Timothy Olyphant

Actor
With several acclaimed off-Broadway performances under his belt, actor Timothy Olyphant made his presence known on film with a breakthrough role in the blockbuster horror sequel "Scream 2" (1997). While he made a ... Read more »
Born: 05/19/1968 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Filmography

Actor (50)

Conan 2012 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Justified 1996 - 1997, 2008 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Snowden 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

This is Where I Leave You 2014 (Movie)

Horry Callen (Actor)

Archer 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Dealin' With Idiots 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Mindy Project 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

Elektra Luxx 2011 (Movie)

Dellwood Butterworth (Actor)

I Am Number Four 2011 (Movie)

Henri (Actor)

Rango 2011 (Movie)

Spirit of the West (Voice)

The Crazies 2010 (Movie)

Sheriff David Dutton (Actor)

The Office 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Perfect Getaway 2009 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

Damages 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

High Incident 1996 - 1997, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

High Life 2009 (Movie)

Dick (Actor)

Dinner For Five 2001 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Meet Bill 2008 (Movie)

Chip Johnson (Actor)

Samantha Who? 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stop-Loss 2008 (Movie)

Lt. Col. Boot Miller (Actor)

Catch and Release 2007 (Movie)

Fritz (Actor)

Hitman 2007 (Movie)

Agent 47 (Actor)

Live Free or Die Hard 2007 (Movie)

Thomas Gabriel (Actor)

Coastlines 2006 (Movie)

Sonny (Actor)

Deadwood 2003 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

My Name is Earl 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Girl Next Door 2004 (Movie)

Kelly (Actor)

A Man Apart 2003 (Movie)

Hollywood Jack Slayton (Actor)

Dreamcatcher 2003 (Movie)

Pete (Actor)

The Safety of Objects 2003 (Movie)

Randy (Actor)

Advice From A Caterpillar 2001 (Movie)

Brat (Actor)

Auggie Rose 2001 (Movie)

Roy Mason (Actor)

Doppelganger 2001 (Movie)

Brian (Actor)

Head Over Heels 2001 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Night Visions 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock Star 2001 (Movie)

Rob Malcolm--Guitarist, Blood Pollution (Actor)

Gone in 60 Seconds 2000 (Movie)

Detective Drycoff (Actor)

The Broken Hearts Club 2000 (Movie)

Dennis (Actor)

Go 1999 (Movie)

Todd Gaines (Actor)

No Vacancy 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Sex and the City 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Life Less Ordinary 1997 (Movie)

Hiker (Actor)

Mr. & Mrs. Smith 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Scream 2 1997 (Movie)

Mickey (Actor)

The First Wives Club 1996 (Movie)

Brett Artounian (Actor)

Ellen Foster (TV Show)

Actor

When Trumpets Fade (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

With several acclaimed off-Broadway performances under his belt, actor Timothy Olyphant made his presence known on film with a breakthrough role in the blockbuster horror sequel "Scream 2" (1997). While he made a serious effort to establish himself as a feature film performer of some note, Olyphant struggled to find his footing on the big screen, often delivering strong performances in box office duds like "Gone in 60 Seconds" (2000) and "Rock Star" (2001), or little-seen independents like "Go" (1999) and "The Safety of Objects" (2001). He inevitably turned to television, where he staked his claim as an actor of considerable heft, particularly when portraying dark, complex characters such as Sheriff Seth Bullock on the critically acclaimed "Deadwood" (HBO, 2004-06). Though the series lasted only three seasons, Olyphant made an indelible mark on audiences who fervently watched the show. After several more attempts to find box office success, Olyphant made another triumphant return to the small screen with "Damages" (FX, 2007-2010), which once again allowed him to display his considerable chops. He returned to leading status once again with the acclaimed crime drama, "Justified" (FX, 2010- ), which allowed the multifaceted Olyphant to display yet another side of his considerable skill set.

Relationships

Henry

Son

Vivian

Daughter

Alexis Knief

Wife
Married in 1991 Mother of his three children

Grace Olyphant

Daughter
Born June 20, 1999; mother, Alexis Knief

Andy Olyphant

Brother
A&R executive for Warner Bros. Records

Katherine Wright

Mother

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California
Was a member of the swim team, becoming a U.S. National Finalist in the 200 Individual Medley

Fred C. Beyer High School

Modesto , California

William Esper Studio

New York , New York

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California
Was a member of the swim team, becoming a U.S. National Finalist in the 200 Individual Medley

Milestones

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in Drama Series

2011

Voiced the Spirit of the West character in Gore Verbinski's animated feature "Rango"

2011

Nominated for the 2011 TV Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama

2011

Co-starred in the sci-fi thriller "I Am Number Four" with Alex Pettyfer and Dianna Agron

2010

Starred as Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens on the FX cowboy drama "Justified"; character was originally created by Elmore Leonard

2010

Starred in the remake of "The Crazies"

2009

Joined the cast of the FX drama "Damages" in the second season

2009

Co-starred in the horror film "A Perfect Getaway"

2008

Landed a recurring role on ABC's comedy series "Samantha Who?" starring Christina Applegate

2008

Acted opposite Aaron Eckhart and Jessica Alba in the comedy "Meet Bill"

2007

Played Jennifer Garner's love interest in "Catch and Release"

2007

Co-starred with Bruce Willis in "Live Free or Die Hard," the fourth "Die Hard" sequel

2004

Played the lead role of Sheriff Seth Bullock on the HBO series "Deadwood"

2004

Played a porn film producer in "The Girl Next Door," co-starring Emile Hirsch and Elisha Cuthbert

2002

Starred as an ex-con in Victor Nunez' "Coastlines"

2001

Joined an ensemble cast in "The Safety of Objects"

2000

Played a photographer seeking love and fulfillment in the gay-themed "Broken Hearts Club"

2000

Played a detective in "Gone in 60 Seconds," starring Nicolas Cage

1999

Offered a villainous turn in Doug Liman's ensemble film "Go"

1999

Portrayed a bisexual actor romancing both a performance artist (Andy Dick) and a videographer (Cynthia Nixon) in "Advice From a Caterpillar"

1998

Landed featured role in the HBO movie "When Trumpets Fade"

1998

Made guest appearance on the HBO comedy series "Sex and the City" as a younger man romancing Sarah Jessica Parker

1997

Cast as the villain opposite Neve Campbell in "Scream 2"

1997

Cast in a recurring role on the ABC drama "High Incident"

1996

Starred in the stage production of David Sedaris' "The SantaLand Diaries"

1996

Made feature debut in small role in "The First Wives Club"

1995

Won acclaim for his stage performance in the off-Broadway show "The Monogamist"

Moved to New York City and attended William Esper's acting program

Swam competitively while attending college

Bonus Trivia

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Olyphant served as the on-air, unpaid sports commentator for Joe Escalante's morning show on LA radio station Indie 103.1 until the channel's demise in January 2009.

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