| Share
 

Kiefer Sutherland

Actor

Born: 21 December 1966
Birthplace: London, England
Best known as: Star of the TV series 24

Name at birth: Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland is the star of the TV series 24. The show, with Sutherland as counter-terrorism expert Jack Bauer, broke convention by having each hour-long episode represent an hour in Bauer's day. Sutherland's success on television came after a respectable 15 years in the movies: Sutherland's memorable turn as a bully in Stand By Me (1986, with River Phoenix) led to a string of successful ensemble movies, including The Lost Boys (1987), Young Guns (1988), and Flatliners (1990, co-starring his one-time fianceé Julia Roberts). Although he has carried the lead in several movies and played a variety of roles, he has a reputation for playing creeps and jerks, such as in A Few Good Men (1992, with Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson), Freeway (1996, opposite Reese Witherspoon), Dark City (1998) and Phone Booth (2002, starring Colin Farrell). Kiefer is the son of movie star Donald Sutherland.

Extra credit: Kiefer learned how to rope and ride in the movies and has competed professionally as a calf roper... Sutherland was nominated for the Emmy Award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series every year from 2002-2006; he won the award in 2006... He has a twin sister, Rachel... In December of 2007 he began serving a 48-day jail sentence for two drunk-driving arrests in three years.

Copyright © 1998-2014 by Who2?, LLC. All rights reserved.

More on Kiefer Sutherland from Infoplease:

  • Kiefer Sutherland - Biography of Kiefer Sutherland, Star of the TV series 24
  • Kiefer Sutherland - Kiefer Sutherland actor Born: 12/21/1966 Birthplace: London, England Sutherland made his film debut ...
  • Truth or Consequences, N.M. - Truth or Consequences, N.M. Director: Kiefer Sutherland Writer: Brad Mirman Director of ...
  • Truth or Consequences, N.M. - Starring Kiefer Sutherland, Vincent Gallo, Kim Dickens, Mykelti Williamson, Martin Sheen
  • An Unlikely Weapon - Starring Kiefer Sutherland, Eddie Adams, Tom Brokaw, Peter Jenning, Gordon Parks

Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.


24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring