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 also recurred as a guest star on the 7th (2010 – 2011) season of NBC’s hit comedy series The Office and was just seen on the FX comedy The League.
On the big screen, Olyphant was most recently seen in I Am Number Four, DJ Caruso’s adaption of James Frey’s novel, playing the guardian to the title character, “Number Four” (Alex Pettyfer). He voiced the role of “The Spirit of the West” in Paramount Pictures’ animated film Rango for director Gore Verbinski.
In 2009, Olyphant starred as the town sheriff in Breck Eisner’s remake of the horror classic The Crazies, which revolves around a small town beset by death and insanity after a plane crash lets loose a secret biological weapon into the water supply. Olyphant 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. Also in 2009, Olyphant played the lead in David Twohy’s action-adventure thriller A Perfect Getaway for Relativity Media, starring opposite Steve Zahn and Milla Jovovich.
In 2004, Olyphant co-starred with Elisha Cuthbert and Emile Hirsch in 20th Century Fox’s The Girl Next Door. Olyphant brilliantly portrayed “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 “Todd,” a drug dealer 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.