TIMOTHY OLYPHANT (Agent 47) has an impressive list of film and
television credits, both in drama and in comedy. He attracted international attention
in the role of Seth Bullock in the HBO series Deadwood and recently more than held
his own as the nemesis of Bruce Willis's John McClane in Twentieth Century Fox's
smash hit Live Free or Die Hard.
Olyphant's versatility is ably demonstrated by his starring role opposite
Jennifer Garner in Sony Pictures' romantic comedy Catch and Release and in director
Kimberly Peirce's upcoming drama Stop Loss produced by Scott Rudin, in which he
plays a Marine Corps general in Iraq. He will also star alongside Aaron Eckhart and
Jessica Alba in an independent film, Bill.
In 2004, Olyphant co-starred with Elisha Cuthbert and Emile Hirsch in the
Twentieth Century Fox/Regency Enterprises production The Girl Next Door. Other
notable film credits include Castle Rock Entertainment's adaptation of Stephen
King's bestseller, Dreamcatcher, directed by Lawrence Kasdan; Rock Star directed by
Stephen Herek; Gone in 60 Seconds and A Man Apart. In addition, Olyphant starred
as Mickey in Scream 2; in the independent film 1999; in Danny Boyle's A Life Less
Ordinary with Cameron Diaz and Ewan McGregor and in The First Wives Club.
Olyphant attended the 2002 Sundance Film Festival for the competition
screening of Coastlines in which he starred as an ex-con who returns to his hometown
and becomes involved with his best friend's wife. Written and directed by Victor
Nunez, Coastlines co-starred Josh Brolin and Sarah Wynter. Also in 2002, Olyphant
starred together with Zach Braff, John Mahoney and Dean Cain in Sony Classics'
Broken Hearts Club—A Romantic Comedy, which told the story of a close-knit group
of young gay men struggling to cope with their identities and finding common ground
on the softball field. In 1999, Olyphant received excellent notices as drug dealer
Todd Gaines in Doug Liman's critically acclaimed Go.
On television, Olyphant appeared in John Irvin's HBO film When Trumpets
Fade and ABC's acclaimed drama, High Incident. He made his television debut with
the Warner Bros. series 77 Sunset Strip and appeared in the CBS Hallmark Hall of
Fame special Ellen Foster starring Julie Harris. Olyphant has also made guest
appearances on popular shows including My Name is Earl and Sex in the City.
Born in Hawaii and raised in California, Olyphant attended the University of
Southern California where he developed an interest in the fine and performing arts
and studied drawing, painting, sculpture, theatre and stand-up comedy. Upon
graduation, Olyphant moved to New York to study acting with William Esper. In
New York, he received the World Theater Award for Outstanding Debut Performance
for his role as Tim Hapgood in the Playwrights Horizons production of The
Monogamist written by Christopher Kyle. He went on to star in David Sedaris' oneman
show, Santaland Diaries directed by Joe Mantello at the Atlantic Theater.
Olyphant recently returned to Playwrights Horizons to star in Kyle's Plunge.
On the side, Olyphant has been a regular contributor Monday to Friday on the
Indie 103.1 radio station in Los Angeles where he delivers the morning sports report.
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