Edward Platt

Edward Platt

Highest Rated: 99% North by Northwest (1959)

Lowest Rated: 80% They Came to Cordura (1959)

Birthday: Feb 14, 1916

Birthplace: Richmond, New York, USA

Edward Platt first studied at Princeton University and then at the Juilliard School in New York. Later he sang with Paul Whiteman's Orchestra and in New York's Mozart Opera Company. When he'd returned from a stint as a radio operator in World War II, Platt brought his deep baritone to Broadway, making his debut in the doomed Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Allegro." After years on the New York stage, he moved to Texas, where his brother lived, and where he anchored the local news. He later pursued Hollywood, appearing in a string of "Four Star Playhouse" episodes and the James Dean classic "Rebel Without a Cause" in 1955. Film and television roles flooded in after this, and Platt popped up on numerous shows, including the science fiction anthology "The Outer Limits" and the western drama "Bonanza." In a long list of TV appearances, his career was defined by his role as Chief to Don Adams's Maxwell Smart in the classic comedy series "Get Smart." Sporadic work followed in the early 1970s, including guest spots on "Bewitched" and "The Odd Couple." Platt died unexpectedly in 1974. While early reports blamed a heart attack for the actor's death, his son later admitted Platt had committed suicide after a long struggle with untreated depression. Platt was 58 years old.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 22% Santee Producer - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Female Instinct Julius Nero (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Man From Button Willow The Man in the Black Cape (Voice) - 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bullet for a Badman Tucker (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 47% A Ticklish Affair Captain Haven Hitchcock (Character) - 1963
96% 86% Cape Fear Judge (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 56% The Explosive Generation Mr. Morton (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 26% Atlantis, the Lost Continent Azor the High Priest (Character) - 1961
86% 79% Pollyanna Ben Tarbell (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 38% Cash McCall Harrison Glenn (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 6% The Rebel Set Mr. Tucker / Mr. T (Character) - 1959
99% 94% North by Northwest Victor Larrabee, Thornhill's Attorney (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Destination Space Dr. Easton (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Mafia Dan Regent (Character) - 1959
80% 49% They Came to Cordura Col. DeRose (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last of the Fast Guns Sam Grypton (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 54% The Gift of Love Dr. Jim Miller (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet The High Cost of Loving Eli Cave (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet 87% Gunman's Walk Purcell Avery (Character) - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet House of Numbers The Warden (Character) - 1957
82% 69% Designing Woman Martin J. Daylor (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 31% The Helen Morgan Story Johnny Haggerty (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tattered Dress Ralph Adams (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oregon Passage Roland Dane (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 33% Omar Khayyam Jayhan (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reprisal! Neil Shipley (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 43% Serenade Everett Carter (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Unguarded Moment Attorney Briggs (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 38% Backlash Sheriff J.C. Marson (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 44% The Proud Ones Dr. Barlow (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Great Man Dr. O'Connor (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shrike Harry Downs (Character) - 1955
94% 88% Rebel Without a Cause Ray Fremick (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 20% The McConnell Story Medical Corps Instructor (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 59% Illegal Ralph Ford (Character) - 1955

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love, American Style Mr. Jenkins (Character) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Governor & J.J. Orrin Hacker (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bewitched Jennings Booker (Guest Star) 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Get Smart Thaddeus, the Chief (Character) 1965-1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet Petticoat Junction Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Unknown (Character) 1963-1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dick Van Dyke Show Lou Gregory (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grindl Unknown (Guest Star) 1964
No Score Yet No Score Yet General Hospital Dr. Miller (Character) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lloyd Bridges Show Al (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1962-1963 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1962 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Kildare Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Whispering Smith Sheriff Sam Aikens (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
82% 94% The Twilight Zone Doctor (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Unknown (Character) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Deputy Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Judge Orin Chase (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dante Unknown (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Death Valley Days Frank Graves (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Cmdr. Driscoll (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Steve (Guest Star) 1959-1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Into Space Dr. Luraski (Guest Star) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mr. Lucky Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet One Step Beyond Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trackdown Sheriff Harper (Guest Star) 1958-1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bat Masterson Roy Evens (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Have Gun -- Will Travel Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Silent Service Benitez (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Letter to Loretta Henry (Character) 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gunsmoke Mr. Burgess (Guest Star) 1955

QUOTES FROM Edward Platt CHARACTERS

Mrs. Amelia Tarbell says: [Ben opens the car door] I am not going to budge.

Ben Tarbell says: [looks over his shoulder] I have had just about enough of your nonsense! You're going to join in with the others and make this into a town, not a dynasty. Get down out of that car, Amelia, I'm warning you! Move! [She gets out of the car]

Ben Tarbell says: [Looks at the horse and it whinnies] Exactly.

Ben Tarbell says: [looks at the horse and it whinnies] Exactly.