Kiefer Sutherland

Actor, Director, Producer
The son of a film legend who seemed poised for stardom as a teen heartthrob thanks to breakout roles in "Stand By Me" (1986) and "The Lost Boys" (1987), actor Kiefer Sutherland suffered through a period of stagnation in ... Read more »
Born: 12/20/1966 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (115)

24: Live Another Day 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight 2014 (Movie)

Raistlin Majere (Voice)

Grand Lake 2014 (Movie)

Thomas (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Pompeii 2014 (Movie)

Corvus (Actor)

Sleight of Hand 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2006, 2008 - 2010, 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Reluctant Fundamentalist 2013 (Movie)

Jim Cross (Actor)

FOX's 25th Anniversary Special 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touch 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Melancholia 2011 (Movie)

John (Actor)

24 1995 - 1996, 2002 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Guys Choice 2010 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Marmaduke 2010 (Movie)

Bosco (Voice)

Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Voice

The 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Twelve 2010 (Movie)

(Narrator)

An Unlikely Weapon 2009 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Monsters vs. Aliens 2009 (Movie)

General W.R. Monger (Voice)

The 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Free Radio 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Idol Gives Back 2 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Mirrors 2008 (Movie)

Ben Carson (Actor)

The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Concert for Diana 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in '06 Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Family Guy 1995 - 1996, 2004 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

I Trust You to Kill Me 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sentinel 2006 (Movie)

David Breckenridge (Actor)

The Wild 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Samson (Actor)

Video Game Awards 2005 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Fallen Angels 1995 - 1996, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Inside the Actors Studio 2005 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Jiminy Glick in Lalawood 2005 (Movie)

Himself (cameo) (Actor)

River Queen 2005 (Movie)

Doyle (Actor)

The 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

NASCAR: The Imax Experience 3D 2004 (Movie)

Narrator (Actor)

Taking Lives 2004 (Movie)

Hart (Actor)

The 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Paradise Found 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Phone Booth 2003 (Movie)

The Caller (Actor)

The 2003 Espy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual American Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Desert Saints 2002 (Movie)

Banks (Actor)

The 28th Annual People's Choice Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

To End All Wars 2002 (Movie)

Lieutenant Tom (Actor)

Charlie Sheen 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Cowboy Up 2001 (Movie)

Hank (Actor)

Dead Heat 2001 (Movie)

Pally LaMarr (Actor)

Jack Palance: From Grit to Grace 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

After Alice 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Picking Up the Pieces 2000 (Movie)

Sheriff Bobo (Actor)

Beat 1999 (Movie)

William S Burroughs (Actor)

Intimate Portrait: Sally Field 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Dark City 1998 (Movie)

Dr Daniel Schreiber (Actor)

Ground Control 1998 (Movie)

Harris (Actor)

Woman Wanted 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Truth or Consequences, N.M. 1997 (Movie)

Curtis Freley (Actor)

A Time to Kill 1996 (Movie)

Freddie Cobb (Actor)

Eye for An Eye 1996 (Movie)

Robert Doob (Actor)

Freeway 1996 (Movie)

Bob Wolverton (Actor)

The Duke of Groove 1996 (Movie)

Hugo (Actor)

Teresa's Tattoo 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Cowboy Way 1994 (Movie)

Sonny (Actor)

The Three Musketeers 1993 (Movie)

Athos (Actor)

The Vanishing 1993 (Movie)

Jeff (Actor)

A Few Good Men 1992 (Movie)

Lieutenant Jonathan Kendrick (Actor)

Article 99 1992 (Movie)

Dr Peter Morgan (Actor)

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me 1992 (Movie)

Sam Stanley (Actor)

Chicago Joe and the Showgirl 1990 (Movie)

Karl Hulten--Ricky Allen (Actor)

Flashback 1990 (Movie)

John Buckner (Actor)

Flatliners 1990 (Movie)

Nelson Wright (Actor)

The Nutcracker Prince 1990 (Movie)

of Hans (Voice)

Young Guns II 1990 (Movie)

Doc Sculock (Actor)

Renegades 1989 (Movie)

Buster (Actor)

The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

1969 1988 (Movie)

Scott (Actor)

Bright Lights, Big City 1988 (Movie)

Tad Allagash (Actor)

Promised Land 1988 (Movie)

Danny (Actor)

Young Guns 1988 (Movie)

Doc Sculock (Actor)

Crazy Moon 1987 (Movie)

Brooks (Actor)

The Killing Time 1987 (Movie)

Brian Mars (Actor)

The Lost Boys 1987 (Movie)

David (Actor)

At Close Range 1986 (Movie)

Tim (Actor)

Stand By Me 1986 (Movie)

Ace Merrill (Actor)

Bay Boy 1984 (Movie)

Donald Campbell (Actor)

Max Dugan Returns 1983 (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

24: Redemption (TV Show)

Actor

A Soldier's Sweetheart (TV Show)

Actor

Amazing Stories (TV Show)

Actor

Behind the Red Door (TV Show)

Actor

Brotherhood of Justice (TV Show)

Actor

Last Light (TV Show)

