Timothy Olyphant filmography and biography
Date of birth: 20 May 1968, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Timothy Olyphant trivia
- He was raised in Modesto, California and attended the University of Southern California.
- 1986 graduate of Fred C. Beyer High School, Modesto, California.
- His brother, Andy, is an A & R executive for Warner Bros. Records
- Swam competitively while attending the University of Southern California (US National Finalist in the 200m individual medley)
- Lives in Los Angeles, California, USA.
- While at the University of Southern California, he studied fine art and theater.
- Read sports for Los Angeles radio station Indie 103.1 on its morning show until the departure of Joe Escalante in 2008.
- Has a daughter named Grace Katherine Olyphant, born on June 20th 1999, with his wife Alexis Knief.
- Last name is pronounced "Ol-uh-fint".
- He was considered for the role of Tony Stark in Iron Man.
- Has a son named Henry and a daughter named Vivian with Alexis Knief.
Timothy Olyphant quotes
- Istanbul was unbelievable! What a city! I could go back there again and again. That was a fascinating place. It was a very foreign experience. But yeah, that is one of the perks of the job. You get to go places that you'd never imagine and see a part of the world you hadn't considered before. It was great. (On filming portions of Hitman in Istanbul)
- (on Deadwood) The fact is, this job is always fun, always a good time, but it's not that often that you can be as proud of it as I am of this experience. We just had a great time making it too.
- Well, bottom line with A Perfect Getaway was, I thought "I'm going to have a lot of fun at work." That part was gonna get me an opportunity to play and have fun. There's something great when you read something and you have some sense of, "I know what to do here. Give me a little room. This is going to be a lot of fun." And then when we got Steve [Zahn], "Well, now it's going to be a ton of fun, because there's somebody who's going to be so fun to bounce off of." The quality of the actors I got to work with on that made it seem like I was getting away with something.
- [On committing to a TV series] I can't speak for everybody, but for me, if you told actors that you wanted to do a TV series and it was going to run three years and that's it, you're done, I think the line would get a lot longer, without question. It's really easy to fall into this habit of, "Ahh, I don't know what I'm going to do next." You think every job is your last job, but there's another side to that, which is that it never gets any better than when you first get a new job. It's the most fun. When somebody says, "You got the job," that's the most fun, and from that point forward, it's so exciting, but part of the fun is when the job is over and you move on. The danger with success in television is "Haven't we shot this episode before? Didn't we shoot this scene two years ago?" I think it's really hard to just take the risk from season to season and not be afraid to give the audience something completely different, and trust that they'll come with you.