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Timothy Olyphant (born 20 May 1968; age 49) is an actor who was in talks for an unspecified role in 2009's Star Trek, but both he and director/producer J.J. Abrams decided against it.  However, despite not being cast, Olyphant was allowed to guest-conduct the orchestra for a brief time during the film's scoring session. 
Olyphant is best known for his role as Sheriff Seth Bullock on the HBO series Deadwood, opposite the likes of Jim Beaver, Keith Carradine, Brad Dourif, Pasha Lychnikoff, and Paula Malcomson. He had supporting roles in such films as Scream 2, Go, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Dreamcatcher, A Man Apart (with Jeff Kober), and The Girl Next Door. For 2007, he played the male lead in the comedy Catch and Release, the villain in the action hit Live Free or Die Hard (co-starring Tim Russ), the title role in the video game-based Hitman, and the thriller A Perfect Getaway (2009, with Chris Hemsworth. He also appeared as Wes Krulik on the crime drama series Damages (2009-2010).
Between 2010 and 2015 he starred as Deputy US Marshal Raylan Givens on the action series Justified. Olyphant also appeared in a number of films recently including the comedy This Is Where I Leave You (2014). Most recently, he is filming the biopic Snowden (2015, with Zachary Quinto).