Character

Dr. Daniel Charles

Played by Oliver Platt

Actor Bio

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 will next be seen on the big screen in Warren Beatty's "Rules Don't Apply" and in Farren Blackburn's "Shut In" opposite Naomi Watts. Recent projects include "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 the FX Network.

 

Platt has also appeared on screen in the blockbuster, "X-Men: First Class," alongside James McAvoy; Ed Zwick's "Love & 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, as well as 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 on 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 from 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.

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