Lenny Platt

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Lenny Platt
Born (1984-07-25) July 25, 1984 (age 35)
Alma materUniversity of Florida
(Class of 2006)
Years active2010–present

Lenny Platt (born July 25, 1984) is an American actor known for his portrayal of Nate Salinger on the US daytime soap opera One Life to Live from 2010 to 2012 and FBI recruit Drew Perales on the ABC thriller Quantico in 2016.

Early life[edit]

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Platt moved with his family to Florida at age 12.[1] He graduated in criminology from the University of Florida in 2006.[1][2]


Platt began portraying the recurring role of Nate Salinger on the US daytime soap opera One Life to Live in April 2010, and was put on contract with the series in October 2010.[3][4] His last appearance on One Life to Live was in January 2012 when the show was cancelled by ABC.[5][6] Platt next played guest roles on two other New York-based series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Blue Bloods, in 2013.[7][8] He also voiced the character Gianni in the video game Grand Theft Auto V.[9] Platt appeared in multiple episodes of ABC's How to Get Away with Murder as college quarterback Griffin O'Reilly in 2014 and 2015.[9][10][11][12] In 2016, Platt portrayed the recurring role of FBI recruit Drew Perales on the ABC thriller Quantico.[13][14][15]

On February 24, 2017, it was announced that Platt was cast in a recurring role as Felix in the CBS television pilot Perfect Citizen.[16] However, the network passed on the pilot in May 2017.[17]

Recently, Platt starred as Sgt. Kyle Ormond in the National Geographic miniseries The Hot Zone.[18][19]



Year Project Role Notes Ref.
2010–2012 One Life to Live Nate Salinger Contract [3][4]
2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Travis Holmes Episode: "Girl Dishonored" (Season 14) [7]
Blue Bloods Joe Ferraro 2 episodes [8]
2014–2015 How to Get Away with Murder Griffin O'Reilly 5 episodes [9][10][11][12]
2015 Gotham Luke Garrett 2 episodes
2016 Quantico Drew Perales Recurring [13][14][15]
2018 Perfect Citizen Felix Unsold television pilot [16][17]
2019 The Hot Zone Sgt. Kyle Ormond Recurring, 6 episodes [18][19]
2019 NCIS: New Orleans Detective David Cabrera Recurring, 2 episodes


Year Title Role References
2013 Grand Theft Auto V Gianni [9]


  1. ^ a b "Lenny Platt Bio". Soap Opera Digest. Archived from the original on September 13, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2014.
  2. ^ Blair, Cinnamon (October 29, 2010). "Gator Soap Star". University of Florida. Archived from the original on October 26, 2014. Retrieved October 26, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "One Life To Live: Lenny Platt's Contract Status". Soaps.com. October 26, 2010. Retrieved October 26, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Fairman, Michael (October 26, 2010). "Lenny Platt put on contract at One Life to Live!". On-Air On-Soaps. Retrieved October 26, 2014.
  5. ^ James, Meg (April 15, 2011). "ABC ending soaps All My Children and One Life to Live". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 23, 2011). "It's Official: One Life To Live And All My Children Won't Continue Online". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 27, 2014.
  7. ^ a b "Soap Digest: Lenny Platt in Law & Order: SVU". Soaps.com. April 9, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Soap Digest: Lenny Platt on Blue Bloods". Soaps.com. March 13, 2013. Archived from the original on March 25, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2014.
  9. ^ a b c d "Soap Opera Actors: Where Are They Now?". Soaps.com. October 8, 2014. Retrieved October 27, 2014.
  10. ^ a b Abrams, Natalie (October 1, 2014). "How to Get Away with Murder: Who's really the murderer?". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved October 27, 2014.
  11. ^ a b Mulcahy Jr., Kevin (September 25, 2014). "Guest Stars Update: Lenny Platt plays Griffin O'Reilly in How to Get Away with Murder". We Love Soaps. Retrieved October 27, 2014.
  12. ^ a b Fisher, Alyssa (September 30, 2014). "Alumnus appears on ABC show How to Get Away With Murder". The Independent Florida Alligator. Retrieved October 27, 2014.
  13. ^ a b Petski, Denise (November 24, 2015). "Quantico Adds Three Recurring To Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  14. ^ a b Roots, Kimberly (November 24, 2015). "Quantico Casts Lenny Platt as Drew Perales". TVLine. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  15. ^ a b Olsen, Lily (March 6, 2016). "Get to know new NAT Lenny Platt from Quantico". Hypable. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  16. ^ a b Pedersen, Erik (February 24, 2017). "Lenny Platt Joins CBS Pilot Perfect Citizen; Demetrius Grosse Cast In NBC's For God And Country". Deadline.com. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
  17. ^ a b Bunch, Rebecca (May 13, 2017). "Perfect Citizen Passed On by CBS". The TV Ratings Guide. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
  18. ^ a b Bandyopadhyay, Alakananda (May 20, 2019). "The Hot Zone's Lenny Platt says working on Nat Geo's Ebola mini-series "made me more germaphobic than I ever was"". Meaww. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
  19. ^ a b Kramer, Bryna (May 23, 2019). "Exclusive Interview with The Hot Zone's Lenny Platt". Talk Nerdy With Us. Retrieved May 28, 2019.

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