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Timothy Olyphant

With an expansive list of diverse film and television credits, Timothy Olyphant is known for his poignant roles in both dramas and comedies. He stars in Gary Yates' independent feature High Life, which premiered at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival. The comedy centers around four hapless junkies who plan to rob a bank. The film is scheduled to be released this year.

In 2007, Olyphant starred in 20th Century Fox's Hitman and Live Free or Die Hard. Hitman, based on the popular video game and directed by Xavier Gens, centers around Agent 47 (Olyphant), who realizes he's being pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Eastern Europe. In Live Free or Die Hard, directed by Len Wiseman, Olyphant played Thomas Gabriel, an Internet-based terrorist whom John McClaine (Bruce Willis) is trying to stop from systematically shutting down the United States.

Olyphant co-starred with Elisha Cuthbert and Emile Hirsch in 20th Century Fox's The Girl Next Door. Olyphant brilliantly portrayed Kelly, the porn producer and ex-boyfriend of Danielle (Cuthbert), who tries to convince her to come back to the business. He also starred in Doug Liman's Go, playing the role of Todd, a drug dealer being double-crossed by Ronna (Sarah Polley) and Claire (Katie Holmes). Olyphant's other film credits include GreeneStreet Films' independent feature Meet Bill, in which he co-starred opposite Aaron Eckhart and Jessica Alba; the romantic comedy Catch and Release, in which he starred opposite Jennifer Garner; and the film adaptation of Stephen King's best-selling novel Dreamcatcher. He also appeared in Warner Bros.' Rock Star, Disney's Gone in Sixty Seconds, New Line Cinema's A Man Apart, Dimension Films' Scream 2 and 20th Century Fox's A Life Less Ordinary.

On television, Olyphant has enjoyed guest appearances on popular shows such as NBC's My Name Is Earl, HBO's Sex and the City and ABC's Samantha Who? Olyphant garnered critical notice for his powerful portrayal of the tough, honorable, natural-born leader Seth Bullock in HBO's groundbreaking series Deadwood. The third season of the show was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

Most recently, Olyphant completed an arc on the past season of FX's Emmy Award-winning show Damages, playing a mysterious love interest to Ellen (Rose Byrne). Currently, he is filming 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 stars as the town sheriff. Overture Films is set to release the film in September 2009.

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Timothy Olyphant Facts

BirthdayMay 20, 1968 (55)
BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, USA
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Timothy Olyphant compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Mother's Day
I Am Number Four
Live Free or Die Hard
Catch And Release
Justified: The Complete Series
The Crazies
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