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Timothy Olyphant

Biography

Actor most widely known for his rules enforcing roles seeing that Marshall Raylan Givens in the strike FX series, Justified and Sheriff Seth Bullock in HBO’s Deadwood. He continued to superstar in the strike Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet plan alongside Drew Barrymore. He started competitively going swimming at age group 6 and was positioned in lots of championships. He was a U.S. Country wide Finalist in going swimming on the College or university of Southern California. He wedded Alexis Knief in 1991. He provides three children called Sophistication, Henry, and Vivian. He was regarded for the function of Tony Stark/Iron Man, however the function eventually visited Robert Downey, Jr..

Quick Facts


Full Name Timothy Olyphant
Date Of Birth May 20, 1968
Place Of Birth Honolulu, HI
Height 1.83 m
Profession TV Actor
Education University of Southern California, Fred C. Beyer High School, University of Southern California
Nationality American
Spouse Alexis Knief, Timothy Olyphant
Children Grace Olyphant, Henry Olyphant, Vivian Olyphant, Grace Olyphant, Vivian Olyphant, Henry Olyphant
Parents Katherine Olyphant, John Vernon Bevan Olyphant
Siblings Matt Olyphant, Andy Olyphant
Awards Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series, Young Hollywood Award for Best Bad Boy
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama, Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Movies Hitman, The Crazies, I Am Number Four, Live Free or Die Hard, Catch and Release, A Perfect Getaway, The Girl Next Door, Mother's Day, Rango, Scream 2, A Man Apart, Snowden, Dreamcatcher, Gone in 60 Seconds, Stop-Loss, Rock Star, This Is Where I Leave You, The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy, Elektra Luxx, The First Wives Club, The Safety of Objects, Go, Meet Bill, Coastlines, Auggie Rose, No Vacancy, Head over Heels, A Life Less Ordinary, Dealin' with Idiots, When Trumpets Fade, Advice from a Caterpillar, High Life, 1999, Ellen Foster, Shadow Realm
TV Shows Justified, Damages, Deadwood, High Incident, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Santa Clarita Diet, Fire in the Hole
Star Sign Taurus

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#Fact
1 Before he got work as an actor, he started his career performing stand-up comedy in New York City and Boston, where Dave Attell, Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Jay Mohr and Dave Chappelle were other new comedians on the scene.
2 Is very good friends with Conan O'Brien and is a frequent guest on his talk show.
3 He is a third cousin, once removed, of journalist Anderson Cooper, a second cousin, twice removed, of Anderson's mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, and a fourth cousin of filmmaker James Vanderbilt. Timothy's three times paternal great-grandparents, William Henry Vanderbilt and Maria Louisa Kissam, were also the two times maternal great-grandparents of Anderson Cooper and the three times paternal great-grandparents of James Vanderbilt.
4 His maternal great-grandfather, Abraham Gideon, was a Jewish immigrant from Tula, Russia. Timothy's other ancestry is mostly English, along with German, Scottish, Dutch, and Irish. Through his father, Timothy is a four times great-grandson of industrialist Cornelius Vanderbilt, and a three times great-grandson of his son, William Henry Vanderbilt, who vastly expanded the Vanderbilt family fortune. Timothy's paternal grandmother, Adele Sloane Hammond, was the sister of music producer John Hammond and the sister-in-law of musician Benny Goodman. Another of Timothy's four times great-grandfathers, Dr. David Olyphant, born in Scotland, served as director-general of Southern hospitals during the American Revolutionary War. His third great-grandfather, David Olyphant, and great-great-grandfather, Robert Morrison Olyphant, were both prominent businessmen.
5 Timothy was classmates with actor Jeremy Renner during their high school years, in Modesto, Ca. Both attended Beyer High School, during the 1980s, although they were not in the same graduating class.
6 He was considered for the role of Tony Stark in Iron Man (2008).
7 Last name is pronounced "Ol-uh-fint" and rhymes with "flint" (not "plant").
8 Has three children with his wife Alexis: a daughter Grace (born 1999), a son named Henry (born 2001) and a daughter named Vivian (born 2003).
9 Read sports for Los Angeles radio station Indie 103.1 on its morning show until the departure of Joe Escalante in 2008.
10 While at the University of Southern California, he studied fine art and theater.
11 Lives in Los Angeles, California, USA.
12 Swam competitively while attending the University of Southern California (US National Finalist in the 200m individual medley)
13 His older brother, Andy Olyphant, is an A & R executive for Warner Bros. Records. His younger brother, Matt Olyphant, was the lead singer for Fetish.
14 1986 graduate of Fred C. Beyer High School, Modesto, California.
15 He was raised in Modesto, California and attended the University of Southern California.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Santa Clarita Diet 2017 TV Series pre-production Joel
Behold My Heart 2017 post-production Steven Lang
Snowden 2016 CIA Agent Geneva
Mother's Day 2016 Henry
The Grinder 2015-2016 TV Series Timothy Olyphant / Rake Grinder
Justified 2010-2015 TV Series Raylan Givens
This Is Where I Leave You 2014 Horry Callen
The Mindy Project 2013 TV Series Graham
Dealin' with Idiots 2013 Max's Dad
Archer 2013 TV Series Lucas Troy
The League 2012 TV Series Wesley
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 2011 Video Game Grinch (voice)
I Am Number Four 2011 Henri
Rango 2011 Spirit of the West (voice)
The Office 2010 TV Series Danny Cordray
Damages 2009-2010 TV Series Wes Krulik
Elektra Luxx 2010 Dellwood Butterworth
The Crazies 2010 David
A Perfect Getaway 2009 Nick
High Life 2009 Dick
Samantha Who? 2008 TV Series Winston Funk
Stop-Loss 2008 Lt. Col. Boot Miller
Turok 2008 Video Game Cowboy (voice)
Hitman 2007/I Agent 47
Gag Reel 2007 Video short Thomas Gabriel
Meet Bill 2007 Chip Johnson
Live Free or Die Hard 2007 Thomas Gabriel
Catch and Release 2006/II Fritz
Deadwood 2004-2006 TV Series Seth Bullock
My Name Is Earl 2006 TV Series Billy Reed
The Girl Next Door 2004 Kelly
A Man Apart 2003 Hollywood Jack
Dreamcatcher 2003 Pete
Night Visions 2002 TV Series Eli
Shadow Realm 2002 TV Movie Eli West
Coastlines 2002 Sonny Mann
Rock Star 2001 Rob Malcolm, Blood Pollution Guitarist
The Safety of Objects 2001 Randy
Doppelganger 2001 Short Brian
Head Over Heels 2001 Michael
Gone in Sixty Seconds 2000 Detective Drycoff
Auggie Rose 2000 Roy Mason
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy 2000 Dennis
Advice from a Caterpillar 1999 Brat
No Vacancy 1999 Luke
Go 1999 Todd Gaines
Sex and the City 1998 TV Series Sam
When Trumpets Fade 1998 TV Movie Lt. Lukas
1999 1998 Hooks
Ellen Foster 1997 TV Movie Roy Hobbs
Scream 2 1997 Mickey
A Life Less Ordinary 1997 Hiker
High Incident 1997 TV Series Brett Farraday
The First Wives Club 1996 Brett Artounian
Mr. & Mrs. Smith 1996 TV Series Scooby
77 Sunset Strip 1995 TV Movie

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Santa Clarita Diet 2017 TV Series executive producer pre-production
Justified TV Series co-executive producer - 26 episodes, 2013 - 2014 producer - 26 episodes, 2011 - 2012 executive producer - 13 episodes, 2015
Justified: Sneak Peek 2013 Short co-executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chelsea Lately 2013-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Justified: Sneak Peek 2013 Short Himself
The Office: The Farewells 2013 TV Series documentary
Live with Kelly and Michael 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2011-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Wild West 2013 TV Series documentary Narrator (voice)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011-2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Sesame Street 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Rachael Ray 2010-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Made in Hollywood 2011 TV Series Himself
ES.TV HD 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Bonnie Hunt Show 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2010 TV Series Himself
The Hour 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
Attack of the Show! 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1997-2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Analog Hero in a Digital World: Making of 'Live Free or Die Hard' 2007 Video documentary Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Amazon Fishbowl with Bill Maher 2006 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006 TV Series Himself - Guest
Dinner for Five 2005 TV Series Himself
Making 'Deadwood': Season Two 2005 TV Short documentary Himself (as Tim Olyphant)
Making 'Deadwood': The Show Behind the Show 2004 TV Short documentary Himself
HBO First Look 2003 TV Series documentary Himself / Pete
Film-Fest DVD: Issue 2 - Cannes 1999 Video documentary Himself
Conan 2012-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014-2016 TV Series Himself - Complaining About Cancelled Appearance / Himself - Guest
Today 2014-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Mixing It Up with Timothy Olyphant 2015 TV Short Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2013-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Chelsea Lately 2014 TV Series Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Guest Actor/Actress in a Comedy Series The Grinder (2015)
2011 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Drama Justified (2010)
2000 Young Hollywood Award Young Hollywood Awards Best Bad Boy Go (1999)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actor in a Drama Series Justified (2010)
2015 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Lead Actor Justified (2010)
2013 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actor in a Drama Series Justified (2010)
2013 IGN Award IGN Summer Movie Awards Best TV Hero Justified (2010)
2013 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series Justified (2010)
2013 TV Guide Award TV Guide Awards Favorite Actor Justified (2010)
2012 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actor in a Drama Series Justified (2010)
2012 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series Justified (2010)
2012 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Drama Justified (2010)
2011 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Justified (2010)
2011 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actor in a Drama Series Justified (2010)
2011 Genie Genie Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role High Life (2009)
2011 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Drama Lead Actor Justified (2010)
2011 IGN Award IGN Summer Movie Awards Best TV Hero Justified (2010)
2011 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series Justified (2010)
2011 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Drama Justified (2010)
2010 IGN Award IGN Summer Movie Awards Best TV Hero Justified (2010)
2010 Scream Award Scream Awards Best Horror Actor The Crazies (2010)
2010 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor A Perfect Getaway (2009)
2007 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Deadwood (2004) · Jim Beaver
· Powers Boothe
· Sean Bridgers
· W. Earl Brown
· Dayton Callie
· Brian Cox
· Kim Dickens
· Brad Dourif
· Anna Gunn
· John Hawkes
· Jeffrey Jones
· Paula Malcomson
· Gerald McRaney
· Ian McShane
· Molly Parker
· Leon Rippy
· William Sanderson
· Brent Sexton
· Bree Seanna Wall
· Robin Weigert
· Titus Welliver
1999 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Cable Series Sex and the City (1998)


