Kiefer Sutherland
Canadian actor
Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland is an English-born Canadian actor, producer and director. He is best known for his portrayal of Jack Bauer on the Fox series 24 for which he won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Satellite Awards. Since January 2012, he has starred as Martin Bohm in the Fox drama Touch.
Biography
Kiefer Sutherland's personal information overview.
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A 'Venerable Human Being': Celebrities Pay Heartfelt Tribute To John Hurt
Huffington Post - 24 days
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Here’s Who Could Have Become President If Disaster Hit The Inauguration
Huffington Post - about 1 month
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WATCH: Kiefer Sutherland on Starring in ABC's Hit Show 'Designated Survivor': Part 1
ABC News - 3 months
Sutherland plays President Tom Kirkman, who navigates crisis as the United States government's designated survivor.
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Coming to Stagecoach 2017: Shania Twain, Kenny Chesney and ... Kiefer Sutherland?
LATimes - 3 months
Shania Twain, Dierks Bentley and Kenny Chesney will top the bill at next year’s Stagecoach country music festival, joining a diverse lineup that will likely attract broader crowds. The bill pairs two pop-friendly male acts with a relative rarity at Stagecoach: a ’90s-veteran female artist at the...
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PHOTOS: 'Designated Survivor' Star Kiefer Sutherland Hits the Red Carpet
ABC News - 4 months
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Here Are The New Shows That Have Been Picked Up For A Full Season So Far
Huffington Post - 4 months
Watching a new series can be a gamble. It can feel like you’re never sure how much of your time you really want to invest. There’s always the possibility that just as you’re getting hooked, you learn it’s getting the axe.  This year’s new crop of shows is no different — there will be casualties. But if you’re looking for something new to watch this fall, the networks have already committed to several new series, which guarantees you at least a full season of watching.   NBC ”This Is Us” and “The Good Place” We’re only three episodes deep, but if you’re anything like us, you’re already addicted to “This Is Us.” The interconnected family drama from “Crazy Stupid Love” writer Dan Fogelman has us in tears every week, and thankfully, NBC picked it up for an 18-episode season. That should give viewers sufficient time to get to know “The Big Three” and co.  Meanwhile, NBC ordered a 13-episode season from the get-go for heavenly comedy “The Good Place,” starr ...
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The Future Destruction Of American Jewry
Huffington Post - 4 months
Last week during Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, or, as I prefer, the Day of Forgiveness, when we need to forgive ourselves as well as those whom we've wronged, I lingered over this piyyut. This medieval poem is read during the latter portion of the late morning service when we remember those who paid the ultimate price due to murderous bigotry over the millennia. This poem is called The Destruction of Spanish Jewry. Judah and Israel, know how bitter I am; As I tremble for my sins, shuddering and shaken. For gone is my song, and any possible joy, Replaced by memories of Seville, now lost and forsaken. Gone as well are the crown of Catalonia and Aragon; Ruled are you now by a pillaging crew. Gone are the splendid chant of Castille and Leon; My tears could fill vessels, while weeping anew. Gone the splendor of the Mishnah and Talmud, Reviled by foes and by traitors negating You! It reminded me, in a very visceral way, of how much I take for granted about my settled life ...
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How 'Breaking Bad' Influenced Kiefer Sutherland's President on 'Designated Survivor' - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - 4 months
Hollywood Reporter How 'Breaking Bad' Influenced Kiefer Sutherland's President on 'Designated Survivor' Hollywood Reporter "There's no time for half-measures anymore," show runner Jon Harmon Feldman tells THR in our weekly Debriefing. [Warning: This story contains spoilers through episode four of ABC's Designated Survivor.] At the top of the newest episode of Designated ... 'Designated Survivor' Season 1 Recap: What Happened In Episode 4? President Kirkman Declares War In 'The Enemy'International Business Times Designated Survivor recap: 'The Enemy'Entertainment Weekly TV presidents can do anything, except declare themselves as good RepublicansWashington Post A.V. Club -TV Guide (blog) -New York Times -TVOvermind all 27 news articles »
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US on the brink of falling apart as new president steps in on Designated Survivor episode 2
Yahoo News - 5 months
Days after the drama of the presidential debate with Clinton and Trump, ABC's new political series Designated Survivor lines up for episode 2 titled First Day. Last week we saw Kiefer Sutherland's character Tom Kirkman, the secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the unlikely position of becoming the president of the United States after a massive explosion kills all the other senior members of the White House. Now, the newly instated Potus, will have to take control of a country that is on the brink of falling apart — a role he is neither prepared for, nor wants.
