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Kiefer Sutherland (born Keifer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland, 21.12.1966) Kiefer Sutherland is a British born, Canadian actor, best known for his role in the FOX TV series 24.

Childhood: Kiefer Sutherland's parents are Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas - both well-respected actors. His grandfather is the Canadian politician Tommy Douglas and Keifer also has Scottish heritage. Keifer and his twin sister, Rachel were born in London, hence he has dual nationality.

Keifer's parents divorced in 1972 and he moved to Toronto with his mother, where he attended a number of different schools and colleges, as well as attending acting lessons at Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School on weekends.

When he first moved to Hollywood to pursue an acting career, he was roommates with Robert Downey Jr.

Acting Career: In 1986, Keifer appeared in his first film, the cult classic Stand By Me, in which he played John 'Ace' Merrill. The film also starred the late River Phoenix, as well as Corey Feldman and Wil Wheaton.

His next big hit came with the release of The Lost Boys in 1987. This film has also become a cult favourite and stars Jason Patric, Corey Haim and Corey Feldman. The soundtrack to the film also became a hit, featuring the likes of The Doors and Echo and the Bunnymen.

Sutherland also starred in Young Guns and Young Guns II with Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen and Lou Diamond Phillips.

1990 saw Sutherland starring in the hugely popular Flatliners, directed by Joel Schumacher and co-starring Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon. This was followed, in 1992, by an appearance in the David Lynch film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, with David Bowie and Kyle MacLachlan. Later that year, he featured in a very different film, A Few Good Men, starring Tom Cruise, Demi Moore and Jack Nicholson.

Following the release of the thriller The Vanishing in 1993 (starring Jeff Bridges and Nancy Travis), Sutherland's career took something of a downturn. Few of his film appearances attracted much attention, or acclaim, bar his performance in 1996's A Time To Kill - a John Grisham adaptation starring Sandra Bullock, Samuel L Jackson and Matthew McConaughey.

In 2001, however, Kiefer Sutherland made an impressive comeback when he was cast as the lead character, Jack Bauer, in the FOX television series 24. His performance in the series has earned him the 'Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series' award at the Primetime Emmy Awards. It has been reported that he is now the highest-earning TV actor, raking in a reported $40 million for three seasons of the show. In March 2009, Kiefer Sutherland announced that he would be returning for an 8th season of 24.

Personal Life: Kiefer Sutherland was married to Camelia Kath between 1987 and 1990 and they have a daughter together, Sarah Jude, born in 1988.

In 1990, he announced his engagement to Julia Roberts. A lavish wedding was prepared, but Roberts broke off the engagement three days before the wedding, when she found out that Sutherland had been secretly meeting a stripper, Amanda Rice.

In 1996, Sutherland married Kelly Winn. They separated in 1996 and divorced in 2004.

In 2007, Kiefer Sutherland was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. He was sentenced to 48 days in jail. In 2009, he gave himself up the police after head-butting a fashion designer, Jack McCollough at a party. The charges against him have since been dropped.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Straight Outta Compton Star Lands 24 Lead


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Sutherland, who portrayed original counter-terrorism ace Jack Bauer on TV from 2001 to 2010, previously admitted he had no desire to reprise his action role following 2014's event series, 24: Live Another Day, and now TV bosses have turned to Hawkins, 27, to star.

The new show reboot, tentatively titled 24: Legacy, will follow the fortunes of military hero Eric Carter, who helps prevent one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil.

Hawkins, a graduate of top New York performing arts institution Juilliard School, played a young Dr. Dre in the hit N.W.A. biopic.

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Kiefer Sutherland Treats Strip Club Patrons To Lap Dance


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The hellraising 24 actor was at Cheetahs in West Hollywood earlier this month (Jan16) when he suddenly ripped off his shirt and jumped onstage to perform with the dancers.

Editors at TMZ.com report the actor was a hit with the patrons, who threw money on the ground and around the stage as he danced with the professionals.

Kiefer, who is seen in a photo on TMZ.com with his shirt off, surrounded by dollar bills, has yet to comment on the report.

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No Kiefer Sutherland For Returning 24


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TV executives at Fox have ordered a pilot for a new series of the show, but it won't feature Sutherland's original counter-terrorism ace Jack Bauer.

Instead, the tentatively titled 24: Legacy, will follow the fortunes of a military hero who helps prevent one of the largest-scale terror attacks on American soil.

The pilot is expected to shoot this winter, but no casting has been announced.

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Kiefer Sutherland To Play U.s. President On Tv


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The actor recently gave up his long-running role as counter-terrorism agent Jack Bauer in the hit TV show, and now it has been revealed he is being promoted to America's leader in new small screen thriller Designated Survivor.

