Oliver Platt is a Canadian-born American actor best known for his role as Russell Tupper in the television drama Huff, for which he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2006.
He also starred as Cathy's (Laura Linney) loveable but immature husband husband, Paul Jamison, in the comedy-drama television series The Big C.
Platt has enjoyed success in film, television and on stage. He appeared in Roland Emmerich's 2012, opposite John Cusack and Amanda Peet; Ron Howard's Frost/Nixon, opposite Frank Langella, Kevin Bacon and Sam Rockwell; and in the Harold Ramis comedy Year One, opposite Jack Black and Michael Cera.
He also appeared opposite Catherine Keener in Nicole Holofcener's Please Give, which won critical acclaim at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival.
Other 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, 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 theatre, 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.
Other accolades include a Golden Globe and back-to-back Emmy nominations for his portrayal of Russell Tupper in 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.
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.
In 2015 he began a starring role 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, on the medical drama television series Chicago Med.