Howard Platt is a show business veteran of more than 35 years. As an actor he has appeared in at least 100 plays assuming the roles of everyone from Abraham Lincoln to Santa Claus to Frank McCourt. He has made numerous comedic and dramatic appearances on television and is best known for his roles as "Hoppy the Cop" on "Sandford and Son", "Dr. Phil Newman" on "The Bob Newhart Show", "Marvin" on "Alice" and "Judge Jonathan Stockfish" on "Evening Shade". As a series regular he played "Captain Doug March" on "Flying High" (with Connie Sellecca, Pat Klous and Katherine Witt), "Roger Martinson, Esq." On "Empire" and "Raymond Peterson" on "Me, On The Radio?" with Sally Struthers. His many movie roles include "The Rock" and "Norma Jean & Marilyn". Mr. Platt has directed a dozen shows including "A Couple Of Blaguards", "Don’t Dress For Dinner", "Pump Boys And Dinettes", "Love Letters" and "Steel Magnolias". Among 20 shows Platt was involved in producing in Chicago with Cullen, Henaghan and Platt, his association with Robert Whitehead during the first Broadway Alliance production, Steve Tesich’s "Speed Of Darkness", was a theatrical high point, exceeded only by his long friendship with Frank McCourt and brother Malachy.

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Steve McGraw's teleplay "Miles from Nowhere", an autobiographical family drama, was produced by New World International, and starred Rick Schroder and James Farentino. It first aired on CBS, and won a Christopher Award for writing. The story was also published by William Morrow as a novel called "Totaled." His screenplay, "Pendragon", won in the action/adventure category at The Breckenridge Film Festival. His most recent script, "Jimmy Nolan" is in pre-production. It will be directed by Jeff McCracken, produced by Matt Salinger.

Steve has presented some of Off-Broadway's longest running hits at his cabaret theatre in Manhattan including "Forbidden Broadway" and "Forever Plaid". He is the producer of Frank and Malachy McCourt's comedy, "A Couple of Blaguards" which is now touring internationally.

Steve is a graduate of Notre Dame University.