Howard Platt

Highest Rated: 86% Westworld (1973)
Lowest Rated: 0% T.R. Baskin (1971)
Birthday: Jun 5, 1938
Birthplace: Not Available
For years, character actor Howard Platt qualified as one of the small screen's most familiar faces. Devoted viewers of 1970s television will easily remember Platt; he played Hoppy the Cop, the quintessentially weird, by-the-book white police officer who made frequent stops at Fred Sanford's junkyard on the hit NBC sitcom Sanford and Son (1972-1977). Additional recurring roles included Dr. Phil Newman on The Bob Newhart Show and Marvin the Jewelry Salesman on Alice. Platt briefly enjoyed a main starring role as airline pilot Captain Doug March on the CBS adventure drama Flying High (1978) opposite Pat Klous and Connie Sellecca; unfortunately, it was canceled in late January 1979, soon after it premiered. He remained active for the following several decades, however, and extended his work into occasional features such as The Cat from Outer Space (1978), Nixon (1995), and The Rock (1996) while establishing himself as a nearly constant presence in theater as an actor and director. In 2008, Platt starred opposite Tim Robbins and Rachel McAdams in the Iraq veteran-themed drama The Lucky Ones.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
37% The Lucky Ones Stan Tilson $0.2M 2008
66% The Rock Louis Lindstrom 1996
60% Norma Jean and Marilyn Howard Hawks 1996
75% Nixon Lawyer At Party 1995
No Score Yet Overexposed King 1992
No Score Yet Walk Like a Man Fred Land 1987
67% The Cat from Outer Space Col. Woodruff 1978
No Score Yet The Great Scout & Cathouse Thursday (Wildcat) Vishniac 1976
No Score Yet The Boy in the Plastic Bubble Pete 1976
No Score Yet Three the Hard Way Keep 1974
No Score Yet Newman's Law Spink 1974
No Score Yet Busting Carletti 1974
86% Westworld Supervisor 1973
70% Prime Cut Shaughnessy 1972
0% T.R. Baskin Arthur 1971

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Barney Miller
1975-1982
Nelson Lynch Weiskopf
  • 1982
  • 1981
  • 1979
  • 1977
No Score Yet M*A*S*H
1972-1983
Maj. Spector
  • 1979
No Score Yet The Bob Newhart Show
1972-1978
Dr. Newman Newman
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1973
No Score Yet Sanford and Son
1972-1977
Off. `Hoppy' Hopkins Off. Hopkins
  • 1976
  • 1975
  • 1974
  • 1973
  • 1972
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Roy Benson
  • 1974

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