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.
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WATCH: Kiefer Sutherland talks Whoopi Goldberg's speech for his father, 'Designated Survivor'
ABC News - 3 months
Sutherland discusses the moving speech Goldberg delivered for Donald Sutherland on "The View."
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Break On Through To The Other Side With The New 'Flatliners' Trailer
Huffington Post - 8 months
Because there wasn’t enough heart-stopping action the first go-round, the trailer for the new “Flatliners” has arrived. This hybrid reboot-sequel brings back Kiefer Sutherland, whose character has distanced himself from the experiments his med-school cohort conducted in search of the afterlife. Now, Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, Kiersey Clemons and James Norton are on hand to cross over to the other side instead. “Flatliners” opens Sept. 29. It was directed by Niels Arden Oplev, who helmed the Swedish “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” and written by “Source Code” scribe Ben Ripley.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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From 'Scandal' To 'House Of Cards,' Political Dramas Are Suffering In The Trump Era
Huffington Post - 9 months
Television is like a time capsule. Inevitably an era’s anxieties and priorities are reflected through entertainment. If we want to pinpoint what was going on socially, culturally and politically at any given moment looking to the kinds of shows that appear on television isn’t the worst way to do it.  That’s why the new series that networks announced earlier this month as part of their 2017–2018 schedules can offer some insight into how Donald Trump’s presidency is affecting both what viewers are watching and the kinds of shows networks are programming. Back in December, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey told audiences at the Content London media summit that the network was questioning its programming philosophy in the aftermath of Trump’s victory. “With our dramas, we have a lot of shows that feature very well-to-do, well-educated people, who are driving very nice cars and living in extremely nice places,” she said. “There is definitely still room for that, and we...
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Kiefer Sutherland talks heartbreak
Fox News - 10 months
Song helped him get over a breakup
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WATCH: Kiefer Sutherland on playing the president on 'Designated Survivor'
ABC News - 11 months
The actor also told "GMA" how he likes to spend his time when he's away from set.
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How The Realism Of 'This Is Us' Became The Escapism From Our Surreal New World
Huffington Post - 12 months
When I first heard about “This Is Us,” I had my cynical doubts. There was something in the promos about shared birthdays and soul connections and the meaning of everything sappy and Mandy Moore. Oh yeah, and it was a drama on NBC so, please, mother of Mary Tyler Moore, give me a break. Network shows were over so long ago. Besides, I was gearing up for “Homeland” and my new fave, “The Man in the High Castle.” Fast-forward to February when I’ve binged everything from “Good Girls Revolt” to “Goliath” to “How to Get Away With Murder”—technically a network show but they only do half the normal amount of episodes and get away with murderous non-censorship. I needed something new to watch and decided I’d give the first episode a try. I fell in love with the Pearson clan by the time the closing credits hit and leaped through the episodes as fast as the show leaps through decades. The characters struggle through issues all of us are familiar with to some extent: obesity, alcoholism and...
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A 'Venerable Human Being': Celebrities Pay Heartfelt Tribute To John Hurt
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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Here’s Who Could Have Become President If Disaster Hit The Inauguration
Huffington Post - about 1 year
function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Had a catastrophic event struck Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration on Friday, the U.S. could have been looking ahead to a very different future. Both the outgoing Obama administration and incoming Trump administration selected a “designated survivor” for the event ― someone who stayed at a secret, protected location and would become president if everyone ahead of them in the presidential line of succession were killed. Barack Obama’s designated s...
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WATCH: Kiefer Sutherland on Starring in ABC's Hit Show 'Designated Survivor': Part 1
ABC News - about 1 year
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 - over 1 year
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 - over 1 year
This month's hottest celebrity pictures.
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Here Are The New Shows That Have Been Picked Up For A Full Season So Far
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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,” star...
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The Future Destruction Of American Jewry
Huffington Post - over 1 year
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 lif...
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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.
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    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.
  • 2012
    Age 45
    In 2012, Sutherland starred in the Fox television series Touch.
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  • 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.
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    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.
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  • 2010
    Age 43
    Sutherland reportedly fell victim to a financial scam involving cattle in 2010.
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    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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 2007
    Age 40
    Sutherland was arrested in Los Angeles on 25 September 2007, on drunk driving charges, after failing a field sobriety test.
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  • 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.
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    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."
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    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.
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    According to his 2006 contract, his salary of $40 million for three seasons of the show made him the highest-earning actor on television.
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    In the opening skit of the 2006 Primetime Emmy Awards, Sutherland made an appearance as his 24 character, Jack Bauer.
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    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.
  • 2000
    Age 33
    He dated Bo Derek in 2000.
  • 1999
    Age 32
    The couple separated in 1999, and he filed for divorce in 2004. The divorce was finalized on 16 May 2008.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1996
    Age 29
    On 29 June 1996, Sutherland married Kelly Winn.
    In 1996, he had chance to star with Sally Field and Ed Harris in the film Eye for an Eye.
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  • 1990
    Age 23
    In August 1990, Roberts and Sutherland announced their engagement, with an elaborate studio-planned wedding scheduled for 14 June 1991.
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    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.
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  • 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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1975
    Age 8
    In 1975, Sutherland moved with his mother to Toronto.
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  • 1970
    Age 3
    Sutherland's family moved to Corona, California. His parents divorced in 1970.
  • 1966
    Born
    Born on December 21, 1966.
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