Birth Name: Oliver Platt
Birth Place: Windsor, Ontario, CA
The son of a U.S. diplomat, Platt was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada on Jan. 12, 1960, and spent his early years shuttling between the Middle East, Asia and Washington, D.C. Early on he discovered acting as a useful survival mechanism for his rootless life, but so many relocations eventually took a toll on Platt. After the troublemaker was kicked out of a number of schools, he finally landed in boarding school at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School, where three years of a stable, progressive environment reined him in. From there he headed to Tufts University in Boston where he met longtime friend and collaborator Hank Azaria and earned a drama degree. Platt stayed in Boston for several year...
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