Kiefer Sutherland (born 21 December 1966) is a Canadian actor, producer, director, and singer-songwriter. 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. He is the son of actor Donald Sutherland and the father of actress Sarah Sutherland. His full name is Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland.
He has also starred as Martin Bohm in the Fox drama Touch, and 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.
Kiefer Sutherland recently starred as President Tom Kirkman in the ABC political drama series Designated Survivor (2016–2018).
Kiefer got his first leading film role in the Canadian drama The Bay Boy (1984), which earned him a Genie Award nomination. Since that time he has had a successful movie career, starring in films such as Stand by Me (1986), The Lost Boys (1987), Young Guns (1988), Flatliners (1990), A Few Good Men (1992), The Three Musketeers (1993), A Time to Kill (1996), Dark City (1998), Phone Booth (2002), Melancholia (2011), Pompeii (2014), Forsaken (2016) and Flatliners (2017).
Kiefer 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.
“I couldn’t have imagined the depth with which I have fallen in love with touring. To have the opportunity to convey intimate, personal stories to an audience, for me, has proven to be priceless”
Kiefer Sutherland, whose “unexpected, unvarnished authenticity as a singer/songwriter” (Associated Press) and “edgy vocals blended with passion” (Rolling Stone)
Recently performed 50 shows in 7 countries in less than 3 months during his 2018 Reckless tour. This covered North American and European tour.
Kiefer toured extensively earning the acclaimed actor a reputation as a relentless road warrior
Sutherland’s career as a touring and recording artist has catapulted him globally as a respected guitarist and vocalist. A riveting performer, Kiefer engages audiences with his self-deprecating wit and shares the stories behind his highly personal songs that populate his 2016 debut album Down In A Hole, and his forthcoming new release Reckless & Me, including his new single “This is How It’s Done.”
During his lengthy shows, he covers some of his favorite songs from Merle Haggard and Tom Petty. Displaying equal ease with both rock classics and country standards.
Musically, his shows encompass country, rock, blues and Americana. Driven by his gritty vocals and anchored by his gift for telling compelling stories in his songwriting.
Though Kiefer Sutherland loves writing and recording, the stage holds a special place in his heart. For the last three years, Kiefer toured extensively earning the acclaimed actor a reputation as a relentless road warrior.
His primary motivation as an artist is the thrill of forging that connection with his audience through the music. “I couldn’t have imagined the depth with which I have fallen in love with touring. To have the opportunity to convey intimate, personal stories to an audience, for me, has proven to be priceless,” Kiefer said.