Platt, Howard 1938–(Howard T. Platt)

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PLATT, Howard 1938
(Howard T. Platt)


Born June 5, 1938, in Chicago, IL.

Addresses: Agent Abrams Artists Agency, 9200 Sunset Blvd., #1130, Los Angeles, CA 90069; Dulcie Eisen and Associates, 154 East 61st St., New York, NY 10021; Barry Freed Company, 2040 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Career: Actor and director. Military service: Served in the U.S. Army.


Film Appearances:

Arthur, T. R. Baskin (also known as A Date with a Lonely Girl ), Paramount, 1971.

Shaughnessy, Prime Cut, National General Pictures, 1972.

Supervisor, Westworld, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1973.

Carletti, Busting, United Artists, 1974.

Keep, Three the Hard Way, Allied Artists Pictures Corp., 1974.

Spink, Newman's Law, 1974.

Vishniac, Great Scout and Cathouse Thursday (also known as Wildcat ), American International Pictures, 1976.

Colonel Woodruff, The Cat from Outer Space, Buena Vista, 1978.

Beyond Death's Door, Sunn Classic Pictures, 1978.

Fred Land, Walk Like a Man, MetroGoldwynMayer, 1987.

Lawyer at party, Nixon, Buena Vista, 1995.

Louis Lindstrom, The Rock, Buena Vista, 1996.

Janitor supervisor, Blast, Imperial Entertainment, 1996.

Maitre d', Vegas Vacation (also known as National Lampoon's Vegas Vacation ), Warner Bros., 1997.

Television Appearances; Series:

Officer "Hoppy" Hopkins, Sanford and Sons, NBC, 19721976.

Captain Doug March, Flying High, CBS, 1978.

Roger Martinson, Empire, CBS, 1984.

Also appeared as Raymond Peterson, Me, On the Radio?, CBS.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Leroy Wilson, Tales of the City (also known as Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City ), PBS, 1993.

Television Appearances; Movies:

First detective, Snatched, ABC, 1973.

Ben Warren, Cry Rape, CBS, 1973.

Lieutenant Levin, The Trial of Chaplain Jensen, ABC, 1975.

Neighbor Pete Biggs, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, ABC, 1976.

Frank, Three on a Date, ABC, 1978.

(As Howard T. Platt) Bubba, The Young Runaways, 1978.

King, Overexposed, ABC, 1992.

Howard Hawks, Norma Jean & Marilyn (also known as Norma Jean and Marilyn ), HBO, 1996.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Chester, Mr. and Mrs. Cop, CBS, 1974.

Captain Doug March, Flying High, CBS, 1978.

Harry Elliott, Alone at Last I, NBC, 1980.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Genty, "Trial by Doubt," The Rookies, ABC, 1974.

Roy Benson, "The Only Way Out," Kojak, CBS, 1974.

Dr. Phil Newman, "The Great Rimpau Medical Arts Coop Experiment," The Bob Newhart Show, CBS, 1974.

Dr. Phil Newman, "Serve for Daylight," The Bob Newhart Show, CBS, 1974.

"Ms. Cop," Barney Miller, ABC, 1975.

Lawrence Weiskoff, "Fire '77," Barney Miller, ABC, 1977.

Max, "Vera Robs the Cradle," Alice, CBS, 1979.

Major Ted Spector in the AG Office, "Yessir, That's Our Baby," M*A*S*H, CBS, 1979.

"HalfPast Noon," Young Maverick, CBS, 1980.

Max, "Cook's Tour," Alice, CBS, 1980.

Officer "Hoppy" Hopkins, "The Ring," Sanford, NBC, 1980.

Officer "Hoppy" Hopkins, "Cal the Coward," Sanford, NBC, 1981.

Nelson, "Riot," Barney Miller, ABC, 1981.

"The Clown," Barney Miller, ABC, 1982.

Gordon Lynch, "Bones," Barney Miller, ABC, 1982.

Larry, "Calling Mr. Herbie," Herbie the Love Bug, 1982.

Police officer, "RoboBrat," Small Wonder, 1986.

Norman, "The Long Goodbye," Flying Blind, Fox, 1993.

"Witness for the Prosecution," Evening Shade, 1993.

"The Deep End," Silk Stalkings, USA Network, 1994.

Minister, "Betsey's Wedding," What about Joan, ABC, 2001.

Also appeared in "The Disappearing Floor," B. J. and the Bear, NBC.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared as Joe Horn, Rain, Emperor, Amadeus, Sir Rowland, The Spider's Web, Brannigan, Guys and Dolls, Richard, Moon over Buffalo, Marcus Lycus, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Roger, The Fourth Wall, Bardolph, Lettice and Lovage, and Paul Sycamore, You Can't Take It With You, all Peninsula Players, WI; Thurston Wheelis, Greater Tuna, Fish Creek, WI; Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor, Williamstown Theatre Festival; Glenn Cooper, Rumors, Forum Theater; Les, Breakfast with Les and Bess, Pheasant Run Theatre; Terence O'Keefe, Breaking Legs, Peninsula Players, WI, and Forum Theatre; Jim Gates, The House That Goes On Forever, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City; Clifford Snell, Solid Gold Cadillac, Drury Lane; Alan Seymour, Picnic, Pheasant Run Theatre; Walter Fenn, Someone Waiting, Greenstreet Theatre I; Dion Kapakos, Critics Choice, Pheasant Run Theatre.

Major Tours:

Malachy, A Couple of Blaguards, U.S. cities, 20012003.

Appeared as Joe, I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road, U.S. cities; title role, Lincoln, Man of Destiny, Midwestern U.S. cities.

Stage Work:

Associate producer, The Speed of Darkness, Belasco Theatre, New York City, 1991.

Producer and director, A Couple of Blaguards, Triad Theater, New York City, 1999.

Director, A Couple of Blaguards, Curtis Theater, Brea, CA, 2002.

Also directed Don't Dress for Dinner; Pump Boys and Dinettes; Love Letters; Steel Magnolias.



Howard Platt Official Site,, September 8, 2003.

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