On television, Platt was seen playing the role of George Steinbrenner on the hit
ESPN miniseries The 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
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
The son of a career diplomat, Platt was born in Washington, D.C., and spent part
of his childhood in Asia and the Middle East. Platt now resides in New York with his
wife and three children.
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