Cathy's loveable but immature husband has managed to turn his near-death experience and his new positive outlook on life into a career as a motivational speaker. Though he may have strayed from Cathy's side over the years, he now wants to find his way back to his wife, even if she has other plans for his future.
Oliver Platt has enjoyed success in film, television, and on stage. He will soon be seen alongside Christopher Walken, Sharon Stone, John Tuturro, and Edie Falco in the Marc Turtletaub comedy GODS BEHAVING BADLY.
Recently, Platt appeared in the fifth installment of the blockbuster series X-MEN: FIRST CLASS alongside James McAvoy; Roland Emmerich's 2012 opposite John Cusack and Amanda Peet; Ron Howard's FROST/NIXON opposite Frank Langella, Kevin Bacon, and Sam Rockwell; and in the Harold Ramis comedy YEAR ONE, opposite Jack Black and Michael Cera. He also starred in Nicole Holofcener's PLEASE GIVE, which won critical acclaim at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival. Other film credits include CASANOVA, THE ICE HARVEST, FUNNY BONES, BULWORTH, MARRIED TO THE MOB, WORKING GIRL, FLATLINERS, POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE, INDECENT PROPOSAL, THE TREE MUSKETEERS, A TIME TO KILL, DOCTOR DOLITTLE, SIMON BIRCH, LAKE PLACID, DON'T SAY A WORD, and PIECES OF APRIL.
Platt made his producing debut on the indie film BIG NIGHT, which was co-directed by Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott. He would later re-team with Tucci in THE IMPOSTORS. On television, Platt was seen playing the role of George Steinbrenner on the hit ESPN miniseries THE BRONX IS BURNING, opposite John Turturro and Daniel Sunjata. His performance earned him a SAG® nomination.
Platt graduated from Tufts University with a degree in drama and 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 and Jules Feiffer's ELLIOT LOVES, directed by Mike Nichols, and received rave reviews for his performance as Sir Toby Belch in Brian Kulick's TWELFTH NIGHT.
Platt received a Tony® nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor for his work on Broadway in Conor McPherson's SHINING CITY, which was also nominated for Best Play. Other accolades include a Golden Globe® and back-to-back Emmy® nominations for his portrayal of Russell Tupper in SHOWTIME's HUFF as well as an Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of White House Counsel Oliver Babish on the popular political drama THE WEST WING. He was also nominated again for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his recurring role on NIP/TUCK, playing the flamboyant TV producer Freddy Prune.