Timothy Olyphant is an American actor who is widely famous for portraying the role of Raylan Givens in crime drama series Justified. In addition, his role as Sheriff Seth Bullock in HBO series Deadwood has earned him wide public attention.
Timothy was born on May 20, 1968, in Honolulu, Hawaii, US, to parents J.V. Bevan Olyphant and Katherine (née Gideon). He has an elder brother named Andrew and a younger brother named Matthew. Timothy’s family relocated to Modesto, California, when he was 2.
In Modesto, California, Timothy completed his high school education from Fred C. Beyer High School. He was a competitive swimmer throughout his childhood and had participated in various national level competitions. Following his high school graduation, swimming coach Peter Daland recruited him to the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
Although Olyphant was mostly embarrassed by the idea of acting during his childhood, he ultimately decided to pursue a career in the same field. Consequently, he completed a two-year course at William Esper Studio in New York after graduating in fine arts from the University of Southern California in 1990.
Timothy Olyphant began auditioning for roles soon after completing his acting course at the William Esper Studio in New York. Eventually, he made his debut in 1995 from an off-Broadway production The Monogamist. He played the role of Tim Hapgood in the play, which won him The Theater World Award for Outstanding Debut.
Timothy made his film debut in 1996 from The First Wives Club. The same year, he also made his debut television appearance from the pilot episode of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. And a year later, he got his career-changing role as film student named Mickey Altieri in horror film Scream 2. The film was a huge success, both critically and commercially.
Beginning his career by playing various supporting roles, Timothy has established himself as one of the acclaimed actors at present. On the other hand, he is enjoying his stable married life with Alexis Knief, his wife of 25 years. He fathers three children.
|Birthday||May 20, 1968|
|Age||50 Years Old|