Kiefer Sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland

Highest Rated: 91% Stand by Me (1986)

Lowest Rated: 3% Twelve (2010)

Birthday: Dec 21, 1966

Birthplace: London, England

Perhaps the most definitive descriptor for Kiefer Sutherland's career is not any particular niche he's carved for himself, but rather his versatility. From the perfected subtleties he has portrayed in supporting roles, to his command of the screen as a star, Sutherland has covered abundant ground. His roles have ranged from deeply psychological, such as the medical student in Flatliners, to upbeat and authoritative, like the sheriff in Picking Up the Pieces. In addition to his talent on the big screen, Sutherland has earned directorial credits, as well as a Golden Globe Award in 2001 for Best Actor in a TV Drama.Kiefer Sutherland and his twin sister, Rachel, were born to acting parents Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas in the U.K. on December 21, 1966. In 1971, his parents divorced, and Sutherland moved from their home in L.A. to Toronto with his mother. Just six years later, he was appearing in theatrical performances, including a production of Throne of Strow. His first film appearance occurred in 1983, in Max Dugan Returns, with a scene featuring Sutherland alongside his father Donald Sutherland.The 1980s brought the beginning of what would become Kiefer Sutherland's lengthy list of film credits. Most notable were his roles in The Bay Boy -- a 1930s coming-of-age story set in Nova Scotia -- for which he won a Genie Award in 1984, and the Rob Reiner drama Stand by Me (1986) in which he played a scene-stealing bully. He appeared in The Lost Boys in 1987, also starring Jason Patric. In 1988, at age 20, Sutherland married Camelia Kath, who was 14 years his senior, and the couple had a daughter named Sarah Jude that same year. The marriage lasted for two years.Flatliners, 1990's groundbreaking psychodrama, starred Sutherland with Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin, and Julia Roberts. The story involved four medical students experimenting with death, attempting to actually die to experience the after-life, and then be revived by their peers. The unique story line and strong performances earned the stars a lot of attention for the film. Sutherland and Roberts engaged in an offscreen romance, which endured for some time after shooting had wrapped.In 1992, Sutherland starred in the blockbuster A Few Good Men, also starring Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, and Kevin Bacon. Within a year, he made his directorial debut with the made-for-television drama Last Light, in which he also starred as a prison inmate. He was married a second time, to Kelly Winn, in 1996, but the relationship had ended by 2000.In the late '90s, his career picked up pace, with multiple acting and directing credits occurring within single years. The year 1997 featured Sutherland as Joey in a modern film noir called The Last Days of Frankie the Fly, and as director of the psycho-thriller Truth or Consequences, N.M. In A Soldier's Sweetheart, adapted from a story by Vietnam-vet writer Tim O'Brien, he played the narrator of the flashbacks, in 1998. That same year, he starred in the science fiction-mystery film Dark City with Jennifer Connelly and Rufus Sewell. His second self-directed TV movie, Woman Wanted, was one of four projects released crediting his name in 1999. He also appeared in a German film called After Alice, the psychotic drama Ground Control with Kristy Swanson and Kelly McGillis, and the thriller The Break Up starring Bridget Fonda.Shifting gears from the deep, psychosomatic, and eerie tones of his late-'90s films, Sutherland played the sheriff in 2000's Picking Up the Pieces. Featuring David Schwimmer, Cheech Marin, and Sharon Stone, the film was a satirical comedy infused with screwball humor, with a notable appearance by Woody Allen. Again revisiting a more dramatic genre, Sutherland starred in Fox's revolutionary action series 24 as antiterrorism agent Jack Bauer. With each 1-hour episode told in real time, the 24 episode season represented a single day in the show's chronology. Immediately garnering rave reviews and a rabid core fanbase, the


