Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born December
21, 1966) is a Canadian television and film actor. He was born in
London, England while his parents were working there, but was raised
in Canada. He is the son of Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas,
both actors themselves, and the grandson of Canadian statesman Tommy
Douglas. He has a twin sister named Rachel, who has had a few
credits in film production but does not work as an actress.
Sutherland is well known for his role as special agent Jack Bauer in
U.S. television show 24. 24 was originally intended to be a one time
mini-series in which special agent Jack Bauer (played by Sutherland)
has to stop a presidential candidate from being assassinated as well
as rescue his wife and daughter (who are being held hostage). The
first season was such a hit that there was a second and third season
made. A fourth season is due to begin in January of 2005. There is
also a graphic novel called One Shot due to come out in the summer
of 2004. The graphic novel is about Sutherland's character Jack
Bauer when he first joins CTU; this takes place before the first
After the original broadcast of the November 25, 2003 episode of 24,
Kiefer Sutherland broke character to address the issue of gun
most likely to waive Fox Network of liability
in case someone attempted to recreate the Russian Roulette scenes.
Sutherland gave a promotion for an organization called Americans For
Gun Safety Foundation. Sutherland's personal views on gun politics
On April 18, 2000, Sutherland was a featured speaker at the Friends
of Medicare rally in Edmonton, Alberta, which sought to prevent the
governing Conservative premier Ralph Klein from amending Bill 11 in
manner which protesters alleged would permit "two-tier health care"
directed three and appeared in over 50 films. Among his most notable
(2003), as the caller.
(1999), director and as Wendell
(1998), as Dr. Daniel Schreber.
Truth or Consequences,
NM (1997). Directed by
Sutherland. The premise of the movie is guy that just got out of
jail decides to rob cocaine from the man he works for. Everything
goes wrong when they rob the man, and Sutherland, along with 3 other
men have to run from the police, and a vicious mob boss (played by
Martin Sheen). Kiefer did not have a major acting role in the film,
but he was a supporting actor.
An Eye for an Eye
(1996). In this film Sutherland
plays a killer/rapist opposite Sally Field. In the beginning of the
film he kills and rapes Sally Field's daughter's character. He does
this while the daughter is on the phone with her mother. The mother
(Sally Field) is bent on revenge after this event.
The Three Musketeers
(1993), a Walt Disney film
also starring Charlie Sheen, Tim Curry and Chris O'Donnel. Based
loosely on the classic novel by Alexander Dumas.
A Few Good Men
(1992). Sutherland does not star in
this film, but is an actor in it. Alongside: Jack Nicholson, Kevin
Bacon, and Tom Cruise.
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
(1992), the prequel
to the acclaimed Twin Peaks series. Sutherland is a supporting
actor, the partner of Chet (played by Chris Isaak).
(1990), with Julia Roberts and Kevin
Bacon. They play medical students experimenting with death. During
the filming of this movie Kiefer Sutherland and Julia Roberts became
engaged. Shortly after, however, Julia Roberts broke off the
engagement to be with one of Kiefer Sutherlands close friends.
(1988), with Emilio Estevez, and Charlie
Sheen. A story about a group of outcast cowboys trying to defend the
land of a man who took them in and helped educate them.
The Lost Boys
(1987). In this film Sutherland plays
a lead vampire in a small town in the United States that corrupts a
teenage boy that just moved there. The younger brother of the boy
Kiefer turns into a vampire finds out that his brother has been
turned into a vampire. Along with two other boys they go on a
vampire hunt to destroy the gang of vampires.
Stand By Me
(1986). In this movie, Sutherland plays
Ace, the leader of a gang. The premise of the movie is some younger
boys go on a mission to find a body. Two of Ace's gang members are
somehow tied to this dead body, they go on a hunt to find it and
become famous. The younger boys that are not in Ace's gang are also
on the same mission. Both groups arrive at the dead body at the same
time and there is a showdown to see who will get credit for finding
the body. Also starring: River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton and Corey
The Bay Boy
(1984), his first film role, which
earned him a Genie nomination for best actor.