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#Quote
1 [on his unique walk] I think people talking about the way I walk sounds great. Me talking about the way I walk sounds moronic.
2 [on Justified (2010), which ran for six seasons] I have a very healthy understanding of how good a gig this is. You're never quite sure, when you first get something if you really have a sense of what an opportunity it is. I think I've learned, over the years, that this is about as good as it gets, as far as working in show business.
3 [on room service] I'll admit a little something: If I go to one of those hotels where there's like a $50 omelet, I'm taking the silverware home with me. I'm not saying it's right. I just feel like it's an unspoken agreement where the mug and the silverware are just part of the deal.
4 [on late writer Elmore Leonard, who created the Raylan Givens character in Justified (2010)] The guy was genuinely cool. It was never a pose with him. You can go into any party or public gathering, and you'll see lots of people trying to act cool, and then there's always one person off in the corner, not doing much, who's the real deal. That was Elmore.
5 [on playing a fictionalized version of himself on The Grinder (2015) and being portrayed as a philanderer] I said (to the people behind the show), "This is a little bit of an issue because I'm playing Timothy Olyphant and Timothy Olyphant has been married for 25 years... and you've got him showing up and he's going to have this affair with this girl, and that's not really 'me,'" and they said, "Well, that's not the way we see the character." I actually said to my wife at one point, "Are we OK with this?" and she said, "Tim, nobody takes this shit seriously."
6 [on the the strong dialogue on Justified (2010), inspired by the writing of Elmore Leonard] It's a joy, you know, it's a pleasure to be able to speak these lines and have such good dialogue. It's hard to get your hands on that and I feel like I get to do it week in and week out. And it's not lost on me and what an opportunity it is and I'm enjoying every second of it. But, my contribution to that... you know, very little. I'm not sure it's my greatest strength. The word "dude" comes out of my mouth a lot and so my contributions need to be translated and rearticulated in Elmore speak.
7 [on fandom and being recognized] I know the difference between someone coming up to you on the street and saying, "Hey, you're that dude, right. Yes, that's what I thought," and somebody coming up and saying, "Big fan of the show. Big fan of that character." And that's nice. You're out there telling stories, you're hoping to find an audience, and it's very appreciated.
8 I trust that I know a good part when I see one and usually, when I see one, I have to wait for seven people to pass, in order for me to get it.
9 [on Deadwood (2004)] I think that after 9/11 there was a feeling in this country that people felt that their enemies were everywhere and around the corner, and were looking at their neighbors differently. That feeling seemed to be very much alive in our show. That capacity for violence was everywhere. So, as much as it was about the 1800s, it felt very much like we were doing something contemporary.
10 [Joking about why he was passed over as Best Actor in a Dramatic Series for his show Justified (2010)] As I understand it, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is fifty people from around the world that make that vote, and I slept with three of them. I don't know if that helps me or hurts me, but it just shows you it could turn pretty quick.
11 [on committing to a TV series] I can't speak for everybody, but for me, if you told actors that you wanted to do a TV series and it was going to run three years and that's it, you're done, I think the line would get a lot longer, without question. It's really easy to fall into this habit of, "Ahh, I don't know what I'm going to do next." You think every job is your last job, but there's another side to that, which is that it never gets any better than when you first get a new job. It's the most fun. When somebody says, "You got the job," that's the most fun, and from that point forward, it's so exciting, but part of the fun is when the job is over and you move on. The danger with success in television is "Haven't we shot this episode before? Didn't we shoot this scene two years ago?" I think it's really hard to just take the risk from season to season and not be afraid to give the audience something completely different, and trust that they'll come with you.
12 Well, bottom line with A Perfect Getaway (2009) was, I thought "I'm going to have a lot of fun at work". That part was gonna get me an opportunity to play and have fun. There's something great when you read something and you have some sense of, "I know what to do here. Give me a little room. This is going to be a lot of fun". And then when we got Steve [Steve Zahn], "Well, now it's going to be a ton of fun, because there's somebody who's going to be so fun to bounce off of". The quality of the actors I got to work with on that made it seem like I was getting away with something.
13 [on Deadwood (2004)] The fact is, this job is always fun, always a good time, but it's not that often that you can be as proud of it as I am of this experience. We just had a great time making it too.
14 Istanbul was unbelievable! What a city! I could go back there again and again. That was a fascinating place. It was a very foreign experience. But yeah, that is one of the perks of the job. You get to go places that you'd never imagine and see a part of the world you hadn't considered before. It was great. (On filming portions of Hitman (2007) in Istanbul).

#Trademark
1 Grits his teeth when he speaks
2 Unusual posture

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