Highest Rated Movies



81% Where Is Kyra? Doug 2018
4% Flatliners Nelson $16.9M 2017
No Score Yet Free to Rock Actor 2017
42% Forsaken John Henry Clayton 2016
73% Thunder and the House of Magic Actor $1.7M 2014
27% Pompeii Corvus $20M 2014
No Score Yet Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces Sam Stanley 2014
57% The Reluctant Fundamentalist Jim Cross $0.6M 2013
No Score Yet The Healthcare Movie Actor 2012
79% Melancholia John $3M 2011
No Score Yet Night of the Living Carrots Actor 2011
3% Twelve Narrator $0.2M 2010
9% Marmaduke Bosco $33.7M 2010
No Score Yet Love Shines Actor 2010
No Score Yet Monsters Vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins From Outer Space Actor 2009
73% Monsters vs. Aliens General W.R. Monger $198.4M 2009
No Score Yet B.O.B.'S Big Break General W.R. Monger 2009
80% 24: Redemption Actor 2008
15% Mirrors Executive Producer Ben Carson $30.6M 2008
79% An Unlikely Weapon Narrator 2008
No Score Yet Dark City (Director's Cut) Actor 2008
No Score Yet Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight Raistlin Majere 2007
33% I Trust You to Kill Me Actor 2006
34% The Sentinel David Breckinridge $36.3M 2006
19% The Wild Samson $37.4M 2006
40% Honra e Liberdade Doyle 2005
No Score Yet Flight 93: The Flight That Fought Back (The Flight That Fought Back) Narrator 2005
22% Jiminy Glick in Lalawood Himself $26.2K 2005
22% Taking Lives Hart $32.7M 2004
61% NASCAR: The IMAX Experience Actor $20M 2004
No Score Yet Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration Bron 2003
No Score Yet Ultimate Gretzky Actor 2003
72% Phone Booth The Caller $46.6M 2003
No Score Yet Paradise Found Paul Gauguin 2003
No Score Yet Behind the Red Door Roy 2003
62% To End All Wars Reardon 2002
No Score Yet Dead Heat (I Fought the Law) Pally LaMarr 2002
29% Desert Saints Banks 2002
No Score Yet Cowboy Up Actor 2001
No Score Yet The Right Temptation Michael Farrow-Smith 2000
No Score Yet Picking Up the Pieces Bobo 2000
57% Beat William S. Burroughs 2000
No Score Yet Cowboy Up Hank Braxton 2000
No Score Yet After Alice Mickey Hayden 1999
No Score Yet Woman Wanted Wendell Goddard Director 1999
40% Ground Control Jack Harris 1998
No Score Yet A Soldier's Sweetheart Rat Kiley 1998
76% Dark City Dr. Daniel Schreber 1998
No Score Yet The Break Up John Box 1998
No Score Yet Armitage III: Poly Matrix Ross Sylibus 1997
38% Truth or Consequences, N.M. Curtis Freley Director 1997
No Score Yet The Last Days of Frankie the Fly Joey 1997
77% Freeway Wolverton 1996
67% A Time to Kill Freddie Cobb 1996
8% Eye for an Eye Robert Doob 1996
No Score Yet Hourglass cameo 1995
21% The Cowboy Way Sonny 1994
No Score Yet Teresa's Tattoo Roadblock Officer (uncredited) 1994
28% The Three Musketeers Athos 1993
47% The Vanishing Jeff Harriman 1993
No Score Yet Last Light Director Denver Bayliss 1993
83% A Few Good Men Lt. Jonathan Kendrick 1992
64% Twin Peaks - Fire Walk with Me Sam 1992
43% Article 99 Dr. Morgan 1992
14% The Nutcracker Prince Nutcracker Prince 1990
48% Flatliners Nelson Wright 1990
35% Young Guns II Doc Scurlock 1990
No Score Yet Chicago Joe and the Showgirl Karl Hulten 1990
43% Flashback John Buckner 1990
81% A Dry White Season Actor 1989
20% Renegades Buster McHenry 1989
41% Young Guns Doc Scurlock 1988
60% Bright Lights, Big City Tad Allagash 1988
55% 1969 Scott 1988
73% Promised Land Danny 'Senator' Rivers 1988
No Score Yet The Killing Time Brian Mars Deputy 1987
76% The Lost Boys David 1987
91% Stand by Me Ace Merrill 1986
No Score Yet Crazy Moon Brooks 1986
No Score Yet Trapped in Silence Kevin Richter 1986
87% At Close Range Tim 1986
No Score Yet Brotherhood of Justice Victor 1986
No Score Yet The Bay Boy Donald Campbell 1985
71% Max Dugan Returns Bill Costello 1983


