Pilot News: NBC's Chicago Med Adds Fargo Alum Oliver Platt

Oliver Platt Chicago Med

NBC is paging another veteran actor to its potential Chicago Fire spinoff, STAT.

Oliver Platt, who most recently appeared in FX’s Fargo miniseries, has joined the Peacock Net’s Chicago Med project.

Per our sister site Deadline, Platt will play Dr. Daniel Charles, the brilliant head of psychiatry, on Episode 19 of Fire‘s current season.

Platt joins a cast that so far includes Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead) as an ER surgeon, S. Epatha Merkerson (Law & Order) as the head of the hospital, Yaya DaCosta (Ugly Betty) as a nurse and high school acquaintance of firefighter Kelly Severide and Nick Gehlfuss (Shameless) as a doctor and the brother of Chicago P.D.‘s Jay Halstead.

The actor’s extensive TV credits include roles on The Big C, Bored to Death, Nip/Tuck and The West Wing.