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Kiefer Sutherland

Highest Rated:   100% 24: Redemption (2008)
Lowest Rated:   3% Twelve (2010)
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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

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Flatliners
  • Nelson
2017
No Score Yet Free to Rock
  • Actor
2017
75% Where Is Kyra?
  • Doug
2017
42% Forsaken
  • John Henry Clayton
2016
71% Thunder and the House of Magic
  • Actor
$1.7M 2014
27% Pompeii
  • Corvus
$20.0M 2014
54% The Reluctant Fundamentalist
  • Jim Cross
$0.6M 2013
79% Melancholia
  • John
$3.0M 2011
No Score Yet Night of the Living Carrots
  • Actor
2011
83% Trust
  • 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
72% Monsters vs. Aliens
  • Gen. W.R. Monger
$198.4M 2009
No Score Yet B.O.B.'S Big Break
  • General W.R. Monger
2009
100% 24: Redemption
  • Actor
2008
14% Mirrors
  • Ben Carson
  • Executive Producer
$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
33% The Sentinel
  • David Breckinridge
$36.3M 2006
20% 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
$20.0M 2004
No Score Yet Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration
  • Bron
2003
No Score Yet Ultimate Gretzky
  • Actor
2003
71% Phone Booth
  • The Caller
$46.6M 2003
No Score Yet Paradise Found
  • Paul Gauguin
2003
No Score Yet Behind the Red Door
  • Roy
2003
58% To End All Wars
  • Reardon
2002
No Score Yet Dead Heat (I Fought the Law)
  • Pally LaMarr
2002
33% 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
No Score Yet Ground Control
  • Jack Harris
1998
No Score Yet A Soldier's Sweetheart
  • Rat Kiley
1998
74% 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.
  • Director
  • Curtis Freley
1997
No Score Yet The Last Days of Frankie the Fly
  • Joey
1997
76% 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
15% The Cowboy Way
  • Sonny
1994
No Score Yet Teresa's Tattoo
  • Roadblock Officer (uncredited)
1994
31% The Three Musketeers
  • Athos
1993
No Score Yet Antesala Mortal
  • Denver Bayliss
  • Director
1993
47% The Vanishing
  • Jeff Harriman
1993
81% A Few Good Men
  • Lt. Jonathan Kendrick
1992
61% Twin Peaks - Fire Walk with Me
  • Sam
1992
46% Article 99
  • Dr. Morgan
1992
No Score Yet The Nutcracker Prince
  • Nutcracker Prince
1990
49% Flatliners
  • Nelson Wright
1990
35% Young Guns II
  • Doc Scurlock
1990
No Score Yet Chicago Joe and the Showgirl
  • Karl Hulten
1990
38% Flashback
  • John Buckner
1990
81% A Dry White Season
  • Actor
1989
20% Renegades
  • Buster McHenry
1989
42% Young Guns
  • Doc Scurlock
1988
61% 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
72% 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
86% At Close Range
  • Tim
1986
No Score Yet Brotherhood of Justice
  • Victor
1986
No Score Yet The Bay Boy
  • Donald Campbell
1985
75% Max Dugan Returns
  • Bill Costello
1983

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
85% Designated Survivor
2016
  • Executive Producer
  • Tom Kirkman
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Performer
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2012
No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
  • Appearing
  • Actor
  • 2015
75% 24: Live Another Day
2014
  • Executive Producer
  • Appearing
  • Producer
  • Jack Bauer
  • 2014
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
64% Touch
2012
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • Martin Bohm
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2011
  • 2007
  • 2006
87% 24
2001-2014
  • Director
  • Jack Bauer
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Appearing
  • 2008
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
  • 2006
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
  • Host
  • 1991

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