Kiefer Sutherland is a Canadian actor best known for his starring, iconic role as Jack Bauer on the action television series 24, from 2001-2010.
He also starred as Martin Bohm in the supernatural mystery drama Touch, from 2012-2013.
For his role on 24 he won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award and two SAG Awards for Best Actor in a Drama Series. The show also won an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Drama.
The eighth and final season of 24 aired on Fox in January 2010. 24: Redemption, a made-for-television movie that bridged Season 6 and Season 7 of the drama, aired in 2008. The telefilm was nominated for five Emmy Awards, including one for Sutherland for Best Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries.
Sutherland also was seen in Lars von Trier's Melancholia and in his Broadway debut as James Daley in the 2011 revival of Jason Miller's Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning play That Championship Season.
The actor also starred in the 10-episode web series The Confession on www.hulu.com as the unnamed hit man. The series was written and directed by Brad Mirman (The Good Shepherd, Truth) and co-starred John Hurt.
In the 2009 animated movie Monsters vs. Aliens, Sutherland voiced the character WR Monger, the prison warden of the monsters. Additionally, he has starred in films such as Mirrors (2008), The Sentinel (2006), The River Queen (2004), Taking Lives (2003), Phone Booth (2002), Dark City (1997), Eye for an Eye (1996) and The Three Musketeers (1993).
Born in London, UK to actor parents Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas, Kiefer grew up in Toronto, Canada after his parents divorced.
He made his film debut in 1983 in Neil Simon's comedy/drama Max Dugan Returns. The first major role that Sutherland landed was in the Canadian drama The Bay Boy, which earned him, and director Daniel Petrie, Genie Award nominations for Best Actor and Best Director, respectively.
Following his success in The Bay Boy, Sutherland eventually moved to Los Angeles and landed television appearances in The Mission, an episode of Amazing Stories and in the telefilm Trapped in Silence, with Marsha Mason.
In 1992, Sutherland starred in Article 99, opposite Ray Liotta and Forest Whitaker, and in the military drama A Few Good Men, opposite Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise. In 1994, he starred with Jeff Bridges and Nancy Travis in the American version of The Vanishing.
Sutherland's other film credits include Flatliners (1990); Chicago Joe and the Showgirl (1990); Young Guns 2 (1990); 1969 (1988); Flashback (1990); Young Guns (1988); Bright Lights, Big City (1988); The Lost Boys (1987); Promised Land (1987); At Close Range (1986) and Stand By Me (1986).
Sutherland splits his time between New York and Los Angeles.