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'Designated Survivor' Review
Wall Street Journal - 5 months
ABCABCABCABCABCABCABCABCABCABCABCABCABCABC‘Designated Survivor’ Review Kiefer Sutherland stars as a lowly cabinet member elevated to the presidency after a terror attack A lowly cabinet member is elevated to the presidency after a terror attack in ‘Designated Survivor’‘Designated Survivor’ Review Kiefer Sutherland stars as a lowly cabinet member elevated to the presidency after a terror attack
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Kiefer Sutherland Takes Over The Oval Office As The 'Designated Survivor'
NPR - 5 months
Sutherland plays a Cabinet member who becomes president after an explosion takes out the U.S. Capitol — and everyone above him in the pecking order. Critic John Powers has a review.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kiefer Sutherland
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 47
    Sutherland also provided narration for several promotional spots for the United States Men's National Soccer Team during the 2014 FIFA World Cup for ESPN.
    More Details Hide Details He has appeared in a Brazilian TV commercials for Citroën C4 sedan and a voice-over for a commercial for Bank of America. He voices Sgt. Roebuck in Treyarch's video game Call of Duty: World at War and voices Snake (aka Big Boss) in the video game Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and its sequel Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, taking over the role originally performed by David Hayter.
    In The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the best-selling novel adaptation directed by Mira Nair, he played a supporting character for newcomer Riz Ahmed, as a boss named Jim Cross, and in the 2014 historical-disaster movie, Pompeii, directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, he played a corrupt Roman senator who plots to stop the love between the city ruler's daughter and a Roman slave whose family was killed by the senator; the movie concluded with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79.
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  • 2012
    Age 45
    In 2012, Sutherland starred in the Fox television series Touch.
    More Details Hide Details He played the father of an autistic boy who does not like to be touched, while the son also communicates future humanity interrelated events to his father through numbers and mathematics. On 14 May 2013, it was confirmed that the show 24 would return for a limited series. Before that, he was also offered the lead role in the NBC drama The Blacklist. In May and July 2014, Fox aired the twelve-episode 24: Live Another Day, which received acclaimed reviews from critics. After working in the movie industry for more than 30 years, he had the chance to star with his father, Donald Sutherland, in the western-drama film Forsaken, which also stars Demi Moore and Brian Cox, the film received positive reviews from critics.
  • 2011
    Age 44
    In 2011, Sutherland made his Broadway debut, opposite Brian Cox, Jim Gaffigan, Chris Noth and Jason Patric, in the Broadway revival of That Championship Season, which opened in March 2011.
    More Details Hide Details The show has since closed. There were rumors about making a film with Kate Bosworth, on a project named Fairytale of New York, a love story about an Irish standup comic who meets an American woman in a New York art gallery while on tour, with Lee Cleary directing, but it didn't happen.
    In the 2011 drama-thriller Melancholia directed by Lars Von Trier, he played the male lead character and got the chance to share the screen with long-lost co-stars such as Charlotte Rampling and John Hurt, the film in which Kiefer was nominated for the major Danish film prize Bodil.
    More Details Hide Details Kiefer also shared the screen with Hurt another time, this time on the small screen, in the web series The Confession.
