Timothy Olyphant

Timothy Olyphant

Highest Rated: 98% Deadwood: The Movie (2019)

Lowest Rated: 8% Mother's Day (2016)

Birthday: May 20, 1968

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Adept at both comedy and intense, dramatic action, Timothy Olyphant was an eclectic but appealing presence in two highly-regarded series - "Deadwood" (HBO, 2004-06) and "Justified" (FX, 2010-15) - and an inveterate scene-stealer in films and series like "Go" (1999), "Damages" (FX Network/Audience Network, 2007-2012) and "Live Free or Die Hard" (2007). Born Timothy David Olyphant on May 20, 1968 in Honolulu, Hawaii, he moved with his family - Gallo wine executive J.V. Bevan Olyphant, his wife, Katherine and two brothers - to Modesto, California when he was two years of age. There, he nurtured an interest in competitive swimming at Fred C. Beyer High School, and considered a career in art. Olyphant was recruited to the University of Southern California by its swimming coach, but upon discovering that he would be unable to swim and pursue his chosen major- architecture - he chose to earn his degree in fine arts. Upon graduating in 1990, he married his college sweetheart, Alexis Knief, and the pair relocated to New York, where Olyphant dabbled in coaching and stand-up comedy before abandoning fine art in favor of an acting career. After completing a two-year course of study at the William Esper Studio, he began landing minor roles on television series and in features like "Sex and the City" (HBO, 1998-2004) and "Scream 2" (1997). His first break came as a drug-dealing anti-hero in Doug Liman's edgy comedy-drama "Go" (1999), which in turn led to an offer from its producer, Mickey Liddell, to star in "The Broken Hearts Club" (2000), a romantic comedy about gay men in West Hollywood, California. Response to the film set the template for much of Olyphant's film output in the next few years: Olyphant's slyly bemused performances was, more often than not, the sole bright spot in indie and studio efforts like "Auggie Rose" (2000); "Gone in Sixty Seconds" (2000), with Nicolas Cage; "Head Over Heels" (2001); "Rock Star" (2001) with Mark Wahlberg, and "The Girl Next Door" (2004). That same year, Olyphant received one of his best showcases in "Deadwood," producer David Milch's proudly profane and intricately plotted Western series about the lives of real and imagined individuals in the notorious titular South Dakota mining camp. Olyphant played Seth Bullock, the hot-tempered but law-abiding camp sheriff, whose notions of right and wrong often ran afoul of Ian McShane's Machiavellian saloonkeeper, Al Swearengen. A critical favorite for Milch's ornate dialogue and cast of accomplished players, "Deadwood" was only a modest ratings hit, and the cost of maintaining an entire town set led to its untimely demise after two seasons. But even with the abbreviated run, the attention afforded by critics and industry figures to "Deadwood" helped to boost Olyphant's profile from comic support to dramatic lead and co-lead, which in turn led to major roles in a slew of motion pictures. The most successful of these was undoubtedly "Live Free or Die Hard" (2007), whch cast him as a cyber-terrorist pitted against Bruce Willis' reluctant hero, but as before, Olyphant was the most notable element of films like "Hitman" (2007), which afforded him a rare lead; "The Perfect Getaway" (2009); "The Crazies" (2010) and "Elektra Luxx" (2010). Olyphant was soon back on television, where he played Rose Byrne's highly suspect boyfriend in the second season of "Damages," and a brief run as a handsome paper salesman on several episodes of "The Office" (NBC, 2005-2013). His performance on "Damages" led to network chief John Landgraf offering him the lead on "Justified," a crime thriller based on Elmore Leonard's stories about a flinty U.S. Marshal. The series helped to do what "Deadwood" had promised - to provide Olyphant with a long-running and high-quality showcase for his talents, which earned a Emmy nomination in 2011. When "Justified" ran its course after five seasons, Olyphant bounced between comic and dramatic efforts: the former included an amusing turn as a vain, fictionalized version of himself on "The Grinder" (Fox, 2015-16) and a series lead in the Netflix dark comedy "The Santa Clarita Diet" (2017-19), with Olyphant as a suburban husband attempting to contend with his wife (Drew Barrymore), who has transformed into a cannibalistic zombie. In 2019, long-standing rumors of a "Deadwood" revival finally materialized as a two-hour TV-movie for HBO, with Olyphant reprising his role as an older, slightly less irascible Bullock.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
85% 70% Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood James Stacy (Character) $142.4M 2019
89% 67% Missing Link Willard Stenk (Voice) $16.6M 2019
98% 83% Deadwood: The Movie Seth Bullock (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behold My Heart Steven Lang (Character) - 2018
8% 44% Mother's Day Henry (Character) $32.5M 2016
61% 70% Snowden Matt Kovar (Character) $21.6M 2016
44% 59% This Is Where I Leave You Horry Callen (Character) $34.3M 2014
37% 31% Dealin' With Idiots Max's Dad (Character) $15.3K 2013
88% 69% Rango The Spirit of the West (Voice) - 2011
33% 57% I Am Number Four Henri (Character) $55.1M 2011
24% 19% Elektra Luxx Dellwood Butterworth (Character) $10.8K 2010
70% 56% The Crazies Sheriff David Dutton (Character) $39.1M 2010
62% 52% A Perfect Getaway Nick (Character) $15.5M 2009
80% 43% High Life Dick (Character) - 2009
64% 26% Stop-Loss Lt. Col. Boot Miller (Character) $10.9M 2008
82% 86% Live Free or Die Hard Thomas Gabriel (Character) $134.5M 2007
20% 44% Meet Bill Chip Johnson (Character) $59.1K 2007
15% 57% Hitman Agent 47 (Character) $39.7M 2007
22% 55% Catch and Release Fritz (Character) $15.3M 2006
56% 69% The Girl Next Door Kelly (Character) $14.6M 2004
28% 35% Dreamcatcher Pete (Character) $33.7M 2003
11% 62% A Man Apart Jack Slayton (Character) $26.2M 2003
48% 28% Coastlines Sonny Mann (Character) $6.5K 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadow Realm Eli West (Character) - 2002
50% 65% The Safety of Objects Randy (Character) $319.1K 2001
53% 59% Rock Star Rob (Character) $17M 2001
62% 72% The Broken Hearts Club Dennis (Character) $1.7M 2000
54% 47% Auggie Rose Roy Mason (Character) - 2000
25% 77% Gone in Sixty Seconds Detective Drycoff (Character) $101.6M 2000
No Score Yet 53% Advice From a Caterpillar Brat (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 42% No Vacancy Luke (Character) - 1999
91% 78% Go Todd Gaines (Character) $16.8M 1999
No Score Yet 75% When Trumpets Fade Lt. Lukas (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 50% Ellen Foster Roy Hobbs (Character) - 1997
81% 57% Scream 2 Mickey Altieri (Character) $101.3M 1997

