Kiefer Sutherland is a Canadian actor, producer, director, and musician. He is best known for his role as Jack Bauer in the hit TV series “24,” which ran from 2001 to 2010.
One of Sutherland’s earliest roles was the bully Ace Merrill in the 1986 coming-of-age film “Stand by Me.” He went on to star in several other films, including “The Lost Boys” (1987), “Young Guns” (1988), and “Flatliners” (1990). However, it was his portrayal of Jack Bauer in “24” that drew widespread attention. The show, which followed Bauer, a Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) agent, as he raced against the clock to stop terrorist threats. Sutherland’s performance as Bauer earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series Drama in 2001, as well as several Emmy nominations.
In addition to his acting career, Sutherland is also a musician. He released his debut album, “Down in a Hole,” in 2016, which he described as a “country music record.” The album features songs that are deeply personal to Sutherland, including “Shirley Jean,” a tribute to his mother who passed away in 2004. Sutherland has also collaborated with other artists, including country singer-songwriter Blame Sally, with whom he recorded a cover of the Bob Dylan song “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.”
Throughout his career, Sutherland has worked with a number of popular celebrities. He co-starred with Julia Roberts in the 1990 film “Flatliners,” and with Dennis Hopper in the 1993 film “The Vanishing.” He also appeared in the 2005 film “Thank You for Smoking” alongside Aaron Eckhart and Robert Duvall, and in the 2011 film “Melancholia” with Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Sutherland has also worked with director Joel Schumacher on several films, including “The Lost Boys” and “Flatliners.”