  • 2010
    Age 43
    Sutherland reportedly fell victim to a financial scam involving cattle in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details According to the Associated Press, the perpetrator, Michael Wayne Carr, allegedly took US$869,000 from Sutherland, ostensibly on the account of steers to be purchased. Prosecutors alleged that Carr never purchased the steers. Carr pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay US$956,000 in restitution to Sutherland and his investment partner.
    On 14 February 2010, Fox TV announced they were temporarily suspending production of Season 8 of 24 due to a ruptured cyst near one of Sutherland's kidneys.
    More Details Hide Details According to the report, he waited a few days before going in to have "elective surgery" performed. It was anticipated that he would return after a week, but a few days further were needed and Fox reported that his return to set would be 1 March.
  • 2009
    Age 42
    Sutherland surrendered to the New York Police Department (NYPD) on 7 May 2009 for head-butting fashion designer Jack McCollough, founder and co-designer of Proenza Schouler, at the Mercer Hotel in SoHo following a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
    More Details Hide Details Several weeks later, Sutherland and McCollough issued a joint statement in which Sutherland apologized; police later dropped the charges. Sutherland is the co-owner (along with Jude Cole) of the independent record label Ironworks.
  • 2008
    Age 41
    Initially, he arranged to split his sentence and spend 18 days in jail during 24's winter break in late December and early January 2008; the Hollywood writers' strike interrupted production, allowing him to serve his sentence in 48 consecutive days.
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  • 2007
    Age 40
    Sutherland was arrested in Los Angeles on 25 September 2007, on drunk driving charges, after failing a field sobriety test.
    More Details Hide Details His test exceeded the state's legal blood alcohol limit, and he was later released on a $25,000 bail. It was Sutherland's fourth DUI arrest since 1989. Sutherland pleaded no contest to the DUI charge and was sentenced to 48 days in jail.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2006
    Age 39
    He has starred in Japanese commercials for CalorieMate, performing a parody of his Jack Bauer character. Sutherland also provides voice-overs for the current ad campaign for the Ford Motor Company of Canada. In mid-2006, he voiced the Apple, Inc. advertisement announcing the inclusion of Intel chips in their Macintosh computer line.
    More Details Hide Details He also voices the introduction to NHL games on the Versus network in the U.S.
    Sutherland was featured on the cover of the April 2006 edition of Rolling Stone, in an article entitled "Alone in the Dark with Kiefer Sutherland."
    More Details Hide Details The article began with Sutherland revealing his interest to be killed off in 24. However, he stated, "Don't get me wrong. I love what I do." It also revealed that he devoted 10 months a year working on 24.
    He ranked No. 68 on the 2006 Forbes Celebrity 100 list of the world's most powerful celebrities, his earnings were a reported $23 million.
    More Details Hide Details In 2009, he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Sutherland was the first Inside the Actors Studio guest to be the child of a former guest; his father, Donald, appeared on the show in 1998.
    According to his 2006 contract, his salary of $40 million for three seasons of the show made him the highest-earning actor on television.
    More Details Hide Details Sutherland constantly emphasizes that the show is merely "entertainment." The dean of the United States Military Academy, Brigadier General Patrick Finnegan, visited the set of 24 in February 2007 to urge the show's makers to reduce the number of torture scenes and Sutherland accepted an invitation from the U.S. military to tell West Point cadets that it is wrong to torture prisoners. In an interview with OK! Magazine, Howard Gordon said it would be an "unbearable loss" if they killed off Sutherland's character. Due to his extensive schedule with 24, he spent less time in film. In 2004, He starred in Taking Lives, alongside Angelina Jolie and Ethan Hawke, in which he had a "flashy cameo". In The Sentinel (2006), he starred alongside his elder brother in the movie industry, Michael Douglas, as his protégé. He played the lead roles in Alexandre Aja's supernatural horror, Mirrors (2008). In 2009, he joined the DreamWorks's animated film Monsters vs. Aliens, reuniting him with actress Reese Witherspoon with whom he starred in Freeway. "Monsters vs. Aliens" is Sutherland's highest grossing film to date.