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 26% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2017-2020 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2012-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strahan & Sara Guest 2019
89% 90% Santa Clarita Diet Joel Hammond (Character),
Executive Producer
2017-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2018
83% 72% The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale Unknown (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2017 2012-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2014-2017
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2016
93% 81% The Grinder Unknown (Guest Star) 2015-2016
97% 95% Justified Raylan Givens (Character),
Executive Producer
2010-2015
86% 82% The Mindy Project Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2013 2011
90% 85% Archer Lucas Troy (Guest Voice) 2013
81% 81% The League Sushi Chef (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2011
81% 90% The Office Danny Cordray (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2010
91% 91% Damages Wes Krulik (Character) 2009-2010 2007
77% No Score Yet Samantha Who? Winston Funk (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2007
92% 96% Deadwood Seth Bullock (Character) 2004-2006
82% 91% My Name Is Earl Billy Reed (Guest Star) 2006
71% 86% Sex and the City Sam (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet High Incident Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE HBO: Deadwood Seth Bullock (Character)

QUOTES FROM Timothy Olyphant CHARACTERS

Dick says: We need Donnie. We need his perfect little criminal mind.

Mickey says: The Empire Strikes Back. Better story, improved effects.

Randy Meeks says: Not a sequel. Part of a trilogy. Completely planned.

Hallie says: I like those little furry things.

