Kiefer Sutherland Biography
Keifer Sutherland is a Canadian actor, producer, director, and singer-songwriter. He is best known for his portrayal of Jack Bauer on the Fox drama series 24 (2001–2010, 2014), for which he earned an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Satellite Awards.
Kiefer Sutherland Age, Height & Weight
Keifer was born on 21 December 1966, therefore he is currently 51 years old. He is also 1.75 m tall and weighs 167 pounds (76 kg).
Kiefer Sutherland Family
The A-list actor was born Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, London, to Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas, both successful Canadian actors who had been living and working in the United Kingdom. He has a twin sister by the name Rachel Sutherland.
His parents were divorced in 1971, and his mother moved from their home in Los Angeles to Toronto, taking Keifer with her. In Toronto he attended Catholic boarding school until he was 15. He also has three halfbrothers: Rossif Sutherland, Angus Redford Sutherland, and Roeg Sutherland.
Kiefer Sutherland Wife
Keifer has been in several relationships with his first marriage being to Camelia Kath from 1987 to 1990 with whom he has one daughter: Sarah Sutherland. Sarah is an actress and appears on the TV series, Veep.
Julia Roberts met Sutherland in 1990, when they co-starred in Flatliners. They announced their engagement in August 1990 with a studio-planned wedding scheduled for 14 June 1991. However, Julia broke the engagement three days before the wedding allegedly because Sutherland had been meeting with a go-go dancer named Amanda Rice.
He then got married to Kelly Winn on 29June 1996 and the coule separated in 1999. Sutherland filed for divorce in 2004 which was finalized on 16 May 2008. He also dated Bo Derek in 2000. His most recent relationshipis with the model/actress Cindy Vela of Olmito, Texas sometime in 2014, keeping their relationship private up until 2017 when they began to be seen together in public.
Kiefer Sutherland Filmography
- 1983 Max Dugan Returns
- 1985 The Bay Boy
- 1986 At Close Range
- 1987 The Killing Time
- 1988 Bright Lights, Big City
- 1988 Young Guns
- 1988 1969
- 1989 Renegades
- 1990 Young Guns II
- 1990 Flatliners
- 1990 Chicago Joe and the Showgirl
- 1990 The Nutcracker Prince
- 1990 Flashback
- 1992 Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
- 1992 A Few Good Men
- 1993 The Vanishing
- 1993 The Three Musketeers
- 1994 Teresa’s Tattoo
- 1994 The Cowboy Way
- 1996 Eye for an Eye
- 1996 A Time to Kill
- 1996 Armitage III: Poly-Matrix
- 1996 Freeway
- 1996 The Last Days of Frankie the Fly
- 1997 Truth or Consequences, N.M.
- 1998 Dark City
- 1998 Ground Control
- 1999 After Alice
- 2000 Beat
- 2000 Woman Wanted
- 2000 Picking Up the Pieces
- 2000 The Right Temptation
- 2001 Cowboy Up
- 2001 To End All Wars
- 2002 Dead Heat
- 2002 Desert Saints
- 2002 Behind the Red Door
- 2003 The Land Before Time X
- 2003 Paradise Found
- 2004 Taking Lives
- 2005 River Queen
- 2008 Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight
- 2008 Mirrors
- 2009 Monsters Vs. Aliens
- 2009 B.O.B’s Big Break
- 2010 Twelve
- 2010 Marmaduke
- 2011 Melancholia
- 2011 Night of the Living Carrots
- 2013 The Reluctant Fundamentalist
- 2014 Pompeii
- 2016 Forsaken
- 2016 Zoolander 2
- 2017 Where Is Kyra?
- 2017 Flatliners
- 1985 Amazing Stories
- 1986 Brotherhood of Justice
- 1986 Trapped in Silence
- 1991 Saturday Night Live
- 1993 Last Light
- 1995 Fallen Angels
- 1996 Duke of Groove
- 1999 Watership Down
- 2001–2010 24
- 2003 L.A. Confidential
- 2005 NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience
- 2005 The Flight That Fought Back
- 2006/07/11 The Simpsons
- 2006 I Trust You to Kill Me
- 2006 Family Guy
- 2007 American Misfits
- 2008 Corner Gas
- 2008 24: Redemption
- 2009 Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space
- 2011 The Confession
- 2012–2013 Touch
- 2014 24: Live Another Day
- 2014 Playhouse Presents: Marked
- 2015 Top Gear
- 2015 Rammstein in Amerika
- 2015 Keeping Canada Alive
- 2016–2018 Designated Survivor
- 2018 The Grand Tour
Kiefer Sutherland Songs
- 2016: “Not Enough Whiskey”
- 2016: “Can’t Stay Away”
- 2018: “This Is How It’s Done”
Kiefer Sutherland Album
- Down in a Hole (2016)
Kiefer Sutherland Designated survivor
As a lower-level cabinet member, Tom Kirkman never imagined something would happen that would catapult him to the oval office. When a devastating attack on the night of the State of the Union address claims the lives of the president and most of the Cabinet, the Housing and Urban Development secretary — who was named the designated survivor in case of such an event — finds himself promoted to leader of the free world. Suddenly thrust into his new position of power, Kirkman struggles to keep the country from dissolving into chaos and must adjust to his new normal, unaware of what fresh horrors may await the United States.
