8 Things You Didn’t Know About Timothy Olyphant

Timothy David Olyphant is an American actor who was born on May 20, 1968. He made his acting debut in 1995 in The Monogamist at an off-Broadway theater, where he won the Theatre World Award for his performance. In 1996, he starred in the original production of David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries.

You may be familiar with Timothy Olyphant from his acting career, but there is more to his life as you will discover from the following facts.

Timothy Olyphant
Timothy Olyphant

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Timothy Olyphant

1. His Guest Appearance

Timothy Olyphant’s first guest appearance was in The Office as a character named Suave Leading Salesman. [1]

2. Interest In Acting 

He was ashamed of his interest in acting during his early years of studying fine arts and throughout his teens, though, until he read Stanislavski and Meisner. Even though he said that he didn’t always grasp what these intellectuals were saying and that he read them before he began acting. 

3. Relationship Status

Alexis Knief, Timothy Olyphant’s undergraduate girlfriend, and he had three kids together. In fact, he was initially drawn to his role on the overlooked Netflix zombie dramedy Santa Clarita Diet because of his marriage. [2]

Timothy Olyphant with his wife
Timothy Olyphant with his wife

4. Versatile Artist

Although Timothy Olyphant is now well recognised across the nation for his work as an actor, he was previously a national sensation in a completely unrelated field: he was a 1986 US National Swim Finalist.

5. Expert In Making Latte

Timothy Olyphant can produce latte art like a pro, which is another reason why you shouldn’t miss the chance to hang out with him if you appreciate foam art in your coffee. Like when he originally took acting as an elective, he has taken a milk art class.

6. Many Styles Of Starring

Timothy Olyphant is so likable that he’s played multiple versions of himself in other shows for example, his aforementioned appearances on The Good Place, as well as The Grinder. In the latter series, the version of himself that he portrays isn’t exactly accurate.

7. Relationship With Anderson Cooper

Show business does definitely run in Timothy Olyphant’s family, as can be seen by researching farther back in his genealogy. Olyphant and Anderson Cooper are third cousins because he is the third nephew of the late, famous artist and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt, who was also Anderson Cooper’s mother. [3]

8. Radio Sports Reporter

During a promotional appearance for the romantic comedy Catch and Release on the ESPN chat show Cold Pizza in 2006, Timothy Olyphant was questioned by host Jay Crawford about his new “morning job,” which involved providing sports news for singer Joe Escalante’s radio show on Indie 103.1. [4]


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