Mickey says: They're Ewoks. They blow.

Thomas Gabriel says: On your tombstone it should read 'At the wrong place at the wrong time,'

Thomas Gabriel says: On your tombstone it should read 'At the wrong place at the wrong time'.

John McClane says: How about ' Yippie ki yay, motherfucker!'

John McClane says: How about ' Yippie ki yay, motherfucker!'.

Mickey says: Don't you know history repeats itself?

Thomas Gabriel says: (On the phone) Mai, what the hell's going on?

Thomas Gabriel says: [on the phone] Mai, what the hell's going on?

John McClane says: Mai? Oh yeah, little Asian chick, likes to kick people? I don't think she's gonna be talking to anyone for a long time. The last time I saw her she was at the bottom of an elevator shaft with a big SUV rammed up her ass.

Randy says: When you start collecting things, you start thinking you care about stuff. And when they're gone; when they break or someone steals them, you feel like a part of you is gone, too. When you have things and suddenly you don't, it feels like you disappeared. Nothing should make you feel that way... Except when you lose a person

Randy says: When you start collecting things, you start thinking you care about stuff. And when they're gone; when they break or someone steals them, you feel like a part of you is gone, too. When you have things and suddenly you don't, it feels like you disappeared. Nothing should make you feel that way... Except when you lose a person.

Kelly says: Let me tell you the first rule of politics. Always know if the juice is worth the squeeze.

Mike Whittier says: Nika Boronina: What color of underwear am I wearing? Agent 47: You're not wearing any underwear.

Nika Boronina says: What color of underwear am I wearing?

Agent 47 says: You're not wearing any underwear.

Rango says: Is this Heaven?

The Spirit of the West says: If it were, we'd be eatin' Pop-Tarts with Kim Novak.

Nika Boronina says: What color of underwear am I wearing?

Agent 47 says: You're not wearing any underwear

Agent 47 says: You're not wearing any underwear.

The Spirit of the West says: No man can walk out on his own story.

Sidney Prescott says: You forgot one thing about Billy.

Mickey says: Oh yeah?

Sidney Prescott says: I fucking killed him.

Thomas Gabriel says: Everything I've broken can be fixed... if the country is willing to pay for it.

John McClane says: Ah, bullshit. It's always been about the money.

Thomas Gabriel says: What? I shouldn't get paid for my work? I'm workin' my ass off here, John!

John McClane says: Just sit tight, asshole. I got a check for you.

Russell says: Uhh sherrif I'm all for a little civil disobedience, but I think this one might cost you your job!

David Dutten says: You know what Rus, that wouldn't be such a bad thing!

Russell says: I saw movement!

David Dutten says: Everything is fucking moving!

Agent 47 says: The place i was raised didnt give us names,they only gave numbers and mine was 47.

Agent 47 says: The place I was raised, they didn't give us names. They gave us numbers. Mine was 47.

Randy Meeks says: (Randy answered the cellphone)Gale's not here!

Randy Meeks says: [Randy answered the cellphone] Gale's not here!

Mickey says: (with the voice of ghostface) I'm not interrupting anything am i? you little three are deep in thought, have you ever felt the knife cut through human flesh and scrape the bone beneath.... hehehehe....

Mickey says: [with the voice of ghostface] I'm not interrupting anything am I? you little three are deep in thought, have you ever felt the knife cut through human flesh and scrape the bone beneath.... hehehehe....

Randy Meeks says: What's your favorite scary movie?

Mickey says: [as Ghostface] You'll never find me!

Randy Meeks says: Yeah, what do you care? Let them have their fun.

Mickey says: [as Ghostface] What's your favorite scary movie?

Randy Meeks says: Showgirls. Absolutely frightening.

Randy Meeks says: [Gale's phone rings and Randy answers it] Gale's not here!

Mickey says: [as Ghostface] I'm not interrupting anything, am I? You three look deep in thought. Have you ever felt a knife cut through human flesh and scrape the bone beneath? [maniacal laugh]

Randy Meeks says: It's him.

Dewey Riley says: Who?

Randy Meeks says: The killer. He can see us. All three of us.

Gale Weathers says: what?

