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Edward Platt
Birth name Edward Cuthbert Platt
Born February 14, 1916 in Staten Island, New York, USA
Died March 19, 1974 in Santa Monica, California, USA from suicide
Sometimes credited as Ed Platt,
Edward C. Platt
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes The Chief in Get Smart
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Edward Platt was an American actor.




Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Get Smart The Chief 1966–1970 2 3 4 5

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
(credited as Ed Platt)
Mr. Burgess 1x07 - Smoking Out the Nolans November 5, 1955
Tales of Wells Fargo Doc Bell 2x18 - Doc Bell January 6, 1958
Have Gun - Will Travel Arnold Oaklin 2x17 - The Taffeta Mayor January 10, 1959
Bat Masterson Roy Evans 1x22 - Incident in Leadville March 18, 1959
77 Sunset Strip Mr. Jacobin 1x25 - A Check Will Do Nicely March 27, 1959
(credited as Ed Platt)
Adam Madson 2x31 - The Eyes of Jerry Kelso April 22, 1959
Wagon Train Matthew Sinclair 2x30 - The Duke LeMay Story April 29, 1959
Hawaiian Eye Dr. Wallace Oliver 1x03 - Second Day of Infamy October 21, 1959
(credited as Edward C. Platt)
Jason Clark 2x05 - Incident of the 13th Man October 23, 1959
Bonanza Harvey Bufford 1x17 - The Outcast January 9, 1960
Wagon Train Orbio da Costa 3x16 - The Marie Brandt Story January 20, 1960
Perry Mason Cmdr. Driscoll 3x23 - The Case of the Slandered Submarine May 14, 1960
Peter Gunn
(credited as Edward C. Platt)
James Crawford 2x34 - The Semi-Private Eye May 23, 1960
77 Sunset Strip Steve Jennings 2x34 - Sierra May 27, 1960
Perry Mason Tom Stratton, investor 4x12 - The Case of the Larcenous Lady December 17, 1960
Thriller Jim Weeks 1x27 - Late Date April 4, 1961
The Twilight Zone Doctor 2x23 - A Hundred Yards over the Rim April 7, 1961
Surfside 6 Phil Molloy 1x34 - An Overdose of Justice May 22, 1961
Dr. Kildare Dr. Tom Paulson 1x12 - Hit and Run December 14, 1961
Bonanza Wade 3x23 - The Guilty February 25, 1962
Wagon Train Cyrus Bolton 5x34 - The Frank Carter Story May 23, 1962
The Rifleman Senator Jim Borden 5x07 - The Assailants November 12, 1962
Bonanza Will Flanders 4x15 - The Colonel January 6, 1963
The Outer Limits
(credited as Edward C. Platt)
Dean Radcliffe 1x04 - The Man With the Power October 7, 1963
The Dick Van Dyke Show
(credited as Edward C. Platt)
Lou Gregory 3x18 - A Nice, Friendly Game of Cards January 29, 1964
The Virginian
(credited as Ed Platt)
Stuart Brynmar 2x26 - The Secret of Brynmar Hall April 1, 1964
The Outer Limits
(credited as Edward C. Platt)
Mr. Terrence 1x28 - The Special One April 6, 1964
The Outer Limits
(credited as Edward C. Platt)
David Hunt 2x12 - Keeper of the Purple Twilight December 5, 1964
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Morgan, Secret Service Man 1x16 - Hail to the Chief December 28, 1964
Petticoat Junction
(credited as Ed Platt)
Gen. Patterson 2x12 - The Lost Patrol December 29, 1964
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Himself 1x06 - Show 6 February 26, 1968
Bewitched Mr. Booker 7x10 - Samantha's Old Man December 3, 1970
The Odd Couple Bill Donnelly 1x21 - Oscar's New Life March 5, 1971

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades


  • Before he was an actor, he sang with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra.