Fast Facts

  • Second cousin once-removed to the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Also a distant cousin of Orson Welles.
  • Did voice work on Sesame Street's 1999 film Cinderelmo as the Fairy GodPerson.
  • Turned down a role on The Practice.
  • Became friends with Huff costar Hank Azaria when they both attended Tufts University.
  • Starred as Nathan Detroit in a 2009 Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls.
  • His success in non-leading roles is powered by his enjoyment of them, as he notes that "there are aspects to being a character actor where you actually get offered more interesting roles" than lead work.
  • A big fan of TV series ranging to Cake Boss to Friday Night Lights.
  • Loves voice-recognition software.

Awards

  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2005, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2006, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
  • 2001, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Lili Platt — Daughter
  • Camilla Campbell — Wife
  • Sheila Maynard — Mother
  • Adam Platt — Brother
  • George Platt — Son
  • Claire Platt — Daughter
  • Nicholas Platt — Father
  • Nicholas Platt Jr. — Brother

College

  • Tufts University, Medford, MA (BA in Drama, 1983)

Details

  • Birth Place: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
  • Birthday: January 12, 1960, Capricorn
  • Profession: Actor, Producer
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