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Timothy Olyphant


From Timothy Olyphant's first screen appearances, such as his two-minute bit in The First Wives Club (1996), to "Nicko", whose presence at times dwarfed the island in A Perfect Getaway (2009), he has been a force to be reckoned with. Born in Hawaii, Timothy David Olyphant was raised in Modesto, California. He is the son of Katherine Lyon (Gideon) ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Live Free or Die Hard
Live Free or Die Hard Thomas Gabriel
(2007)
Justified
Justified Raylan Givens
(2010-2015)
Hitman
Hitman Agent 47
(2007)
The Crazies
The Crazies David
(2010)

Filmography

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 2018 Behold My Heart (post-production)
Steven Lang
  Beef (pre-production)
Brian Gill
 2017-2018 Santa Clarita Diet (TV Series)
Joel Hammond
- Episode #2.8 (2018) ... Joel Hammond
- Episode #2.6 (2018) ... Joel Hammond
- Episode #2.3 (2018) ... Joel Hammond
- Baka, Bile and Baseball Bats (2017) ... Joel Hammond
- The Book! (2017) ... Joel Hammond
 2016 Snowden
CIA Agent Geneva
 2016/I Mother's Day
Henry
 2015-2016 The Grinder (TV Series)
Timothy Olyphant / Rake Grinder
- Grinder v Grinder (2016) ... Timothy Olyphant
- The Olyphant in the Room (2016) ... Timothy Olyphant
- Grinder Rests in Peace (2015) ... Rake Grinder / Timothy Olyphant
- Giving Thanks, Getting Justice (2015) ... Timothy Olyphant
 2010-2015 Justified (TV Series)
Raylan Givens
- The Promise (2015) ... Raylan Givens
- Collateral (2015) ... Raylan Givens
- Fugitive Number One (2015) ... Raylan Givens
- Trust (2015) ... Raylan Givens
- Burned (2015) ... Raylan Givens
 2014 This Is Where I Leave You
Horry Callen
 2013 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
Graham
- Sk8er Man (2013) ... Graham
 2013 Dealin' with Idiots
Max's Dad
 2013 Archer (TV Series)
Lucas Troy
- The Wind Cries Mary (2013) ... Lucas Troy (voice)
 2012 The League (TV Series)
Wesley
- The Freeze Out (2012) ... Wesley
 2011 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Video Game)
Grinch (voice)
 2011 I Am Number Four
Henri
 2011 Rango
Spirit of the West (voice)
 2010 The Office (TV Series)
Danny Cordray
- Costume Contest (2010) ... Danny Cordray
- The Sting (2010) ... Danny Cordray
 2009-2010 Damages (TV Series)
Wes Krulik
- The Next One's Gonna Go in Your Throat (2010) ... Wes Krulik
- You Were His Little Monkey (2010) ... Wes Krulik (uncredited)
- Trust Me (2009) ... Wes Krulik
- Look What He Dug Up This Time (2009) ... Wes Krulik
- London. Of Course (2009) ... Wes Krulik (credit only)
 2010 Elektra Luxx
Dellwood Butterworth
 2010 The Crazies
David
 2009 A Perfect Getaway
Nick
 2009 High Life
Dick
 2008 Samantha Who? (TV Series)
Winston Funk
- The Boss (2008) ... Winston Funk
 2008 Stop-Loss
Lt. Col. Boot Miller
 2008 Turok (Video Game)
Cowboy (voice)
 2007/I Hitman
Agent 47
 2007 Gag Reel (Video short)
Thomas Gabriel
 2007 Meet Bill
Chip Johnson
 2007 Live Free or Die Hard
Thomas Gabriel
 2006/II Catch and Release
Fritz
 2004-2006 Deadwood (TV Series)
Seth Bullock
- Tell Him Something Pretty (2006) ... Seth Bullock
- The Catbird Seat (2006) ... Seth Bullock
- A Constant Throb (2006) ... Seth Bullock
- Amateur Night (2006) ... Seth Bullock
- Leviathan Smiles (2006) ... Seth Bullock
 2006 My Name Is Earl (TV Series)
Billy Reed
- Dad's Car (2006) ... Billy Reed
 2004 The Girl Next Door
Kelly
 2003 A Man Apart
Hollywood Jack
 2003 Dreamcatcher
Pete
 2002 Night Visions (TV Series)
Eli (segment "Harmony")
- The Maze/Harmony (2002) ... Eli (segment "Harmony")
 2002 Shadow Realm (TV Movie)
Eli West
 2002 Coastlines
Sonny Mann
 2001 The Safety of Objects
Randy
 2001 Rock Star
Rob Malcolm, Blood Pollution Guitarist
 2001 Doppelganger (Short)
Brian
 2001 Head Over Heels
Michael
 2000 Gone in Sixty Seconds
Detective Drycoff
 2000 Auggie Rose
Roy Mason
 1999 No Vacancy
Luke
 1999 Go
Todd Gaines
 1998 Sex and the City (TV Series)
Sam
 1998 When Trumpets Fade (TV Movie)
Lt. Lukas
 1998 1999
Hooks
 1997 Ellen Foster (TV Movie)
Roy Hobbs
 1997 Scream 2
Mickey
 1997 A Life Less Ordinary
Hiker
 1997 High Incident (TV Series)
Brett Farraday
- Shootout (1997) ... Brett Farraday
- Starting Over (1997) ... Brett Farraday
- Camino High (1997) ... Brett Farraday
 1996 The First Wives Club
Brett Artounian
 1996 Mr. & Mrs. Smith (TV Series)
Scooby
- Pilot (1996) ... Scooby
 1995 77 Sunset Strip (TV Movie)
Kookie
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Starred in the David Sedaris play "The SantaLand Diaries" at the Atlantic Theatre Company, New York, New York. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Tim Olyphant

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

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 ... See more »

Trivia:

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 ... See more »

Trademark:

Unusual posture See more »

Nickname:

Olyphantastic

Star Sign:

Taurus

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