Timothy Olyphant

Actor

Born: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

BIOGRAPHY

Timothy David Olyphant (ˈɔːlʌfɪnt; ; born May 20, 1968) is an American actor and producer. He made his acting debut in Off-Broadway theater in 1995 in The Monogamist, winning the Theatre World Award for his performance, and then originated David Sedaris' The Santaland Diaries in 1996. Following this he branched out to film; in the early years of his career, he was often cast in supporting villainous roles, most notably in Scream 2 (1997), Go (1999), A Man Apart (2003) and The Girl Next Door (2004). He came to the attention of a wider audience with his portrayal of Sheriff Seth Bullock in HBO's western Deadwood (2004–2006). He then had starring roles in the romantic comedy Catch and Release (2006), the action film Hitman (2007), the thriller A Perfect Getaway (2009) and the horror film The Crazies (2010). He was a villain in Live Free or Die Hard (2007) and was a recurring guest star in season two of the FX legal thriller Damages (2009). The best-known performance of Olyphant's career to date has been as Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens in FX's modern-day Kentucky western Justified (2010–2015). He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2011. He later had guest appearances in numerous television sitcoms including The Office (2010), The Mindy Project (2013) and The Grinder (2015–2016), for which he won a Critics Choice Award. Olyphant currently stars with Drew Barrymore in the Netflix comedy Santa Clarita Diet (2017), and is also an executive producer on the show.

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