    In the opening skit of the 2006 Primetime Emmy Awards, Sutherland made an appearance as his 24 character, Jack Bauer.
    More Details Hide Details He was also nominated for Best actor in a Drama Television Series in the 2007 Golden Globe Awards for 24.
    After being nominated four times for the "Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series" Primetime Emmy Award, Sutherland won the award in 2006 for his role in 24s fifth season.
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  • 2000
    Age 33
    He dated Bo Derek in 2000.
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  • 1999
    Age 32
    The couple separated in 1999, and he filed for divorce in 2004. The divorce was finalized on 16 May 2008.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1996
    Age 29
    On 29 June 1996, Sutherland married Kelly Winn.
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    In 1996, he had chance to star with Sally Field and Ed Harris in the film Eye for an Eye.
    More Details Hide Details In Dark City (1998), also starring William Hurt, he played a small but key role connected to the main character (Rufus Sewell), so he can defeat the antagonist and his army's power. Sutherland's other notable films in the decade were Flashback (1990), as a young cop alongside Dennis Hopper, and Article 99 (1992) with Ray Liotta. Since 2001, Sutherland has been associated most widely with the role of Jack Bauer, on the critically acclaimed television series 24.
  • 1990
    Age 23
    In August 1990, Roberts and Sutherland announced their engagement, with an elaborate studio-planned wedding scheduled for 14 June 1991.
    More Details Hide Details Roberts broke the engagement three days before the wedding allegedly because Sutherland had been meeting with a go-go dancer named Amanda Rice. Sutherland denied having an affair with Rice and said that they only met because he liked to play pool. On the day of what was supposed to be their wedding, Roberts went to Ireland with Sutherland's friend Jason Patric. In the late 1990s, Sutherland purchased a ranch in Montana and traveled on the rodeo circuit.
    He played a supporting character in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, the continuation of the short-lived television series of the same name which ran from 1990 to 1991, and in A Few Good Men (1992), played a junior officer to Jack Nicholson's Col. Nathan P. Jessup, the film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
    More Details Hide Details In The Vanishing (1993), he starred as a husband seeking his wife three years after she mysteriously vanished. In The Three Musketeers (1993), Sutherland played the central character of Athos. In The Cowboy Way (1994), he played a "big, reticent" brother alongside Woody Harrelson.
  • 1987
    Age 20
    Sutherland has one daughter (Sarah) from his first marriage to Camelia Kath, the widow of Chicago guitarist/singer Terry Kath, to whom he was married from 1987 to 1990, and through his marriage to Camelia, he became stepfather to Michelle Kath, who has two sons.
    More Details Hide Details Sarah Sutherland is an actress and appears on the TV series, Veep. Julia Roberts met Sutherland in 1990, when they co-starred in Flatliners.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1975
    Age 8
    In 1975, Sutherland moved with his mother to Toronto.
    More Details Hide Details He attended elementary school at Crescent Town Elementary School, St. Clair Junior High East York, and John G. Althouse Middle School in Toronto. He attended five different high schools, including St. Andrew's College, Martingrove Collegiate Institute, Harbord Collegiate Institute, Silverthorn Collegiate Institute, Malvern Collegiate Institute, and Annex Village Campus. He also spent a semester at Regina Mundi Catholic College in London, Ontario and attended weekend acting lessons at Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School. Sutherland told Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2009) that he and Robert Downey, Jr. were roommates for three years when he first moved to Hollywood to pursue his career in acting. He and Downey, Jr. also starred together in the film 1969. Sutherland made his screen debut in Max Dugan Returns (as did Matthew Broderick), in which his father Donald Sutherland also starred. Sutherland was one of the contenders for the role of Glen Lantz in the original A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), which ultimately became Johnny Depp's first feature film debut.
  • 1970
    Age 3
    Sutherland's family moved to Corona, California. His parents divorced in 1970.
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  • 1966
    Born
    Born on December 21, 1966.
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