Kiefer Sutherland facts for kids
Sutherland at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con
Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland
21 December 1966
|Partner(s)||Cindy Vela (engaged)|
Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born 21 December 1966) is a Canadian actor, producer, director, and singer-songwriter. He is known for his role as Jack Bauer in the Fox drama series 24, for which he won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Satellite Awards.
He provided the facial motion capture and English voices for Big Boss and Venom Snake in the video games Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
Sutherland has been inducted to the Hollywood Walk of Fame and to Canada's Walk of Fame, and has received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Zurich Film Festival.
Sutherland was born 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 for some time.
Sutherland is named after American-born writer and director Warren Kiefer, who directed Donald Sutherland in his first feature film. He has a twin sister, Rachel.
Sutherland's family moved to Corona, California in 1968. His parents divorced in 1970. In 1975, Sutherland moved with his mother to Toronto, Ontario. He attended elementary school at Crescent Town Elementary School, St. Clair Junior High East York, and John G. Althouse Middle School in Toronto, he went to several high schools. He also attended weekend acting lessons at Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School.
Sutherland made his screen debut in Max Dugan Returns, in which his father Donald Sutherland also starred. After receiving critical acclaim for his role as Donald Campbell in The Bay Boy, Sutherland moved to Hollywood. Stand by Me was the first film Sutherland made in the United States. His role as vampire David in The Lost Boys is one of his iconic roles in his career reviews by many critics and audiences.
In the Western film Young Guns (1988), he starred alongside Emilio Estevez and Lou Diamond Phillips. He went on to star again with his close friend Lou Diamond Phillips, in the crime-action film Renegades. That same year, he and his father appeared at the 61st Academy Awards as presenters of the Academy Honorary Award to the National Film Board of Canada.
Sutherland has one daughter (Sarah) from his first marriage to Camelia Kath. Julia Roberts met Sutherland in 1990, when they co-starred in Flatliners. In August 1990, Roberts and Sutherland announced their engagement, with an elaborate studio-planned wedding scheduled for 14 June 1991. Roberts broke the engagement three days before the wedding.
Sutherland began dating 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. Vela and Sutherland became engaged in 2017.
In the late 1990s, Sutherland purchased a 900-acre (3.6 km2) ranch in Montana and toured on the rodeo circuit.
Sutherland has featured in many movies and television during his long career, below is a list of the films he has been in:
|1983||Max Dugan Returns||Bill Costello|
|1985||The Bay Boy||Donald Campbell||Nominated – Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role|
|1986||At Close Range||Tim|
|1986||Stand by Me||John "Ace" Merrill|
|1987||Promised Land||Danny "Senator" Rivers|
|1987||The Lost Boys||David Powers|
|1987||The Killing Time||The Stranger|
|1988||Bright Lights, Big City||Tad Allagash|
|1988||Young Guns||Josiah Gordon 'Doc' Scurlock||Western Heritage Award for Theatrical Motion Picture (shared with the cast)|
|1990||Young Guns II||Josiah Gordon 'Doc' Scurlock|
|1990||Chicago Joe and the Showgirl||Karl Hulten|
|1990||The Nutcracker Prince||Hans / The Nutcracker Prince (voice)|
|1990||Flashback||Free 'John' Buckner|
|1992||Article 99||Dr. Peter Morgan|
|1992||Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me||Agent Sam Stanley|
|1992||A Few Good Men||Lt. Jonathan James Kendrick|
|1993||The Vanishing||Jeff Harriman|
|1993||The Three Musketeers||Athos|
|1994||Teresa's Tattoo||Roadblock Officer||Uncredited cameo|
|1994||The Cowboy Way||Sonny Gilstrap|
|1996||Eye for an Eye||Robert Doob|
|1996||A Time to Kill||Freddie Lee Cobb||Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Villain|
|1996||Armitage III: Poly-Matrix||Ross Sylibus (voice)||English dub|
|1996||The Last Days of Frankie the Fly||Joey|
|1997||Truth or Consequences, N.M.||Curtis Freley||Also director|
|1998||Dark City||Dr. Daniel P. Schreber|
|1998||A Soldier's Sweetheart||Rat Kiley|
|1998||Break Up||John Box|
|1998||Ground Control||Jack Harris|
|1999||After Alice||Detective Michael 'Mick' Hayden|
|2000||Beat||William S. Burroughs|
|2000||Woman Wanted||Wendell Goddard||Also director
Slamdunk Film Festival Award for Best Feature Film
|2000||Picking Up the Pieces||Officer Bobo|
|2000||The Right Temptation||Michael Farrow-Smith|
|2001||Cowboy Up||Hank Braxton|
|2001||To End All Wars||Lt. Jim Reardon|
|2002||Dead Heat||Pally LaMarr||Nominated – DVD Exclusive Awards for Best Actor|
|2002||Desert Saints||Arthur Banks|
|2002||Behind the Red Door||Roy Haddad|
|2002||Phone Booth||The Caller||Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Villain|
|2003||The Land Before Time X||Bron (voice)||Direct-to-DVD|
|2003||Paradise Found||Paul Gauguin|
|2004||Taking Lives||Christopher Hart|
|2004||Jiminy Glick in Lalawood||Himself||Cameo|
|2006||The Sentinel||David Breckinridge|
|2006||The Wild||Samson the Lion (voice)|
|2008||Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight||Raistlin Majere (voice)|
|2008||Mirrors||Ben Carson||Nominated – Fright Meter Award for Best Actor|
|2009||Monsters Vs. Aliens||Gen. Warren R. Monger (voice)|
|2009||B.O.B's Big Break||Gen. Warren R. Monger (voice)||Short film|
|2011||Melancholia||John||Nominated – Bodil Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated – Village Voice Film Poll for Best Supporting Actor
|2013||The Reluctant Fundamentalist||Jim Cross|
|2016||Forsaken||John Henry Clayton|
|2017||Where Is Kyra?||Doug|
|2017||Flatliners||Dr. Barry Wolfson|
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