Dec. 21st, 1966
London, England, UK
Guest TV Roles
Jack Bauer (Voiced)
Himself - Host
Kiefer Sutherland was born on December 21st, 1966 in London, England, UK to parents 'Donald Sutherland' and 'Shirley Douglas'. He got his first film role in the movie Max Dugan Returns (1983). Sutherland's first major role was in the Canadian drama, The Bay Boy (1984), which earned Sutherland and director 'Daniel Petrie', Genie award nominations for best actor and best director, respectively. Following his success in The Bay Boy, Sutherland eventually moved to Los Angeles and landed television appearances in "The Mission", an episode of Amazing Stories (1985)and in the telefilm Trapped in Silence (1986) with 'Marsha Mason'.
In 1992, Sutherland starred opposite 'Ray Liotta' and 'Forest Whitaker' in Article 99 (1992) and in the military drama A Few Good Men (1992) also starring 'Jack Nicholson' and 'Tom Cruise'. Later, in 1994, he starred with 'Jeff Bridges' and 'Nancy Travis' in the American version of The Vanishing (1993) for Twentieth Century Fox.
In 1997, he co-starred with 'William Hurt' and 'Rufus Sewell' in Dark City (1998), directed by 'Alex Proyas', which was a special presentation at the Cannes Film Festival. Sutherland also added his second directorial credit and starred in Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997) alongside 'Kevin Pollak', 'Mykelti Williamson', 'Rod Steiger' and 'Martin Sheen'. He currently stars in the Fox drama 24 (2001) as Jack Bauer for which he has earned a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama Series. Most recently he has been seen in the movie Phone Booth (2002) as a man who calls up someone at a phone booth and threatens to kill them if they hang up.
- His stepdaughter Michelle Kath is expecting her first child in February 2005.
- His grandfather (former Saskatchewan premier 'Tommy Douglas (I)' (qv)) was voted "The Greatest Canadian".
- Appears in one scene of _Article 99 (1992)_ (qv) wearing glasses and a fishing bucket hat, a tip to father 'Donald Sutherland (I)' (qv), who sported the same look in _MASH (1970)_ (qv).
- Twin sister 'Rachel Sutherland (I)' (qv) is a TV post-production supervisor in Toronto.
- While visiting Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2007, he stayed at the world-famous Copacabana Palace Hotel.
- Plays ice hockey on a celebrity team.
- Broke three fingers in his first rodeo.
- Was engaged to 'Julia Roberts (I)' (qv)