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Edward Platt ACTOR

Edward Platt was born on February 14th, 1916 in Staten Island, New York with the birth name Edward Cuthbert Platt.  He received his early years education at a private school called Northwood in Lake Placid.  After earning his high school diploma he enrolled at Princeton University and majored in romantic languages, however prior to earning his degree there he left to study at the Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati and later moved again to study at Juilliard School of Music.
Platt then began performing as a vocalist with Paul Whiteman and Orchestra and later he performed with the Mozart Opera Company located in New York City.  Platt then took a break from pursuing his show business career during World War II where he served with the army as a radio operator.
Upon completing his military service he found work in radio and also began appearing in a number of musical stage productions.  Soon he was also adding a number of Broadway credits to his resume such as, "Allegro" and "The Shrike".
After gaining some more stage experience, Platt then relocated to Hollywood and decided to try and make it as a film actor.  By the mid 1950's he was appearing in such features as, "The Shrike" (1955) starring Jose Ferrer, June Allyson, Herbie Faye and Joy Page, "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955) starring James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus, Ann Doran, Nick Adams, Dennis Hopper, Rochelle Hudson, Corey Allen and William Hopper, "Illegal" (1955) co-starring Edward G. Robinson, Nina Foch, Hugh Marlowe, Albert Dekker, Jan Merlin, Ellen Corby, Howard St. John, Addison Richards, Lawrence Dobkin and Jayne Mansfield and "The Lieutenant Wore Skirts" (1956) also starring Tom Ewell, Sheree North, Rick Jason, Gregory Walcott, Les Tremayne and Rita Moreno.
Along with appearing in films he also began to make quite a name for himself as a television actor adding such credits as, "Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal", "Four Star Playhouse", "Gunsmoke", "Wagon Train", "Studio 57", "Sheriff of Cochise", "The Loretta Young Show", "Bat Masterson", "The Lawless Years", "Big Town" and "Cavalcade of America".
He is most remembered for his role as 'Chief' on Don Adams' television series, "Get Smart" (1965).  Other well known roles included the films, "North by Northwest" (1959) starring Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Martin Landau, Leo G. Carroll and Jessica Royce Landis, "A Ticklish Affair" (1963) starring with Shirley Jones, Gig Young, Edgar Buchanan, Red Buttons and Carolyn Jones and "Bullet for a Badman" (1964) starring alongside Audie Murphy, Darren McGavin, Skip Homeier, George Tobias, Beverly Owen, Ruta Lee, Mort Mills and Alan Hale Jr.

In addition to his career as an actor he was also given the chance to work on the other side of the industry as a producer with such projects as the film, "Santee" (1973) starring Glenn Ford, Dana Wynter, Jay Silverheels, Robert J. Wilke and Michael Burns.

Additional television series he appeared in over the course of his career as an actor included, "Bonanza", "Perry Mason", "Rawhide", "The Outer Limits", "The Twilight Zone", "The Governor & J.J.", "Petticoat Junction", "Bewitched', "Love, American Style", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "Burke's Law", "Zane Grey Theatre", "One Step Beyond", "The Dick Van Dyke Show", "The Odd Couple", "Oscar's New Life" and his last television appearances was in 1974 on, "Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law".

Edward Platt married Suzanne Belcher in 1954 and they had three children together and remained married until he passed away after committing suicide at the age of fifty eight, in Santa Monica, California on March 19th, 1974.  He was married once before and has another child from that short marriage.  His remains were cremated and scattered in the Pacific Ocean.  


