Howard Platt appeared as Officer Hopkins, aka "Hoppy", on Sanford and Son and its spinoff, Sanford.
|Born:||June 5, 1938|
|Birthplace:||Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|Appeared on/ |
|Sanford and Son|
|Character(s) played:||appeared as Officer "Hoppy" Hopkins|
Howard T. Platt (born June 5, 1938) appeared as Officer Hopkins, or "Hoppy" in the hit NBC-TV comedy series Sanford and Son from 1973-1977. Howard, a multitalented stage and television actor, singer and director, a veteran of nearly four decades in show business, has appeared in at least 100 plays assuming the roles of everyone from Abraham Lincoln to Santa Claus to Frank McCourt and brother, Malachy.
Platt has made numerous comedic and dramatic appearances on television, most recently as Rev. Weber in What About Joan? Along with his role as Hoppy on Sanford And Son, Platt has also had guest roles as "Phil Newman" on The Bob Newhart Show, "Marvin" on Alice and "Judge Jonathan Stockfish" on Evening Shade with actors Burt Reynolds, Charles Durning and Marilu Henner. As a series regular he played Captain Doug March on the 1978-1979 CBS-TV sitcom Flying High with actresses Connie Sellecca, Pat Klous and Kathryn Witt. His many movie roles include T.R. Baskin, Nixon, The Cat from Outer Space, and Norma Jean & Marilyn.
As a director, 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 The Speed of Darkness, was a theatrical high point.