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Oliver Platt

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B: January 12, 1960 in Windsor, Ontario

Oliver Platt as Jerry Ceppos in a Focus Features publicity still from the 2014 film Kill the Messenger. Like a number of Northern Stars, Oliver Platt is best thought of as American. He may have been born in Canada, but was raised in the United States. But where he was born seems of little consequence because it could be said that his success in life was determined for him before he was born. As a talented character actor and a sought after addition to many ensemble casts, Platt has shared the silver screen with a number of the Hollywood elite. And no wonder, if you look at the Platt family tree, you will find a member of the British Royal Family, and a member of Hollywood Film Royalty. Oliver Platt is a distant relative of famed director and actor Orson Welles, and a second cousin once-removed to the late Diana, Princess of Wales. He has played Dr. Daniel Charles across all three “Chicago” series, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med.


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Features & TV Movies:

VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release



Married to the Mob (1988)

Working Girl (1988)

Crusoe (1988)



Flatliners (1990)

Postcards for the Edge (1990)

Bethoven (1992)

Diggstown (1992)

The Temp (1993)

Indecent Proposal (1993)

Benny & Joon (1993)

The Three Musketeers (1993)

Tall Tale (1995)

Funny Bones (1995)

The Infiltrator (TV-1995)

Executive Decision (1996)

A Time to Kill (1996)

Dangerous Beauty (1998)

Bulworth (1998)

Doctor Dolittle (1998)

Simon Birch (1998)

The Imposters (1998)

Lake Placid (1999)

Three to Tango (1999)

Bicentennial Man (1999)

Cinderelmo (TV-1999)



Gun Shy (2000)

Ready to Rumble (2000)

Don’t Say a Word (2001)

Liberty Stands Still (2002)

Zigzag (2002)

Ash Wednesday (2002)

Queens Supreme (TV-2002)

Hope Springs (2002)

Pieces of April (2003)

Strip Search (TV-2004)

Kinsey (2004)

Loverboy (2005)

The Ice Harvest (2005)

Casanova (2005)

The Ten (2007)

The Martian Child (2007)

Frost/Nixon (2008)

The Year One (2009)

2012 (2009)



Please Give (2010)

Love and Other Drugs (2010)

The Oranges (2011)

X-Men: First Class (2011)

Dorothy of OZ (voice, 2012)

Chinese Zodiac (2012)

Ginger & Rosa (2013)

Legends of Oz: Dorothy`s Return (voice, 2013)

Lucky Them (2013)

Gods Behaving Badly (2013)

Chef (2014)

Kill the Messenger (2014)

Cut Bank (2014)

A Merry Friggin’ Christmas (2014)

The 9th Life of Louis Drax (2015)

When I Live My Life Over Again (2015)

Bessie (TV-2015)

Frank and Cindy (2015)

Mortdecai (2015)

The Master Cleanse (2016)

The Ticket (2016)

Emporer (2016)

Shut In (2016)

Rules Don’t Apply (2016)





TV Series – Cast:

Deadline (2000)

Queens Supreme (2002)

Huff (2004)

The Bronx is Burning (2007)

Bored to Death (2009-2011)



The Big C (2010-2013)

American Exerience (narrator, 2012-2015)

Fargo (2014)

Chicago Fire (2015-2016)

Chicago P.D. (2015-2016)

Chicago Med (2015-)





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