First episode date: 21 September 2016
Final episode date: 16 May 2018
Network: American Broadcasting Company
No. of episodes: 43
Kiefer Sutherland 24
Counterterrorism agent Jack Bauer fights the bad guys of the world, a day at a time. With each week’s episode unfolding in real time, “24” covers a single day in the life of Bauer each season. Jack deals with assassination attempts, nuclear attacks, bioterrorism, torture, traitors, sleeper cells, other bad guys and the alarming tendency for his romances to end badly — very badly.
First episode date: 6 November 2001
Final episode date: 14 July 2014
Original network: Fox
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Kiefer Sutherland Interview
“People came to my first music tour expecting a train wreck”
The 24 and Designated Survivor actor opens up about proving the cynics wrong.
Updated: 10 April 2018
He’s been an actor for more than 30 years. But despite long harbouring a passion for music, Kiefer Sutherland only released his debut album in 2016.
The 24 and Designated Survivor star is already prepping a second record, and will kick off his Reckless Tour in Nashville this spring.
So why did it take the Emmy winner so long to pursue this new career? His answer is refreshingly honest. “I’m acutely aware of the stigma of an actor doing music, and I didn’t want to ever enter into that.”
Speaking exclusively to Digital Spy, Sutherland revealed that he’d originally only planned to write music for other artists, until Jude Cole – who produced his debut Down in a Hole – convinced him to perform the material himself.
“I said, ‘Absolutely not’. I explained why. But he’s known me for thirty-some-odd years, so he took me to a bar. We had a couple of drinks, and all of a sudden it sounded like a better idea.”
Sutherland says that working on his first album’s worth of material with Cole helped him to overcome any further hesitation, telling us: “I had to have that moment where I went, ‘No, I actually really like these songs, and I like the way they sound’.
“I had gotten to a point in my life where if someone was going to take the piss out of me for that – OK, I get it. But I also got to a point where I really did like the songs, and at some point you’ve got to stand up for that.”
Still, embarking on his first tour back in 2016, Sutherland feared he would be faced with cynical audiences, some there out of morbid curiosity. “I would have to say that most of the people that came to the first tour probably came to see a train wreck.
“It’s our job – me and the band, it’s our job to put on a good show. It’s really that simple. You put on a good show and let it speak for itself, and time will take care of the rest – hopefully.”
Down in a Hole debuted at No. 18 on the Americana/Folk Albums chart, with Sutherland earning a warm reaction for his “unexpected, unvarnished authenticity” (Associated Press) and “edgy vocals blended with passion” (Rolling Stone).
“[Here] you have the first Hollywood hobby act unshackled by convention and with a real shot at greatness,” enthused The Guardian.
But while the Reckless Tour will start off in the safe spaces of Nashville and Kansas City, it’ll also take his brand of folk-tinged country across Europe and to the UK.
“It’s not the music that’s dominating, or even present on, any radio format in Europe,” he admits. “But I think European audiences, they’re interested in experiencing something new. And I also feel very strongly that even if a type of music is not your go-to genre – if it’s authentic, it will have an impact.”
Both Down in a Hole and its follow-up are described as “very personal” records, reflecting on experiences in Sutherland’s own life, and while he’s performed live on stage as an actor, playing his music to an audience is, he says, like no other experience.
“When I took these songs out, it required me to open up… and I’ve spent my entire life doing the opposite – trying to protect my private life.
“So that took a moment. I had to commit to really saying, ‘Some of these songs aren’t really flattering to me – this is something I went through, and this is something that I had to deal with’, or ‘This song’s about someone that passed away really early on in my life, and it had a real effect on me.’
“Once I opened up about all of that stuff, the shows got better.
“I can almost pinpoint it. There was a show in Ann Arbor. It was the first show. It was a seated audience. I was nervous about that. But it was a great audience, and instead of just going from track to track, I started talking about the songs.
“The way I played them started to change. It was kind of a great moment. And that’s when the touring became an experience for me that’s unlike anything I’ve done before. And it mattered really deeply to me.
“That’s why when most people would take a vacation after shooting eight-and-a-half months of Designated Survivor, or any television show, we’re going to go do 42 dates in the US, and another 20 in Europe!”
Kiefer Sutherland’s 43-city Reckless tour begins April 10 in North America and will then continue to Europe in June. UK and Ireland shows are as follows, with tickets for non-festival dates available here:
• June 21 – Electric Ballroom, London
• June 22 – Waterfront, Norwich
• June 23 – Black Deer Festival, Tunbridge Wells (tickets)
• June 25 – O2 Academy, Oxford
• June 26 – Komedia, Bath
• June 28 – Albert Hall, Manchester
• June 29 – Queens Hall, Edinburgh
• June 30 – The Academy, Dublin