He has English, with a smaller amount of Dutch, French, and Irish, ancestry.
His father, Nicholas Platt, is an ex ambassador to Pakistan, Zambia, & the Phillipines.
Was a Boston Red Sox fan, but is now a New York Mets fan because his son likes the team.
His great-great-grandmother Frances Ellen Work's fortune was based on a maternal pork-packing fortune created in Chillicothe, Ohio, and a paternal dry good and finance fortune created in New York City. Her father Frank's fortune was estimated at $15 million, and he served as stockbroker to Commodore Vanderbilt.
Was friends with Huff (2004) co-star Hank Azaria at Tufts University.