22% The Fugitive
98% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Appearing 2019
No Score Yet The Talk
Guest 2019
71% Designated Survivor
Executive Producer Tom Kirkman 2019
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Guest 2018
61% 24: Legacy
Producer 2017
No Score Yet The Big Interview With Dan Rather
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The View
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
Performer Guest 2016
No Score Yet Top Gear
Appearing 2015
75% 24: Live Another Day
Executive Producer Appearing Producer Jack Bauer 2014
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
Guest 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
Guest 2014
68% Touch
Executive Producer Producer Martin Bohm 2013
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Guest 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
Guest 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Guest 2011
85% The Simpsons
Voice 2011
87% 24
Director Jack Bauer 2010
68% American Idol
Appearing 2008
71% Family Guy
Voice 2006
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
Guest Host 1991
No Score Yet Amazing Stories (1985)
Static 1985


John Henry Clayton says: I did not choose it!

John Henry Clayton says: If I was lookin' for trouble you'd already know it.

John Henry Clayton says: The thought of coming back to you was the only thing that got me through that god damn war.

Ben Carson says: Don't make me threaten you!

Charlie Hogan says: I still don't think we should go.

Ace Merrill says: Okay, okay. You've stated your position clearly. Now I'm gonna state mine: get in the fucking car, now!

John says: Those bitches have locked themselves in their bedrooms and are now taking baths. Is everyone in your family stark raving mad?

Dr. Peter Morgan says: Why doctors have to steal medical supplies from their own damn hospital so that they can keep their patients alive. I think the TV networks really should take a look at this.

General W.R. Monger says: Wait! Don't press that button!

The President says: Why?

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The President says: What idiot designed this!

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Ace Merrill says: What are you gonna do? Shoot us all?

Gordie Lachance says: No, Ace. Just you.

Gordie Lachance says: My brother gave me that

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Ace Merrill says: Now your giving it to me

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Gordie Lachance says: Come on man, It's Mine!

Ace Merrill says: Let's play ball!

Michael says: ''I can't beat your bike.''

Michael says: I can't beat your bike.

Michael Emerson says: I can't beat your bike.

David says: ''You don't need to beat me. You just need to keep up.''

David says: You don't need to beat me. You just need to keep up.

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Ace Merrill says: Suck my fat one.

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Ace Merrill says: We're gonna get you for this.

Chris Chambers says: Maybe you will, maybe you won't.

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Ace Merrill says: What are you gonna do? Shoot us all?

Gordie Lachance says: No, Ace. Just you.

The Caller says: Isn't it funny? You hear a phone ring and it could be anybody. But ringing phone has to be answered, doesn't it?

Ace Merrill says: What, are you going to shoot all of us?

Gordie Lachance says: No Ace, just you.

Prince says: Your fight is with me, you miserable mouse! Not a defenseless old soldier!

Ace Merrill says: Would you both just shut the fuck up. If either one of you had $2,000 I'd kill ya both.

David says: Now you know what we are, now you know what you are. You'll never grow old, Michael, and you'll never die. But you must feed!

Narrator says: So you're born in the capital of the world and you can never escape. And that's how it is because that's how everyone wants it to be. It is all about want. No one needs anything here. It is about when you wake up in the morning and the snow is already coming down and it's bright between the buildings where the sun falls but already dark where the shadows are. And it's all about the want. What do you want? Because if you don't want something you've got nothing. You are adrift. You're washed away and then buried under the snow in shadow. And when in the spring the snow melts, no one will remember where you were frozen and buried. And you will no longer be anywhere.

Dr. Daniel Schreber says: Remember John, never talk to strangers!

Narrator says: You will not be remembered if you die now. You'll be buried and mourned by a few and what more can you ask for? The world will spiral from underneath you and you are either too smart or too dumb to find God. Maybe you are angry. Only because the way out is through love. And you are just horny and lonely.