Gale Weathers says: What?

Mickey says: Billy's mother... nice twist ha? didn't come and see it did you?

Mickey says: Billy's mother... nice twist ha? Didn't come and see it did you?

Gale Weathers says: Jesus. it can't be I've, I've seen a lot of pictures of you..

Gale Weathers says: Jesus. It can't be I've, I've seen a lot of pictures of you.

Sidney Prescott says: this is sixty pounds and a a lot of work later..

Sidney Prescott says: This is sixty pounds, and a a lot of work later.

Debbie Salt says: you should try it, look a little tired of yourself there Gale.

Debbie Salt says: You should try it, look a little tired of yourself there Gale.

Mickey says: I'm an innocent victim.

Sidney Prescott says: You're psychotic.

Mickey says: Yeah, well. That'll be our little secret. Because people love a good trial. It's like theater. They're dying for it. And I've worked hard to give the audience what they want. See that's what Billy was good at. He knew. It's all about... execution.

Sidney Prescott says: Yeah? Well, you're forgetting one thing about Billy Loomis.

Mickey says: What's that?

Sidney Prescott says: I fucking killed him. You piece of shit!

Becca says: Please, just go away, pleeaasse!!

Becca says: Please, just go away. Please!

Judy Dutten says: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Judy Dutten says: NO!

David Dutten says: Here's the deal.

Mickey says: (disguised as the killer) - Don't you know history repeats itself?

Mickey says: (disguised as the killer) Don't you know history repeats itself?

Sidney Prescott says: Hello?

Mickey says: (OR DEBBIE SALT?) Hello Sidney. Remember me?

Debbie Salt says: Hello Sidney. Remember me?

Sidney Prescott says: What do you want?

Mickey says: (OR DEBBIE SALT?) I want you. It's Showtime!

Debbie Salt says: I want you. It's Showtime!

Sidney Prescott says: Then why don't you show your face, you fu**ing coward!

Mickey says: (OR DEBBIE SALT?) My pleasure! (The killer pops out)

Debbie Salt says: My pleasure! (The killer pops out)

Mickey says: Oh come on Randy, with all due respect, the killer obviously patterned himself after two serial killers who were immortalized on film.

Mickey says: (about Derek) - He needs to realize that the 90's are no time to play hero.

Mickey says: (about Derek) He needs to realize that the 90's are no time to play hero.

Sidney Prescott says: Mrs. Loomis?

Gale Weathers says: Jesus. It can't be...I've seen pictures of you.

Gale Weathers says: What?

Sidney Prescott says: Yeah this is 60 pounds and a lot of work later.

Mickey says: BILLY'S MOTHER! Nice twist huh? Didn't see it coming, did you?

Debbie Salt says: It's called a makeover. You should try it. Look a little tired yourself there, Gale!

Mickey says: (OR DEBBIE SALT?) Have you ever felt a knife cut through human flesh and scrape the bone beneath?

Mickey says: Have you ever felt a knife cut through human flesh and scrape the bone beneath?

Mickey says: Just wait until the trial. It is gonna rock!

Debbie Salt says: Oh, Mickey, there's not going to be a trial. (Shoots Mickey)

Mickey says: Empire Strikes Back. Better story, improved effects.

Randy Meeks says: Not a sequel, part of a trilogy, completely planned.

Mickey says: (OR DEBBIE SALT?) - Why are you even here Randy? You'll never be the leading man.

Mickey says: Why are you even here Randy? You'll never be the leading man.

Randy Meeks says: Fuuuuuuu*k you!

Randy Meeks says: Fu*k you!

Mickey says: (OR DEBBIE SALT?) No matter how hard you try you'll never be the hero and you'll never ever get the girl.

Mickey says: No matter how hard you try you'll never be the hero and you'll never ever get the girl.

Mickey says: The Delta Lambdas are the biggest bunch of fu**ing...

Hallie says: Hey! I'm pledging Delta Lambda, thank you!

Cici Cooper says: Who are you calling for?

Mickey says: (OR DEBBIE SALT?): What if I said you?

Mickey says: What if I said you?

Cici Cooper says: What if I said goodbye?

