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Timothy David Olyphant (born May 20, 1968) is an American actor who portrayed Seth Bullock in HBO's Deadwood, and later reprised his role in Deadwood: The Movie. Him and Ian McShane (Al Swearengen) were also listed as Executive Producers for the latter.


Born in Hawaii, Timothy David Olyphant was raised in Modesto, California. He is the son of Katherine Lyon (Gideon) and John Vernon Bevan Olyphant, a college teacher who was also an executive at E & J Gallo Winery. He has an older brother, Andy, who is in A&R for Warner Bros. Records, and a younger brother, Matt Olyphant, who was the lead singer for the punk rock group, Fetish, and is also an artist. He is a descendant of the prominent Vanderbilt and Olyphant families of businesspeople, and his ancestry includes Russian Jewish (from a maternal great-grandfather), English, German, Scottish, Dutch, and Irish.[1]

Timothy quickly became Modesto's favorite son, competing as a pro swimmer and excelling at drawing. It was, by chance, that he enrolled in an acting course as an elective and decided to pursue an acting career. He took his family and headed to New York City, where he studied the craft and began auditioning for roles. From the beginning, he tried to choose diversified roles and take chances with every genre and always approached everything he did with commitment, humor and grace. Timothy is married to his college sweetheart, Alexis Knief, and, together, they raise three children, one son and two daughters in California.[1]

Highlights of Olyphant's career include his riveting portrayal of "Sheriff Seth Bullock" in HBO's hit drama, Deadwood (2004). He now personifies intensity as complex Kentucky Marshal, "Raylan Givens", in FX's Justified (2010). On the big screen, in 2010's The Crazies (2010), he had the chance to infuse his character with doubts, fears and humaneness in an inhumane situation. Mr. Olyphant proved he could carry a major movie on his talent, alone. He recently appeared in I Am Number Four (2011), a Steven Spielberg sci-if thriller, in which Tim provided the adult mentorship, taking a back seat to the teen cast.[1]


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  • 77 Sunset Strip as Kookie (TV Movie, 1995)
  • The First Wives Club as Brett Artounian (1996)
  • A Life Less Ordinary as Hiker (1997)
  • Scream 2 as Mickey (1997)
  • Ellen Foster as Roy Hobbs (TV Movie, 1997)
  • 1999 as Hooks (1997)
  • When Trumpets Fade as Lt. Lukas (TV Movie, 1998)
  • Go as Todd Gaines (1999)
  • No Vacancy as Luke (1999)
  • Advice from a Caterpillar as Brat (1999)
  • The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy as Dennis (2000)
  • Auggie Rose as Roy Mason (2000)
  • Gone in 60 Seconds as Detective Drycoff (2000)
  • Head Over Heels as Michael (2001)
  • Rock Star as Rob Malcolm (2001)
  • The Safety of Objects as Randy (2001)
  • Coastlines as Sonny Mann (2002)
  • Shadow Realm as Eli West (TV Movie, 2002)
  • Dreamcatcher as Pete (2003)
  • A Man Apart as Hollywood Jack (2003)
  • The Girl Next Door as Kelly (2004)
  • Catch and Release as Fritz (2006)
  • Live Free or Die Hard as Thomas Gabriel (2007)
  • Meet Bill as Chip Johnson (2007)
  • Hitman as Agent 47 (2007)
  • Stop-Loss as Lt. Col. Boot Miller (2008)
  • High Life as Dick (2009)
  • A Perfect Getaway as Nick (2009)
  • The Crazies as David (2010)
  • Elektra Luxx as Dellwood Butterworth (2010)
  • I Am Number Four as Henri (2011)
  • Rango as Spirit of the West (voice) (2011)
  • Dealin' with Idiots as Max's Dad (2013)
  • This Is Where I Leave You as Horry Callen (2014)
  • Mother's Day as Henry (2016)
  • Snowden as CIA Agent Geneva (2016)
  • Dark Was the Night as Steven Lang (2018)
  • Missing Link as Willard Stenk (voice) (2019)
  • Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood as James Stacy (2019)
  • Deadwood: The Movie as Seth Bullock (TV Movie, 2019)
  • The Starling as Travis Delp (2021)
  • National Champions as Elliott Schmidt (2021)
  • Amsterdam as Taron Milfax (2022)

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  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith as Scooby (1996)
  • High Incident as Brett Farraday (1997)
  • Sex and the City as Sam (1998)
  • Night Visions as Eli (2002)
  • My Name Is Earl as Billy Reed (2006)
  • Deadwood as Seth Bullock (2004-2006)
  • Samantha Who? as Winston Funk (2008)
  • Damages as Wes Krulik (2009-2010)
  • The Office as Danny Cordray (2010)
  • The League as Wesley (2012)
  • Archer as Lucas Troy (voice) (2013)
  • The Mindy Project as Graham (2013)
  • Justified as Raylan Givens (2010-2015)
  • The Grinder as Himself (2015-2016)
  • Santa Clarita Diet as Joel Hammond (2017-2019)
  • The Good Place as Himself (2020)
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm as Mickey (2020)
  • The Mandalorian as Cobb Vanth (2020)
  • Fargo as Dick 'Deafy' Wickware (2020)
  • American Dad! as Nowell (voice) (2021)
  • Rick and Morty as Coop (voice) (2021)
  • The Simpsons as Sheriff Flanders (voice) (2021)
  • The Book of Boba Fett as Cobb Vanth (2022)
  • The Great North as Wade (voice) (2022)
  • Bubble Guppies as Spotty Cackles (voice) (2022)
  • Daisy Jones & The Six as Rod Reyes (2023)
  • Full Circle as Derek Browne (2023)
  • Justified: City Primeval as Raylan Givens (2023)
  • 2023 World Series as Narrator (voice) (2023)
  • MLB on FOX as Narrator (voice) (2023)

Video Games[]

  • Turok as Cowboy (voice) (2008)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 as Grinch (voice) (2011)

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