Dec. 21st, 1966
London, England, UK
Kiefer Sutherland's Main TV Roles
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Kiefer Sutherland (born December 21, 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.
- Despite being in _Phone Booth (2002)_ (qv) and _Taking Lives (2004)_ (qv) for less then 3 minutes in each movie, he shares top billing with his co-stars.
- Has signed a contract to be in 3 more seasons of _"24" (2001)_ (qv) after season 5. The contract says he will be paid $40 million, which makes him the highest paid actor on a TV drama.
- Grandson of former Saskatchewan premier 'Tommy Douglas (I)' (qv), leader of the first elected socialist government in North America. Douglas was premier from 1944-1961, and was known as the father of Canada's government-funded medical system.
- While visiting Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2007, he stayed at the world-famous Copacabana Palace Hotel.
- Named after Warren Kiefer, pen name of 'Lorenzo Sabatini' (qv). Sabatini directed _Il castello dei morti vivi (1964)_ (qv) [aka Castle of the Living Dead (1964)], in which 'Donald Sutherland (I)' (qv) made his theatrical film debut.
- When he was eight, he moved to Canada where he spent the next eight years of his life.
- Broke three fingers in his first rodeo.
- His great-great-grandmother through male line was a third cousin of President Rutherford Birchard Hayes. Ironically, on "24"'s 5th season, his character Jack Bauer had to work with a Homeland Security agent named Karen Hayes.