However, the Hawaiian-born and Modesto-raised, 52-year-old Emmy nominee is barely at all like the cowboys he plays on screen. It is easy to see, especially from numerous interviews with his good friend Conan O’Brien, the kind of down-to-earth, affable, and quick-witted guy that Timothy Olyphant (pronounced “all-uh-fint,” in case you did not know) really is behind his often rough, reckless, and (sometimes) reprehensible characters. You could even say that the husband and father has the most in common with his Santa Clarita Diet character, excluding having a wife with a craving for human flesh and all that.
What more is there to learn about the real Timothy Olyphant before we can call ourselves true fans? Perhaps these six lesser-known facts will justify your expertise on the talented and underrated star, starting with an intriguing inside look at his family history.