Actor

The Break Up (TV Show)

Actor

The Flight That Fought Back (TV Show)

Narrator

The Industry (TV Show)

Actor

The Right Temptation (TV Show)

Actor

Trapped in Silence (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Mirrors 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dark Reflection (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (2)

Woman Wanted 1998 (Movie)

(Director)

Truth or Consequences, N.M. 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

The son of a film legend who seemed poised for stardom as a teen heartthrob thanks to breakout roles in "Stand By Me" (1986) and "The Lost Boys" (1987), actor Kiefer Sutherland suffered through a period of stagnation in the 1990s. Prior to his career's hibernation, Sutherland was a leading man and peripheral member of the so-called Brat Pack that included Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall and Molly Ringwald. At his peak, he starred in such high-profile fare as "Young Guns" (1988) and "Flatliners" (1990), but a much-publicized breakup with then-fiancée Julia Roberts mere days before their pending nuptials put a serious dent in his celebrity. After that unfortunate time, Sutherland found himself relegated to barely-seen indie films and bottom shelf studio flicks. But after years off the public radar, an adult Sutherland reemerged in heroic fashion as Jack Bauer, an agent in the U.S. Counter Terrorist Unit who goes through hell to avert all manner of national crises, on the successful TV thriller "24" (Fox, 2001-2010). Not only was Sutherland's career resurrected, he vaulted past any heights previously achieved to become a multi-Emmy and Golden Globe winner. With his career back in full swing, Sutherland was able to carry other shows like "Touch" (Fox, 2012- ) while solidifying his hard-earned status as television's top star.

Relationships

Julian

Step-Son
Born c. 1990; mother, Kelly Winn

Timothy

Step-Son
Born c. 1993; mother, Kelly Winn

Catherine Bisson

Companion
Dated in 2006 No longer together

Siobhan Bonnouvrier

Companion
Dated from 2008-2011

Tricia Cardozo

Companion
Dated in 2005 No longer together

Shirley Douglas Actor

Mother
Born April 2, 1934; daughter of former Canadian NDP leader Tommy Douglas; was involved with the Black Panthers during her marriage to Donald Sutherland (1966-71); eventually arrested for trying to buy hand grenades from the CIA with a personal check, but case eventually thrown out of court

Thomas Douglas

Grandfather
Born in Scotland in 1904; raised in Canada a Socialist; Canadian statesman and inventor of Canadian medicare; was premier of Saskatchewan from 1944-61; was first federal leader of the New Democratic Party from 1961-71 Died of cancer in 1986 Voted by CBC viewers as "The Greatest Canadian" in 2004

Marnie Herald

Companion
Reportedly began dating in September 2011

Camelia Kath Actor

Wife
Co-starred in "The Killing Time" (1987) Married Sept. 12, 1987 Relationship ended when Sutherland left her for Julia Roberts Divorced Feb. 1, 1990

Michelle Kath

Step-Daughter
Born in 1976; daughter of Camelia Kath and Chicago guitarist/singer Terry Kath

Francine Racette Actor

Step-Mother
Born in 1947; married Kiefer's father Donald Sutherland in August 1990

Amanda Rice

Companion
Dated briefly in 1991 No longer together

Julia Roberts Actor

Companion
Met while co-starring in "Flatliners" (1990); Sutherland left his wife and children to move in with Roberts Marriage was scheduled for June 14, 1991, however their relationship ended just five days before their planned wedding

Donald Sutherland Actor

Father
Born July 17, 1935; played Hawkeye Pierce in Robert Altman's M*A*S*H (1970); married to Shirley Douglas from 1966-71

Sarah Sutherland

Daughter
Born Feb. 18, 1988; mother, Camelia Kath; named after Sarah Jessica Parker and Jude Cole

Rachel Sutherland Actor

Sister
Born Dec. 21, 1966 to Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas; twin sister of Kiefer; she is seven minutes younger than him

Angus Sutherland

Half-Brother
Born Sept. 3, 1982 to Donald Sutherland and Francine Racette

Roeg Sutherland Actor

Half-Brother
Born Feb. 5, 1974 to Donald Sutherland and Francine Racette

Rossif Sutherland Actor

Half-Brother
Born Sept. 25, 1978 to Donald Sutherland and Francine Racette

Kelly Winn Actor

Wife
Married June 29, 1996 Divorced May 19, 2004

Milestones

2012

Returned to series television with a starring role as a widower father and airport worker on "Touch" (Fox)

2011

Joined an all star cast for the revival of Broadway's "That Championship Season"

2011

Cast in a featured role in Lars Von Trier's apocalyptic drama "Melancholia"

2010

Voiced the character of Bosco, the main antagonist, in the live-action film based on the comic strip "Marmaduke"

2010

Narrated the Joel Schumacher-directed drama thriller "Twelve"

2009

Voiced General W.R. Monger in the computer-animated 3-D feature "Monsters vs. Aliens"

2008

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (December)

2008

Reprised role of Jack Bauer for the TV-movie, "24: Redemption" (Fox), a prequel to the 7th season of the series; earned Golden Globe, SAG and Emmy nominations for Best Actor in a Television Movie

