Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland, simply known as Kiefer Sutherland, was born on December 21, 1966. He played numerous supporting roles before deciding to work in television. One of his first roles was as agent Jack Bauer in the series “24.” Throughout its eight seasons, he received numerous honors for this performance. He also joined the team of the serial’s executive producers and went on to win a Golden Globe and a few Emmy awards. He has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Let’s honor this outstanding actor.
Actors Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas welcomed Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland into the world on December 21, 1966. When he was four years old, his parents split and Sutherland moved to Toronto in 1975, with his mom. He attended Crescent Town Elementary School, and John G. Althouse Middle School in Toronto, and switched high schools five times. He also attended acting classes on the weekends to develop his acting abilities.
Sutherland played a little part in the 1983 comedy “Max Dugan Returns” but played the lead for the first time in the 1984 Canadian, coming-of-age, movie “The Bad Boy.” He portrayed a sensitive kid who resisted his mother’s attempts to have him become a priest. He then appeared in “Stand by Me,” his first American movie, in 1986 where he portrayed “Ace” Merrill. In 1987, Sutherland was cast in the critically acclaimed “The Lost Boys,” a horror comedy directed by Joel Schumacher, who he would collaborate with on numerous other films. Sutherland went on to star in the sci-fi thriller “Flatliners” in 1990 and appeared in the psychological suspense film “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me” in 1992. He also played Lieutenant Jonathan James Kendrick in the Oscar-nominated movie “A Few Good Men.”
In 1996’s “A Time to Kill,” directed by Joel Schumacher, Sutherland played a supporting role. He went on to play Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) agent Jack Bauer in the T.V. series “24,” which debuted in 2001 and ran for eight seasons, and in 2014 starred in the Fox T.V. show “24: Live Another Day.”
From 2016 to 2019, Sutherland appeared in “Designated Survivor,” a three-season series.
From 1987 to 1990, Kiefer Sutherland was married to Camelia Kath, with whom he had a daughter and adopted two sons. Following the dissolution of their marriage, Sutherland wed Kelly Winn in 1996 but the pair divorced in 2004. He subsequently started dating actress and model Cindy Vela in 2014 and in 2017 they got engaged. They currently live in Toluca Lake, Los Angeles.
Sutherland appears in his first American film, “Stand by Me” as Ace Merrill.
Sutherland features alongside Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin, and Oliver Platt in the movie as a medical student.
Sutherland stars in the cult classic “Dark City,” which receives multiple awards globally.
Sutherland features as C.T.U. agent Jack Bauer in the 192-episode series “24” over eight seasons.
Sutherland stars as Thomas Kirkman, the 46th President of the United States.
Sutherland appears as detective Clay Bryce in the series “The Fugitive.”
Why We Love Kiefer Sutherland
He’s good enough to be an agent
Sutherland has acted in several roles as an agent. As such, he’s honed his skill to the point where controversies exist about him being a real agent.
He is more than an actor
Sutherland is also a passionate musical figure. Besides owning his record label, he is also a talented singer.
He’s survived tough times
Although he has been to jail, he has managed to turn his life around. Not only is he famous but he is a role model for those who have been in a similar situation.
5 Surprising Facts
He has dual-citizenship
He holds both Canadian and UK passports, having been born in London and later moved to Toronto with his mother.
He is a twin
He has a twin sister named Rachel.
He owns a record label
He is a big music fan and has a record label named Ironworks.
He was roommates with another star
He and Robert Downey Jr. shared a room in Los Angeles, while they were struggling to make a name in the industry.
He was paid a whopping $40 million
He was paid $40 million for three seasons of “24.”
Kiefer Sutherland FAQs
Does Kiefer Sutherland have pets?
Yes, he is a pet lover and has dogs.
How many children does Kiefer Sutherland have?
He has only one child.
Does Kiefer Sutherland have a personal website?
Yes, he has a website.
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