In the new show, Kiefer will play a low-level cabinet member who is thrust into the role of president after a deadly attack on the U.S. government during a State of the Union address.

The actor won a clutch of prizes for his role as special agent Jack Bauer, who spent much of his screen time protecting U.S. presidents from terrorist threats.

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Kiefer Sutherland Seen Going To The Doctors In Beverly Hills

Kiefer Sutherland - Kiefer Sutherland seen going to the doctors in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 7th December 2015

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Kiefer Sutherland: 'Forsaken Shoot Was The Most Time I've Ever Spent With Dad'


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The father and son actors had previously appeared in two of the same movies, but had never shared any scenes, so Kiefer had been searching for years for the perfect project for them both.

At one point, he realised he was running out of time due to his father's age, so he spoke to his screenwriter pal, who penned the script for the Western.

Kiefer admits the 2013 shoot was the longest time they have ever spent together as Donald was away working during Kiefer's childhood and they both pursued busy acting careers.

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Ellen Page For Flatliners Reboot?


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Ellen Page is in talks to star in the reboot of 'Flatliners.'

The 'Juno' star, 28, is being lined up to take on the lead role in the remake of the '90s original sci-fi film, which starred Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin Bacon, following two years of drafting, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Ben Ripely has penned the updated script, which will no doubt see more modern science woven into the storyline as it follows a group of medical students who cause themselves surreal mental anguish with their near-death experiments.

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Kiefer Sutherland Explains 24 Departure


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The Lost Boys star has played the show's main character, agent Jack Bauer, for more than a decade, but producers recently confirmed 2014's mini-series 24: Live Another Day would be his last outing.

Kiefer has now declared he is glad to finally leave Bauer behind because he longs to tackle other TV roles.

"24 is definitely over now for me," he tells the BBC. "It's one of the greatest gifts I've ever been given as an actor, but it's moving on without me, I want to do other things... I want to do more television. My experience of 24 was unbelievable... I don't think there's a better medium than television out there at the moment. So I think I want to do more of it and look for projects where I can repeat my experience.

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Kiefer Sutherland To Be Honoured At The Zurich Film Festival


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The 24 star is being presented with the prestigious Golden Eye award at the movie event on 25 September (15).

Following the award presentation, Sutherland's new film Forsaken will be screened.

Announcing the news in a statement on Thursday (03Sep15), festival co-directors Karl Spoerri and Nadja Schildknecht write: “The way Kiefer Sutherland has reinvented himself throughout his career is a testament to the rare acting skills he exhibited at a young age and honed as his roles evolved through various mediums. He is a true global superstar.”

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24 To Continue Without Kiefer Sutherland


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Speculation about Sutherland's future with the show was thrown into doubt following the conclusion of the latest series, a limited season set in London called 24: Live Another Day, when network executives confirmed Sutherland was considering an exit.

Fox network chairman Gary Newman has now confirmed Sutherland and his much-loved rogue agent character Bauer will not be back for another run, but they will refocus the show so it can continue with a different protagonist.

He told reporters on the network's summer press tour, "Obviously we would love to have Kiefer and we went to him first. It isn't something he wants to do at this point, but he encouraged us to continue and look for a way to bring the show back... Honestly I don't know whether we'll see any old characters or not. It would not surprise me if it's a total reset in terms of the characters."

American Theatre Wing's 69th Annual Tony Awards

Kiefer Sutherland - American Theatre Wing's 69th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall - Red Carpet Arrivals at Radio City Music hall, Tony Awards - New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 7th June 2015

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Producers Behind Kiefer Sutherland's Forsaken Blocked From Collecting Film Grants


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In the film, the 24 star portrays a killer who returns to his hometown in a bid to repair his fractured relationship with his estranged dad, played by the actor's real-life father, Donald Sutherland.

Production took place in Alberta two years ago, but when the shoot wrapped, complaints were filed with the city's Labour Relations Board over workers' non-payment.

Their investigation is still underway and as a result, labour officials have ruled bosses at four of the Canadian companies involved in the film, including Kiefer Sutherland's Camel Entertainment, will not be allowed to collect grant funding until the controversy is resolved, reports Deadline.com.

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Celebrities Visit Mr. Chow Restaurant

Kiefer Sutherland - British singer songwriter Elton John and American actor Kiefer Sutherland were snapped as they visited the Mr. Chow restaurant in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 3rd February 2015

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Kiefer Sutherland At The Hamptons Film Festival

Kiefer Sutherland - Kiefer Sutherland at the Hamptons Film Festival - East Hampton, New York, United States - Monday 13th October 2014

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Kiefer Sutherland Heading To The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Kiefer Sutherland - Kiefer Sutherland, wearing long sleeves on a hot New York City day, heads to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 7th July 2014

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Kiefer Sutherland

Date of birth

21st December, 1066

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