2008

Played the lead in "Mirrors," a remake of the 2003 South Korean horror film

2006

Co-starred with Michael Douglas and Eva Longoria in "The Sentinel"

2004

Starred opposite Angelina Jolie and Ethan Hawke in the thriller "Taking Lives"

2003

Cast as artist Paul Gaugin in the biopic "Paradise Found"

2002

Cast in the Joel Schumacher thiller "Phone Booth"

2001

Co-starred with Robert Carlyle in the WWII drama "To End All Wars"; screened at Cannes

2001

Cast as Jack Bauer, a government agent on the Fox drama "24"; received Emmy (2003, 2004, 2005, 2007), SAG (2002, 2005, 2007) and Golden Globe (2003, 2004, 2006, 2007) nominations for Best Actor in Drama Series

2000

Portrayed writer William S. Burroughs in the Sundance-screened drama "Beat"

2000

Portrayed a sheriff in the black comedy "Picking Up the Pieces" (Cinemax)

1999

Directed and co-starred with Holly Hunter in "Woman Wanted"

1998

Had featured role in the underrated "Dark City"

1997

Feature directorial debut, "Truth or Consequences, N.M."; also co-starred as a psychopathic ex-convict

1997

Co-starred with mother Shirley Douglas in an Ottawa stage production of Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie"

1996

Appeared as a Ku Klux Klan leader in "A Time to Kill"; also co-starred father Donald as an alcoholic lawyer

1996

Co-starred with Reese Witherspoon in the HBO film "Freeway"

1996

Starred opposite Sally Field as a freed rapist-murderer in "Eye for an Eye"

1995

Had supporting role in the Oscar-nominated short "The Duke of Groove"

1995

Helmed the 'Love and Blood' segment of the Showtime series "Fallen Angels"

1994

Executive produced the Fox TV-movie "Dark Reflections"

1994

Appeared opposite Woody Harrelson in the comedy-drama "The Cowboy Way"

1993

Second film with Charlie Sheen, "The Three Musketeers"

1993

Made directorial debut (also starred) with the Showtime prison drama "Last Light"

1992

Re-teamed with director Rob Reiner in "A Few Good Men"

1990

Cast in the ensemble thriller "Flatliners"; met and fell in love with co-star Julia Roberts

1990

Starred opposite Dennis Hopper in the feature "Flashback"

1988

Teamed with Robert Downey Jr. as draftees in the Vietnam drama "1969"

1988

First of two films with Charlie Sheen as co-star, "Young Guns"

1987

Co-starred as a teenage vampire in "The Lost Boys"

1986

Played gang leader Ace Merrill in "Stand By Me"; initial collaboration with director Rob Reiner

1986

TV-movie debut as a mute teenager in the CBS drama "Trapped in Silence"

1985

U.S. TV debut, 'The Mission' episode of NBC's "Amazing Stories"; directed by Steven Spielberg

1984

Film acting debut, "The Bay Boy"; earned a Genie award nomination

1983

First film appearance, "Max Dugan Returns"; father, Donald Sutherland co-starred

1977

Moved with mother and twin sister to Toronto at age 10

1976

Made stage debut with the Los Angeles Odyssey Theater in "Throne of Straw" at age nine

1970

After parents' divorce, lived with mother in Los Angeles

1969

Parents separated when Sutherland was four

Bonus Trivia

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Sutherland was named after screenwriter Warren Kiefer, who wrote the film "Castle of the Living Dead" (1964) in which his father Donald Sutherland was featured.

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Sutherland formed the production company Stillwater Films, named for a river that ran on the Montana ranch he once owned.

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Sutherland has competed in rodeos since co-starring in "The Cowboy Way" (1984), twice winning the United States Team Roping Championship and placing near the top in other competitions.

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"Having a famous dad has been a struggle. My presence has been like a thorn in his sense of originality. He even looks like me – just shorter." – Donald Sutherland on his son Kiefer to London's Daily Mail, May 2000

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"Ten years ago, I wouldn't even have considered doing a television series, but television has changed dramatically during the past three, four years." – Sutherland to Steppin' Out magazine, Dec. 19, 2001

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"Five years ago, if you would have said I would be winning awards and starring in a hit show, I would have said you were dreaming. I guess this is my second chance. This time around, I'm not going to take any moment of it for granted, because I know what it feels like to almost lose it all." – Sutherland to InTouch magazine, March 22, 2004

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On Sept. 25, 2007, Sutherland was arrested on misdemeanor drunk driving charges (his second time since another incident in 2004) after failing a field sobriety test. Officers pulled Sutherland over – around 1:00 a.m. – after he made an illegal U-turn, and he subsequently failed a field sobriety test. He was booked and later released on $25,000 bail. He plead no contest to a DUI charge and agreed to complete a 48 day jail sentence, which began in late December and was completed on Jan. 21, 2008.

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On May 7, 2009, Sutherland was arrested on suspicion of head-butting a fashion designer at a party in New York. According to unconfirmed newspaper accounts, Sutherland head-butted fashion designer Jack McCullough after he bumped into actress and model Brooke Shields.

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