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Timothy Olyphant

Highest Rated:   92% Go (1999)
Lowest Rated:   7% Mother's Day (2016)
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Birthplace:   Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Bearing the kind of sharp-eyed, vaguely sinister good looks that often get actors cast as charismatic drug dealers or murder suspects, Timothy Olyphant first impressed film audiences playing none other than the resident charismatic drug dealer of Doug Liman's Go (1999). Born in Hawaii on May 20, 1968, Olyphant grew up in California. After attending the University of California, where he swam competitively, the actor made his professional debut in the Playwrights Horizons' production of The Monogamist, for which he won a Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance. Olyphant's first film appearance came courtesy of a miniscule role in The First Wives Club (1996); somewhat more substantial work followed in 1997's Scream 2, in which the actor was cast as one of Neve Campbell's friends. After a turn in When Trumpets Fade (1998), a critically acclaimed made-for-TV WWII drama, and a memorable guest-shot on an episode of Sex and the City, Olyphant gave a scene-stealing performance in Go, managing to stand out in an ensemble cast that included Sarah Polley, Katie Holmes, Taye Diggs, and Scott Wolf. His work caught the notice of more than one industry observer, and by the following year, the actor had a number of projects in the works. Included among them were The Broken Hearts Club, a comedy that cast Olyphant as a gay photographer; Gone in Sixty Seconds, which featured him as a detective on the trail of a car thief (Nicolas Cage); and Auggie Rose, a drama about assumed identity in which Olyphant played the ex-cellmate of a dead con man. In 2001, Olyphant would turn up in the tale of an aspiring singer who gets to live a dream, Rock Star.Once touted as "the next big thing," Olyphant's stock seemed to drop after attaching himself to a string of duds, most notably the aforementioned Rock Star, Dreamcatcher, and A Man Apart, the latter two both released in 2003. Fortunately, the following year saw things looking up for the actor, with a starring role on the critically acclaimed series from HBO, the Western Deadwood. Over the next several years, Olyphant would appear in films like Live Free or Die Hard and I Am Number Four, in addition to a role on the night time drama Damages, as well as the massively popular series Justified.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
61% Snowden
  • Actor
2016
7% Mother's Day
  • Henry
2016
41% This Is Where I Leave You
  • Horry Callen
2014
37% Dealing With Idiots
  • Max's Dad
2013
28% Elektra Luxx
  • Dellwood Butterworth
2011
87% Rango
  • Spirit of the West
2011
33% I Am Number Four
  • Henri
2011
71% The Crazies
  • David Dutten
2010
80% High Life
  • Dick
2009
61% A Perfect Getaway
  • Nick
2009
21% Meet Bill
  • Chip Johnson
2008
64% Stop-Loss
  • Lt. Col. Boot Miller
2008
14% Hitman
  • Agent 47
2007
82% Live Free or Die Hard
  • Thomas Gabriel
2007
21% Catch and Release
  • Fritz
2007
48% Coastlines
  • Sonny
2006
55% The Girl Next Door
  • Kelly
2004
11% A Man Apart
  • Jack Slayton
2003
30% Dreamcatcher
  • Pete
2003
No Score Yet Shadow Realm
  • Eli West
2002
52% Rock Star
  • Rob
2001
54% Auggie Rose
  • Roy Mason
2001
10% Head over Heels
  • Michael
2001
49% The Safety of Objects
  • Randy
2001
63% The Broken Hearts Club
  • Dennis
2000
24% Gone in 60 Seconds (Gone in Sixty Seconds)
  • Det. Drycoff
2000
No Score Yet No Vacancy
  • Luke
1999
92% Go
  • Todd Gaines
1999
No Score Yet When Trumpets Fade
  • Lukas
1998
No Score Yet Ellen Foster
  • Actor
1997
81% Scream 2
  • Mickey
1997
39% A Life Less Ordinary
  • Actor
1997
39% The First Wives Club
  • Brett Artounian
1996

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Office
2005-2013
  • Danny
No Score Yet Deadwood
2004-2006
  • Seth Bullock
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
96% Damages
2007-2012
  • Wes Krulik
93% The Grinder
2015-2016
  • Himself/Rake Grinder Rake Grinder Rake
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
97% Justified
2010-2015
  • Producer
  • Raylan Givens
75% The League
2009-2015
  • Sushi Chef
86% The Mindy Project
2012
  • Graham
97% Archer
2009
  • Actor
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
70% Santa Clarita Diet
2017
  • Joel Hammond Joel
  • Executive Producer

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