Oliver Platt stars as Dr. Daniel Charles, the Chief of Psychiatry who possesses remarkable insight into his patients and is off-the-charts intelligent in all subjects but his personal life, in NBC’s drama “Chicago Med.”
Platt is a multiple Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe Award-nominated actor who has enjoyed success in film, television and stage. He was last seen on the big screen in Angela Robinson’s “Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,” which was nominated for a Saturn Award. Other projects include Ido Fluk’s “The Ticket,” with Malin Ackerman and Dan Stevens; Warren Beatty’s “Rules Don’t Apply”; Farren Blackburn’s “Shut In,” opposite Naomi Watts; “Chef,” opposite Jon Favreau and Dustin Hoffman; Michael Cuesta’s “Kill the Messenger,” opposite Jeremy Renner; and Noah Hawley’s Golden Globe-winning television adaptation of “Fargo” for FX.
Platt has also appeared on film in the blockbuster “X-Men: First Class,” alongside James McAvoy; Ed Zwick’s “Love and Other Drugs,” with Jake Gyllenhaal; Ron Howard’s “Frost/Nixon,” opposite Frank Langella; the Harold Ramis comedy “Year One,” opposite Jack Black; and Nicole Holofcener’s “Please Give,” which won critical acclaim at the Sundance and Tribeca film festivals, and an Independent Spirit Award. Additional film credits include “2012,” “The Oranges,” “Casanova,” “The Ice Harvest,” “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” and “Pieces of April.”
Platt was featured in the HBO documentary “Love, Marilyn” and the telepic “Bessie,” where he plays legendary American writer and artistic photographer Carl Van Vechten. He also starred in Showtime’s “The Big C,” starring Laura Linney. Previously, Platt played George Steinbrenner on the ESPN miniseries “The Bronx Is Burning,” opposite John Turturro.
Platt made his producing debut for the indie film “Big Night,” which was co-directed by Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott. He would later reteam with Tucci in “The Impostors.”
A graduate of Tufts University, Platt 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,” Jules Feiffer’s “Elliot Loves,” directed by Mike Nichols, and received rave reviews for his turn as Sir Toby Belch in “Twelfth Night.”
Born in Windsor, Ontario, Platt is married and has three children. When not shooting in Chicago, he resides in New York.