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Also Known As: Timothy David Olyphant Died:
Born: May 20, 1968 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Profession: actor

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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...

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Bone Tomahawk (2014)
3.
 Rango (2011)
4.
 I Am Number Four (2011)
5.
 Elektra Luxx (2010)
6.
 Crazies, The (2010)
7.
8.
 High Life (2009)
9.
 Stop-Loss (2008)
10.
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Swam competitively while attending college
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Moved to New York City and attended William Esper's acting program
1995:
Won acclaim for his stage performance in the off-Broadway show "The Monogamist"
1996:
Starred in the stage production of David Sedaris' "The SantaLand Diaries"
1996:
Made feature debut in small role in "The First Wives Club"
1997:
Cast in a recurring role on the ABC drama "High Incident"
1997:
Cast as the villain opposite Neve Campbell in "Scream 2"
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
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"
2000:
Played a detective in "Gone in 60 Seconds," starring Nicolas Cage
2000:
Played a photographer seeking love and fulfillment in the gay-themed "Broken Hearts Club"
2001:
Joined an ensemble cast in "The Safety of Objects"
2002:
Starred as an ex-con in Victor Nunez' "Coastlines"
2004:
Played a porn film producer in "The Girl Next Door," co-starring Emile Hirsch and Elisha Cuthbert
2004:
Played the lead role of Sheriff Seth Bullock on the HBO series "Deadwood"
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
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"
2009:
Joined the cast of the FX drama "Damages" in the second season
2009:
Co-starred in the horror film "A Perfect Getaway"
2010:
Starred in the remake of "The Crazies"
2010:
Starred as Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens on the FX cowboy drama "Justified"; character was originally created by Elmore Leonard
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 TV Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama
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"
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Education

Fred C. Beyer High School: Modesto , California -
University of Southern California: Los Angeles , California -
University of Southern California: Los Angeles , California -
William Esper Studio: New York , New York -

Notes

On why he gave up swimming: "As the saying goes, Bruce Jenner is a millionaire, and Mark Spitz is a dentist. It's the wrong sport." --Timothy Olyphant quoted in OUT, September 1998

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wife:
Alexis Olyphant.

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daughter:
Grace Katherine Olyphant. Born on June 20, 1999.

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