Winner of Critics Choice Television Awards for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in The Grinder, Timothy Olyphant is an actor from the United States. Having appeared in Scream 2 (1997), Go (1999), A Man Apart (2003) and The Girl Next Door (2004), 50-year-old Timothy currently stars in the Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet (2017–present).
Timothy David Olyphant, 6ft tall, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to his parents J.V. Bevan Olyphant, who worked as vice president of production at Gallo Winery, and Katherine (née Gideon). At the age of 2, Timothy moved to Modesto, California, but by the time, Olyphant was a teenager, his parents divorced and both remarried.
The 1986 graduate of Fred C. Beyer High School in Modesto, Timothy has an older brother, Andrew, and a younger brother, Matthew. Timothy is of English, German, Scottish, Dutch, Irish, and Russian-Jewish descent. An avid swimmer and a finalist at the 1986 Nationals in the 200m Individual Medley, Timothy enrolled at the University of Southern California and was recruited by USC Trojans' swimming coach Peter Daland.
After earning the Bachelor's degree, Timothy worked as a swimming coach at Irvine Novaquatics in the early 1990s but later turned to a stand-up comedian in New York and Boston where Dave Attell, Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Jay Mohr, and Dave Chappelle were other new comedians on the scene.
To pursue his career, Timothy took classes in UC Irvine and also joined New York's William Esper Studio where he studied 2-year acting program. Then in 1995, he appeared in the WB television pilot based on 77 Sunset Strip which was his first paid acting job. By the end of 1995, Timothy made his debut in an Off-Broadway theater in The Monogamist and won Theatre World Award for his performance.
The following year, Timothy in 1996, starred in the play The SantaLand Diaries at the Atlantic Theater Company. He made his TV debut that year portraying Scooby in an American crime drama series Mr. & Mrs. Smith, followed by his feature film debut The First Wives Club.
By the end of the 1990s, Timothy Olyphant appeared in the movies like 1999, when Trumpets Fade, Go, No Vacancy, Advice from a Caterpillar and many more. Olyphant's career took a big turn in 2004 after he began starring the role of Sheriff Seth Bullock in an American western television series Deadwood alongside stars like Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Jim Beaver, W. Earl Brown, and Dayton Callie.
Timothy's notable appearances include his villainous roles in Scream 2 (1997), Go (1999), A Man Apart (2003) and The Girl Next Door (2004). Also, he appeared in Catch and Release (2006), Hitman (2007), A Perfect Getaway (2009), The Crazies (2010), and Live Free or Die Hard (2007).
And since February 2017, Timothy stars in the Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet with Drew Barrymore, Liv Hewson, and Skyler Gisondo.
Talking about his personal life, Timothy Olyphant is a happily married man and the father of 3 children. After being in love with his college sweetheart Alexis Knief for several years, Timothy tied the knot with his girlfriend-turned-wife Alexis in 1991. He was aged 23 years old during that time.
As a loving husband and wife, they have already welcomed three children together. The couple shares 2 daughters and a son: Grace Katherine (born in 1999), Henry (born in 2001) and Vivian (born in 2003).
They are free from the mishaps of divorce. The happy family of 5 live in their million dollars worth house in Westwood, Los Angeles.
As of 2018, Timothy professional since 1995 is estimated to be enjoying the net worth of $20 million. His salary while in Justified was reported to be $100,000, but his earnings from Santa Clarita Diet is not disclosed.