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.
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
2011, Independent Spirit Awards — Robert Altman Award: Winner
2008, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
2001, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
2006, Tony — Actor (Play): Nominee
2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
2005, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
Lili Platt — Daughter
Camilla Campbell — Wife
Sheila Maynard — Mother
Claire Platt — Daughter
Nicholas Platt — Father
Nicholas Platt Jr. — Brother
Adam Platt — Brother
George Platt — Son
Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, United States (BA in Drama, 1983)