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February 14, 1916
Edward C. Platt was an American character actor best known for
his portrayal of "The Chief" in the 1965-70 NBC/CBS television
series Get Smart. With his deep voice and mature countenance, he
played an eclectic mix of characters over the span of his career.
Death: March 19, 1974
Platt was believed to have died of a heart attack in 1974 at the age
of 58, though in 2007, his son Jeff revealed a long-held secret. He died
as a result of a suicide, caused by depression and financial
Where are they buried?
- Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California
- Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, California
- Cremated, ashes scattered at sea