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Sheriff Bullock on Deadwood, Raylan Givens on Justified
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Timothy David Olyphant (born May 20, 1968) is an American actor. He is mostly known for his television work as Sheriff Seth Bullock in Deadwood, Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens in Justified, and Wes Krulik in Damages. He has also starred in films such as Scream 2, Gone in 60 Seconds, Go, The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy, Dreamcatcher, Live Free or Die Hard/Die Hard 4.0, The Girl Next Door, A Perfect Getaway, The Crazies, Hitman, I Am Number Four, and Rango.
Olyphant was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to John Vernon Bevan and Katherine Olyphant. His father was a college teacher who worked for a winery. He is a descendent of Cornelius Vanderbilt. Olyphant was raised in Modesto, California, and began competitive swimming at the age of 6. At high school, Olyphant started training seriously under swim coach Darrell Lohrke, who came to Modesto via Arden Hills Swimming and Tennis Club. Olyphant became a nationally ranked swimmer. He was a finalist at the USA Swimming Short Course National Championships in 1986 in the 200 Individual Medley. He graduated from Modesto's Fred C. Beyer High School that year.
Olyphant continued swimming competitively at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where he studied fine art. He took a beginning acting class as an elective at UC Irvine in order to fulfill the final credits he needed to graduate from USC. Olyphant then decided to move to New York City to study acting rather than pursue a master's degree in fine arts. He took acting classes with William Esper at William Esper Studio for two years, and then started looking for acting work.
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Fred C. Beyer High School, Modesto, CA (1986)
Fine Art and Theatre, University of South California at Los Angeles
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Timothy David Olyphant
Timothy David Olyphant (born May 20, 1968) is an American actor. He is best known for his television work as Sheriff Seth Bullock in Deadwood (2004–2006) and Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens in Justified (2010–2015). He has also appeared in the films Scream 2 (1997), When Trumpets Fade (1998), Go (1999), Gone in 60 Seconds (2000), The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000), Dreamcatcher (2003), The Girl Next Door (2004), Catch and Release (2006), Live Free or Die Hard (2007), Hitman (2007), A Perfect Getaway (2009), The Crazies (2010), I Am Number Four (2011), and Rango (2011).
John Vernon Bevan Olyphant
Andrew Olyphant, Matthew Olyphant
Cornelius Vanderbilt, Anderson Cooper (third cousin)
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Brillstein Entertainment Partners
www.nndb.com/people/589/000056421/, www.facebook.com/TimOlyphant, twitter.com/Timothy0lyphant
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