Mickey says: (OR DEBBIE SALT?): Why would you want to do that?

Mickey says: Why would you want to do that?

Cici Cooper says: Why do you always answer a question with a question?

Mickey says: (OR DEBBIE SALT?): I'm inquisitive.

Mickey says: I'm inquisitive.

Cici Cooper says: Yeah, and I'm impatient. Look, do you wanna leave a message for somebody?

Mickey says: (OR DEBBIE SALT?): Do you want to die tonight, Cici?

Mickey says: Do you want to die tonight, Cici?

Hallie says: I like the little furry things.

Mickey says: Ewoks...they blow.

Mickey says: Ewoks, they blow.

Mickey says: It's a perfect example of life imitating art imitating life.

Sidney Prescott says: Yeah? Well, you're forgetting one thing about Billy Loomis.

Mickey says: What's that?

Sidney Prescott says: I fu**ing killed him!

Mickey says: You should really deal with your trust issues Sid. I mean, poor Derek. He's completely innocent and such a nice boy too. He's bright and funny and handsome...Decent singing voice. And he was going to be a doctor. This is just the kind of boy you'd like to take home to mom...If you had a mom.

Mickey says: You should really deal with your trust issues Sid. I mean, poor Derek. He's completely innocent and such a nice boy too. He's bright and funny and handsome, decent singing voice. And he was going to be a doctor. This is just the kind of boy you'd like to take home to mom. If you had a mom.

Sidney Prescott says: F**k you!

Mickey says: Oh, so vulgar! Did Billy let you talk to him this way?

Sidney Prescott says: Billy was a sick f**k just like you!

Mickey says: No. Billy was a sick f**k who tried to get away with it. Mickey is a sick f**k who wants to get caught, yeah! You see I got my whole defense planned out. I'm gonna blame the movies...Pretty cool huh? It hasn't been done before. You see, this is just the beginning, a prelude to the trial. Cause see that's where the real fun is 'cause these days it's all about the trial. Can you see it; the effects of cinema violence on society? I'll get Dershowitz or Cochran to represent me...Bob Dole on the witness stand in my defense! Hell the Christian Coalition will pay my legal fees...It's air tight Sid. I'm an innocent victim.

Mickey says: No. Billy was a sick f**k who tried to get away with it. Mickey is a sick f**k who wants to get caught, yeah! You see I got my whole defense planned out. I'm gonna blame the movies...Pretty cool huh? It hasn't been done before. You see, this is just the beginning, a prelude to the trial. Cause see that's where the real fun is 'cause these days it's all about the trial. Can you see it; the effects of cinema violence on society? I'll get Dershowitz or Cochran to represent me, Bob Dole on the witness stand in my defense! Hell the Christian Coalition will pay my legal fees. It's air tight Sid. I'm an innocent victim.

Sidney Prescott says: You're a psychotic.

Mickey says: Yeah, well. Shhh...That'll be our little secret. Cause people love a good trial. It's like theater. They're dying for it. And I've worked hard to give the audience what they want. See that's what Billy was good at. He knew...It's all about...execution.

Mickey says: Yeah, well. Shhh. That'll be our little secret. Cause people love a good trial. It's like theater. They're dying for it. And I've worked hard to give the audience what they want. See that's what Billy was good at. He knew, It's all about execution.

Mickey says: (OR DEBBIE SALT?) ...don't forget to set the alarm!!!

Mickey says: Don't forget to set the alarm!

Mickey says: (OR DEBBIE SALT?) - What's your favorite scary movie?

Mickey says: What's your favorite scary movie?

Randy Meeks says: Showgirls...absolutely frightening.

Randy Meeks says: Showgirls. Absolutely frightening.

Pete says: In the movies, when people wake up together in the morning, they immediately start kissing, nuzzling and going at it, but what they never do is get up first, take a leak and brush their goddamn teeth, which I don't think I'm alone in feeling is pretty much necessary when you wake up.

Pete says: Henry, if we die before you get back, promise you'll tell everybody she wasn't my date.

David Dutten says: Don't ask me why I can't leave without my wife and I won't ask you why you can.

The Spirit of the West says: No man can walk out on his own story