Who Is John Vernon Bevan Olyphant? Father Of Timothy Olyphant

by Mela Sun Jul 30 2023 Updated On Sun Jul 30 2023

John Vernon Bevan Olyphant is the father of Timothy Olyphant, a famous American actor. He worked as vice president of production at Gallo Winery.

He married Katherine, but they later separated and divorced when their son was a teenager. He married again to a beautiful woman.

He has a mix of ancestry, including English, German, Scottish, Dutch, Iris, and one-eight Russian-Jewish

He is also a descendant of the famous Vanderbilt family from New York. His ancestors included Cornelius Vanderbilt, William Henry Vanderbilt, Emily Vanderbilt Sloane, and John Hammond

About His Son

Timothy is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in movies and TV shows. 

He started acting in theatre and won an award for his performance. In films, he often played supporting villainous characters. 

He became famous for playing Sheriff Seth Bullock in the HBO series “Deadwood” and later reprised the role in a movie. 

Some of his other notable movies include “Hitman, “ “A Perfect Getaway,” and “Live Free Or Die Hard,” where he played the main antagonist. 

He also appeared in the TV show name Damages as a recurring guest star. 

John Vernon Bevan Olyphant's son Timothy Olyphant.
John Vernon Bevan Olyphant's son Timothy Olyphant. Source: Pinterest

Timothy's Married And Children

Timothy is married to Alexis Knier. He has shared a beautiful, enduring love story with his wife for over 30 years. 

The couple first met at the University of Southern California during their college days. Despite Timothy's rising fame, their relationship has remained solid and steadfast. 

Throughout their journey together, the couple has three children named Grace, Henry, and Vivian

They are very affectionate and playful towards their children. 

Their children have grown to adulthood, and each has pursued their passions and aspirations.

Grace has shown interest sustainably, while Henry has taken a keen interest in art. 

Her father inspires Vivian, and she has taken an interest in acting and music.

The Olyphant family is very supportive, encouraging, and cheering for each other. 

Despite the limelight of Hollywood, Timothy and Alexis have managed to maintain a private and cherished connection. 

The unconditional love and bond they share with their children define the beauty of a loving and close-knit family.

Family of Timothy Olyphant.
Family of Timothy Olyphant. Source: People


John was born on 25 April 1941, and his current age is 82. His son Timothy's net worth is 20 million dollars.

Timothy Auditioned For Iron Man 

In a humorous conversation with Conan in a YouTube video, Timothy said he auditioned for the role of Iron Man and jokingly claimed he might be a better fit than Robert Downey JR.

He said he auditioned on the same day as Robert Downey Jr, but he was unsure if it was for the first movie or its sequels. 

Timothy mentioned that casting decisions can take time due to development problems and is still waiting to hear about his audition.

Timothy's Stroke And Recovery 

Timothy had a stroke when he was in his 30s. 

The symptoms of a stroke include sudden numbness or weakness on one side of the face, arms, or leg, confusion, trouble speaking, dizziness, or loss of coordination.

Timothy initially felt a sudden loss of balance while filming a movie, but he didn’t take it seriously. 

But his symptoms continued, and he went to the doctor, which saved his life. 

Timothy has shared his experience in public. 

When he had a stroke, he and his fans were shocked. He had to go to the hospital in an ambulance. 

To recover from it, he had to go through rehabilitation which included speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy to help him speak in movies and improve things. 

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