Timothy Olyphant Biography

Updated On Oct 09, 2018 Published On Aug 17, 2016
Facts of Timothy Olyphant
Date of Birth: 1968 , May-20
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet
Name Timothy David Olyphant
Birth Name Timothy Olyphant
Nick Name Timothy
Father John Vernon Bevan Olyphant
Mother Katherine Olyphant
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Honolulu, Hawaii
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Working For Movies
Net Worth $20 Million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Face Color White
Famous for Justified, Santa Clarita Diet
Affair with Alexis Knief
Girlfriend Alexis Knief
Married Yes
Married to Alexis Knief (m. 1991)
Children 3 ( Grace Olyphant, Vivian Olyphant, Henry Olyphant)
Divorce No
Education University of Southern California, Fred C. Beyer High School
Awards 6th Critics' Choice Television Awards
Movies Behold My Heart, Scream 2, Go, A Man Apart, The Girl Next Door
TV Show Justified, Santa Clarita Diet
Siblings Matt Olyphant, Andy Olyphant
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Winner of Critics Choice Television Awards for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in The GrinderTimothy 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 SilvermanJay 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 McShaneMolly 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. 


Timothy Olyphant facts on timeline

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii

May 20 , 1968

Best known for his unusual posture, Timothy Olyphant was born as Timothy David Olyphant at the end of 1960s in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America to J.V. Bevan Olyphant and Katherine (née Gideon). He has two siblings named Matt Olyphant and Andy Olyphant.

Graduated from University of Southern California


Timothy got enrolled at Modesto's Fred C. Beyer High School. After high school graduation, he joined University of Southern California. Though he first desired to study architecture, he changed his major to fine arts as he was told it would be unmanageable with his training schedule. He finally earned his Bachelor's degree from there in 1990.

Appeared in the play, The SantaLand Diaries


In 1995, he played the role of Tim Hapgood in the play The Monogamist. Next year, he portrayed the role of Crumpet the Elf/ David Sedaris in the play The SantaLand Diaries. He appeared in this play at the Atlantic Theater Company. 

Won Theatre World Award


At the end of 1995, he also made his off Broadway debut. That time, he appeared in Playwrights Horizons' production of The Monogamist. He was also awarded with Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance for his role in this play.

Married to Alexis Knief


After being in love with his college sweet heart Alexis Knief for several years, Timothy finally tied his married knot with her in 1991. He was aged 22 years old during that time. As a loving husband and wife, they have already welcomed three children together.

First child, Grace Olyphant

June 20 , 1999

He became father for the first time in his life at the end of 1990s. He and his loving wife, Alexis Knief welcomed their first child together on 20th of June 1999 and that time it was a daughter and they named her Grace Olyphant. 

Second child, Henry Olyphant


He became father for the second time in his life in 2001. He and his loving wife, Alexis Knief welcomed their second child together that year and that time it was a son and they named him Henry Olyphant.

Third child, Vivian Olyphant


He became father for the 3rd time in his life in 2003. He and his loving wife, Alexis Knief welcomed their third child together that year and that time it was also a daughter and they named her Vivian Olyphant.

Won Critics Choice Television Awards


Till date he has been nominated in Critics Choice Television Awards for five different times but out of these five nominations, he has been honored only once. He won this award in 2016 for Best Guest Actor/Actress in a Comedy Series. 

Won Satellite Awards


He is famous for starring the role of Raylan Givens in an American crime drama television series Justified. He got his first nomination in Satellite Awards in 2011 for his role in this TV series. He won this award that year for Best Actor in a Series, Drama. 

Current Net Worth


As of October 2018, Timothy is estimated to have a net worth of $20 million since his professional career journey in 1995. He owns a house in Los Angeles which is million dollars worth. Timothy's current salary is not dislcosed but his salary while in Justfied was $100,000.