Timothy Olyphant could atually be a full 6'0. ", Olyphant's first post-Deadwood roles were the action movies Live Free or Die Hard and Hitman (both 2007). His performance is about potential energy, or potential violence. Netflix renewed the series for a second season in March 2017 and for a third and ultimately final season in May 2018. ", "Familiarly fun 'The Crazies' will get into your head - USATODAY.com", "Elektra Luxx: The Hoariest of Hollywood Whores", "Justified: Timothy Olyphant on Elmore Leonard and the golden age of TV", "Interview: Timothy Olyphant Is A 'Justified' Presence", "Timothy Olyphant on the End of Justified", "The Strange, Glorious Pedigree of 'Justified, "Justified Nears Its End, But It Leaves Behind Classic GIFs", "Hey, where's the Emmy love for critically praised 'Justified'? Born in Hawaii, Timothy David Olyphant was raised in Modesto, California.  In 1997, Olyphant made a guest appearance as Officer Brett Farraday in three episodes of the ABC police drama High Incident and returned to New York's Playwrights Horizons to play a supporting role in Plunge. Timothy David Olyphant (/ ˈ ɒ l ɪ f ən t / OL-ih-fənt; born May 20, 1968) is an American actor and producer.  The long-awaited follow-up to the television series began production in October 2018. " The Hollywood Reporter's Michael Rechtshaffen found him "convincing" while Claudia Puig of USA Today enjoyed the "smart, stoic and sympathetic" performance. , Years later, Olyphant remarked that Deadwood "almost has done more for me since we wrapped than while it was on.  In 2010, he starred as the town sheriff in the horror film The Crazies. " Nick Schager of Slant Magazine was disappointed to see the actor "reduced to glowering and posing with pistols" while Manohla Dargis of The New York Times felt he was "strangely, at times ridiculously, miscast. " Yost has said of his producer credit: "Often on shows that really doesn't mean much. He voiced the Spirit of the West in the animated film Rango (2011). Unfortunately, they're the first to go. Looking for some great streaming picks? Timothy Olyphant (/ˈɒlɪfənt/ OL-ih-fənt; born May 20, 1968) is an American actor.  His third great-grandfather, David Olyphant, and great-great-grandfather, Robert Morrison Olyphant, were both prominent businessmen. ", Olyphant came to the attention of a wider audience when he was cast as Sheriff Seth Bullock in HBO's acclaimed western Deadwood, which aired for three seasons from 2004 to 2006. His character, Strings McCrane, is a self-absorbed country singer and actor who returns to Tennessee, after his mother's death. The film went on to be a massive success with seven sequels to date. There, he encounters many outlaw figures from his childhood, including his father and Boyd Crowder, with whom he dug coal as a teenager. , In late 2020, Olyphant appeared as a town marshal on the fictional planet of Tatooine in the second season of the Disney+ space western The Mandalorian. Vs. Gavin Rossdale [Video]", "Chris Evert Charities brings in big names to support programs", "8th ANNUAL K-SWISS DESERT SMASH CELEBRITY CHARITY TENNIS EVENT", "Jimmy Goldstein Opens UpL.A.  Peter Travers of Rolling Stone declared him "a master at smiling menace", while Mick LaSalle of The San Francisco Chronicle found him "perfectly ice cold. " Also in 2011, he voiced a character called Sergeant First Class "Grinch" in the video game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. Anything 5' 11-3/4" and above seems unfair not to give credit as a six footer. Phyllis Huffman cast him in the role but he did not have an opportunity to meet the show's producer, Clint Eastwood, who quit days before filming began. Marshal Raylan Givens, who is reassigned to his native Eastern Kentucky following a "justified", but questionable, quick-draw shooting of a criminal in Miami. He also played himself in a brief cameo, while simultaneously parodying his Justified character, in the NBC award-winning show The Good Place (2020).  Two little-seen films were released in 1999: the drama Advice from a Caterpillar, in which Olyphant played the bisexual love interest of Cynthia Nixon's character, and the offbeat ensemble comedy No Vacancy, in which he starred with Christina Ricci. " He next starred in Hitman, a video game adaptation, as the assassin Agent 47.  Airing on the same day of that film's release, he made his television debut in the pilot of the CBS spy series Mr. & Mrs. Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist. He's not your typical cuddly romantic lead. , Olyphant is a descendant of the Vanderbilt family of New York.  