Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens | Justified on FX

Career Highlights

With an expansive list of diverse film and television credits, Emmy®-Award nominated Olyphant is known for his poignant roles in both dramas and comedies. He earned an Emmy nomination as Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2011 for his work on Justified

Previously, Olyphant appeared as “Horry” in director Shawn Levy’s film This Is Where I Leave You. The film, adapted from the bestselling novel by Jonathan Tropper, included an ensemble cast of Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll and Kathryn Hahn. Olyphant also recurred as a guest star on the 7th season of NBC’s hit comedy series The Office, playing “Danny Cordray,” a rival paper salesman and an ex-boyfriend of “Pam,” who steals clients from Dunder Mifflin. 

In 2011, Olyphant was seen 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 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 A Perfect Getaway, starring opposite Steve Zahn and Milla Jovovich.

In June 2007, Olyphant starred as the villain “Thomas Gabriel” opposite Bruce Willis in Live Free or Die Hard. He followed this performance with “Agent 47,” a genetically engineered elite assassin, in 20th Century FOX’s Hitman.

In 2004, Olyphant co-starred with Elisha Cuthbert and Emile Hirsch in 20th Century Fox’s The Girl Next Door. Olyphant also starred in Doug Liman’s GO. His other film credits include GreeneStreet Films’ independent feature Meet Bill, which he co-starred opposite Aaron Eckhardt and Jessica Alba; the romantic comedy Catch and Release, which he starred in opposite Jennifer Garner; and the film adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling novel, Dreamcatcher. Olyphant also appeared in Warner Bros’ Rockstar, Disney’s Gone In 60 Seconds, and New Line Cinema’s A Man Apart, Scream 2, and A Life Less Ordinary.

Olyphant also enjoyed a prominent arc on FX’s award winning series Damages and guest appearances on popular shows such as FOX’s The Mindy Project, FX Networks’ The League and Archer, NBC’s My Name Is Earl, ABC’s Samantha Who? and HBO’s Sex and The City. 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 for the Screen Actors Guild for Best Ensemble for the third season.

Timothy Olyphant Cast

Timothy Olyphant

as Raylan Givens / Executive Producer

Awakening old enemies and stirring up family entanglements, this season Raylan continues to struggle with his role as an absentee father.