Timothy Olyphant, an American actor born on May 20, 1968, made a name for himself both on stage and screen. His acting career kicked off in 1995 with an off-Broadway performance in “The Monogamist,” which earned him the Theatre World Award. He soon moved to films, often landing supporting roles as villains in movies like “Scream 2” and “Gone in 60 Seconds.” Olyphant gained wider recognition for his portrayal of Sheriff Seth Bullock in HBO’s western series “Deadwood,” a role he reprised in a 2019 movie.
In the TV sphere, he’s perhaps best known for his Emmy-nominated role as Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens in the FX series “Justified,” which ran from 2010 to 2015. Post-“Justified,” he’s continued to act in films such as “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “Amsterdam,” and has made guest appearances on various TV shows, including “The Office,” “The Mindy Project,” and “The Grinder,” the latter of which won him a Critics’ Choice Award. He also starred in the Netflix series “Santa Clarita Diet” and reprised his role as Cobb Vanth from “The Mandalorian” in “The Book of Boba Fett.”
Outside of acting, Olyphant’s personal life is notably stable; he’s been married to his college sweetheart, Alexis Knief, since 1991, and the couple have three children. They reside in Westwood, Los Angeles. Olyphant also dabbled in radio, serving as a sports reporter in an unconventional style for Los Angeles’ Indie 103.1 from 2006 to 2008. A keen tennis player, he’s participated in numerous pro-celebrity tournaments. He’s also a dedicated fan of the Los Angeles Clippers and the Los Angeles Dodgers, even throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a Dodgers game in 2013.