With an expansive list of diverse film and television credits, Emmy® Award-nominated Timothy Olyphant is known for his poignant roles in both dramas and comedies. He is currently the star of the critically acclaimed FX series Justified, based on Elmore Leonard's short story Fire in the Hole. Olyphant earned an Emmy® nomination as Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2011.
Demonstrating his penchant for comedy, Olyphant recurred on the 7th (2010 – 2011) season of NBC's The Office and recently starred in episodes of the FX's The League and Archer. He will also appear in FOX’s hit comedy The Mindy Project later this season playing a skater who goes on a date with Mindy.
On the big screen, Olyphant recently wrapped Shawn Levy's upcoming comedy This Is Where I Leave You starring opposite Jason Bateman and Tina Fey.
Last year, he starred in DJ Caruso's adaption of James Frey's novel I Am Number Four, playing the guardian to the title character, "Number Four" (Alex Pettyfer). He also voiced the role of "The Spirit of the West" in Paramount Pictures' animated film Rango for director Gore Verbinski.
In 2009, Olyphant starred in Breck Eisner's remake of the horror classic The Crazies and David Twohy's action thriller A Perfect Getaway in which he starred opposite Steve Zahn and Milla Jovovich for Relativity Media. He also starred in Gary Yates' independent feature High Life, a comedy about four hapless junkies who plan to rob a bank, which won Best Canadian Feature at the 2009 Calgary International Film Festival.
Olyphant has also starred in cult classics like 20th Century FOX's The Girl Next Door opposite Elisha Cuthbert and Emile Hirsch brilliantly portraying "Kelly", the porn producer and ex-boyfriend of "Danielle" (Cuthbert), who tries to convince her to come back to the business. Olyphant also starred in Doug Liman's GO, playing the role of a drug dealer who's being double-crossed by "Ronna" (Sarah Polley) and "Claire" (Katie Holmes).
Olyphant's other film credits include GreeneStreet Films' independent feature Meet Bill, in which he co-starred opposite Aaron Eckhardt and Jessica Alba, the romantic comedy Catch and Release, in which he starred opposite Jennifer Garner, and Dreamcatcher, the film adaptation of Stephen King's bestselling novel. Olyphant also appeared in Warner Bros.' Rock Star, Disney's Gone In 60 Seconds, and New Line Cinema's A Man Apart, Scream 2, and A Life Less Ordinary.
Olyphant has also enjoyed guest appearances on popular shows such as NBC's My Name Is Earl, HBO's Sex and The City, ABC's Samantha Who? and FX's award- winning series Damages. He first garnered critical notice for his powerful portrayal of the tough, honorable, natural-born leader "Seth Bullock" in HBO's Deadwood. The groundbreaking series was nominated by the Screen Actors Guild for Best Ensemble for its third season.