Timothy was born in in Honolulu, Hawaii, but moved to Modesto, a small agricultural town in Northern California at the age of two. He grauduated from Fred C. Beyer High School in Modesto in 1986 and then migrated south to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California, where he swam competitively.
He first came to audience's attention in "Scream," then followed that with memorable performances in "Go" and "Dreamcatcher." He gained cult fame after playing a gay softball player in "The Broken Heart Club."
His big break came when he was cast as the nominal hero, Seth Bullock, in the HBO drama "Deadwood."
He is married to Alexis Knief, with whom he has three children.
Timothy Olyphant's Scores
- By date
- By user score
|Go||Apr 9, 1999||Todd Gaines||8.5|
|Auggie Rose||Jun 15, 2001||Roy Mason||8.0|
|Live Free or Die Hard||Jun 27, 2007||Thomas Gabriel||7.8|
|The Girl Next Door||Apr 9, 2004||Kelly||7.6|
|The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy||Sep 29, 2000||Dennis||7.5|
|Rango||Mar 4, 2011||Spirit Of The West / The Spirit Of The West||7.4|
|The Safety of Objects||Mar 7, 2003||Randy||7.3|
|The Crazies||Feb 26, 2010||David Dutton||7.0|
|Rock Star||Sep 7, 2001||Rob Malcolm, Blood Pollution Guitarist||6.8|
|Stop-Loss||Mar 28, 2008||Lt. Col. Boot Miller||6.6|
|Meet Bill||Apr 4, 2008||Chip Johnson||6.6|
|Gone in Sixty Seconds||Jun 9, 2000||Detective Drycoff||6.6|
|Hitman||Nov 21, 2007||Agent 47||6.5|
|A Perfect Getaway||Aug 7, 2009||Nick||6.3|
|I Am Number Four||Feb 18, 2011||Henri||6.0|
|Catch and Release||Jan 26, 2007||Fritz||5.7|
|A Man Apart||Apr 4, 2003||Hollywood Jack||4.9|
|Dreamcatcher||Mar 21, 2003||Pete||4.9|
|Dealin' with Idiots||Jul 12, 2013||Cast / Max's Dad||tbd|
|Coastlines||May 31, 2006||Sonny Mann||tbd|
|This Is Where I Leave You||Sep 12, 2014||Horry||tbd|