1974         Owen Marshall: Counselor at Law
1972         The Snoop Sisters
1972         The New Temperatures Rising Show 
1971         The Odd Couple 
1970         Love, American Style
1970         The Governor & J.J. 
1970         Bewitched 
1965-1970     Get Smart 
1958-1965     Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color
1965         The Man from Button Willow
1964         Petticoat Junction
1964         Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
1964         Kraft Suspense Theatre 
1963-1964     The Outer Limits 
1964         Burke's Law 
1964         Shock Treatment
1964         Bullet for a Badman
1963-1964     Arrest and Trial 
1964         The Virginian
1964         Breaking Point
1964         The Dick Van Dyke Show
1963         General Hospital 
1963         A Ticklish Affair
1963         Black Zoo
1963         The Lloyd Bridges Show 
1960-1963     Bonanza
1963         Ripcord
1962         G.E. True
1962         Saints and Sinners
1961-1962     The Dick Powell Theatre
1962         The Rifleman
1958-1962     Tales of Wells Fargo 
1959-1962     Wagon Train 
1962         Cape Fear
1962         Bronco
1961         Dr. Kildare 
1961         The Explosive Generation
1961         Whispering Smith
1961         Snow White and the Three Stooges
1961         Surfside 6 
1961         Atlantis, the Lost Continent
1961         Twilight Zone
1961         Thriller 
1961         Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1961         The Deputy
1961         The Fiercest Heart
1961         Laramie
1960         Dante 
1960         Death Valley Days
1960         Perry Mason
1960         The Best of the Post 
1958-1960     Zane Grey Theatre
1959-1960     77 Sunset Strip
1960         Peter Gunn 
1960         Pollyanna
1960         Men Into Space
1960         Overland Trail
1960         Cash McCall
1959         The Lawless Years 
1959         Mr. Lucky
1959         Rawhide
1959         Hawaiian Eye
1959         Inside the Mafia
1959         North by Northwest
1959         They Came to Cordura
1959         The Rebel Set
1959         Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond 
1958-1959     Trackdown 
1959         Bat Masterson 
1957-1959     The Loretta Young Show 
1959         Have Gun - Will Travel 
1959         Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse
1959         Destination Space
1958         Gunman's Walk
1958         The High Cost of Loving
1958         The Last of the Fast Guns
1958         Summer Love
1958         Damn Citizen
1958         The Gift of Love
1958         Flight
1957         Oregon Passage
1957         Jane Wyman Presents The Fireside Theatre
1957         Goodyear Theatre 
1957         Telephone Time 
1957         The Silent Service 
1957         The Helen Morgan Story
1957         House of Numbers
1957         Omar Khayyam
1957         Designing Woman
1957         Sheriff of Cochise
1957         The Joseph Cotten Show: On Trial
1957         The Tattered Dress
1956-1957     State Trooper 
1957         West Point 
1957         Whirlybirds
1957         Soldiers of Fortune
1956         Rock, Pretty Baby
1956         The Great Man
1956         Written on the Wind
1956         Reprisal!
1956         The Unguarded Moment
1956         Storm Center
1956         The Proud Ones
1956         Crusader 
1956         Serenade
1956         Backlash
1956         The Steel Jungle
1956         Cavalcade of America 
1956         The Lieutenant Wore Skirts
1955         Studio 57
1955         Big Town
1955         Gunsmoke
1955         Sincerely Yours
1955         Illegal
1955         Rebel Without a Cause
1955         The McConnell Story
1955         The Shrike
1955         Cult of the Cobra
1954-1955     Four Star Playhouse
1955         Dr. Hudson's Secret Journal 
1949         I Was a Male War Bride

Matinee Classics - Written on the Wind starring Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, Robert Keith, Grant Williams and Edward Platt
Matinee Classics - Rebel Without a Cause starring James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus, Ann Doran, Corey Allen, William Hopper, Rochelle Hudson, Edward Platt, Nick Adams, Frank Mazzola, Dennis Hopper, Virginia Brissac, Beverly Long, Jack Grinnage, Steffi Sidney, Jack Simmons and John Righetti
Matinee Classics - Rock, Pretty Baby starring Sal Mineo, John Saxon, Luana Patten, Edwart Platt, Fay Wray, Roc McKuen, John Wilder, Alan Reed Jr., Douglas Fowley, Bob Courtney and Shelley Fabares
Matinee Classics - Rock, Pretty Baby starring Sal Mineo, John Saxon, Luana Patten, Edwart Platt, Fay Wray, Roc McKuen, John Wilder, Alan Reed Jr., Douglas Fowley, Bob Courtney and Shelley Fabares
Matinee Classics - Storm Center starring Bette Davis, Brian Keith, Kim Hunter, Paul Kelly, Joe Mantell, Edward Platt, Kathryn Grant and Kevin Coughlin

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