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 Hallström, 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.
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 Night.
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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|Birthday||January 12, 1960 (59)|
|Birthplace||Washington D.C., District of Columbia, USA|
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