His parents are Katherine (née Gideon) and J.V. From Timothy Olyphant's first screen appearances, such as his two-minute bit in, The Mandalorian Fans Spot Secret Original Trilogy Cameo In Season 2 Premiere, How The Mandalorian Solidifies Timothy Olyphant as TV’s Best Marshal, Carl Weathers Teases Greef Karga Plot Twist in The Mandalorian Season 2, Top 25 Highest-Grossing Video Game Movies at the U.S. He then branched out to film; in the early years of his career, he was often cast in supporting villainous roles, most notably in Scream 2 (1997), Go (1999), A Man Apart (2003) and The Girl Next Door (2004). Olyphant's best-known performance to date has been as Deputy U.S. Discover (and save!) your own Pins on Pinterest It's not that he thrives only on minimalism, but he gets a lot out of a little. The guest appearance came about after he told Kaling that he wanted to appear on the show and he later said he would have been happy to play his middle-aged skateboarder character for "years.  Instead, he opted to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts.  He has described producing as "the greatest thing about this job.  He starred in the world premiere of The SantaLand Diaries (1996) at the Atlantic Theater Company, a one-man play based on David Sedaris' essay about working as a Macy's department store Christmas elf.  Following the station's demise, he joked: "If you know of anyone looking for sports reports from an actor who is often just going off of what he recalls happened yesterday, or reading it directly from the newspaper, then I'm your guy.  He was hired to replace Vin Diesel six weeks before filming began and reluctantly agreed to shave his head. He's a fine actor, and his portrayal of Bullock is frequently very, very good. By visiting Celeb Heights you agree to its. He came to the attention of a wider audience with his portrayal of Sheriff Seth Bullock in HBO's western Deadwood (2004–2006), later reprising the role in Deadwood: The Movie (2019). Olyphant had guest appearances in numerous television sitcoms including The Office (2010), The Mindy Project (2013), and The Grinder (2015–2016), for which he won a Critics' Choice Award. He played a paper salesman in two episodes of the NBC comedy The Office (2010), after Mindy Kaling, a writer, producer and actress on the show, pushed for him to make a guest appearance. Manohla Dargis of The New York Times enjoyed "the regrettably underemployed" actor's performance, Ty Burr of the Boston Globe found him "delightfully confident" while Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly noted he "has a heckuva good time telegraphing macho mania. " The character of Raylan Givens was created by novelist Elmore Leonard, appearing in his short story "Fire in the Hole" (2001) and the novels Pronto (1993) and Riding the Rap (1995). Co-Creator Donald Todd - TheFutonCritic.com", "Timothy Olyphant's oeuvre: Sure-footed, fearless and righteous", "Timothy Olyphant weathers cold for his art", "Toronto Film Critics Pick The Best of 2009 (and it's a tie! " He also played Henry, the ex-husband of Sandy (Jennifer Aniston), in the universally panned ensemble romantic comedy Mother's Day (2016) and appeared in Oliver Stone's Snowden, as a CIA agent who befriended Snowden prior to the latter's departure to Russia after his leak of classified documents. , Olyphant attended Modesto's Fred C. Beyer High School. , Olyphant made occasional guest appearances on comedy television shows during Justified's six-season run. Tim is the biggest reminder for everyone that we're in the Elmore Leonard world. I continue to draw from it, to steal from it. Bullock is still unquestionably one of the most important characters on the show but the character of a Wild West lawman, no matter how revisionist it was in its portrayal of that lawman as someone who seemed barely in control at all times, just ended up not having as much to do in a blatantly revisionist Western about how chaos gives way to civilization. But sometimes I feel like I got away with some things, because I've been able to work for a long time and I haven't had to deal with any kind of fame issues.  Byrne later said he was her favorite Damages guest star, while FX president John Landgraf sent him the pilot script for another FX project, Lawman (later renamed Justified). David Milch is one of the greatest writers, storytellers, directors, creative forces I've ever been around. And Olyphant does "intense and coiled" to perfection.  The film was commercially successful, grossing over $100 million, but received negative reviews.